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Archive for June, 2008

Palace in the sky

Monday, June 30th, 2008

SIGIRIYA, Sri Lanka – Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s most popular historic landmarks, and deservedly so. The ancient, cliff-top palace is impressive for both its visionary design and for the view it affords visitors who climb to the top. Explore the rock fortress in today’s photo gallery.

The Temple of the Tooth Relic

Friday, June 27th, 2008

KANDY, Sri Lanka – One of two Buddhist holy sites in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth Relic in the mountain city of Kandy is one of Sri Lanka’s must-see sights.  Explore the temple in today’s photo gallery.

Family time in Galle

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

GALLE, Sri Lanka – On our last day in Galle, we spent some quality time with Thushan’s dad’s side of the family. See it all in today’s photogallery.

The stilt fisherman

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Today we headed 20 minutes outside  Galle to the seaside town of Koggala to catch a glimpse of one of Sri Lanka’s iconic scenes, the stilt fishermen of the southern coast. In water about chest deep and protected by a breakwater, the fishermen sit on stilts that they’ve planted before. See the stilt fisherman in today’s photo gallery.

Exploring Galle

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

GALLE, Sri Lanka – The biggest city on the southern coast, Galle draws visitors for its Old Town, fort, and nearby beaches. Explore Galle in today’s photo gallery.

On to Galle

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

GALLE, Sri Lanka – From Colombo to Galle, it’s about a three and a half hour journey by train for a nifty price of 200 rupees ($2). Beautiful scenery and the ghosts of the tsunami are all sights along the way in today’s photo gallery.

Along the Galle Face

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – After a weekend on the coast, we headed to Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city for some exploring. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

On the coast

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

MARAWILA, Sri Lanka – Though the monsoon season makes going to beach less than ideal, we spent a day by the shore, relaxing and taking the scenes in. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The religions of Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

MARAWILA, Sri Lanka – Soon after arriving in Thushan’s native Sri Lanka, his dad’s younger brother Shirly took us around the sights of the Central Western Coast of Sri Lanka. See the photos from today in this gallery here.

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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.