Sunday, December 27, 2015

World Travels 5: Cape Town, South Africa

The city sits at the southern tip of the continent. It is bathed in a salty clear air.  From the base of Table Mountain, the city spreads out along the coasts. There is a rich variety of residential areas from the upmarket suburbs along the coast to the townships on the edge of the city.

Looking up at Table Mountain from affluent suburbs

Expensive real estate beside the coast

Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain: Robben Island is in the distance.

Bo-Kaap, formerly know as Malay Quarter was a township for Muslims, originally from Indonesia. Close to the city center,  it is now undergoing gentrification