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Category Archives: Hotel or Restaurant Reviews

It’s become a kind of ritual for me to film just about every hotel room I stay in, and some people find it boring, others quite informative for their holiday, if not family, planning. I do it so as to remember where I’ve been and also as it is something to do when I get there. It helps me do this wandering kind of lifestyle when I have this sort of ritual. So these days I even tend to feel more at home in a room once I’ve caught it on film!

I’ve extended the category to include Restaurants as well as Hotels, and also HTL related posts without video can appear here.

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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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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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.

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… are the precise co-ordinates if you fancy trying it for yourself.”

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Holiday in Alsace #12/12 – The journey home


Original playout date: 8 December 2007
Duration: 13:17

Yes, we’ve reached the 12th and final part of the Alsace holiday saga, and I hope that you enjoy the road trip shots, the rare photo of my wife as a 19 year old, the impromptu Borat impersonation and the music of the UK Mr Big (NB not the same as the US group of the same name) and the full version of the song which has started each episode of this series, namely “Ne me quitte pas” by Brel, a song that launched many translations such as Shirley Bassey’s “if you go away” in the 1950s but none of them come in my opinion anywhere near the original, which must be in the top ten French language songs of all time.
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Turek


Original playout date: 4 December 2007
Duration: 7:52

A little footage I took in Turek when I visited in the summer to help out my Maltese friend here, Robert, who was interested in a certain clothing factory. You see a little industrial photography here (I take a great deal of this but because of confidentiality it never ends up on youtube of course, but in this case it is absolutely non-sensitive.)

The highlight was the restaurant called Colosseum, worthy of a more populous catchment area than Turek.
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