Photo-Essay: First Day in Cape Town

Friday, January 27, 2012  at 6:58 AM
backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
We started the day by exploring the V&A Waterfront, which had a carnival-like atmosphere.  This sign helpfully gave directions and distances to many global landmarks, such as the South Pole and San Francisco (you know, in case we were lost and wondering where to go!)

backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
I was tickled by this pirate ship, which set sail from the middle of the waterfront docks.  Unique cruise ship?  Glorified water bus?  Pirate enthusiast with too much time? Who knows...

backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
As the day heated up, the crowds increased.  After people-watching for awhile, Chris and I decided to escape the crush of people and head to a lesser-populated place

backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
Just north of the commercial V&A district was a long, lovely, quiet stretch of boardwalk

backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
Exploring the beautiful and iconic Bo-Kaap neighborhood in the shadow of Table Mountain

backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
Bo-Kaap is historically the center of Cape Malay culture (an Islamic South East Asian group) in Cape Town

backpack cape town south africa by danalynn c
Ending the day overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Town waterfront
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