Welcome to the August 2013 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:
Heretics on the Cathedral in Como, Italy - Samuel Jay Keyser
They're not saints and it's more probable that at least one is a serious sinner. So how did these two guys end up adorning a prominent cathedral beside Lake Como, in Catholic Italy?
Off the Beaten Path with a Wayward Bat, in Florida - Gillian Kendall
As a writer's hometown gets more domesticated, she finds spots to hang out with the wildlife.
The Fruit of Empire in the Banana Republics - Richard Arghiris
Once the headquarters of a giant empire that fed bananas to the world, Panama's Bocas Town is a crumbling ghost of what it used to be. A worker there for 50 years explains the United Fruit Company's former glory and downfall.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Reviews of music by Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz, The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Folk, Jason Seed Stringtet, and The Krayolas.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
A wise philosopher comparing ways of growing older in rural Greece and his native America. Then a pair of seventy-somethings traveling the world outrageously. And an entertaining little volume about the most westerly peninsula of England where many folk traditions survive intact.
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