Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fire in Shangri-la


I spent all day yesterday organizing hundreds of pictures from my trip to China in a book on Picaboo. I can't wait for the book to come in the mail! I had so many fun times in Shangri-la and I hope to go back soon. There was a sadder aspect to going through all the pictures, on January 10, 2014 a fire destroyed most of Old Town in Shangri-la.

Old Town is where I stayed while I was in China. We shopped in the small shops of Old Town and ate in the local restaurants. We met people who owned the restaurants and shops. And now from what we've heard, they're all burned to the ground. I'm so lucky to have visited all of these places before they were gone. 

According to a recently released story, the fire was caused by an unattended heater in a guest house. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The fire burned for 10 hours. That blows my mind. One unattended heater causing 10 hours of uncontrollable blaze and destroying a town. It breaks my heart. What will it look like when I go back?

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