INTERNeX Canada: New fun facts: Caesar cocktail!

Canadian cuisine varies depending on the regions of the country. I’m sure most of you know about the delicious butter tarts, kraft dinner or the famous poutine. Of course don´t forget the super-known maple syrup and the smoked salmon !!

But today, I´m going to introduce you a Canadian cocktail  that I´m sure most of you don´t know and is known as a hangover cure.I´m talking about the cocktail “Caesar”.

This original drink was originated by 1969 by Walter Chell in Calgary. He declared he got his inspiration from Italy and  created a drink similar to a Bloody Mary but with a uniquely spicy flavour.

It´s has a very special flavour, so you definitely should try while your stay in Canada.

The ingredients are the following ones:

  • 6 oz. Clamato Juice
  • 1–1½ oz. Vodka
  • 2 Dashes hot sauce
  • 4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lime wedge
  • 1 Crisp celery stalk

The ingredients are poured into a glass rimmed with celery salt or a mixture of salt and pepper and garnished with a celery stalk and lime, and even if it was not included in the original recipe, a lot of places add tabasco sauce!!

Our PR-Team tried it last Friday, and in the picture you can see how funny it was the  glass the pub used to serve it: a boot glass! Personally, I prefer another kind of drinks because I don´t like too much hot sauces, but it´s worth it to try it once!

So, what do you think about the Caesar cocktail? Do you like it?

I wish you all a fantastic Sunday and I hope to see you all soon!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock – food edition

Enjoying Canada? You probably already discovered a lot of Canadian things to do here. But there is also food that you need to try while you are here, you can’t leave Canada without it! Check out these Canadian treats:

 

Poutine
This is of course the very first thing to try in Canada! It’s French fries covered with brown gravy and topped with fresh cheese curds. You can also add meat in your poutine. It is best enjoyed at three AM after a long club night and a couple of drinks!

 

Maple syrup
In Canada you can find ANYTHNG with maple syrup in it. There is maple tea, maple cookies, maple ice cream, maple candies, maple wine, maple butter, maple sugar, even maple soap – the list is endless. It’s best with pancakes or crêpes; add banana pieces and you have the real Canadian breakfast!

Beaver tail
Don’t worry, Canada will not make you eat beaver meat. Beaver tail is a sweet treat: it’s a flat piece of dough that is fried and then covered with different delights like chocolate, maple syrup, cinnamon, sugar, nuts (not all at once, you can choose). The shape of the dough and the chocolate stripes they usually put on top make it look like a beaver tail.

Tim Hortons
Originated in Canada, Tim Hortons is THE Canadian icon. Of course they have donuts everywhere, but try the Maple Dip Donut! Timbits are truly Timmy’s invention, can’t leave Canada without having had a box of Timbits. And have a double double for your drink, just because you feel so local when ordering it…

Oreo
You might know Oreo cookies, they are pretty good. But things made out of Oreo cookies are even better. Start out with a McDonalds Oreo McFlurry; there is a lot of gelato shops with Oreo ice cream, too. Then, there are Oreo cakes out there, the best treat ever! And if you dare, try fried Oreos – a cookie covered with dough, fried and served hot. Sounds odd but it is incredibly tasty as the cookie melts inside!

Nanaimo bars
This one is not only Canadian, it’s even local! It is named after the West-Coast city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC. The Nanaimo bar is a dessert made of a wafer crumb-based layer, a light vanilla layer or custard flavoured butter icing, and covered in chocolate. What else is there to say?

 

That’s my list, I tried them all. Or did a forget anything? Do you have more Canadian delights? Comment!

Xenia

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

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Being Canadian, I find this video pretty hilarious! Whether you have just arrived in Canada, or you have been here for awhile, I am pretty sure you will find it entertaining too.  This video sheds light on Canadian stereotypes catching everything from the way we speak, our extreme and sometimes unnecessary politeness and of course our obsession with hockey.  You can watch it below, and it is definitely good for a laugh, I hope you enjoy it!

Have you encountered any of these stereotypes during you time here in Canada?  Or maybe you know of a similar video from your own country? Let us know, we always love to hear your input and you have the potential to win prizes !!

Have an awesome weekend!

Cheers,

Kristina

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

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

It’s Easter Long Weekend, which means an extra 2 days to enjoy the sun and party It’s It’s Easter Long Weekend, which means an extra 2 days to enjoy the sun and party hard! We know lots of you will be heading out on the AWESOME Rockies trip this weekend, but for those of you who aren’t going; there are still tons of things to do in Vancouver and Toronto.

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Vancouver

Stanley Park Miniature Railway Presents: “Easter in the Park”

If you feel like living out your inner child, head out to Stanley Park for a train ride, Easter Egg Hunt and you can even visit the Easter Bunny himself!
When: Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9, 11-4pm

Where: Stanley Park

Price: $3.50

Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley/fun.htm

Vancouver International Auto Show

Come and check out the latest and greatest in automobiles at this yearly event!

When: April 3 – April 8

Where: BC Place Stadium

Price: $15 General Admission

Website: http://vancouverinternationalautoshow.com/

 

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

The weather is supposed to be nice and sunny this weekend, so what better way than to spend it outside going on cherry blossom tours, dancing, food and participating in the Cherry Jam Downtown!

When: Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 28

Where: There are various sites for this event. See website for details

Price: Various; many events are free. See website for ticket info.

Website:http://www.vcbf.ca/

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Toronto

Toronto Beaches Lions Annual Easter Parade

Come join over 40 years of tradition of the annual Easter Parade! 

When: Sunday, April 8, 2012, begins @ 2pm

Where: The parade runs from Munro Park Avenue, west along Queen Street to Woodbine Avenue

Price: FREE!

Website: http://www.beacheslions.com/index.htm

 

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What can be more Canadian than a Maple Syrup Festival?  Catch the last weekend of the Festival for some old fashion Canadian fun!

When: April 5- April  9

Where: Bruce Mill Conservation Area & Kortright Centre for Conservation

Price: $9

Website: http://maplesyrupfest.com/

Whether you are out exploring the Rockies or spending the long weekend in Vancouver or Toronto INTERNeX wishes you a very happy holiday  🙂

Cheers,
Kristina

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