Welcome to the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning home of great travel stories, travel book reviews, and the latest notable world music CDs. Here's what we've got in store for you this time:
A Passage Back to India - Anne Cushman
The author of Enlightenment for Idiots returns to the India she saw as a backpacker and finds both herself and the country in different shape than before.
The Days Before Travel Was Tamed - Tony Perrottet
While there are still a few vestiges of decadence around the world, the current travel options have nothing on 18th-century Paris and Weimer-era Berlin, where "anything goes" was more than a marketing slogan.
Bloodvein: Redemption on the River in Manitoba - Amy Rosen
If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I getting bitten by a poisonous Spider while taking a pee in the woods? Amy Rosen goes roughing it, paddling downriver to go sweat at the Bloodvein Indian Reserve.
Missing in Patagonia - Camille Cusumano
When the subject of a brief encounter goes missing in Torres del Paine National Park, the author of Tango, an Argentine Love Story wonders if she could have changed the ending.
Thoughts of Theroux, Back on the Train - Michael Shapiro
The author who interviewed Paul Theroux in A Sense of Place talks with a Cambodian bookseller who also met the man and appears as a character in the new Ghost Train to the Eastern Star.
Where is the Where? Hiking to the Horizon in Iceland - Lea Aschkenas
Memories of downplaying the effort ahead come back to haunt a hiker as she confronts wildly optimistic hiking times to get through tough trails in the Iceland countryside.
Plus World Music Reviews -
Songs from a lonely drifter, a great collection of West African hip-hop, collections from the Congo and Romania, and a fresh take on Latin music from Buena Vibra Sound System.
Dear American Airlines, Under the Protection of the Cow Demon, and Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Wine–soaked Journey from Grape to Glass.
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