Hot off the press, the September edition of Perceptive Travel webzine features voodoo, mariachis, and lost walls.
In Stories in Stone: Walking Vietnam’s Long Wall, new contributor Ben Keene writes about his search for Truong Luy, Vietnam’s version of the great wall. The Truong Luy once linked dozens of small forts and temples. But as Ben discovers, these days most of the wall has vanished behind jungle and farmyard.
While in West Africa to photograph one of the more esoteric of all voodoo events – the Egun Gun dance – James Michael Dorsey accidently ends up dancing with the dead.
Luke Armstrong exposes Guatemala as a land of crazy opportunities when he manages to arrange a mariachi pub crawl, complete with an underage mariachi band.
In this month’s world music reviews, Graham Reid highlights the Malawi Mouse Boys’ soulful roadside gospel sounds, the mixed bag Palace of Dreams album by Dutch flamingo guitarist Jacco Muller and oud player Victor Ghannam, and a taste of psychedaelic Africa from Janak Nabay and the Bubu Gang, an alt-rock group from Brooklyn.
William Caverlee reviews Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day, Visit Sunny Chernobyl, and The New Granta Book of Travel for Perceptive Travels monthly travel book review column.
As for this month’s giveaway, one lucky one reader will get a cool Eagle’s Nest Outfitters hammock! Editor Tim has one of these and loves it, saying you can hang it anywhere you’ve got two trees (we can’t supply the trees but we are throwing in the straps).Strong and comfy, the Eagle Nest hammock packs down into its own small bag, so it’s not a burden to take hiking or camping.