Welcome to the February 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:
No Country for Honest Men - Marco Ferrarese
In Tajikistan, an unmarried couple learns quickly that a small lie can go a long way in keeping gender balance-and sanity-on the road.
Unlocking Argentina's History - Debi Goodwin
The Recoleta Cemetery is both glorious and sad, where some of the dead are honored and some are forgotten behind long-neglected locks.
On the Old Berlin Wall, a Kiss is not Just a Kiss - James Dorsey
A painting of a man-on-man smooch in Berlin may not be controversial now, but this one went up in 1979 and is between two world leaders.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Voodoo music from Haiti, a Sidestepper return to Colombia, new desert blues with a twist, and some throwback reggae from Bristol.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
One author gets to know a tiny Scottish island in intimate detail, while another travels throughout the British Isles in search of literary associations. Then a young woman recovering from mental illness casts caution to the wind and travels to Europe with a man just met on a dating site with next to no (physical) baggage.
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