Best of the Garden Route

By |2017-05-05T15:51:40+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Holidays, Published, South Africa, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Guide to Best of the Garden Route GET THE GARDEN ROUTE RIGHT Based on an article for Sunday Times Travel UK Dec/Jan 2015, my guide to Best of the Garden Route The Garden Route is a crowd-pleaser. Want beaches? The road works its way along some of the creamiest swathes in the country. Prefer mountains? [...]

Going Home for the Holidays

By |2017-04-05T12:58:18+00:00January 25th, 2016|Essay, Featured Articles, Holidays, Home, Portfolio, Published, South Africa|

The Sweet Joy & Pain of Going Home for the Holidays Going back home for the holidays may bring you back to your childhood days.  Reflections on the things that don’t change, and the things that do. For Bright Rock Change Exchange, 20 Jan 2016 with my parents Crocodile tears. I think it was [...]

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 [...]

Your Childhood Home – Going Back There

By |2017-04-06T17:35:15+00:00March 28th, 2015|Africa, Featured Articles, Holidays, Home, People, Portfolio, Published, South Africa, The Fabulous|

Returning to your childhood home - my journey Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on her returning to your childhood home, the changes that make visiting difficult and the constant pull to return. For Visi Magazine. Each year I return to our family home that rests at the bottom of steep road. The suburb has faded somewhat into [...]

5 Cooking Classes Worth Travelling For

By |2017-04-07T17:01:57+00:00March 31st, 2014|Featured Articles, Hands on, Holidays, People, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel|

How to pick just five? Getaway Magazine (March 2014) asked me to narrow it down to five - these are my picks for cooking classes worth travelling for.

Paris in Pictures – Some of my Favourite Parisian Moments

By |2017-05-05T16:51:47+00:00September 2nd, 2013|Holidays, Portfolio, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Paris in Pictures - Some of my Favourite Parisian Moments. These are some of the things I love doing in the city. Great activities for sunny and rainy days alike

Meet Vietnam – my story series on Instagram, Compilation

By |2017-05-05T16:53:02+00:00June 28th, 2013|Asia, Asian Food, Food & Travel, Holidays, People, Portfolio, Travel, Travel in Asia|

In this series, I share the little moments and special people I’ve encountered during my time here in Vietnam and in Cambodia. Often these were captured on my mobile phone, sometimes supplemented with a Vine App video or a photo on my camera. A compilation of moments in this post.

Cassoulet and the quest for the best in the South of France

By |2017-05-05T16:53:16+00:00June 16th, 2013|Chicken & Poultry, Destination Meals, Europe, Food, Food & Travel, Holidays, Mains, Portfolio, Travel in Europe|

Cassoulet - a journey to learn more about the dish in the South of France and a Cheat's Recipe for a Rainy Day Cassoulet

Meet Vietnam – Ms Thao, Tourism Consultant

By |2017-05-05T16:53:41+00:00June 10th, 2013|Asia, Food & Travel, Holidays, People, Social Media & Gagets, Travel, Travel in Asia|

Meet Vietnam - an Instagram series sharing some of the wonderful people, sights and tastes we' ve encountered. Meet Ms Thao....

Barcelona Bites – Beyond the Ramblas

By |2017-05-05T16:55:36+00:00May 13th, 2013|As Seen On, Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Holidays, Portfolio, The Fabulous, Travel, Travel in Europe|

An eater's guide to Barcelona, that will take you away from the Ramblas and the typical touristy spots.