Preforming Hajj is almost like a dream to many Muslims...
it is the 5th pillar of islam and it is combined with the ability(financial ability)
so a Muslim might spend all his life saving to be able to travel and preform Hajj.
Not all Muslims can afford airconditioned busses.
the picture speaks for itself !!!
As you can see in the picture each camp area has maps. These are found in each area.
You will notice that this particular map border is red. This denotes that you are in the Europe area. Each country and continent has different areas or colours.
Be sure to reference the map before setting off. Its very easy to get lost as the camp area is huge! You could be walking miles extra when you dont need to!
When you are on Hajj, the 1st day, you will depart from Makkah.
You will most probably depart with your group on the same bus/s and end up in your alloted area.
European camps for example are all in the same large area - they have a red colour to their fencing and masts.
Each tent row has a number, so be sure to know your colour and row number.
Other wise you will get lost!
Buses will often stop temporarily only, once they leave you there, thats it! Travel from here on is by foot! BUt not to worry as distances are not that great in Mina itself.
Each hajj orgnising company has their own buses.
here is a picture that I took from the buses next to us