Welcome to the December 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:
The Medicine Man in Benin - James Michael Dorsey
A seeker goes in search of a famed voodoo practitioner in Benin, where the spirit worlds and physical worlds are closely intertwined.
On Beauty and Foie Gras in Southwestern France - Beebe Bahrami
How a first-time experience in waxing leads to deeper lessons in French beauty, goose liver, and gray as a world of color instead of shade.
Looting Memory in Corinthian Greece - David Lee Drotar
A trip through the ancient lands of the Corinthian Gulf of Greece means uncovering layers of history and thousands of years of looting, of antiquities and memories.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Lively songs of praise from West Africa, Turkish tradition and lyrics blended with Western melodies, a West-African spin on Reggae classics, and touching tunes from Sarajevo.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
An intriguing illustrated encyclopaedia of undiscovered places to revive a sense of wonder, a fearless chase around the world for precious minerals and another less than inspiring backpacking narrative.
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