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Ishay Govender-Ypma

Ishay Govender-Ypma

    Taking travel in Africa to a whole new level, with an app to guide the way
    Taking travel in Africa to a whole new level, with an app to guide the way
    Since launching Rare Customs in 2014, which facilitated investment in small and medium African enterprises in agriculture and tourism, founder...
    Viva la deliciousness as Mexico meets SA
    Viva la deliciousness as Mexico meets SA
    "Are those the escamoles?” I ask the waitress, in a whisper. They are crisp, unlike the soft ant larvae I’ve eaten before. “Yes,” she...
    Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
    Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil
    From here, the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement sprawled out – a jagged, tumbling clash of colours...
    Bloemfontein blues: Retracing my student days in my old university town
    Bloemfontein blues: Retracing my student days in my old university town
    A decade can fall between the cracks as effortlessly as an autumn leaf floating to its unremarkable end in the backyard. Those are the years between...
    Trust in travel is a two-way street
    Trust in travel is a two-way street
    I’m texting my brother from a street. He’s become accustomed to these cryptic messages filling his inbox: Following woman.
    Trust in travel is a two-way street
    Trust in travel is a two-way street
    I’m texting my brother from a rental car at a desolate stop street. He’s become accustomed to these cryptic messages filling his inbox:...
    Mexico, a far grander canyon than most
    Mexico, a far grander canyon than most
    The carriage convulses over the loops at Témoris, shaking us this way and that, but we fasten our grip as we lean out to snatch the views that...
    Travel: Seduced by shifting sands in Tunisia
    Travel: Seduced by shifting sands in Tunisia
    If we travel far enough, the sands of the Sahara – fine as flour, cool in the early mornings and fiery to the touch in the afternoons, change from...
    Skip safaris and Africa’s dark heart
    Skip safaris and Africa’s dark heart
    For Christin “Cici” ­Battle, a professor of leadership development and English at Sena, a school in ­Santiago de Cali, Colombia, travel must...
    Travel bloggers who take you places
    Travel bloggers who take you places
    If you are a Gen X’er or a Millennial, there’s a very strong chance that your travel decisions are made online with the help of review...
    The meat and potatoes of Peru's 'exotic' dishes
    The meat and potatoes of Peru's 'exotic' dishes
    There are roughly 4 000 edible varieties of potatoes, or papa, most of them originating in the Andes, according to the International Potato...
    Angry message in São Paolo's murals
    Angry message in São Paolo's murals
    Seven thirty in the evening may not be the wisest time to hail a cab in São Paulo, Brazil. The streets are jammed, hooters honk continuously, and...