Welcome to the April '09 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors, and the latest notable world music CDs. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Breaking Frontiers - Maliha Masood
Observing weapons bazaars, smuggling routes, and endemic corruption first hand, the author of Zaatar Days, Henna Nights uses her Pakistani passport to travel the Khyber Pass to Afghanistan's border.
Unbalanced in the Sinking City - Tim Leffel
In Mexico City, all signs point to a metropolis that shouldn't even be here, much less be functional. The co-author of Traveler's Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America explores the crooked lines of buildings and the straighter lines of segregation in the world's secondâ€“largest city.
Lost in the Mangroves of Belize - Steve McNutt
It was supposed to be a simple day of fishing for Barracuda, just take the motorboat out through the mangroves of Belize to where the fish swim around the cayes. But the co-editor of Americans Do Their Business Abroad: The Peace Corps Latrine Reader should know that easy days often don't work out that way.
New Putumayo collections from India and the world of Salsa, Indian club music from Midival Punditz, and the latest from Mexican-American singer Lila Downs.
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