Lisbon – A Feast of Many Nations

By |2020-01-30T15:15:34+02:00September 11th, 2019|Adventure, Cities, Destination Meals, Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Published, Reported Work, Road Trip, Travel, Travel and Culture, Travel in Europe|

As Portugal’s economy strengthens, more visitors are supporting restaurants old and new. (@IshayGovender), For Business Day, May 2018 Strewn across the Seven Hills, Lisbon’s azulejo (ceramic tile)-covered buildings stack together forming countless arches through which the famous yellow eléctricos, or trams pass, rickety over the cobblestones that are shiny with wear. More tourists are flocking [...]

Alentejo Portugal

By |2018-04-30T14:43:42+02:00August 11th, 2017|Cities, Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Portugal, Reported Work, Travel, Travel and Culture, Travel in Europe, What to eat, Where to stay|

Across an enchanting landscape of mountains, plains, rivers and ancient ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma feasted on the flavours of the Alentejo, the breadbasket and wine barrel of Portugal. Written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, 21 July 2017   Featured in the SAA Sawubona inflight magazine Acorns and Pastries “At one time we only fed [...]

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 [...]

Riga Tasting Guide

By |2018-04-30T16:46:17+02:00July 30th, 2016|Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Travel in Europe|

Riga, the cultural capital of the Baltics is offering up lighter, more refined versions of Latvian staples. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) written for Fine Dining Lovers. Often referred to as the pearl of Latvia in Central Eastern Europe, capital city Riga lies at the mouth of the Daugava River and along the glittering Gulf of [...]

Poland – More Than Pierogi & Vodka

By |2017-05-05T15:48:46+02:00March 9th, 2016|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, History, Poland, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka - Nouveau Eats The Baltic regions are on the rise. We explore the splendour of nearby Poland, still shedding the cloak of communism and forging a new identity. Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka for Food and Home Entertaining Magazine, March 2016. Fall of the Iron Curtain [...]

Sugar, Spice and a Question of Identity – Réunion Island Food

By |2017-04-05T12:53:42+02:00February 14th, 2016|Africa, Coffee, Featured Articles, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Réunion Island Food, where culinary and cultural exploration meet Culinary and cultural exploration are deeply fused, Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) discovers on a visit to the volcanic French island, Réunion. For The National UAE, 4 Feb 2016. Author (2nd left) with a family of local farmers - they titled this: "The Malabar returns home" - [...]

One Day in Istanbul

By |2017-05-05T15:58:45+02:00December 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+02:00November 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+02:00November 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+02:00October 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 [...]

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