Welcome to the August 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:
Herby Ohio - Kristin Ohlson
The author of Kabul Beauty School visits a 360-acre native medicinal herb sanctuary in Ohio, founded by man-on-a-mission Paul Strauss.
Sacred and Profane: Tantric Buddhism in the Land of the Thunder Dragon - Tony Robinson-Smith
In the sensory overload of smoke, butter tea, and a cacophony of atonal instruments, a visitor tries to make sense of a purification ceremony in Bhutan.
The Going-to-Be-Wonderful World of Disney - Gillian Kendall
After disdainfully avoiding the place for decades, "Gay Days" at Disney World pushes Gillian Kendall into seeing if it's still a small world after all.
World-beat electronica with a southern Indian soul, a collection of multi-cultural South African music, and Rastafarian vocals by way of the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards.
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