Phileas Fogg found that Hong Kong resembled Britain: “Docks, hospitals, wharves, a Gothic cathedral, a government house, macadamised streets, give to Hong Kong the appearance of a town in Kent or Surrey transferred by some strange magic to the antipodes.” What we see there today is a completely new world and a strange mixture of culture. Take a look: you are welcome to form your own opinion!
PS: And a little surprise for our readers: enjoy Hong Kong in motion.
'The train passed rapidly across the State of Iowa, by Council Bluffs, Des Moines, and Iowa City. During the night it crossed the Mississippi at Davenport, and by Rock Island entered Illinois. The next day, which was the 10th, at four o'clock in the evening, it reached Chicago, already risen from its ruins, and more proudly seated than ever on the borders of its beautiful Lake Michigan'. Enjoy some views of this wonderful city!
Welcome to Yokohama, the next stop on our way around the world with Phileas Fogg. The second-most populous city in Japan was only the sixth in the days of Phileas. Today it attracts tourists with its historic port area, shopping centers, international restaurants, parks and futuristic architecture.
Besides Yokohama, let’s take a look at other remarkable places in Japan.
'The steamer Mongolia, belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental Company, built of iron, of two thousand eight hundred tons burden, and five hundred horse-power, was due at eleven o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 9th of October, at Suez.' Mongolia brought Phileas Fogg to Suez, so follow him!