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Annapurna Circuit - The first Himalayan experience in Nepal
In 2014 I visited Nepal for the first time. I have been there between two major events - one moth after the snow disaster in Thorong La (2014) and 5 moths before the catastrophic earthquake (2015) - obviously, I was lucky. I visited this country on my own so the best trekking choice for me was the legendary Annapurna Circuit.
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Svaneti Trek - Georgian Caucasus
Georgia is a strange country. It is an Asian post-soviet country, nevertheless wherever you look there are signs that they would rather be a European country. Nobody can understand the Georgian language, but you can communicate in Russian with everybody. And then there are Caucasus mountains..naturally.
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Map sources - Commercial and alternative GPS outdoor maps for Garmin device
If you want to use commercial Garmin maps, you probably have to buy them. They are not cheap. But there are a lot of alternatives that will help you with orientation and navigation on your trek.
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Hohe Tauern - Trekking around the Grossglockner
I had an opportunity to visit the Austrian part of the Alps. The Alps are a wide trekking area and it was not easy to choose the exact location. There were mainly two attractive options for us - Dachstein or Grossglockner.
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Iceland trek - Trek in the Landmannalaugar and around the Eyjafjallajökull
Iceland is a very expensive country. Every single thing, every single service will take a lot of money from your pocket. Plan carefully before you visit Iceland. Every day you spend in iceland that you haven't planned for, is going to be quite expensive. There are several ways to spend your Iceland trip. Most of people rent a car - a big 4x4 off-road car - and all of them visit the same places at the same time in the same order (because they follow the Lonely Planet Guide recommendations).
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GPS software and Apps for orientation and navigation
I made a decision to share some of my experience I have gathered during my travels. I used to use basic equipment during my trips ten years ago – usually a map (a paper one) and a compass. Today…today everything is much more sophisticated, hi-tech, smart and also expensive. There are many tools, gear, apps and on-line technologies you can use for comfortable planning of your trek and for navigation in the middle of wild mountains.
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Tenerife and La Gomera - Sleeping on the top of Pico de Teide
What is the best option for Christmas holidays program? The best option is definitely visiting Tenerife - Canary Islands and sleep in the wild nature.
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New Garmin Phoenix 6 smart GPS watches. Will they beat the competition?
The personal electronics company Garmin supplies not only the Czech market with more and more sophisticated and truly smarter watches. These include the new Phoenix 6 series. What makes them even better than the previous Phoenix 5? Will they succeed compared to other competitors?
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The fascinating history of computer games: from Snake to GPS games
For decades, the rise of the gaming industry has been closely linked to a variety of scientific discoveries and innovations in computing. But the games themselves and their appeal are not limited to a certain level of technological savvy, age group or gender.
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GPS trackers will keep an eye on your precious things (and people)
GPS trackers are smart devices that allow you to see where they are using GPS or Bluetooth connection. You just need to place is somewhere and use your smartphone or a web app to see its location.
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The big battle: GPS vs Smartphone
Only 15 short years ago satellite navigation devices were big, bulky and the center of our outdoor trip discussions. Who will carry it? How many meters above the sea are we? Is it showing the correct position? How far away is our destination?
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GPS: How pieces of metal in space know where you are
How does the Global Positioning System know where you are, even when you have no idea? Learn more about the navigation system and the satellites that do all the hard work. The GPS, first developed for the US military, is the most accurate navigation system available today.
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And yet it moves! Meet Galileo, the EU-made navigation system
Galileo is the global navigation satellite system created by the European Union through the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Its headquarters is located in Prague and has two ground operation centers – in Oberpfaffenhofen in German and Fucino in Italy. Its name pays homage to the great astronomer, physicist, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.
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GLONASS, the Russian response to GPS
NAVSTAR GPS was the first satellite-based navigation system that took over the world. When the first US satellites found their lonely homes on orbit, the Russians responded in style. They create their own navigation system, called GLONASS, that now offers similar services and precision as GPS. Which devices are the most precise ones then? The ones that combine both GPS and GLONASS data.
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Meet Strava, the best friend of runners and cyclists
What do you think about when you hear „Strava“? Is it just some weird, funny-sounding word? Well, it’s also one of the best fitness tracking app out there. Especially if you are into running or cycling.
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