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.

 

 

Check out the audio book of my translation of Cicero’s Stoic Paradoxes:

4 thoughts on “A Pineapple Plantation, Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande, And More

  1. By the way, here in Bulgaria we use “ananas” too. It is no wonder why this word is much widespread than “abacaxi” ( abakaksi – if I spell it correctly ). When I say the the second word, I feel as if something scratch my throat.

    Google maps and helped me to figure out why Ribeira grande is called that way. Google translate say Ribeira is Riverside and Grande is Big, if I hower over São Miguel Island in G.maps, it is easy to see this is really the longest river that go through a town. I suppose it is wide and deep too.

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