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@Mis_TR_Like do you have any experience with featherback?
Nope, never heard of them until now. I googled them, I must say they look very unique, especially for a freshwater fish. Have you seen or ate them?

I see that they're in the Knifefish family. I have seen the Black Ghost Knifefish which is known to be kept in aquariums, though it is unrelated to other knifefishes including the Featherback (it just has a similar body). I've been wanting to setup a tropical tank for a while, but my old tank that was laying around started leaking a few days after filling it. I don't have the money for a new one, but one day I want one.
 

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Mussels are nice! Midye Dolma is my favourite.

Yeah I know what you mean. I used to think shrimp and other legged sea creatures were gross. But once I tasted them I realised that they're delicious. The appearance doesn't really bother me any more. However, going back to mussels, in Australia we sometimes have Pea Crabs in our mussels.. I didn't know until I cooked some frozen mussels and got shocked when I saw a tiny crab inside one. Put me off seafood for a bit.
There was this South Korean reality show where foreigners went to Korea as tourists. I watched as three normal Turkish dudes poke at a baby octopus thingy that i still alive, on a platter. It was one of the funniest instances of culture shock I've ever seen. To their credit, they soldiered on and at least pushed themselves to try. The guys seemed to be real bros though. 10/10 would mindlessly play MMORPGs with.
 

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There was this South Korean reality show where foreigners went to Korea as tourists. I watched as three normal Turkish dudes poke at a baby octopus thingy that i still alive, on a platter. It was one of the funniest instances of culture shock I've ever seen. To their credit, they soldiered on and at least pushed themselves to try. The guys seemed to be real bros though. 10/10 would mindlessly play MMORPGs with.
Sounds like a highly cherished local delicacy. However, There’s a limit to my courage and adventurous spirit. I eat raw fish, no problem 😉, but living organism crawling, twirling on my plate, no way 😅

edit: bring that baby octopus 🐙 dead and cooked in any form, I’ll show him who’s the boss :ROFLMAO:
 

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turkish government service also far better than UK or Japan

E-devlet and Cimer are wonderful.

the only terrible system is the denklik system.

I graduated from a famous Japanese national university but still wait for Denklik for more than half year
 

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turkish government service also far better than UK or Japan

E-devlet and Cimer are wonderful.

the only terrible system is the denklik system.

I graduated from a famous Japanese national university but still wait for Denklik for more than half year
No idea about Japan but UK government website isn't bad compared to other Europeans government websites. no idea compared to E-Devlet since i never used it.
 

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No idea about Japan but UK government website isn't bad compared to other Europeans government websites. no idea compared to E-Devlet since i never used it.
I am a British Türkiye duel Citizenship so I knew that.


UK is not bad but Türkiye system can provide almost document and tax payment......with code online to print but UK need days to prepare and collect by yourself.


Japanese is terrible everything needs writing on paper.they without online reservation system and have to wait on government office at morning.Also no online progress checking.you have to telephone the government 100 time to know the situation (99 times their phone is busy)
 

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I used to live just across from "Çiçek Pasajı and Balıkçılar Pasajı" in Beyoğlu.
Sometimes we would be back from drinking at 02:30 - 03:00 in the morning where a new batch of steaming hot Midye Dolma would be just out. There was no stopping us from finishing the whole batch between us. Aaaah Istanbul.
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I used to live just across from "Çiçek Pasajı and Balıkçılar Pasajı" in Beyoğlu.
Sometimes we would be back from drinking at 02:30 - 03:00 in the morning where a new batch of steaming hot Midye Dolma would be just out. There was no stopping us from finishing the whole batch between us. Aaaah Istanbul.
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Hmm.. I think I will stick to my midye dolma proper. Adequately cooled down and taste set in over night 👅
And yes, Aaaah Istanbul 🫠
 

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Animeler ile aran nasıl, Akihabara'ya gittin mi hiç?
Evet ama simdi internet var,

herhangi bir ülkede animeler. izleyebilir ve satın alabilirsiniz

15 yıl önce japonya harika bir ülkeydi ama bugün geriledi.

Şu anda Çin'den birçok anime ve oyun, örneğin bir Çin video anime oyunu olan Akihabara'da çok büyük Genshin reklamı var.
 

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Have you ever been crabbing? Every year in winter millions of giant spider crabs enter Port Phillip Bay. I've caught a lot of sand crabs and red shore crabs, but I really want to catch some spider crabs.

Over here I've been lucky to go snow crabbing in st lawrence a cpl times with some buds.

We've also done blue crab.

Both are good eatin. Maritime Canada is great for crabbing. Lobsters are more difficult and restricted.

Chinese mitten crabs have begun to show up too in some freshwater areas....which is problem since its invasive species (there were no freshwater crabs here at all before them).

