INTERNeX News

As we already talked about the current strike situation here in Vancouver, the situation could get a bit worse next week. ix-news-logo.png
Just a little information, in case you haven’t read the previous post about it. 
The operators are striking for better working conditions, as they are having very hard days at the moment. Schedules are very tight so that there aren’t any bathroom or lunch-breaks. As there was still no agreement achieved so far, job action will be taken from now. 
There is a serious possibility that all buses including the SeaBus and Skytrain will go though a complete shutdown starting on Wednesday (27th November). Shutdown as in no public transport will be operated during this period of time!
For now, it seems like the shutdown will last for 3 days. But it might end up being shorter or longer depending on decisions that will be made in that period of time. It may also not happen at all.
Of course we will keep you up to date in this. 
Make sure to find alternative ways to get to work and Pub-Night (;-)) for that period of time and keep your eyes and ears open for news. 
Cheers,
–Nadja
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the Weekend

TGIF! I cannot believe it’s already weekend again. The weeks are passing by so quickly, or is it just me?
Anyways, we do have one of my personal highlights lined up this weekend. This Saturday it will officially be okay to get ready for Christmas! Therefore we’ll visit the Vancouver Christmas Market this Saturday! To be frank, I haven’t been there before, but I am a huge fan of Christmas an of course Christmas markets .. so I am one-hundred-percent  ready for this. As long as I get some Christmas-music and a hot Gluhwein, I’ll be the happiest person anyways! Plus since, we will only meet at 4pm, this is a very hangover friendly time. So no excuses accepted!Christmasmarketinstared.png
If you already know, that you’ll be joining this fantastic event, please feel free to click on ‘going’ on Facebook, since I would like to know who will show up at the meeting point, so we won’t depart without you! If you are not ready for a big commitment like this, there is also an ‘Interested’ button ;-). 

If you just can’t get enough of Christmas, Vancouver won’t let you down on this, for example just next to Vancouver Christmas Market you also find the Vancouver largest indoor Christmas festival, or you may want to drive up to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to see the beautiful lights up there. If you are more of a listening person, you may be interested in the Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage Concert, this Sunday in Vogue Theatre on Granville Street.
In case you want to see something different for a change, the Cirque du Soleil Luzia is still in town, which is supposed to be an amazing experience to make. Tickets are about $55 and still available!
I am very happy to see you all tomorrow. 
Have a fantastic weekend. 
Cheers,
— Nadja
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB-Night Review

And it’s over again – my favorite day of all weekdays.
This week we went to the Moose’s Down Under and again it was great to see that so many people joined us last night! Thanks for that!IMG_4755.JPG
Besides that, we actually got a lot to celebrate last night. Starting off with our newest arrival Simon, being introduced to our group. Since we are a super friendly and easy-going group, he became part of the group very quickly!
Furthermore we actually got a birthday to celebrate and one to “belate-celebrate”. (I don’t know if that is an actual thing … I guess now it is!)
So Happy Birthday once again to Sarah and Laura!
After a few drinks and some really nice food, we went on to the next location. There was no need of discussing which place it will be and I am pretty sure you know already. So just a bus drive later we found ourselves in The Yale Saloon once again.
As they had Jager Bombs on special and since we are always appreciating ways to safe some money, we didn’t loose much time make use of this offer. And after this it seemed like the right thing to do, to sign up for the Bull-riding competition …. Just in case you want to see some more pictures and videos than I will provide up here, check out our Instagram story! After all, we were the lucky winners of a $50 gift card for drinks. Truly the best price to win! 8e2b481b-97bb-40f9-bad9-b38ea8618d44.JPG
The Jager Bombs we got out of this, even gave me enough confidence to try out Line-Dancing. And thanks to the very patient teachers, it kinda looked like some real Line Dance after all!
Thank you guys, I really enjoyed it. 
I am already looking forward to next week!
Next PuB-Night will be at the Beaver, 7pm.
See you there! 
Cheers,
–Nadja
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

New ‘Kids’ on the Blog

Welcome Simon! 

After no new faces in the last week I am happy to introduce you to Simon today. He came all the way from Sweden to take part in the INTERNeX Hospitality program.  So far what I can tell, this young man is ready and excited for all the upcoming adventures ;-). 9caa171b-0899-44dd-8c14-fab3b04c59df.jpg

As for many of us, this is his first time living on his own. So I am sure he’ll be happy to get your tips and tricks on this one. Simon will be placed in Vancouver for his 6 months stay, but of course he doesn’t want to miss out in getting to see some other great destinations too. And again, I think he’d be happy to hear about all of your  experiences and even get inspired by them!
Simon we hope you’ll have a great start here in Vancouver and I promise you, everyone will be very excited to meet you tonight – that’s for sure. There will be many challenges you’ll get the opportunity to grow on, but finding friends doesn’t need to be one of them! We are very happy to take you in our INTERNeX crew! And I think we are quite a nice and fun bunch of people to spend time with. ;-).

Therefore make sure to welcome Simon at tonights Pub-Night at the Moose’s Down Under.
As the weather gets colder and winter is just around the corner, we’ll escape to the warm Australian vibe tonight. 
See you tonight ,Mates’! 

