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Thanks to my producer, Tony Grant, at the BBC’s wonderful programme, From Our Own Correspondent, half an hour of radio that takes you around the world. Last week, I had the honour of being able to tell the story of a recent journey I did to the island of Ternate […]

Seatrek, Spice and the Maritime Silk Route.


Our journey aboard the Ombak Putih began in Sorong, in West Papua, a bush town that still feels like a place straight out of a Joseph Conrad novel. In an arts and crafts store, I even found penis gourds for sale. All shapes and sizes. Some of them rather strange. […]

In Wallace’s Wake: Part Two ~ Penis Gourds and Birds ...