INTERNeX Canada: International Vancouver- Mexicans!Wey!

As you can see this city is full of people from different places! Asian, Europeans…but today I want to speak about Mexicans! There are not that many Spanish people here, but oh god! This city is full of Mexicans.

The PR girls with the Mexican Flag at INTERNeX Summer Party

The PR girls with the Mexican Flag at INTERNeX Summer Party

If you go out by night, you will recognize them easily! They will be probably dancing in a crazy way and enjoying like there is no tomorrow! They are cheerful ( and they love tequila haha)

There are Mexican restaurants everywhere they can’t like without corn (the most of their dishes are made with corn) but it’s also true that their food is one of the best options wherever you are! Yummy!

Mexicans loves music and party (I think I already said that but it’s true), but they also have a strong values about family relationship and friendship. They are always welcoming the new people; their house is your house. 🙂

We all know about tequila, tacos, but how is the situation in Mexico right now?

Mexico is the second most import economy after Brazil in Latin America; it has important economic relations with USA where the 75 % of their exportation goes. It is a country rich in contrasts; you can find tropical jungle like Lacandona in Chiapas or a dessert like Samalayuca in Chihuahua. It is also one of the richest countries in animal species. And what about the tourism? Oh definitely it has a lot of  incredible and different places to go! Beaches, cities, nature, jungle…

Sometimes is funny because when a pure Mexican speaks with another Mexican in real real Mexican-Spanish language, I can hardly understand the conversation… (I could write down some words but they are not the most polite words to include in a post, so just believe me)

And to finish…just a Son Mexicano, one of the typical music of their country


Enjoy all the possibilities that Vancouver has to offer for you, meet new and different  people and learn about the cultures’ differences! It will make you more open mind and it will help you to understand the world where we live in!


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Grouse Grind Hike with INTERNeX!

With all of the rain we’ve been getting in Vancouver, I’ve been itching to get outside and enjoy the weather. If you’re in Vancouver, you know what I mean. Anyone is welcome to join Manouk and I tomorrow morning as we head to Grouse Mountain to hike their Grouse Grind trail. We will meet inside the Waterfront Station at 10 a.m. and take the sea bus to North Vancouver. From there we will hop on a bus that will take us straight to our destination.

What you will need:

  • Good hiking shoes / running shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Bottle of Water
  • Packed lunch (optional)
  • Money ($10.00 Skyride down the mountain and bus fare OR 2 Zone bus pass)
  • Camera

The Skyride is optional, as you can hike back down the mountain. We can decide this once we get to the top, however the Skyride is a one-mile journey like no other.

High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside. North America’s largest aerial tramway is your gateway to the majestic nature of the Peak of Vancouver, and an experience in itself.

Once we get to the top, there are many activities to do if we want to stay and have a few more hours of fun. They have :

You don’t have to bring a packed lunch, but it might be fun to have a little picnic at the top, it’s supposed to be beautiful out tomorrow. There is a few restaurants at the mountain and a Starbucks I believe if you want to buy food instead.

This will be a  fun adventure guys, hope to see you tomorrow at 10 a.m. outside the Waterfront Station!

Can’t make this activity? Join us for pub night at Metropole, June 23!

Cheers and have a great weekend


Adventures on Vancouver Island

This past weekend I met up with my friend Teresa for a visit.  She’s been in the area for about a week on vacation, visiting her family in Comox – a nice little town on Vancouver Island. I got up early Saturday morning to catch the 8:30 a.m. ferry, and was super excited to see a friend from home!

When I arrived, Teresa was waiting with her cousin Claire, who is also visiting but lives in Ireland. We said our hello’s and from there we began our day! First, we drove about 40 minutes and stopped at a nice park. Everything was so fresh and so green! There were tall trees everywhere and the sun was shining. What a beautiful day! As we walked along the paths, we came to the largest tree in the park – a giant Douglas-fir. It is over 800 years old, 76 metres tall and nine metres around. It was over 300 years old when Christopher Columbus came to North America in 1492. The Douglas-fir is one of Canada’s oldest living tree species and can live to be over 1,000 years old! Here is a picture of me with the tree, so you can see for yourself how large it is!

We continued out walk through the park, seeing hollow trees, large roots and insects along the way. It was a nice walk. Once we decided to leave, we hopped in the car and were off to the next destination! We made a pit stop at a nice area by the beach, to take a few pictures. The mountains were tall and the water was clear, it was a truly beautiful sight! In the distance, railroad tracks could be seen in the mountains.

After walking around and taking many pictures, Teresa, Claire and I had worked up our appetites! We decided to head to the local shopping mall to get something to eat, and of course, shop. Within a few hours, our bellies were full and we each had a few shopping bags… so we headed to Comox where Teresa’s family lives. Later that evening, we walked to a nice restaurant where we enjoyed a nice dessert with a glass of wine. From our table, the harbour and mountains could be seen – it was the perfect end to the night!

Have you been to the Island yet? There is so much to do there, including surfing in Tofino, visiting one of their many parks, and even kayaking. The island itself is is 460 kilometres (290 miles) in length and 80 kilometres (50 miles) in width at its widest point. It is the largest island on the western side of North America at 32,134 km squared and the world’s 43rd largest island, Canada’s 11th largest island and Canada’s second most populous island.  Major cities on Vancouver Island include Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell Rivier.

I hope you get to visit the Island this summer!

– Laura