INTERNeX CANADA: Smart Saver Vancouver – $1 Tim Hortons!

This is what working in downtown Vancouver does to you, you start drinking and buying coffees, tea or a fancy hot drink because you pass by 10 different coffee shops on the way to work.  I can’t help but give in every time, telling myself that I deserve this little treat.

Over the weekend in Whistler, I learnt that buying a hot drink in a plastic-y, paper cup and then taking it to-go is not all that common in Europe. However, it is clearly a staple, and to some almost ritual-like, in the Canadian culture.

Tim Hortons is the pride and joy of Canadians. Just thinking about the fresh baked donuts, the fast and somewhat healthy hot food and the cheap drinks makes me what to make a stop there after work today!

For a limited time, they are offering 3 of their specialty hot drinks for only $1! You get to choose between Café Mocha, Latte and the Classic French Vanilla in a small size cup. This is available at any Tim Hortons locations in Canada.

It doesn’t say when this awesome deal ends, so hurry up and stop by on your way to work, school or when you need a pick me up in the morning! I would recommend trying the French Vanilla as it is really popular and I really like it. However, I would avoid the latte as I’ve been told it isn’t that great.

Cheers,

Queenie

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

Summer 2010 List

So now that I am done all my final exams and papers I have started to put together a list of all the places, activities, foods, etc I am determined to do/try. Once I have completed these items I will let you know about them and give you a little bit of an introduction to these list items and perhaps you could try them yourself!

1) Number one on my list, surprise surprise it involves food. As some of you know today is my 22nd birthday so I have taken the entire day off to celebrate and I am filling it with all the things that I love. Starting off the day with a nice session at the Steve Nash Gym cause I am going to be indulging in some serious treats and I want to feel guilt free when I do. After my gym session I will be heading over with some of my friends to the Medina Cafe located downtown at556 Beatty Street, between Pender & Dunsmuir.

This quaint little cafe is known around the city for its unique bistro-inspired food served simply and conveniently in a comfortable, chic environment reflecting the lifestyle and desires of the neighbourhood and Vancouver at large. Medina provides a fresh and eclectic alternative with a pioneering attitude towards café culture.
Sister to neighbouring night time hot spot Chambar, Medina is a quaint café serving connoisseur-savvy coffee, Belgian waffles for sweet sustenance and a full breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu comprised of eclectic dishes created by co-owner and chef, Nico Schuermans.

When I go later I will for sure be trying their infamous Lavender Latte, will let you know how it goes!

2) The other week after my last final I headed out with one of my good friends to just have a great meal at one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets. Locate on the vibrant Davie Street at 1326.

This small Mexican Restaurant boasts some of the best food in the area and offers some reasonably priced menu items. I recommend starting off with the guacamole dip which comes with several layers of flavorful dips and a side of oven baked tortilla chips. Oh and of course you need some drinks to start the whole thing off!

Lolita’s is famous for its pint sized sangria cocktails filled with lots of tropical fruit to sink your teeth in. I might have had a few of those so I highly recommend those, they make you feel like your sipping them somewhere tropical. Its nice way to temporarily escape from your realities. After the appetizers, we moved onto the main course and we decided to share the halibut tacos…yum! After that meal were stuffed but the atmosphere was just so relaxed that we ended up staying there for a few hours. This restaurant is a little hidden so keep your eyes out for it! Great place for a date night too *winkwink*

Ciao for now

Employee of the Month

Hello, everyone. How is everything going?

Things are humming so much in Vancouver and there is no telling when this city will get back to normal. Many events are taking place every day and there are large crowds of people downtown.
As I mentioned before, we have selected our Vancouver based “employee of the month” . I would like to introduce “employee of the month”
Charlotte Jaursch from Blenz Coffee(Hastings st and Richard st)
Her employer Edward commented;”She has natural skills, really likes to work, and she can make a really nice drinks for customers. Edward also hopes that Charlotte will succeed in winning a prize at the “Latte Art” competition.
We admire Charlotte for her efforts and enthusiasm.
All of us here at INTERNeX would like to take a moment to thank our clients for their continued efforts, endeavors and devotion. Feedback from employers has been very positive.

When we asked:

“How can our clients improve their skills?”

Most of employers answered:

“Just keep smiling”. (I really like this answer)

Remember; even in the hardest of times, you can get through it with a big bright smile. We are so fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful city with such amazing people.
We look forward to seeing you with you great smile around our city soon, and if you have spare time, please feel free to drop by the office and share some of that smile with us 😉

Thank you

If you have any more questions or queries about our “employee of the month” program please do not hesitate to contact us at the office:

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