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Category Archives: Reviews of products, places or services

This general area will be for films or posts where I review a product, service or establishment. there are various sub-divisions here for hotels, restaurants, books, electrical products, etc

Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #6 – Hasta la Vista, Barcy!


Original YT playout date: 5 May 2008
Duration: 13:28

Part Six shows our fond farewell to Barcelona, and contains a fairly amusing, in retrospect, altercation with the hotel staff over a small matter which will be apparent if you watch it through…
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Uncle Davey’s Cyprus #2 In and Around the Mediterranean Beach hotel


Original YT playout date: 3 May 2008
Duration: 11:52

“Part Two of my Cyprus series – and I put the new camera through its paces to see whether I could compete with these “”papirazzi”” types…

Would I recommend this hotel? Yes I would. I am likely to come back on my own budget with my family, at some point.”
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #20 – “Back to Cicek Pasaji”


Original YT playout date: 7 April 2008
Duration: 8:18

If a restaurant has been good, I like to go there again. So, more great live music and food shots, as well as a visit to the celebrated Koska shop, the home of Turkish Delight!

Nice to see the same faces and hear the music and taste the food. I hope to go there again one day. I wonder if the same guys will be there.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #4 – Una Comida Memorablisima


Original YT playout date: 6 April 2008
Duration: 10:08

A Most Memorable Meal was something I recently was treated to by business partners in Barcelona. You can see it, unfortunately I can’t pass on the taste or the smell of it but suffice it to say it was perfect.

For all I know there may be a whole lot more such restaurants in Barcelona, but I can wholly recommend this one, Restaurante La Dama on Avinguyda Diagonal.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #19 – “Hotel Sapphire and Hamdi Restaurant, Eminonu”


Original playout date: 7 April 2008
Duration: 7:57

A look at two Turkish delights in Istanbul, the Hotel Sapphire where we stayed, and the Hamdi Restaurant in Eminonou, where I also ate many years later with a different group.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #7 “Tring Museum”


Original playout date: 2 March 2008
Duration: 8:28

A nice visit to Tring Museum with family. Sophie and cousins.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #11 – Fun with Fasil


Original playout date: 22 February 2008
Duration: 16:22

“Suyu gibi asiz ol!” This is another of my all time faves. With my good friends and colleagues from Istanbul. One of the evenings it would be so nice to go back and repeat.
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Lost – the luggage series


Original playout date: 2 February 2008
Duration: 17:20

All my Turkish trip luggage appears to have been subverted to feed and clothe the Dharma project. Here I try and get some sense out of the system that the airlines have put in place to reunite people with their possessions. This was taken after 6 days, by today it’s been 9 days, still no news, and I still have to wait for compensation. Next week I will have to repurchase my entire luggage for the next Turkey long trip, and I still don’t qualify for compensation if the luggage is found before the end of the 30 days, as this person says. I’m not blaming him personally, but the system absolutely sticks. And SAS is much less respectful of its clients than KLM was in my case 15 months ago.

There are quite a few juicy one-liners and bits of sarcasm in this call.
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Visiting Old Friends in Fuerstenwalde


Original playout date: 30 January 2008
Duration: 5:24

My wife had been asking for some time to be taken to see her old friend also called Lena from Belarus and I gave in in the end. In time for her to meet before the cancer which was eating her finally took her some months later, tragically.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #3 – Eat me!


Original playout date: 28 January 2008
Duration: 14:19

This evening we are in Taksim, in Beyoğlu, where the most thriving part of the city’s nightlife is, with shops open until late, and restaurants until even later. We went to one restaurant famous for the quality of its mezedes or hors d’oeuvres and were treated to some impromptu fasıl music. The title “Ye Beni” means “Eat me”, though whether it has the full range of meanings associated with that phrase in vernacular English I couldn’t begin to ask. Maybe someone here will tell me?
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Aquarium in Krakow Radisson


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 2:18

Here is a quick shorty showing the lovely tank at the Krakow Radisson, and revealing the biological timebomb already inherent in the set up.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #7 – Lake Placid and the Fireside Steak House


This Fireside Steak House (2653 Main Street) in Lake Placid was one of the best meals, as well as best value, I’ve ever had. It was well worth the detour.

geo:lat = 44.28335388601856
geo:lon=-73.98371458053589
… are the precise co-ordinates if you fancy trying it for yourself.”

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