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Explore and Marvel the oldest and first capital city of Tainan, Taiwan

In southern Taiwan is the historic city of Tainan, which is a wonderful place to visit. Tainan is considered as the oldest city in Taiwan and was once the site of the most important Dutch colony on the island. The city also was the first capital under the supervision of the Chinese.

Britain's Famous Cornish Pastry - 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

Cornish Pastries is a famous pastry devoured in Great Britain and Ireland and has a history from the mining days where the miners use to bring cornish pastry as it is easy to eat and is a whole meal in itself with flour, meat and vegetables. Here is a recipe which is easy to follow and heart warming once you have them.

Get the Adrenaline Boost with a Hike at Huayhuash Trek, Peru

Located in Peru is the magnificent Huayhuash Range. The range is home to the second highest peak of Peru, the Yerupaja. All around the year, the range is covered with thick glaciers. There are a number of visitors who trek around the mountains of the Huayhuash. Trekking this mountain circuit is one of the most wonderful treks in the world.

Relax and Unwind from the Busy City Life at The Parque Los Caobos, Venezuela

One of the oldest parks in Caracas, the Parque Los Caobos Venezuela features soaring mahogany trees. Located in the city centre, the park has a number of trees and lots of shaded areas. Locals come here to walk and exercise. Even during Midday people come to the park as the circuit in the periphery is quite shaded.

Connect with Nature amidst the greenery at Iquitos, Peru

The jungle locked city of Peru, Iquitos is located about 2000 miles up the river of Amazon. Considered as the sixth largest city of Peru, Iquitos is the only city in the world that cannot be accessed by road. The city is quite hot and humid all around the year.

Los Angeles Guide to Mosque (masjid) and Halal Restaurant

Popularly known as LA, Los Angeles is located in Southern California in the USA. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, the city is a well-known travel destination. For any Muslim traveller to the city, there are quite a number of Mosque (masjid) dotted around the premises and also a good number of halal restaurants to dine in.

Trek on the highest peak of Mount Roraima surrounded by 3 countries of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana

The highest peak in the Pakaraima mountain chain, Mount Roraima is located in the Guiana Highlands. It shares borders with Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana but can be best approached from the Venezuela side. The Mount Roraima is the highest peak in South America and its table top plateaus of the Mount Roraima are considered to be some of the oldest geological formations of the Earth.

Hiking Routes and Trails on Mount Roraima

The trail leading up the Mount Roraima can be reached from San Francisco de Yuruani, which can be reached easily from Caracas by bus. The trail of Mount Roraima started from Paratepuiabout 22Km away from San Francisco de Yurani. The most popular route to hike the Mount Roraima is the Paratepui Route. The route crosses the Gran Sabana and there are several river crossings that are supposed to be crossed on foot as no brides are available.

No. of days for the Trek at Mount Roraima

The base of Mount Roraima is reached in about 1-1 ½ days and the route further and back to the peak of the mountain takes about 4 days. The routes from the Brazilian and Guiana sides are usually not preferred as they are quite dangerous. It is better to take a guide along if you wish to camp at the mountain top.

Best Months and Weather Conditions At Mount Roraima

The best time to climb the Mount Roraima is the dry season from December to March. At this time the river crossings are doable as compared to the other seasons when the rivers are quite rough. There are a few camping sites along the route and camping is available on the mountain top, however the climatic conditions can be quite wet even during the dry season. It is recommended that you take a waterproof tent and a rain suit.

Halal food availability

There are no halal facilities along the route or around the towns surrounding the peak. The closest Halal facility can be found in Caracas.  

Soak in the sunshine with the view of the sea at Juan Griego, Venezuela

On the island of Margarita in Venezuela is the small city of Juan Griego. Juan Griego is also the most northern port of Venezuela. The city is known for its wonderful beach and lots of sunshine. Juan Griego is a good place to relax and spend some wonderful time.

A Weekend Getaway To Sharjah

Sharjah is a beautiful city with several historical monuments and natural beauty that can be enjoyed. No matter where you are in the city you can always find a masjid and also a halal restaurant. Sharjah is the third largest emirate in UAE and is the only emirate in UAE that has land on the Persian Gulf Coast as well as the Gulf of Oman.

Explore the Royal Jordanian Air Base, Castles and Wetlands at Azraq Jordan

Azraq is a small town located in central-eastern Jordan about 100Km east of Amman. The town is popular for two things, the Shaheed Mwaffaq Air Base and the Qasr Azraq or the castle. The town is located in the centre of the Azraq Oasis. The town is also known for being the site of Jordan's seven protected nature reserve areas the Azraq Wetlands Reserve.

Cambodia Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Phnom Penh

GEOGRAPHY

Has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and lies entirely within the tropics.It has a 443 kilometer coastline along the Gulf of Thailand.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 14,000,000. Muslims account for about 1.6% of the population

CLIMATE

Cambodia is dominated by monssons. The temperature ranges from 21° C to 35° C. Tropical and warm.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Khmer is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

UTC+7

BUSINESS HOURS

Government/General Offices: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2 PM to 5PM (Monday to Friday)

HOLIDAYS

New Years: January 1st
Victory Day: January 7th
Khmer New Year: April 14th - 16th
Labour Day: May 1st
King Sihamoni's Birthday: May 13th - 15th
Queen Mother's Birthday: June 18th
Constitution Day: September 24th
Pchum Ben Festival: September 26th
King Father's Birthday: October 31st
Independence Day: November 9th
Mourning Day: November 25th

Dates on the following holidays vary:
Meak Bochea
Visaka Bochea
Royal Ploughing Ceremony

CURRENCY

KHR Riel, United States Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical/ Ambulance: 119
Fire: 118

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