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Aziz Ansari Shows Us What’s in His Carry-On

From film cameras to far-flung currency, legendary traveler and TV mastermind Aziz Ansari shows us all the cool gear in his travel bag.

Released on 8/2/2017

Transcript

00:00
(upbeat music)
00:08
Hi, it's Aziz Ansari.
00:09
This is what's in my bag that I brought to Paris.
00:15
Headphones, a very ambitious three books.
00:19
Recently I have somehow started reading
00:23
because I took internet off my phone and my computer
00:27
so I'm reading this book of Fellini interviews
00:30
that I got in this cool bookstore in the East Village.
00:33
Meet Me in the Bathroom
00:34
which is kind of about the whole early 2000s Strokes,
00:38
Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem.
00:40
I was in New York at that time
00:42
and I wish I was interviewed so I could tell them
00:45
all the uncool stuff I was doing
00:48
in New York at that time as well.
00:50
Homo Deus, the guy got a quote from Barack Obama
00:55
on the back of his book.
00:57
People call me for quotes for the back of books.
00:59
This guy called Obama.
01:01
Two film cameras, I always travel with these.
01:04
Contax T3, it's a great camera
01:06
and I usually load this with black and white film.
01:08
And then I have this one, the Olympus Stylus Epic
01:15
which I put color in.
01:17
I love the pictures from these cameras.
01:19
What else do I have?
01:20
I have sunglasses.
01:24
I have this little pouch where I have this very sad version
01:28
of that James Bond thing where I have currency
01:30
from different countries.
01:31
I have some pounds, I have some yen,
01:33
I have some dollars and a bunch of change
01:35
which I need to just put in some donation bin.
01:38
After I finish this explanation,
01:40
you stop watching the video,
01:42
you install an application to prevent yourself
01:44
from having internet access except for 30 minutes a day.
01:48
During those 30 minutes you look up whatever you want,
01:50
you read whatever you want,
01:51
give yourself an hour if you need to.
01:53
For the rest of the day you have no internet.
01:55
You try to force yourself to change your mind,
01:57
to reach for a book and read.
02:01
I don't know, bye.