PuB NiGHT Review: Halloween Party

Thank you all for joining us yesterday for the Halloween Party at Caprice Nightclub! We had so much fun and I hope you did too!

Caprice is a night club located on Granville Street / Entertainment District. It is a big club with two levels and on the ground level two different rooms. Every Friday night they organize International Fridays with all kinds of different music genres and if you’re on the guest list you can get in for free.

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This “PuB NiGHT” was of course a little bit different because of Halloween. When I arrived at the club, Granville Street was already packed with a lot of people in all kinds of costumes, for example I met JigSaw and even the clown from IT.

After most people arrived we entered the club and got something to drink. The club was nicely decorated and the music was very good, with genres like R&B and Dance.

I hope that you all enjoyed Halloween and we are looking forward to see you all on Sunday for the Brewery Tour!

– 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: Portside Pub

Thank you all for joining us last night for the PuB NiGHT at the Portside Pub!!

The Portside Pub is located in Gastown and the management is mostly from the East Coast of Canada. Because of this they have an East Coast cuisine and a lot of different kind of beers, from local drafts to imported drafts and cider.

22879114_1747054875335984_1701622799_oThe pub looked really cool because it looks like you are inside of a ship. We were lucky yesterday because there was live music all night. We had some nice beers and cocktails and unfortunately it was the last PuB NiGHT for Billy and Lucas.

And to follow the INTERNeX tradition we ended up in The Met to sing some amazing songs and to celebrate the last PuB NiGHT for some of us in a good and fun way. Bart sang the song “Ding Ding Dong” and also the songs “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Please Don’t Stop The Music” were played.

We had so much fun and we are looking forward to see everybody on Saturday for the amazing Whistler trip!

-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 Black Frog

Thank you all for joining us at the Black Frog last night for our weekly PuB NiGHT. It was really nice to see so many of you there!

The Black Frog is a really cozy pub located in Gastown. They have daily food specials; daily tap specials and they show sport matches on the big screen.

22643250_1738316559543149_282336931_oWhile we were drinking our drinks we had some nice chats and it was a really low-key night. Our tables were nice decorated with some candles, which made the atmosphere even cosier.

After the Black Frog we of course went to the karaoke bar where we sang some songs and played some Ping-Pong.

Thanks for joining us last night and hope to see you all this Saturday during our Halloween Shopping event!

– 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

“Home is where the heart is” – Iris

About a year ago I decided to go abroad again and this time for 7 months. I remember being scared that I would not find my place in Vancouver and would not find friends to hang out with. Little did I know that I would find this big group of friends and that all through INTERNeX!

18527540_10208994973812535_3495909027625169577_nFor INTERNeX I organised PuB NiGHTS, weekly events and monthly trips together with the other girls. And you might ask yourself: Don’t you get sick of going to all the events? The answer to this question is really simple; NEVER! It is just so much fun to experience all these things together with you, so basically I always wanted to go because I knew that you would be there. You guys made my stay way better and I wouldn’t have been able to do this all without you, so thank you all for joining us at all our events and also for being my friend.

17425002_10208531569787724_8443143331014455956_nWhile I was working at INTERNeX I got to see so many great places. One of my most outstanding experiences is going to Seattle with Kristina. I left to Seattle on Friday and got to see one of my most favourite bands there. The band is really small, so this was probably the only chance that I had to see them. As I was not that small compared with the Americans, I even catched the drumstick!

20904129_1862323020449807_1096242011_oThe two Rockies trips were most definitely part of my best experiences here too. I got to experience both trips with an amazing group and got to see the Rockies in winter and in summer. The views at this amazing place never get old and hopefully I can come back one day. Of course this would not be the same, as I would experience it without all of you guys. Luckily, I have great memories to look back on to and to remember all of you by. I hope you are thinking the same way and will always keep a place in your heart for the INTERNeX gang, because I will certainly do.

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Another great experience I had was Joffre Lakes. This is a pretty hard hike which I did together with Merle, Danielle, Alyn and Christina. I did not prepare myself that well and had pretty slippery shoes. It even became that bad that Merle had to slow down, so that I would not be the only one left behind. However, it was totally worth it. In the end there was this amazing view of the lake and I am so glad that I did it.

