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Ali Drummond’s Bangkok bloggings

As promised in the write up for the first part of ‘Bangkok Bangers’, here is Ali Drummond’s blog from the Bangkok leg of the recent Hot Knees excursion to Thailand and Southern Asia.

Have a look at Ali’s snapshots and read of his words – there’s some interesting facts in the text. Keep an eye out for the second installment of ‘Bangkok Bangers’, which is due online anytime now!

First few days in Bangkok and Grot spots a photo opp. What do you think Grot? The answer is no mate.

Mad cruising round the streets. Most of them are so hectic in Bangkok with traffic. We found this relatively clam back street and skated the whole thing, skitching tuk tuk’s. It was rad.

Queens Park. The Southbank of Bangkok. This is where all the locals come and skate during the days and into the evenings, some rails, grinds boxes and a sick curved bank. This photo is of one of the locals called Bird mid Switch Back Heels.

Standard “I’m in Thailand on holiday epic temple photo”. This one is Temple of Dawn on the Bangkok river.

We came across this market in the Khlong Toi area, which is the ghetto of Bangkok. These frogs were all still alive, it was pretty raw. Fuck eating one of them!

Ko San Road is bullshit. When in Bangkok go to local clubs. This one is called Funky Villa and is in Thong Lo district. We were the only westerns there and it was going off.

Free Burma! There’s this skatepark in a mall in Bangkok called ‘The Ramp’, its an alright park for the space, got some good things in there, including this sick Free Burma piece all over the back wall. Represent!

Pas bought this poster in Burma and decided to stick it up on our hostel room wall with duck tape. Taking it down he pulled off all the paint on the wall! Mad bill coming my way.

This spot is at the Uni in Bangkok and a taxi ride out of town. There is so much stuff at this place but its laid out like Milton Keynes! Without a car it was a mission getting around. Luckily this set of 9 was near the entrance!

Sick in a bag? Na, this is soup! After going out everyone hits the street food stalls. We ended up ordering soup in a bag for some reason!

Spot check! This got featured in a Kingpin Bangkok article a few months back now. We got busted straight away. Most parks in Bangkok are privately owned and for this one you need a permit to film anything in the park which is gonna cost you $1500! Better get saving for those tuck knees!


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