Welcome to the May 2012 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:
Slipping Through Doors & Gates in Burma - Michael Buckley
On a month-long trip in Myanmar, you pass through a lot of strange doors and gates, entrances and exits. Here are some memorable ones from the author's recent trip—at a time when the country is on the brink of great change...
The Warrior Scholar from Kenya - James Dorsey
After meeting a Masai nomad studying in academic America, an author catches up with him later on the PhD bushman's home turf in Africa.
Locked Down in Waikiki - Tom Koppel
When the world's most powerful leaders meet up in Hawaii, paradise takes on an ominous look.
World Music Reviews - Tim Leffel
A Cuban band joins a hit guitar duo, a reggae group that would make Marley proud, and another collection of retro surf music from the Peruvian Amazon.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
An updated edition of the most detailed round-the-world travel book, a travel box set for the 1 percenters, and a family's personal story of escaping Chinese oppression in Tibet.
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