It might be April Fools Day, but there’s nothing foolish about the latest edition of Perceptive Travel webzine.

In India of Light and Darkness, Anja Mutic writes of taking a press trip geared toward highlighting five-star luxury India, But amongst all the light, Anja finds that she is never far from the dark side just around the corner.

In Passing the Pipe in Ethiopia, James Michael Dorsey arrives a remote tribal village high up in the Guge mountains and learns that sometimes going with the flow is the right thing to do, even if it results in sometimes reaching an altered state.

The mingling of fact and fiction perplexes Jim O’Donnell as he wonders about ‘What to do about Barrlies’ while visiting some neglected pre-Colombian archaeological site in Panama.

In this month’s world music reviews, Laurence Mitchell travels around the world, listening to Latin fusion, afro-beat, and retro Gallic.

And Susan Griffith reviews a novel, a travelogue, and a travel primer in her monthly travel book review column.

As for the monthly giveaway, this month there’s a pair of hiking boots from a company that knows how to make tough footwear: Wolverine. If a male reader wins he’ll get the Terrain II Lo-cut Hiker style pictured above. If a woman wins it will be the Flare Hiking ones.

To win, all you have to do is watch your inbox for the Perceptive Travel newsletter or follow us on Facebook. If you’re not on our monthly e-mail newsletter list, sign up is click here.

 

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Liz Lewis is a New Zealand based writer who favors wine tasting and food markets over bungy jumping and mountain climbing.