Cheers,

–Nadja

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

5 more weeks till Christmas

People decorating their houses, Starbucks pulling up the Christmas coffee editions and stressed out people running around trying to get some last minute Christmas-presents … yes THIS time of the year is already closer than you think. Only five more weeks to go! 


christmaspartyinsta.pngAnd especially this year, Christmas is going to be something absolutely different for all of us. Usually this is the time to spent with your family and your loved ones back home. But now we are here, far away from the places we grew up in.
What a great thing, we have each other in this beautiful time of the year. Because all of us are sitting in the same boat here. And the INTERNeX crew has been doing so many great things this year, so many adventures we went on and so many Pub-Nights we got to spent together. We got to know great people and friendships for a lifetime were made. We are so lucky to have people around supporting us in all of this.
I do not want to sound too cheesy, but sounds like we’ve been growing together to a great substitute family in a way. 

And this is the reason, why we would like to host a very special Christmas Party this year!

On the 18th December we are going to get together at the INTERNeX Office. We will try to make the place look as cozy and christmasy as possible. Everyone is more than welcome to bring some food and drinks (after all it’s still supposed to be a party right?!) to share with the rest of the group. Whatever you are craving, just bring it along and I am sure together we will manage to pull off an amazing Christmas dinner. 

And what would Christmas be without presents?!
We are gonna have a secret Santa later that night. So please bring something small (value $5-$15ish) for someone else. As this is a secret Santa, you won’t know who is getting your present and who’s present you will receive. Just keep this in mind while you go out hunting for the perfect little gift.
If you need any more information, make sure to take a look at our Facebook page and don’t be shy to use the ‘going’ button, as this will make it a lot easier to plan everything! Of course you are always welcome to message us in case there are any further question. 

Can’t wait to celebrate with you guys!
Let’s make it a beautiful Christmas together. 

Cheers, 

—Nadja 

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

How was your Weekend?

Time is flying by! How is it already Monday again?
I actually used this weekend to explore Vancouver’s nightlife again. On Friday I went to the Cambie, I had a great time even though we didn’t get to play beer-pong this time. Instead we didn’t leave the dancefloor once ;-).

On Saturday Tom hosted a go-away party! We got to spend some precious time together having a few drinks and pizza! Even though this means, the INTERNeX group will loose a precious member very soon. I hope you had a great time with us Tom and you will be visiting again very soon. We will miss you so much! In case you haven’t attended on Saturday, there is probably another chance to say goodbye at Wednesday’s PuB-Night. Thank you very much for a great night Tom and for being such an important member of our group. And yes of course,  he gets to be mentioned in this blogpost, since he is probably the most loyal reader – it is appreciated :-D. IMG_4727.JPG

On Sunday the INTERNeX crew went out to explore a “part of Canadian history”. We went to the Olympic Experience all the way in Richmond.  The Olympic Experience provides many different simulations of different sports. Since we were almost the only guests around, we were really lucky to get he stuffs full attention. Basically we went skiing, ski-jumping, on a bobsleigh, rowing, car racing and many more on the real olympic tracks.
I have to admit, some of the stuff left me behind with a weird feeling in my tummy :-D. I’d be not very successful at the Olympic games, I guess. IMG_4725.JPG
My personal highlight was actually the hockey game we got to see, right where the magic happened in 2010. And this game turned out to be quite intense. Well at least if you are just used to watching soccer, I guess ;-). 

Thanks again for a great weekend guys! 

See you this Wednesday at the Moose’s Down Under!

Cheers,

–Nadja

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

 

What to do on the Weekend

As this weekend the weather might not be as nice as in the past weekends, you might want to consider doing some indoor activities for once.
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On Sunday it’s time to go out with the INTERNeX crew once again! And this week, we’ll visit a place, representing one of the most outstanding events in Canada in the last years. The Olympic games in 2010.
Especially here in British Columbia people are very proud of hosting this special occasion and since we are living here it might be very interesting to gather some knowledge about it. Or do you already know who Miga, Quaschi and Sumi are?! No? Let me help you out here. Those are the three mascots of the 2010 games, everyone representing a special animal living in BC and therefore giving attention to those very special species. 
And just besides those general facts, I am pretty sure most of you haven’t taken part in any olympic games so far, no offence! So this is the best part about this weekends event! The Olympic Experience provides simulators of different sports, where you can actually try out how it feels to do Ski-jumping or even bobsleigh races and many more! Make sure to get your ticket before the time. The Link for the tickets is to be found in the regarding Facebook event. If you don’t have Facebook, feel free to reach out to us! 
Obviously there will be enough stuff to do on the rest of the weekend as well!
If you want to be very spontaneous you might still join Justin Timberlake concert today at the Rogers Arena. Tickets are still on sale and available for about $50.
For those of you, who already want to start their Christmas Shopping, might want to take a look at the Christmas Craft Fair happening on Saturday, November 16. Taking place at the South Arm Community Centre in Richmond. Especially since the INTERNeX Christmas Party is coming up, including a secret Santa, this might be a good shot to get your present sorted out already.
I hope you are having a great weekend and see you on Sunday!
Cheers, 
—Nadja 
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com