A Pineapple Plantation, Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande, And More

Yesterday saw a lot of travel around São Miguel.  We started at a pineapple plantation near Ponta Delgada.  Pineapples are here called “ananas” instead of the word they use in Brazil, which is abacaxi.  I’m told there is a botanical difference between these two words, depending on who you speak to.  Those interested in learning more can find an informative discussion on Quora about it here.  The cultivation of the pineapple is very sophisticated, and the fruit here is the best I’ve ever tasted.

From there we drove to various scenic points of interest near the Lagoa das Sete Cidades (“Lake of the Seven Cities”).  Sete Cidades is the name of one city.

An ancient aqueduct near the Lagoa das Sete Cidades

From there we drove to a small town called Ribeira Grande.



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