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Snake Medicine Virtual Cache

Hidden : 12/22/2002
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Geocache Description:

For over two decades, Snake Medicine, Laos's oldest and only classic Virtual Cache, has been a beacon for many visiting geocachers, eager to learn more about this mysterious concoction.

This is an easy adventure, but it will cost you a short boat ride from the Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, a popular tourist hotel in Thailand's tri-border area, across the Mekong River. This is a safe location, frequented by tourists. If you get as far as the Golden Triangle Resort, you need to go the extra mile just to say you did it. Bring your passport!

The Lao beer is pretty good, but if you want a real treat, try the rice whiskey with the pickled cobra, or there is even something worse. You'll have to see for yourself.


Snake medicine at a Laos nightmarket
Snake medicine at a Laos nightmarket.


How to claim this Virtual Cache?

To claim credit for this cache, mail a postcard from the site to:

Sarah 14 Chatsworth Place Longthorpe, Peterborough, Cambs, United Kingdom, PE3 9NP

As of 2015, Butane has handed over the caretaking of this geocache to TwoNomadicBrits. Sarah is really looking forward to those postcards folks, so send her some nice ones. Good words, pretty stamps, a pic or two, and a newsy log entry will gain you a friendly thank you email from her.


IMPORTANT NOTE! As of 1st January 2024, after a 3-month transitioning period, the original logging task will permanently be replaced with the new one below! While the idea of sending a postcard as proof of your visit is wonderful and rather unique, sharing an address online clashes with current privacy concerns, and is no longer the preferred option.

NEW logging task;

  • Take a selfie (optional) and/or a photo of a thumbs-up, peace-symbol (V) or personal item with "snake medicine" clearly showing in the back, and another of the Done Xao market area.



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