Roraima, The Largest Flat Mountain. Unbelievable, Check It Out!

This time I’ll take you tour in the highest place. If I talk about the highest place maybe some of us have a phobia with this. But I don’t want to scary you. But I’ll show the beautiful place in the world. Again…. Yes, I like travel topic. This is one of the beautiful things from the highest place. I’ll talk about Roraima Mountain. Mount Roraima is one of the top of the stones of the mountains Pakaraima. The location of the peak of this Stone Mountain is in a triple point of the border between Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. This is the largest Stone Mountain I‘ve ever seen. Why I said so, because Roraima has wide about 31 square kilometers and with a peak at 2,810 meters (8986 feet). It makes this mountain like a large stone table and flat in the sky. Wow… this is so beautiful. Natural wonder never disappointed us. Roraima Mount was discovered by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596. He was a British explorer who searched the dense forest in Venezuela. Because rains almost every day of the year. There’s not much vegetation can be seen at the top of this mountain. But we can seen pitcher plants, Campanula (a bellflower), and the rare Rapate heather, even a few bushes. Much more dominated by dusty plains and slightly muddy areas because of the rain.



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Roraima Mount became inspiration for creative people

Roraima Mount was inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's in creating a book about people and dinosaurs. The title of this book is “The Lost World”, published in 1912. Now it was made into countless films.

The Real Lost World team was the first scientific team who tried to explore the caves of Roraima Mount in 2006. The good news is they found carrot formation growing in this cave. Again… this mountain also inspired Disney by the Pixar animated movie. I heard that the Pixar production team also climbing this mountain to get inspiration.


Mount Roraima became famous in 1912 when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a fictional novel titled The Lost World. He climbed the Roraima Mount to conduct exploration in doing research about prehistoric plant and Dinosaurs species are believed to live in an isolated and unchanged for millions of years at the top of the mountain.


Conan-Doyle was inspired by British botanist Everard Im Thurn on December 18, 1884 with Harry Perkins, they are the first person who reach the top of Mount Roraima. Im Thurn and Perkins wasn’t the first European to see Mount Roraima, the first Europeans who saw this mountain was a German explorer. His name was Robert Schomburgk.

Im Thurn and Perkins climbed Mount Roraima from the southeast, now we called this  Im Thurn route, the only one of the easiest ways to reach the top. Im Thurn in his expedition had to struggle through a distance of hundreds of kilometers of rivers and also through the wild forests and wild animals which is really dangerous.

But today, Roraima Mount is a destination for backpackers. They can hire a Pemon Indian guide in the village of Paraitepui. Paraitepui itself can be reached easily by four wheel drive vehicle. From Paraitepui it took one day to reach the base of the mountain. About two days are typically needed for the return, and many backpackers spend one day and night on top of the mountain. So if I calculated this trip, we need five days in total. But don’t worry if don’t want to get a risk during the trip as a hikers, there’s another option. We can hire helicopter, with extra cost I thought. Helicopter tour is one of good choice. It’s also available from the nearby Venezuelan city of Santa Elena de Uairén.

The Venezuelan government advises tourists who want to reach the peak, using a path of stone steps that had been made through the sides of the mountain. Unfortunately, sometimes there are some climbers who tried to reach the peak with a extreme way to climb the sides of this mountain. This method is not recommended because this area has a high rainfall. The water will damage the soil, rocks, and small trees that could endanger the climber.

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But don’t worry with the scenery, because this natural wonder is completely beautiful, and fully inspiring. Mount Roraima, bordered by three different countries like: Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. That’s why made this mount different. Roraima promise great experienced of climbers and for us who liked hiking. Because there is a hiking path up the mountain’s natural ramp-like path. Usually we need two-day hike.

Just for information, the highest waterfall in the world, St. Angel, located in the region of Pakaraima Mountains. Tropical rain forest could easily be found around the mountain. If you have plans to backpack abroad, Venezuela became good option for you to challenge your adventurous instincts. Nothing wrong with you bought a ball to play at its peak, because several football fields can be built on top of the world's flat mountain. Sorry, just kidding. From the pictures we can see how beautiful the scenery below the mountain. Roraima Mount is like floating above the cloud. The cloud made this mount looks beautiful and mysterious.

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Oh...Thanks God, I am glad have a chance to write this mountain though I never come to this place in person. My tears would never stop to express my feeling in seeing how beautiful natural wonders in the world. I hope we enjoy this information.

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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Beautiful photos, as always, Prasetio. I always learn something new when I read your great hubs. This place looks awesome but I have that fear of height. Peace my friend! Tom


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

I love the photos. Very nice hub.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Justom. I thought we have the same phobia about heights. At least we enjoy all information about this mount and see beautiful pictures from this hub. I am so happy you love this one. Take care!

Love and peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, RObwrite for coming to this hub. I am glad you enjoy all the pictures here. Have a great day!


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Isn't it something how the clouds just surround it? Wonderful Hub and great photos. Thanks for sharing this, Pras.


