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Fire !

One of the many cannons to be found in Fort Belgica. The main islands of Neira and Lonthoir are so close together as to be within cannon shot of each other. Very useful when it came to keeping the pesky Brits away from the previous nutmeg.
Where money grows on trees

October 2nd 2006
Eyes still heavy with sleep, I extract myself from my little niche to have a look around. No sooner has my head risen above the edge of the parapet that a terrifically strong wind threatens to blow me off the ferry ! It must be about 6am, and our destination is in sight, dead ahead. A place I have dreamt of visiting for years - the Banda Islands. The Bandas are a small cluster of islands about ... 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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