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Close encounter met de dragons in Komodo

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De lucht komt al van verre tegemoet. De enorme buffalo ligt op de zij in een plasje water, in het droge seizoen een zeldzaamheid op Komodo geworden. En dan lijkt die massa te bewegen. Het is echter niet de buffalo, maar drie tot zelfs zes komodo varanen die zich letterlijk een weg eten door het dier. Een kadootje tijdens onze reis.

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Spice Islands Eclipse

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ASTRONOMY, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION AND SPICE-TRADE HISTORY. By Jeffrey Mellefont. ANMM research associate Jeffrey Mellefont leads a voyage on board a traditional Indonesian sailing ship, to view a total eclipse of the sun in the Moluccas – the historic…

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Ambon Sacred Spears and Magic Eels

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Ambon Island was once a powerhouse of the world with the Portuguese establishing control over the clove trade in the early 16th century. However, long before the Portuguese sailed in with their tall ships, conquered the Spice Islands, built towering…

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Boats, Books and Flying Machines

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Once described as “The trailblazing patron saint of the world’s backpackers and adventure travellers,” Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet guides hasn’t stopped travelling since he sold the company. He has a fascination with Bad Lands, Dark Lan…

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Exotiq Magazine: Ship Shape – Giving Katharina a Facelift

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Renovating a house is easy. Call a contractor, buy the materials, and get them delivered to your house – all you have to do is pay for it. But what do you do when that project is a 40m long, wooden phinisi schooner named Katharina that still needs to keep sailing and she’s moored in the harbour off Bali? You plan your time with military precision, you get creative, and you bring in the Bugis Men.

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The Launch Of A Pinisi

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Almost a year since Mt Sangeang spectacularly erupted, I am desperately seeking shade from the sun on a blacksand beach within striking distance of the still-active volcano. Separated only by a narrow shipping channel, the 1800-metrehigh volcanic isl…