How was the weekend?

Hot, Adventurous, Fun. Those words describe my weekend best.

As you know, the sun was shining the entire weekend. For some it might’ve been too hot, but I loved the sunny weather. One reason I liked it so much might be that I spent my days near the water, so I could cool down easily.

On Saturday some friends (including their big puppy) and I went to Cultus Lake in Chilliwack. We brought some snacks, a big blanket, lots of water, air hammocks and a floatie with us, everything you need for a perfect day at the lake. I recommend going early, since it gets really busy on hot summer days and it can be difficult to find a good spot. I really enjoyed just relaxing in the sun, float on the lake and refresh in the cold water. There was also the Cultus Lake Festival going on, with lots of little booths and food trucks. If you ever get the chance try some cinnamon rolls from SinAmen Bun & Co., they are delicious!


After my rest day I felt ready for our Bubble Ball match with INTERNeX! We met at Charleson Park and started our adventure. Raul, the coach, explained the basics to us, for example to never bump someone from the back, and how to get in and out of the bubble, before we started our first game: “Bubble Soccer”. My team won both rounds (wohoo), but we weren’t ready for the next game. It’s called “Protect the General”. Each team had to choose one general and the goal for the other team was to knock them down, or push them outside the lines of the field. We lost every single round and got bumped to the ground pretty hard. Nevertheless it was super fun! We had some free time to try out a few stunts in the Bubbles, like front flips, or back flips, before we finished with our last two games: “English Bulldog”, and “Musical Bubbles”. There was a lot of running and bumping involved, so it got pretty hot in the sun, even hotter in the bubbles!


To cool down, some of us went to Kitsilano Beach, where we met more people from INTERNeX. Apparently not everyone was tired from Bubble Ball yet, so they played a round of Volleyball. It was super busy at the beach, but we still found a nice spot to relax and enjoy the sunset with good music and a couple of beers. 😉 It was the perfect way to end the weekend, it just felt too short. But good news, this week will be a short one! Friday is Canada Day! Are you ready to celebrate?

I hope your weekend was great and you enjoyed the first days of summer in Vancouver.

See you at Pub night on Wednesday!

Cheers,

Laura 🙂

Thanksgiving dinner

Soon it’s Thanksgiving and that means turkey time! But no worries, you don’t necessarily have to cook a turkey yourself. No no, we’ll sort it out for you. Join in for a delicious turkey dinner on Monday, October 13th at 7pm. We’ll make sure to find a nice but affordable pub/restaurant where you can fill up your stomach with the nicest turkey… yum yum! All you have to do is to sign up here. Deadline for sign-up is Sunday at 12pm at the very latest. In this way it’ll be easier for us to get a nice spot. Looking forward to see you guys for a mouthwatering dinner. We’ll keep you updated on this event.

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

Tofino Information

Only two more days and we are going to Tofino. We will meet on Saturday the 17th of May at 7:00am in front of Canada Place. Please make sure you will be there on time.

On our way to Tofino we will stop at different places such us the famous Coombs market, going for a like around Little Qualicum Falls, visit the Cathedral Crove and also we will cruise through the the beautiful Strait of Georgia an drive through the Pacific Rim National Park. Finally arrived in Tofino we have the option to go out for dinner into town and walk to the beach for a bonfire.

On our second day we will visit Long Beach, which is the surfer’s paradise and explore the fishing village town of Tofino. On the second day you also have the opportunity to practice one of the activities such as surfing, whale watching and much more. Also you can explore the rain forest while hiking the Wild Pacific Trail and at night we will have a barbecue dinner at the hotel.

On the third day we will have more free time to explore the village or participate in one of the optional activities. We will leave Tofino in the afternoon and we will be back in Vancouver at approximately 10pm.

Please bring an umbrella or rain jacket, medical insurance, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen and camera with you. Also we recommend that you should bring snacks and drinks for the night with you, as Tofino is very expensive!!

 

We are looking forward to this awesome trip and we will see you on Saturday at 7:00am at the Canada Place.

 

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 Vancouver

You all know that Yoga isn’t that cheapest activity to do but we found a free Yoga course every Monday. It’s called Sitka Vancouver and it’s located on West 4th (1864 West 4th Ave.) in Kitsilano. They offers free yoga classes every Monday evening from 7:30-8:30pm. Just bring your own mat and than you can start to stretch along with professional yoga teachers for free. The classes are open to anyone. So if the next Monday is a rainy day you should check the free yoga classes out.

 

Have fun at your free yoga class.

PS: we will have a PuB NiGHT on Tuesday the 15th of April!

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: How was your weekend?

It’s Monday, it’s raining, and it’s cold. At least we can say we had a good weekend. We went on Sunday to the Eastside Flea Market, in the Grandview – Woodland neighborhood, just next to Commercial Drive.

This kind of markets is very common in Canada. It’s a place where the people rent a little space to sell or barter items. Normally you can find used goods and second hand clothes, but also handmade jewelry, furniture and even food. They are the best places to buy low price merchandise, vintage fashion and unique gifts.

There was a little place to buy coffee and cakes and tons of things to look over! I bought one watch for only 5 bucks! We were talking with the sellers and we found some very interesting people, who travel around North America buying and selling antiques and old clothes. I found a stand with leather jackets from the 70’s! They were too much  expensive for my student budget, so maybe the next time 🙂 .

There were also some stands where the people were selling their own stuff. This is other thing that is very typical here, making yard sales or garage sales. Instead of throw out the things that they don’t need any more, the people sell them in front of their houses or in the flea markets. Or sometimes they leave boxes outside of their houses and you can take everything for free! It’s very funny because this is a thing that you always saw  in the movies!

After that we went to Cafe Deux Soleils, just next to the Commercial Skytrain Station. I strongly recommend that place, is so cool and they have concerts and humor shows all the time for $5! We finished up our evening with some huge hamburgers.

So it was a nice evening! But our camera is broken, so we only have the pictures that Mercedes took with her mobile phone… the quality is not the better, but I hope you‘ll be able to appreciate the place!

See ya!

 

Clara.

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