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    Paradise Found – Bangkok To Hua Hin Thailand (Luxury Hua Hin Hotel Beach Resort)
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    Paradise Found – Bangkok To Hua Hin Thailand (Luxury Hua Hin Hotel Beach Resort)

    January 18, 2020


    so we just arrived at the campus and
    hotel in Hawaii we’re going to the reception on a today we are in Boykin which is around a
    four-hour drive from Bangkok and we took a minivan ticket here which cost us
    around a hundred and eighty but from more cheap station and we’re just about
    to check in so let’s go check this place out you’re the worst guide ever cream you can eat your dinner here malfunction so we just arrived to Alba
    room and sighs gonna take us through with her let’s go here’s the head
    this is huge and this is mine and now yours that’s not a bed that’s where
    you’ll be sleeping okay let’s taste it from here oh my god
    that’s a big run up all right good how is it
    oh that’s to keep you know we’ve just come on to the beach the hotel’s
    beachfront so we’ve just walked out from the hotel
    and we’re gonna go get some food probably just some Street food just as a
    snack because gonna have a bigger dinner and yeah we’re gonna get some food and
    just bring it back to the beach it’s raining a little bit but that
    doesn’t really bother me it’s still warm and check out this beach there’s
    actually no sand this part of the beach which is pretty strange we’re gonna grab
    a snack let’s have a look what they got first fried chicken you know Chinese chilling but when you
    had a taste a little bit and then taste this taste like your tongue tsunami
    there’s a little bit though different from time which one this one other
    things that mixes with Japan on vegetable mushroom okay that’s what’s up like coca-cola shrimp oh this one is
    that what is that what you want ah it’s not ready yet that’s what you want right oh yeah what is these things what is that our
    squid seafood and that she can be Bob chicken 5 baht
    like 20 cents each sometime sausages so they’re about 30 40 cents
    each a pie a salad which is very popular dish
    in Thailand coffee fruit fresh juice and smoothies and more sausages I love their sausages
    oh this is oh it’s bananas they’re grilled bananas that sounds good I want
    to try that so that one you see like when the banana is like a little bit of
    green and yellow this one more sweet I want a sweeter one definitely but okay
    you get what you want I’ll have a sweet one because you got me and I’m sweetie okay
    this is what we end up got so what do we get and this was also fried chicken but
    like a chicken I’m looking forward to the banana what’s the sauce they put on
    the banana Coco coconut sugar sorry okay that’s
    gonna be nice okay let’s see I love these tree stumps go up to the
    second floor it beams so cool ready for the pool that’s where you’re
    going and infinity pool on to the beach that’s heaven if I fall in yeah you can dive in there how’s the water how’s the water can I have one beer please my god
    the service is so bad that’s good this looks like a very good restaurant let’s
    go in and see so this is just along the beachfront in Boheme here is my date for
    the night just one night yeah yeah what did you order and you always order alone Mayo you making yourself look good now okay so
    psy has ordered half the restaurant look at this what have we got what’s that called fish coconut suit something we like that we got a big mission on your hand moving
    because it’s his vote he does what he wants
    all these green lights are fishing boats all along the coast pretty cool okay so that wraps up our first day in
    boy him we had a great day did you like it yeah yeah okay until next time dream
    bigger my Sunnah peace

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 | Highlights
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    Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 | Highlights

    January 18, 2020


    The fair feels great this year. We’ve come through the end of a multi-year renovation
    of this building. The show’s really vibrant,
    there’s a lot of color and texture and materiality
    coming through the works. A lot of larger-scale
    sculptures, painting, interesting photography, a wide-ranging
    generation of artists. And it’s a very
    internationally diverse show. Christina uses oil paints, so there’s a real plasticity
    to the texture. It’s kind of
    about borders and boundaries and things that aren’t binary, that are fluid and meshing
    somehow together. I think it’s kind of beings
    finding themselves. How do boundaries get crossed? What is the boundary of a body? What is the boundary
    of a gender? What is the boundary of race? I think she’s one of
    the strongest painters I’ve seen come up
    in a very long time. It’s a presentation of a
    cocktail party as he sees it. It’s a bit of a
    caricature, cartoon, elements are exaggerated and none of the figures are actually
    interacting with one another. Today we are obsessed
    with observing people, and this is an opportunity
    to really stand back and observe a kind of
    frozen moment in time. We’re deeply supportive
    of our younger galleries, both within
    the project-specific sectors, like Positions or Nova. But also in helping
    support galleries come up through the ranks
    in the main sectors of the fair. This year at Art Basel we’re presenting
    a solo booth of Tau Lewis. And it’s an ongoing narrative
    of works that she’s doing that relates to the ideas
    of ancestry through the cosmos. I think the fact
    that she is self-taught creates an interesting
    lens for her. I think she takes risks
    that maybe artists who have maybe a more formal
    approach to their practice wouldn’t take. If you spend time
    with these pieces, you can really see the
    personalities coming through. They’re very special. I’m happy
    to say they’re all my friends.Hand Circle,from 1996,
    is phosphorus-based bronze, which has copper in it, which gives it this
    high level of naturalism. It almost seems like the hands are covered
    in mascara or makeup. These are his hands
    that are repeated, and in this kind of
    circular configuration he’s exploring various gestures. The finger in the hole – very suggestive of a kind of
    human sexual experience, but it could also be
    a sleight of hand or abstract sign language. Someone once said that experiencing
    Bruce Nauman’s work is like getting
    hit over the head with a baseball bat from behind. And yet this piece has this
    more contemplative, more mysterious quality,
    more abstract quality. ‘Force comes from motion. It serves three purposes: to
    pull, to push, to immobilize.’ The aim of Juan Carlos Romero
    withViolenciawas to shove the spectators
    into realizing that violence was the only way to fight the
    oppressor’s violence. This is what he called
    ‘emancipatory violence.’ The work started about a little
    over three years ago, where Julie
    had just traveled to China and observed these beautiful
    cave paintings. This one isLuminous Appearance,andTransmigration,
    Transmutation,andLast Breath.One of the things
    we’re most proud of that happens in parallel
    with the shows is our Conversations program which this year bring together
    over 50 different speakers, whether curators, artists,
    museum directors, collectors, activists, writers
    from all over the world. All of these talks
    are available online. I remember growing up and
    hearing about Lorenzato’s work, and it was sort of
    a hidden secret. He developed his own technique
    because he had these tools. So he would kind of
    comb the paintings. I love this from 1994. It feels
    to me like a New Year’s Eve, where you can see the sky
    lit by these flowers of fire. She cuts and manipulates
    and embellishes and really uses beauty as a tool
    to seduce you in to what looks like this very
    glorious and beautiful image, but it’s really about serious
    disenfranchisement of underprivileged
    and minorities and violence against black
    and brown bodies. One thing that we’re incredibly
    proud of at Art Basel is the extent to which artists
    themselves are engaged with what happens here. The notion that art fairs are
    an isolated, commercial sphere, separated somehow from the
    studio and from artist practice, is no longer
    really the case whatsoever.

