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Well, there was trade between the Mali Empire and the rest of the world via a Sahel camel-borne trade route established and run by the Berber tribes of that region. We know at least a few non-Berbers traveled that route as well as travelers or pilgrims, but all the direct trade would almost certainly be carried out by the Berbers, not Europeans. The ...


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These Russians probably weren't big news: numerous Russian voyages had already stopped in Chile. By 1827 Talcahuano was "a resting-place indicated in the Admiralty instructions". N. A. Ivashintsov in Russian Round-the-World Voyages, 1803-1849 indicates that: the Rurik spent a month at Talcahuano in 1816 the Predpriiatie spent six weeks at Talcahuano in 1824 ...


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