Hanna Eschenhagen

Hanna Eschenhagen is currently completing her BA in Journalism in Magdeburg, Germany and has decided to make the best out of her mandatory semester abroad: She spent three months working in Cape Town, South Africa and now she’s here to see what Canada has to offer. She dreams of watching a lumberjack competition and an ice hockey match during her stay in Ottawa. Hanna is passionate about food, beer, and the national soccer team - so basically just the way you might picture a girl from Germany.
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Top 5 Ice Cream Places

Top 5 Ice Cream Places

Summer might be almost over but still there’s some sunny days to come. Also, doesn’t an ice cream taste good no matter the weather? We found five places serving a cold treat that will put you right into ice cream heaven! 1. Moo Shu Ice Cream In case you want to try something more exciting than strawberry [...]

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Why it is Important to Have Your Home Checked by a Qualified Home Inspector

Why it is Important  to Have Your Home Checked by a Qualified Home Inspector

For most Canadians, purchasing a home is the single biggest financial undertaking they will make in their lifetime. Yet, many will purchase a home without having a qualified home inspector assess the condition of the property before the final purchase. Serious repairs that come to light after a purchase [...]

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12 Things to Do When Visiting Ottawa

12 Things to Do When Visiting Ottawa

(Web editor's note: just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean Ottawa becomes less of a travel destination! Also, this week, new faces join our city in the form of students. Even if you live here now's the perfect time to get take become a tourist in your own city. OLM writer Hanna Eschenhagen [...]

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A Taste of Toronto

A Taste of Toronto

Yes, Ottawa is pretty and definitely worth a visit with all the summer festivals, the parliament buildings and mixture of city and nature. But sometimes one might long for something bigger, more exciting and vibrant. Having the fourth-largest city in North America and the largest city in Canada just [...]

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Inside Mill Street’s First “Hopped&Confused” Party

Inside Mill Street’s First “Hopped&Confused” Party

Although they opened their doors way back in 2012, last weekends “Hopped & Confused” was the first big event Mill Street held on the grounds of their 140-year-old former grist mill brewery. The event was a dream come true for beer lovers: Two nights of beer, music and food. Even though it was [...]

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Up for the Thrill of a Lifetime?

Up for the Thrill of a Lifetime?

All photos by John Enaje Are you looking for an adventure? A challenge? A thrill? Well, look no further, you can get all three right here in downtown Ottawa on the morning of August 18. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the ranks of the Ottawa YMCA-YWCA's most fearless fundraisers, put [...]

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Operation Lifesaver - Stop, Look, Listen and Live

Operation Lifesaver - Stop, Look, Listen and Live

Every year in Canada approximately 300 collisions and trespassing incidents occur at highway/railway crossings and along railway tracks resulting in the death or serious injury of nearly 130 people. Virtually all of these incidents could be avoided. The members of Operation Lifesaver- self-proclaimed [...]

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Ottawa-Based Artist Lesia Maruschak Exhibits New Photographic Series “BELONGING: Somewhere/Nowhere” In Ukraine

Ottawa-Based Artist Lesia Maruschak Exhibits New Photographic Series “BELONGING: Somewhere/Nowhere” In Ukraine

A photo from the "BELONGING: somewhere / nowhere" exhibit. All photos by Lesia Maruschak. It’s not very common for a Canadian artist to present their work at the Art-Zavod Platforma in Kiev. In fact, when Lesia Maruschak’s new exhibit “BELONGING: somewhere / nowhere" opens there on July 15, it [...]

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