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 [...]

The City of Berlin is Going Green

By |2017-05-05T16:03:28+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Cities, Europe, Featured Articles, Germany, Going Green, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Eco-Forward and Going Green - Berlin, Germany Gritty, hip, cosmopolitan – Berlin is known by many names. Eco-forward and environmentally conscious are also some of them, as Ishay Govender-Ypma discovered.  Berlin is going green: Etihad In-flight Magazine, Nov 2015. Berlin is known to be cosmopolitan, energetic, gritty and hard-hitting in attitude. It’s also far greener than you may [...]

An Alentejo Road Trip Guide

By |2017-05-05T16:06:49+00:00November 4th, 2015|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Road Trip, Travel, Travel in Europe, Wine|

An Alentejo Road Trip Guide - Drive Yourself Traversing the breathtaking landscape of fields, rivers, mountains and pre-historic ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma explores Portugal’s wild Alentejo in Portugal, a region as yet unmarred by tourism. For Journey magazine by Sure Travel - an Alentejo Road Trip Guide. Lessons from the Land Looking down from the buttress [...]

Food Journey Through Cyprus

By |2017-05-05T16:09:14+00:00October 20th, 2015|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Road Trip, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Food Journey Through Cyprus - The Endless Feast In search of the defining dish across Cyprus, Ishay Govender-Ypma discovers sun-kissed produce, generous locals and more variety than one can imagine. *For Food & Home Entertaining SA October 2015*   An old woman is sitting hunched outside a small shop in the morning sunshine, knitting. “Kalimera,” I [...]

What to Eat in Barcelona

By |2017-05-05T16:10:45+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Cities, Destination Meals, Europe, Food, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Europe|

What to Eat in Barcelona - 5 Classic Catalan Dishes to Try  Want to know what to eat in Barcelona? Don't miss this guide to five iconic Catalan dishes to try while in the city and where to taste them. For Fine Dining Lovers, 11 September 2015. Barcelona Cathedral Catalonians, and those who have come [...]

Exploring Poland

By |2017-05-05T16:11:47+00:00September 7th, 2015|Europe, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Exploring Poland - More than Pierogi and Poets** I am in Poland right now, here to learn more about the people, cuisine and current trends in food and drink. I'm also here to briefly explore a little of the mountainous regions, visit beyond Warsaw, a city we visited few years ago, and get a better [...]

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 [...]

Gozo – Malta’s Little Sister

By |2017-05-05T16:22:21+00:00May 5th, 2015|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Malta & Gozo, People, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Gozo - Malta's Little Sister. Sister Act Through storms, sunshine and architectural remnants of a glorious past, Ishay Govender-Ypma discovers what the Pitt-Jolies recently found in Gozo, sister island to Malta in the Maltese Archipelago– a sliver of paradise. For SAA Sawubona magazine, May 2015 Suddenly, a table flips a few centimeters into the air [...]

Food Trends Report 2015

By |2017-04-06T17:32:54+00:00April 16th, 2015|Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Reports, Travel in Europe|

Food Trends Report 2015 - #WFTS2015 famous Crabbie Shack burger The World Food Tourism Summit (8-11 April 2015) was held in Estoril, just outside Lisbon, Portugal and saw a variety of prominent voices on food trends, culture, marketing and tourism convene. The aim was to enable conversations and idea-exchange between experts in the [...]

Malta & Gozo – Instagram Highlights

By |2017-05-05T16:32:07+00:00November 4th, 2014|Europe, Food & Fab Endorsed, Malta & Gozo, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Malta & Gozo - Instagram Highlights. #MaltaisMore My recent trip to the serene and tranquil Gozo (at the same time Brad and Angelina were hosting their lavish honeymoon and filming Under the Sea, we were told), and the bigger sister-big city island Malta, had many highlights. Balmy weather with sultry nights for terrace dining, aquamarine [...]