Welcome to the December'09 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Fashion in Kabul - Kristin Ohlson
In the capital of war-torn Afghanistan, women join in the name of fashion to see and buy designer clothing combining traditional Afghan motifs with modern flair.
The Ride of a Lifetime on Bolivia's Most Dangerous Road - Carla Seidl
Hurtling down the hairpin turns of Bolivia's El Camino del Muerte (Road of Death) is a frightening experience in any vehicle. How about on two wheels, with no crash protection and at the mercy of the elements?
Luck, Llamas, and a Peruvian Shaman - Sharon Spence Lieb
Climbing into the clouds of Peru's Andes Mountains, a quest to meet a shaman brings new appreciation for life's overlooked fortunes.
Editor Tim Leffel reviews Bicycle Diaries from by David Byrne, The Darwin Experience: The Story of the Man and His Theory of Evolution by John Van Wyhe, and The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays by Polly Patullo and Orely Minelli
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