Welcome to the January 2015 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book and world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
A Quest for the Sacred Maya Book - Mary Jo McConahay
Shunning the famous Sunday market favored by pickpockets in Guatemala's famed pre-Columbian trading city, a writer joins a search for a locked-up and hidden replica of "the Maya bible."
End to End, the Roundabout Route - Tony Robinson-Smith
Biking Britain on scenic back roads means fierce hills and funny old folk.
Stories, not Superlatives: - Strange Tales From the Perceptive Travel Blog
Too many travel blogs are either glorified diaries seemingly meant to stoke the writers' egos or top-x listicles to court social media shares and clicks. Since 2007, the Perceptive Travel bloggers have been turning over rocks in offbeat places to bring you tales from the road that you haven't seen a hundred times already. Here are some notable ones from the past year.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
A master percussionist goes solo, metalhead guitarist turns it down and gets worldly, Afrobeat revisited again, and a quiet journey through a noisy city.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Three new books from authors who have graced the pages of Perceptive Travel: an old-school adventurer, a man who straddles both fiction and non-fiction taking on Berlin, and the Signspotting series author presenting a "best of" edition.
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