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Category Archives: Travel and Places

I go to a lot of places, usually for work. I have a “ritual” of filming in them after hours, and some of the series of films I have made, as well as other writings, are in this section. These vlogs will be subcategorized by country and visit.

Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #16 – Eating in Kutahya


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 5:33

Scenes from two fine meals, incorporating perfect Turkish hospitality, fine food, fine ceramic and football with Fenerbahce.

Black carrot juice with spices – a fine drink they should sell over here too. It sounds like I am saying “blackcurrant juice” but it is actually black carrots. Checking this out, I note that what this is is not a separate species, just the purple form which is actually the way they looked as they came into Europe in the tenth Century AD, along the silk road, while the orange version we know and love was only emerging in Afghanistan at around that time, and arrived some time later.

Carrots are one vegetable with quite interesting comparative etymologies, having clumps of similar words for them in similar languages, but these don’t really resemble one another. I hope to enlarge on that one day in a series of etymological articles.

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Tczew (1 of 2)


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 14:59

I like Tczew, it’s the old German city of Dirschau, mention in Gunter Grass’s Tin Drum. I have spent quite a few nice times there.

I wasn’t sure if people would like my portrayal style as in Grudziadz another Northern Polish town with a German background, I got a lot of flack, but actualy the likes are 30 on this with only 2 dislikes.

The GPS machine seems to be taking me on a right wild goose chase, into someone’s yard instead of the centre of the town. Those were not exactly the days of google maps and the precision we now have, and that’s bad enough at times.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #1 – Smoking is for morons


Original playout date: 23 March 2008
Duration: 16:48

Here we start a new “Huliganov’s Experience” series, this time in Barcelona, Spain. This is just the outward travel leg, you don’t see Spain at all in this first chapter.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #10 “Gadebridge Park”


Monday, September 17, 2018

Original playout date: 21 March 2008
Duration: 9:33

This is a nice video dominated by the blue sky over Hemel hempstead which occasionally happenes and Gadebridge part, where I caught my first fish. Starting just about 400 metres from my childhood home, flows after into unbroken rural terrain going on through England.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #15 – Looking at Porcelain


Original playout date: 19 March 2008
Duration: 14:19

We went to Kutahya, the porcelain centre of Turkey to buy a business, and on the way I talk a bit about busines books and how they tend to be too positive and upbeat.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #9 “Another Walk”


Friday, September 14, 2018

Original playout date: 16 March 2008
Duration: 4:54

Today’s walk is Hemel Hempstead Railway Station and a further part of Boxmoor. We also visit my sister’s old house in Lewknor.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #14 – Ankara and the route west


Original playout date: 15 March 2008
Duration: 14:25

It’s the 14th part of Huliganov’s Turkish Experience series, and we go across country at surprising altitudes towards Kutahya. On the way we experience amazing Turkish hospitality
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #8 “Not All Police Are Masons”


Original playout date: 8 March 2008
Duration: 6:01

We look at the memorial to Frank Mason, a police officer who tackled bank robbers while off duty. I don’t think Hemel Hempstead is properly documented without showing that some people here are like that.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #13 – Cold Turkey


Original playout date: 8 March 2008
Duration: 12:21

Huliganov cannot stand the heat and needs to get out of the hotel room. We include a hotel room review for this Ankara hotel, and then we go outside.
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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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Vienna – this means nothing to me (thanks to audioswapping)


Original playout date: 1 March 2008
Duration: 11:15

Another film which might have been quite nice but which got hit by the audio swap thing. Not only is my old soundtrack all gone, but I cannot even monetised, as the goalposts got changed. So now I have changed that track to a really short track to see if that gets the old soundtrack back.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #6 “Berkhamsted”


Original playout date: 1 March 2008
Duration: 8:26

One of my nicest galleries from a time I was doing my best to do as much walking as possible and used the camera to encourage that, even though it tended to slow progress right down. Read the rest of this entry

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