Geocaching country souvenir: the United States of America

USA Geocaching country souvenir
USA Geocaching country souvenir

The United States of America the birthplace of geocaching.

At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) of diverse geography, the United States has the most ecoregions out of any country in the world, making it an amazing playground for geocaching.

From the Atlantic seaboard, across the prairies of the Great Plains, to the Cascade mountain range in the Pacific Northwest, there are lots of unique geocaching adventures to discover.

While it is true that the United States is home to some of the oldest active geocaches that are still around, such as the oldest Traditional, Multi-Cache, as well as the oldest still existing cache with a three-digit GC code, there are plenty of other amazing caching adventures waiting for you from sea to shining sea.

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Geocaching country souvenir: Morocco

Morocco Geocaching country souvenir
Morocco Geocaching country souvenir

Morocco is known for its sweeping desert landscapes, towering mountains, and ancient cities. Within the same country, you could be shivering cold while someone else is putting sunscreen on to protect them from the sun’s rays. Many Hollywood movies have taken place here and Morocco hosts nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now, it has another accolade: an official Geocaching country souvenir. 

Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:

  • Marrakech, Morocco, also referred to as the “Red City,” requires sun protection all year-round due to the intense sun.
  • The city of Casablanca was made famous by the Hollywood film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It is regarded as one of the best films of all time and won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 1942.
  • Morocco has its highs and lows in terms of elevation. Jebel Toubkal is the highest point in the country at a prominent 4,165 m (13,665 ft) and at its lowest point is Sebkha Tah dipping below sea level by 55 m (180 ft). This country also hosts Africa’s highest ski resort.

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Indonesia country souvenir

Geocaching country souvenir: Indonesia

Indonesia Geocaching country souvenir
Indonesia Geocaching country souvenir

Basking along the equator in Southeast Asia lies Indonesia, The Emerald of the Equator. Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:

  • The Komodo dragon found in Indonesia, is the largest lizard in the world, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and weigh up to 166 kilos (360 pounds)
  • According to the CIA World Factbook, Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world (55,000 km / 34,000 mi) after Canada (200,000 km / 126,000 mi)
  • Indonesia became the first developing country to operate their own domestic satellite system, Palapa.

Home of 261 currently active geocaches, here are three luar biasa (incredible) geocache suggestions for Indonesia: Continue reading →

Geocaching country focus: Czechia

All over the world, geocaching is leading people to places they’ve never adventured to before. To celebrate how geocaching is played differently all around the world, we’ll pick a country from time to time and share some interesting geocaching facts. Today, we focus on a location with geocaching history: Czechia.

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Geocaching country souvenir: Cyprus

Cyprus Geocaching country souvenir
Cyprus Geocaching country souvenir

Cyprus is the third largest and most populous island country in the Mediterranean. At 9,251 km² (3,572 mi²) and over 1.1 million inhabitants, the country is full of a vibrant culture with a rich past spanning over 10,000 years. One moment you might be exploring the glorious rocky coastline, the next you may find yourself surrounded by an archaeological site filled with historical intrigue. Here are three facts to pique your interest:

  • Famed for its spectacular beaches, the crystal clear Cypriot waters are designated among the cleanest in the world thanks to the work of the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association. The temperature of the open sea ranges from 16° (60° F) during the coolest months and climbs to 27° C (80° F) in August.
  • Cyprus is one of only four European countries that drive on the left side of the road. The other three are the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Malta.
  • With so much magic in the air, it’s little wonder that Aphrodite, Ancient Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, is famed to have risen from the shores of the island’s west coast.

If you get lost exploring the 1,100+ active caches in Cyprus, here are three to set your sails in the right direction:

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