Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trekking With Phileas Fogg

We love audiobooks. With the volumes of audiobooks we've gone through over the years, it goes to show how much time we spend in the car...

We just finished "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne, narrated by the talented Jim Dale. So as we rode in our car, we accompanied Phileas Fogg on his travels by steamer, rail, sled, and elephant. We enjoyed the story more than we expected and adored the character of Passepartout.
Naturally we got so wrapped up in his adventures that we needed to map his route and all his detours so we could see where we've gone with Mr. Fogg. It was a very satisfying journey through the world (map).

Could Phileas Fogg have in reality circumnavigated the world in merely 80 days? We may have a better idea once we finish watching the BBC travel series, Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days!


  1. Love this project.They were my favourate books when i was growing up {papa}
    Love Nanny & Papa

  2. I love how you made this audiobook come alive with your mapping tour! Way to go Mum and Serena!