How was your weekend?

It’s Monday again which means that the weekend is already over. But since my weekend was so much fun, I would like to look back on it one more time with all of you guys! So if you want to know what I did this weekend than keep on reading!

My weekend started off on Friday when we decided to play a really fun game at the office called Zombies. When we were done with the game I met up with Roslyn to grab some food at The Pint before going to her and Linda’s Birthday Party in 131 Water.

Once we all arrived in the pub we played Card Against Humanity, which is always a lot of fun. After a couple drinks and some food we decided to continue our night at The Bourbon where we had some more drinks.

Since it was a long night on Friday I woke up pretty late on Saturday and watched some Netflix before it was time for me to get ready to grab some dinner and go to the Christmas Karaoke Trolley tour. Once I finished my sushi dinner we met up with all the other INTERNeX candidates at Canada Place where our tour started. We first visited Bright Nights at Stanley Park, drove past Hycroft Manor and St. Paul Hospital and finished our tour at the VanDusen Botenical garden.

On our way to all these amazing destinations we sang a lot of Christmas Songs like “All I Want For Christmas Is You” “ Last Christmas” “Let it Snow” and many more. The Christmas Lights at VanDusen and Stanley Park were really pretty and impressing. At VanDusen we all enjoyed a Hot Chocolate or Mulled Wine.

When the tour ended we decided to go to The Blarney Stone where a live band was playing some music and after a couple of drinks we went with some people to The Bourbon to proceed the party there.

On Sunday I slept in and visited David at Horseshoe Bay at night and after he was done with work we went to downtown to the Yale Saloon for a drink. It was a lot of fun since they had karaoke night there and you all know how much we love karaoke.

Thank you all for joining us for the Christmas Karaoke Trolley Tour and we hope to see you all at the next PuB NiGHT in The Charles Bar!

-Mandy

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

Review: PuB NiGHT at Blarney Stone

Yesterday’s PuB NiGHT was at Blarney Stone in Downtown. It was really great seeing all of you there! Thank you all for coming and making this night great again.

Blarney Stone is the only original Irish Pub left in Vancouver. The pub has a lot of special beers, which can make you feel welcome in the city in no time. There is live music in the pub on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the live music is performed by cover bands. Therefore, it is definitely worth checking it out in the weekend. If you would like to celebrate St. Patricks day, then this is the place to be! The pub has various activities for the entire week like Irish Trivia, Bushmills Dinner and the Jameson Barrelman’s Feast. However, they also organise normal trivia nights on Wednesdays.

16443644_1626303047385140_725039406_nLast night we were with a really big group, as we welcomed Dutch students from a university in Rotterdam to our PuB NiGHT. It was really nice to see so many people present at our PuB NiGHT. As it was Trivia Wednesday and we did not have anything to lose anyway, some of us decided to join the quiz as well. It was too bad that we could not hear everything of the quiz, as we were sitting upstairs and it was therefore very hard to answer all the questions. Others just sat on the couches and talked with each other. The two groups even mixed up a little bit and after a while both groups, the INTERNeX family and the Dutch students, went to other pubs to continue the party. The atmosphere among the group was really good and I was happy to be able to experience this PuB NiGHT.

I hope you all had a great time as well and hope we can continue the party at the Superbowl party!

– Iris

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

 

Chinese New Year – Experience IT Review

It has been a great weekend once again. This time we were celebrating Chinese New Year with the Chinese New Year parade. Even though it was raining, it was a bigger number than expected. Thank you all for coming and celebrating Chinese New Year with us!

At the beginning we did not really know which spot to conquer, so we just wandered around till we found the right spot for the INTERNeX family. We ended up just in front of the seating of the prime minister of Canada and even got the chance to see him. We were even thinking about asking him to take a picture with us. During the parade, people tried to approach the prime minister and got tackled because of it. Therefore, we 16442767_10202664074518790_1652384470_odecided to take the safe way and not to approach him. Chinese New Year was amazing. It started off with some fireworks and soon after we saw dragons, lions and chickens. Red and gold stand for luck in China and therefore we got lots of red envelopes and golden coins. I hope it will bring all of us good luck during our INTERNeX stay and of course lots of fun.

After a while, everybody was feeling cold and we decided to get into the parking lot to watch the parade from above. A dry, but windy spot was found. As it was a bit too windy, we did not stay at our spot for that long. So what would be the best thing to do when you are cold? Getting a hot drink in the Pint of course! We combined the hot drinks with a brunch, as we got quite hungry as well.

Even though It was raining during the Chinese New Year parade, we had a lot of fun together. Hope to see you all at Blarney Stone on Wednesday! Get ready, because there will be a lot of people joining us.

