Welcome to the April 2011 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:
Passing up Paradise in Colombia - Luke Armstrong
Trying out the communal village fishing life on a sleepy beach in Colombia, a wandering writer contemplates settling into the simple life permanently.
Waikiki Love and Hate on Oahu Island - Gillian Kendall
Searching for "Green Hawaii" on an island she keeps returning to, a woman of two nations finds a lot to love;mdash;and hate;mdash;about Oahu.
Finding Old Ireland Alive in Place, Words, and Song - Michael Shapiro
Attending the Immrama travel literature festival in southern Ireland, an author catches up with the interview he missed long ago and rubs shoulders with writers and local characters in a corner of the country that's beaten back "progress."
World Music Reviews - Tim Leffel
A great Bossa Nova compilation from Putumayo, a half-brilliant album from Nortec Collective, and lounge music from a Latin percussionist/high priest/martial artist named "GoGo.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Wildwood by Roger Deakin, Along the Enchanted Way by William Blacker, and Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico by Hugh Thomson
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