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East Indies (update)

The book East Indies tells of the struggle of the East India Companies for trade supremacy in the Eastern Seas over two centuries. It follows the trade winds and the trade routes to the port cities across Asia and the Orient. 216 kata lagi

De onverwachte gids (II)

Mijn eerste zondag in Jakarta wilde ik graag naar het Wayang Museum, maar tegen de tijd dat ik daar aankwam, was het al dicht. Na een kort praatje had ik niet door, dat ik een nogal uitgebreide rondleiding door het oude centrum van Jakarta, Kota Tua, had besteld. 837 kata lagi

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Three hundred years of firm myopia

Three centuries ago, on 24 June 1716, a very important letter arrived from Amsterdam in Cape Town; a letter that, according to John X Merriman two centuries later, would change the future of what would become South Africa. 22 kata lagi

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Shower Caddie Encore

Back by popular demand…shower caddies as functional gift bags for the women at Wheeler Mission for Women and Children. ¬†Our adhoc group of benefactors delivered 72 overstuffed caddies for Christmas last year. 226 kata lagi

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Three hundred years of firm myopia

Three centuries ago, on 24 June 1716, a very important letter arrived from Amsterdam in Cape Town; a letter that, according to John X Merriman two centuries later, would change the future of what would become South Africa. 757 kata lagi

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Terra Australis 1606 ( podcast with maps)

Please follow the link to see a talk given recently at the Royal Australian Historical Society on the first European discovery or sighting of Australia in 1606 by the Dutch voyage led by Willem Janzoon and the Spanish voyage led by Luis Vaz de Torres. 30 kata lagi

De onverwachte gids

De historische kern van Jakarta ligt in het noordwesten tussen de Sunda Kelapa haven en het station Jakartakota. Toen ik onderweg was naar het Wayang Museum, had ik nog helemaal niet door dat dit gebouw aan een van de oudste pleinen van de stad te vinden is. 1.265 kata lagi

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