Voyaging round the world by sailing boat is a challenge that has always attracted and fascinated many of us. When travelling we can choose different latitudes, different itineraries, different times and the most varied types of transportation. In this book, Elisabetta Eordegh and Carlo Auriemma share their ideal of travel by sailing boat: they have traveled this way for more than 20 years, through the warm seas and mild weather of the tropical zones – seeking somehow to match in 80 stages the challenge of Phileas Fogg, the hero of Jules Verne’s immortal “Around the world in eighty days”.
The authors have chosen their most memorable 80 wonders, selected from among hundreds of others to which their voyages took them, places and people with whom they have left a piece of their heart. In many places once scarcely known to them they have now good friends – these places are no longer mere points on a map, but prompt memories: faces, tastes, aromas and nostalgia.