Welcome to the December 2010 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:
Message en una Botella - Lea Aschkenas
A message-in-a-bottle washes ashore in a supposed enemy land—and builds a bridge of friendship.
Cancun is the New Tulum - Zora O'Neill
The case for the wet T-shirt capital of the world, and for a new definition of traveling off the beaten path.
Hell, Heaven, and Home in Kathmandu - Jeff Greenwald
In an excerpt from his new book, Snake Lake, Jeff Greenwald describes his experiences as a journalist in Kathmandu, Nepal before and during 199's "People Power" Revolution.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Garifuna meets West Africa, Afro-European chamber music, string music from Copal, and the South Indian Nagore Sessions.
A Lonely Planet compilation of fine food stories, an anthology of stories and photos paying homage to New Orleans, and a re-released collection of stories from war correspondents originally compiled in 1904.
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