How was your weekend?

What do Granville, Chinese Garden, Playland, Bourbon and Koerners Pub have in common? They all have a ‘N’ in the word. Yes, that’s true. But they also have another thing in common. I visited all these places this weekend. Curious what I did there? Find out in the new ‘How was your weekend?’ blog post.

 

22501126_10212216658803668_742330225_nFriday around four o’clock people slowly were showing up in Oktoberfest style at the office. We played some German music to get in the mood for the Oktoberfest party. When it was 6 o’clock, it was time to go for the real work and we went off to Koerners Pub at UBC to have a nice Oktoberfest. We drank beers in big cups, sang along with music and danced at the outside stage.

Saturday I woke up. Barely. I knew exactly what I was going to do this day: Nothing! Laying in bed all day watch some Netflix. But when the night arrived, I had to get changed for some more drinks. Because it was the last night for Lara, we went to the Bourbon to celebrate she leaves. Just kidding, I will miss you. We played some beer pong and pool. After all a nice night.

2017-10-16 16.50.47_previewOn Sunday morning we went to the Halloween parade. We had perfect places underneath a heater and we got ourselves some food and drinks. We not only saw scary things, but also a lot of random things. From Chinese dragons to ghost busters, we saw it all. After the parade Lucas and I went to the Chinese Gardens. We learned all about the Yin and Yang of every little detail in the garden. In the night we went to the Fright Nights at Playland. We went into the attractions and haunted houses. I thought they wouldn’t scare me, but I was wrong about that part. In the haunted houses I scared a few times. After trying a BeaverTail we went home. Also had a nice weekend? Share your story at the next PuB NiGHT.

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the weekend?

Friday the 13th!!!!!! Even though this day is well known as a day of bad luck, but since it is Friday this also means that it’s almost weekend!!! So I you would like to get some inspiration for what to do this weekend then keep reading!

Bart and I will join some other people from INTERNeX after work for the Oktoberfest at UBC tonight. Unfortunately tickets are sold out but if you still would like to go to an Oktoberfest event there are several ones on Saturday at he Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds and at the Harvest Haus.

IMG_2335.JPGToday is also the last day of the Vancouver Film Festival so if you would like to visit this event you should hurry up!

On Saturday there is also the event called Light The Night, which is a fundraising event for people with Leukemia and Lymphoma. Lanterns will be lit by people and organizations who raised money for the charity.

On Sunday we would like to take you to the Halloween Parade, but if you do not like Halloween or are not able to join us you could also go watch a game of Vancouver Whitecaps and there also a lot of other Halloween events going on the next couple of weeks.

Hope to see you all at the Halloween Parade!!

– Mandy

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB NiGHT Review: The Lamp Lighter

“BOURBON BINGO!” We only had the chance to yell that once. Lucky Saskia won a free pitcher of beer. Despite of not winning other prices, we had so much fun doing the bingo.

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The Lamp Lighter is a nice big pub in the heart of Gastown. Every Wednesday they organise a free bourbon bingo where you can win a lot of prizes, like beers, shots and gift cards. They play a lot of nice music and you can request songs at the DJ as well.

We were happy to see a lot of people showing up and all our reserved tables were filled. We continued the night at the karaoke bar, where we sang great surprise songs like Scatman. Thank you for that, I will remember it. See you this Sunday at the Halloween parade at Granville Street.

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Smart Saver Vancouver

Knock Knock…. Who is there?….. It’s the ghost of HALLOWEEN! Yes people, that’s right, it’s just only 3 weeks until Halloween. That means houses will be decorated again, people will dress up, kids will go trick or treating and parties will be held. Since dressing up has been fun ever since we were kids ( let’s be honest probably everybody dressed up when they were a child) a lot of you are may considering to buy a Halloween costume. To help you out a bit and to also make sure that you save some money to spend during the amazing Halloween party, we listed down some Halloween costume shops where you can buy fun and cheaper costumes.

Value Village

Value Village is a Halloween costume shop located at E Hastings St and Victoria Drive. They are the perfect store for people who do want to buy a costume but are on a budget. They have a selection of second hand costumes and a lot of D.I.Y. tips.

They are open from 9 am to 10 pm everyday, except Sunday, when opening is at 10 am.

