May 20, 1498: This morning we anchored along the coast of India, the Arab pilot told me we have landed in a city called Calicut. Once I came upon the shore I was taken to the ruler of Calicut, where I showed him my objects of great beauty and fortune, the mirrors and glass pearls I was told by King Manuel I to trade for their wonderful spices. The ruler didn't seem very impressed by my items, but I feel after a day or two of bargaining I will be able to make a deal with him.