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.

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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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,

and then afterwards driving through the heathland just southeast of Bobolice,

and the cloud formations on the road by Makowarsko.

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Alsace Holiday #5 – At a Courtepaille with Family and Friends

Original playout date: 2 September 2007
Duration: 9:03

The Courtepaille near Colmar airport is the location for the fifth part of our holiday in Alsace series.

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Hungary Series #5/5 – Tokaj!

Original playout date: 4 August 2007
Duration: 6:21

Robert Gonczy and his famous Tokaj Winecellar
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Huliganov’s American Experience #5 “into Tornado country”

Original playout date: 30 June 2007
Duration: 11:33

No visit to the US of A would be complete without a Twister chase, and we end up doing just that. This was posted six weeks later, but the actual action took place on 15th May 2007, the day Notre Dame University had a tornado touch down on it. We’re following through very heavy rain in the direction of the centre of this storm, South Bend itself.
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Hungary series #1/5

Original playout date: 18 June 2007
Duration: 6:18

A room review of the Budapest Sofitel, someing for a Horwath International Conference to the country of Origin of the Horwath Brothers, and also having a drink with the parents on Belgrad Rakpart.
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Promnice castle

Original playout date: 17 June 2007
Duration: 2:15

This was another video just experimenting with technology, in this case the onboard videomaking wizard at the time new n YouTube. The result seems to work, but doesn’t give all the options of normal post-production software, so that was the only time I used it.
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Playout date: 10 June 2007
Duration: 6:58

Hotel Zabrze is where we are staying, and I enjoyed staying there. Other than comfy rooms and good food, they have a museum in the car park of old transport means, including a one-horse open sleigh.
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Golub-Dobrzyn revisited (for the first time)

Playout date: 23 May 2007
Duration: 5:57

We saw Golub-Dobrzyn already in the video “Car-aoke”, but here we have the chance to see it again.
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Poznaj Poznań part 2

Playout date: 7 May 2007
Duration: 7:32

An early case of covert filming, looking at the restaurant on Poznan’s old Square with the goats (symbol of the city) called “Pod Koziolkami”. A bit of a dingy dungeon downstairs but quite atmospheric.
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Not so dingy hotel room

Playout date: 6 May 2007
Duration: 7:44

Another hotel. It’s the IKAR in Poznan now. I took to doing hotel room reviews because oddly people liked it and asked for it.
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