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

Wow prasetio you had a very interesting hub here. Beautiful pictures of the mountain. I alway's learn new things from you. Thanks for sharing your hub.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Oh wow!! Really, amazing, beautiful and all the superlatives I can think of. I cannot believe I've never heard of Roraima until this hub. The photographs are stunning and your description is lovely. Rated up and beautiful my friend!


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

These photos are spectacular prasetio30. They are so beautiful that they took my breath away.


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aimeekarin 5 years ago from Florida

Awesome! I really like it & enjoy the photographs. it really cool pic's, message that you are giving by your hub is very interesting and heart touching & getting this we amazingly said Wahoo!

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 5 years ago

Great hub. I learned something. I always thought that Edger Rice Burrows wrote "The Lost World." I'm happy you straighten me out on that. Also, I just happen to mentio this in a comment on another hub but it is even more relative to this hub. Larry Niven wrote a novel that was set on a planet where the only living area was on a the flat top of a montain. That top was the size of California, but it sure sounds like he got the idea for this place.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks. Suzzane for coming to this hub. Good question, my friend. This is a miracle. God create everything, including the clouds around this mountain. This made this mountain so beautiful, isn't it. God bless you. ~prasetio


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Gorgeous photos and amazing and unique info. Thanks.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Rhonda Waits. I am proud to write this for you and I am glad to know that you always learn from my hub. I hope we can keep in touch. My pray always for you.

Love and peace,


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Wow! Prasetio! That looks like it was man made, almost. 8986 feet high! 31 square kilometers! That's close to 20 square miles. It is taller than Mount Mitchell in my North Carolina at near 6,000 ft. Amazing! Thank you again dear nephew!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Steph. Nice to see you again. I am glad this hub useful for you. I hope by reading this hub, we can learn about another part of the world which is totally amazing and beautiful. Thanks for rate up. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Prasetio, You have done it again. This is a very interesting hub and the pictures are just fabulous. I didn't know this mountain existed in Venezuela but it is awesome to view. Voted/rated up. God bless.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning. carrie450. I am glad to know that you love this hub. I hoe you enjoy with all pictures above. I impressed with God creation like this one. Natural wonder always amazing. Cheers...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, aimeekarin. Why I also send a message through this hub. I want to remind us how this mount really amazing as a God's creation. We must care with this place and keep this place from any damage. Love and peace, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, POP. Nice to see you again. I hope you enjoy this information. I am proud to preset this hub for you. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Nice to see you again, My uncle Micky. I never knew about Mount Mitchell in North Carolina. Thanks for share this through your comment. You are right, my uncle. This mount so high. It's like man made. At least we enjoy this hub as a good knowledge. I hope we can see this in person.God bless you,

Your nephew, prasetio


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Wanderlust 5 years ago from New York City

So beautiful place! Thank you for introducing us to this unique jewel of nature. As alsways your pictures are stunning!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Way to Go my Friend! A truly amazing place highlighted by an amazing guy! Great Job and thanks!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

This hub on Roraima was a flat out success,Prasetio.;)


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Pamela. I hope you enjoy all pictures here. I am glad to share this information to you. Thanks for give your vote to this hub. I really appreciated this. God bless you. ~Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Wanderlust for dropping by. I hope by reading thos hub we can give more inspiration about another beautiful place in the world. Have a great day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Hmrjmr1 for your compliment about me. Your comment really appreciated. I hope you enjoy with this hub. God bless you.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Hmrjmr1 for your compliment about me. Your comment really appreciated. I hope you enjoy with this hub. God bless you.


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Thanks, Hmrjmr1 for your compliment about me. Your comment really appreciated. I hope you enjoy with this hub. God bless you.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good to see you here, Mentalist acer. Thanks for always support my hub. Take care!


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I would love love love to visit this place and be up among the clouds. How lovely. Thanks again for your amazing hubs about the amazing wonders of this beautiful world!

Rated way up!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Roraima is a beautiful mountain. I wish I could climb to the top and live right there. Thank you so much, Prasetio, for all the information and awesome pictures. You are the best tour guide! Take care!


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Pras, wonderful and interesting report on the largest flat mountain. The photos are magnificent! I appreciate all your hard work and research! Thank You! Katie :)


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

That is another typical prasetio masterpiece. Unusual topic, perfect written and a joy to read. Thank you and take care.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

The beauty of the photos in your Hub are inspirational. Do you say that this Mountain is in Venezuela and near the borders of Brazil and Guyana too? This landscape is beautiful wherever it is . Thank you.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Thank you for taking us on a tour of Roraima. Wouldn't it be wonderful to take a helicopter ride up to its summit! Simply inspirational!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Wow wow wow, to live and look out a window at that would be like heaven on earth, would it not? Thank you for seeking God's beauty and God bless you too.

Polly


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, BkCreative. I am so happy to see you again and know how you enjoy this information. Thanks for give your vote. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Martie. Wow... I never thought that you want to climb this mountain and I am glad to know that you enjoy all this information. I am honored with this. God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Katie. Your comment really appreciated. Thanks for share your thought about this mountain. I'll do the best, my friend. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Hello, hello. Thanks for your compliment about me and mu hub. I hope you always enjoy my work. Peace and god bless you!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, sligobay. Nice to see you here. I got this information in many source, it said that this mount bordered by three different countries. Thanks for giving your appreciation to this hub. I hope you liked it.

