Yi Peng festival
Photo and caption by Simon Bond
For 30 seconds time could have stood still, those magic moments just after the main launch at the Lanna meditation centre in Maejo university are why I travel. Though to some statements like this may seem cliche, when you're there and in this moment nothing else really matters. There was an electricity in the air, and not just the brewing thunderstorm. As the lanterns were launched the collective spirits of those gathered also soared into the night sky and everyone could feel this energy.
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand