Welcome to the July 2012 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:
The Undercover Nun - Bruce Northam
A mother and son return to Ireland for a walk down memory lane—and the road not taken.
A Russian Life - James Michael Dorsey
A writer who vividly lived through the Cold War with the Soviets befriends a St. Petersburg woman to see the past from the Russian side.
The Chaos and Grace of a Scooter Ride in Vietnam - Debi Goodwin
After decades of travel without a physical mishap, a visitor to Vietnam finally takes the plunge and navigates the notorious motorcycle traffic in a land where normal traffic rules don't apply.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
History revisited with a mad marching band from your happiest nightmares, the warm musical breeze by a senior statesman from Ghana, and new prog-rock from old sources.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Food porn from Lonely Planet's stockpiles, another women's confessional travel book destined for Oprah and the cinema, and a 30-years-ago memoir of Alaska.
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