INTERNeX Canada: Culture shock

I am clumsy; I am not ashamed to recognize it! But even I am, it’s really difficult not to fall down here in Vancouver!

Why? Easy answer! Everything is full of leaves! You can’t even see the sidewalk! It makes sense I know. This city is plenty of trees and in this time of the year all their leaves falls down! But still!

In Spain there are trees as well, but even if we have a terrific crisis right now, there are always sweepers working to clean the pavements!  After two fallen in the same day (exactly in ten minutes) and with bruises around my whole body I am thinking, seriously thinking in propose something to the Canadian government. Please, please, please this city needs more sweepers! I mean Vancouver is great, I am in love with this city, but please I will love to keep my whole body in one piece!

In Madrid I was always complaining about the noises, because it seems they really need to clean the city in the early morning and with a super-noise- last-technology machine! But here is on the contrary, there are almost not sweepers!

I don’t use to complain a lot, but Madrid and Vancouver, both of them really need to find a middle point between no sweepers at all and cleaning the streets when the people are sleeping …

But there are always positive things, so battles with leaves are so much fun! And I can sleep quietly in the early morning while I stay here!

And who knows? Maybe I get a record of fallen and even appear in the Records Book!! 🙂

Have a nice day, watch out and take care, you are in Vancouver!!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

I honestly tried hard not to start off talking about the weather again, but this time it involves sunshine, so I hope I am forgiven!! 🙂 For our little trip to Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, our group of 12 was happy to probably get the nicest of what fall in Vancouver has to offer. Colored leaves in every shade from red to yellow and almost perfectly blue skies made this afternoon all the better! It is not only one of the prettiest parks in Vancouver but also the former geographical center of the city as well as its highest point in elevation. Stunning views over downtown and all the way to the north shore mountains were a highlight for sure. Once up there, we also entered the Bloedel Conservatory, which is a tropical garden under a dome-like roof and home to hundreds of free-flying birds and exotic plants. For a small admission fee, we got to see tons of cool stuff and felt like little explorers looking for hidden animals and walking under giant banana leaves. We even found some real bananas but they were not all that giant… 😉 Check out all the pics on facebook and Flickr!

I’m sure you know that last weekend was the Halloween weekend too! Have you lived it up already or rather wanna save yourself for the actual Halloween on Wednesday this week? I am not the biggest fan of carnival at home, so I was a little hesitant to get dressed up but in the end, looking ridiculous was so much fun and I am excited for Wednesday at The Blarney Stone already! It will be our very last chance to take part in this North American tradition – we better go nuts and rock this place!! 😀

What did you do on the weekend? Anything cool or special you would like to share with us?

Have a great week!

Cheers

Marianne

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