Welcome to the August 2021 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book reviews:
Mexico City Mushroom Foraging Lessons by Lydia Carey
On a mushroom hunting expedition in a forest hours from Mexico's capital city, a group tries to choose between deadly and delicious with local experts.
A former Colorado resident who escaped to greener pastures pushes through the housing developments and urban sprawl to find a place where nature still rules.
Dodging the Police in Turkmenistan's Marble City by Stephen M. Bland
In the surreal capital city of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, homages to two dictators define a ghostly atmosphere of white marble, fountains, and endless hero statues lining empty streets.
A Spiritual Light in the Darkness at Angkor Wat by James Micheal Dorsey
After observing enigmatic Cambodian nuns weaving through the background of temples, a traveler connects with one by chance in an empty set of ruins in Angkor Wat.
Travel Book Reviews by Susan Griffith
A tour of the Balkans to combat an unacknowledged prejudice, four walking explorations in Europe with topographies as wild and strange as more far-flung places, and an unhelpful handbook to traveling without harming the planet.
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