PuB NiGHT Review: Dublin Calling Rooftop

‘Come sit on the roof with me – the drinks are cold and the friends are free’. Those words are written on a sign at Dublin Calling Rooftop, the location of yesterday’s pub night.

Dublin Calling Rooftop is definitely the place to be for a sunny night like yesterday. What a cozy atmosphere and lovely decoration in this pub located in the middle of busy Granville Street! Soon after our official start at 8pm, more and more of you found their way to our tables. Main topic of the night – next to the world cup, of course – was the upcoming camping trip. Everybody is excited for the big adventure on Vargas Island this weekend.


For some it was the first, for others the last pub night. So, we signed some Canadian flags with lovely goodbye words and talked about all the Canadian adventures of the past months. Good chance for all newcomers to get some ideas for the upcoming weeks.

Signing Canadian flags is one tradition. The other one is called karaoke. So, after the glasses were emptied, some of us got on their way to Gastown. The (leftover) INTERNeX gang performed ‘500 miles’, Samuel finally got introduced to our way of karaoke and Rebecka said goodbye to the Met. That was another great Wednesday.

I hope you had a fun night as well and that you will join us again next week at Malone’s.

Enjoy your weekend!

– Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Pub Night Announcement

Russel Crowe once said: “I have respect for beer”. And who has not?

Let’s put that respect into practice on tomorrow’s pub night.

We would love to take you to The Morrissey on Granville and Davie St. (1227 Granville Street) this Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

Pretty cheap drinks I’d say:
1516 Lager – $5,75
Black Buck Ale – $5,25

And many more beers enjoy.

For those who crave food: a veggie burger for only $6,00

Good news for wine drinkers too:
$4,50 for either a glass of red or white wine 😀

And, we have been thinking.. Guys, bring your ultimate travel photo, which holds a great story, and be ready to share it! We’ve got some new faces in our group and it would be nice to get to know each other a little better, wouldn’t it?

Catch up later fellas!

INTERNeX Canada: PuBNiGHT Review

Hello there,

Last night we had our weekly night in the pub. This time we went to a small pub named The Black Frog. It’s location, just 20 meters from the Steamclock in Gastown! Really easy to find 😉 The Black Frog is a warm feeling, and cozy pub, where you can drink Canadian beers, but also European ones. They have a lot of choices!

So the place was really nice. The drinks were fine (not cheap but also not expensive). We began our night around 7.30. They reserved a special place in the pub for us. We could sit on small couches with all the people.

This was a fun night. Already my third pub night, time flies here in Canada! I really liked to talk to everybody of you. It’s nice getting to know everybody by having a good chat!

When we left the place is was raining outside.. But that did not affect on the fun night we had with each other! First we ate a piece of pizza, then we took the bus back home.

So thanks for having fun with us last night guys.
We hope to see you again soon!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock

It’s not that everyone talks to strangers on the bus in Germany (not at all actually) but over here it seems to me as if people completely shut themselves off when they’re on public transit. As a rough estimate, I’d say there are at least 90% of people on buses and trains who are using earphones and/or constantly tapping away on their smart phones. I do like music too and I am not too keen on making friends on the bus either but nevertheless, it is an irritating behavior for me since where I am from, people still read books and newspapers on their way to work – how old school of them, I know! 😉

Simon, one of our colleagues at INTERNeX, recently came into the office with a flyer in his hand. It said “Say HI on the bus” and obviously aimed at making people acknowledge other riders and interact with each other on public transit rather than listening to music and facebooking. There is this one bus driver in Vancouver who started this initiative and consistently asks his guests to take a moment and say “hi” to the person sitting next to one, see how their day is going and find a way to relate to him or her. Apparently, Simon had a blast on this bus ride chatting to random people and even singing songs with a bunch of strangers. Sounds like fun to me!! The bus driver’s last advice on the flyer is “Be good to yourself. Be kind to each other.” I think this whole project is a super cool idea, so maybe keep it in mind and wish someone a good day the next time you’re getting off the bus, you would make somebody happy and yourself too. 🙂

What is your experience with public transit in Vancouver? Is it different to where you are from? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Hope you’re having a nice Sunday!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Next Pub Night July 28, 2010 @ the Blarney!

Thattttt’s right! If you’re feeling irish next week and want to come out for some good times and cheap drinks, join us on July 28, 2010 at the Blarney Stone in Gastown!

Wednesday night this bar has some great specials going on, like $4 pints, $4 highballs and 50 cent wings! Drink, eat, dance, sing – whatever! Do it with INTERNeX Wednesday night! No cover so come on out around 8:30 p.m.! If you haven’t been to the Blarney Stone before, this bar has a great atmosphere, and it’s really big! This means there’s tons of room to walk around, chat and practice those cheesy pick-up lines!

Look forward to seeing everyone there!


The INTERNeX Girls

The Blarney Stone
216 Carrall Street, Gastown
Vancouver, British Columbia