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The Banda Islands: From tragedy to tranquil tourist attraction

The buildings lining its flower-filled streets comprise some fine examples of gracious, old colonial architecture, many now crumbling under the pitiless tropical sun. On a plateau above Banda Neira is the pentagonal-shaped Fort Belgica. Built in the 1620s, this massive … Continue reading

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Banda Islands: Portal into another world

There is a lot to see in the Banda Islands, a place that can bring any visitor back into the past. The sky is a grey wash. Dark clouds hang low and ragged over a silver sea. Wind whips up … Continue reading

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