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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 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.”

I hope to go back one day. Read the rest of this entry

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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Huliganov’s Russia #7 – Stroganoff Café


Original playout date: 3 December 2007
Duration: 3:59

A look at the home of Beef Stroganoff, one of Russia’s best known contributions to world cuisine, and a nice gallery of St Petersburg, with an “Acapulco” rendition of Group St Petersburg’s famous song “Okoldovana, ocharovana” by Diana Kopytina.
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Huliganov’s Russia #3/11 – Where can I find such tasty pancakes?


Original playout date: 1 November 2007
Duration: 10:22

“This was, at the time, my 300th video on this Channel. One has been dropped so now it is the 299th, not that it is easy to notice that. Many thanks to all the viewers and subscribers who encouraged me to reach this milestone, and then beyond.

I’m celebrating by giving you what (according to the comments received) you seem to want – the third part (the second in a row) of Huliganov’s Russia. Read the rest of this entry

Re: Sushi Conveyor – chicken’s version


Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 0:46

This is another “response video” from he time when YouTube had a functionality to make responses by videos and develop a whole video conversation, which was a great idea but didn’t last. The origial sushi conveyor has someone putting their camera on the sushi boat and letting it go around filming people from the viewpoint of a sushi dish waiting to be selected. It was an origina and quite acclaimed piece at the time and several people did the same as a response as invited to do. but mine was a chicken’s version, as I was afraid of getting a quite valuable camera wet.

Admittedly the original was on rollers and not a water channel with very light boats as this one has.
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Masis


Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 1:41

Nice to see this old clip featuring a place I like which isn’t functioning any more and an old friend and colleague Robert Kamela with whom I worked in BDO starting 27 years ago and also in Grupa Strategia. Now he runs his own business in his own town, and I hear that he is doing well.
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Amber Palace


Original playout date: 9 September 2007
Duration: 12:39

“The Amber Palace in Strzekecino, near Koszalin,
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and then afterwards driving through the heathland just southeast of Bobolice,
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and the cloud formations on the road by Makowarsko.
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