Welcome to the October 2016 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:
Expecting nasty weather, sky-high prices, and pickled fish, a cyclist on the Halland region beaches of Sweden finds a civilized land almost too pleasant to believe.
Following My Fixer into the Underground in Laos - James Michael Dorsey
When an adventurous traveler leaves the itinerary up to his newfound local guide in Laos, he gets more than he bargained for as a betting match between gangsters goes bad.
Ingrid, Me, and Stromboli - Susan Van Allen
The Italian island of Stromboli is not the bleak and impoverished place it was when Ingrid Bergman's character struggled in a post-WWII movie, but the volcano still puts on a dramatic show.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
A look back at Ghanian afrobeat, female desert blues, new Latin rock, plus a fusion of Greek Orthodox and Kundalini yoga (with a pinch of Americana).
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
This month two male writers approaching middle age use travel to explore what life is all about, one on foot in Britain, the other in a campervan in Europe with his family. Plus one female writer [sic] who doesn't trouble herself with such weighty concerns.
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