    Beach House Tour! 🏖️ MTV Floribama Shore
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    Beach House Tour! 🏖️ MTV Floribama Shore

    January 17, 2020


    (upbeat music) Hey y’all, welcome to Florida, or better yet, Flori-bama. – Beach house! – One of our favorite rooms
    in the house is right here. This is where we confess
    everything we did, and all our crazy nights out.
    – All of our sins. – I’ll do a confessional right now. – Yeah, do a confessional.
    – We’re stumbling down, we’re falling down, we’re acting crazy.
    – You’re doing great Codi! – [Codi] Oh, wait.
    Wait for me, y’all. This is where we check
    ourselves out before we go (singing) ♪thought and plot, – [Everyone] (singing) ♪ take shots, ♪ don’t stop, make money a lot, ♪ ♪ right features still
    see us at the top. ♪ (claps) – [Candace] Most times
    we just way too drunk to appreciate artwork. – It’s okay, some of
    these crooked as (beep). I mean, crooked as (beep).
    (laughs) I mean, they just crooked
    – (beep) Codi! (beep) It’s Gus, you guys want to bust in? – Yeah, let’s bust in on this (beep). This is where we do interviews, and talk (beep) about everybody. – So, this is our stove. – I think we got a visitor. – [Candace] Is that Kirk?
    – [Nilsa] Saint Kirk. – [Codi] Oh.
    – [Candice] Look at Kirk. Oh my God, lookin like a pastor. So, I’ma take y’all to the closet. – [Nilsa] You see this
    necklace Codi’s wearing? This is his microphone.
    – Yes. – This is where we can hear
    everything he says about us. – And, sometimes I feel like they can hear everything I’m thinking. – They have therapy for that, buddy. – Yeah, I know. – You guys have found your way outside. Sometimes, the plants attack. – Yeah, we don’t know why the plants are always
    knocked over, production. – (yells) And, this is our balcony, where we talk really loud, and kind of frustrate our neighbors! – And, we scream at each other, and watch the propane tank blow up! (explosion)
    – And, we try to yell to see if our voice can
    carry across the water! – (yells) Hey y’all! – (water rumbles) – This is also where Codi (beep). – Yes it is. This is where Jeremiah (beep) and (beep) (beep) – Yeah, so (beep) down there
    and Jeremiah was up here. (beep) (beep) (elevator music) – This is where I love to
    go skinny dipping with Codi. – That’s right, we’ve
    come a long way in life. I know I have, cause this is the pool I used to swim in.
    – [Candace] Yeah. – Now, I swim in this. (elegant music) – This is the lair. Sometimes, you hear
    noises coming out of here, like (roars). – We sit here in our thought swings, and Codi just pleases us. – Yes, Codi’s a wonderful gentleman. – I am the epitome of
    southern charm, right here. – This is the bar we were
    gonna use to make drinks. – Oh, wow.
    – wow, look who it is. – Look at this.
    – Bartender Jeremiah. – You guys giving them a
    tour of this wonderful house? – We are.
    – Yes, and you made us not one drink this summer. (laughs)
    – Yeah. – Neither did Codi. – Codi made me a couple drinks. – Yeah, I made a lot of drinks. – Oops. (upbeat music) – All right, what’s left to show them? – The bedrooms. – The bedrooms. – Oh yeah.
    – Where the magic happens, or lack thereof. (upbeat music) – Where’d Codi go? Codi?
    – I’m waiting. – [Nilsa] Oh, boy! I’m just surprised your not snoring. (record scratches) Well, I think we’ve showed them
    everything there is to show. – Yeah. – So, y’all make sure you stay tuned, for a lot of laughing, crying. – Fights, arrests. – People get hurt. – [Everyone] It ain’t
    true, but it could be. – So, look, y’all gotta
    go to y’all’s home. – Ya ain’t gotta go home. – [Everyone] But ya gotta get outta here! – Bye y’all, bye! – [Candace] (sings) Love ya.

    Billy can’t stop staring at Gabo | Make It With You (With Eng Subs)
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    Billy can’t stop staring at Gabo | Make It With You (With Eng Subs)

    January 17, 2020


    This is the most
    popular beach here. Beautiful, isn’t it? Are you really a Filipino? Our beaches are much
    better than this! This is nothing
    compared to Boracay, Palawan, Cebu, Siargao– I’m not saying this is more
    beautiful than our beaches. I just meant this is
    the most popular one. Perfect for picigin . Beaches in Croatia
    are usually rocky, but here… the sand is fine, and no
    matter how far you go, the water is always knee-deep. That’s why it’s perfect
    for picigin . And this spot is perfect! Hey. Let’s go. Hey, wait! We came here to the beach
    and you’re not ready? I don’t have any swimwear. Then just strip down
    to your underwear! Hey! We’re not here to swim!
    I’ll teach you picigin . What? How do you play that? I’ll throw this ball towards you
    and you have to hit it back. Don’t let the ball touch
    the water no matter what. You have to throw
    the ball back at me. Let’s try it. Hey! That was far! That’s how you play picigin ! You have to go for the ball! Fly! Jump! Get the ball
    no matter what happens. You want to fly, huh? Do you want to join us? Let’s go! – Can he play?
    – Of course! Come on! Come here and join them! Okay. I’m just going to rest. – Hey, you’re not joining?
    – No. Yes! Whoo! Antonia. How is Gabo? Is he a fast learner? He’s good. Tell me more. He’s handsome. He’s very athletic. He has a beautiful body. And a beautiful smile. Wow. You can really
    make him do things. Can you also make him
    learn to dance? A Croatian dance? Yes. Sure.

    Italy’s Secret Paradise! Elba Island. Great Hikes, Amazing Food And Beautiful Beaches.
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    Italy’s Secret Paradise! Elba Island. Great Hikes, Amazing Food And Beautiful Beaches.

