INTERNeX New’s

IX-News-Logo.pngSince it is affecting all of us, public transport is definitely a topic worth talking about. As you might have heard and experienced in the past, the situation is not absolutely perfect at the moment. Many of the operators are not happy about the conditions they are currently working under.

Long story short:
Mostly, time schedule are very tight and won’t leave space for breaks during busy days like these. So if there isn’t any agreement with the Coast Mountain Bus Company by tonight, there will be a strike starting tomorrow morning, obviously affecting everybody using public transport. Certainly not everything will stop driving by then, but it’s most likely to experience delays as well as cancellations. Therefore, please stay updated and find potential alternatives, to get wherever you need to go, in time!

Cheers,

–Nadja

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

Looks like TransLink is making a few changes. Apart from getting all their customers to switch over to the Compass tapping system, the transit corporation is changing prices for bus fares come October 5th, 2015.

What are those changes? Well, beginning from October every bus ticket will cost as much as the one-zone ticket. Just to clarify, this means even if you take a bus from Richmond, Burnaby or any other place outside of Metro Vancouver it will cost you $2.75 (it still has to be inside of Greater Vancouver though). And in case you were wondering, the deal does not apply to SkyTrain and SeaBus fares. Same rules as ever for those two.

That’s all for today. Have a wonderful Thursday evening!

 

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator

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Pub Night Announcement

Just one more day before you’ll have a delicious $4.95 meal.

This Wednesday we will go to The Dime on Commercial Drive. The Dime offers $4.95 food all day. The food varies from starters such as grilled prawns, nachos to salads to beef lasagna and pesto chicken linguini. All the meals are $4.95!! How good is that! The Dime is located on 1565 Commercial Drive, easy reachable by bus or sky train. If you are coming from downtown take the Expo Line Skytrain heading East and get off at Commercial Broadway Skytrain station. Then you can either walk up the block heading North (towards the mountains) or get on the #20 bus heading North and you’ll find us at 1565 Commercial Dr. We will meet as usually at 7pm at the pub. If you already want to have a look at the menu, click here. Join the Facebook event here.

We hope this gets you excited and in a good mood and hopefully we will see you tomorrow. 

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 to arrive to the new office III

Hi everybody,

Wednesday (Clara) & Thursday (Mercedes) showed you how to arrive to our new office from the Skytrain and from bus stop: W Pender @ Carral St. I’m going to talk about the third and last entrance of the International Mall!

This is the entrance when you arrive with bus 19, 22 or N19. You have to get out at bus stop: W Pender @ Abbott St (I point to the stop in this video 😉 ).

If you want to have a better look of the bus stop you can check out this link in Google Maps.

Enjoy the video below that teccrab produced for us. If you still have questions you can always ask me on this blog or on Facebook. Have a great and wonderful weekend guys!

Cheers,

Jelle

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

Why are the Canadians so friendly and polite? I can’t understand!

I already knew before arrive in Canada that they are kind people, but, when the first day I arrived at the airport, and there wasn’t any barrier to enter into the skytrain… I was surprised that everybody paid for their ticket and there wasn’t people trying to pass for free…

Well, they have a strong sense of citizenship but they have a strong sense of punishment too. The police can fine you for crossing the street in red or eating inside the skytrain. So, be careful!

Other thing that suprised me is the fact that all the sellers smile to you and say:”How are you?” and “Have a nice day” all the time! And no one gets off the bus without saying first to the driver “Thank you so much”. And they are SO comprehensive if you don’t understand something… Vancouver have a lot of diferents cultures, so they are very accustomed to listen diferent accents.

Of course, you can also find some rude people, specially in big cities like Vancouver but…  not in general, so smile and reply: “fine, thank you, and you?”

Cheers,
Clara.

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

INTERNeX Canada: Culture shock

I find exceptional how the Public transport works here at Vancouver, and of course it´s absolutely different from another cities I´ve lived in.

Vancouver

Sometimes  you can see  the sign “Sorry, full bus”, and that´s why buses don´t accept more people when there is enough inside. Inside the bus is often quiet and the people usually speak lowly. Another good thing is that you can trust in the timetable. One day, we were in Grouse Mountain  and the bus driver was a couple of minutes earlier for his route so he just stopped in the second stop and read the newspaper until the exactly hours  it has to start. It was kind of funny see the bus stopped and the bus driver reading, but it´s good to be able to trust the public transportation.

Madrid

Absolutely different .Comparing with Vancouver is like a jungle, there is only one law; the law of the strongest. Of course there is no limit in the “capacity” so when you think: How can I am going to get in? In that moment a little woman or an old man or someone pushes the rest of the people to get in and the worse of all is that in the meanwhile you stay there with stupid face out of the bus waiting for the next crowed one.

In Madrid is better don´t doubt, just do it, otherwise leave home with time…  And once you are lucky enough and you are inside, put the music loud and be patient if you don´t want to heard all the gossip of the city!

Rome

Well, Rome rocks! And the transportations are totally crazy there! I have been living there for 9 months and I don´t remember to pay any bus ticket! You can enter for the backdoor and the bus driver doesn´t say anything so… anyone or not that much people usually pay for the services… When my parents visited me I even made them not to pay. I remember the face of my mother so scared all the way long.  Maybe this is not something to write in a blog but if you have been living in Rome for a while, you will understand what I am saying. Of course if they caught you will have to pay a penalty! So better not to try if you are a tourist!

Wherever you are, is always funny to know the differences and learn about that!

Cheers,

Irene

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

Smart Saver Vancouver

IKEA is well known for low-priced furniture and household goods, but if you’re looking for a cheap meal, Sweden is the place to go!

Breakfast:  IKEA has $1 dollar breakfast served daily until 11am

Lunch: Make your way to the IKEA Bistro and get a hot dog for only $0.75! Or if you’re feeling extra hungry, go for the combo and get 2 hot dogs and a drink for only $2.

Dinner: Head out for a full meal for $2.99 (Mon-Fri) $4.99 (Sat-Sun). This screaming deal includes 10 meatballs, potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberry jam!

Dessert: IKEA offers $1 frozen yogurt cones, or their famous butterscotch chocolate cake for $2.99.  But if you really feel like getting a good deal, opt for the cake anytime between 2pm-5pm and get a cup of coffee and the cake for only $1.99.

Click here, to see all of the other inexpensive and tasty meals available.

And don’t worry, you don’t have to travel all the way to Sweden to take advantage of these cheap meals.  There are two locations near Vancouver, one in Richmond and the other in Coquitlam.

The Richmond IKEA is located right near the skytrain.  Just head on the Canada Line towards Richmond, get off at Bridgeport Station and hop on the 407 or 430 bus to Sweden Way.

Happy Eating!

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