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// SEPTEMBER 2015
Go, on va,

A very special friend of mine had called me, at some point, “female Fileas Fog” and he put the idea into my head…

Of course, I could not do the Round of the World, the way he had done it, after almost a whole century.

I tried, though, to combine areas, which we had always wanted to visit: French Polynesia, Easter Island and the Falls of Iguazu…

This journey had something of Coelio too…

When we got married, we could not really enjoy a proper honeymoon. Moreover, in 1985, when our wedding took place, we would not choose French Polynesia as a destination for our once in a lifetime journey. We thought about it on our 20th anniversary, but, eventually, the Universe conspired, so as this dreamy journey to become real on our 30th anniversary.

Fileas Fog was a rich, eccentric Gentleman, whoa had many interesting and bright ideas. At some point, at the Reform Club of London, which he was a member of and was spending most of his time during the day, after a certain discussion, he dared to bet the amount of 20.000 pounds, claiming that he could do the round of the world in 80 days. So, he started his journey, along with Passpartou, a servant whom he had hired a few hours earlier. During his journey, he was narrowly observed, without knowing it, by the inspector Fix, who was considering Fog as the main suspect for a London’s bank robbery. The course that Fileas Fog had chosen to take during his ambitious journey was the following:

London- Suez- Mumbai- Calcutta- Hong Kong- Yokohama- San Francisco- New York- London.

Eventually, when returning a day later, he thought that he had lost the bet. But, soon enough he realized that, in reality, he had arrived a little earlier. Only three minutes before the expiring time, he arrived at the Club and wan the bet. In the end, they told him that, since he was travelling opposite to the path of rotation of the Earth, he had wan one day that he had not taken into account. So, instead of arriving on the 21st of December, on the 80th day, he had arrived in London one day earlier!

The map with Fileas Fog’s and Passpartou’s journey

You will see the map with our own version of the Round of the World in 27 days at the mytravellingdays.com

Thanasis Tsouvalas, thank you!!!

And be careful! Don’t put any ideas into my head…

Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
Duration: 27
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Population: 4.471.000
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Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
Duration: 27
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Population: 4.471.000
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Country: New Zealand
Date: 2015
Route: Around the world
Cities: Thessaloniki, Istanbul, Singapore, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Rarotonga, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, Papeete, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Tahiti, Papeete, Easter Island, Santiago de Chile , Puerto Varas, Valdivia, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Posadas, Puerto Iguazú, Foz do Iguasu, Santa Maria, Brasil, Punta del Este, Montevideo, Colonia Del Sacramento, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Thessaloniki
Duration: 27 days
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Population: 4.471.000
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