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 [...]

The Algarve – A Road Trip Food Guide

By |2020-06-10T12:19:56+02:00April 24th, 2018|Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Portugal, Restaurants, Seafood|

A road trip through Portugal’s Dazzling South, 20 April 2018. Written by Ishay Govender From atop of the ragged schist cliffs of Praia do Castelejo near Vila do Bispo in the western Algarve, a paraglider launches, with long strides and a short run-up. He lifts off and floats over the golden sands below, a circle [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pastéis de Nata

By |2019-04-01T14:04:15+02:00August 16th, 2015|Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Dessert, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Reported Work, Travel Portugal|

Portugal’s most famous dessert, the pastéis de nata or egg custard tarts are famous all around the world. But, there’s a secret recipe everyone wants… Written by Ishay Goveder-Ypma for Fine Dining Lovers. Pastéis de Nata I remember the first time I visited the district of Belém, a mere 10 kilometres outside Lisbon. [...]

Food Trends Report 2015

By |2017-04-06T17:32:54+02:00April 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 [...]

Food Travel Trends 2015

By |2017-04-06T17:45:35+02:00January 2nd, 2015|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel|

Food Travel Trends 2015 - the tastiest destinations this year We’ve got our eye on the following 8 regions for delicious plates of local fare. Some of it can be found at fine dining and award winning restaurants, innovative and crafty markets, and at bustling curb-sides with queues that stretch for blocks. From spiced pigeon [...]

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