At the dawn of the 20th century, a young French boy’s dreams filled him with a yearning to seek out warm, tropical breezed on distant shores. Tales of Pacific island adventures kindled his imagination and he had visions of cities, long lost in the dense jungles of Southeast Asia. Soon, his irresistible urges drew him to Asia….

Roland Théodore Emile Meyer was born in Moscow on July 10, 1889. His parents soon moved to Paris where, at age 19, he enrolled in the Indochinese colonial service.

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