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Sarajevo to Serbia

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – After just a tease of Sarajevo, we took off on a night train to Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia and the currently independent nation of Serbia. A relaxing trip turned into a wild ride when we were paid a visit by a very energetic Bosnian. Check out all the action in today’s gallery…

On to Bologna

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

The eyes of a LongJaunter at three in the morning, trying to make it through the night without paying for a place to stay. Rome is expensive, real expensive for our budget. Even a hostel, where we slept in a dorm style room costs 30 euros, or about $48 a night. Our wallet dictated that we not paying for another night at the hostel – thus hanging out at a bar and the lobby before catching our train at 3 a.m to our next destination: Bologna. See it all in today’s photo gallery.

Hamburg to Berlin

Monday, April 14th, 2008

After a sad goodbye to Ben and the housemates in Hamburg, we hopped a ride to Berlin, Germany’s hipster cool capital. We met up with a friend in Kreuzburg, a bustling neighborhood of immigrants and artists, had dinner, and took a walk in the evening to the Berlin Wall. Check out the day’s trek in the gallery…

A day out in Hamburg

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Today we headed to the University of Hamburg with Ben, got some coffee, and met some of his friends. In the evening, we went out for a night on the town. We also set a new LongJaunt record by getting rejected for two visas in one day. Check out the day’s activities…

Meanwhile in Hamburg…

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

While the rest of the team was touring Kenya and the Netherlands, Brian headed to Hamburg, Germany where he stayed with an old friend to get a true taste of “Europe’s dark horse.” From soccer to shows to ships, it was a packed week. Click here to see photos of what Brian was up to that whole time… Or, for a close up look at what it means to be a soccer fan in Hamburg, check out his trip to the St. Pauli game during his time in in the city…

On to Kenya

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

On the train to London’s Heathrow airport, Alicia, who joins us for our trip to Kenya and Tanzania, reads up on our next destination: Kenya. With just a little over a week to cover the entire country, planning to make the most of our time is essential. Our first stop is East Africa’s transportation and business hub as well as Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Jump on the plane and head to Kenya in today’s photo gallery.

A taste of Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Thushan’s cousin’s surprise birthday party gave us a stellar opportunity to get a taste of Sri Lanka, one of our future destinations on the jaunt. Party on in today’s photo gallery.

Breezing through New York

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

With so many errands, including picking up our Chinese visas before heading to London, we had little time to do any sightseeing in New York. We did, however, make it to Time Square to soak up one of the world’s most famous scenes. Follow the LongJaunt crew through the city and to the airport in today’s photo gallery…

Back on the road

Monday, March 17th, 2008

The group met back up in New York City and prepared for our flight to London the next day. The energy of the city was just what we needed to get us geared up for the rest of the trip as we head to London. The next time we touch down in the U.S., we will be coming from the other side, which is almost impossible to imagine right now. Check out the day’s photos…

Tax time

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

A nice, thick pile of mail welcomed us home. Bills, solicitations for donations, and of course, information about filing taxes occupied much of the pile. We took it easy today, and only snapped this photo for the day…

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.