Welcome to the July '09 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors, travel book reviews, and the latest notable world music CDs. Here's what we've got in store for you:
The Week the Earth Shook - Carolyn B. Heller
While on assignment in China when the 2008 Sichuan earthquake struck, a guidebook writer tries to take step back and take comfort in the sights and sounds of daily life.
Picnicking at the Ruins of Angkor - Michael Buckley
The crumbling ruins of Angkor in Cambodia provide an amazing backdrop for picnic sorties: Khmer take-out and prime outdoor dining spots next to temples and monuments.
New Yorker Accepts Vermont Green Challenge - David Lee Drotar
An environmentally conscious upstate New Yorker with solar panels in his back yard accepts an invitation to Vermont to answer one burning question: are those "greenest state in the U.S." claims for real?
An author and comic book creator rounds up the best graphic novels that focus on travel, from Morocco to Prague to Pyongyang.
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