Around the World in 80 Days

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Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

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When the train is held up by a buffalo stampede (2,448 of them – not 2,447, not 2,449), we're suddenly in Oklahoma.

They trekked through the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage in the forests of Southern Japan, cycled across 8 islands, bathed in the hot onsens of Yunomine and sipped on sake in the tiny bars of Tokyo’s Golden Gai alleyways. In 1889, Nellie Bly undertook to travel around the world in 80 days for her newspaper, the New York World. A cast of eight play over 100 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade for all the family; including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant! A cheaper option is to take the slower sleeper train that departs every 2 days from Hong Kong and arrives in Shanghai in 20 hours. Together with illustrations including historic maps, drawings and statistics, the book features an essay by Jens Hoffmann, ICA Director of Exhibitions.The final leg of the sea journey from 'New York' to 'Liverpool', with the Henrietta slowly dismantled to feed its own furnace, was filmed offshore at Newport Beach, just south of Los Angeles. It inspired people to easily set a schedule, book tickets and travel around the world, which wasn’t common during the Victorian era. Above all, it is to be kept in mind that most RTW tickets involve flying in and out of major hubs which of course will increase the cost of the ticket considerably. It's not all bad, though, as Fogg decides to marry the fortunately amenable Princess and sends out Passepartout to find a suitable clergyman. They also ventured to Badwater Basin (the lowest point in North America), woke up to the sunrise over Death Valley’s Mesquite Sand Dunes and culminated their journey by levitating in the skies on a hot air balloon!

Stephen Kern, The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918: With a New Preface Archived 26 July 2020 at the Wayback Machine, Harvard University Press (2003) - Google Books pg.

James’ Courtyard, an idyllic outdoor dining space surrounded by the world's longest Shakespeare’s sylvan frieze. Initially reluctant to take them to Aden, they agree to help after the group helps them fend off some raiders, with Passepartout shooting one of them trying to abduct Abigail. But there's a twist as the show teaches us all about Nellie Bly, the real-life journalist who set out to break Phineas' record - and won!

There’s Victoriana bric-a-brac on the walls, all the staff are dressed up in period costumes and traditional songs are playing in the background. The film-friendly railroad is also seen in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, How The West Was Won, Ticket To Tomahawk and Across The Wide Missouri. It was during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) in which Verne was conscripted as a coastguard; he was having financial difficulties (his previous works were not paid royalties); his father had died recently; and he had witnessed a public execution, which had disturbed him. From here, Passepartout casually strolls to an expansive, scarlet-painted palace complex, which is the Heian Shrine, nearly 300 miles west in Kyoto.Oddly, they've soon drifted northwest of Paris, passing above Chateau de Vigny in the town of Vigny, Val d'Oise, built in 1500 and altogether more martial in appearance than Maintenon. Passepartout enters through the giant torii gate into the wide open court surrounded by museums, replicas of the original Imperial Palace from the Heian Period, but built on a slightly smaller scale. James Delingpole in The Spectator also gave a negative review of the series, complaining about its attempts to speak to contemporary political issues. It was thus that, when, one day in a Paris café, I read in the Siècle that a man could travel around the world in 80 days, it immediately struck me that I could profit by a difference of meridian and make my traveller gain or lose a day in his journey. While the Henrietta was headed for Bordeaux, Fogg manages to bribe the crew to change its course for Liverpool against the captain's wishes.



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