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.

Holiday in Alsace #7 – Going up Monkey Mountain

Original playout date: 19 September 2007
Duration: 6:57

Agent de YouTube Uncle Davey takes Sophie up Monkey Moutain in Alsace, which is a rhesus monkey enclosure and Sophie has a nice time feeding them.

It’s a bit scary really the way she comes right up to them. Thankfully they are not so aggressive and usually will warn prior to biting like most animals.
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Huliganov’s American Experience – #9/10 Chicago Sea Dog

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Original playout date: 16 September 2007
Duration: 7:40

A very memorable day, I think I still have a bit of the suntan ten years down the track, along with some really wonderful memories.

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Huliganov’s “Carnival is over”

Original playout date: 15 September 2007
Duration: 9:52

“This romantic song by the Seekers is actually originally a Russian folksong of quite brutal content. Huliganov brings the two themes back together again, both culturally and linguistically.


Say goodbye my own true lover
As we sing a lovers song
How it breaks my heart to leave you
Now the carnival is gone
High above the dawn is waiting
And my tears are falling rain
For the carnival is over
We may never meet again

Волга, Волга, мать родная,
Волга – русская река,
Не видала ты подарка
От донского казака!
Чтобы не было раздора
Между вольными людьми,
Волга, Волга, мать родная,
На, красавицу прими!

Мощным взмахом поднимает
Он красавицу княжну
И за борт её бросает
В набежавшую волну.
Now the harbour light is calling
This will be our last goodbye
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die
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Holiday in Alsace #6 – Schwarzwald – The Black Forest

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 14:18

One advantage of holidaying in Alsace is that you don’t only have the Vosges mountains of France to visit, but also just across the river Rhein is Germany and the Black Forest, so we took a day trip there.

Black Forest gateau, did we manage to find it? Watch to find out…
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Berlin evening with friends

Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 15:01

After the 7/7/07 meeting, which was shown on an earlier video (I’ll make this a video response to that one) we went back to our friends from Berlin who had invited us to stay and they showed us – and via camera you the viewers – around the much changed and ever interesting city of Berlin by road.

This probably has one of the highest number of languages in it as we are speaking English, German and Russian and then there is Schuberts Heidenroeslein in Japanese, selected as this is a song the German version of which is a party piece sometimes delivered by our dear friend Dr Peter Heinemann, featured here, when in the right mood.
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Good fellers?

Original playout date: 11 September 2007
Duration: 3:28

Tree felling going on in a Warsaw park. I can’t get in to work, but at least I can make the best of the situation by making a short film recording my thoughts on the subject.
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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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Re: Amazing Grace as you’ve never heard it before!

Original playout date: 6 September 2007
Duration: 2:23

It’s a lovely Baptist church wedding in Poland, and we are singing Amazing Grace in Polish.
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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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Looking at Plants 2/2

Original playout date: 25 August 2007
Duration: 7:33

A lovely gallery, in fact looking back on it I think it is better than I reckoned to it at the time, and of course both Sara and sophie are on this, as indeed is first wife Izabella and Irina.
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