Hot air


A man prepares a hot-air balloon before taking off in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. While fueled and in the air, the average hot-air balloon will weigh more than two tons.

Reblogged from National Geographic

Night lights

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In Chiang Mai, floating lanterns set the night alight during the annual Yi Peng festival. The tradition emphasizes reflection and spiritual cleansing. The lit lanterns, or khom loi, are hot-air balloons made of rice paper.

Reblogged from National Geographic