“Clothed in mystery and lost in uncharted seas, the Spice Islands of the early sixteenth century tantalized European imagination to the point of obsession. As the only place on Earth where grew the “holy trinity” of spices – cloves, nutmeg, and mace – these minuscule islands quickly became a wellspring of international intrigue and personal fortune, occasioning the rise and fall of nations across the globe.”
Charles Corn, The Scents of Eden: A History of the Spice Trade.
Sail the sparkling seas through the isolated Spice Islands to explore the fascinating medieval & early modern spice trade visiting fortresses, villages, colonial mansions, clove & nutmeg plantations. Read more