Monday, January 31, 2011

A 1695 Travel Guide

In 1695, welshman Lionel Wafer published "A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America". It was translated into five languages, and an instant best-seller and would have been required reading for Jamie, and all others who set sail for Panama. Wafer was in Panama for eight months, mostly in the rainy season.

Question~ Why would Scots travel 6000 miles for MORE rain?

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