They're good eating too, very popular in Singapore when I lived there.

Generally I go fishing though, much easier compared to Crabs since I'm inland with ample freshwater.

Largie, smallie (both bass), perch, pike, trout, walleye.....along with the "ultimate"...the muskie.

Walleye and trout are my favourite to eat....perch is good eating too if big enough....and even Pike if you know how to do it right.

If you know what you are doing, you barely ever have to buy fish at the market.....can literally just live off the land....and time seasons and harvest (w.r.t licensing reg ofc), process and storage/preserving.

This resource is still very untapped by the population at large (all things considered IMO)....most value convenience over self-sufficiency.
 

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Yes, redfin perch! I never realised they were also in Bangladesh. The distribution maps only show Europe, Russia and a bit of Central Asia plus introduced populations in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

I guess they're spreading everywhere. They're very aggressive and kill native fish, but they're much better than carp.

Introduced species have screwed up Australia especially cane toads.

Camels opened up the interior but they now have become a nuisiance.

From Turkiye some people called Australia a murderer state because we are killing camels. Not realising these animals are invasive.

As much as I also love my cats. Cats have also contributed to lots of native species getting killed.

Now we have the cane toad problem. When we start killing them or culling them as much as we can people around the world call us murderers.

These people dont realise the havoc they cause. Its not really the animals fault per say but its due to dumbass humans.
 

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Americans and their lust for exotic pets have led to burmese pythons taking over the everglades.

While the lionfish native to the indo pacific has invaded the Atlantic due to people dumping their exotic fish into the sea.

Now the lionfish has reached Turkiye.
 

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Over here I've been lucky to go snow crabbing in st lawrence a cpl times with some buds.

We've also done blue crab.

Both are good eatin. Maritime Canada is great for crabbing. Lobsters are more difficult and restricted.

Chinese mitten crabs have begun to show up too in some freshwater areas....which is problem since its invasive species (there were no freshwater crabs here at all before them).

They're good eating too, very popular in Singapore when I lived there.

Generally I go fishing though, much easier compared to Crabs since I'm inland with ample freshwater.

Largie, smallie (both bass), perch, pike, trout, walleye.....along with the "ultimate"...the muskie.

Walleye and trout are my favourite to eat....perch is good eating too if big enough....and even Pike if you know how to do it right.

If you know what you are doing, you barely ever have to buy fish at the market.....can literally just live off the land....and time seasons and harvest (w.r.t licensing reg ofc), process and storage/preserving.

This resource is still very untapped by the population at large (all things considered IMO)....most value convenience over self-sufficiency.
Snow Crabs look fantastic! I'm assuming you went with a boat? They appear to be a deep water species. I've seen them on the show Deadliest Catch.

You have a nice selection of freshwater fish up in Canada. I wish we had bass here. They seem to be the best freshwater sport fish and easy to catch in comparison to say, trout.

We have introduced populations of trout here, but they don't last long in our lakes. They get stocked a few times a year, but I've never caught. We need to go up into the mountains to catch them, as they thrive in the streams.

Have you ever been ice fishing?
 

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Snow Crabs look fantastic! I'm assuming you went with a boat? They appear to be a deep water species. I've seen them on the show Deadliest Catch.

You have a nice selection of freshwater fish up in Canada. I wish we had bass here. They seem to be the best freshwater sport fish and easy to catch in comparison to say, trout.

We have introduced populations of trout here, but they don't last long in our lakes. They get stocked a few times a year, but I've never caught. We need to go up into the mountains to catch them, as they thrive in the streams.

Have you ever been ice fishing?

Yup out on a boat we rented with some locals.

Yup I go ice fishing each winter here. The ice has been thin here this year though, I could only go once.

Basically a bunch of us drive out to a good spot we know, and bring tent and heater with all our usual gear....go out to middle and augur a few holes lol. Then its fairly straightforward. Its all about keeping warm from the wind essentially.

If its worth it, we take ATVs too to get around easier to some lakes that are far from the roads.

Mostly its lake(s) with good trout or jumbo (perch) that makes it worth it.

Some people rent special cabins too that folks set up.

Some hardcore enthusiasts (not wanting to go to the trouble of tents and cabins) have been known to drive up their cars and ice fish right out of their car lol

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I found the most psychedelic batshvt insane conspiracy stuff ever.


According to this guy, Atatürk and Nikola Tesla met in 1928. Tesla imparted hidden knowledge to Atatürk (something about the power of the moon and that power being in Hatay). So Atatürk made a special effort to take Hatay. And of course, Tesla is Turkish.

BRB, contacting my dealer. I want to smoke whatever this guy smokes.
 

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