Welcome to the August 2018 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:
Mexico's religious traditions showcase the country's incredible cultural blending, as well as its dark Colonial past.
Assignation with An Assassination by Wanda Hennig
The excesses of a sublime Polish dinner lull the writer into a state of python-like sedation. Into this ricochets the shrapnel of a South African nightmare.
Tanna: The Isle of Curious Cults by Stephen M. Bland
On a once-isolated volcanic island in the South Pacific, the followers of a legendary visitor from the 1930s still wait for his return... and their promised riches.
Searching for Music in Rural Rwanda by Ian Brennan
A music producer seeks out isolated musicians in the inland African nation of bad memories, but in a country where you are 78.5% less likely to be murdered than Louisiana.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
A plea to travel slower, a heartwarming true story of a low-caste Indian man journeying across Asia and Europe to marry a Swedish backpacker, and one woman's autobiographical account of facing down her fears as a traveler and a human being.
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