    January 16, 2020


    good morning from Elba Island I think I
    found one of my happy places I’m pretty excited I want to see these bunkers
    a hidden gem this is crazy history and beauty our AirBnB meh not so good I’m here a
    Cavoli Beach It’s called Capo D’Enfola We’re at Scaglieri Beach It’s called the ocean that’s why it’s salty I found I guess my happier spot if that’s possible don’t tell anyone though
    gotta keep it quiet it’s our place shhhh! Come on let’s go! [Music] when you think of Italy what comes to mind
    Florence Rome Venice and many other popular places my family who lives in
    Florence told us to visit those places but then they said Marco you have to go
    to Elba Island I’ve never heard of this place have you? man we’re sure glad we went and
    this is why good morning from Elba Island this is our view from our place
    we’re staying at and if didn’t have this view this place would be meh and I’m still kind
    of mad but this view is spectacular look at all the sailboats down there
    history is a big part of Elba Island Napoleon was exiled here it was also
    used as a German military base in World War two and today we’re gonna go see
    some of those ruins with the World War two bunkers we’re doing a hike today
    it’s called Capo D’Enfola it has old World War two German bunkers
    so we’re gonna see some of those I’m pretty excited I want to see these
    bunkers I’m a world war ii kind of buff so I know I’m like meh I just want to hike watch she’ll like them better than me [music] is this ever beautiful it’s not a hard hike but wow is it
    ever stunning you’re rewarded oh yeah not much effort no wonder they built a bunker up here there’s nice beautiful view Elba is such a hidden gem in Italy yeah not a lot of people go here it’s not
    that busy and there’s amazing things to do here and beautiful water yeah don’t
    tell anyone though got to keep it quiet it’s our place Jaden’s been asking me about tanks and world war two and if Germans had better tanks and they did
    they take about ten American tanks to kill one tiger tank because they were so
    well armored and well equipped and our tanks are just faster weaker Armour and
    weaker guns but don’t quote me on that but that’s my knowledge gotta
    check my facts you always get things wrong but I think that’s right right Jaden? get you’re face in there. there you go. [music] well we are at our first bunker or only bunker but we’re here this is crazy they hid in here look at this this is crazy
    you found the way out they would’ve had lights in here they would have power did they? how?
    running along the top there this is creepy and we’re out we found another bunker this is bunker bister busters let’s go in this is crazy you guys ever been in a bunker before oh my god look at this this is a maze this is probably where they kept the shells ok lets not get lost in here how can you get lost this the way out love this hike history and
    beauty I think the Germans just built a bunker up here so they could have this
    view [music] one thing Alba island isn’t short on
    is amazing beaches we basically got them all to ourselves check it out I think I found one of my happy places Cavoli beach oh my god
    it’s so beautiful here I never want to leave I think I’m just going to move here
    and it’s going to be my home there’s like this calm beautiful beach down below a
    beautiful hillside with lush green and then this aqua blue water is unreal we’re at scaglieri beach in ah biodola we got lucky we got chairs right up at
    the front beach and there’s not many people here is really awesome
    I’d recommend coming to this beach this is good this is ranked I think seventh out
    of ten but I’ve been to a Cavoli beach it’s really busy this one is big
    beautiful I picked this beach I’m at another Beach today I found I guess my happier spot if that’s possible I said I was in my happy place
    but I found an even more happy place for a beach
    this is Biodoli or ba doli beach and the sand is so fine it’s like
    it’s like flower or brown sugar and it’s even more beautiful which is actually
    hard to imagine I would say this is one of the most beautiful beaches that
    I’ve been to probably ever I’m stuck you’re stuck we’re just going to leave you here then a bye bye bye bye ciao this is amazing Elbe Island is one of the most beautiful
    places in the world you should go and oh yeah don’t forget to subscribe and hit
    that like button [music] how’s your pizza? really good! it’s a different style
    of Pizza isn’t it? it’s called puccini or something it’s made with chickpea flour it’s called square pizza what do you got there I got yogurt, nutella, smarties and chocolate he likes that ice cream oh my god
    let’s go good morning I’m working out well actually I’m not she is I still got my pajamas on
    I wont show you the rest because ah I’m all tanned

    UNBALANCED PLANTED AQUARIUM – Tale of 2 Fish Tanks
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    UNBALANCED PLANTED AQUARIUM – Tale of 2 Fish Tanks

