This month’s big trip to Victoria is coming up very soon! We are all very excited to visit the Province’s capital, so our fun fact for this week is about Victoria!
Victoria is home to one of the best places to eat in all of the country! It is an outdoor waterfront eatery that serves delicious dishes from an up-cycled cargo container right on a wooden pier in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. So what’s so special about this place, besides the fact that of its national reputation of tasty, sustainable seafood? Did you know that the owner of this joint was a contestant on this season of Top Chef Canada? The very fact this chef made it as a competitor amongst the best chefs in all of Canada, is proof enough that Red Fish Blue Fish is worth grabbing a bite at.
Want to taste some of the nations best fish and chips? All you have to do is sign up for our Victoria Trip and head over to Red Fish Blue Fish on one of your free afternoons. There are only 7 spots left on our trip to Victoria, trust us… You do not want to miss out on this!
On our trip to Whistler Laura, Mette and me had the change to stay in the new HI Whistler Hostel.
Before the hostel opened its doors it was part of the athlete’s village during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Since the opening, on July 1, 2010, it has been attracting people from all around the world.
My first impression was that it is a modern and clean hostel. What I particularly liked is that you share the bathroom with 2 rooms. So instead of sharing it with an entire floor (what I am used to during my time backpacking in Australia) you only have to share it with the people in your room and in the adjacent room. The TV-room is really big and has some comfortable seats; I can picture myself sitting on the couch after a long day and watch a movie. The hostel also has a event board were the hostel staff posts the events in and around Whistler for the week!
The hostel has a lounge area that is perfect for reading a book or relaxing after a long day. The dining room offers more than enough space to have a relaxed dinner and if you would like some fresh air while eating you can choose to eat you dinner out on the patio! To see some pictures of the hostel, click here
The hostel is located about a 10 minute bus ride from Whistler, but with busses stopping there every half hour you will be in Whistler Downtown within no time!
Some facts about the HI-Whister:
Two floors of dorms with ensuite bathrooms
14 private ensuite rooms
On-site café with outdoor patio
Theatre-style meeting room (seats 60)
TV lounge and large games room
Self-catering kitchen with dining room
Outdoor patio and BBQ deck with mountain views
State-of-the-art ski/snowboard/bike storage
A beauty of a fireplace
Want to go check out this beautiful hostel? Moose’s Sea to Sky tour give you the perfect opportunity to see all what Whistler has to offer in just 2 days. You will sleep in the HI-Whistler hostel, so don’t wait and sign up to for an awesome tour to Whistler! You can book your trip at INTERNeX! Would rather go by yourself? Check out the HI-Whistler website to see which dates are available!
Since the Internet took the world by storm in the 1960’s, many forms of communication have become more and more popular. Twitter, Facebook, text messaging and Msn Messenger are now being used to find out everything from what your friends are doing, to the news on the street. But with all of these online and virtual forms of communication, what ever happened to real conversation? You know, the kind where you sit and chat face-to-face with someone, where a laugh is measured by a verbal ha-ha and not an “lol” reply?
Want good conversation? Then join us for an evening of chatting at a local coffee shop! Sit and relax with other international people your age over a cup of joe. Meet and interact with people from all around the world and feel what it’s like to once again enjoy good conversation!
Intrax and INTERNeX are joining together for this event, and we want you to join! Wednesday, July 7, meet up with our group as we head to a local coffee shop around 4:15 p.m. We will be meeting outside of Intrax at 827 Pender Street West (Vancouver).
There is no cost for this event, only whatever you buy to drink! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance, we look forward to seeing you!
I went to see the A-team with a couple of people staying in the Staffhouse at the Scotiabank theatre last Tuesday. It was Tuesday so that meant Telus Movie Combo Deal! For only $11.70 we got the ticket, popcorn and a drink!
As I went around the house to ask people if they wanted to come along, I came to the shocking conclusion that several people in the house never even heard of the A-team. I couldn’t believe what I heard because in the Netherlands they used to show it on TV all the time.
So for those of you that don’t know, the A-team is an American television series about a group of ex-United States Army Special Forces soldiers who work as Soldiers of fortune (soldiers for hire) while being on the run from the military because of a ‘crime they didn’t commit’. Despite the fact that there are running from the law they are always on the good side and help people in need. The show ran from 1983 until 1986.
The A-team has 4 members:
The leader Lieutenant-Colonel John ‘ Hannibal’ Smith, know for his excellent plans, sigars and the phrase: ‘ I Love It When A Plan Comes Together’
Lieutenant Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, usually called Face is a smooth talking con-man who uses cons to make sure the team has the supplies they need.
Captain H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, who is the team’s pilot and lives in a mental institution because he is insane.
Sergeant First Class Bosco Albert BA ‘Bad Attitude’ Baracus. He is the team’s strong man and mechanic and has a fear of flying. The team usually uses a trick to get him into the plane, such as drugging him, knocking him unconscious etc.
The intro of the TV show combined with the theme song are well know by everyone. If you don’t know it or would like to see it again, here it is
I thought Liam Neeson did an outstanding job portraying Hannibal in this movie, but in my book nobody can top George Peppard’s performance as Hannibal. Hannibal was my favorite character in the series and George was definitely the right man for the job. Same goes for BA, nobody can beat Mr T’s role but Quinton Jackson did a fantastic job with his character BA. And of course there was the ever loving Face, who is still persuading the ladies. In this movie the lady of his choice is Jessica Biel. And let’s not forget Murdock, in this movie it was finally reveled why BA is afraid of flying, and I wouldn’t go in to much details but I has something to do with Murdock being crazy as usual!
I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. I really wanted to know if the movie was as good as the series. After I have seen the movie, I can honestly say that I really loved the movie. It had a good combination of humor, romance and of course fighting, shooting and blowing things up. I really recommend everyone to go see this movie! It is so worth it!
Thanks to everyone that came out last night to Malone’s Pub and Grill, I hope you had a great time! Haven’t made it out to INTERNeX PuB NiGHT yet? Don’t miss out on the next one happening June 10 at the Blarney Stone! Swing by around 8 p.m. and meet other INTERNeX program participants!
On Thursday night, Dance mob will be spinning the best of Top 40 rock and dance covers! More than just an Irish Pub, the Blarney Stone is Vancouver’s Institution for Irish Food, Entertainment, and Atmosphere. Voted Best Irish pub in Vancouver again last year, the Blarney Stone offers a unique pub experience by day and rip roaring, feet stomping good times by night. Conveniently located in the centre of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, the Blarney Stone is both a local favourite and tourist destination.
This 7,000 square foot venue is pleasantly divided into many different areas and atmospheres. As a traditional Irish pub, we have seating options from cozy booth snugs and large wing back loungers, to a shared spot at a long table or a seat at any one of our three bars.
The Blarney Stone has a large selection of Draft Beers, Scotches, and Whiskeys (they are Irish after all!), and Vodkas from around the world. We have a newly renovated kitchen and our menu is a mix of authentic Irish food and dishes with a modern and international flare.
Have a pint with friends after work or watch almost any game on one of our many Plasma TV’s. Later in the evening, mix it up on our large dance floor!