Around the World in One Day

Are you familiar with Jules Verne’s 1873 acclaimed novel Around the World in Eighty Days? It’s the story of Phileas Fogg, who, after accepting a wager from his friends, sets out from London with his French valet to circumnavigate the world in 80 days. Did they succeed? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out. 

I offer you a similar challenge today. I’ll wager you can circumnavigate the world in one day without jet lag, and you won’t even have to go through a security line! I suspect you’re wondering how you can possibly accomplish this in 24 hours, if you consider time zone changes. Here’s what you can do…

Begin at TWR’s website and peruse ministry in the Americas. TWR’s international office in Cary, North Carolina, is a good starting place and from there you can check out our transmitter locations on Bonaire, in Uruguay and Brazil. Do you know where our 12 partners are located in South America? That’s a worthy discovery, too. Besides English, you’ll want to speak one of 15 languages and dialects. 

Jumping across the Atlantic, you can touch base with our TWR-Europe Region office in Vienna, Austria! What a place to visit! That’s the ministry center for Europe, Russia, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, covering 60 languages and dialects. You can create your itinerary from their newly designed TWR-Europe website

“You’re listening to TWR, your friendly voice in Africa.” What a welcome! The Regional office of TWR-Africa resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can start there at TWR-Africa’s website and work your way to Swaziland or our newest West Africa transmitter site in Benin. TWR-Africa’s broadcasting network airs programming in 65 languages to more than 40 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. 

Moving across land, sea and many time zones brings you to Singapore, the home of TWR-Asia’s Regional office. That’s one city you’ll have to visit, for sure! It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears for them to have their TWR-Asia website ready for your trip. From there you can stopover in any of the 20 countries encompassing 80 languages and dialects in which they air programming. 

Are you packed and ready to go? Just make sure you have a valid passport. Now, who else can accomplish this in one day?

Photo Credit: Patrick Hajzler

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