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Cuba Libre Traditional Cache

Hidden : 05/18/2002
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Visiting Havana Cuba? Then stop by this well-known hotel and see if you can get my cache!

Our first visit to Cuba, and we were excited to find that no one has ever placed a cache there! It was somewhat difficult to find a "traditional site" for the cache, since we were in Havana, but I hope you like the one we selected.

The cache is a fairly straightforward one in terms of terrain... but its going to be difficult to retrieve it without being observed. I strongly suggest going shortly before nightfall - pick a time that will give you sufficient light, but (hopefully) make you just a little less visible to the tourists.

My technique was to approach the site, sit down and pretend to take a few photos of the scenery. The cache will require some slight movement of a few rocks, but nothing too onerous.

I'm going to put extremely explicit directions in the hint, in the hopes of cutting down on searching time that may expose the cache to unwanted attention. Frankly, even if it disappears after the first "find" I'll still be happy to have gotten one in Cuba!

There is a large, obvious object at these coordinates:

N 23° 08.638
W 082° 22.780

I use this object as a landmark in my hint... just in case the coordinates are off (I had to do this QUICKLY you understand).

The hint will give you step-by-step instructions... you'd find it even if you didn't have a GPS with you.

2022 update - folks, my wife and I established this cache a long, long time ago. I'm in the US and getting to Cuba is a bit challenging these days. If anyone can maintain/update the cache I'd be very very grateful. Also, if anyone would like to post or send me photos I'd be very very happy to see them! :)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Erzrzore, V fnvq guvf uvag vf rkgerzryl rkcyvpvg! Gur pnpur vf ybpngrq arne gur Ubgry Angvbany - vg vf n irel varkcrafvir pno evqr sebz Byq Uninan. Gur bowrpg ersreraprq nobir vf n ynetr pnaaba frg vagb gur tebhaq. Gur pnaaba vf gur svefg bar lbh'yy pbzr gb jura lbh ivfvg guvf nern. Jvgu gur zbhgu bs gur pnaaba ng lbhe onpx lbh jvyy or snpvat gur bprna. Gur pnpur vf ybpngrq va sebag bs lbh naq gb gur evtug. Gurer vf n ybat gerapu ehaavat nybat gur rqtr bs gur pyvss; guvf vf n onggyrzrag qrfvtarq gb nyybj gebbcf gb zbir rira vs gurl jrer orvat furyyrq sebz gur jngre. Lbh zhfg or ba gur frnjneq fvqr bs guvf gerapu , ohg nobir vg ng tebhaq yriry (qba'g snyy bss!). Lbhe ynaqznex vf n 'phg' va gur frnjneq fvqr bs gur gerapu - vg ybbxf yvxr n yvggyr phoolubyr va gur gerapu jnyy. Ba gbc bs gur gerapu (ng tebhaq yriry) gurer vf n fznyy fgbar jnyy va sebag bs gur gerapu 'phoolubyr'. Vs lbh fvg ba gung yvggyr jnyy jvgu lbhe onpx gb gur ubgry naq lbhe sebag gb gur bprna, gur pnpur jvyy or ba lbhe yrsg unaq fvqr, yvgrenyyl jvguva ernpu. Ybbx qbja vagb gur cvyr bs ebpxf. Hfr lbhe orfg whqtrzrag, bs pbhefr, ohg vs lbh guvax lbh'ir orra ohfgrq srry serr gb gnxr gur pnpur jvgu lbh. Vg jba'g or gur raq bs gur jbeyq!

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