New country souvenir, Curaçao, with Geocache of the Week: Curacao’s “Swinging Old Lady”

Traditional
GC2M1VJ
by Raven
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Curaçao
N 12° 06.297 W 068° 56.131

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

Curaçao sits at the southern end of the Caribbean. Although this small Caribbean island stretches just 40 mi (64 km) in length, it is home to bright and stunning murals, over 30 beaches, and incredible biodiversity from the coral reefs to its highest mountain peak. The island also boasts an incredible linguistic diversity. The locals commonly speak at least two, if not all, of four languages: Dutch, English, Papiamentu, and Spanish.

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New country souvenir, Åland Islands, with Geocache of the Week: Sjökvarteret

Traditional
GC30PAY
by Maxitupla
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Aland Islands
N 60° 06.405′ E 019° 56.805′

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

The Åland Islands is a sweeping archipelago perched in the Baltic Sea. Finland’s smallest (and only Swedish speaking!) region, this island province is comprised of one large island, Fasta Åland, and over 6,500 skerries.

Since skerries are small, rocky islands, generally too small or harsh to be populated, most caches are placed on Fasta Åland, and among them is Sjökvarteret, our Geocache of the Week!

Image by Marcok9315.
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New country souvenir, Vietnam, with Geocache of the Week: Ghost Park

Traditional
GC6GDTH
by Scubabird
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
Vietnam
N 16° 24.433 E 107° 34.685

Vietnam is a country with many facets to explore and we are excited to announce that it is now adding more brilliance to the game of geocaching with its very own souvenir!

Image by Gazelle5111.

Bustling cities, delicious food, and breathtaking landscapes attract over 15 million visitors per year. Located in tropical Southeast Asia, Vietnam showcases that modern lifestyles, traditions, and mother nature can coexist side by side. In busy urban areas, such as Hanoi, you will find ancient temples next to chic rooftop bars, while the farmers in the Mekong and Red River deltas follow the rhythm of their harvest.

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Happy Birthday and Happy GeoTour, Smokey Bear!

 

This blog post was written by geocaching veteran, Geocaching HQ employee, and purple enthusiast, MissJenn.

 

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has taught millions of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. This year, Smokey is celebrating his 75th birthday. To honor him and his timeless message of wildfire prevention, Middle-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact is launching a new GeoTour—The Smokey Bear 75th Anniversary GeoTour (GT92).

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