Traveling Toastmaster August 2019

Umut Tarik Akdeniz of Ankara, Turkey, stands at the Göbekli Tepe, in the country’s Southeastern Anatolia Region. The site was built more than 11,000 years ago and is believed to be the world’s oldest temple. Rebecca Biswas of San Jose, California, visits Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on the Silk Road—the ancient trade route linking China to the Mediterranean.  Byungjoo Lee of Seongnam, Korea, reads his Toastmaster in front of Jungfrau, one of the highest summits in the Bernese Alps of western Switzerland. Luz Bobadilla of Houston, Texas, visits the medieval city of Carcassonne, France.  Ana González Ferrán, DTM, of Alacant, Spain, travels to Bukhara, Uzbekistan. She stands with her Toastmaster magazine in front of Poi Kalan, an Islamic religious complex. Karen Aiken, DTM, of Toronto, Canada, volunteers at the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in Calga, Australia. Gopinath P of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, sits on the steps of the Gyuto Monastery in Dharamshala, India. Suzanne Rocheleau of New York, New York, stands in front of the Mayan columns in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Venkat Reddy Mittakanti of Houston, Texas, stops by the Eiffel Tower during a trip to Paris, France. Dhaval Sharma of Ahmedabad, India, stands in front of Fort Aguada and its lighthouse. This well-preserved 17th century Portuguese fort is in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, which overlooks the Arabian Sea. Gregory Gabriel of West Palm Beach, Florida, tours the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Minerva Mendez Honkala, DTM, of Las Vegas, Nevada, travels to Abbey Road Crossing in London, England—the iconic spot where the Beatles crossed for a 1969 album cover.