RV 5.08 : Brugge — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC4XMCM
by cricri010
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Bruges, Brussels
N 51° 12.543 E 003° 13.476
Image by juliuscox

Waffles, beer, chocolate—what comes to mind when you think of Belgium? If you’re one of the 6,000+ geocachers who have visited the busy city center in Bruges, you may remember the country for a different, highly Favorited reason: this Geocache of the Week!

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Randers GeoTour of Denmark (GT81)

Randers is Denmark’s sixth largest city and offers all the amenities of a modern city without losing the connection to its past. Its proximity to nature allows for an active holiday with biking, hiking, or kayaking in the beautiful surroundings. Where else in Scandinavia will you find a tropical zoo akin to a jungle with over 200 species of animals living freely under three geodesic domes representing South America, Africa, and Asia? Or find a replica of Elvis’ home Graceland where you can learn about his life, music and see the world’s 10th largest collection of his belongings?

GC738E7 – Udbyhøj Lystbådehavn, Udbyhøj Yacht Harbour feeds into the mouth of Randers Fjord.

What else can be found in Randers? Denmark’s only GeoTour, GeoTour Randers (GT81), which is as diverse as the city that hosts it. So, grab your passport (for travel and geocache logging purposes) as you discover the 67 caches on this GeoTour!

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Image by Jouni Jurmu

Haksulandia — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC16QCH
by haksu10
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Karkku, Finland
N 61° 27.174 E 023° 02.134
Working lights and a place to sit make signing this log a breeze! Image by Gidran.

It is a rare experience to find a geocache that checks multiple boxes off of your geocaching bucket list. For example, have you ever found a geocache that meets the following three criteria?

✔ Has its own electrical supply, complete with charging port for mobile cache logging!

✔ Has a CO who is on-site for maintenance (and maybe share a cup of coffee, if you’re lucky!)

✔ Is large enough that you can sit inside of it, complete with its own chair!

If you seek a geocache with these features, look no further than Haksulandia, our Geocache of the Week!

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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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