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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #1 – Arrival


Original playout date: 26 January 2008
Duration: 14:56

The beginning of a new series and this time Huliganov gets to know a completely new country. The Huliganov’s Turkish Experience in total is in fact three separate trips close to each other in time. This is the first time a multi-trip to a country makes up a single series. I didn’t really do that for the American series but in the future this idea is done on much larger series for example the Czech series which goes over 100 parts and the Russia series which I still don’t know how may it will be, but could also get close to that number.
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Huliganov’s Finninsh Experience #6 – Kerimaki


Original playout date: 14 January 2008
Duration: 6:23

This Finnish series has some of the most beautiful but also some of the saddest moments I had managed to reproduce in film to this point. The last one was one of the most beautiful and this is now one of the saddest. To see churches which in the past were thriving in the state they now are is heartbreaking really.

I went to Finland once … it was shut. At least, the biggest wooden church in the world, kerimaki, was closed, and not only was it not open right now but also there were no indications when the services might be.
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Answers to Linguistic Quiz


Original playout date: 13 January 2008
Duration: 27:56

The promised answers to the Linguistic Quiz I put up a little earlier.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #4 – From Puumala to Savvonlinna


Original playout date: 6 January 2008
Duration: Savvonlinna is an old Finnish term, meaning “soap on a rope”.

Here we go across from Puumala to Savonlinna, a fine castle, but not so easy to find, especially with so little light each day!
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience – #8 – Holiday Inn in Albania


Original playout date: 28 December 2007
Duration: 12:06

The opening few minutes of this video recapitulates the end of the former video, at the Fireside. But from there we proceed in dark driving to Albany, or as Huliganov puts it “Albania”.
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Huliganov’s Canadian Ehxperience #6 Between Montreal and New York City


Original playout date: 25 December 2007
Duration: 12:20

You must know the score by now, as we turn towards New York, we are on the 6th of the New Canadian Experience which I now amd calling Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience as we cross over the border into the United States again.
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Huliganov’s Russia #9/11 – Hermitage


Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 12:14

Looking at the Big and Little Nevas, which I neva knew existed. After that looking at the Hermitage museum, one of the largest and finest collections on the planet.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #3 – Land of Lakes


Original playout date: 21 December 2007
Duration: 8:15

“We leave Imatra and start to go up country to Puumala. On the way, I take a hitchhiker, Kai, who it turns out lives in England only a few miles away from my first wife and kids. He came back to check up on his property, and he gave me some interesting insights into the region only a few of which you hear here, as this was where my panasonic ran out of batteries and the Fuji picks up the thread from the start of the next instalment. At first you can hear I went out of character when Kai was in the car, but I didn’t want to intimidate him and have him thinking he had got into a car with some crazy person driving, so I hope you’ll understand why that bit is off-accent and off-character. Read the rest of this entry

“For All We Know” for all of you.


Original playout date: 19 December 2007
Duration: 2:49

The Carpenters’ Classic – with a new dedication, to all the community here in YouTube! Thanks to youtube we are getting to know each other in ways never before possible in online fora. Friendships and love, (for all we know!) that could last all our lives may grow more easily between the participants in this groundbreaking worldwide community.
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Linguistic Quiz, Christmas 2007


Original playout date: 19 December 2007
Duration: 12:27

This was the first of several linguistic quizzes and “guess the language” style films on the channel, originally made as a Christmas Special.
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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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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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