Welcome to the September 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:
Kicking Back (and Kicking) Like a Monk in Korea - Michael Buckley
To gain insight into the lifestyle of Korean monks who practice martial arts moves--but solo--Michael Buckley tries on their underfed life on to see how well it fits.
Road Trips Through Life - Chris Epting
The author of The Birthplace Book and Led Zeppelin Crashed Here returns to his home town area to visit his own personal landmarks.
Chickens and Tea in Azerbaijan - Carla Seidl
Spending more than two years living in Azerbaijan, Carla Seidl examines the role of women, the fear of cold, tea–drinking babies, and...chickens.
A ground–level look at India's monsoon, a pop culture essay collection for Baby Boomers, and Hamlet's Blackberry—a prescription for our digital addiction.
Funk and rock collections from Africa, laid–back Brazilian music for lounging poolside, and Sudanese trance music that doesn't quite work in recorded form.
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