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Krka National Park

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

KRKA, CROATIA – Today we took a trip to Krka National Park on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. We relaxed and explored the rivers and waterfalls are the parks main attraction, then caught a bus further south to Split, a coastal city. Check out the fresh water and beautiful sights of the park in today’s gallery…

The Italian countryside

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Today we got out of the city for some fresh air in the countryside. After a train ride and an hour walk through rolling hills, we made it to a local vineyard that serves organic meals on the weekends with wine from the surrounding land. It was our best meal yet on the trip, and a great way to spend a lazy Sunday.  Take a walk in the countryside in today’s photo gallery.

Germany’s history up close

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Today we got a taste of Germany’s long and tumultuous history at the Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin’s national history gem. After the museum we walked through the cold rainy city center, catching a glimpse of some other interesting landmarks. Check out today’s photos here…

The Hamburg Fischmarkt

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Hamburg’s long nights roll right into the early morning at the Hamburg Fischmarkt. With the sun, thousands either rise early (or bunker on from partying through the late night) and arrive at the city’s fish market for a classic Hamburger breakfast. Get up early in today’s photo gallery

Visiting Neuengamme concentration camp

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

We spent the day just outside the city of Hamburg at Neuengamme, a former concentration camp from World War II that has been converted into a memorial and museum. The former camp houses an incredible amount of information about the camp’s history and the atrocities of Nazi Germany during World War II. Click here for photos of the day…

Hitting a fair in Germany

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Lace up your lederhosen and get ready for some German kitsch as we head to Northern Germany’s largest fair: The Dom. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Exploring the Dutch countryside

Tuesday, 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

Stuck in Tsavo East

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

With no big cat sightings on our two previous safaris, we decide to splurge and try for one last jaunt into the wilderness - but got stuck in the mud deep in lion territory. Brave enough to tough it out in lion land? Then check out today’s photo gallery.

The red elephants of Tsavo East

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Made famous by the Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo, Tsavo East National Park is an impressive swath of land, where lions, cheetah, giraffe and the red elephant roam. See the red elephant and numerous other animals on this sunset safari in today’s photo gallery.


Friday, March 28th, 2008

Braving a fierce down pour, we made our way to the Nairobi Railway Station to catch an overnight train to Mombasa, Kenya’s bustling port city on the Indian Ocean. Hop on the train and head to Mombassa 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.