Player of the Week: Annika Pedersen (Annika)
As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Annika Pedersen (Annika).
Who are you?
In both real life and Munzee, I’m Annika, and I was born Oct 1976 just in time to enjoy Halloween (if we had it here).
Where in the world do you live?
My postal address is in a small town in Denmark (33,000 in the country, 21,000 in the town).
In fact, the area is double the size of McKinney (where MHQ is located), but we only have 20% of the population. It’s located 60km from Copenhagen.
In my heart, I live in the whole world. My home is in a suitcase. Well… that’s where I feel my home is at least.
How long have you played Munzee?
My profile is almost 2,000 days old, and my first capture was November 2011. Then, Denmark had almost no munzees and I gave up/forgot it… I came back in spring 2013, and I’m still going strong.
How did you find Munzee?
Some other caching geeks mentioned Munzee on a Danish forum, and of course, I created a profile and looked around only to find nothing nearby. I wasn’t sure how to do it then, so…
My sister-in-law had just started in Spring 2013 when she was on a visit, and that’s what made me start again. In face, we are seeing each other much more now that before thanks to Munzee.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The thing I love most is that I can do it by myself. When I have my wheelchair wheel with helping motor (like the bike with batteries) on, I can drive around myself and cap/deploy without help. Well… some of them 😉 In out town, many/most of them are accessible with my selfie stick if I can’t get them without it.
Another thing Munzee has done for me is allow me to see many of my family members more. I hate to sit and drink coffee and just small talk when we are meeting, so getting out and doing something is great. Several (most) of us are in clans (not all in one, though! I don’t want a family clan!), so we can get out and work on our levels together 🙂 Clans are nice – they make you go on and continue.
What is on your wish list?
I love to travel, so I really wish Munzee could make some offline support. In Tokyo, Barcelona, Beijing, and Lisboa, I didn’t have internet – and wasn’t so smart then… so no munzees capped or deployed from me. In Europe, it started getting better, but it was pretty expensive to cross the borders or you have to find a local SIM card, activate it (in a language you don’t understand) etc.. pretty hard 😉
Tell us about yourself!
Well, I’ve chosen to use my regular name as my Munzee name.
I have a disease called Morquio (or the long term is Mucopolysaccharidosis IV). So I look pretty different from “regular” people, BUT I’m lucky… I can use my brain, I can communicate (talk) and my arms work (most of the time). I started to sit for real in my wheelchair in about 2001. Until then, most of my life was walking.
Other hobbies include:
Other hobbies are one other GPS game…
I try to keep my hands on scrapbooking, but not with success all of the time :$ But I use some of my tools to create Munzee stickers and cut them out 😀
On some events, when I have energy and time, I also create gifts for participants (like the glass and houses).
Annika also included some socials, so cap away!