Welcome to the May 2015 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:
Stranded on the Back Roads of Tibetan Sichuan - Marco Ferrarese
Getting stuck on a flooded road after a landslide on the flanks of Chinese Tibet can serve as a good reminder of the yin and yang of human nature.
A Quick trip to Hell in Ethiopia - James Michael Dorsey
In a land where one security guard per person is a requirement, a hike to the summit of a live volcano adds an extra layer of danger.
Where a cacti-studded desert with sun-scorched mountains meets the sea, a wealth of life is just under the surface.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
A masterclass in kora playing from a more ancient time, obscurities from Latin America, and the diverse music of Iraq presented with fresh energy.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Delving into an unsolved disappearance, terrible times in Asia, and an upbeat collection of travel aphorisms.
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