Welcome to the February 2010 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
The Burning of the Devil in Guatemala - Luke Maguire Armstrong
In all of Antigua, Guatemala, there is only one place in the city where two gas stations sit across the street from each other. This is, of course, the ideal spot for lighting a giant firecrackers-filled effigy of the devil that's been doused with gasoline.
Crowd–Surfing in Bangladesh - Michael Buckley
Eluding the long arm of the cellphone isn't easy in poor-but-connected Bangladesh. Kayaking explorers find that in a land this jam-packed with people, neither is finding some personal space.
Walking into the heart of Segovia - Beebe Bahrami
The author of The Spiritual Traveler—Spain peels back layers of religious history in Segovia, seeing Christians, Pagans, Muslims, and Jews mixing in the stones and arches.
Susan Griffith reviews Just a Little Run Around the World, Eat My Globe: One Man's Search for the Best Food in the World, and Mustn't Grumble: In Search of England and the English.
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