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Mount Roraima, a magic of nature

Mount Roraima (Monte Roraima) is the world’s highest flat-topped mountain with its height of 2810 meters. It is located in Gran Sabana, at the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guiana. Its unusual shape and its glorious height have become an attraction for many of hiking-tourists which are coming here to experience unique feel of hiking the Mount Roraima. These kinds of mountains are called Tepuis and they are different from other because they are totally flat on their tops. If you look Mount Roraima from a distance, for a moment you might think that you are watching a huge building made by humans, because of its almost perfectly flattened top.

Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima

Treks to Mount Roraima usually last for about two days to reach the top of the mountain and two days to get back. Usually, hikers spend at least two days on the top of the mountain to explore and enjoy its unique environment. This area is also rich with plenty of exotic flora and fauna. You may find some endemic kinds of plants and also you could get a chance to see the jewel-like hummingbirds and the black frog. The highest point of Mount Roraima is the Mawerick Rock.

There is also a number of other tepuis-mountains which can be find in Gran Sabana but Mount Roraima is the highest and the most popular location. There is a whole chain of such mountains called Pakaraima chain. Indigenous people who can be find in the nearby of the Mont Roraima, like the Pemon Indians of Gran Sabana, see this mountain as very significant place and there are various legends related to it.

When to go
You can climb Mount Roraima any time of the year, but most people prefer the dry season between December and April. However, the weather is changeable at any time, and rain and mist are a constant. With rain, the rivers swell and crossing may be difficult.

What to Take
Be prepared for hot, steamy days and cold nights on the top of the tepui. You’ll want reliable rain gear, tent, and sleeping bag, if not provided by your tour company. A foam mat adds comfort. Additionally, you’ll need good walking shoes or boots, sneakers, a bathing suit, sun protection/sun blocker, hat, knife, water bottle, and a flashlight. A camera and plenty of film is a must, as is a cooking stove and food. If you’re on your own, take more food than you’ll need in case you want to spend an extra day on the tepui. Take plastic bags to carry your garbage out. Take a big supply of good insect repellant. The sabana is home to a biting gnat, jején commonly referred to as la plaga, the plague.


Nigeria suspends airline for bringing Ebola victim into country


The Nigerian government has suspended all ASky Airline flight operations to Nigeria over the transportation of an Ebola virus victim into the country.

Benedict Adeyileka, acting director-general of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced the decision in a statement in Lagos, the nation’s economic hub.

The west African nation regulatory authority had to take the action to protect Nigerians from the deadly Ebola virus, currently ravaging some parts of Africa, the director general said.

ASky Airline is an important player in East, West and Central Africa, operating 80 flights into Lagos and Abuja weekly.

The airline last week flew a Liberian infected with Ebola virus into Lagos, where he died.

Adeyileka said the Country Manager of ASky had been invited to explain issues relating to the trip but that he could not offer any conclusive or substantial evidence on the matter.

According to him, the airline manager did not demonstrate any capacity to be able to prevent a reoccurrence or possible transportation of Ebola victims into Nigeria.

This is contrary to the provision of Article 14 of the Chicago Convention, 1944, which states that “each contracting State agrees to take effective measures to prevent the spread by means of air navigation, of cholera.”

Also of typhus, smallpox, yellow fever, plague and such other communicable diseases as the contracting state shall from time to time decide to designate.

The International Civil Aviation Organization has similarly prescribed measures in Annex 9 to the Convention which a state must take to prevent the spread of communicable disease in the event of an outbreak.

The Nigerian official added that the lives of millions of Nigerians were too precious to be risked on the platter of negligence of an airline.

Adeyileka directed the Directorate of Air Transport Regulation to proceed to write a letter of investigation to the airline.

He said the agency would also write to other airlines operating into and out of Nigeria to ensure they put in place all necessary preventive measures during screening of passengers.

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The World is closer than you think

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The world is closer than you can imagine

Have you ever thought of a world where white sand beaches, pristine waters and scenic getaways aren’t as far away as we may think? A world where the wildlife adventure and the romantic cruise is stirring right into our eyes, a world of endless fascinations or better still, a world where fun and pleasure is indispensable. Wait a minute! I really don’t think this is the time to imagine, I think it’s the time to know. So as you take your time to read this, also take a minute to close your eyes, open it, and visualize the world right in front of you because truly this world I’m about to open up to you is closer than you think.

You may be saying to yourself; “what world is he referring to?” And so it is that time to let the cat out of the bag.  Off course, a trip to the Heaven would only come after death would have occurred, but guess what! You really don’t need death to experience heaven as there’s a plot of heaven right here on earth. Yet again you may be like; did I hear you say a plot of heaven right here on earth? Well yes! A plot of heaven right here on earth and this plot is regarded as the “World of travel”.

Maui Island

Maui Island

Reunion Island

Reunion Island

Sao Paulo Zoo

Sao Paulo Zoo

This world broadens your horizon, it feeds you to the fantasies on earth, and most especially it reliefs you from the trauma of life. So many travelers travel round the world only to find its beauties, but what they forget to know is that, if they don’t carry along this world with them, they might not be lucky to do so in a second attempt.

Now that life is much better all thanks to the world of travel, a dream visit to Hawaii or the Caribbean is upon your face or better still a visit to Tenerife, Cape Town or the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is seating right next to you. Whatever your interest may be, this world is right in your hands and it’s only you that determines if you want to let it go or better still, make it stay forever.


Giza Pyramids

Bora bora

Bora bora

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

From whale watching trips in the Pacific Northwest America to the wildlife adventure in Africa, this world’s ravishing beauty is knocking at your door, waiting for you to open up and it’s only when you have the desire, curiosity, some planning acumen, and a little money in the bank that this world comes to stay for good.

World N’ Traveland, with its expertise in the travel industry, can help bring this world right down to your door step. With our remarkable destination packages to places like Rio de Janeiro, Guangzhou, Maldives and trips to some familiar destinations such as China, Hong Kong, Brazil, it’s truly just all around the world with us.

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