Tauchen im Roten Meer / Diving in the Red Sea

New country souvenir, Egypt, with Geocache of the Week: Tauchen im Roten Meer / Diving in the Red Sea

Traditional
GC6Y8XF
by die wilde 13 2013
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
5
Location:
Egypt
N 26° 50.536 E 034° 00.168
New country souvenir, Egypt, with Geocache of the Week: Tauchen im Roten Meer / Diving in the Red Sea
New country souvenir, Egypt, with Geocache of the Week: Tauchen im Roten Meer / Diving in the Red Sea

Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Egypt! If you have found a geocache in Egypt, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.

Along the shores of the Red Sea, about 500 kilometers (300 miles) southeast of Cairo, you will find Soma Bay, a sunny beach area full of activities such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

For thousands of years, dangerous currents, strong winds, and a myriad of reefs have made this area difficult for sailors to navigate—which is why you will find several shipwrecks below the tranquil surface of the warm water (23°C/74°F). Many wrecks have become an oasis for aquatic life, but this one is especially amazing. It’s our Geocache of the Week.
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Eyes Up — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC2J0F7
by soratte & nemrodek
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
Vatican City State
N 41° 54.148′ E 012° 27.197′

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. With only 100 acres of land, this tiny monarchy’s influence has been hugethe Pope and the Catholic Church once ruled Europe.

This influence is reflected today in the over 900 ornate churches which remain. If you visit Rome, we recommend visiting these churches to help you solve the architectural mystery of this Geocache of the Week: Eyes Up.

The view from St. Peter’s. Image by Ernschdla.

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Maastricht:Wandelen op en langs de stadsmuren – Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC1YDMB
by qbi2
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
Maastricht, Netherlands
N 50° 50.827′ E 005° 41.686′

Some geocaches take you to remote mountains peaks, some require you to solve puzzles before you find them, and some teach you about history, like our Geocache of the Week. This ten-stage Multi-Cache takes you on a tour around the historic sites of the beautiful city of Maastricht, which has 1,677 national heritage sites (Rijksmonumenten), the second highest number in the Netherlands after Amsterdam.

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Welcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6W3JC
by Die schwarze Wittwe
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Ruggell, Liechtenstein
N 47° 14.579 E 009° 31.297

Some places deserve a second glance. Blink and you might miss Liechtenstein, Europe’s fourth-smallest country. Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, visitors can enjoy the same alpine terrain as its mountainous neighbors while enjoying winter sports and 5-star hotels. The most Favorited local hotel, however, is not one you can spend the night in. It’s Welcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein, our Geocache of the Week!

Image by purple_team

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Andorra Geocache of the Week

New country souvenir, Andorra, with Geocache of the Week: La T1 Perduda

Traditional
GC615KT
by Maduixeta team
Difficulty:
D1.5
Terrain:
4
Location:
Andorra
N 42° 28.316 E 001° 32.624
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high

Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Andorra! If you have found a geocache in Andorra, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.

Located in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest Europe lies the marvelous country of Andorra. Europe’s sixth smallest nation enjoys a variety of microclimates such as alpine, continental, and Mediterranean. Andorra La Vella has the highest elevation of any European capital city with an elevation of 1,023 m (3,356 ft). Unique, no?

Something else that’s beautifully unique is our Geocache of the Week: a retired Volkswagen bus hauled 2,600 m (8,500 ft) up to the top of a rugged mountain, surrounded by a hillside of sharp and gnarly rocks. You know this one needs to go on your List of dream caches to find! Continue reading →