Tag Archives: VOC

Spice Islands — Time for a Celebration!

It is three years since Spice Islands was first published and it is time for a small celebration — with some bubbles! In July 2011, I received the advance copies of Spice Islands. Imagine the excitement of holding the results … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Spice Islands Sailing Adventure — October 2014

The Ombak Putih departs from Ambon on October 8 for 12 days of exploring spice plantations, VOC forts, Sultan’s Palaces, volcanic islands, remote villages, tropical reefs and just relaxing in the pristine waters of the Moluccas in Eastern Indonesia. Eight … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Garden of Good and Evil — Indonesia’s Fabled Spice Islands

A guest blog from Jennifer Hayes, tour leader, photographer and writer with Sea Trek Sailing Adventures SeaTrek, the Ombak Putih and Ian Burnet will be sailing to the Spice Islands from 8-19 October 2014, for more details go to http://www.seatrekbali.com/cruise/spice-routes-spice-wars/Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Some more ‘East Indies’ book reviews have come in Ian Burnet journeys through the East Indies, from Calcutta and Goa to Timor and Malacca, as far as Nagasaki, Canton and Hong Kong. Europe’s desires for goods from the East —- … Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Death in Paradise

The whitewashed residence of the former Dutch Governor on the island of Banda has some classical architectural features. From the golden lions mounted on the entrance gates, to the now defunct fountain on the lawn in the forecourt, to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revenge is sweet

Fort Revenge. Just the name conjures up boyhood images of the sound and fury of battle, with cannons booming, muskets firing, military flags waving, the clash of swords, and the sound of battle cries. Fort Revenge still stands on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

‘East Indies’ —- Book Reviews II

Some more ‘East Indies’ book reviews have come in. Armed Enterprise – Competition and Monopoly in the East Burnet tells of the struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the English East India Company for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment