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SEA LEGS by Peter Nolan Smith

Spice dominated the trade between Asia and Europe for centuries and the oriental lore of processing roots, seeds, and bark into food enhancers inspired western travelers to seek various detours around the Arab middlemen profiting from the lucrative East-West trade route. Adventurous voyagers stood to reap fortunes from their success. Failures were many. In 1493 […]

FROM BIAK TO MEDAN by Peter Nolan Smith on Kindle

FROM BIAK TO MEDAN covers my travels from Indonesia’s Irian Jaya to Sumatra in 1991. It was time was before cellphones and ATM. My modes of transport were tramp liners, jets, prop planes, horses, motorbikes, trains and buses. I was a ‘mistah’, but soon learned enough Bahasa Indonesian to know that ‘angin’ was dog and […]

SEA LEGS by Peter Nolan Smith

Spice dominated the trade between Asia and Europe for centuries and the oriental lore of processing roots, seeds, and bark into food enhancers inspired western travelers to seek various paths to detour the Arab middlemen profiting from the lucrative east-west trade route. Successful voyagers stood to reap fortunes from their discoveries. Failures were many. Christo […]

SEA LEGS by Peter Nolan Smith

Trade between Asia and Europe was dominated by spice for centuries. The oriental lore of processing roots, seeds, and bark into food enhancers inspired travelers to seek various paths to detour the layers of middlemen profiting from the lucrative east-west trade route. Successful voyagers stood to make fortunes from their discoveries. Christo Colon failed to […]

Peking Dog Yum Yum

Beijing has requested that specialty restaurants serving dog to take it off the menu for the duration of the Olympics. Personally I like dog. Thais are always surprised when i say that, because they say only Cambodians eat dog, but I acquired a taste for man’s best friend in Indonesia and even as a main […]