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Known as the second city of Costa Rica, Alajuela has its own charm and is equipped with all modern amenities and services. The city is about 3Km from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and serves as an excellent place for starting and ending your trip to Costa Rica.
On the north-eastern coast of Venezuela is the Mochima National Park. The park is named after the town of Mochima and was established in 1973. Spanning over an area of 94,935 hectares, the park consists of a unique marine area along its western part. The coastal area of the park consists of the Gulf of Santa Fe and the Mochima Bay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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