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:
I Was a Thai Travel Trinket - Darrin DuFord
Mindful of Bangkok's tiered employment, one traveler to Thailand receives an unwitting lesson in the the city's hospitality.
Hidden Falls in Alaska - Rachel Dickinson
Among hidden waterfalls and hidden coves on the mountainous coast of Alaska, a woman takes a break from a soft adventure cruise to witness man's battle to restore nature from a tiny plot of flat land.
Welcome to Iran - Roger Housden
In an excerpt from the book Saved by Beauty, an author looks at the draw and visual poetry of Iran, beyond the headlines, the current rulers, and the infamous legal system.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
Rajasthani music that never takes a breather, two bands of gypsies head to Turkey, and a new Garifuna collaborator brings in heavyweights from Africa.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Reviews of Paris Was Ours: Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light; Molotov's Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History; and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking.
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