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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.

The Valley of Sugar Mills of Velle de Los Ingenios Cuba

Located close to the town of Trinidad in Cuba is the Valle de Los Ingenios or the Valley of Sugar Mills. A World Heritage Site, the Valle de Los Ingenios can closely be compared to a natural history museum. The area conserves ruins of over 12 sugar mills from the 19th century. The Valle de Los Ingenios is one of the most important sugar producing regions of Cuba.

A Muslim travellers guide to Mosque and Halal Restaurants in Manila, Philippines.

Manila is a metropolitan city with lots to see and do. If you are planning to visit Manila, here is a guide to halal restaurants, food and mosques in Manila.

The Cultural City of Beautiful Bridges and Architecture of Matanzas Cuba

The capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas, the city of Matanzas is popular for its folklore, culture and poetry. Placed on the northern shores of Cuba at the Bay of Matanzas, the city is also named as the “City of Bridges”, “Athens of Cuba” and also as “Venice of Cuba”. Boasting of beautiful colonial buildings and spectacular bridges built across three rivers passing through the city; Matanzas offers a number of sights worth visiting.

Explore the Cultural, Historical and Breathtaking City of Santiago de Cuba

Known as the cultural centre of Cuba, the Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city of the country and a beautiful city to spend some time at. Historically as well as culturally, Santiago de Cuba holds a lot of importance in Cuba. Surrounded by beautiful mountains that connect the Sierra Maestra to the sea, Santiago offers splendid scenes and several places of interest for travellers to visit.

Explore the Turtle Farm and Island at Cayo Largo Cuba
Tourist Guide to Cayo Largo Turtle Farm

Situated near the marina Cayo Largo is the Cayo Largo Turtle Farm. This turtle farm aims at conserving and protecting turtles. As a part of their program, they collect turtle eggs from beaches all around the island and get them back to the farm for hatching.

Types of Turtles at Cayo Largo

After the eggs have hatched, baby turtles are returned to the wild at safer beaches. The farm raises different species of turtles including Loggerheads, Green Turtles, and Hawksbill Turtles.

Mosque (masjid) and Halal Restaurant

There are no Mosque (masjid) or Halal restaurants around Cayo Largo.

Transportation to Cayo Largo Island 

Cayo Largo can be reached by air. A number of flights connect the main cities of Cuba to the island.  

Relax and Connect with Nature at Vinales Valley Cuba

The lush green Vinales Valley in Cuba is the jewel of Pinar del Rio. Surrounded by mountains and featuring beautiful landscapes, the Vinales Valley is among the prime natural attractions of Cuba. The Vinales Valley is also home to the ParqueNacionalVinales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Vinales Valley is easily accessible from Havana by bus and can be reached in about three hours.

 A historical city with beautiful structures at Trinidad Cuba

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town of Trinidad houses the historic heritage of Cuba. The town is full of historic villas and beautiful white buildings. Walk around the wonderful cobbled stone streets and get a peek into the history of the country. There are numerous guided walking tours available in the town.

Enjoy Nature in Keilajuga Waterfall, Estonia

The Keila Waterfall or the KeilaJuga waterfall as addressed locally is a beautiful waterfall on the Keila River located in Northern Estonia. The waterfall is about 60-70 meters wide and falls from a height of 6 meters. The KeilaJuga Waterfall can easily be reached from Tallinn. It is about 25Km south-west from Talinn.

Indonesia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Jakarta

GEOGRAPHY

Indonesia is made of more than 17 thousand islands covering more than 1.9 million sq Kms with a coast line over 80,000 Kms.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 230 Million. Muslims account for about 88.2% of the population.

CLIMATE

A little variation can be seen with the temperature based on the seasons but it is fairly constant, 28°C (82.4°F) with the coastal plains , Mountain areas range from 26°C (78.8°F) to 23°C (73.4°F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Indonesian(Also known as Bahasa) is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

Indonesia West : GMT +7
Indonesia Central : GMT +8
Indonesia East : GMT +9

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
General: 8 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
New Years Day : January 1st
Good Friday : April 22nd 
Ascension Day : June 2nd
Christmas : December 25th

Based on the lunar & Other calandars:
Birth of the Prophet(Milad un Nabi)
Day of Silance(new year in Bali Calendar)
Buddha's Birthday
Idul Fitri
Idul Adha
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Indonesian Rupiah

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police: 110
Medical: 118/119
Fire: 113
Mobile or Satellite Emergency: 112

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