Wednesday, July 29

Pitch Lake, Trinidad

Before getting on the Ferry to Tobago, I took a drive around Trinidad, with Pitch Lake being my end goal. While wandering around some side streets, I came across this stand. For only TT35 ($5.85) you can buy your self a freshly butchered Goat. As I continued on, the cars covered with grass caught my eye, so of course I pulled over to shoot them. Pitch Lake is one of only five tar pits in the world. It is mined for its tar which is used all over the world, even New York City. My tour guide took me all across the lake, which has an Elephant-like skin that covers the surface. If you wet your hands, you can touch the liquid tar, and even walk through it.

Go There:
Pitch Lake
- La Brea Village (follow your GPS, the signs poor at best)
You can drive your own rental car, hire a cab, or take an organized tour from Port of Spain. If you go on your own I recommend the TT30 ($5) per person private tour.
// La Brea, Trinidad // 10.232289, -61.628013

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