Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Christmas Story

                          "The story never told for Christmas"

Once upon a time in 1828 was born one of the most important writers in the history.
Jules Verne had the amazing talent of look to the future and imagine every single detail of how would it be. He wrote more than 80 books in all his life but... Most of you just know the 5% of him, how do we know? Because we are about to tell you the incredible story never told that Verne lived.

Hi my name is Daniela.
And my name is Roberto. 
And we are going to show you the real talent of, a real artist. Prepare yourself for something so fantastic and are you....ready? Sooo.. Let's go!

Let us begin on 1873 when he wrote the novel "Around the world in 80 days"....

It was short time after he finished his famous book and he thought about what would happened if he tried to do the trip in 80 days. It was October 1st, 1874 when he decide to do it. He rented a hot air balloon to start his trip. He swear that he will arrive on October 1st and he will return on December 25th at Christmas Day! 
 And for being ready he did the next  schedule: 

From London to Suez by Mount Cenis
and Brindisi , rail and vapors 7
From Suez to Bombay , vapors 18
From Bombay to Calcutta , rail . 8
From Calcutta to Hong Kong (China ) , vapors 13
Hong Kong to Yokohama (Japan ), steam 6
Yokohama to San Francisco , steam 22
From San Francisco to New York , railroad 7
From New York to London , steam and rail. 9
TOTAL: 80 days.

He arrived from London at 6:00 o'clock in the morning.  It was a long way but finally he did it. He traveled from London to Yokohama in just 52 days and every time Christmas was closer. But before he went to Yokohama he stopped in Japan. He wanted to know more about the Christmas traditions in Japan because he was so interested to know how do they celebrate it. He discovered that as a tradition, they used to eat KFC in Christmas night and that in Christmas day they celebrated it with  / the boyfriend / or friends, and the New Year, almost everyone returns to their  homes to celebrate with their families. Verne was so surprised because he didn't know anything about Christmas in Japan, as soon as he went to Yokohama he told everyone about his adventure in Japan. Time after, he thought of traveling to the future on the next 28 days left over. So he did it. He went to the San Francisco's California Academy of science and look for help to build the time machine.  And finally he did it! 
And the first place were he decide to visit was Jules Verne School.
He invited all the Jules Verne school community to accompany him to his amazing trip! They all finished the trip in 80 exactly days! And had an amazing Christmas Day with the incredible Jules Verne. 

by Daniela and Roberto.

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