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

Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World – Part 2

In the second part of our multi-part series on Ferdinand Magellan, we find the Portuguese navigator setting sail from Spain. His destination was South America, where he hoped to find the strait that would take him to the Western Sea. He must, however, deal with the Portuguese, who are out to stop him, as well … Continue reading Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World – Part 2