ROMAN_ADVENTURER:   Exploring the World
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             by  R O M A N   G A R B A   [ about ]  

 ASIA (MIDDLE & NEAR EAST, CAUCASUS & CENTRAL ASIA)
    Caucasus 16  
GEORGIA - Kutaisi, treking in Svaneti region, Chiatura, Prometheus Cave
Central Asia 14  
KAZAKHSTAN - treking Alatau, UZBEKISTAN - archaeological expedition in Samarkand, survey of Karatyube mountains, Bukhara, TURKMENISTAN - Merv, Mary, IRAN - Mashad, Yazd, Shiraz
Caucasus 16  
photos by DANIEL GARBA
GEORGIA - Kutaisi, treking in Svaneti region, Chiatura, Prometheus Cave
Iran 13  
IRAN - Shiraz, treking in Zagros mountains, Perseopolis
Iran 13  
photos by DANIEL GARBA
IRAN - Shiraz, treking in Zagros mountains, Perseopolis
Bahrain & Qatar 13  
weekend trips to BAHRAIN - Bahrain fort, King Fahd causeway, Dilmun water park, F1 circuit; QATAR - Doha, Al Khor, Al Rawas, Al Zubara
Dhofar jungle trek/Oman 12
treking close to Dalkhut during the Khareef season (Sep). Cutting through the jungle and canyoining through the wadi up to the lagoon and pristine beach.
Central Asia 11
UZBEKISTAN - Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, TAJIKISTAN - treking in Fan mountains, Iskrevshan
Green Dhofar / Oman 11
treking around Rakhyut and Dalkhut during the Khareef monsoon season (August)
Oman Overland 10
7th ADVENTURE (FATHERS & SONS). OMAN - Muscat, Wadi Shab, Duqm, Salalah, Mirbat, treking around Rakhyut, DUBAI - Atlantis Aquaventure, Burj Khalifa, fontain
Snake gorge / Oman 10
canyoning through Snake Gorge in Wadi Bani Awf, via ferrata in Snake Gorge
Biskhek-2-Delhi 09
KYRGYSTAN - Karakol, trek Tian Shan, Osh, BC Pik Lenina, CHINA - Kashgar, Karakoram Highway, PAKISTAN - trek Rush Lake, Gilgit, Lahore, INDIA - Amritsar, Delhi
Kurdistan / Iraq 09
Dohuk, Lailesh, Erbil, waterfalls on Zab river, Akre, Amadyia, treking in mountains
Rub' al Khali / UAE 09
family trip to Rub' al-Khali desert (Empty Quarter), Liwa
Lebanon 09
family trip, Baalbek, vine cellars, Cedar - mountains, Qadisha (Eden) valley, Beirut
Cappadocia / Turkey 08
old Ankara, Goreme, underground city, canyon Ihlara, hot air baloon flight !!, cave monasteries
Djebel Haraz / Yemen 08
short family trip to Sanaa, treking in Djebel Haraz
United Arab Emirates 08
Dubai, Hatta, Ras al-Khaimah, Al-Ain, Fujeirah, Liwa
Djebel Akhdar & Musandam / Oman 08
DJEBEL AKHDAR (Bahla, Djebel Shams, Nizwa, Sayq, Hatta in UAE)
MUSANDAN peninsula (off-road trip)
Qatar 08
capital Doha - suq Waqif, business district
Kuwait 08
Kuwait city, trip to desert, sheep market
Bahrain 08
Manama, Qala´at al-Bahrain, Diraz, King Fahd causewaz, Al-Areen, Al-Jasra
Arabia Overland 08
Arabian peninsula overland by bus (Dubai-Salalah-Hadramawt-Sanaa-Hodeidah. OMAN - Dhofar, YEMEN - Sanaa, Zabid, Jibla, Taiz, Mocca, Mukalla, Bir Ali
Caucasus 07
ARMENIA - Vanadzor, monasteries Sanahin a Haghpat, climb to Mt.Aragac 4090m volcano, Sevan lake, Dilijan
GEORGIA - Tbilisi, Vardzia and Sapara monasteries, TURKEY - climb to Mt.Suphan 4434m volcano
Frankincense Route / KSA 07
Abha, Djebel Shoodah, Rijal Alma, flower people from Asir mountains, Najran, Tabuk, Taima, Madain Salih, Al Ula, Jeddah
Haraz & Hadramawt / Yemen 07
YEMEN - treking in Djebel Haraz, Wadi Hadramawt - Shibam, Sayun, wadi Doan
Caucasus 06
TURKEY - trekking in Kaèkar mountains
GEORGIA - Vardzia monastery, attempt to climb Mt.Kazbek 5033m, Tbilisi
jemen 06 Djebel Bura  Soqotra / Yemen 06
YEMEN - Sanaa, Thula, Shibam, Kawkaban, At-Tawilah; treking in Al-Mahwit area; treking in Djebel Bura (2260m); famous Soqotra island !
