Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

By | 2017-06-19T21:13:05+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Cities, Cuba, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Havana, People, Travel, Travel and Culture, Travel in Central America|

Nostalgia, for a homeland long departed, lies at the core of the Cuban diaspora’s quest for cultural identity. Dishing out memories at the kitchen table is one way that the legacy is passed on. Written for Financial Mail Travel Magazine, May 2017

Havana, Beat of the City

By | 2017-06-09T20:50:33+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Cities, Cuba, Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Travel, Travel and Culture, Uncategorized|

Following the evocative rhythms of a city in rapid flux, Ishay Govender-Ypma immerses herself in the soundtrack of Havana, looking for clues that reveal its heartbeat. Havana City, Cuba's Vibey Capital. For Marie Claire SA, June 2017. Lunch Time Band THEY SAY YOU HEAR THE LIFE before you see it in Havana. Prior to my travels last [...]

Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover

By | 2017-04-04T15:10:53+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, South Africa, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover - So Fun! Collage Cape Town mag Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover. Over the weekend of 12 August, the intrepid folks at Cape Town Magazine, one of the best sources of information on everything in the Mother City, asked me to curate their Instagram account. I shared a few [...]

Bright Lights, Vibrant City. Walking Johannesburg

By | 2017-05-05T15:07:43+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Africa, Cities, Featured Articles, Johannesburg, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Walking Johannesburg. Exploring the expansive inner city districts The expansive inner city districts of Johannesburg, once sidestepped by tourists, are now thriving with a boost from investment and passionate locals. Ishay Govender-Ypma hits the lively streets and spends some time walking Johannesburg. For SAA Sawubona Magazine, May 2015.  The Prince of Newtown  Just outside the [...]

Bree Street Food Guide

By | 2017-05-05T15:49:20+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Africa, Bacon, Cape Town, Cheese, Cities, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Bree Street Food Guide - Cape Town's "It" Street Travelling along Bree Street and meeting the locals who are bringing the street back to being 'The place to be'. A Bree Street Food Guide For Business Day 4 March 2016. Crammed at the portside since the colonial days, with seedy dive bars and brothels frequented by [...]

Durban’s Art Scene

By | 2017-05-05T15:53:06+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Africa, Art, Cities, Durban, Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Durban's Art Scene - Up and Coming, South Africa   A tough city for artists, Ishay Govender-Ypma explores the heart of the Durban’s Art Scene and creative spirit. For AFK Travel Undercover City Durban Taxi Mural Durban’s potential tends to bubble beneath the surface, not quite as bold and direct as Johannesburg or Cape [...]

Cape Town Music Safari

By | 2017-05-05T15:56:42+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Music, Portfolio, Restaurants, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Music Safari: Food stories and all that jazz A new take on cultural tourism - Cape Town Music Safari. Follow Ishay-Govender-Ypma as she takes a look at this new phenomenon and good food, of course. For The Times (SA), 13 Jan 2016. Hilton Schilder’s living room is so reassuringly familiar, you’d be forgiven [...]

Cape Town Food Guide

By | 2017-05-05T15:56:58+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Africa, Cities, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Food Guide - Top Ten Bites   Summer in South Africa means platters of crayfish and local oysters, and glasses of local Chenin Blanc enjoyed by the water’s edge. *Olive Magazine asked me for my top ten defining Cape Town bites....not an easy ask. Out in Dec 2015 issue* Prime Position Luke Dale-Robert’s The Pot [...]

How Durban, My Hometown, Made Me Who I Am

By | 2017-05-05T15:57:53+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Africa, Cities, Durban, Featured Articles, Home, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel in Africa|

A Love Letter to Durban, city of my birth - South Africa  Durban, my hometown - the love I have for the city that made me who I am today. Durban ("Durbs") will forever live in my heart. For AFK Travel, 15 Dec 2015.  From the chilly west coast of South Africa, I find myself looking [...]

One Day in Istanbul

By | 2017-05-05T15:58:45+00:00 December 5th, 2015|Adventure, Cities, Destination Meals, Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, History, Holidays, Istanbul, Portfolio, Published, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Europe|

One Day in Istanbul: Three Times a City  For ancient history and culture enthusiasts, adventurous eaters and bargain hunters, Istanbul is the ideal destination for a vibrant vacation. Immerse yourself in old traditions juxtaposed with new trends. Ishay Govender-Ypma explores. For Sure Travel Journey Magazine. For one night only On my most recent visit to [...]