Bangkok, Thailand. The heat hits you like an embracing wall as you step outside of the airconditioned airport. We thoroughly enjoyed Bangkok. We stayed in a suburb outside of the tourist backpacker centre where we were able to enjoy a slower pace and engage with locals. Our favourite eatery was a few streets down from our homestay hostel and comprised of one outside table, a fridge full of beverages and an incredibly talented chef, a master of her enormous cast iron wok. We explored the such sites as The Golden Mount, Wat Poh (which houses an enormous reclining Buddha 46m in length and 15m in height), went on the river ferry (the local ferry boats are less than half the price of the tourist boats), drank from coconuts (delicious survival tip #01), indulged in Thai beauty therapy treatments (or, "fish ate our feet"), and explored the sounds, smells and hair-raising roads of Bangkok.
To film for Alphabethead we ventured out in the evenings. Each AIRBORNE \\ artist gave us a time of day to film, a keyword and/or colour to help us bring their life to track. Alphabethead chose nighttime for us to film, and the keyword "nocturnal". We walked through the night streets filming, rode tuk tuks, ate at roadside stalls, and sidled through Bangkok's red light district. There are market places are buzzing with activity at all hours of the day and night, and we hope we captured the feeling of non-stop pulse and activity that Bangkok exudes.
FOR AIRBORNE \\ we had asked all of our artists to provide a time of day, key word and/or colours that represented their track for us to consider when filming. Alphabethead gave us the word "Nocturnal" and asked that we film during the evening. Click the AIRBORNE \\ image for our music video postcard from Bangkok, Thailand.
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