Orient 05 Mt.Ararat & Syria 05
TURKEY - treking Nemrut Dagi (Van lake), climb Mt.Ararat 5160m (second time!)
SYRIA - Palmyra, castle Crac, Hama, Aleppo, dead cities
jordan 04 Jordan 04
Aqaba, treking in Petra, Wadi Rum, Humeima
arart04 Mt.Sabalan & Mt.Ararat 04
AZERBAIDJAN - Baku, mud volcanos.
IRAN - climb to Mt.Sabalan 4811m volcano.
TURKEY - climb to Mt.Ararat 5160m
oman03 Oman 03
Muscat, Salalah, 8x castles, trip to mountains
iran98 Mt. Damavand / Iran 98
Mt.Damavand 5670m, Esfahan, Shiraz, Perseopolis, Bam
 ASIA (FAR EAST), AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA
People of Bangladesh 16 new
Chittagong, Cox's Bazaar, St.Martins Island
Yunan / Eastern Tibet 16new
Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Mt.Haba, Mt.Meili Snow mountain / Kawagarbo - attempt for large kora, inner kora; Shangri-La
Expedition to Myanmar's Northern Himalayas 16 Miytkyina, Puta-O. Unsuccessfull attempt of unclimbed peak Maghapee 4630m. Climb of Phonkanrazi instead. Indochina 16
MYANMAR - treking in Kayuntong, LAOS - treking in NP Luang Namtha
RTW: Japan & China 15
photos by DANIEL GARBA
Expedition Apalucha 2015 - JAPAN: Tokyo, climb of Mt.Fuji, Mitsumoto, trekking in Alps, Magome, Nara, Kyoto. CHINA - stopover in Shanghai
Myanmar / Burma 15
photos by DANIEL GARBA
MYANMAR during water festival ! - Yangon, Inle lake, treking around Kalaw, Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, Amarapura
Hiking in Myanmar 15
LOIKAW: long-neck tribe, KALAW, HSIPAW, climb to Mt.Victoria 3032m
Macau Stopover 15
Casinos, old town, Coloane
Following Ganges 15
INDIA - journey to pilgrim places alongside the Ganges river - Rishikesh, Haridwar, Allahbad, Varanasi. Participation in MAGH MELA (mini Khumb Mela!)
