Welcome to the January 2012 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:
Not The One in the Bible - Jessica Lee
While traversing the countryside of Kenya by bus, a traveler gets a lesson in the country's peculiar acronym-laden buffet of Christianity.
Before Dawn in the Place of Voices - Joshua Berman
After being enchanted by tales of Tikal, a place that many wanderers had trouble describing in words, the eventual visit's quest for a sunrise photo is a race against guards and time.
My Chiapas Misadventure - Tim Leffel
Venturing into the wild adventure capital of Mexico, a group of tour guides gets a lesson in what not to do with their clients.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
Music from Nigeria in the psychedelic-soul era, tough rapping in Kinshasa, and a reissue of vibrant Latin jazz out of Brazil.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
A sumptuous coffee-table book from Lonely Planet, a guide to the Maya world for 2012, and the adventures of a $5-a-day traveler traversing the USA.
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