Welcome to the January '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 on the occasion of our third anniversary:
Kirkegaard in Mongolia - Edward Readicker–Henderson
Through the steppe, the desert, and across a quiet lake in Mongolia, is it possible to leave all comparisons behind and just soak up the land anew, in silence?
Sex, Lies and Desert Dust at Burning Man - Brad Olsen
At the annual Burning Man Arts Festival, it may be hard to get completely clean, but itâ€™s easy to be really dirty.
Strange Sensations in Iceland - Tim Leffel
In an isolated country where everything seems alien, unusual feelings and encounters are a regular occurrence.
Plus World Music Reviews
Graham Reid reviews the Bar Mexico double disc; Ost Klub, Kapitel 2; Cuba's Omara Portuondo; and heartbreaking songs from Savina Yannatou and Primavera en Salonico.
Spiral Jetta, State by State, and Lonely Planet's The Europe Book.
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