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  • Location: London, The World, USA, Suez Canal, India, Japan

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Why a Booktrail?

1872: The novel which inspired the booktrail – travelling, languages and reading!

  • ISBN: 978-1853260902
  • Genre: Fiction, Travelogue

What you need to know before your trail

Whilst at London’s Exclusive Reform club one evening, Phileas Fogg makes a bet with his colleagues, risking his entire fortune by claiming that it is possible to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. These were the days when travel was a wonder that not everyone got to enjoy and the ability to cross the world was thought to be impossible in such short a space of time.

With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

But Phileas Fogg and Passepartout are on the trail of something else all the more wonderful – the sense of freedom, wanderlust and excitement that only travel can give.

But the bet hangs over them, and the clock is ticking…

Travel Guide

The Proposed Schedule

Locations – Mode of Transportation – Time taken

London to Suez – rail and steamer – 7 days

Suez to Bombay -steamer – 13 days

Bombay to Calcutta – rail and elephant – 3 days

Calcutta to Hong Kong – steamer  – 13 days

Hong Kong to Yokohama – steamer – 6 days

Yokohama to San Francisco – steamer – 22 days

San Francisco to New York City – rail – 7 days

New York to London – steamer and rail – 9 days

Streetview Maps

A) London - 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens - Fogg’s residence
B) London - Reform Club

Booktrailer Review

Susan @thebooktrailer

To say I love this novel is an understatement. One of the first I remember my dad reading to me and since the age of four or five, all I wanted to do was travel and speak French like Passepartout. This book taught me how magical books could be, how the sense of adventure was instilled in me long before I could travel myself. Long before I could read for myself, I knew this story inside out. When my dad died when I was five, this was the book I remember him by – and the excitement and sense of wonderment I remember when he read it, doing the voices, the actions and creating the world for me from the pages.

This book has never left me. I have copies in many languages, many styles and various editions bought from everywhere I’ve been. Passepartout is still as magical as ever although I didn’t stop at one language. Reading this book made me want to learn more. Passepartout means ‘ go everywhere’ in French and that’s been my mantra ever since. Travel whether through books or for real and with booktrails – both!

This book has everything – travelling, stunning locations, the sense of wanderlust, languages and books of course. Perfect!

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  Around the World in 80 Days

Author/Guide: Jules Verne Destination: London, The World  Departure Time: 1872

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