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Adventurer / May 27, 2018

The History of the Old Spice Route

In 1512, after the capture of Malacca, Albuquerque sent three ships: Santa Catarina, Sabaia and anunnamed caravel in search of the primary sources ofthe most popular spices. Clove was thought to come from “Ternate Island” and nutmeg and mace from “The Banda Islands.” Sailing the uncharted north coast of Java using only rising volcanoes above […]

Adventurer / May 22, 2018

The Spice Islands

To begin to understand the rich history of Indonesia, one must embark on some its most remote islands. The 11 islands that make up the “Banda Islands” were the world’s sole source of nutmeg and mace, the fragrant gold that sparked the European Age of exploration and helped finance the Netherlands, the richest of all […]

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