How was your weekend?

Rain, sun, snow – I have seen it all this weekend!

The weekend started Friday earlier than usual: it was time for my first skiing day in Canada. We met at noon to take a bus to Mount Seymour where it still had snowed in the morning. Perfect conditions for us! After only 15 minutes driving, we could already spot the first snow on the trees. Ski, snowboard or snowshoes – everybody could choose himself how to get down the mountain. The weather was fine for most of the time,so we could enjoy the downhill runs to the fullest. After eating a burger in the mountain canteen, it became suddenly dark outside and we continued skiing under floodlights next to the slopes. From the very top, we even saw the city with all its lights.sdr

City and nature are so close by in Vancouver, amazing! In the bus back, I saw many happy faces, so I hope you had a great time, too. I am already looking forward to the next skiing adventure.  Thank you for joining us!

Saturday morning my alarm went off early, because the next adventure waited already. We picked up a car in the city center (renting a car is not that expensive here, so you can definitely do that when sharing the costs) and drove to Coquitlam. Destination: the davCrystal Falls. We found them! It took us about an hour of hiking, crossing trees, puddles and trickles until we reached the waterfall. Even though it rained the entire time and our clothes were as wet as the waterfall itself, it was a really cool trip. The forest around this area looks wonderful. Some spots look really magical and not even real. After hiking back again, everybody was hungry. The pizza was not even at our table yet, when the sun showed up. Of course!

So, we spontaneously continued our trip. Next destination was an abandoned hospital near Coquitlam. In a huge area, several great buildings are empty since years. We tried to spot some ghosts, but they were not at home unfortunately. Final destination of this digday trip was the Burnaby Mountain. From the top of this mountain, we could enjoy the sunset above Vancouver. We could also see the slopes on Mt. Seymour where we skied just a day ago. What an awesome view! If you have a car available once, you should visit Burnaby mountain. We brought the car back to the city, but the day was not over yet. A long night was just starting. Everyone made just a quick stop at our houses to change to dry clothes and warm up. Some drinks and games at Relish later, I finally got to know the famous Roxy’s. I already heard some stories about great nights at this venue before and I was not disappointed at all. The combination of live and club music was fantastic, so we danced until the lights switched on again.

Since the last days have been quite busy, I enjoyed sleeping in on Sunday. I used the free morning to skype with my parents, which were also curious about my first week in Canada. The rest of the day passed by fast with shopping, washing and cooking.

What a great weekend, I really had a good one with some of you! I am happy to hear about other weekend adventures at the next PuBNiGHT.

– Kerstin

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How was your weekend?

Wow, that went fast! Weekend is already over. Time flies when you are having fun. Now the first question this Monday you probably need to answer is: “How was your weekend?” I also got this question this morning and this was my reply:

“Great” I answered when I was walking like a zombie to the coffee machine. On Friday after work I went with The Investor Group, Lucas’ work, to the Comedy Night. There were three comedians who all got me laughing. So they did a good job. Afterwards we went to The Dime to have some long islands with Corona’s on top. Never seen that before, but it tastes good. Because the night was still young, we decided to go to The Bourbon were we met the others from INTERNeX.

Next day I had to show someone my room, because I am moving out. When I looked around I decided to make it look good and rentable. After the showing I went bowling and we had to go to the Bourbon again. You are asking why? To see if Eirik was doing well with his new job he offered the night before. We played some beer pong and pool.

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Sunday was a good day. There was no rain falling out of the clouds, so I had to use that and do something outside. I looked at my to do list and decided to go to the first unchecked thing on the list: The Lighthouse park. When I arrived there I looked on the map and decided where to go and what to see. The sky cleared up and I could enjoy a nice sunset after climbing the different look out spots. When the sun was under and it was getting darker, it was time for me to go. So how was your weekend? Tell me all about is at the next PuB NiGHT!

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Experience IT review – Outdoor Movie Night

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This Tuesday we went to the outdoor movies at Stanley Park. There was a big inflatable screen in the middle of the park. When we came there, it was already really crowded. However, we saw the AMAZING sunset at English bay (yes Sarah, you missed the sunset again). When we were ready to search for a spot to sit, all the spots on the field were already taken. But luckily for us, we could find a spot where we could sit all together.

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The movie ‘The Guardians of the galaxy 2” began, so it was time for us to grab some food from the food trucks. We enjoyed the movie. Because we were more talking than actually watching the movie, we decided to go to the beach were we could talk, without interrupting the movie for other people.

