Welcome to the February 2015 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:
A Cowboy at the End of the World - Shelley Seale
Riding horses behind a silent pathfinder into a wide open adventure in Patagonia, Chile
The Sultanate of Heavy Rock in Malaysia - Marco Ferrarese
Befriending the organizer of a well-hidden underground rock club in Penang, a curious traveler understands that sometimes globalization can be a good thing.
Enduring Burmese Tea - James Michael Dorsey
After a long hike in the mountains of Myanmar, a game of charades and commerce results in a sublime scene recorded forever.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Contemplative Sikh music, Cuba meets Jamaica, and dub from Down Under.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Plenty of discomfort to be enjoyed vicariously, from a collection of gripping tales of peril from around the world, to a grueling 3000-mile walk through China, and finally a more banal campervan trip in Europe.
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