Rocky Mountains Trip!

What a breathtaking weekend! The INTERNeX group set off on one of the best trips of the year on Friday. We went to the Rocky Mountains. Together with Moose bus adventures we created a Rockies trip individually planned for INTERNeX and it was just incredibly cool!

On Friday we hit the road. There was a long bus trip ahead, but everybody was super motivated and was ready for the trip.  Mike was our driver and guide and brought a bit of atmosphere into the group. After everything was stowed away in our bus, we were ready to go and set off!

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We spent our first night in Kelowna, but already on the way there we stopped at many exciting and beautiful places like the Bridal Veil Falls in Rosedale. Then we made our way to Kawkawa Lake, when we arrived there, we all jumped into the water and then we had a brilliant idea…why not make a challenge out of it. The challenge was to swim in every lake we visited! I took this challenge very seriously during the trip (I was the only one who really swam in every lake) because Mike (guide) and I came up with the idea, but the others also enjoyed the idea even if they didn’t swim in every lake.

Hope, a small city east of Vancouver, is known for his wooden figures and we happened to witness the famous competition where the candidates carved wooden figures with a chainsaw.

On the way to Kelowna we also visited the Othello tunnels, which also belong to one of the most famous sights and fo20190816_143420.jpgr reason. Unbelievable that these tunnels were created only with dynamite and manual work.

Arrived in Kelowna it was time to check into the hostel and everyone could hardly wait for dinner. Even though it was very windy at the beach in Kelowna we decided to eat pizza and enjoy the view of the water. For me it meant swimming in the water again! The challenge must go on!

Some of us, despite the fact that it was a long and exhausting trip, went for a drink in the evening, which led to the fact that the next morning it was nice and quiet in the bus 😛

Now it was time for us to head to Banff and on 20190817_180527the way there Mike showed us many breathtaking places. We stopped at Kalamalka lake and then we went to a lake that really took my breath away. Emerald Lake, a glacial lake that looks like it’s photo-shopped. Small glacial minerals make the water look turquoise. Due to the fact that the lake consists of glacial water it has a water temperature of only a few degrees Celsius. This didn’t stop Mike and me from jumping from the bridge into the ice-cold water. We were a little attraction, and no one could believe that there are actually two crazy people jumping into such cold water, some of the tourists even walked around in winter jackets. Nevertheless, we jumped, and I think my heart stopped beating for a moment, but I’ve never felt so good about anything. A unique experience that I will be talking about for a long time to come.

After we arrived in Banff, we spent a relaxed evening together.

On Sunday we had a pretty early start into the day, because we had a lot ahead of us. We started with a small hike to the waterfalls in Johnston Canyon. Arriving at the upper waterfalls Mike did a little meditation with us which made us appreciate what we have. After that we went to Lake Louise, where almost everybody took part in the lake challenge and to top it off, we all went to Lake Moraine and jumped into the water. We asked the staff of the canoe rental what the water temperature of the lake was, and it was 6°C, yes you read correctly, 6°C. It was very cold, but I am proud that all of us have made it. Both Emerald lake, Lake Louise and Lake moraine look as if someone had coloured the lake blue, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life, unbelievable! In the evening we went to the Banff Hot pools, which were a good change after the cold lakes.
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The trip was nearing its end and yesterday we made our way back to Vancouver. A short stop at the Natural Bridge made the trip complete and we made it back to Vancouver safely.

The trip was simply breathtaking and unique!

 Hope you have a great week and to see you at tomorrow’s PUB NiGHT at the Yale Saloon!

-Lilly

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Smart Saver Vancouver

Hanging out with a friend? Craving some fast food? Also want to save a buck or two? Keep on reading, because this might be interesting for you. There are some buy-one-get-one free deals going on in Vancouver this weekend.

Pizza Hut has a buy-one-get-one free deal on their regular pizzas. When you order two pizzas from their website for delivery, you have to enter the code 879 at the checkout, and you will get the second pizza, of the same or lesser value, for free. This offer ends on Sunday.pizza.jpg

Angus T is a bakery located in Yaletown. On Saturday starting from 10 am, they will offer a buy-one-get-free deal on their croissants and cinnamon buns, as long as their supply lasts. Go check them out and make your Saturday a bit sweeter.

Still thirsty? Comebuy Bubble Tea will offer a buy-one-get-one free deal on their drinks as well this Friday and Saturday. The chain has stores in Crystal Mall, Kerrisdale and Downtown Vancouver. So get a Bubble Tea with a friend and enjoy the lovely weather.

