Welcome to the August '09 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors, travel book reviews, and the latest notable world music CDs. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Running with Faith - Eliot Stein
A Quaker foreigner spending a year in Sardinia tests his feet and his faith running barefoot in a local saint's festival.
Untitled Story, from Asolo, Italy - Edward Readicker-Henderson
What do you do when you're told you may only have a year to live? Stay home and withdraw, or head to a beautiful place with a beautiful woman?
Secret Cities and Atomic Tourism - Tim Leffel
When the Manhattan Project got into full gear in the early 1940s, cities that weren't on any map became the centers in a race to build an atomic bomb. Now they make for great tourism attractions...
A new title from a well-known n'goni player, a reissue from Mali's most famous exports, and two musical soup efforts that give "songs without borders" a new twist.
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