Welcome to the January 2016 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:
Common Ground in the Kasbah - James Michael Dorsey
An attempt to buy a funny political souvenir in the medina of Marrakesh results in a heap of cross-cultural animosity.
Beyond the Fear of "Other" in China - Anna Elkins
A woman who has lived in far-flung places around the world faces up to her biggest travel fear: visiting China alone.
Disconnected in a Landscape of Sand and Salt - Tim Leffel
Crossing the great Salar de Uyuni salt flat of Bolivia and traversing the high desert overland, a blogger disconnects from the always-on media stream and submits to the deep quiet.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
Simple yet deeply moving music from Turkey, Asian allusions and more from Texas, music from along the Silk Road, and traditional songs from the Caucasus.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
A comprehensive guide to the Pacific Ocean, a man lost on that ocean for more than a year, and a rough family vacation in graphic novel form.
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