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Prague Vlog #8 – Driving to Prague from Warsaw


Original YT playout date: 16 August 2009
Duration: 21:58

We start off with the battle of the conflicting GPS fembots, and then get into all kinds of traffic in Upper Silesia. Very little of this one actually takes place in the Czech Republic, but you do get to see the border at Nachod.
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Musings from the road at sunset


Original YT playout date: 1 May 2009
Duration: 8:06

Featuring thoughts on applying the GoldList Method to the learning of poety, a presentation of Wordsworth’s “”Daffodils”” and whether man’s release of chemicals into the sky has affected the natural world much or not.

You might say “”why get sidetracked onto daffodils when there aren’t any there?””. Ah, but that’s precisely the *point* of the poem, isn’t it?
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It’s OK for Krapkowice!


Original YT playout date: 30 April 2009
Duration: 46:49

Riding through the countryside of the Opole region in Poland, we take a tongue-in-cheek look at the principles of taxonomy (the scientific names of animals and plants) and then visit a place with the inauspicious name of Krapkowice…
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Drizzly Drive in Wielkopolska


 

Original YT playout date: 24 April 2009
Duration: 21:23

Just a bit of footage from the road. We drive through Szamotuly, past the cultured gentleman clearing his nose into midair by the road crossing, and on to the old part, and then past the Bolix factory. But never mind that, there’s some nice country driving afterwards.
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Leaving Ukraine (Ukraine series #10/10)


Original YT playout date: 5 April 2009
Duration: 19:43

We had pleasant weather for most of our Ukraine visit, but the drive back was a bit tougher, with snow, which is what you should expect in January in this part of the world.
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Eurohotel, Lvov and the “Ancient Village” Restaurant (Ukraine series #9/10)


Original YT playout date: 4 April 2009
Duration: 21:20

Last night in the Ukraine, at least in this series. The “ancient village” was a real treat.
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Ukrainian TV in the Grand Hotel (Ukraine Series #8/10)


Original YT playout date: 2 April 2009
Duration: 17:51

Just for once a look at what there is on TV in a different country. This doesn’t work very well, actually, but I thought I’d upload it for completeness’ sake.
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Evening in the Old Town of Lviv (Ukraine series #7/10)


Original YT playout date: 1 April 2009
Duration: 20:41

We see the delights of one of the fine galleries around the market square and eat in a fine Lviv restaurant offering cuisine from the various nations that have affected Lviv’s history.
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Gallery of the West Ukraine countryside (Ukraine series #6/10)


Original YT playout date: 31 March 2009
Duration: 5:50

This is a gallery video, made up only of photos taken on location between Lviv and Rohatyn, with the song “Uzh kak pal tuman” in the background. I am not sure of the performer, if anyone knows please add it in the comments.
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“Steppe” ing out of Town (Ukraine series #5/10)


Original YT playout date: 30 March 2009
Duration: 13:55

We leave Lviv for the day to travel towards the heartland of the rural area of West Ukraine.
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I love the night Lviv! (Ukraine series #4/10)


Original YT playout date: 27 March 2009
Duration: 15:07

Lviv at night – the drive to Cupola restaurant, the meal, the walk back by one of the oldest Universities in the world and the old world opulence of the accommodation at the Grand Hotel
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Driving in the Heart of Lviv (Ukraine series #3/10)


Original YT playout date: 26 March 2009
Duration: 20:40

We are escorted through the back passages of this once leading East European city, and can marvel at the glorious past of the place still shining through, despite its secondary position today.
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