Welcome to the April 2013 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:
What to do about Barriles? - Jim O'Donnell
Visiting Panama's neglected pre-Colombian archaeological sites in the countryside can present a problem separating facts from legends or...alien invasions.
India of Light and Darkness - Anja Mutić
A first-time visitor taken from one beautiful place to another in the most-visited regions of India finds you're never far from the dark side just around the corner.
Passing the Pipe in Ethiopia - James Michael Dorsey
When you're the elder guest of honor in a remote tribal village in Ethiopia, going with the flow can mean reaching an altered state.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Another collection of music from Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti, a Cape Verde minstrel, a retro Gallic anthology from Putumayo, and a homeless set of Latin fusion.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
A novel that captures the angst and contradictory emotions of travel, a travelogue that doesn't fare so well, and a primer on where your backpacking or vacation budget will stretch the most.
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