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The Manhattan connection

October 22nd 2017
Three hundred and fifty years ago New York was still called Nieuw Amsterdam. And three hundred and fifty years ago, the British had a useless speck of an island in the Banda archipelago. Useless though it was, as the Dutch had destroyed all the nutmeg plantations on the island, which was the original reason for the British to set up shop there, it was a bit of thorn in the side of the Dutch who co ... read more
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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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22nd October 2017

Banda Neira
Great to hear you are letting the tide carry you to what island it may, Ralf. Here's to expectation of serendipity to prevail for you.
22nd October 2017

Muchas Gracias
All I can say it will be an adventure, as it always is...

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