Welcome to the November 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:
Swimming with Spotty Monsters in the Philippines - Michael Buckley
After building up an image of the world's largest fish in his mind for decades, a traveler heads below the water surface for whale shark encounters in Donsol, the Philippines
Goldi-lox and the Three Bears in Western Canada - David Lee Drotar
When humans go bear watching where the salmon are swimming in British Colombia, Canada, what do the animals think?
Down a Stream in Iran and Up a Creek in Spain - Beebe Bahrami
As a walking traveler wanders on foot through rural Spain, she takes solace in advice from a grandfather who served as a prisoner of war.
World Music Reviews - Tim Leffel
Bjork's latest attempt to try our patience, a 20-piece band one step from the football field, and a retro collection of Cuban ballroom music.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Following a lost container of rubber duckies, a solo hike along America's Continental Divide, and a heady literary tale of surfing around the world.
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