Welcome to the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning home of the great travel stories, travel book reviews, and the latest notable world music releases. Here's what we've got in store for you:
An Aria for Creepy Puppets - Shari Caudron
After getting spooked repeatedly by marionettes, the author of Who Are You People puts fear aside and checks out "opera for dummies" in Prague.
In an excerpt from the book All the Good Pilgrims: Tales of the Camino de Santiago, Robert Ward meets up with a former French Legionnaire with stories and a few secret regrets.
Let's Spend the Night Together - Chris Epting
The author of Led Zeppelin Crashed Here sleeps in a few notable motels where rock stars checked out for the last time.
Discovering Forbidden Archaeology - Brad Olsen
The author of several books on sacred places looks into a few U.S. ones that come with a big helping of mystery, including strange circles at the base of Mt. Shasta.
Fear on the Menu - Tim Leffel
Perceptive Travel's editor hits Costa Rica to see what brings in the droves, finding a crowd pleaser with properly packaged fear.
Plus World Music Reviews -
Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Gaudi remixes Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Putumayo serves up a world music hit history, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra kicks up some big band salsa.
Jennifer Eaton Gökmen, co-editor of Expat Harem, reviews Brothers on the Bashkaus; Greece, a Love Story; and Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World.
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