Welcome to the first anniversary issue of Perceptive Travel. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Guidebook author Robert Reid rides the rails of Siberia, seeking the state of the moustache in the men of today's Russia.
Joshua Berman returns to Perceptive Travel with a different Buddha tale, this time chronicling the round-the-world travails of his trusty backpacker talisman.
Dominic Hamilton ventures to a forgotten corner of southern Russia, where shamens and throat singers help him see both the present and future more clearly.
Zora O'Neill straddles the worlds of budget traveler and 5-star hotel guest while doing guidebook research in America's satellite playground of Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
Globetrotter Dogma author Bruce Northam makes his third appearance in Perceptive Travel with a trek through the original boondocks--the wild footpath-only terraced mountains of northern Luzon, in the Philippines.
Plus World music reviews
New Zealander Graham Reid covers this month's music reviews, giving us the scoop on albums from the Middle East, South Africa, and Britain, with a dollop of Afro-American musical history.
This month there's a double dose of travel books. First there's World Party, Stalking the Wild Dikâ€“Dik, The Best American Travel Writing 2006, A Year of Adventures.
Page 2 of reviews covers Lonely Planet's new Citiescape guides, The World Heritage, and Tales from Nowhere.
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