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

By |2018-08-19T17:02:02+00:00February 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 [...]

Rio de Janeiro, From The Favelas

By |2018-08-20T08:19:22+00:00August 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 [...]

Why #FeesMustFall has Silenced the White Travel Industry

By |2017-04-05T14:03:19+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Social Justice|

I hope You are Uncomfortable *Disclaimer, I am an independent black travel, food and culture writer. This advantage allows me to write about this issue unencumbered.* Last week, I was fuming. Fizzling, sparking like a dislodged pylon in a thunderstorm, snaking haphazard on the ground with firecracker bolts of electricity. That angry. When I checked [...]