A magical journey through Thailand lights the passion for adventure travel.
I can still close my eyes and see it clearly. Three thousand flickering lights against the blackening of the night sky. Arms outstretched, reaching heavenward, gently guiding the blossoming lanterns as they fill, the heat inside gradually lifting until they, ever so slowly, float out of reach toward the sky.
I can still close my eyes and hear it. The melodic chanting of the Buddhist monks, enveloped in their spiritual ritual, sharing their celebration with the throngs of onlookers and participants.