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Asia: ATW80

A cache by Jules Verne (#0483) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/26/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


A courier just delivered a handwritten message to your door. It reads:

My dear friend and intrepid traveler,

After much planning, I have prepared a new and exciting challenge for you. Called Around the World in 80 Caches!, it requires patience, ingenuity, and the ability to handle the unexpected. In this journey, you will be venturing into several countries, 80 in all, in search of concealed artifacts. The countries will lead you to continents, and the continents will lead you to the ultimate prize, hereafter known as "The World." Based on your experience and past adventures, I am confident you will succeed. As always, travel safe and be sure to document your findings. I look forward to hearing all about your grand expedition.

Your great admirer,

Jules Verne


IMPORTANT NOTE: Information in this cache will help you solve The World: ATW80 (GC1MG9W), a puzzle cache tied to the seven continents.


Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it contains more than 60% of the world's current human population. Chiefly in the eastern and northern hemispheres, Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Eurasia—with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe—lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Given its size and diversity, Asia—a toponym dating back to classical antiquity—is more a cultural concept incorporating a number of regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity[2][3] (see Subregions of Asia, Asian people).

The word Asia originated from the Greek word "?s?a", first attributed to Herodotus (about 440 B.C.) in reference to Anatolia or, for the purposes of describing the Persian Wars, to the Persian Empire, in contrast to Greece and Egypt. Herodotus comments that he is puzzled as to why three women's names are used to describe one enormous and substantial land mass (Europa, Asia, and Libya, referring to Africa), stating that most Greeks assumed that Asia was named after the wife of Prometheus but that the Lydians say it was named after Asias, son of Cotys who passed the name on to a tribe in Sardis.


Countries of Asia ~ Asian Countries

Afghanistan

Iraq

Oman

Armenia

Israel

Pakistan

Azerbaijan

Japan

Palestinian Territory

Bahrain

Jordan

Philippines

Bangladesh

Kazakhstan

Qatar

Bhutan

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

Brunei Darussalam

Korea (North) 

Singapore

British Indian Ocean Territory

Korea (South) 

Sri Lanka

Cambodia

Kyrgyzstan (Kirgizstan)

Syrian Arab Republic

China

Lao People's Dem Rep

Taiwan

East Timor

Lebanon

Tajikistan

French Southern Territories

Macau

Thailand

Georgia

Malaysia

Turkmenistan

Hong Kong

Maldives

United Arab Emirates

India

Mongolia

Uzbekistan

Indonesia

Myanmar

Vietnam

Iran Islamic Republic of

Nepal

Yemen



NOTE: Cache is NOT at the listed location. once you collect all the codes from the 14 countries IN this continent, you will find the RIGHT location.

To find this cache you will need to visit the following countries and record the special code in each one. Below is a chart to help you quickly see if you have all the required codes. Then just ADD then up and you have the location you need.
Country Code Country Code
vietnam   nepal  
china   saudi arabia  
cyprus   singapore  
iseal   sri lanka  
japan   taiwan  
malaysia   thailand  
myanmar   timor-leste  
North ->   West ->  

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

#1 Ab vg'f ABG va gur jngre... Cneg bs gur CHMMYR bs guvf pnpur vf TRGGVAT GB GUR PNPUR.
#2 LRF, vg vf n uvxr OHG vs lbh guvax naq cyna, vg'f ABG uneq greenva.
#3 AB OHFU JNPXVAT ERDHVERQ NG NYY
#4 Qbt sevraqyl naq lbh pna chfu n FGEBYYRE 3/4 bs gur jnl gurer
#5 Ybbx ng NGGEVOHGRF NTNVA
#6 Oevat JNGRE.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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