Jules Verne never fails to amaze me. It might be not as good as his other books, but it's okay. I bought this book years ago, but only had a chance to read it last month. But it better late than never, I guess. Two works in one book, I do love both stories as I love to travel too. And reading this one it's like fulfilling my dreams to travel around the world. But as I finished reading this book, I felt that both stories are familiar for me and brought some kind of nostalgic feelings. Untill, i realized that maybe I used to read the stories when I was child (in full colored and illustrated ones).