Welcome to the August 2014 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:
The People Who Are Not There - James Dorsey
In the Dogon tribal cities in the desert of Mali, buildings blend into the landscape and the people have mysterious creation stories to tell.
Up a Tree, in a Wetsuit, in West Papau - Michael Buckley
Kayaking the islands of West Papua in Indonesia - a magical place where karst meets coral, coral meets mangroves, and sky meets ocean.
Gürün Prison Blues in Rural Turkey - Marco Ferrarese
Getting arrested in one-horse town Anatolia, a hitchhiker experiences the changing face of Turkish hospitality.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Flamenco jazz that's a little too L.A., Ethiopian dub via Tel Aviv, percussion inspiration from the Philippines, and newly produced by retro Nigerian Afrobeat.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Some comic insights into the unfathomable ways of Italians as seen through their train system, a heartbreaking reminder of the suffering of the Tibetan people, and an upbeat account of housing experiments in South American cities.
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