Welcome to the May 2020 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews. This month it's a "You Weren't Going to Go There Anyway" retrospective, with narrative stories from obscure dots on the globe for your armchair traveling pleasure.
Abkhazia: Party Amidst the Ruins by Stephen M. Bland
Finding that Russian tourists will go most anywhere that speaks their language and serves cheap vodka, a writer joins them in the gutted and gut-wrenching former section of Georgia known as Abkhazia.
Uzupis: In Search of a State by Tom Coote
Surrounded by Lithuania's capital city, Vilnius, the Independent Republic Of Uzupis remains a sanctuary for arty libertarian intellectuals and their Jewish heritage.
In North Korea - a Journey Behind the Fiction by Rory MacLean
A writer and photographer enter the strange parallel universe known as North Korea together and try to get into the heads of the people living there.
A Place to Not Think in Central Serbia by Jonathan Arlan
When a long Balkan trip hits a lull, a chance conversation sends the author to a monastery deeper in the hills of Serbia.
Reliving an Abandoned Town on the Patagonian Coast by Madelaine Triebe
At the end of a dirt road far away from any civilization, a couple slowly revives a settlement in Argentina that has been sitting empty for more than half a century.
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