What to do on the weekend?

Another week is coming to an end, and we are not just looking forward to a regular weekend – no it is Labour Day Weekend, which means you have 3 days off! Yes, you got it right, Monday is a holiday. 🎉
But what to do with your three days of freedom?

Friday:
You can enjoy an easy evening at the Lower Mainland’s massive Shipyard Night Market in North Vancouver. Wander around and just enjoy the local music, art, fresh food and regional products. It is the perfect location to spend a Friday evening – nothing too crazy, you can eat dinner there and just hang out with your friends while exploring what’s on offer.

Saturday:
How about exploring the outskirts of Vancouver? You could plan a daytrip with 40155928480_50ca0297d5_nsome friends, or on your own, to Vancouver Island, Whistler, White Rock or Squamish. While you can have an easy day in White Rock or in Victoria (Vancouver Island) just walking around the city exploring the cute roads and checking out the many shops, you could also get a lot more active in Whistler or Squamish. The wonderful nature offers many different hiking trails which will reward you with breathtaking views over landscapes you probably haven’t seen before.
Once you are back in the Van, the evening offers you another great thing to do: In North Vancouver you get the chance to enjoy some outdoor movies again! And it’s not just one movie, but two. In one night. Great, right?
At 8pm you can watch Finding Dory and at 10pm The Goonies.

Sunday:
Ever wondered how a Japanese festival would look? Well, this Sunday you have the chance to get to discover it. Make your way to Burnaby and try some typical Japanese food, watch a martial-arts show and enjoy an entire tea ceremony. Doesn’t this sound like fun?

Monday:
Shops are closed today, but you still have loads of options to spend your time on this Monday. There is a Cyndi Lauper concert at the PNE, so get ready to have some fun singing along to her all-time classics and some new hits. If you don’t want to spend money on a ticket to her concert, why not visit the Taiwanese Festival in Downtown Vancouver. You can enjoy amazing Taiwanese culture, their food and even some Taiwanese art in the streets around Granville and Robson.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

– Elisabeth

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

Guess what… we found another great cheap place for sushi with over 150 different meals to choose from. Are you already wondering were you can find this great place?


The Fumiyoshi sushi is located on 538 West Pender Street. It is verily quite in there, which makes the services faster. It is also great for lunch, they have extra lunch items which are ready in now time and come for as low as $8.50. And of course free unlimited tea is served by every dish.

My (Alexandra) favorite is Roll Combo #2 (18pcs, Tuna, salmon ad cucumber) for $6.95. The Vegetarian rolls are also very good and fill you up. If you do not want to eat there, just order take out. For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Enjoy your Sushi! 

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

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events!

Another Monday, another boring week? Nah, not at INTERNeX!

ALOHA FRiDAY PuB & CluB NiGHT!

If you survive until the end of this week, you will be rewarded with lot’s of fun times on Friday night! Instead of our usual pub night this week, we will be having a pub and club night! But wait, how can this night get any better? It’s going to be HAWAIIAN/TROPICAL THEME! Yes, that means you have to dress up like you are going to the BAHAMAS, baby! Bring out those shades, flip flops, grass skirts, and of course Lei (the flower necklace!). Anyone got a coconut bra? I do 😉 And after pubbing, we can head over to Venue for their special event WTF Fridays (Ladies get in FREE before 11 pm). Also, this will be my last pub and club night with you all, so it would be awesome to see you there!

Best part of all? The BEST DRESSED to the theme will receive two FREE DRINKS at the pub or the club!!! Will you be the chosen one?

Come join us this Friday evening 🙂 For more information, check our Facebook here!

When: Friday April 12th 7:30 pm

Where: Morrissey Pub for drinks then we will make our way to VENUE 🙂

Going Out for Sushi Dinner!!

Vancouver is a city well known for their sushi and Japanese cuisine! I have my favorite sushi restaurants in downtown and if you haven’t ever tried it, you are definitely missing out!! And don’t try to tell me that you don’t like seafood…because I don’t either and I love going out for sushi. When we were on the Rockies trip, I missed it so much! So join me and let your taste buds explore the world of Japanese cuisine! Not everything is fishy 😉

When: Saturday April 20 or Sunday April 21st

Where: TBA

For more information, keep checking our Facebook event here!

Richmond Go-Kart -RESCHEDULED! 

Too bad we  lucked out on weather last weekend and couldn’t go! But hopefully, we can reschedule it again! This outdoor Go-Kart track is the longest in Western Canada at a half mile long!

Check out our Facebook event here for more information to be updated!

