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My Kingdom for a (Teak) House: How I Turned a Myanmar Mayor’s Home into a Personal Pop-up Hotel

by Tyler Dillon

When I first set out on the eastern shore of Inle Lake into the Pa-O kingdom, I wasn’t sure what I was going to find. The sanctions were still up, I was going into a place where the only known maps are hand drawn, and my task was a tall one: to ask locals to let us take over their houses for a night so they could be remade into pop-up hotels for ...

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