Welcome to the September 2012 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:
Dancing With the Dead in Benin - James Michael Dorsey
When a traveler joins a strange voodoo ceremony in West Africa to shoot some photos, he becomes the stuff of legend by accident.
The Threat of the Mariachi - Luke Armstrong
A poor country can be a land of lost hope or a land of crazy opportunities. A gringo expatriate in Guatemala tests out how far to take the latter.
Stories in Stone: Walking Vietnam's Long Wall - Ben Keene
Was there really a "Great Wall of Vietnam" a few hundred years ago? One curious traveler sets out to see if it still exists among the rural rice paddies.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
Fast food gospel from a poor part of Africa, rocked up witchcraft music from Sierra Leone and melodrama from the flamenco road between Holland and the Middle East.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
The futile attempt to avoid acting like a tourist in Europe, visiting the world's most polluted places, and an anthology from travel writing's all-stars.
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