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St David’ Day Greetings from Russia!


Original playout date: 27 February 2008
Duration: 10:12

It’s that time again, St David’s Day is on March the first, and so Huliganov celebrates the Welsh people’s national day with a song in Welsh, just like last year, when he sand “Myfanwy” to a capacity crowd of his webcam.

Suo Gan is a fine Welsh lullaby, and one of the most broadly heard snatches of the Welsh language in the world, thanks to its appearance in Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun”.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #10 – Live at the Hippodrome


Original playout date: 18 February 2008
Duration: 10:53

It’s Sunday night live at the Hippodrome, but in this case the original hippodrome from Constantinople, along with other sights such as more of the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the “New mosque” which is new at 400 years old.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #9 – Architectural Turkish Delights!


Original playout date: 17 February 2008
Duration: 16:39

I remember this day in January 2016 as the first time I had walked a full 16 km since my youth. This corresponds o an early point in my now 11 year attempt to lose weight and gain strength in walking, which has been an up and down journey, but which has probably enabled me to live this long, as I was not in a good state before, unable to walk many kilometres, even just a few months prior to this.

Here are some of the lovey things I saw in the earlier part of that day after the church visit I had in the morning.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #8 – Chalcedon visit


Original playout date: 16 February 2008
Duration: 17:41

The eighth in the Huliganov’s Turkish Experience series. I visit the Church in Chalcedon, or Kaddikoy, where the church had a major council in the fourth century. The style has changed since then, but certain things don’t change…
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #15/15 Final American Experience


Original playout date: 9 February 2008
Duration: 1:12

After the Empire State Building, we had to get back to JFK for the flight. We didn’t get to see Ground Zero, or the Statue of Liberty, which were all on the agenda, but hopefully there’s always another day.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #6 – Out of Asia


Original playout date: 9 February 2008
Duration: 8:50

Documenting the return from Bolu on Friday evening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybVb3t560oY is the link to the Chicken Police video which Huliganov makes reference to early in the sixth minute.”
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #4 Night and Day by Bosphorus Bridge


Original playout date: 6 February 2008
Duration: 12:15

We see the meeting of Europe and Asia, Asia, Ecoutez-moi.

St Antoine Catholic Church. And we see raki turning to a milky colour. We see my colleagues enjoying a meal and more exploration of Ortakoy area.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #14 Empire State Building


Original playout date: 3 February 2008
Duration: 10:40

A very nice visit to the Empire State Building containing a gallery of shots from the observation area.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #8/8 – Finnishing off!


Original playout date: 3 February 2008
Duration: 15:14

This is the end of the Finnish series showing what happened at the end of the weekend.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #3 – Eat me!


Original playout date: 28 January 2008
Duration: 14:19

This evening we are in Taksim, in Beyoğlu, where the most thriving part of the city’s nightlife is, with shops open until late, and restaurants until even later. We went to one restaurant famous for the quality of its mezedes or hors d’oeuvres and were treated to some impromptu fasıl music. The title “Ye Beni” means “Eat me”, though whether it has the full range of meanings associated with that phrase in vernacular English I couldn’t begin to ask. Maybe someone here will tell me?
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #13 Rockefeller Centre and St Patrick’s cathedral


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 13:54

We pass the Waldorf Astoria, and see Park Avenue, we learn about the charging scheme for yellow cabs, and see some more iconic New York buildings.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #2 – Evening in Ortakoy


Original playout date: 27 January 2008
Duration: 6:41

The cats are singing songs of war to each other, and Istanbul street food fills my stomach, as we enter the second instalment of my Turkish series.
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