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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVIII

Esteemed Readers, our voyage continues. We fight furious winds & terrible rolling. Please, keep you luggage well locked not to lose anything especially gifts you have acquired at the Cape! We do our best to provide you a secure trip. … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVIII

Esteemed Readers, we are about to sail farther. Please, embark! Don’t leave souvenirs, wine & provisions unattended. We remind you of wild elephants & lions onshore. Our next stops are the Islands of Java & Sumatra. Have a nice voyage! … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVII

  Esteemed Readers, prepare to disembark! Take only necessary things as it won’t take us long to stay at the Cape of Capricorn. No spirits are allowed! In fact, there is plenty of wine in cosy Dutch pavilions. Be careful! … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XVI

Esteemed Readers, hurrah! Get prepared! We are mooring to the Cape! We will spend a couple of days there, so take only necessary luggage. Vive le Roy! Aboard the Oiseau, 28 May 1685 “…We are pleased: the wind is strong, … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XV

Esteemed Readers, good tidings! The Cape of Good Hope is approaching! Soon we will enjoy comfortable Dutch huts, wonderful meat dishes & vegetables! The sea is favourable. Let fair wind be with us! Aboard the Oiseau, 23 May 1685 “…Studying … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VIII

Esteemed Readers, great news! We have passed the no-windy area, so we are sailing rather swift now. There are plenty of sea-food & fished around. Just take a fishing rod & catch. Enjoy these pretty days on our 17th century … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VII

Esteemed Readers, a terrible heat goes on attacking us. So don’t forget the ice & other cooling measures suitable for an ordinary 17th century voyage. Might winds return faster to our ship! Aboard the Oiseau, 4 April 1685 “…It is … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg

Esteemed Readers, I would like to share with you some curious news about Louis XIV’s journey happened in June 1687. “Mercure Galant” published a special edition dedicated to this solemn event, so I will post some pretty curious extracts. “The … Continue reading

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Russian Folk Tales: Unexpected Journeys

Esteemed Readers, it has suddenly occured to me that the Russian folklore is a great hidden promoter of travelling & the fairy tale reality. We might be convinced in it if we pay attention to the fact that a plenty … Continue reading

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