-Iris

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

Pub Night Annoucement

Hi everyone! New week, new opportunities and a new pub night!

This Thursday at 7 pm. we are going to one of our favourites – The Blarney Stone! For those who haven’t been there, this Irish Pub has been voted the Best Irish Pub in Vancouver for multiple years. It is a lovely place that offers food and drinks at reasonable prices. On Thursdays you can get any pizza for $7 and martinis for $6. Go ahead and take a look at their menu for other temptations!

blarney_stoneThe Blarney Stone have been going strong since 1972, making it the longest running Irish Pub in the City of Vancouver. On Thursday they have live music playing for those of you who want to stay late.

The pub is located in the heart of Gastown, on 216 Carrall Street, a ten minutes walk from Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront Station.

This will be my (Julie) last pub night, so I am hoping that as many of you will show up!

Remember to sign up on our Facebook event and see you there!

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 Halloween Party 2013 – Review Part 1

—IT WAS AMAZING!—IT WAS LEGENDARY!—

Last Friday we had our big Halloween party @ The Blarney Stone. First, the PR-Team wants to say thank you to all of the INTERNeX people who joined this amazing party! Everybody had a good time and it was simply great!

Now I will start with the review (Part 1) of the “INTERNeX drops dead – So get your freak on” – party!

We met us around 7 pm @ The Blarney Stone. The INTERNeX people arrived one after another – I don’t know how to say it, but I was kind of overwhelmed when I saw them in their crazy costumes! All people went in with a smile on their face, because for many of them it was their first real Halloween party abroad – for me as well!

Furthermore, we organized some games for the INTERNeX people. For example we did a scavenger hunt, we had a little drinking game and of course we had our costume contest! After our games we had a great time. We danced, we had tons of fun and we enjoyed the whole night! 

But there is one question left: who won the prizes? What prizes? Are you curious? You want to see all the crazy pictures from the costume contest? And from the scavanger hunt? Well, then read the INTERNeX Halloween Party 2013 – Review Part 2 coming very soon!

Have a wonderful week,
Tobias

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: Casual Friday. Champions League time!

Hey everybody,

This week was a short one. On Monday we where free because of Victoria Day, so the weekend is almost here! This Saterday (May 25th) the Champions League Final will take place!
This year we have a 9 hour time difference with Europe. So, at lunchtime we will watch the final together!

I want to share my thoughts about this match on this casual Friday.
Quite fun that it will be a German final. Back in December I was in the Amsterdam ArenA supporting my team AFC Ajax Amsterdam. The opponent was Borrussia Dortmund. We had some good hope that we could beat them. (we just beat Manchester City with 3-1 and 2-2 away). Not knowing that ‘they’ will be one of the Champions League finalist a few months later. By the way, they beat Ajax with 1-4 … enough about Dortmund.

The other team is Bayern München. This team had some bad luck the last couple of years. First they lost the Champions League Final in 2010 against Inter Milan. Last year they lost it from Chelsea (unfair), when they were playing at home.

So Bayern wants some revenge, and Dortmund want to beat their biggest rival.
I think it will be a great match with some awesome soccer! Especially from the actions of Arjen Robben, the best player of Bayern München of course 😉

So if you want, you can join us tomorrow morning at The Blarney Stone.  (see our Facebook event for more info) I’m really looking forward for this match because I’m a big soccer fan!

Have a good weekend,

Jelle

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: Halloween Night Review

I wonder how many people in Vancouver are regretting the last couple of drinks at the Halloween party just now, sitting at the office and wishing the day was over already. But hey, it was totally worth it, right? For my first Halloween in Canada I had big expectations, of course, and oh boy they were more than fulfilled last night!! Hundreds of people in their Halloween costumes went absolutely crazy and partied hard all night long. Last night’s venue, The Blarney Stone in Gastown, was packed at 7pm already – it was insane! As the INTERNeX crew is always up for a good party, we were about 30 people in the end and once the live band started to play, there was no holding us back. Pretty much everyone spent the rest of the night on the dancefloor. Well that’s what I did, so I might be wrong. 🙂 Anyway, many hours of dancing later I eventually took a cab home at like 2am – thanks to my roommate who had to drag me out of the bar. If it wasn’t for her, I would still be there I think.

Today may not be the best day ever but after all, I am very glad and thankful to be experiencing so many fun and downright awesome things in Vancouver. And this is not just about a beautiful city and a good party night but mostly about all the people around one that make a place unique and create lasting memories.

Check out the pics on Flickr and/or facebook!! (All the censored ones can be obtained from me upon special request. 😉

Happy Hangover 🙂

Marianne

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