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  1. Doing time at the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

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    Doing time at the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

    Oct052010

    While I’ve been here in Ottawa, I’ve been staying at the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel on Nicholas Street. This is a pretty unique hostel as it’s located inside a former prison.

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  2. Things to do in Ottawa – Check out the Museum of Nature

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    Things to do in Ottawa – Check out the Museum of Nature

    Oct052010

    About a 20-minute walk from downtown Ottawa you’ll find the Canadian Museum of Nature. Recently revamped, it boasts an intriguing collection of artefacts from gigantic dinosaur fossils to stunning gems.

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  3. A visit to Ottawa’s iconic Parliament Buildings

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    A visit to Ottawa’s iconic Parliament Buildings

    Oct052010

    Today I left the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel to go visit the Parliament Buildings located on Ottawa’s iconic Parliament Hill. At the Parliament Buildings, I recorded a podcast with Grantly, one of the Interpretation Officers there.

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  4. Eating out in Ottawa – Chez Lucien and Ahora

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    Eating out in Ottawa – Chez Lucien and Ahora

    Oct042010

    Ottawa is home to a huge selection of restaurants serving up all kinds of food, and today I checked out two of the places recommended to me by the staff here at HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel.

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  5. Top Ottawa attractions – Canadian Museum of Civilisation

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    Top Ottawa attractions – Canadian Museum of Civilisation

    Oct042010

    The Canadian Museum of Civilisation is one of the biggest museums in the world and is visited by over a million people every year. This afternoon I went to the museum to record a podcast and visit the exhibits.

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  6. Things to do in Ottawa – Check out the Rideau Canal

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    Things to do in Ottawa – Check out the Rideau Canal

    Oct042010

    One of the top attractions here in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal which was built back in the early 1800s. Today I recorded a podcast about this 202-kilometre long canal with Pam and Paul from Parks Canada.

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  7. Going out in Ottawa – Bars in the Glebe and around the Bytown Market area

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    Going out in Ottawa – Bars in the Glebe and around the Bytown Market area

    Oct032010

    Two of the coolest areas in terms of nightlife here in Ottawa have to be the Glebe and around the Bytown Market.

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  8. Arriving in Ottawa and dinner at The Works

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    Arriving in Ottawa and dinner at The Works

    Oct032010

    After taking two trains, I arrived in Ottawa today from Quebec City. Here in Ottawa I’m staying at the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel which is housed in a building that operated as a jail for more than 100 years.

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