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Old Jun 15th 2014, 11:37 am
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A friend just sent me a link to the geocaching website and having never heard of it before, I took a quick look.
The concept appears to be that members post details of a specific "thing" and other members need to track it down - sometimes there are further clues and other times not.
Those who find it then post a photo of them at the cache. There are numerous of them in Hungary which can be viewed on the cache map - link on the top menu or you can browse the country list.
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Might try this out when I'm next in Hungary for a bit of fun.

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Old Jun 15th 2014, 12:17 pm
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me too. If you do, post a photo or link on here then we could see who is finding what and perhaps add some as well - there are a couple local to me that would be interesting caches.
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A friend just sent me a link to the geocaching website and having never heard of it before, I took a quick look.
The concept appears to be that members post details of a specific "thing" and other members need to track it down - sometimes there are further clues and other times not.
Those who find it then post a photo of them at the cache. There are numerous of them in Hungary which can be viewed on the cache map - link on the top menu or you can browse the country list.
This is a worldwide thing. A friend and I do it every weekend here in Perth Australia and I'm planning to do some caches in Canada and Europe while traveling over the next month. If you want to know anything about it, just let me know.
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This is a worldwide thing. A friend and I do it every weekend here in Perth Australia and I'm planning to do some caches in Canada and Europe while traveling over the next month. If you want to know anything about it, just let me know.
I'm surprised I hadn't heard of it before and it will definitely add another level to walks in the countryside. Do you have to be a premium member to add a cache or can anybody do so?
My brothers in Morley near Perth
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I have a premium membership. Mostly because there are more caches available to premium members and I thought the fee would go toward supporting a great idea.

I go to Morley once a month to the markets. Small world, eh? Oh, and I'll be in Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and plan to do some caching while there.
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I have a premium membership. Mostly because there are more caches available to premium members and I thought the fee would go toward supporting a great idea.

I go to Morley once a month to the markets. Small world, eh? Oh, and I'll be in Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and plan to do some caching while there.
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I go to Morley once a month to the markets. Small world, eh? Oh, and I'll be in Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and plan to do some caching while there.
Wow, it sure is. Hope you have nice trip in the Czech Republic. My local area has one cache of a telecommunications mast so I'll need to get busy as many more things worth finding. Is the more obscure preferred over the obvious?
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I like the more obscure or ones that are in places where you have to use stealth so muggles don't see what youre doing. A friend and I were hunting in the city centre in Perth and trying to be discreet while digging behind fences or climbing up the sides of buildings to get to high places.
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Cheers Dorothy, I just skimmed the site and chatting with my daughter about it now as she is going to Finland, Sweden and Norway this week and is considering doing it.
Initially, I just skimmed the site so am I right in that there is a "treasure" at the place and you find it then put it back in place for somebody else to find?
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I have a premium membership. Mostly because there are more caches available to premium members and I thought the fee would go toward supporting a great idea.

I go to Morley once a month to the markets. Small world, eh? Oh, and I'll be in Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and plan to do some caching while there.
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No, you don't take anything out. If you want to leave a little something ya can, but the fun is in finding the cache and signing the log. A very few will have trackable items in them, but they're rare. Trackables are things you take out, log as owning and put in somewhere else. I found a champagne cork in Yanchep that started in 1998 in Belgium and I left it in Adelaide.
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A very few will have trackable items in them, but they're rare. Trackables are things you take out, log as owning and put in somewhere else. I found a champagne cork in Yanchep that started in 1998 in Belgium and I left it in Adelaide.
How cool is that Dorothy! To think that champagne cork could still be travelling the world in 50 years time, amazing. I will need to find out more as I'm guessing not everybody can start a trackable?
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