Fighting Monks, Personal Landmarks, and Azerbaijani Tea

Had your fill yet of insipid travel articles headlined “Top-10,” “Best,” and “Worst”? Then go get some nourishing stories from Perceptive Travel, home to well-written narratives from book authors on the move.

The new issue just went up and, as usual, it’s an eclectic collection of travel tales from around the globe.

Michael Buckley checks into a Korean temple to commune with fighting monks. Chris Epting, author of 18 books on interesting places, returns to where he grew up for some personal landmarks of his own. Carla Seidl recounts her experience of spending more than two years in a conservative village in Azerbaijan.

Graham Reid is back to run down some worthwhile world music releases from Africa, Brazil, and Sudan.

I have three new travel book reviews up. Well, they’re related to travel anyway. Sorta…

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