    January 16, 2020


    – What’s up fish tank people. Dustin’s fishtanks bringing it to you talking
    about the tale of two tanks. How’s everybody doing? I hope you’re doing well. In today’s video, we’re gonna talk about the
    B26, which is balanced as heck, versus the F35 Fluval tank that my daughter has, which
    is completely unbalanced and has all kinds of algae. I’m gonna break down both of these tanks. Why one’s working and looking great and why
    the other one is looking terrible. But first, I want to tell you all something,
    I want to tell you no. I, right now, am saying no to five things
    that I would really like to do in this fish tank hobby. Right now I’m sitting on my back porch staring
    in a camera lens yelling. I would love to be in front of actual people. There are five live fish tank events that
    I have to say no to. First, the Sacramento Aquarium Society asked
    me to come out this summer in June to go talk to their club. I’ve never been on the west coast. I’d love to go out to the west coast. I hear the Sacramento area has fantastic both
    stores, fish rooms, the whole nine yards. Guess what I’m not doing? This summer I’m not going out to Sacramento. Why? Because I have a vision and I have to complete
    this vision and get this stupid greenhouse built. I’ve never built a greenhouse before. Here is the plot plan for this greenhouse
    that I am constructing very soon. I’m not leaving town, I’m not taking a break,
    I’m not getting out of here, I’m getting this thing done. The fourth thing I’m saying no to: my friend
    Ted Judy, my man Mark, our friends at Custom Aquariums, they’re so kindly to sponsor a
    350 gallon aquarium that was supposed to be setup in a new greenhouse in January. That didn’t happen, it’s been sitting on the
    floor in my garage and I’ve been staring at it forever. Do you know what it’s like for a 37 year old
    boy who likes fish tanks to be staring at an empty 350 gallon aquarium on the bottom
    of his garage? It’s killing me, the longer I stare at it
    the better it’s gonna get. Yeah, Custom Aquariums want to have me up
    in Wisconsin. Guess what Wisconsin’s like in summer, it’s
    probably great. I’m in Kentucky right now, it’s hot as I’d
    love to go up to Wisconsin. I’d love to go fishing with Ted Judy, sitting
    on a boat in one of the Great Lakes, catching fish, talking fish, doing all that with Ted. I’d have had a riot doing that. Guess what I’m not doing? I’m not going up to Wisconsin this summer,
    I’m staying here, I’m getting this greenhouse done. The third thing I’m not doing: I’m friendly
    with our friends at Predatory Fins. A bunch of Youtubers are going down to Boca
    Raton, Florida. Guess where I used to live, Boca Raton, Florida. I know it like the back of my hand, I lived
    there for a year, probably still have some friends there. Guess where I’m not going this summer, I’m
    not going down to Boca Raton, Florida for the Youtubers event happening with Predatory
    Fins. Second event that I’m going to go to: there’s
    a new pet shop opening up in Akron, I’ve been invited to go to that. I hear Joey and his massive biceps are going
    to be there. I am not going to be there. I would love to be there. I’m from Ohio. I like the temperature of Ohio in the summer,
    it’s great, it feels good, it’s cold, I could go drink beers on the back of the boat with
    my dad, but I’m gonna go. Why am I not gonna go? It’s simple, I’ve got stuff to do here. I’m taking care of business here. And the last thing, the number one thing that
    I’m missing out on this summer, and it makes me sad to talk about, but I am missing out
    on it. And it’s for a good reason and that is this,
    the past three years I have been the Reef-A-Palooza’s show in New York. I love New York, I love New Yorkers, I love
    everything about this show. For two years I’ve had fresh water live aquascaping
    contests in the middle of the Reef-A-Palooza metal and saltwater show, where people walking
    by can’t believe in how great freshwater looks. I’d love to be smack dab in the middle of
    this show. I’m boys with Lou and Vic and quite frankly
    the stuff their doing at World Wide Corals gets me excited about greenhouse 2.0. Unfortunately, that event is this weekend
    and I hope you all go and have agood time. But I’m not going because the following week
    I have my final development plan for the greenhouse. All five of these events can wait, I’m sorry
    I’m not attending all five of these events. I think it’s important, don’t let your mouth
    overload your back as the great Jim Rohn says. So, I’m saying no to everything. You know what else I’m saying no to? Doing work on these two tanks I’m about to
    show you. Let’s check them out. I want to make another point about saying
    no to stuff. No one’s here right now, however my family,
    wife and two young daughters are home all summer. Money and blood don’t mix like two chicks
    and noshould get up in some, you know the verse Biggie fans. Yeah, I’m here, I’m trying-a shoot a video
    while my family isn’t around. I’m doing this and I’m trying to get that
    greenhouse built as soon as possible, to make if fair for my family to be here without worry
    about me running in and out, working, half-working, not working, Josh coming in, getting a cup
    of water, us running around. So, I just want to make that point it’s family
    first. That’s why I’m not doing it. That’s why I’m saying no to a number of things. There’s the tank we’re gonna talk about second. Let’s roll down here, talk about the B26. Dusty got a little rantastic talking about
    everything I’m saying no about but it’s all about balance for me. Going to all five of those events all over
    the country will throw me off balance and keep me away from my ultimate goal. I want to talk about balance in my life and
    stuff I’m stopping to get to one of my goals. Stuff that I’m postponing until later Reef-A-Palooza
    will be going on next year, all those events will be happening next year, I want to talk
    about balance in the aquariums. I’ve got an example of a balanced tank to
    show you and I got an example of a tank that is not balanced to show you. We’re gonna start here, with the Fluval B26,
    the bow-front. This is my most balanced and my most favorite
    tank. I’m gonna give you the good first then I’m
    gonna give you the bad upstairs in messy Maya’s room. Okay, so this tank from head to toe, this
    is 150 watt Coral Life metal halide. This is a little bit of air plant action that
    I use. And then this tank is decked out, it’s got
    the, what is this like a, Fluval 206 filter which is the bomb. Everybody knows Fluval makes the best filters
    around. 150 watt metal halide light on here. Compare that to the F35 tank that I have upstairs,
    which only has my LEDs with comparatively this tank has a ridiculous amount more light
    on it. That’s important cause I want to talk about
    the balance of this tank. You’ll notice this tank right here has no
    algae on the front of the glass hardly at all. There is a tiny, tiny, tiny, you know, speck
    here and there. But for the most part this tank has almost
    no algae in it. The cool part about this set up is that this
    tank, unlike your your boy Dusty, is balanced, okay? This tank is balanced, it’s been setup for
    a good long time. It is rolling almost perfectly in my humble
    opinion. Now why is it rolling so well? The goal is to get a balanced, planted tank. The goal is to get a balanced life. Not everything is balanced, I did kill this
    air plant by having it a little too close to, actually that’s still alive. You can see the green growth. That’s actually still alive a little bit. But it definitely was a little too close to
    the light. But generally speaking, this tank is my most
    balanced tank, is my favorite tank. Now, lets unpack this little bit. Even though we have 150 watt metal halide
    on here, we have a ridiculous plant load. People like numbers, even though it’s nature,
    I’m gonna give you some dumb numbers. I like to run my planted aquariums with one
    inch of fish, for every one inch of fish, I want to have like, a foot of plant matter
    if that makes sense. And I’m gonna show you this in my pond in
    a second. But I don’t think I have any fish in here. The beta fish that I had in here at one point,
    I think is no longer with us, I think I lost him, it is what it is. So, there is no fish in this. There are a couple of really wicked snails,
    you can see around here. But the plant load is super duper high. I want to point out, I think because of the
    lack of nitrogen that the fish would ultimately produce I am slightly nitrogen deprived up
    here. I’m not sure if this is discoloration because
    of the lack of any fish waste at all or if it’s because the water level got too low and
    I cooked it. The buce took a little bit of a beating there
    but you can look just down underneath it and, you know, see the more, I forget what type
    of bucephalandra that is, it’s not a skeleton king but it’s close to it. As you can see, that stuff is doing just fine. I also love the buce cause it has that iridescent
    look to it. But this tank, I gotta tell you, is extremely
    balanced. The lights are only on for six hours at a
    time, maybe seven, that’s it. So, even though I have a high intensity light
    on here, they’re only on for six hours. You can always go up, I like to run six as
    my base line. This plant mass right here is baby tears,
    It’s my number two carpeting plant as far as ease of keeping behind dwarf sag, both
    of which we sell a ton of. This actually needs hacked. But this is a really ridiculous, high nitrogen
    absorbing, excess nutrient absorbing, plant load right here. You take that in combination with, this is
    an aponogeton longiplumulosus in the background, it’s not an ulvaceus, it’s a longiplumulosus,