When: Saturday April 27th

Where: Richmond Go-Kart

Let’s all have a great week, everybody! 😀 

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

Do you know what Matcha green tea is? It’s finely milled or fine powder green tea from Japan! Matcha tea is popular during tea ceremonies and is used to flavor and dye foods such as mochi, soba noodles, green tea ice cream, and a variety of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Another neat thing about Matcha green tea is that it is full of nutrients and antioxidants! Never tried it? Well now is your chance, because Blenz is giving away their green tea drinks for FREE during the month of April!  The great thing about this is that you get to try cold drinks instead of hot! Perfect for this Spring weather, don’t you think? 😉

Mark down these dates:

April 3rd -Shaken Matcha lemonade

April 10th -Iced Matcha latte

April 17th – Matchachillo

But this offer is only between 2 pm to 3 pm…so I bet there is going to be a long line!

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: About INTERNeX

The most of you already know that INTERNeX has a really international team! It’s really funny to hear some telephone conversations!  Of course they are not funny because I understand them, they are funny because we can have a conversation in English between us but when the phone rings you can hear so many different languages speaking in the same place!

Imagine the other day everybody was busy at the phone, Mina was speaking in Corean, Mayuco in Japanese, Marianne in German, Quennie in Chinese and myself in Spanish, isn’t it crazy? But isn’t it wonderful at the same time?

The world is not that big anymore, the distance is not a barrier, and it’s awesome how people absolutely different and born in such a different places could work together and see the world with the same “eyes”.

The only way to work for international people, for people who are world citizens, who really enjoy living abroad, being open mind, learning about other cultures, countries, people… the only work to work for you guys, is being like you are.

So if you are at home thinking… I really need to do something new in my life, I want to try but I am not sure is going abroad will be the best for my future or not… Don’t ask to yourself anything else, the only way to be sure of something is at least trying! And as you can see, there are tons of people with your same ambitions and concerns!

INTERNeX understand you, what you need and what you want because we are or we have been in the same situation!

And like I said before…Trying, experimenting… living something new in your own life is the only real way to learn!

Come and learn with us!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

News / fun facts

So you think you can cross Vancouver off your list as “been there done that”? I have gathered 5 things I am sure you have not done yet and might still be a lot of fun!

1. First up you can go on a tour where you get an insight into Vancouver’s darker side. Murder, prostitution, and the drug trade, it is all a part of the tour. The tour is organized by the Vancouver Police Museum’s “Sins of the City” walking tour.

2. Do you like to sing and show of your skills to people who really appreciate it? Then maybe you should try one of the many Japanese-style karaoke bar’s around Vancouver.

3. With summer knocking at the door it is time to get into that wonderful nature and experience “the real Canada”. One way is to go hike, another one is the Zipline between the mountains at Grouse Mountain. With a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour it is sure to get your adrenaline up.

4. Have you always dreamt of mastering a sword? Then you are definitely in the right place! Learn how to master sword arts such as the rapier, side sword, sword and shield, and long sword at Academie Duello.

5. It is dificult not to fall in love with Sushi while living in Vancouver, but the Japanese food and drink culture has much more to offer. Sample three different types of locally handcrafted sake at Osake on Granville Island.

There you go, a few tips for those of you, who are looking for a different Vancouver experience.

Cheers,
Your PR-team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Lasertag and Karaoke Re-cap!

How did you spend your Labour Day? 12 INTERNeX candidates met up and had an amazing day playing Lasertag and singing their lungs out at Karaoke!Thanks everyone for coming out yesterday to our Lasertag and Karaoke night!

We arrived at Laserdome at 4.30 and we were able to start our Lasertag game. In total we played 3 games and had a lot of fun. Before each game we were divided into different groups and we were sent out to ‘kill’ as many people as possible.  Each of us had a vest on and a gun in our hands. The vest had several targets on them. They would light up a color (your team color) and you would have to shoot everyone that did not have the same color as you. There were some people (Adam!) that were really into it and they were even rolling around on the floor trying to shoot people. If you were shot than you were ‘dead’ for a few seconds and then you are back in the game again.  If you shot someone the gun would say:’ Good shot’ and you would earn 150 points for your team. If you got shot you would lose 75 points. You also had an individual score to see who was got the highest score of the group. For our group that was newcomer Youp! He just arrived in Vancouver and came out with us to meet new people.

After lasertag everyone was pretty hungry so we made our way back to Downtown and got a nice meal at Malone’s on West Pender Street. Most of us at a burger and fries, something I would totally recommend you to do!

After dinner it was time for Karaoke. We went to Fantacity, a Korean/Japanese style karaoke. This meant that we had our own room with a giant TV and two microphones. Everyone sung at least 2 songs and had a lot of fun doing it! We had songs ranging from Fame to the Real Slim Shady and some good, and some bad singers. Want to hear some of the songs we sang? Check Nathalie’s Facebook page for the video’s she posted online. On the INTERNeX Facebook site and our Flick Page you can view the pictures from the entire night!

Tomorrow is PuBNiGHT, a night that is also filled with music. But this time you don’t have to sing yourself. So meet us at the Blarney Stone at 8.30 pm for some games, laughs and beers!

–          Manouk