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Smileys by bicycle in Slovenia

Written by Cindy Potter, a Geocaching HQ Employee

Geocaching inspires adventure. Last summer, my family commenced on a cycling and geocaching adventure through Slovenia. On our two week journey, we biked 200 kilometers — from the capital, Ljubljana to the coastal city of Piran.

Why Slovenia? As a Geocaching HQ staffer, I meet adventurers from all over the world. It’s one of the wonderful perks of my job! A couple years ago, icabrian, a community volunteer translator from Slovenia, visited us at Geocaching HQ. He is a terrific ambassador for his country, and encouraged HQ staffers to visit Slovenia.

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We interviewed the Mega-Event hosts who are about to attempt a Guinness World Record

There are a lot of awesome geocachers out there. Some look for long lost geocaches, others go for 15 countries within 24 hours, and now a group of German mega event organizers are attempting an official Guinness World Record. There will be an attempt to create the world’s largest guestbook at the Maije im Saarland Mega Event in Germany this year. We’ve taken the opportunity to  interview the event organizers.

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Geocache of the Week
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Na konci cesty — Geocache of the Week

Mystery
GC4QKMP
by Bučáci
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
2
Location:
Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic
N 50° 00.401 E 013° 09.125
St. George's Church
St. George’s Church.

Lukova, Czech Republic is an idyllic country village with a population of 700. There you will find an old abandoned church from the 14th century that has seen better days. Local Petr Koukl knows the church well:

There’s no question the [St. George’s] church has seen a lot: it suffered several fires, it was allegedly damaged by the Husittes, it was rebuilt several times. The last straw, though, was the collapse of part of the ceiling during a funeral service in 1968 which chased the mourners out. After that the church was closed and not reopened again.

 

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Mingo was its name-O

Mingo — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC30
by Kansas Stasher
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1
Location:
Kansas, USA
N 39° 16.677 W 100° 56.621
There was a cacher had a quest,
And Mingo was its name-O.
M – I – N – G – O
M – I – N – G – O
M – I – N – G – O
And Mingo was its name-O.
Mingo was its name-O
Mingo was its name-O

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