How was your Weekend?

After this weekend I am absolutely ready for Christmas! And I got reminded, that this is truly my favourite time of the year! IMG_4794.JPG

Our weekend started with a very nice trip to the Vancouver Christmas market. And I am not lying, it felt like a very german experience …. at first. All signs were written in german and you heard a lot of german speaking all over the place. I guess it is a “german-thing” after all. So we started to make our way though the market to take a look at all the different houses and things that were waiting to be bought. The little wooden houses, the beautiful decorations and all these beautiful lights almost made it feel like it’s Christmas already. Until the live music started playing. Suddenly we weren’t at a german Christmas market anymore, but on a Mexican summer party. Don’t get me wrong, the music was good, but it seemed like an odd choice to me. After wandering around for a while, dancing to these sounds of summer, we decided on finally getting what a Christmas market is all about – Gluhwein. And you can trust me in this one – it was sooo good! Besides the hot beverages, we also got some food. Even tho it seemed impossible to make the right choice, since there was so much good food around. There was no way I could have only gone for one thing. So if you’ve got any recommendations for my next visit there, please let me know ;-).IMG_4798.JPG
Since it was raining and getting quite cold as the time went by, we decided to change the location for now. So we left the Christmas market to make our way through the city. Two of our newest arrivals joined the group, so we kind of had to show them INTERNeX’ favorite place to be right? Yes and one again we went to the Yale Saloon. We did the Line Dancing, the Bull-riding and one or two drinks! It turned out to be quite a late night.
And I enjoy it so much.Thank you so much for a great night guys. We should definitely do this again!
Luckily Pub-Night isn’t too far away from today! The Beaver is calling already. 
Sunday was my chilled day, sleeping in late and starting with some Christmas shopping. Actually now is a perfect time to scout the places where you want to fight for the best deals at the upcoming black Friday!
 I hope you all have a great start into the last week of November. 
I am already looking forward to Wednesday! See you there. 
— Nadja 
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


November already comes to an end and the Christmas season finally starts, so of course we’ve also included some Christmas events worth visiting. Therefore just call it a pre-Christmas Special to slowly get into a cozy Christmas mood and next week I will let you know about more ongoing events in December.5226951453_0c5e55686f_o

This week the Vancouver Christmas Market got back on Queen Elizabeth Plaza. It started on November 21 and will run till December 24. This temporary village will once again boast ‘unique’ food like German ‘Glühwein’, ‘Spätzle’, ‘Bratwurst’, handmade toys and different kinds of treats from over 50 vendors. All the Germans here who miss going to a Christmas Market with their friends the time before Christmas: I’m pretty sure by going to that one here in Vancouver, even though it’s not the same and pretty tiny compared to the ones in Germany, it’ll might let you feel like you would be in Germany. At least a little bit!
Furthermore the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is transformed into a world of festive lights. In that park you are able to see the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall). Besides that they have also some events going on, for instance you can experience the voice-activated light show, you can go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park, you can take photos at the Winter Pavilion and even more stuff. I can easily imagine how gorgeous the canyon must look like with all the lights on!

VanDusen Garden is celebrating the Festival of Lights where you can stroll with friends through the botanical garden. Certainly it’s not just walking through the garden but they also have some specials like for example you can take pictures with Santa, try different holiday treats, enjoy Dancing Lights shows and delight in much more.

You will definitely not get bored at those events!

Since one of our candidates is hosting another (probably legendary) house party on Saturday night I hope no one is having a bad hangover on Sunday so that we are able to go to the Capilano Bridge on Sunday, November 29. If you want to join us we will take the shuttle bus at 2:00 pm at Canada Place, which is additional insert to take the visitors directly to the park.

Wish you all a lovely weekend!


Here we go again! Unbelievable time flies so fast. Not only that the next weekend is right around the corner but also Christmas is approaching very fast and I’m done with my practicum in three weeks already . . . Anyways, any plans for the weekend?
Christmas Market season 8250708126_6331343ffa_oalready starts this weekend!!
For sure you shouldn’t miss the Vancouver Christmas Market where you can have typical German “Glühwein” and “Bratwurst’’. That one is located at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, West Georgia Street and Hamilton and transforms the heart of downtown into a festive wonderland for the holiday season.

