Welcome to the June 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:
An Apocalyptic Vision on the Hippy Side of Hawaii - Camille Cusumano
A simple visit to a spring-fed bathing spot on the Big Island of Hawaii leads to an encounter with visions of doomsday and heavy musings on twin gods of good and evil.
Tipsy in Transnistria: Trying to Stay Sober in Nowhereland - Rory MacLean
Spending a month in an unrecognized speck on the map, a writer finds it is hard to get to the soul of the place without first going through its bottles.
On Safari in Sri Lanka - Michael Buckley
After emerging from decades of civil war, Sri Lanka welcomes a growing number of tourists back to its eco-adventure wildlife refuges in the south, with the usual mix of grand successes and ugly growing pains.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Kuti the Younger's latest, India meets Africa, Balkan reggae dub, and a Finn goes fretless to channel Persia..
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Two women fulfill their quest for independence through travel: one a New Yorker in challenging destinations around the world, the other a Briton on an idyllic Greek island. The final book uses the medium of photography to record the horror and celebrate the spirit of the slums of Rio at a time when positive changes are a possibility for the first time.
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