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

Vasco Núñez de Balboa – Part 1

Spanish conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa is famous for being the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. In Part 1 of our podcast on Balboa, he begins his journey as a stowaway on a ship to the province of Tierre Firme. In short order, he will establish the first permanent European colony in the Americas and … Continue reading Vasco Núñez de Balboa – Part 1