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Mopeds, a map and no plan

Friday, September 5th, 2008

CHIANG RAI, Thailand – Did we mention we loved the mopeds? So much, in fact, we used them again to explore Chiang Rai and the surrounding countryside. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Thai Elephant Conservation Center

Friday, September 5th, 2008

LAMPANG, Thailand – On a trip through Lampang, we decided to make the trek to see one of Thailand’s living, breathing national symbols – the elephant. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

China’s big day

Friday, August 8th, 2008

BEIJING, China – What a day!  The world turned its eyes onto Beijing tonight for Opening Ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics, and we were right in the thick of it all in Tiananmen Square and downtown Beijing partying it up with the Chinese on their big day.  See it all in today’s photo gallery.

We’re posting from Beijing as quickly as we can – expect more from the events from tonight shortly.

Doi Suthep National Park

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Even though they drive on the “wrong” side of the road in Thailand, we were really excited to rent mopeds for a day to explore Doi Suthep National Park. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Chiang Mai’s Walking Market

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – We lucked out and got to Chiang Mai on a Sunday. The famous Sunday Walking Market was extensive. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Railay: Phra Nang Beach

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

RAILAY, Thailand – On our second day in Railay, we decided to jump right in and enjoy all the positive aspects that this beautiful place had to offer. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Railay: Beauty and the beach resort

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

RAILAY, Thailand – Our first encounter with Railay left us at a loss. The peninsula was full of so much beauty, but so much of it was wasted. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

The Grand Palace

Monday, August 4th, 2008

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew attract huge crowds. It was not hard to see why the complex remains the spiritual heart of the Thai kingdom. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

One night in Bangkok

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

BANGKOK, Thailand – The popular book (and later movie) “The Beach” describes Bangkok’s Khao San Road as “the centre of the backpacking universe.” See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Delhi in a day

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

DELHI, India – After two weeks on the road from Mumbai we arrived in the final destination of our mini-tour of the Indian sub-continent: Delhi, the nation’s capital. Orderly and clean, Delhi defied the characteristics of most big Indian cities that we’ve seen. We spent the morning of our first full (and final) day here exploring the spread of government buildings near the city center, starting here at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

About LongJaunt Equal parts lighthearted jaunt and in-depth journey, this intimately documented trip around the world has one goal: to bring you along for the ride.

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.