Among Coda’s most intriguing (and popular) destinations: Myanmar & Bhutan.

Khin Maung Htwe is conducting a one-man crusade to revive a centuries-old form of theater that was once a keystone of the Burmese art scene.

The nightly puppet show performed at Htwe’s residence (his name is pronounced “Tway”) is one of the hidden marvels of Myanmar’s raucous capital city.

Here in the nation’s cultural nerve center, the trauma of 52 years of oppression is giving way to a palpable sense of cautious exhilaration.

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