S01E01 Africa Expedition – Malawi
- January 1, 2008
Strain Hunters first mission, back in 2008, had a special destination as target: Malawi. Malawi is a very special African country: it is one of the poorest and has one of the highest child and infant mortality rates, but it’s also one of the most hospitable and less war-thorn states of the whole continent. It is scarcely populated, and just in the recent years it’s starting to open to tourism. There are no guns around, except for those of soldiers and police (a rare case in this part of Africa), and most people are extremely friendly. Lake Malawi is the main attraction of the country and the third largest lake in Africa. Malawi is also the second largest producer of cannabis on the African continent, after South Africa. Last year Malawi produced just short of 12500 tons of cannabis (source: United Nations), most of which destined for export to other African countries or Europe.
S01E02 India Expedition
- January 1, 2009
After completing the Malawi expedition in 2008, Arjan and myself began to think about the next mission. We had many destinations in mind, because the list of places where amazing landraces are awaiting is a long one. After much thinking and talking we selected a few top-spots on our list, and started gathering information and ideas. It became very clear that there was one place that could not be overlooked: the region of the Himalayas, particularly the Indian side, where the best charras and creams are from.
S01E03 Morocco Expedition
- January 1, 2010
The Strain Hunters are back! In 2008 we explored the jungles of Malawi to retrieve the genetics of the original Malawi Gold, in 2009 we climbed the steep valleys of Hymachal Pradesh, India, to document the production of the finest black hashish in the world. And in 2010 we decided to continue on our quest to find the best hashish and the landraces it comes from, this time in Morocco.
S01E04 Jamaica – Caribbean Expedition
- January 1, 2011
Here we go again! We board a flight from Amsterdam and in 9 hours we are in the Caribbean. After a layover of just a couple of hours on Curacao, we fly on to Jamaica. We land in Kingston around 11 am local time. The air is hot, but not too humid. We have a 3 hours layover, so we decide to get out of the airport and go have lunch in Port Royal, half an hour away on the coast. It’s a bit of a ghost-town, once a very rich merchant harbor, destroyed at the end of the seventeenth century by a powerful earthquake.
All Seasons Season 1 S01E01 Africa Expedition – Malawi January 1, 2008 Strain Hunters first mission, back in 2008, had a special destination as target: Malawi. Malawi is a very