Welcome to the July 2010 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:
A Requiem for Bluefields, Nicaragua - Richard Arghiris
The author of the Footprint Nicaragua book finds that on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, the colorful hustling of Miskito, Creole, and Garifuna people can't stave off tropical decay that never leads to regrowth.
A Dialog of Echoes in Uruguay - Darrin DuFord
In Montevideo, Uruguay, the city's street drumming groups are celebrated (or at least tolerated), accompanied by the ever-present mate gourds or red wine poured from cartons.
A 225-mile biking trail cuts across the state of Missouri, passing through wine country trying to regain its glory and river towns that are moving past the legacy of Busch and Bud.
Susan Griffith, author of Work Your Way Around the World, reviews three travel books that make ambitious claims. Jan Morris, Duncan Fallowell, and Michael Katakis tackle foreign encounters and culture clashes around the world.
The desert blues gets a remix version, Lo'Jo's placeless internationalism, Mali's Salif Keita, and music from Kinshasa that makes you assume the crash position.
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