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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure — 2013

This year we had a multinational group of 5 Canadians, 6 Australians, 3 English, 2 Dutch and 2 Germans making up our passenger list, we were ably led by our guides Jennifer and Arif, and the whole crew of the … Continue reading

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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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‘East Indies’ goes to press

After 5 years of research, writing and rewriting, the next book ‘East Indies’ has gone to the printers and is due back towards the end of August. It is in the same hardcover format as ‘Spice Islands’ with 224 pages … Continue reading

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Spice Discovery 2013 — your ‘Voyage of a Lifetime’

SeaTrek wins National Geographic “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award The SeaTrek team is delighted that National Geographic Traveler has selected one of our adventure cruises to include in their “50 Tours of a Lifetime” featured in their May 2013 … Continue reading

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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure 2012 – Herbies TV

In November 2012, ‘Herbie’ and Liz Hemphill the owners of Herbie’s Spices and Ian Burnet the author of the book Spice Islands, together with 20 other like minded individuals voyaged around Maluku and the Spice Islands of the Indonesian archipelago … Continue reading

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Spice Discovery October 2013 Ambon-Banda-Ternate with Ian Burnet

“…. I would dream of the fabled Spice Islands. Images of palm-fringed tropical islands backed by towering volcanoes filled my imagination and I saw myself arriving at the sandy shore by sailing boat, like the explorers, adventurers, traders that had … 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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