    it’s a little bit darker, a little bit more ruffled than the ulvaceus. That’s a fast growing easy plant. I’ve got the crinum calamistratum right here. I’ve got the junkrippons, that’s it’s name,
    don’t knock it in here as well as some java fern windelov. So, this tank hardly any work ever gets done
    on it. Like, I just topped it off the other day,
    with this bucket right here. But for the most part this tank gets hardly
    any work from me. It’s very rewarding. The limited amount of work I do spend with
    this aquarium, I do enjoy, I top it off. I actually took a tissue culture plug of moss
    and I just shoved it over here, like this. This is getting a little scorched, but look
    at this moss underneath it, this is actually tissue culture flame moss that I just stuck
    on top of here and it’s growing out on its own. So, you can see how it’s really taken off
    and I’m loving that. I’m gonna to have to get it under control
    but moss just grows like crazy. I could take this whole patch out if I wanted. But this tank, super duper balanced, good
    water flow, you can see the surface agitation on the top. There’s probably not any fish in here so I
    am getting a little bit of nutrient deficiency. You can see these really sweet snails. The species variation is, you know, every
    species of plant is different but generally speaking, one inch of fish, twelve inches
    of plants and you’re gonna be balanced. This tank is balanced, I’m loving it and to
    top it off I thought about adding rummy nose to this aquarium because the beta fish is
    gone. Speaking of beta fish, lets roll up to messy
    Maya’s room, where I can show you a tank that’s not balanced and the difference between this
    tank and that tank. Now we are in my daughter, Maya’s room. Parents, let this be a lesson to you, whatever
    you can do to get your children involved in the hobby, do it. One of the things I let Maya do is feed her
    own fish. I also let her, those of you fathers, that
    participated in the Father’s Day sale, these are Marygrove doll stickers. If she wants to put Marygrove doll stickers
    on an F35, so be it. This aquarium is clearly off balance. It’s not too far off balance but I want to
    break down some of the factors that can help you all with this aquarium and why we are
    at this situation with the algae. First things first, algae generally speaking
    is too much light, too much extra nutrients, often times, not enough water flow. Where is this aquarium sitting? It’s sitting in my daughter, maya’s room. This happens to be one of the hottest rooms
    in our house. It also happens to have a window right here. Window, too much light. I run my own standard double LEDs on here. Now, they’re only on for six hours, that’s
    two rows, one reds, one whites. And I’ve been selling a lot of them recently. But I run the standard double on here but
    I only run it six hours, but there’s extra light coming in from the window. There’s also extra nutrients a la mister fish
    right here. How fantastic is this beta fish? This fish is just absolutely fantastic. He’s like a waggly dog, I roll up to the tank
    he wants fed. Guess what happens every time we look at this
    tank. We feed this tank, in fact we over feed this
    tank. Over feeding the tank, too much light, gets
    you this algae right here. I want to make a note on the filtering of
    this. This is filtered with either a 206, excuse
    me a 106 on here. I love these little filters, now this is actually
    plumbed up through the bottom of these. This tank by the way is a similar foot print
    to the new Fluval Flora. I love the rimless, but I like the way that
    they got this here. But back to the filter, though. The filter actually, the way this aquarium
    is sold out of the box, the filter, actually the output comes all the way up to the top. I wanted to get that lower because of this
    sick aquascape that my man Kevin Kelly at the Brooklyn Hardscapers. He’s one of the people I’m not gonna see this
    weekend at Reef-A-Palooza that I really wish I was seeing. But he did this sick dragon stone design. I am selling dragon stone nowadays, by the
    way. But he did this sick design. I didn’t want to have the output of the filter
    interfering with the scape. So, I added this little aquaclear on the back
    here to give me more water flow on the surface. So, water flow is actually an issue but it’s
    caused by myself not the design of the tank. Because if I had had this tank at the top
    I’d have more surface agitation, I’d have more water flow. Right now the output of the filter actually
    just runs into the hard scape. So, that’s why more than likely we have some
    of this algae on the front here. You’ll notice it’s here but it’s not here
    because this part of the tank has enough water flow. Does that make sense? So, and this side, just to hammer this point
    home, this underneath one of my pretty awesome lights. This part right here doesn’t have algae on
    the glass, this part does, it’s totally a water flow issue. So, if you have this kind of filament algae. Andrew get a shot of this down here. This type of algae, you can see it’s not flowing
    enough. That’s the algae from not enough water flow. Because it’s not present there. I want to point something else out that’s
    just pretty cool with this. I took plants from an import, I don’t know,
    a month ago in here. This is fully under water grown sword. There’s the above water leaves that we left
    on. There’s the below water coming up through. So, the plant is fully inverted. So, I just think that that’s fun to actually
    see the example of this is above water growth, that’s below water growth. So, not enough water flow, too much light
    coming in. And then obviously, our friend Mister Blue,
    I think is his name, got fed a little too much. So, what are we gonna do with this tank? Let’s clean it. Alright, this is how we’re gonna clean this
    bad boy. We’re gonna do a quick hit, wham bam thank
    you ma’am, 50 percent water change on this sucker. I’m not gonna unplug the filter but I am gonna
    lift this sucker up a little bit which cuts the flow off. It’s part of the reason I love these filters. If I wanted to remove this I could just flip
    this up and that will all pop off. But this actually breaks the flow right now. So, the filter is actually not. This canister ejection is actually not running
    right now. But take this light, set it over here. And I’m intentionally not having the filter
    on cause I want stuff to settle, and I’m gonna take the big tube from the ShamWow spoof to
    clean this sucker. We’ll wipe this stuff off, and then we’ll
    suck out all the big algae problems. The question is this though, folks, will my
    daughter even notice that I’ve cleaned her tank? Without being prompted, will she say oh thanks
    dad? I did fill this sucker up last night so I
    gotta be careful slanging my arms around in here. But the algae comes off fairly easily. So, we gotta clean behind the American Girls. Because that’s what she wants to have on her
    aquarium. It’s all about getting kids in the hobby,
    which is why I’m doing a kids aquascaping contest in Chicago in August. But we’ll get that all shake and stirred the
    whole bit. And then we’re gonna do a nice 50 percent
    water change on it. And clean this sucker up. I want people to check this hard scape out. It’s pretty legit. I need to get with Kevin and get a video of
    how he does it with the cement. Check out Brooklyn Hardscapes, doing a lot
    of great stuff. And that’s all the lower I’m gonna take it,
    cause I don’t want to go below the level of the canister filter. I am going to unplug the other one. And the beta fish can handle a 50 percent
    water change. Fill it back up. Hide the women, the children, water change. Don’t do water changes when your wife’s around. And then I’m actually just gonna fill this
    whole big tub up with water the same temp as the tank. Let me go test the temp, get some dechlor
    and then scoop it back into this tank. There, now I got my temp. My wife complained about the water pressure
    yesterday when Josh and I had, I was filling up the pond and doing a water change in the
    garage. She’s like, there’s hardly enough water pressure
    to flush the toilets. Sorry honey, I’m moving out soon. Oh, hey honey, want to pull your car in the
    garage? Oh sorry, you can’t because I got this fat
    Fluval F15 or F20, I think it’s F15 right here that I haven’t set up, that I’m dying
    to set up, and a place to set up. I’ve also got this big tank right here, which
    we’ll talk about in a second. I’ve got a empty leaking 40 breeder over here,
    a 20 over here. Oh, kids do you want to pull your bikes out? No chance in Piss your wife off, piss your
    life off. Alright, look at the bottom of this container. So, I gotta get this dirt out of the tub and
    make sure there’s no more on the floor. That’s a fail, that’s gonna piss the old lady
    off. I am gonna kick the filter back on. Now it’s flowing, it was only off for a couple
    of minutes. So, I’m not worried about bacteria dying,
    cause while I refill it I want to make sure that all the water and all the junk gets stirred
    up and is put back into that filter right there. Beta fish does not care. Click the links around here, check out why
    beta fish are so gangster, and have the best personalities. People say I look like the ShamWow dude, you
    click the links around here, got the ShamWow video as well. Stay tuned for the ShamWow guy, he’s coming
    back. Happy wife, happy life, get the water off
    the floor, get the water off the floor, get the water off the floor, ya fish tank punks. And there’s how we’re looking after we cleaned
    up the F35 in messy maya’s room. Do me a favor, drop me a comment if you learned
    a little something or how you stay balanced. Hit the like button, subscribe button, share
    button, and tank on everybody, later.

