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

Vasco Núñez de Balboa – Part 2

Balboa has established the colony of Santa Maria on the eastern shore in the province of Darien. But when the local natives tell him about the 'other sea' over the mountains - not to mention the kingdom where men drink from golden goblets and eat off plates of gold - the conquistador is ensnared. Part 2 … Continue reading Vasco Núñez de Balboa – Part 2