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Cyprus 7 - Ghost Village

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Hidden : 4/15/2003
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Geocache Description:

A virtual cache that doesn't need a 4WD or a car if you are prepared to walk the half mile from the nearest bus stop.

Holidaymakers visiting Famagusta before 1974 most likely stayed in Varosha with its long beach backed by modern hotels, its football stadium and the busy streets of a living town.

Today Varosha is no more than an empty ghost town. It lies in a UN buffer zone between the lines of the Cyprus National Guard and of the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces. As the occupants fled, Varosha remained empty as it became part of an eerie no-mans-land between makeshift borderlines. Washed clothes were left drying on washing lines - electric lights were left burning for years until the bulbs finally failed. In the current sporadic cross border talks, Varosha remains a bargaining counter - a symbol of the madness and the tragedy of those awful summer days of July 1974.

To claim the find, you will need to find a vantage point from which to look out over no-mans-land. Look directly North and email me the letters and numbers that are prominently painted on the wall of one of the closest buildings.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur yrggref ner HA + n ahzore.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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