Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:27 Posted by Sandra
“The varied landscape afforded by the Andaman Islands was soon passed, however, and the Rangoon rapidly approached the Straits of Malacca, which gave access to the China seas. During the afternoon of Wednesday, 30th October, the Rangoon entered the Strait of Malacca, which separates the peninsula of that name from Sumatra.” Not only will we cross the Straits, but we will also visit some cantons of Malaysia.
'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!