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    Exclamation German Giga Event Coming?

    It appears a new icon is on its way! The long-mooted Giga cache event type for 5000+ cachers may be being released today. Given the number of Will Attends already listed (about to jump up?) it could be this Munich event (August 15-17 this year) and if it is, I plan to organise a coach or coaches to go out as I suspect there will be no shortage of interest in the UK. More info when I have it!

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    Since it's been confirmed, I've set up a group for Facebook users who'd like to get involved in an 'official' UK posse to go out via coach. Don't forget your passport! https://www.facebook.com/groups/GigaOrBust

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    I'm sure I've missed something, where has it been confirmed? I've not had the Tuesday email yet, is it on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richlay View Post
    I'm sure I've missed something, where has it been confirmed? I've not had the Tuesday email yet, is it on there?
    I was looking earlier as well - I haven't been able to find anything on Groundspeak forums nor on the event page.
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    It has been announced now (link to blog) and the icon changed on the event page.
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    Thanks for the extra info. By confirmed, I meant by the organisers on the cache page, not Groundspeak, but they got there in the end too

    Bump for this as an affordable 60-a-head (about 1/2 of flight costs by Ryanair *spits* and EasyJet from London airports) for travel from Milton Keynes Coachway (by the M1, free safe overnight car parking, easy to get to) is looking possible. As is a nip across international boarders to pick up caches in NINE(!) countries on the way there and back. Please see the Giga Or Bust! Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/gigaorbust for more info

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    My advice to anyone considering this trip - or the Giga in general - is to book accommodation on a reserved basis as soon as possible. Many hotels/sites offer free cancellation right up til the 14th of August so you've nothing to lose. According to one popular hotel booking site, Munich's hotel/hostel/B&B beds are over half full and prices seem to be going up quickly in response. So, don't delay, book today! There is some camping *within* the city centre too, if you really want to rough it.

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