Travel in the Time of Trump – Why We Must Speak Up

By |2018-08-19T17:02:02+02:00February 8th, 2017|Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Published, Social Justice, Travel, Travel in North America|

Ishay Govender-Ympa, a freelance travel and culture journalist, a former lawyer and always knows where to eat in any city. Here I speak about what it is like to travel in the time of  Trump and why I protested in New York. Written for Marie Claire, 2 February 2017. Photo by Ishay Govender I [...]

Korean Food, Hello the Future

By |2017-04-04T15:06:22+02:00January 5th, 2017|Asia, Asian Food, Featured Articles, Published, Travel, Travel in Asia|

Korean Food - Winning Hearts Riding the Hallyu, the impressive K-pop culture wave, Korean food has won the hearts and bellies of the food world. For Etihad in-flight magazine, August 2016.  Korean fried chicken (or cauliflower, in some circles) is widely hyped as the new KFC. While Colonel Sanders may need to spill the 11 [...]

Food Trends 2017 – A Sign of the Times

By |2017-03-31T14:24:49+02:00December 9th, 2016|Featured Articles, Food, Published, Reports|

FOOD TRENDS 2017 Food Trends - from vegetable-only menus to shorter, less pricey tasting menus, Ishay Govender-Ypma delves into what's predicted to dominate the dining calendar. For SAA Sawubona, November 2016.  If you went out to a restaurant last night, you might have experienced these changes already. From neighbourhood bistros to upmarket establishments, menus are being [...]

Après Ski – Haute-Savoie Food & Fun Guide

By |2018-08-20T08:59:35+02:00November 20th, 2016|Europe, Food, Food & Travel, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized|

Haute-Savoie Food & Fun Guide. The slopes of the Haut-Savoie in Eastern France invites families of skiers and snowboarding daredevils. Ishay Govender-Ypma opts for slower hikes on snowshoes and Savoyard specialities by crackling fireplaces. Written for Travel Update Magazine. It’s in Megève, in the Rhone Alps that I experience a proper snowfall for the first [...]

Cherae Robinson – Founder of Mobile App Tastemakers Africa

By |2017-06-19T20:54:30+02:00August 18th, 2016|Africa, Interview, People, Portfolio, Profile, Published, Social Media & Gagets, South Africa, Tech|

Cherae Robinson, founder of Tastemakers Africa chats to Mail & Guardian...

Rio de Janeiro, From The Favelas

By |2018-08-20T08:19:22+02:00August 16th, 2016|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Published, Social Justice, South America, Travel in South America|

As the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games come to a close, Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on the issues and dissent during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a common thread between the two. For Mail & Guardian, August 2016. From here, at the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement [...]

Tracing a Lineage Across Continents – Sour Porridge

By |2017-04-04T15:11:40+02:00August 15th, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food, Food Culture, History, Published|

South Indian Sour Porridge in South Africa Sunlight streams in the early morning over the vessels on the wood fire outside; the drums with water heating for bathing, the pots with the day’s lunch. A version of this appears on Roads & Kingdoms, August 2016.    sour porridge with spring onions Sunlight streams in [...]

Bright Lights, Vibrant City. Walking Johannesburg

By |2017-05-05T15:07:43+02:00August 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 [...]

Mexico City Food Guide

By |2017-04-19T10:59:33+02:00August 1st, 2016|Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Mexico, Published, Travel, Travel in North America|

Mexico City Food Guide, Muchas Graçias Mexico City – colourful, chaotic, and a crash-course in street-food, as Ishay Govender-Ypma learns, tasting her way through markets and curb-side stalls. Fine dining your north star? Check! But you’ll soon be drawn back to the abuela-style dishes found in the simple diners and homes around town. My Mexico [...]