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TB Hotel - Botanical Garden Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/10/2005
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Geocache Description:

The cache is located in a beautiful park in Moscow.

Cache's NOT cross-posted to russian geocaching community site, so you're free to drop off any trackable items.

It's a great pleasure to walk down the asphalt pathways of this park in all seasons. On weekends people from the whole city are trying to get here to have a good time. The air is fresh. There are no mosquitos. There are several ponds here. Lots of trees.
The park is also a nice place for cycling. Not so long ago it's become officially allowed to ride there! There are now special cycling-lanes marked almost along every road in the park. Lots of cyclists enjoy riding there.
Botanical Garden is adjoins to Sheremetiev's Estate (Ostankino), which is also a very nice recreational area, and to former All-Russian Exhibition Center (VVC) now VDNKh - National Economy Achievement Exhibition - world famous place, you probably heard of if you are in Moscow. All three parks are now connected. No fences deviding them from each other. Plenty of space to have a good time at, isn't it?

There's a so-called "Japanese Garden" on the territory of Botanical Garden. It's also called a "Garden of Stones". A small piece of Japan here in Russia. It's like a small park inside the park. It's beautifull there. If you have some free time before or after finding the cache, try to visit it. You can find it using the waypoint I left. It's marked with prefix "JG".

To get here
There are many ways to get in the Botanical Garden. A few entrances are marked on your map: Waypoints with prefixes P1 and P2. Walking from metro-station Vladykino is the easiest way. You should be in the last carriage going from the center.
Right after you get out of metro - you'll notice an automatic rent-a-bike station. See waypoint RN. You can get a bike for an affordable price and then when you finish riding you can park the bike anywhere you want - there are plenty of automatic parking places for those bikes in Moscow! The closer you get to the center of the City - the more of them you'll find.
Waypoint P2 (Another Parking Lot) is accessible by electrobuses 73, 36 or bus 803.

About the Cache
The hiding place is located not far from the pathway. It's not so difficult to retrieve the cache and put it back, but still, try to be careful and not to attract unnecessary attention. Curious muggles also like to walk there.
One more thing: the park is now officially opened for visitors from 8 a.m. till 10 p.m. But no one can stop you from walking there in a pitchblack darkness. That's just uncomfortable especially if you're not familiar with terrain and besides - all gates are locked.

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