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 Finnish Experience #1 – Arrivalli


Original playout date: 18 December 2007
Duration: 9:50

Yes, indeed. It’s the long awaited Finland trip series kicking off. As you can tell the mike on my new camera is a big let down and I’m still learning how to shoot with it, but look at the quality of some of the pictures in the end and you’ll see it’s not like I threw my money entirely away on that Lumix Panasonic
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Minsk, Belarus


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 2:57

In 2004, Belarus, in one of its first Eurovision appearences, decided to sing in English, but I defy anyone to understand any sentient message in the entire performance. Quiet a catchy tune, though. It didn’t make it to the final and in fact Belarus rarley do, although one of their boys has won it for Norway. They have more luck with the Children’s ESC.
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Huliganov’s Canadian “Eh”xperience – part 5 – Montreal Nights


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 18:25

Still in Montreal. The show hots up with jugglers and drag queens flouncing around one night and Nancy Hernandez live on the second night.
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Stuttgart


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 17:15

Christopher and Kasia once again in the third in a trio of Baden-Wurttemberg cities.
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Huli’s Canadian “Eh”xperience #4 – Montreality Show


Original playout date: 12 December 2007
Duration: 11:46

“In this part we move to Montreal. I go for a photographic tour round the city with my colleague from Turkey, Deniz, whom you may also remember from one of the films in the Hungarian series.

Features a lot of the sights from the old part of Montreal as wll as some of the skyscrapers in the newer part of the centre.”
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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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Huliganov’s Canadian “Eh”xperience – Part 3 – Canadian vineyards and Niagara-on-the-Lake


Original playout date: 6 December 2007
Duration: 6:10

Canada may not be noted as a wine producing nation, but there are some vineyards and here they are.
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Huliganov’s Russia #8 – the Bronze Horseman


Original playout date: 5 December 2007
Duration: 13:01

“The Bronze Horseman is the main theme here – both footage of the famous statue and a recitation of the prologue to the famous poem by Pushkin inspired by the statue.

Lovers of the vintage Huli style will find something for themselves here, as will lovers of Billy Joel…
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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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Holiday in Alsace #11/12 – Gallery shots of Colmar and Keysersberg


Original playout date: 4 December 2007
Duration: 7:43

There was me thinking nobody is ever going to be bothered over property rights for a song form Armenia called Pnjlik Mnjlik by a gent called Arsen Grigoryan. How wrong I was, the video has got a claim but fair play to Arsen it plays on. He gets all the money because we all know only the music is important in a video, not the image, that’s why it’s called video, but OK. Better than the vandalism I suffered on many of my vids and then got called on copyright for the “free” tune anyway, a little later.
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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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Non compos mentis


Original playout date: 2 December 2007
Duration: 2:41

A film made in Varkaus, Finand, by me, simply filming a wino staggering along a Finnish street, but the idea was to provoke a discussion of the rights and wrongs of it.
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