Welcome to the September '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:
A Dollar and a Dime in Vietnam - Richard Sterling
Woe to the traveler or expat who has not learned the eternal lesson of developing countries everywhere: keep your pockets full of small change.
Cliff Notes From Beyond - Rachel Dickinson
Curious about the Spritualist camp in her home town in rural New York, the author of Falconer on the Edge dives into the teachings of Spiritualism and tries to summon her dead Grandfather—without paying extra.
Signs of Alien Life Among Us - David Lee Drotar
The author of Steep Passages visits an ancient walled city and witnesses the secret rituals of what may be an alien society.
David Farley reviews The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace and Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead by Peter Manseau.
Editor Tim Leffel reviews new music from music from Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay, including the follow-up from Céu. Plus the throat–singing group Huun Huur Tu gets the remix treatment from Carmen Rizzo.
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