We talked and laughed a lot, and of course took some pictures. When we decided to leave before the film was over,  we were already too late of course. So we did go with the flow to the busses to get home after a great night. Do you also want a great night? Come to the PuB NiGHT at Mahony & Sons tonight!

– Bart

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

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Experience IT Review – Museum of Anthropology

On Thursday evening we went to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC for a more cultural evening, thank you all for coming!

20217312_10203374196551397_520178885_nThe Museum of Anthropology houses one of the world’s finest collections of First Nation art from the Pacific Northwest. Besides that they also have big collections from different cultures from all around the world and a wide range of temporary exhibitions.

When we got to the museum we first walked into an amazing room with a lot of totem poles and first nation stuff, then we went to the Amazones and saw a lot of accessories. After the Amazones we saw calligraphy from different cultures and we went into a black box where they made the calligraphy come alive, which was amazing to see. They also had a lot of object from cultures all over the world and we saw different kind of plates, like the Dutch Delfts Blue.

After the museum we decided to go to Wreck Beach where we got to watch an amazing sunset.

Thank you all for coming and I hope to see you at PuB NiGHT!

– Tess

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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PR-team Adventures

18386724_1745195368829240_1548844133_nAs you guys all know we organize a lot of stuff for our INTERNeX family. PuB NiGHTS, weekly events and monthly trips, all of these are organized to make your experience here the most memorable it can be. Because of all these events we have a really nice group who not only attend our events, but also decide to go out together every now and then.

So Saturday we decided to go on a boat party. Some of us got pizza and did a few pre drinks before we headed to the boat, where we met up with the rest of you. We first sat down in the inside area, but quickly decided to go up to the deck to enjoy the view. When we took off you could hardly hear the music, so we made some awesome pictures and enjoyed the beautiful sunset.

18424871_10209469088426198_1868080733_nAs soon as we had left downtown Vancouver behind us they put up the music and we spent most of the night dancing to Latin music. It was super fun and we made some great memories! After the boat party we all got in cabs and went to Studio Records for the after party.

I had an amazing night with all of you and even though this might not have been an INTERNeX event, we where there with 15+ people from INTERNeX. It was really nice partying with all of you!

– Danielle

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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BLOOD MOON

For the Total Lunar Eclipse, sometimes also called Blood Moon, you don’t require any special equipment and that’s why we watched the Lunar Eclipse with the naked eye the day before yesterday. We met very early at Waterfront Station and walked all the way down to Stanley Park. I actually hadn’t expected that it’s such a long way but it took us more than half an hour to get there.IMG_1935
However the weather this past Sunday was just incredible and so we could enjoy the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Even though in my opinion the skyline and the harbour were much more spectacular or beautiful than the moon, we actually came together to watch this really rare phenomenon. Luckily we had a clear sky and from Stanley Park also a perfect view to the east horizon where the moon rose. It was pretty cold (at least for the girls) but that didn’t deter us from taking a lot of pictures. It was really a great chance because the combination of the Lunar Eclipse and the Supermoon doesn’t happen very often. IMG_1953The last one occurred in 1982 and the next one will be in 2033. A Supermoon is actually nothing more than a full moon except the fact that it’s only called Supermoon when the moon makes its closest approach to the earth. In addition to that the sun, the earth and the moon were “perfectly” lined up for the Blood Moon. But I think that was enough information for you concerning this highlight.

Hope you enjoined it!

See ya!

How was your weekend?

The weather this past weekend was just incredible! As if trying to prove itself the sun powered up and showed us the summer we will be missing from now on. So, to celebrate the end of summer we decided to have a BBQ which was most likely the last one of the year!

We all got together in Stanley Park right next to Second Beach. Everyone brought a little
something and the area on the grill quickly filled with lots of different kinds of meat and also some marinated potatoes.

Even though we were quite hungry we still had to wait for a bit but patience is a virtue, right? In the meanwhile, we chatted or played catch with the football and Frisbee we had brought along.
After only a short wait, the food was finally cooked and we could get started. It tasted amazing! However, we realized we should have done this a lot more often.
Because we had so much food the grill was constantly busy but eventually, around sundown, everyone was contentedly rubbing their stomach. And although it had been quite cloudy all day the clouds dispersed at the end and we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Thank you all for coming!

 

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