Knowing What Days is Market Day is Important, It Lets Us Know You, or We Care About the Lives of the Locals
Cool video Andy! Togo seems to be a good start in Africa travel.
I love the market videos, it should be interesting to list somewhere the things u find or u cant in each market and also the difference in price, I remember one local market in Europe with a lot of cheese, honey (for prices of fresh fruit I have used Numbeo.com but it is not really precise)... indeed I know some people nowadays travel and like coking at home plus they have a special diet (for example I dont eat carbs during the week)
I would be great if we could know what is possible to buy all over the planet. For example, they sell Bissop here, which is Hibiscus, which is really good for blood pressure. I want to know for example if I can buy this in Thailand. There are great locations to buy items, for example, I know where to buy Guitars in Colombia, or used too. There are special things sold in different countries. When I was in Mosul, Iraq, i had a shirt made, I still to this day think about going to Mosul and having 10-30 shirts made. The problem is a lot of people do buy extremely bad products, and will recommend. Thanks, Andy
I like this Market video. I wish you would take us with you when you just are casually walking around. Africa is on my short list as a place to one day experience. That's largely been because of you. However, I think I'll take the lessons of your teachings and go to Lago Atitlan first.
It takes tons of concentration to keep these videos casual, and fun, just walking takes concentration in many markets, because the ground is not level, many obstacles. The, the locals are always doing some form of hello, or comments, and ignoring them is sort of bad manners, I do not ignore people. The, to make a video, the camera needs to pause on each small target for 4-8 seconds. I am watching the timer on the screen, and trying to keep it focused, and tell you what it is all a the same time, this really disrupts my casual, easy to get rattled, you can see that I often have trouble coming up with the proper words to describe what I am seeing, but then again, there is no walk through, everything I am looking at is for the first time that day, so who knows. I think there is always 3 voices in my soul, talking. 1. Desiderata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZJ1fJTezFE 2. IF by Rudyard Kipling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWvcwVWCcnY and 3. Emery Spade, a farmer I worked fro from age 12 to 21, summer hay bailing, he was super calm. These are the voices that tell me to stay calm, to stay casual. Thanks, Andy Lee Graham
Thanks Andy. I really enjoyed both those links. Let me share this one.
I can appreciate and understand the many things you're concentrating on as you're making these videos. I follow a lot of travel vloggers. Many are in my humble opinion doing the same things. Losing useful content and purpose to making it look fancy with music and editing. My favorites are still the ones that keep it simple honest and genuine. When I start traveling I hope to capture my experiences. For what I'm still a little unclear. For nothing else it will be just for my own prosperity. It's finding the right balance between capturing an experience for a lens. Without taking it away from your eyes and other senses.
I do hope we cross paths at some point. You have definitely helped me further along my path. So whether it's a coffee or a bowl of beans it's on me.
Kind Regards Rodney
Rodney, that Jim Carrey video on meaning you gave is great, it truly is insightful. I can personally say, that doing something we love, from our heart, and not with agenda is worth my time in life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ZrkBCnfxw
I try to never edit, or leave out some bad aspect of a video, mostly I try to turn on the camera and let it run, especially for market videos, we need to see all of the interactions. What is sad, high tech, eye candy, orchestrated, and non-authentic, not real is what the public now expects, and can understand, and relate, truly the more intimate and authentic often annoy viewers, as they often sort of demand that none of their time can be wasted, as if looking at real people is a waste of time, which evade me, how can seeing people, good, bad, and ugly be a waste of their time, truly does not speak well for a person who does not care about people, all people have value, all lives matter, even saying one type of life matters is not the goal. Thanks, Andy