Welcome to the February 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:
No Salad Days at the Buenos Aires Thieves Market - Camille Cusumano
A Buenos Aires expat visits the Feria la Salada, a market that lives up to its reputation for danger and desperation.
Setting Foot on Celtic Sod - Becky Garrison
When a traveler's pilgrimage to an expected quiet set of ruins leads her to a crowded Irish tourist trap, she stakes out a different trail and dances to her own inner Celtic drum.
A Different State of Mine in Canada's Yukon Territory - Bruce Northam
Most people don't get to decide their own legacy; up here, it's possible. A road trip along a deserted highway.
World Music Reviews - Tim Leffel
Bossa Nova beats from Brazil, more subversive beats from Da Cruz, and central African music from the real bush shows up in a movie soundtrack.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Two expatriate views of moving to a foreign land, plus a book with 366 travel quotations both famous and obscure.
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