Just Imagine Costumes

Just Imagine is a store located on Granville Island in the Kids Market. They do not really have a lot of cheap costumes but they do have some costumes on sale which are a pretty good deal.

They are open from 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.

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Seasonal Halloween stores

When Halloween is coming closer there are also a lot of stores opening and selling Halloween stores. Those are most of the times only open for the season but you might also want to check out Shoppers Drug Market, Rexall, London Drugs, Dollarama, Dollartree etc.

Do it yourself

And if you are a very crafty person D.I.Y. is always a good thing to do, just buy a white t-shirt cut some holes in it and add some fake blood and you are good to go!

Hope you all will join us next Saturday during our own Halloween shopping!

– Mandy

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

How was your weekend?

Mond… uh, Tuesday again. That means weekend is over and back to normal life. We could enjoy one extra day off because of thanksgiving. A day I spent well. If you are curious about what I did this weekend, keep reading and you will find out.

We celebrated Thanksgiving a little earlier than the rest of Canada. On Friday we went to White Spot to have diner together. For me a thanksgiving diner is not complete without turkey, so turkey it was. After we finished our meals, we took the bus to Granville to continue the night in the Yale Saloon. We learned how to line dance and we rode a bull. Yale saloon is a fun place where I will definitely go back again.

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This weekend I also did the Grouse Grind. Man, what a lot of stairs! It took us 1 hour and 8 minutes to get to the top. We enjoyed some food with a nice view. When we finished our food we went to the bears and saw the Lumberjack show. Afterwards we ate something at the Warehouse and we closed the day in the Bourbon.

On thanksgiving we rented a boat on Granville Island. We drove past the Lighthouse Park and Bowen Island all the way to Anvil Island. We saw a lot of seals laying on the rocks. Despite driving a boat was harder than I thought, it was a very relaxing day. I hope you all had a weekend as fun as mine and I see you at PuB NiGHT tomorrow!

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do this (thanksgiving) weekend?

The count down can begin. Just a couple more hours before you can start enjoying a long weekend. Don’t know what to do yet? We listed some nice activities for you, so you don’t have to get bored this weekend.

This weekend the Oktoberfest parties started. If you want to celebrate Oktoberfest, there are a couple places to go. You can go to Oktoberfest #DASORIGINAL in the Alpen Club or Harvest House in the Sole Food Street Farms. For people who love Halloween, this weekend also starts different Halloween activities. Go to the Fright Nights at Playland or Potter’s Haunted House in Surrey. For all those activities a ticket is required. If you didn’t go to the Vancouver Film Festival, this weekend will be your last change to go.

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Tonight we are going to the White spot to have a thanksgiving turkey diner. We hope to see everybody there to have a nice real thanksgiving experience while you’re in Canada. Afterwards we will go out all together.

Saturday is a good day to visit the look out tower. Tickets cost $17,50 (or $12,50 for students). But because it’s thanksgiving weekend, we want to thanks giving some tickets away for free. The only thing you have to do is sending a video with your best turkey impression and send it to us. The ones with the best impression gets their tickets for free! Winners will be announced tonight. Not a fan of heights? You can also go to the Vancouver Wild Salmon Caravan 2017 Parade this Saturday.

On thanksgiving Monday, you maybe want to visit Granville Island. A Granville island turkey trot is happening this day. This is a run for kids with all kind of side activities on Granville Island. Or go to the Vancouver Aquarium to come nose to snout with Steller Sea Lions.

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB Night Review: Donnellans

Thank you all for joining us last night at our PuB NiGHT in the Donnellans Irish Pub.

Donnellans is a pretty new pub located on Granville Street in Granville Entertainment District. They frequently have live musicians performing at the pub. A fun fact of the pub is that all the employees who are working at Donnellans are also actually from Ireland.

Our night started after work when Bart and I first went to eat something at the Moose.

22323836_1493173117438021_1256956700_o.jpgAfter my amazing nachos we decided to go to the pub to get a drink already. I had one of the shots called Oreo Cookies which is a pretty weird shot but it does taste like Oreo cookies.

After some more people showed up and after some drinks we decided to end our night in the karaoke bar where we of course sang some fun songs.

I hope you all had an amazing time last night and I wish you all a nice long weekend!!

-Mandy

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com