18118990_10208840900720804_2427322637916995175_nBesides all the great memories that I made outside the office, I had a great time in the office as well. I had the freedom to improve on my skills, which really felt great. I would like to thank the whole INTERNeX team including the previous interns; Danielle, Janel and Tess, for all of their support throughout my stay and for the opportunity to get to know all the candidates. This experience was life-changing and I am grateful for that.

18485828_10208994952852011_8192753097725154058_nI will certainly miss the great atmosphere among the INTERNeX group. In my opinion, what we have got is something special and I always feel welcome and at home when I am with you guys. I will also miss all the great karaoke nights and singing our song, We are all in this together of High school musical. Besides that I will miss all of you when I am back at home, but know that if you ever come to the Netherlands that you have a personal tour guide who can show you all the great places.

“Home is where the heart is” and my heart is with all the friends that I made here throughout my stay. So how lucky am I to get to call so many places my home!

I know that in order to start with my new adventure back in the Netherlands, there has to be an ending of this one. However, this will not mean that we will never see each other again! May we meet again somewhere in the world, but unfortunately for now goodbye.

– Iris

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?

It is finally Friday and that means that after a long week of working you only have a few hours to go till you can celebrate your weekend. Since Vancouver is such a big city that also means that there is a lot going on this weekend. So to help you a bit you can use this blog post to fill in your amazing weekend.

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This whole weekend there is the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), which is Vancouver’s annual summer fair with amusement, rides, shows, vendor markets and live music. Each night there is a different band playing. A ticket for the fair will cost you $14 if you buy your tickets online otherwise it will be $17 at the gate. They also have a special After Dark Gate Pass which you can get after 9 pm which will cost you only $5. The fair takes place in Playland.

If you like creepier things then Saturday is the day you have to visit the Vancouver Zombie Walk. This is an informal parade of people in zombie costumes. All the participants meet at 3 pm outside the Vancouver Art Gallery and will start walking from Robson Street to English Bay at 4 pm.

On Sunday the Vancouver Canadians play a match against Boise Hawks, so if you like baseball you can check that out as well. We all hope you will have an amazing weekend and of course we hope to see you at the next PuB NiGHT

– 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

Review: PuB NiGHT at Mahony & Sons

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Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Mahony & Sons. Thank you so much for joining us last night!

Mahony & Sons is an Irish pub at Canada place. On Sunday they have Irish Sundays, which means that all Irish pints are $6.00 all day. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays they also have live music.

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On Wednesdays, it’s wine Wednesday since all bottles of wine are 50% off. We took advantage of this deal since it was Iris’ her last PuB NiGHT and she wanted to celebrate her last PuB NiGHT in a good way. There was only one problem, Iris forgot her Canadian flag so me and David decided to buy her a small one on a stick so she was still able to get some signatures from the people at the PuB NiGHT. David was also planning on getting some signatures on his Canadian flag but there was only one problem, apparently they sold him the flag of Liberia and not the one from Canada.

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After Mahony & Sons we decided to continue the party at The Met where we sang You’re the one that I want from Grease and because of Iris’ last PuBNiGHT we also sang a Dutch song.

I hope you all had an amazing night and we hope to see you at the next PuB Night!

 

-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

Experience IT review- Stanley Park Bike Ride

Yesterday we had an amazing bike ride at Stanley Park. Thank you all for joining!

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We met at 2 p.m. at Spokes Bike Rental and once everyone was there we took our bikes and started our bike ride to Stanley Park where we biked along the seawall. Our first stop was at the totem poles where we took an amazing group picture.

After that we went on to the prospect point, which was a big climb with the bike, but eventually when we all arrived, we enjoyed a nice and big ice cream and also the view of the Lions Gate Bridge where we took another group picture with a festival going on in the background.

Once we were done with our ice cream we cycled a bit off road along the seawall where I unfortunately fell off my bike but I got back up and cycled together with the group to Spokes Bike Rental.

I hope you all had a great weekend and hope to see you on PuB NiGHT!

– 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