Welcome to the November 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:
Dueling Smiles in Muzzled Myanmar - Bruce Northam
There are various ways to interpret rumors, opinions, and truths about a country. You can tune into the media, listen to firsthand accounts from travelers, or simply walk across the landscape and ask questions. The Myanmar encountered on a traveler’s fourth date in 25 years is finally ready to express itself without fear of consequence. Toll the Buddhist bells.
Riding the Bamboo Train in Cambodia - James Michael Dorsey
With colonial era tracks being the only route through the jungle, enterprising locals in Cambodia have turned scraps of metal and rubber into a major transportation system in otherwise cut-off areas.
Savoring Craft Cannabis in Portland - Becky Garrison
As one of the USA’s most liberal (and fun) cities follows artisanal food, coffee, and beer with a legalization of pot, a curious writer dives into its various forms and venues.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
New songs from Spain with deep roots, a Pacific journey in sound, thought-provoking folk with Appalachian influences and African voices in harmony.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
A career of traveling through war zones, a collection of Don George's own travel writing works, and another big globe-covering Big Trip thick book from Lonely Planet.
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