Warmest regards, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Fossillady for dropping by. I am glad to share this information special for you. I agree with you that helicopter tours would be interesting for us who don't have time to climb up this mount. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Polly. I am glad to see you again. This is so amazing. I hope by reading this hub We can appreciate how the world so beautiful and this place is like a heaven indeed. Thank you very much for your appreciation to this information. Have a good day!

Your friend, prasetio


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

This is an amazing and fascinating hub, I LOVE IT~I never new about his and you always teach me cool stuff on Earth. I love Mother Earth and all her wonders. You are awesome my friend. rate up love & peace darski


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SUSIE DUZY 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Great photos. Never knew anything about this mountain, but it looks awesome.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Prasetio, This is soo beautiful, But only to look at. My fear of height only allows viewing. Thank you. This is another great hub.

Cheers


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for showing us the beautiful photos, prasetio. The landscape looks amazing. What a wonderful experience it would be to visit this mountain!


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KenWu 5 years ago from Malaysia

Wow, that's truly awesome. It reminds me the world in the movie Avatar!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Darski. I am proud to wrote this hub. I hope by reading this hub, we got more information about another part of the world which is very amazing. Thanks for giving your vote. Take care....


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, SUSIE DUZY. I hope you enjoy all information about this mount and all the pictures. Have a good day! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Ruby. I am glad to see you again. I can see you smile here. I believe this hub more beautiful with your coming. Cheers......


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, AliciaC. Nice to see you here. I am glad to know how you appreciate my work. The world is so beautiful, my friend. I hope you liked it. Take care!

Your friend, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Nice to see you again, KenWu. I hope you enjoy this information. Have a great day!


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Very nicely done, Prasetio as always - we have some similar carved out cliffs where we live in Central Oregon and they never cease to amaze me. Not quite as spectacular as this but they'll keep ya looking!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Audrey for coming to this hub and share about a giant cliff in Central Oregon. I'll search about this. I believe this cliff is beautiful too. Take care!

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, prasetio, another great wonder of the world, you always manage to find such wonderful stories and interesting places, rated up! hugs nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Nell. A beautiful place like in fairy tale, a place where we can a beautiful cloud. This mount like floating on the air, right.I hope you enjoy reading this hub. Thanks for rate this up. God bless you!

Prasetio


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

pras, beautiful story and pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, gr82bme for coming to this hub. I am glad you enjoy all pictures and the story behind Roraima mountain. Take care! ~prasetio


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GPAGE 5 years ago from California

WOW! Prasetio.....this is sooooo cool! I'm thinking of a sci-fi novel...it's in the works! ha...You have inspired me my friend!!!......Always love to read what you come up with! What an amazing place! Have a beautiful day! G


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, GPAGE. Thanks for dropping by. I am glad yo know that you enjoy this hub. I have the same idea with you every time I saw the picture. This was really amazing place. I hope we can visit this mount someday. Take care~

Prasetio:)


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rpalulis 5 years ago from NY

That is a huge flat mountain, very cool! Great photos, voted up and awesome.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, rpalulis for dropping by and vote up this hub. I am glad to see you here and this hub useful for you. God bless you.

Your best friend, prasetio


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

The photos are absolutely spectacular and it was wonderful learning about this beautiful place...Mount Roraima...from you. Your travel hubs are always informative and well written. Voted up, useful and beautiful. Thanks!


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

Hey! This hub of yours is so refreshing... you never fail to amuse me and equip me with more knowledge! I love those images too... you are fabulous as always! Thanks! Voted up for a useful and awesome hub!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Prasetio, Wonderful hub! What a marvelous picturesque mountain. Roraima looks as though it is surrounded by billows of gigantic clouds of cotton puffs… Once again, I have learned something new! As always I so enjoy your extraordinary and unusual wonders of the world… Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Peggy. I am glad to see you again and you learn "something" from this hub. That's why I wrote this hub and I want to introduce about beautiful places in other part of the world which might we didn't knew before. Thanks for rate this hub Up. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, DjBryle. Thanks for coming and always vote my hub. Your vote to this hub really appreciate. I got new energy after read your comment. I hope we can keep in touch in sharing useful information. God bless you. Cheers...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, DeBorrah for dropping by. You always come with your heart and your comments make my heart peace. You are such of good person, I like your personality on how you adore others like me. Thanks for your compliment to all my hub, including this one. God bless you!

Love and peace,


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen, Prasetio. I never knew about this before, though I have been to Venezuela (Only Caracas). You always pull out the most interesting and unusual things. Thank you for being you, my friend.

James


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, James. I am glad to see you again. You are one of my favorite hubber too. I hope by reading this hub we can get new knowledge about another interesting places out there. Personally, I love the scenery above the top of this mount. Have a great day, my friend. Thank you very much.

Blessing and hugs,

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