Around the world in 80 Days was a 1873 novel by the French writer Jules Verne. In the novel the main character Phileas Fogg decided that he wanted to attempt to travel the globe in 80 days. Many doubted that he would actually be capable of circling the globe in that time frame – such was the complexity of travel in those days. In fact, another inventor decided to wage a bet that Fogg would be proven unsuccessful.
Although there are many more modern advancements in travel in the present day, to travel around the world is still quite an achievement and certainly not one that everyone has the pleasure of doing in their life time.
But this is exactly what Irish man Tony Mangan is doing!
Tony hails from Dublin and is an athlete and adventurer of high regard. In the past, Tony has raised money for charity and seen lots of places of interest as his itchy feet flung on a pair of runners and succeeded in running around the world!
At present he is attempting to walk around the world.
The hardest decision is to make the decision to do it, Don’t be limited in your mind!
Tony has given exclusive access to the team here at The Galway Eye to chronicle his adventures as he approaches his 2nd year putting one foot in front of another – walking around the world.
Although Phileas Fogg attempted the feat in 80 days, it will take Tony a lot longer. As he progresses he will be giving his take on global tourism and informing The Galway Eye readers about all the places of interest and the best people to meet, things to do and ways to go about it when getting there.
Go n-éiri an bothar fada leat 😉