Southern India 15
INDIA - Kerala backwaters (Kollam, Aleppuzhy, Kochi), Mysore, Hampi, Goa
Australia Overland 13
AUSTRALIA - overland crossing of Australia, Adelaide, The Ghan train to Alice Springs, The Olgas, Uluru, bus to Darwin, NP Kakadu, stopover SINGAPORE
Australia Overland 13
photos by DANIEL GARBA
AUSTRALIA - overland crossing of Australia, Adelaide, The Ghan train to Alice Springs, The Olgas, Uluru, bus to Darwin, NP Kakadu, stopover SINGAPORE
Java Island Overland 12
INDONESIA - Bali, Java (Ijem and Bromo volcanos, Solo, Borobudur), SINGAPORE - Sentosa Island, ZOO
Java Island Overland 12 photos by DANIEL GARBA
INDONESIA - Bali, Java (Ijem and Bromo volcanos, Solo, Borobudur), SINGAPORE - Sentosa Island, ZOO
Northern Vietnam 11
VIETNAM - Hanoi, Halong Bay, treking in Sapa region, THAILAND - Bangkok
Northern Vietnam 11
photos by DANIEL GARBA
VIETNAM - Hanoi, Halong Bay, treking in Sapa region, THAILAND - Bangkok
Nepal 11
Kathmandu, Mt.Everest flight, Pokhara, Annapurna area trekking (Naya Pull, Tikedungha, Ghorepani, Poon hill, Ghandruk), Chitwan NP
Laos 11
LAOS - Luang Prabang, Mong Noi, treking to mountain vallages, waterfalls, THAILAND - Ayuthaya, Bangkok
Angkor Wat / Cambodia 10
Cambodia - Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, trip to villages, MALAYSIA - Kuala Lumpur
Brunei 09
Omar Ali mosque, boat trip to Bangor, long house visit, sultan palace, village on poles
PNG Adventure 09
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - climb to volcano Mt.Giluwe, original sing sing dance, Goroka - sing sing festival, Madang diving
Northern India 08
Rishikesh, rafting on Ganga river, Delhi, Rajastan - Amber palace and Jaipur
Sri Lanka 07
around Sri Lanka: Sigiriya, Polonaruwa, Kandy, Kitugake, Kataragama, Galle, Bentota
Hong Kong 06
photogalery from short stay in Hong Kongu + transit via Seoul
tibet94 Lhasa-2-Kathmandu 94
NEPAL - Kathmandu, CHINA - Lhasa, monasteries around Lhasy, Xigatze, Mt.Everest
China 90 Transsiberian-2-China 90
via RUSSIA, MONGOLIA. CHINA - Beijing, Xi an, Lanzhou, Xinning, Kukunor lake, Labrang & Taer lamastery
 AFRICA
Trans-Sahara 17
under construction
Banjul-2-Marrakesh 4500km overland. GAMBIA - Bakau, Georgetown; SENEGAL - Dakar, St.Louis; MAURETANIA - Atar, Chinguetti, Ouadane, iron ore train !!, Nouadibou; MOROCCO - Tiznit, Tafraout
Africa 16 under construction
ETHIOPIA - Danakil depression, volcan Erta Ale, Alamata; SEYCHELLES - Praslin; TANZANIA - Zanzibar, Mikumi NP, Kitulo NP, lake Malawi
Southern Africa in 4WD 14
EXPEDITION APALUCHA 2014 - 9th adventure of fathers & sons. SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town, Namaqaland in bloom; NAMIBIA - Fish river canyon, Sossusvlei, Skeleton coast, NP Etosha NP; BOTSWANA - NP Chobe; ZIMBABWE/ZAMBIA - Victoria falls.
Southern Africa in 4WD 14 
photos by DANIEL GARBA
EXPEDITION APALUCHA 2014 - SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town, Namaqaland in bloom; NAMIBIA - Fish river canyon, Sossusvlei, Skeleton coast, NP Etosha; BOTSWANA - NP Chobe; ZIMBABWE/ZAMBIA - Victoria falls.
Unknown Somaliland 12
Hargeisa, rock art archaeological site Las Geel, Berbera, treking in mountains around Sheikh, trip to Djibouti
Ethiopia & Djibouti 12
ETHIOPIA - Addis Ababa (Entoto mountains), Harar, trip to Somaliland; DJIBOUTI - Djibouti City, Lac Abbe, Lac Assal, snorkeling with whale sharks.
