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Ian Burnet: The Spice Trades’ untold stories —— from Tempo Magazine, September 8 2013

Very early on in his life, Ian Burnet knew he was destined for a life of adventure. Growing up in a small isolated country town in his native Australia instilled in him an obsessive ambition to get out of town … Continue reading

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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure

It is time to stop procrastinating (The act of postponing, delaying or putting off) The Ombak Putih departs October 24 for its voyage around the Spice Islands Only 3 cabins left, the voyage of a lifetime awaits. Follow the link … Continue reading

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‘East Indies’ —- Spices, Gunpowder and Opium

Copies of ‘East Indies’ have arrived and there is nothing more exciting than holding the final result of five years work in your hands. The books should be going out to the bookshops in the next few weeks and there … Continue reading

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Want to get blogging? — The Power of the Internet — Worldwide views of the spiceislandsblog in 6 months

Country Views Australia 372 United States 143 Netherlands 120 Indonesia 65 United Kingdom 28 Malaysia 13 Canada 11 Spain 8 France 6 Germany 6 Jersey 5 Slovenia 3 Romania 3 Thailand 3 Pakistan 2 Italy 2 New Zealand 2 Taiwan … Continue reading

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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure 2012 — Ternate and Tidore

http://www.ianburnetbooks.com Sailing north along the Patinti Strait between Halmahera and the offshore islands, we crossed the equator that night and ‘surprise, surprise’, King Neptune emerged from the depths of the Molucca Sea to anoint his subjects. Toni and Cathy even … Continue reading

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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure 2012 — The Banda Islands

November 21, 2012 we joined the Ombak Putih owned by SeaTrekBali, in Ambon harbour. A traditional Indonesian sailing vessel except for the en suite bathrooms and air conditioned cabins! We were a group of 23 interested and interesting people all … Continue reading

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