The Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica’s UNESCO World Heritage site. It is filled with bubbling grayish-blue water that is usually enveloped in a cloud of vapour. The lake is approximately 66 meters across. Dominica’s Boiling Lake is the second-largest boiling lake in the world.
We hiked to Boiling Lake in Dominica after our 6-day trek to Mount Roraima in Venezuela. This day trip to the Boiling Lake was the highlight of our 3 days in Dominica. The hike started at Titou Gorge, then through Breakfast River, down to Valley of Desolation, and up to the Lake, passing through numerous fumaroles. Our total hike time was approximately five hours.
The Panama Canal is an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a conduit for maritime trade.
The Panama Canal was the highlight of our 24 hours in Panama City, mainly because the city was one of the flight hub for our month long trip to South America. We rented a car and drove to the Miraflores Visitor Center. In addition to the observation decks where we watched ships transit through the Panama Canal locks, we had time to see the exhibition halls and even watch a film on the history of the canal from past to present.
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