By Michael Palin
'The velocity of this sort of trip has now not a lot replaced in view that Fogg set out in 1872. Trains could be a little swifter, yet there are definitely no high-speed rail hyperlinks but throughout India, China or the united states. Passenger prone have virtually disappeared from the world's transport lanes ...Recourse to air shuttle, at the same time a handy technique of break out, was once no longer allowed.' Following the direction taken by means of Phileas Fogg a hundred and fifteen years previous, Michael Palin set out from the Reform membership to circumnavigate the realm. the foundations have been easy, yet not anything else in regards to the journey was once straightforward...From a travel of Venice on a garbage barge to send recognizing on the Suez Canal and the bicycle rush hour and snake snacks in China, this is often an extraordinary tribute to man's skill to make lifestyles tricky for himself.
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