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Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon
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I end this week with an update post on the investigation into the October 19, 2017, fire at Yangon’s most iconic building, the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, resulted in an estimated damage of US$27.5 million.  More sadly, though, two foreign tourists died in the fire.  The fire was believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring on the fifth floor, setting up a blaze that quickly engulfed the building’s teak wood structure.
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Why mentioned this?  Because a week before, this beautiful hotel was home for one night.  The day after the fire, I received an email from the Canadian Embassy asking if I was alright and confirmed my whereabouts. If you are traveling extensively, it is worthwhile to register your travel plans with your embassy, if this service is available.
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The photos here show better times!
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Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon . I end this week with an update post on the investigation into the October 19, 2017, fire at Yangon’s most iconic building, the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, resulted in an estimated damage of US$27.5 million.  More sadly, though, two foreign tourists died in the fire.  The fire was believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring on the fifth floor, setting up a blaze that quickly engulfed the building’s teak wood structure. . Why mentioned this?  Because a week before, this beautiful hotel was home for one night.  The day after the fire, I received an email from the Canadian Embassy asking if I was alright and confirmed my whereabouts. If you are traveling extensively, it is worthwhile to register your travel plans with your embassy, if this service is available. . The photos here show better times! . . . . . . . . #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #tarvelingram  #igvel  #hankles  #myanmar  #burma  #yangon  #mandalay 

38 Comments:

  1. danielle_yu

    Glad to hear you’re ok, such a tragic incident :( I left Barcelona this summer walking the same street that got attacked literally the day before it happened, I was in so much shock! 😔

  2. the.storybook.of.travels

    @danielle_yu Wow...the day before it happen in Barcelona!!! That's sending chills up my spine! That's too close. It would take a while to recover from that. Thank the lucky stars👌👌👌

  3. anna_mizra

    That's awesome

  4. the.storybook.of.travels

    @anna_mizra Thank you very much, Anna😊😊😊

  5. hysvaer

    👌👌👍👍

  6. the.storybook.of.travels

    @hysvaer Thank you, Hanne. 😊😊😊

  7. cindi_emond

    Really lovely Hank!

  8. the.storybook.of.travels

    @cindi_emond Thank you, Cindi😊😊😊

  9. luxaurorae

    Wow 😮 it’s almost impossible to know all these 🌟✨🌟beauty is in damage now . You saved the most beautiful ✨🌟✨memories, and had lucky to be there !!!

  10. bleanil_19

    😉👍🖒👌💕

  11. vlad.semen

    Wow only 1 week, I guess you were pretty relieved & grateful you weren't there at the time! 😱

  12. the.storybook.of.travels

    @luxaurorae Thank you, Aurora. That is the beauty of photography and the ability to share them on IG😊😊😊

  13. the.storybook.of.travels

    @bleanil_19 Thank you very much, Belle😊😊😊

  14. the.storybook.of.travels

    @vlad.semen Thank you very much, Vlad. Quite shock to say the least and very relieved😊😊😊

  15. dilbar855

    Amazing view 👍 🙋 Many thanks, dear friend 🙏 Happy Weekend 💖

  16. kutepanda001

    Wow...It was a beautiful building.

  17. us_aroundtheglobe

    💛💙💜

  18. eclectic.shooter

    Wow. Palatial yet feels secluded! 👏👍📷😄

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