I hope this will help you. Have a wonderful Thursday!

-Megan

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What to do on the weekend? Easter 2019

It’s Eastern and many of you are joining us for the annual Rockies trip. But for those, who can’t make it, there are other activities you can do in Vancouver this weekend.

fish mThe Vancouver Aquarium, Canada’s largest Aquarium, will offer an Easter scavenger hunt this weekend. During the hunt you can learn interesting and quirky facts about the 500,000 animals of the aquarium. Even better, you can win a prize when submitting your answers, gathered during the hunt, at the end. The scavenger hunt is offered from Friday to Monday. The ticket for an adult will cost $38 and $30 for a student.

For more information visit: https://www.vanaqua.org/easter

Some of  you might have visited the Indian Vaisakhi celebration last weekend in Vancouver. If you liked it or missed it, you have the opportunity to go to another Vaisakhi celebration. This one will take place in Surrey on Saturday. The event will celebrate the New Year of the Sikh faith. With an expected 300,000 visitors, it will be one of the biggest Vaisakhi celebrations outside of India. There will be a parade, performances and Indian food. And the best part is, the event is free, as well as most of the food. The celebration will take place from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the parade starting at 12885 85th Avenue, at Surrey’s Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple.

In case you find yourself craving Pizza on Saturday, good news, Pizza Pizza offers cheese and pepperoni pizza for only $4.20 at all of their locations for the entire day.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

-Megan

 

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PuB NiGHT Review: Malone’s

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There we are, in the back of Malone’s, sitting at a long table with everybody. And even more people kept coming. Great to see so many people are showing up at the pub nights. After all the hungry people ate their burgers and pizza, we enjoyed the nice cocktails or one of the many special beers. Of course we ended up in the Metropole for some karaoke.

Malone’s is a big pub, but somehow always has a cozy feeling. With 38 different taps there is a beer for everyone. For the people who don’t like craft beers, Malone’s offers also a lot of cocktails. Everyday they have a special on the beer/cocktail of the day.

Hope you all had as fun as much I did and hope to see you all Saturday morning for our trip to Seattle!

– Bart

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What to do on the weekend?

Sadly, the rainy season has been slowly creeping up on us these last few days and the weekend doesn’t look too bright either.
That won’t stop us from having some fun though!


On Sunday we’ll be meeting for a special kind of dinner at Pizzeria Ludica. What’s so special about a pizzeria you may ask? Well, you can play games while eating. To be exact we’ll be playing board games chosen from a collection of over 600!
So yea, we’re going to have a crazy game night while happily stuffing our faces with delicious pizza. What more do you need?

 
Reservations are made for 6:00pm. If you’re joining please don’t be late. You can find the Restaurant at 189 Keefer Place.

See you there!

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Review: Pub Night @ Melone’s

First of all a big THANK YOU for all of you guys, who showed up yesterday. It was great to see so many of you. Yesterday we had a pretty cool Pub Night at Melone’s, close to Waterfront Station.

We were lucky with our large table, which was made out of a glass plate with all the Canadian and American Pennies in there. This looked pretty awesome.

 

The food was really not bad, so that some people couldn’t wait for their own dish and started to eat the pizza of other guys. No, I’m just kidding, but there was a little confusion so that one guy started to eat the wrong pizza. That was really funny, even though it doesn’t sound like that right now.

 

However we had a great evening at Melone’s and the Pub is really recommendable.Nice service, good food and of course many screens to watch the hockey game. By the way Vancouver Canucks won yesterday….YEAAAAH!!!

Hope you enjoyed the evening as well.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming overnight trip to Portland in November.
You can join the trip here. And remember that our office will be closed on Monday next week(October 13).

Have a great rest of the week and an enjoyable long weekend.

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Review:Pub Night @ UpperDeck

Yesterday we had another great Pub Night at the UpperDeck.
It was pretty awesome because 15 people were able to join us and we were lucky with the big table, so everyone had enough space to sit.
The food was okay but especially the Cider was pretty good.
Some of us ordered Bruschetta and got something, which looked like a Pizza with tomatoes. As we recognized later on the bill it was Pizza – Pizza Prosciutto. Bruschetta and Prosciutto seem to be similar in the pronunciation for the waitress.

However we had a lot of fun and Henrik was able to learn some German words because of the many German guys. On the other way around the German guys learnt some Japanese words.

I hope to see so many faces at the next Pub Night again.

Don’t forget to join our visit to the Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday. It’s going to be awesome.

For everyone who doesn’t join us, have a nice rest of the week and a great weekend.

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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