Saturday, November 21, 2015

Out of Africa

I've been plowing thru my pictures to find some that are good enough.  I bought a new iphone 6 for the trip.  I had always taken pretty good pix with my 5, but heard that the six was supposed to be so much better.  I'm not so sure. I got some good shots, but some were very blurry. I probably should have bought a real camera for the trip, but didn't want the hassle of lugging it around.  A couple of the men in our group had lenses as long as your arm and their pictures were incredible, of course. Oh, well, live and learn.

On the first five days of our tour we were not on safari, but rather were sight seeing in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

We took a cable car to the top of Table Mountain.  It is on the list of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World, a fact of which the Africans are very proud.

We had panoramic views of Cape Town below.

We passed through the Moorish Maly Quarter of Cape Town with its fantastically colored homes, a color lover's dream.  Each resident can choose any color they want and the choices were amazing.  This area covers several blocks.  The next evening we had a home-hosted dinner in one of them, painted a luscious shade of raspberry.

We went to an African Restaurant for dinner one night and took part in a drumming lesson.  It was a lot of fun, but there was no way to take pictures and drum at the same time. Then we partook of a delicious meal with many different African specialties. Our beautiful servers all had their faces painted with traditional designs and offered to paint ours, too.  Of course we said, yes, but somehow it didn't translate onto old wrinkled faces as it did on their smooth young  skin.

This is our bus driver, Moses, and our tour guide, Thabie, who was with us throughout the trip.  She was so cute with her many-braided hairdo.  She often wrapped it up in colorful scarves and I'll show that in a later post. As you can see, they had their faces painted, too.

Come back and Ill share some more.

1 comment:

Linda M said...

The colored houses are wonderful!