Enrique of Malacca Enrique of Malacca was the first person to circumnavigate the globe linguistically—he traveled so far in one direction (west) that he came to a place where his own language was spoken. Enrique may have also circumnavigated the globe completely, a full circle of the earth beginning and ending in Malacca or somewhere in the Philippines. 

Enrique departed Malacca on the Malay Peninsula in 1512 or 1513, taken as a slave by Ferdinand Magellan after the 1511 Portuguese invasion of the area trade hub. They went first to Lisbon and later to Spain before departing on the Magellan-Elcano expedition that first circled the globe. Enrique was last seen by Magellan's fleet at Cebu (Philippines), some 2,600 kilometers from Malacca.

1558 Carrack Pieter Bruegel the Elder

June 25, 2020

A New Year for Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro)

I've traveled as far around the globe as Magellan. I've sailed past remarkable cities and landmarks with proud names. Names with deep thought, history. So just how is it the Portuguese named beautiful, fruitful Guanabara Bay "Rio De Janeiro"? Found: 1 Jan. 1502. Deep!