Welcome to the February 2017 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:
Finding My German Roots in Fredericksburg, Texas - Teresa Bergen
A presumed Irish writer with late-found German heritage looks at the struggles of early immigrants who came to Texas in the 1800s.
Schooled as a Mahout on the Mekong - James Michael Dorsey
As the Asian elephants transition from captivity to a more leisurely life, a traveler wishing to bond with the big beasts checks in at a trainer school in Laos.
From Making the Best to Making a Home in Costa da Caparica - Kerry Hudson
A couple escapes expensive post-Brexit London and finds a newfound sense of bliss on the wrong side of the river in Lisbon..
World Music Reviews - Tim Leffel
An intricate mash-up from the Rio Grande to all points south, a solid collection of jazz from Brazil, and a uniquely American band mixing vaudeville, rock, and marching bands.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
An unlikely solo survival in the snake-infested jungles of Bolivia contrasts with the hushed and hallowed halls of museums around the world, plus a supremely inconsequential tale by a comic invention who inaccurately calls himself a nomad.
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