The Golden Triangle, Hawaii Hulu, and Bizarre Peruvians

Colca Canyon of Peru

It’s time for the October issue of Perceptive Travel online magazine, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors. We journey to two remote destinations and two well-known ones.

Golden Triangle MyanmarJames Dorsey heads to the Burma section of the notorious Golden Triangle area once ruled by Asia’s legendary drug lord Khun-Sa. There the author finds a kind of hero worship in his former operating base. See The Kingpin of the Golden Triangle.

Guidebook author Michele Bigley confronts the one style of dance she hasn’t been able to get a handle on—Hula—and heads to Hawaii to search for the secrets at its source. See Hula is Life: the Legacy of Hawaii.

Kirsten Koza is back with another strange story, this time attending a bullfight in the Colca Canyon of Peru and finding a group of proud neo-Nazis in the stands. See Bullfighting Buddhists or Backwards Bumpkins in Peru.

The last story is mine, about my recent off-the-grid hiking trip in Central Asia where few other travelers have tread. See Crossing the Creases in Wild Kyrgyzstan.

Susan Griffith takes on the travel book reviews this month. We feature two memoirs by women who travel in very different ways to escape trauma, plus an enticing set of photographs of European pilgrimage routes.

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Tilley Outback waxed hat

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  1. Kgabo

    Looks like a great camping site. Will be great to spend sometime at those snowy mountains

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