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On Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:21 pm
jimnet2005 posted comment on
Congratulations on founding your organization, sumajman! Go ahead and good luck!
On Mon, 09/12/2011 - 12:18 am
Nick posted comment on
Thanks for the info. I am really excited to find out more!

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How we got started

Submitted on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 8:59 pm

Geocaching is a big sport in the United States and in Europe. It is growing all around the world. Now it is starting to grow in Latin America. Since learning of geocaching back in 2007 we were able to begin to promote the sport in Ecuador, where we lived for many years. We held an event in which we invited as many people who might be interested. What really made geocaching take off in Ecuador was the strategic placement of geocaches in tourist-friendly locations. As the number of tourist/geocachers coming to Ecuador increased, so did the number of Ecuadorian geocachers increase. Many times the visiting geocacher would educate/indoctrinate their family or friends or tour guides they were with in the sport of geocaching by taking them along on a treasure hunt. Little by little more and more Ecuadorian geocachers began to hide and find caches. After seeing the sport take off in Ecuador we decided that we'd like to give it a try in Peru. Today we are at work trying to promote tourism in general, and geocaching in particular, across the Peruvian Amazonian jungle. We hope that you'll plan your next vacation in Peru. Don't forget that a world of adventure awaits you in the rain forests!