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Exploring the Dutch countryside

By Michael Kurtz | Comments Off April 8th, 2008

Taking a short ferry ride out of Amsterdam, we noticed an immediate scenery change. Gone were the tall row houses, canals and bustling traffic of the city. Unlike most American cities, Amsterdam has very little urban or suburban sprawl. Just a five minute ferry ride from the city center we found ourselves amidst vast stretches of farmland with only an occasional farm house or village in sight. Take a ride in the countryside in today’s photo gallery

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Thushan Amarasiriwardena

, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

Michael Kurtz

, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

Brian Rogers

graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

Alicia Conway

is LongJaunt's home base chief and a Technical Producer for The Boston Globe. She joined and contributed with the team out in England, Kenya, Tanzania, The Netherlands and Thailand.