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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no halal facilities along the route or around the towns surrounding the peak. The closest Halal facility can be found in Caracas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
There are no Mosque (masjid) or Halal restaurants around Cayo Largo.
Cayo Largo can be reached by air. A number of flights connect the main cities of Cuba to the island.
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