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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

pinnacle of pineapples

pineapple farms as far as the eye can see! no fruits yet, though, but still, miss iggy thought it was marvelous to be in the home of dole philippines last december in polomolok, south cotabato.

polomolok actually has a small town or baranggay called "cannery", which is home to dole's cannery plant. most, if not all, of the inhabitants here and its surrounding areas work there. tourists who visit polomolok will most likely take back cans of dole pineapple products (fresh from the cannery!) to manila as edible souvenirs.

just beyond this vast pineapple landscape is polomolok's famous mount matutum (herein partly enshrouded by clouds). this is a favorite destination for mountaineers and hikers.

there is a philippine legend about the pineapple. according to the story, the fruit used to be a girl named pina.


Sidney said...

Before when I was still living in Belgium I thought pineapples were growing in trees...

Wow...that is a lot of pineapples!

the donG said...

it is that side of the philippines that i really need to explore.

Badet said...

I wonder if mountaineers will be brave enough to go to Mt. Matutum though...

fortuitous faery said...

sidney: haha, well now you know!

dong: i'd like to be back there for a longer visit!

badet: i heard there's even a monastery on that mountain that people can visit.

ms firefly said...

awwww, so close to home again. ^-^
dole's plantation stretched all the way to polonuling too, right next to residential houses. a piece of my lola's land has been rented by dole as well for the pineapples. and to be honest, we picked as much as we wanted when we were younger. bad huh! hehehe

fortuitous faery said...

msfirefly: wow...free fresh pineapples! what a happy childhood!

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