Welcome to the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning home of the great travel stories, travel book reviews, and the latest notable world music releases. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Notes Towards a True Historie of the Vikings - Edward Readicker-Henderson
The Vikings of Norway once terrorized foreign lands, broke through icy passages, and cornered the world herring market with salt. Now they wait patiently at traffic lights.
Guatemala's Running of the Horses - Michael Shapiro
The author of A Sense of Place spends New Year's Eve in a Guatemalan village, then takes in a day of firewater-fueled riders racing horses.
Extreme Eating in Morocco - Amy Rosen
In Marrakesh, you can go for fresh orange juice, dates, and fragrant cous-cous: or enter the dark side for pigeon pie and lamb 'nads.
Backpacker Cabaret at the Jugglers Rest Youth Hostel - Leif Pettersen
Madcap writer and guidebook author Leif Pettersen trades verbal clowning for circus act performing at a New Zealand hostel for jugglers.
Lands of Lost Liberties - Michael Buckley
There are things we take for granted, like varied news sources and co-ed swimming. Not everyone is so fortunate.
Plus World Music Reviews -
Graham Reid returns to review Cairo Nights, some sub-Saharan blues, an Africa compilation, and a Cuban artist mixing it up with India and Egypt.
Susan Griffith, author of several gap year books, reviews an historic trust fun gap year tale from Jeremy Macdonogh, a Ural Mountains journey from Dervla Murphy, and a Great British Bus Journeys narrative from David McKie.
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