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The sky over Banda from Run  
   

The sky over Banda from Run

Banda Islands our third trip

November 20th 2010
Drawn once again by the magical allure of the Banda islands The famed spice islands of old and just what they were seeking when they discovered America. The richness of the place the history and the undersea world overwhelms me and makes every new visit fresh and thrilling. I am not disappointed that getting here and getting back off again remains an adventure in itself and that the main topic ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Maluku » Banda Islands

Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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