    Venice Beach House Tour | Los Angeles California
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    Venice Beach House Tour | Los Angeles California

    January 16, 2020


    What’s going on everybody? Welcome to Venice Beach California, and this is our home. Welcome to Vagabrothers, Venice. We’ve changed a few things around since we moved in , so let’s go give you a tour. Let’s go. This is our living room; this is where we spend the majority of our time. This is where we “ideate.” This is where we eat. This is where we have coffee; it’s where we watch TV. This is where a lot of magic happens. You might remember these walls were green, but we noticed and a couple people commented that our faces were turning purple in the videos that we shot here, so we decided to fix that. Marko is like, “Why is my face purple”? It could be related to the walls, but it could also be related to the fact that you always forget to wear sunscreen. So wear sunscreen. Or I was just like a drunk, and I had one of those ruddy complexions of someone who drinks too much…..the Rudolph the red-nosed drunkard nose. Yeah ,anyway so let’s just show some of the things right here. We got a TV. This is the first TV either of us has ever purchased. Black Friday. This was a 55 inch LG TV. We got it on Black Friday at Best Buy for 400 bucks…a petty good good deal. And then down below, we have…these are some of my LPs. We have a collection going right here ,but behind it are some of the things we hid. We got this at Target something like that for 100 bucks and assembled it ourselves, and then we just put in these little screws to hide everything behind it. And what’s behind it is all of our hard drives organized from oldest to newest. There’s probably about 20 or 30 hard drives, maybe about a hundred terabytes plus of footage down there. It’s better hidden with cool album covers from back in the day. Marko, what’s your favorite record? We’re going to ..I don’t know I think we need to a video about this because there’s a ton of them that I collected during college, but we’ll save that for a separate thing. What about that? I found this at the Long Beach flea market for 25 bucks. It’s a 1960s school wall map. If you look at the details, coolest thing I love is the shipping routes going through the Panama Canal and stuff like that. This tells the distance between cities. I also love that they have all of the geography. What’s it called? It’s got elevation so it’s color-coded by elevation. You can see some of the highest places on earth. You have the Andes; you got some of the brown the Rocky Mountains.. Over here the Himalayas .If you come over here, you can see there’s North and South Vietnam. There’s a couple anomalies….it says the Soviet Union, so it’s definitely from way back in the day.,’60s..I think this comes from 1967. It’s always interesting to look back at history and see how the world was divided up. The idea is that behind it we have a white board that we can use to do some ideation. Can’t show you what’s behind it. It’s all secret plans, but we can basically have that down we’re doing business, and then we want to have friends over, we can just cover it up. Tin Tin.. mandatory . Got to love Tin Tin. We have this nice…… this couch is the one thing that we pilfered from our parents’ house. Sorry Mom and Dad. We just had to take it. It was the one thing our parents were always complaining about. It doesn’t really fit in the house, but it fits perfectly here. We got this table for fifty bucks at the Long Beach flea market. If you look at the details, it’s Chinese. There are all these sort of like… the Buddha in certain areas. It’s supercool and was only 50 bucks. Just great. This is a another Long Beach flea-find. It’s pretty decrepite it, but it holds some of our books and coffee table books which we try to swap out. Silver play button Thank you guys. Honestly, we wouldn’t be in this house if it weren’t for you guys. So thank you. Got this beautiful little painting in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala when I traveled as a senior in college way back in 2010, and I just kind of like how it’s the last thing…. a little bit of color on the way out when you flip the lights. Our table, breakfast and work on this thing. It doesn’t really fit. We’re contemplating listing this table, selling it, and then building some drop tables that would be right up against the window so you have natural light and then when you need a table, you can use it, and when you don’t , you can get rid of it and kind of reclaim the space. We have one of my favorite posters. This is a picture from the Berlin Wall, which I bought in Berlin last year. 1989, right? It’s the fall of the Berlin Wall, which I think is really symbolic of a beautiful era of openness and taking down walls, building bridges. And that’s a very strong principle of mine, personally. I think that’s the basis of our channel. It’s kind of cool to look at this and and see some reminder of freedom. No wall. No wall. Speaking of which…… This room is the best room. This is the chill room. This is the reading room. We don’t have a lot of books in this room, but we bring books into this room. We have a bit of a disagreement on that, right? I want our house to be open and clean and spacious. Mark and I, maybe one of our biggest character clashes is the fact that I like things a little bit more sparse and minimalist, and Marko likes to elaborate and put more and more. I think we found a pretty good middle ground, Bro, in here honestly. I just like bohemian style houses where you have little trinkets and cool little knickknacks from all around the world. I want a house that’s looks more like a curio shop. But you know what? When you get your own house, you can do that. I like Alex’s sparseness. I just watched a documentary Minimalism. I see the aesthetic pleasures of it, and we’re basically reducing. It’s working. Check out what we got here. It’s kind of a Mexican themed room. We got this Zacotec style design blanket, which we threw over this couch, which folds out. It’s a futon couch. When we have guests they can sleep on their own little bed, if they want. They can sleep on the couch. We’ve hosted quite a few people. We have Raya and Louis, FunForLouis and RayaWasHere, have been here, but Louis doesn’t fit on that couch. No This is not Louis standard couch. It fits everyone else, but not Louis or Will Darbucher They’re just a little bit too long, but I this thing’s pretty cool… open beers, you know .Show us some of the characters. We have these guys which are Oaxaca painted animals. They’re actually also…these were our mother’s. Elephant, candle, used to be a rabbit. Our dad is from New Zealand; our mom is from California. She’s a flight attendant, and she was always bringing back cool little trinkets. I think Marko, honestly, that might be where you get the curios shop vibe is from Mom. She has good taste. Here we have the Holstee Manifesto, which is always good to look at and remind yourself of. Shepard Fairey ,Make Art Not War. I went and bought a bunch of these cool ceramic light covers, which I got in Ensenada, Mexico for four bucks each. Then we have a bar. Alex, do you want to explain the bar? It’s got lots of alcohol; its kind of collection of our booze from around the world .Whenever we travel to a new place, we try to visit a craft distillery and pick up a little bottle to take home. A couple of scotch whiskeys. We are having a housewarming party tonight. The house is clean, and we figured we should take you guys along and show you, also. One of the cool things that I want to show is in the kitchen here. Marko, who has very good taste bought me a gift for Christmas that I really like. These are scotch glasses that actually have some of the bigger mountains in the United States in the bottom of the glass. They have an imprints of the peaks. This one is Mount Denali ,Mount Rainier. It’s got Half Dome in Yosemite and my favorite ,Mount Whitney in the Sierra Navadas, the highest mountain in the continental United States in California. When we drink whiskey or scotch, we drink it in these guys and also a big fan of the stemless wine glasses. These things are legit. Some cooking books right, Marko? Your ones. Jerusalem and Plenty by Ottolanghi This thing I got in Thailand. See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil Works well with the yellow walls. What do we have in the fridge right now? We have a lot of beer in the fridge right now. We have party supplies in the fridge. We have a couple Take and Bake PIzzas from Costco because we