Welcome to the February 2009 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:
Into the Heart of India's Punjab - Joel Carillet
Which is more unholy: a sausage pizza or cell phone porn? In the Punjab temple city of Amritsar, the answer can be as dense as a Sikh's beard.
Tibet, a Third Eye, and Our Journeys Through Time - Michael Buckley
Regular contributor and Tibet guidebook author Michael Buckley examines the strange case of Tibetan lama and bestselling author T. Lobsang Rampa, more accurately known as Cyril Henry Hoskins, a plumber from Devonshire.
Uluru from a Different Angle - Graham Reid
Sometimes all it takes to see a popular tourist site in a different light, Ayers Rock perhaps, is just to avoid the crowds and get a different perspective.
Plus World Music Reviews
Editor Tim Leffel reviews a foursome of interesting music: the throat-singing stars of Tuvu, the Fado diva of Portugal, Africans jamming on reggae, and a new world beat electronica trio.
Sign up for the Perceptive Travel newsletter here and not only will you be alerted when a new issue comes out, but you can win books, music, and other prizes as well.
Looking for a story from a past issue? Check out the Perceptive Travel Archives, organized by date and geography (like Canada and USA Travel Stories), or conjured up with a search box.