Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World – Part 2

Nellie Bly
Publicity Photo of Nellie Bly

In part 2 of our series, journalist Nellie Bly sets out from Calais, France, by train, to the city of Brindisi on the eastern coast of Italy. After that, it is a steamship through the Suez Canal and on to Asia as she strives to best Phileas Fogg from the novel “Around the World in 80 Days.” Meanwhile, here rival, Elizabeth Bisland, lands in Japan, and heads west through Asia toward Europe in an attempt to upstage Bly.

The Following is a rough map of Nellie Bly’s trip around the world, which started in New York City. Not all the stops are included – and the route is an approximation. But it should give you a basic idea of Bly’s route.

Nellie Bly's Route

Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World – Part 1

Nellie BlyIn 1888, a New York journalist, Nellie Bly, at the behest of her newspaper, the New York World, began a journey to civrcumnativage the globe. Her goal was to best Phileas Fogg – the hero of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days.”

Little did she know that a rival publication would send their own reporter on a similar journey – only heading in the opposite direction – setting up a dramatic race that would capture the attention of the world.

The Following is a rough map of Nellie Bly’s trip around the world, which started in New York City. Not all the stops are included – and the route is an approximation. But it should give you a basic idea of Bly’s route.

Nellie Bly's Route

Photo of Nellie Bly is courtesy of Wikipedia.