25 September – 12 December 1988
No. of Days
79 and 7 hours
Countries Visited
Distance travelled
28,000 miles


Gondolas, dhows, trains and balloons but no planes! A selection of highlights from Michael’s journey from Around The World In 80 Days.


Discover Michael's route around the world as he travels in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg.


The journey that began it all. I didn’t meet my ace photographer Basil Pao until we reached Hong Kong, so these photos are taken mostly by the crew (myself included) and have a nice rough and ready feel.

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Around The World In 80 Days Book and DVD

Michael follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he takes on the famous challenge to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days.