My Fave Road Trip Playlist

By |2017-04-04T15:21:23+00:00July 24th, 2016|Adventure, Africa, Road Trip, Travel|

My Fave Road Trip Playlist - July 2016 I've been working on an engaging, demanding food project across South Africa this year. So far, we've spent time in 57 towns over about 80 nights and covered 11 500 km (excluding flights, of course), flying or driving back home to Cape Town in intervals to work and [...]

Hiking Beginner’s Packing List

By |2017-04-05T12:26:45+00:00May 6th, 2016|Adventure, Africa, Hiking, Packing List, Travel|

Hiking Beginner's Packing List for Essentials If you're new to the slopes, you may want to know what to wear and pack on your hikes. This is a hiking beginner's packing list. Sports Scientist Shona Hendriks provides an excellent guide to preparing for a hike - scroll down to the end. Hiking packing list [...]

Slaying Dragons in the Drakensberg Amphitheatre

By |2017-05-05T15:45:29+00:00April 10th, 2016|Adventure, Africa, Featured Articles, Hiking, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Slaying Dragons in the Drakensberg Amphitheatre - Beginner's Hiking Guide The hike to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre in northern range, declared by National Geographic to be one of the world’s best trails, is where Ishay Govender-Ypma faces her fears and discovers a new hobby. For SAA Sawubona, April 2016. Returning to my home province of Kwa-Zulu Natal [...]

Riding along Mexico’s Copper Canyon

By |2017-05-05T15:50:08+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Adventure, Featured Articles, Mexico, North America, Published, Travel, Travel in Central America|

Riding along Mexico's Copper Canyon - Northern Mexico Raramuri mother and child Traversing the spectacular canyons on Mexico’s Copper Canyon on the last passenger ride, Ishay Govender-Ypma meets the reclusive Rarámuri, while learning about the country’s diverse landscape. For Mail & Guardian 26 Feb 2016 The vestibule convulses over the loops at Témoris, [...]

Hiking the Drakensberg Amphitheatre – Shakes & Ladders

By |2017-05-05T15:54:18+00:00February 7th, 2016|Adventure, Africa, Featured Articles, Hiking, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Tackling the Drakensberg Amphitheatre with a disabling fear of heights and sedentary city-lifestyle are some of the challenges that newbie-hiker Ishay Govender-Ypma faces head-on in the Drakensberg.

One Day in Istanbul

By |2017-05-05T15:58:45+00:00December 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 [...]

Cooking in Teotitlán de Valle, Oaxaca – Mexico

By |2017-05-05T15:59:38+00:00December 5th, 2015|Adventure, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Markets, Mexico, North America, People, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in North America|

Cooking in Teotitlán de Valle with a Zapotec family We had the opportunity to learn some cooking tips from a Zapotec woman, a Mexican indigenous group who settled in the area of Oxaca, Mexico. We were shown the true meaning of slow living, loving and eating. For Fine Dining Lovers, 20 Nov 2015.  At Teotitlán de [...]

Cape Town Corner Stores

By |2017-05-05T16:00:06+00:00December 1st, 2015|Adventure, Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Featured Articles, History, People, Portfolio, Published, Review, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Show Me the Way to the Next Corner Store - Cape Town, South Africa The small, independently run Cape Town Corner Stores are a dying breed, and those that still exist, do so valiantly and against the odds. Ishay Govender-Ypma shares the stories of seven local old stores, institutions to their loyal customers. For High Life, [...]

A Guide to Kreuzberg, Berlin

By |2017-05-05T16:13:24+00:00August 30th, 2015|Adventure, Cities, Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Germany, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

 A Guide to Kreuzberg - Hip-hip Hooray! admiral's bridge Berlin My picks for the best fun in Kreuzberg, Berlin. For The National UAE, 20 August 2015.  A Guide to Kreuzberg Why Kreuzberg? South of the central hub Mitte, the borough of Kreuzberg, Berlin, or X-berg as locals know it, has maintained its razor-sharp [...]

Graham Hughes – An Extraordinary Traveller

By |2017-04-05T14:29:07+00:00July 20th, 2015|Adventure, Cities, Featured Articles, People, Published, Road Trip, Travel|

Walking into the Record Books - Graham Hughes Adventurer and videographer Graham Hughes is the only person to have travelled to every known country without taking a single flight. Ishay Govender –Ypma caught up with him via Skype from his home in Panama What does it take to travel to every country in the world, [...]