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SLOW TRAVEL IN INDIA WITH A GUIDE - For Women, Seniors, Nature-lovers

Is your idea of a holiday a quiet, romantic escape into the hills where you can get in touch with your inner self, re-discover the child-like sense of wonder in Nature, gain a brand new perspective on some troubling issues, awaken to the chirping of birds, pen poems or a travelogue, splash paints on a canvas, practise yoga and meditation beside a roaring river or a gurgling stream, pick juicy fruit off a tree in an orchard, feel the breeze teasing your hair, wander along forest trails, collect pebbles and pine cones, soak your tired feet in icy running water, breathe in lungfuls of healthy

Loy Kratong

November 12, 2006

Last weekend was the Loy Kratong festival.  It is held on the 13th lunar month during the full moon (the November full moon). 

I love finding a festival celebrating nature.  There are two activities, first the lanterns, which are big white balloons that are lit and released.  Some of them have fireworks as a “tail”.  It creates a sparkly tail like a comet.  They are usually white, but I saw some colored ones, and some groups write notes on them.