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Ride from the North in the Cold


Original YT playout date: 22 January 2009
Duration: Such a pity the Tokaj is not there any more!

A return from Gdansk in -16 to -18 centigrade. The Tokaj motel is strongly recommended. The air was very crisp today and thanks to Piotr for good driving.
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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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