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Where art thou Rome?

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Right here. In an attempt to get back up to date, we skipped over Rome to bring us nearly back to real time. The galleries from our trip in Rome two weeks ago are posted below.

A snapshot of the near future…

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

After two and a half months traveling through Central and South America, we have successfully completed the first (and shorter) leg of our trip around the world. We are about to embark on the second part, which will prove more difficult, and perhaps more frustrating at times, but surely just as interesting.

Thus far, language has not been a handicap. In fact, our ability to communicate with ease has been our best asset on the trip. Though we are experiencing new cultures, regional dialects, climates, and landscapes, we have always been able to get along quite well with locals in either Spanish or Portuguese, which has given us an advantage to the average traveler with just a phrase book and a map. (more…)

Argentina / Costa Rica recap

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

We’re recovering from a series of missteps and setbacks last week (stolen wallet for Thushan, a 24-hour deep intestinal spring cleaning for Brian), and recently began uploading some of the “lost” posts. In the past 10 days, we’ve left the Island of Ometepe in Nicaragua, explored the cities, coasts and forests of Costa Rica, and crossed the equator to the southern hemisphere and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Below is a quick run down of the past couple days and the respective galleries if you’ve missed anything…

Downtown Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina – 02/05
Despite the sweltering heat, we took the day to wander two neighborhoods, Congreso and Microcentro and take in the hustle and bustle of downtown B.A.

This is your ticket around the world

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Seriously, this around the world ticket is for you. Over the next eight months, we’re going to be trekking through six continents, more than thirty nations, tens of thousands of miles – and we’re packing you in our bags for the ride. Stuffed in our packs, we’re bringing three cameras, two laptops and a video camera, enabling us to beam back the trip to you, in real time, on a near daily basis.

You’ll be exploring the hustle and bustle of Mexico City streets, dancing to bhangra beats in India, feeling the parched soils of the Middle East and sunbathing on the mega beaches of Brazil. And you’ll be able to experience all of these diverse countries and cultures with nary a worry of Montezuma’s Revenge or trippy malaria pills. (more…)

The jaunt begins – Boston to Mexico City

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Trading the gilded dome of the Massachusetts State House, for the massive Mexican flag of the Zocalo, we barrel past more than two thousand miles, four cities, two flights, a new year’s party and 24 hours of non-stop travel to begin the long jaunt. Take a flight with us and head to Mexico City in today’s photo gallery, no ticket needed…

The first month: Central America here we come…

Monday, December 31st, 2007

The first month of our journey around the globe will take us to five of the eight countries that lie south of the U.S. and north of the South American continent. After landing in Mexico’s capital on New Years Day, we will travel by land through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, skipping over Belize and Panama. The daily itinerary of our trip will depend partly on what we happen to find in the places we go, but tentatively, the plan is as follows… (more…)

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.