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Spice Route, Malabar coast

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Pepper has always been “big business”. In the ancient world it was valued in its weight in silver. The high demand for pepper in Europe is attested by the fact that it was one of the items included in Constantine’s gift to the church and that when Alaricthe Goth attacked Rome in 410 he demanded 3,000 pounds of pepper. After all was it not pepper that turned History piquant? It converted the two powerful kingdoms of Spain and Portugal into Europe’s first colonizers and it literally launched a thousand ships. In 1469 the Turks occupied Constantinople of the Byzantine Empire, and imposed an embargo on the Spice trade. The spice prices soared on Venice’s Rialto. Europe desperately needed to... [more ]

Leaches and how to avoid them

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Be aware that if you go trekking in the south of India during monsoon you... [more ]

Kerela “meals”

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The local food in Kerela is distinct to the region. Fish is a staple here in... [more ]

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