Welcome to the January 2010 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Syria: Never Judge a Country by its State Department Warning - Bruce Northam
The author of Globetrotter Dogma ignores the official travel advisories and heads to Syria, urging us to reassess gloomy Middle East stereotypes
The Way to a Woman's Heart - Marie Javins
Traveling solo on a small group tour in Bolivia, Marie Javins confronts the changes of becoming an older and wiser traveler—and gets attention in unlikely places.
The Sign That Swayed in Singapore - Joel Carillet
Ignoring the jaded travelers' line that the nanny state of Singapore is too boring to rate a stop, one visitor sets out to see the orderly city through its signs.
Roma brass band music with female vocals, a spry Colombian granny, retro Ghana, and some funky Arabian dub.
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