Welcome to the January 2011 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book and world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Divine Bhutan and the Well-hung Lama - Beth Whitman
The Bhutanese lama known as the Divine Madman transformed the countryside into a land bursting with phallic symbols and a rather loose interpretation of marriage.
Really Wild Wildlife in New York City - Ayun Halliday
Urban jungle? That big monkey atop the Empire State Building is but the tip of the iceberg. Guidebook author Ayun Halliday overcomes an utter lack of zoological training to gamely lead us on a safari unlike no other...
High-speed Kills on the Open Plains: Falconry in Wyoming - Rachel Dickinson
In the open expanses of Wyoming, the author of Falconer on the Edge watches the great swooping hunters in action, falcon versus grouse in the great American West.
World Music Reviews - Tim Leffel
We go all-Latino this time, featuring the newest release from Shakira, the stupendous thumping party music of fellow Colombians Systema Solar, and a round-up of mix CDs you can find at your typical Mexican street market.
Three books that visit neglected peoples and places, encompassing a post-Soviet poisoned Aral Sea, the cataracts of the Congo River and a crime-ridden outer suburb of London. Three authors take wildly different approaches to giving a voice to marginalized groups and individuals.
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