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Geocaching country souvenir: Chile

Chile Geocaching country souvenir
Chile Geocaching country souvenir

Stretched along the western edge of South America lies Chile, a country spanning over 4,620 km (2647 mi) from north to south and taking the claim of the longest country in the world. Here are some other spicy facts about Chile:

  • Chile is the location of the driest place on Earth. Some parts of the Atacama desert have never received a single drop of rain, and the desert is quite possibly the oldest on Earth—it’s been around for about three million years!
  • Chile is one of the only countries whose government funds UFO research. It’s also one of the best places in the southern hemisphere for astronomers since northern Chile can have over 300 cloudless nights a year.
  • Chile also has amazing biodiversity. Native animals range from penguins to flamingos, and from pumas to chinchillas. It’s also home to the world’s smallest deer, the pudú, which weighs in at a tiny 6.4 to 13.4 kg (14 to 30 lbs).

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Cinque Terre – Monterosso-Vernazza — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
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by CaniSciolti
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3
Location:
Liguria, Italy
N 44° 08.443′ E 009° 40.568′

On the west coast of Italy, stretched along the glistening Ligurian Sea lie the Cinque Terre, or Five Lands. Dating back to the 11th century, these picturesque towns have, by virtue of their isolated locations, remained protected from the outside world. To this day they remain accessible only by train, boat, or a rugged winding path that weaves up though the mountains and dips down to meet the clear blue water between the villages.

Though cars are vietate (forbidden) in these colorful towns, geocaches are welcome. Among the twelve caches scattered along the winding trail connecting each town to the next is Cinque Terre – Monterosso-Vernazza, our Geocache of the Week.

Image by team knautsch

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Kostnice / Ossuary – Geocache of the Week

Mystery
GCP0JT
by Dryjak
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Středočeský kraj, Czechia
N 49° 57.709′ E 015° 17.295′

It’s a dark and stormy night. Thunder crashes, lightning strikes! Through the crags of an old eastern European village, the flash of light illuminates a medieval chapel. As the mist clears, it becomes apparent that the chapel is entirely decorated in boneshuman bones.

If that sounds like the beginning of a horror film it’s not—it’s just the Geocache of the Week.

Photo by raduz_CZ

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The Doctor Is In — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
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by Doctor Dolittle and djwhouse
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Wisconsin, United States
N 43° 08.855 W 087° 56.450

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. However, since this a doctor you’ll definitely want to visit, grab your bananas instead, as we journey through time and space to our Geocache of the Week, The Doctor Is In.

Image by muumitrollet

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