were in Costco today getting party supplies…. lots of cheese, beers. We got some mementos from friends who have been by here. These are our lovely grandparents. They are the best, our favorite people in the world. And here’s a thank you card from Louis and Raya, along with a photo from when we hung out in Long Beach. Robbie and Gisela, our friends from San Diego are getting married. We’re saving the date. Then some photos of all the friends from Friendsgiving party, as well as nice card that got sent to us from Manitoba, Canada of me catching a drone on a boat. This is a really fun. And me lurking extremely uncomfortably piloting the drone into Marko’s hand on a boat. There’s also here….. we have the record player ,which is tucked in the corner, and let’s see what’s on right now. We’ve got the Clash, Sandanista. We got love for Frieda, Tiki from New Zealand, pull-up bar for when we are feeling like we need to do a pull-up. Cow’s head ceramic thing, also from Mexico. I got a little crazy in Mexico , nesting a little bit after not having possessions for a long time. He called me at the border and was like, “Bro, you’re not going to believe what I got.” And he listed it off, and I was sitting there going ..Got an attic up here for all our extra stuff, which does open ,but we won’t go up there today. The bathroom. What I like about the bathroom…. we have I put this Botero painting, which is a woman looking into a mirror. It’s a painting within a painting.because when you look at the reflection of our mirror, you can see it. We’ve got shaving equipment here. I use a straight razor, so I like to have that set up, but for some reason Alex put hand soap on top of my shaving soap, Bro. What the hell, man. Lowball.Since when do you shave, Mark? Occasionally I do shave. It’s known to happen. Got a little magazine rack here with Tin Tin. Latest magazines, incense holder for when things get stinky. Pooh Pourrie If you don’t know where it is, use it. Your friends and family will love you for it. One of the major design flaws is that my lights to my room are outside. I sleep naked ,and if I forget to turn the light off , I have to get up out of bed, either put clothes on or just hope no one’s looking and come out here and turn the lights on. Not great, a design flaw. i’ll just turn the lights off for you, Bro. My room has evolved a little bit. Not done too much in here. The walls are still green. This is the original color of the whole house. I got a desk I put in. I put up this is zarape because we just have huge all spaces. I have this Tibetan mask right here, Indo board. I put my towel to dry next to the heater so that it warms up. My bed. I got this at the swap meet for 7 bucks. I left plenty of space so that I can do yoga in the morning theoretically , although i’ve never done it. Closet right here for all my clothes, and I put my hats on the wall like this. If you guys are wandering Village HatShop.com This is where I get my hat. Everyone’s asking. These are three of the same hats in different colors: black, brown, blue. That’s my style. This is my dresser that was my mom’s when she was a kid, .and I’m trying to keep top clean by putting magazines on it, I’ve got Esquire, Monocle the Economist, Rolling Stone, my current weekly subscriptions, and meditation couch, which I also picked up in India. When I used to live in India, I bought a bunch of things before I left for the one day that I would get an apartment. Now that time’s come. It feels good to finally sit on the floor This is my room. Like I said, trying to keep it a little bit more clean and minimal. I have a queen size bed from Tuft and Needle, two little dressers. I have some books in there. Im reading Stuff Every Man Should Know. That was a gift from Dad. I’m reading El Nuevo Kama Sutra. in Spanish. That was my book. Yeah but I’m using it. And the Lost City of the Monkey God, which I just picked up, which is pretty cool. It’s about a myth of a lost city in Honduras. Just got this yesterday and installed it. Finally have a dresser where I can put all of my clothes and stuff. Try to be organized. Having lived out of a backpack for so long. It feels really, really nice to have a place and be able to organize your possessions instead of having everything jammed into a backpack. That feels good. Got my Spanish guitar. Bought this guy when I was living in Galicia, in Pontevedra, Spain. It’s an Alhambra. Vincent Van Gogh Got a Van Gogh painting Starry Night Van Gogh’s my favorite artists.. Love impressionism ..big fan of that genre of art. I have this little guy, this quote from Ira Glass which is all about how most people who strive to be in the creative field or try to do what they want never get there because they don’t put in the the hard hours in between when you’re a beginner and making it. I still don’t think that I’ve made it, and I still look at my work still critically sometimes. So it’s good to be able to read this and get a little bit inspiration. I also have a couple of photos I took. The reason I still have all of this space on the wall is that I’m going to start going through some of my favorite images that I’ve taken in the last couple years of traveling, and I want to get them blown up onto either metal or canvas and have a couple of choice photos for that wall. Got this little guy from Costa Rica, my first ever trip without my parents. I was 14 on a surf trip. This little painting on a piece of wood is a nice reminder of that very first trip and that feeling of freedom and my life long love relationship with the Spanish language. s The closet…all this up here was covered with my pants and boxers and stuff because I didn’t have a dresser. This side is more shirts, like t-shirts and stuff and this side is more jackets and overcoats, organized by color. I’ve got my boots collection down here. All of my backpacks. We travel quite a bit, and I never really get to unpack them. And then way back here, I have the panniers for my motorcycle , which I’m really hoping that soon, Bro, we can go camping and fill the panniers and make some moto-vlogs. Please, let’s make that happen. This is from our Auntie Sal. She is really awesome. She lives in Humboldt.. big fan of the Grateful Dead, and she’s also a big fan of the Dalai Lama ,and so every year she sent us these really cool inspirational messages. This one is from His Holiness ,the 14th Dalai Lama ; it’s really nice. The true meaning of life is that basically if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you’ve found the true meaning of life. Here we are. Here are the skateboards: my two Santa Cruz skateboards Alex’s Sector Nine and this is Louis’s Penny Board because he’s staying with us. When you leave the kitchen ,there’s a side door, and it takes you into the side yard. This is my bicycle. I’ve had it since college. It has survived four years in Isla Vista, and hopefully it can survive many more here in Venice Beach. This is a my surf shed. I’ve got my wetsuit and then in here I have my boards. I have a 5/8 neckbeard from Al Merrick This is my pride and joy. This is what I’ve been riding a lot lately It’s a 5/6 mini Simmons. It paddles like a longboard and it shreds like a short board, and I’ve been having so much fun on this. It’s pretty much all I’ve got to show. This bike right here is a 1967 Schwinn Varsity. It is my grandfather’s. Perfect bike for going around Venice. I’m trying to get panniers. I want to get a nice little panniers set up here so I can just go to go work at a coffee shop. We’ve got a banana tree. We’ve got a grapefruit tree. We have a lemon tree, and we have a chiminea. We actually have two chimineas. As we said tonight, we’re having a housewarming party.. a little keg, a half keg of Blue Moon from Colorado. Wanted to get an IPA, but Alex cautioned me :people can’t drink IPAs in tons of quantity. I don’t know. You guys let us know. If you like IPA, put IPA in the comment section. The keg is officially tapped. Boom. It flows. Alright guys well that was the tour of our house. Hopefully, you enjoyed it. Let us know your thoughts. Let us know if you like the white better than the green. We definitely do. Hopefully, you guys had a good time and thanks for watching. We have a party to throw. If you liked the video give a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, subscribe to Vagabrothers and make sure you turn on notifications. You get video updates when we publish. In the meantime stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. Vlog series coming soon. We know you guys want to see the travel vlogs. They’re coming.Stay tuned. Peace.

