Mark Schatzker accepted the challenge to travel around the world in 80 days – a seemingly simple task until you consider that this is “slow travel,” where land and sea are the only acceptable forms of transportation. Mark is a self-professed omnivore and the unhurried journey has permitted him to try every imaginable cuisine and to explore each country’s culture and people. Mark is now on the home stretch – he checks-in on day 70 of his travels, after trekking through Monaco; visiting vineyards, eating escargot and Charolais steak in France’s Burgundy and Normandy regions (as well as finding fine wines and cheese in a local gas station along the way!); and finally winding up in England. Pictures and a full travelogue are available on Mark’s blog.
Where it all starts: Burgundian dirt, or "terroir."
Another famous export from Northern France - Charolais steak.
Music Break -- il Protagoniste -- Gianni Mazza