In the latest edition of Perceptive Travel webzine politics and travel collide.
In Locked Down in Waikiki, Tom Koppel takes a vacation in Hawaii at the same time that the world’s most powerful leaders are having a meet up there.
Meanwhile, Michael Buckley slips through doors and gates in Burma, gatecrashing into Aung San Suu Kyi’s backyard just in time to witness a country on the brink of change.
And James Dorsey meets a warrior scholar from Kenya, first at a dinner party in Los Angeles and later on a hot and dusty Africa savannah.
In the monthly world music reviews editor Tim Leffel focuses on a Mexican guitar duo who join up with a Cuban band, retro surfer music from the Peruvian Amazon, and an Ethiopian duo that’s put together a true Rastafarian reggae album.
Plus the monthly book review column by William Caverlee checks out the updated version of The Practical Nomad, the TASCHEN 4 cities boxed set, and the true life adventure Across Many Mountains that follows one family’s escape from Chinese oppression.
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