Rwanda & Burundi 11
RWANDA - Kigali, Gysenyi, Mukamira, Ruhengeri; BURUNDI - Bujumbura, lake Tanganika
Rendile Wedding / Kenya 11
KENYA - Rendile tribe villages aroung Korr (on a way to Turkana lake), wedding of the Rendile princess
Kenya 10
treking Mt.Kenya up to 4200m, safari NP Masai Mara and NP Nakuru
Uganda 08
Kampala, Jinja, one of the world's most difficult commercial rafting, lake Victoria, Entebbe
Ethiopie Simien Mts. / Ethiopia 2000
Lalibela rock-hewn churches, Gondar castle, Simien - the mountain fairytale, Lake Tana monasteries, Blue Nile falls, Crater lakes around Debre Zeyit
Kilimanjaro Mt.Kilimanjaro 2000
5-day trek Machame - Mweka trek through western wall via Arrow Glacier Camp to the summit 5895m
maroko99 Djebel Toubkal / Morocco 99
sand dunes Merzouga, palm oases, climb to Djebel Toubkal 4165 m
tenerife97 Pico de Teide / Tenerife 97
Pico de Teide, Barranco del Inferno, Masca
 SOUTH & NORTH AMERICA
Central America 17
under construction
APALUCHA 2017: Stopover USA - Hollywood, Route66, Joshua Tree NP; GUATEMALA - Antigua Guatemala, lake Atitlan, climb volcan Acatenango 3964m, Tikal; HONDURAS - Copan; BELIZE - Caye Caulker
Central America 17 new
photos by DANIEL GARBA
APALUCHA 2017: Stopover USA - Hollywood, Route66, Joshua Tree NP; GUATEMALA - Antigua Guatemala, lake Atitlan, climb volcan Acatenango 3964m, Tikal; HONDURAS - Copan; BELIZE - Caye Caulker
Apalucha 2015 RTW: USA & Canada 15
Expedition Apalucha 2015 (west): HAWAII - big Island, Maua Kea; CANADA - Toronto, Niagara Falls; USA - New York
Bolivie/Chile 2002 Bolivia & Chile 2002
La Paz, Tihuanaco, Huayna Potosí, NP Sajama/Lauca, desert Atacama, climb on Licancabur 5917m and world's highest volcano Ojos del Salado 6880m  text in Czech
Pico de Orizaba / Mexico 2001
Climb to volcanos Colima 4330m a Orizaba 5700m, ruins Palenque, Monte Alban, Teotihuacan, waterfalls Agua Azul, pacific coast
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Mt. Roraima / Venezuela 99
Trek to table mountain Roraima 2806m, Venezuelan Ands, National park Henri Pittierr
 EUROPE
Baltics & Lapland 14 
Overland trip North up to the arctic circle in Lapland. POLAND - Warsaw; LITHUANIA - Vilnius, Siauliai; LATVIA - Riga; ESTONIA - Riga; FINLAND - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Tampere.
Baltics & Lapland 14 
photos by DANIEL GARBA
Overland trip North up to the arctic circle in Lapland. POLAND - Warsaw; LITHUANIA - Vilnius, Siauliai; LATVIA - Riga; ESTONIA - Riga; FINLAND - Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Tampere.
Tuscany / Italy 13  
Short side trip to archaeological training in Italian Tuscany (San Pontignianno) - Sienna, Firenze, Ravenna, SAN MARINO, Bologna
Southern Europe 14  
Backpacking with my son. ITALY - Rome, Vatican, Napoli, Amalfi Coast; MALTA - La Valetta, Madina; TURKEY - Istanbul
Balkans 13 
backpacking with my son through the CROATIA - Split, Dubrovnik; BOSNIA - Mostar; MONTENEGRO - Kotor, Bar, Podgorica; SERBIA - Belgrade; HUNGARY - Budapest.
Balkans 13 
photos by DANIEL GARBA
CROATIA - Split, Dubrovnik; BOSNIA - Mostar; MONTENEGRO - Kotor, Bar, Podgorica; SERBIA - Belgrade; HUNGARY - Budapest.
Romania 13 
EXPEDITION APALUCHA 2013 - 8th adventure of fathers & sons. Timisoara, treking among Czech villages in Banat, Nera River gorge.
Romania 13 
photos by DANIEL GARBA
EXPEDITION APALUCHA 2013 - 8th adventure of fathers & sons. Timisoara, treking among Czech villages in Banat, Nera River gorge.
Balkans 12 
MACEDONIA - archaeological excavations in Stobi, lake Ohrid, Sv. Naum, climb of Golem Korab 2764m. ALBANIA - Peshkopia, Shkoder, lake Komani, transit KOSOVO, Kruja.
d Iceland 12 
EXPEDITION APALUCHA 2012, 7th adventure of fathers & sons. ICELAND - Snaefells, West Fjords, traditional wedding, Myvatn lake, off-road trip to Landman, Gullfoss, Skofoss, Blue Lagoon.
d Andalucia / Spain 08
family trip to Andalucia, Granada, Alhambra, treking in Sierra Nevada (climb to Mulhacen 3482m, Veleta 3394m), Alpujarra, Capilera, Cabo de Gata
Russia 08
around Moscow (golden triangle) and city itself
Spain 07
family trip through central Spain: Barcelona, Tortosa, Teruel, Albaracin, Cuenca, Belomonde, De La Mancha, Baeza, Nevado Espuòa
Slovenian Alps 07
Adrenalin weekend: trekking, canyoning, rafting and speleo-trip.
