Welcome to the third issue of Perceptive Travel. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Ayun Halliday, author of Dirty Sugar Cookies, No Touch Monkey, and other tales of misadventure, salivates over travel food memories and eats mangosteens until she drools.
Susan Griffith, author of Work Your Way Around the World and other travel guides, relates the ups and downs of being the mother of traveling skateboarders, from San Francisco to Barcelona to Prague.
Lori Hein, author of Ribbons of Highway: A Mother-Child Journey Across America, takes in a skyscraper-top view of Kenya's capitol through the eyes of the building's janitor.
Peter Moore, author of Vroom with a View and Swahili for the Broken Hearted interviews Swedish songwriter and couch surfing singer Jens Lekman.
Dominic Hamilton, author and contributor for several South American guidebooks, becomes smitten with the power of misty mountains and gardens of life in the Andes.
Plus world music reviews of Karsh Kale, Amadou & Mariam, Sergio Mendes, and Bombay Dub Orchestra.
Book reviews of The Rough Guide to Travel Survival, The Romanian, and Tales from the Expat Harem.
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