There’s plenty of great reading in this month’s edition of Perceptive Travel webzine.  So why not grab a coffee, get comfort, and start reading.

Rory MacLean gets Tipsy in Transnistria, a breakaway republic of a breakaway republic of the old Soviet Union.  You can’t find it on the map (well, at least, I couldn’t).  Not a single country around the world will recognize it as legitimate. That alone makes it a fascinating place.  But I’ll let Rory tell you why…

Michael Buckley goes on safari in Sri Lanka and discovers that after decades of civil war, the country is slowing enticing tourists back to its eco-adventure wildlife refuges in the south.

And Camille Cusumano gets an apocalyptic vision on the hippy side of Hawaii when she visits a spring-fed bathing spot on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Also in this edition is the monthly world music review by Laurence Mitchell, featuring, as usual, an eclectic collection of albums from around the world.

The travel book review column by Susan Griffith covers a couple of books from women, a New Yorker and a Brit, seeking to fulfill their quest for independence through travel, as well as a photo-essay book that looks at underbelly of Rio de Janeiro.

And this month’s giveaway is a Innergie PocketCell Charger with a 3-in-1 cord.  Perceptive Travel editor Tim Leffel says it one product that he takes with him on almost every trip (read more about it in this 2012 Best Gear of the Year review at Practical Travel Gear website).

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Happy reading.

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