Athos Athos / Greece 05
short visit of the Holy Mountain (8 monasteries, climb to Mt.Athos 2033m)
Island Mt. Hekla / Iceland 2003
Mini winter expedition in March 2003, climb to Mt.Hekla 1491m, geysires, waterfall Gulfoss, volcano Elborg, peninsula Snaefells
Madeira Madeira / Portugal 2002
trekking alongside water channels - Levadas, climb to the highest mountain Pico Ruivo 1886m
Silvretta Alps - Silvretta 2001
Ascent Piz Buin 3312m and Dreilanderspitze 3197m
Glockner Alps - Grossglockner 2001
Climb to Grossglockner 3797m
Kavkaz2000 Mt. Elbrus / Caucasus 2000
Climb to na Gumaci 3885m, Mestia-tau 4130m and Elbrus 5633m. Adyl-su, Adyr-su, Irik and Terskol valleys
text in Czech
Korsica96 Korsica / France 96
Mt. Cinto, Bavella, GR20
crete98 Crete / Greece 98
Samaria, Ibros, Aradena, Irine gorges. Psiloritis mountain. Monasteries
 CZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIA
Expedition Apalucha 11
6th ADVENTURE (FATHERS & SONS) - kayaking and camping on Vltava river (from Vysni Brod to Cesky Krumlov), visit of Ceske Budejovice town
Expedition Apalucha 09
4th ADVENTURE (FATHERS & SONS) - 3-day crossing of the Palava mountain ridge , visit of Znojmo town
Expedition Apalucha 07
3rd ADVENTURE (FATHERS & SONS) - 4-day hiking in Little Fatra, two fathers with their sons
Roháèe Rohace, spring 2003
II. anniversary of easter crossing of Rohace mountain range (Huty - Jamské sedlo)
Slov. Raj Slovak Paradise, summer 2002
gorges of Slovak paradise, ascend Stolica 1477m
Little Fatra, autumn 2002
crossing of Little Fatra range (Stefanová-Strecno) , end of November, within 24 hrs
Rohace Rohace, spring 2001
Crossing Rohace (Westen Tatras) ridge in tough winter conditions on easter time.

Report written by Dan Michálek
Text in Czech
Nizke Tatry Lower Tatras, spring 2001
Weekend trek to the highest Dumbier 2043m
Malá Fatra Lower Fatra, summer 2001
Attempt for crossing of Lower Fatra range
Nizke Tatry Lower Tatras, summer 2001
Range crossing, west part (Donovaly-Chopok)

RECENT  EXPLORATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTS

  • The Oman's Archaeology Heritage (Apr-May 2013) - more than 120 photographs, Muscat Grand Mall, Oman.
  • The Oman Archaeology Heritage (7th Sep, 2012) - several photographs and one poster, UNESCO Q, Paris, France
  • The Frankincense Road (Mar-May 2012) - exhibition of large print photographs from Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia in Nebeska Cajovna in Plzen
  • The Silk Road (Nov 2011) - four photographs reached final of the 1. International Photography Competition "The Great Silk Road", photographs were exhibited in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Duqm (Oct 2011) - Five photographs as part of Duqm Exhibition in Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Oman
  • Following the Frankincense Route - exhibition of photographs from Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, May 12-15, 2011, International Bookfair SVET KNIHY, Prague
  • Oman (Nov 2010) - slideshow, ZS Dobrichovice
  • Mizici Romantika Arabie (Feb 2008) - photo exibition, Holiday World 2008, Prague
  • Saudi Arabia (Nov 2007) - slideshow, Setkani Cestovatelu, Prague
  • Saudi Arabia (Oct 2007) - photo exibition, Ovocny bar, Prague
  • Promeny Berounky (Sep 2007) - photo exibition, Dobrichovice

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