Kyle Cornforth recently moved to Thailand with her family to take a job as Director of the Prem Cooking and Farm Academy. She’s writing a charming personal blog of her experiences in this very foreign country, her “musings on living, working and eating abroad”. This breathtaking video is from her post about the Yi Peng festival, in celebration of the full moon of the twelth lunar month in the Buddhist calendar. Writes Kyle:

“It starts with a procession of monks, followed by group prayer and meditation for 30 minutes, and concludes with thousands of people lighting paper lanterns and releasing them into the air… As you release it, you make a wish, or let all of your troubles be taken away with it. It is like being in a dream.”

They’re really little make-shift hot-air balloons to carry your dreams.

With big thanks to Andrea Raisfeld.

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