Around the World in How Many Days?
We often don’t realize just how much we benefit these days from modern technology; it’s far too easy to take things for granted.
We came upon this infographic below which illustrates this point very clearly. Back when “Around the World in Eighty Days” was written, the concept of being able to go all the way around the world in such a short time was eye-popping. In today’s world the absolute slowest method (boat) still clocks in at a mere 71 days and change. And even the fastest method (plane, 3.3 days) still isn’t that expensive, and in fact is well within the reach of the average citizen of Planet Earth.
The boat option, just as a curiosity, can even be FREE, for people who are willing to swab the decks and do other menial labor and sleep on floors in return for room and board and free passage.
Thank you to Betway for this research.