Christopher Columbus – Part 1

This is the first part in our series on one of the most famous explorers in history - Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus. In this first part, we examine Columbus' early life, and then his attempts to find a backer for his scheme to sail west - into the unknown - as a way to reach … Continue reading Christopher Columbus – Part 1

Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 2

Francisco de Orellana heads down the Amazon River in a bid to return to civilization. Little does he know that he is about to begin one of the most amazing journeys in the annals of exploration. His epic trek will include a battle with the legendary Amazons, encounters with cannibals, near starvation and much, much … Continue reading Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 2