    POKHARA Food Tour in NEPAL – HUGE Cheli Set Thali + Fish Thali + BUTTER Tea
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    POKHARA Food Tour in NEPAL – HUGE Cheli Set Thali + Fish Thali + BUTTER Tea

    January 15, 2020


    What are these two? Its coconut roll and cinnamon roll Cinnamon roll. Wow! Here they make good pancake Where did you learn to make it? She is telling that it is made in Nepal by Nepali mother You have made this? How many years have you been selling this here? Since 7 years. Do you come every morning? At what time? From 6 am to… How long you are here? This is good.
    -Yes it will taste good with coffee very nice As you walk around the Phewa lake You will notice hawkers Selling cinnamon rolls and other bakery items. Oh it is very fresh. Put Gud Pak on it. Then it will be of Nepali style Nepali croissant Very nice. It is crunchy, spongy and fluffy. Nice and fresh We are Mount Kailash restaurant We have ordered three dishes A chicken steam momo, Kothey Momo and Shabhaley For me the identifying feature of a good momo is I think it is three things First is its covering It should be thin and not at all thick Second it should be juicy Third what amount of meat or chicken is filled inside So three factors are necessary to identify a good momo. The round shaped momo that is the dumpling momo. Its head, its shell and the meat inside. and the soup or juice.
    -How much juice is there. So if you eat this the first flavour that should come in your mouth is that of the soup You should get the flavour of the juice, the fat first More flavours are in it only Then you will get the taste of the chicken, the shell, chutney and spices So these factors are the identifying character of a good momo. The style of folding the Tibetan momo is different as well It is of this shape. The ones we tried in Kathmandu were mostly round ones Ya those were Newari or dumpling style very nice I quite liked this one On one side it is pan fried and is slightly crisp On this side it is soft and steamed Very juicy momos Let us try one more piece Let’s try this. See how shiny it is from one side. And this side it is crunchy This has the same chicken momo stuffing which has been filled into this all purpose flour sheet and then fried I call the Shabhaley as Chicken Samosa It is like a big samosa Like there is the all purpose flour covering and inside there is minced chicken And then the same momo stuffing And with the chutney it seems that you are having a chicken samosa I think…there is this sweet like the “khajuri” Which has coconut and semolina. It looks like that. After the momo we will try the Tibetan bread and Tibetan tea. Come let’s go. Can you speak Punjabi? Yes.
    – She perhaps watches Bollywood. No I have stayed at Punjab At Chandigarh, Pinjor district We want to try Tibetan bread and Tibetan tea Yes please sit This is called Bhaklep. It is a Tibetan bread. The texture is very similar to the Naan. This has been baked on a griddle The curry too is very mildly spiced It is the mixed curry that has potato, chicken… This is ridged gourd And it has been made with salt and turmeric Let’s try the tea It has milk, Tibetan tea Yak butter and salt. It is made with these things. It is savoury tea. It is an acquired taste We are used to drinking sweet tea. So this is an acquired taste But in the high altitude, it is very cold So to stay protected from the cold they add butter in this. At many places like we have seen Himachal, they add ghee. Okay
    -Yes to the tea as you need some fat to beat the cold. Here they have added butter What is your name sister? My name is Mona What are you making? It is small fish fries These fishes are tiny Little bit of all purpose flour This will make it crisp What is this oil? Is this soyabean oil?
    -Yes How many of these are there in plate?
    -Four This one has come out well This is the head portion of the big head fish that you have fried You will make a soup out of it? This is Khursani( local chilli paste) Turmeric cumin powder How old is your restaurant? Its is 14- 15 years. All the dishes here are fish and chicken based. This are is famous for fishes So we mostly focus on fishes Like if you go to Dharan it is famous for wild boar. Since this area is near the lake hence there is more consumption of fishes Are these fishes from the lake itself? How many varieties of fishes are available here? Currently we use 10-15 varieties of fishes. The one that you are making here is called the Big Head And the smaller one is…
    -Bhitte In Nepalese language, Bhitte means shore So they are the fishes that comes to the shore The shore in Nepalese is Bhitte Hence the fishes that swim up to the shores are called Bhitte Dry chilli and Ginger paste Is this only ginger?
    -No it is garlic. Coriander, chili and ginger paste It is basically dried leaf plate made with sal leaves And this is called Duna This one is called Tapri. That’s why the name of this restaurant is Duna Tapari The main dishes here are fish based. The different varieties of fish dishes that are available here like the Fish head soup this is pan fried fish This is Bhitte It is Hans Ka Choila This is buckwheat pancake curd, cauliflower and potato pickles fish curry very nice. It is crunchy. and most importantly it is fresh Next Try this barbecue This one It is the same big head fish And I saw how very little spices are used in this In fact in all the thing here have been made using only basic spices. Cumin powder, turmeric, salt and ginger garlic paste. That is it and Khursani So as a result the masala didn’t mask the taste of the fish If there is more masala then it will strike the mouth first and the flavour of the fish will go away that is why less spices have been used Masala is used to just enhance the taste of the chicken, mutton etc. Masala is required but then to support the taste of what we are eating It doesn’t have too much fat Else the duck meat is quite fatty This is the local duck that runs a lot hence it doesn’t have much fat Yes since the duck is physically active and doesn’t rest much that’s why it has less fat content The soup is like a proper broth The oil in it the fish oil that is what makes is tasty otherwise there is nothing much than bones The carps that are more than 6-7 kg have more oil(fat) content in the head portion And it is quite healthy I think people prefer it during winters Many guests come here to have this head soup in order to beat the chill Is winters chilly here? Not much but normal It is not as chilly as the Mustang region This fish curry is my favourite of the lot It has a homely taste Buckwheat is mostly consumed here We have tried three things made with buckwheat One that is made by mixing it with hot water.
    -It is called Dhido Other one was its fritters which is small and deep fried and is eaten along with Timur The third one is this buckwheat pancake Wow On eating it the first taste that came through is that of ghee(clarified butter) And it is so tasty on its own Everything was nice It is difficult to pick a favourite My personal favourite was the pancake or maybe the full set Thank You. It was delicious On coming here I feel the vibe of Goa As there are hotels back to back And there are small cafes as well People prefer it to Kathmandu It is quite easy to make Use any vegetables And little cornflour to thicken it Among the spices there is salt, momo masala, chicken cube then fresh noodles or pasta Flat noodle. Add whatever you please What are the local specialities in this region Mostly momo, chowmein, Thukpa
    -Thenthuk Since this place is near the mountains hence these kind of dishes are popular Is she from the Sherpa community.
    -Yes It is quite healthy It has vegetable stock, chicken, potatoes carrot and beans yes it is fun to have it in winters This one and the Thukpa as well Thukpa has a soupy texture. this one is thicker It has noodles. The pasta here has been thoroughly cooked.
    -Yes And it was prepared fresh as we saw It was easy to make I really like this Timur It is a brilliant seasoning that has a lemony taste If you eat much of this then the tongue becomes numb It has a minty taste as well It is like sweet Lassi It is called Mohi. Mohi is buttermilk right? Since you are in Pokhara, it is sweet This is a special dish called mutton Sukuti Basically it is dried meat which is sun dried for two three days and then it is deep fried and eaten with dry chutney and salad This set is called the cheli set. ‘Cheli’ refers to aunt or sister It is a special menu dedicated to them There are nearly 15 items. There is rice three kinds of curry, dal, chicken curry and pumpkin curry along with this there are dried items like Aloo Sareko Aloo Tarecko mutton fry fish fry and vegetables It is just plain boiled potatoes that have been fried. With little chilli and turmeric.
    -It is Timur Unlike the sukuti that is dried and then fried , this one is fresh meat. It is good right.
    -Ya but slightly chewy Yes it is chewy but not very spicy People in the mountains dry the meat and store and they keep using this dried meat all through the year. Like the meat is dried in regions where it rains a lot where there is o regular supply of meat so they dry it and store it for future use sir in your country I am in love with potatoes like so tasty it is A potato dish taste so good out here It is just fried potatoes with salt and how tasty it is. Is it aromatic?
    -Very much Is this the Rohu fish? Yes You know it better. Rohu is my favourite fish Rohu fried in mustard oil with just salt, turmeric and little garlic Wow it is crunchy Bitter Gourd I didn’t try this chutney This has Timur to.
    -Yes Jetha Budha.
    -Yes Bada Budha The word Tarkari is used in Bihar as well Sabzi is called Tarkari This is potato and cabbage It is Aloo Bandhako Tarkari The taste was amazing All the dishes that we tried have a unique flavour. Mustard oil have been used in the preparation Even ghee has been used too. The potato has been fried in ghee The bitter gourd fritters and the fish fry has been cooked in mustard oil. All the flavours were balanced My favourite of the lot was the rice Jetha Budha rice Such a flavourful rice You don’t need any sabzi or gravy with the rice. You can have it alone. The pumpkin with its sweet taste was nice as well The dried meat was slightly chewy It was amazing. So thank you Thank you kamal. Our eperience of exploring the local food in Nepal was very amazing Lot many things have been left behind so we will come again to explore those with you Thank you for coming here and exploring the food of Kathmandu, Pokhara I had a great experience with you. I also learnt many things from you So thank you and Delhi Food Walks

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    FISH STOPS BITING?! Our go-to TRICK before changing bait/location. Work for salt water | fresh water
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    January 15, 2020


    It’s the 3rd day after a cold front. Let’s see what fish will bite. Anchovy got us the first mackerel, indicating active fish. A calico bass followed, still on anchovy. The shrimp bait got us the first wrasse. then a surprising California sheephead This fish tastes good, but be careful with its sharp teeth. The bites continued for a while, then suddenly stopped Before changing location, we tried to slightly shake the rod tip like this and it worked! The perch also tastes very good, we let it go as we’ve already got sheephead This is my worst release of the day and we missed the bite from a duck:) The same trick works for other species as well let’s take a closer look I hope I was able to share with you the
    joy of fishing! See you next time