Welcome to the July 2011 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:
Notes from a Revolution in Egypt - Jessica Lee
As the revolution unfolds in Egypt, a guidebook writer normally based in Cairo observes it from an emptied-out beach resort zone before she can return to see the aftermath firsthand.
Out of Smyrna - Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer
The author's ancestral homeland in present-day Turkey turns out to be startlingly familiar and shockingly alien at the same time.
The Dreams of Man in Stone and Concrete - Tim Leffel
Exploring abandoned structures built by men with big dreams—and the money to fulfill them—is a common pursuit in Mexico. Some of those dreams, however, blur the line between the real and the surreal.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
More desert blues from Algeria, Palestinian funk, and two collections of Balkan brass and beats.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Colin Thubron's new Tibet book, a long journey by container ship, and a 19,000-mile trip to hit all the lower 48 U.S. states.
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