Welcome to the October 2011 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:
Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland - Tony Robinson-Smith
Parks Canada wasn't kidding with their obligatory survival testing and warnings of obstacles that "make walking in a straight line difficult." The Long Traverse is not a casual nature walk.
Surviving Loco in Guatemala - Luke Armstrong
There are plenty of things to fear in Guatemala, including a depressingly high crime rate. But a raccoon with a thirst for human blood is usually not at the top of the hostel guest's list. One writer lives to tell the tale—and puts out a bounty.
104 Percent Humidity in Bangladesh - Tim Brookes
In a country defined by water—whether monsoons, floods, or capsized ferries—rain seems to seep from the air itself. Will cars eventually become obsolete?
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
Sophisticated folk-pop from Cameroon by way of Paris, trippy desert blues from Niger, cosmic pop and psychedelic sounds from Seoul in the 70s . . . and a Frenchman has some gap years.
Travel Book Reviews - Tim Leffel
The seedy side of historic Europe, the depressing backwaters of Eastern Europe, and meandering observations of travels through multiple continents.
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