Miscellenea

Discovering Belgium now on GPSmyCity

From January 21st, Discovering Belgium is now on the GPSmyCity mobile app for iOS and Android, which features self-guided city walks and GPS-powered travel articles. With this app, you can turn your smartphone or tablet into your very own personal travel guide.

A few months ago I introduced you to the GPSmyCity mobile app. Each walk or article on this app comes with a detailed travel route plotted on an offline map to lead you through a city. The guided tours are written by knowledgeable local guides who can show you local attractions, cultural sights, museums, markets, cafés, bars, restaurants, etc. It’s an excellent way to see a city on foot, at your own pace and at a fraction of the cost you would normally pay for a guided tour.

The GPSmyCity app is extremely comprehensive, currently covering over 6,500 self-guided walks in 1,000+ cities around the world. If you want to know more about it, you can read my previous post or watch this short video:

Four walks initially featured

From Monday January 21st, the following four article apps are published on the GPSmySity app:

  • Horst Castle, to the south of Leuven: available here
  • Castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne: available here
  • Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen: available here
  • How to Spend a Day in Diest: available here
Museum Hof van Busleyden Mechelen
The outstanding Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen

Free – or paid?

The GPSmyCity app is free to download and you can access all articles for free. However, to get the “full GPSmyCity experience”, and the best out of the app, including a customized offline map and GPS directions to guide you around the city to all places mentioned in the article, you pay a small upgrade fee of $1.99 per article.

If you were to use the app a lot, this could get quite expensive. So the developers have now introduced a subscription option. It means you can always have the full GPSmyCity experience with you on your phone or tablet, wherever you are, to access at any time. An annual subscription costs $18.99/year for full access to all walking tours and travel articles covering 1,000+ cities.

FREE giveaway

To introduce you to how great this concept is, I am offering a free upgrade of one of my travel articles in the GPSmyCity directory, beginning Monday January 21st 2019 and finishing Monday January 28th. The article can be downloaded for free, and you can upgrade the app for free too, during this period. This offer relates to: How To Spend A Day In Diest.

After downloading the app, you will be directed to the article, where you can choose UPGRADE to get the GPS-guided version.

Why not try it out for free? Hopefully you will discover how useful these travel articles on GPSmyCity are.

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  1. I looked at the app a while ago and was impressed, Denzil. Thanks for your generous offer. I’m not likely to need it in the near future but I’ll keep it in mind if I’m traveling again. 🙂 🙂

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      • Another blog friend who travels a lot wrote about how most tourists now stand in front of things backwards, taking selfie after selfie, and then move on to “see” the next sight. All backwards in so many ways. Smart phones in the hands of most clueless. Yeah, please no robots.

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