Not every Christmas market in town is for free, so the Vancouver Christmas Market (admission: ~ $8) but the one in Yaletown is definitely for free! The Yaletown holiday festival, called CandyTown, is just once a year. This year, on November 21, a lot of street vendors will again sell their candies, waffles, Christmas presents and much more.
Additionally dressed up characters will participate in Christmas parades. Downtown Yaletown will be transformed into a winter/Christmas wonderland. If you’re not yet in the Christmas mood you’ll definitely have the chance to get into the mood at this market. The outdoor Christmas festival opens from 12pm to 7pm, local artisans and street performers will secure that you don’t getting bored.

On Sunday it’s time for us to go to Seattle just for a day. We are going with WestTrek, which means a lot of fun is guaranteed. Besides having fun we will do some sightseeing and of course you will also have some time to do some shopping. Possibly even buying some Christmas presents already since shopping in the States is much cheaper than in Vancouver. But it’s not all about shopping quite the contrary we are going to downtown Seattle and along the way we will stop at the Space Needle, which was designed as a futuristic spaceship in 1962. We will also go to the Pike Place Market! It’s one of the most visited places in Seattle because the seafood there is supposed to be amazing. This is also where the first Starbucks was built in 1971 and still exists!

To check our Seattle itinerary, please click here.

DEPARTURE is at 8:00am so make sure you are in front of the Waterfront Station 15 minutes prior (7:45am).

Have a nice weekend and see you on Sunday!



INTERNeX Canada: Highlights of the Week

We started off the week by saying goodbye to our very own Marianne by having partying it up at our Pub and Club Night! It’s actually more of a “see you later” as I am sure we are going to see her again soon!

Irene and I are very jealous of seeing all of our hospitality candidates go off to the Rockies ski resorts because it will probably be the best time of their lives. Skiing and working with other young people just like you. What can be better?

On Wednesday, we decided to do something different than a regular pub night, because we were just at the pub not too long ago! Off to the Vancouver Christmas Market we go and it was this cute little village-like market with lots of little shops selling homemade German food and crafts.

A hot mulled wine or apple cider was the perfect drinks to walk around in the cold. Of course, we decided that we needed our regular fix of a pub night so we ended up at the Library Public Square which wasn’t too far away.

And, why not end this week off by going Paintballing with us tomorrow? You get to act like a kid again, but this time, with bigger guns! It’s going to be so fun so sign up here on Facebook! See you tomorrow at 11AM!

Finally, next week, we are going to Seattle and you don’t want to miss out on that either. Find out whether it is true or not that “everything is bigger and better in America.” You be the judge! Let us know here on Facebook by early this week that you are coming and we will contact you!

I hope you are having the best weekend!



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

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the Weekend?

Wow, it’s the weekend again! As you may know, this weekend is American Thanksgiving so there are many stores offering discounts on their merchandise in the United States and here in Vancouver.  But, there is more than shopping going on this weekend! Because it’s so close to December, lots of Christmas and winter festivities are starting to happen. We have found plenty of things for you to do so listen up!


Whether you want to prove that you can win alone or team up with people and come up with a strategic plan, this will be one of the most fun times you’ll ever have! So safe up your energy and come ready to see some live action on Sunday!

  • Where?  Meet at Waterfront Station and will head there together
  • When? 1PM

Don’t forget to sign up on our Facebook event HERE!


For all you Germans out there, this will hopefully cure your homesickness! The plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre is transformed into a romantic tiny village with rows of little wooden huts decorated in pine branches and festive lights. You don’t want to miss the live entertainment, carousel rides and shops selling handmade gifts!

The best part is probably all the European food and drinks including German Bratwurst, Swiss Raclette, Lebkuchen, baked apples, spiced Christmas Cake (Stollen), the famous German Christmas Drink (Feuerzangenbowle), authentic hot spiced red wine (Gluehwein) and a selection of German beers (Weissbier).

I went last year (and will go this year again) and for sure would recommend everyone to take a visit!

  • Where? 650 Hamilton St
    Vancouver, BC
  • When? Nov. 24- Dec. 24 @ 11AM-9PM
  • Cost? $5 or$2 Special from 11am – 4pm on Mon – Fri

For more information, check out the website here.


I know many of you are football (American football in a Canadian league, not soccer/England football – yes confusing, I know) fans out there.  Though the Vancouver Lions lost last week in the Conference Final, you sports nuts will want to watch the Calgary Stampeders battle against Toronto Argonauts.

The “Grey Cup” is the championship game in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and is the name of the trophy given out to the winners. It’s the 100th anniversary of the league so this is a must watch event!



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