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Thailand’s Yi Peng Lantern Festival

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Every fall, the Yee Peng (or Yi Peng) lantern festival is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, coinciding with the Thai holiday of Loy Krathong. The festival is one of the more photogenic in the world, with thousands of lanterns lit alight and set free into the night sky. 

Daniel Nahabedian, a Chiang Mai-based photographer, was there to photograph the event. I’ve featured two of his photos below, but for the full photoessay, hop on over to his site, Canvas-of-Light – some wonderful night photography there!

-Jodi

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(c) 2012 Daniel Nahabedian

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(c) 2012 Daniel Nahabedian

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Record snowfall in Montreal? Why not snowboard the city’s urban mountain.

My mother keeps sending me photos of snow. As a Montrealer, we’re used to it – but this December’s snowfall has been recordbreaking, with a December 27 storm dropping 45cm (almost 18 inches) of snow in under 24 hours. So I can understand all the photos coming my way. 

Sebastien Toutant (@sebtoots) figured it was a perfect opportunity to snowboard our city’s urban mountain, replete with his signature powder stunts over Montreal’s stairways and sidewalks.  I used to run up and down this  mountain and it’s surreal to see it used as a ski piste! Love it.

Enjoy!

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South America in 6 Minutes

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.


In early 2012, Vincent Urban and friends began a journey to South America in their land rover, visiting Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil. 

While their trip was quite a bit longer, they’ve put together a wonderful video capturing the contrasts of the continent, from deserts to cities, water to empty, windy plains. 

Enjoy!
-Jodi


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