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 2nd North American Experience #12 – Gonna Take My problems to the United Nations


Original playout date: 25 January 2008
Duration: 13:04

In the company of a charismatic tour guide with an Eddie Murphy soundalike voice, we see some highlights of New York. We had to leave early for the flight, but we saw quite a bit in the meantime.
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Unforgettable Gdansk


Original playout date: 25 January 2008
Duration: 12:22

Dedicated go my radio mate Joe Becker, who will start to feature shortly on this channel when the radio parts get going, here is a visit to Gdansk, where he lived while in Poland.
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Huliganov’s Finninsh Experience #6 – Kerimaki


Original playout date: 14 January 2008
Duration: 6:23

This Finnish series has some of the most beautiful but also some of the saddest moments I had managed to reproduce in film to this point. The last one was one of the most beautiful and this is now one of the saddest. To see churches which in the past were thriving in the state they now are is heartbreaking really.

I went to Finland once … it was shut. At least, the biggest wooden church in the world, kerimaki, was closed, and not only was it not open right now but also there were no indications when the services might be.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #5 – Bleak Midwinter


Original playout date: 12 January 2008
Duration: 14:08

This is one of my personal favorites among the videos I have made. It contains two very beautiful pieces of music and on top of that the photographs I made with my new camera from America land. You can see the song with the unpronounceable name in the table below.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #11 – In Angelo’s Electronics Shop


Original playout date: 10 January 2008
Duration: 5:54

A look at New York by night and also on 55th street which seems a bit like London’s Tottenham Court Road in that you can buy various electronics goods. I bought a camera, and it turned out to be less good than I expected, you’ve already heard the crackly audio. In the end I didn’t use it for long.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #4 – From Puumala to Savvonlinna


Original playout date: 6 January 2008
Duration: Savvonlinna is an old Finnish term, meaning “soap on a rope”.

Here we go across from Puumala to Savonlinna, a fine castle, but not so easy to find, especially with so little light each day!
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Huliganov’s Russia #11/11 – Final Evening


Original playout date: 31 December 2007
Duration: 13:45

We kick off with a Russian breakfast with blinies and Barbus schwanenfeldtii and lateristriga.
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Huliganov’s Russia #10/11 – What friends we had…


Original playout date: 30 December 2007
Duration: 8:00

This episode commemorates the spirit of the people of St Petersburg, their heroism at the time of the blockade, a great genocidal crime committed by Germans and Finns on the people of Leningrad, and the friendliness of people living there today. Features the family and friends I found there that I didn’t even realise I had. In the words of Joel: “We never knew what friends we had, until we came to Leningrad.”

This is the penultimate series, there is an error in the titling at the start saying part nine, when it is part ten of eleven. I didn’t want to recode the film over that small item as nothing is perfect, but I thought I’d better point it out in case anyone is confused.”
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Huliganov’s 2nd North Experience #10 – Taxi Ride to Manhattan Island (purple language warning)


Original playout date: 29 December 2007
Duration: 12:14

This is a new york yellow cab driver, and I won’t identify him, probably couldn’t anyway. But he was very chatty, and it was interesting to listen to and keep for posterity some of the things he said.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North Experience #9 – “If I can make vids there”


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Original playout date: 29 December 2007
Duration: 9:57

In a New York (S)state of mind, we review some of the still photography taken from the road going down to New York from Upstate New York.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience – #8 – Holiday Inn in Albania


Original playout date: 28 December 2007
Duration: 12:06

The opening few minutes of this video recapitulates the end of the former video, at the Fireside. But from there we proceed in dark driving to Albany, or as Huliganov puts it “Albania”.
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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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