Welcome to the fourth issue of Perceptive Travel. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Richard Sterling, author of How to Eat Around the World, Food: A Taste of the Road, and several Lonely Planet World Food books, is currently laying his head (and his Panama hat) in Saigon. He reports on the characters populating his adopted home of "Pagoda Alley" and the dynamics of charity and pride.
Doug Lansky is the prolific author of Rough Guide's First-Time Around the World, Travel Survival, Lonely Planet Signspotting, and Last Trout in Venice. He writes about the news void we dive into while on the road and the strange reality of being an American living in Sweden.
Lea Aschkenas, author of Es Cuba, has the audacity to ask a Cuban tour guide where Fidel lives, then sees the non-na side of Havana on a bike.
Michael Buckley, author of two books on Tibet, gives us the rundown on the controversial railway line opening there soon, connecting Tibetâ€™s capital Lhasa with the population centers of China.
Wendy Knight, author of Far From Home: Father Daughter Travel Adventures and Making Connections: Mother Daughter Travel Adventures, catches grief from friends for taking her daughter to Colombia, but finds that her arrival back in New York is the scariest part of the journey.
Plus world music reviews
of Putumayo Presents: Paris, Toumani Diabateâ€™s Symmetric Orchestra, El Perro del Mar, and Camera Obscura
of Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic, How to Around the World and Romance on the Road.
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