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HK Challenge: 8 Mystery Cache

Hidden : 08/09/2020
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


My first challenge cache, which is deliberatively easy, so that even short-time visitors to Hong Kong can do it.

 

In China, it is customary to regard even numbers as being more auspicious than odd ones. So, gifts are given in even numbers for the celebration of all occasions. No. 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With pronunciation of 'Ba' in Chinese, no. 8 sounds similar to the word 'Fa', which means to make a fortune. It contains meanings of prosperity, success and high social status too, so all business men favour it very much. Moreover, in some areas of China, people prefer to pay much more money for a telephone number with 8 in it. They also favour residences on the eighth floor of buildings. In 1990s, a vehicle identification number with 8 was once auctioned off for 5 million Hong Kong dollars.

Source: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/lucky_number.htm

 

The Challenge (Final Coordinates}

Find 8 geocaches in Hong Kong.

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The Cache

Is located along Black’s link, a very nice walk from Wong Nai Chung Gap to Wanchai Gap Park. This walk is family-friendly and can even be done with a baby-stroller. The walk offers fantastic views of both the north and the side of Hong Kong Island (see photographs).

Further information: http://www.strollinthekong.com/blacks-link-hiking-in-hong-kong/

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jnyx gbjneqf nyzbfg gur raq bs gur cngu. Lbh ragre n ynetr cyngsbez. Ba lbhe yrsg, gurer ner zber fgnvef. Gnxr fvk fgrcf qbja naq ghea evtug. Trbcvyr ‘va’ gur ovt obhyqre.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)