Rio de Janeiro – A View from the Favelas

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 [...]

Peruvian Gastronomy: Potatoes, Pisco and Promise

Peruvian Gastronomy: Potatoes, Pisco and Promise The staggeringly vast microclimates across the country, coupled with the tenacity of Chef Gastón Acurio has pinned Peru as the world’s culinary darling. For Mail & Guardian 28 Jan 2015 The Potato Quest There are roughly 4000 edible varieties of potatoes, or papa, most of them originating in the [...]

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Peru Travel Guide

Peru Travel Guide - Highlights and Delights Highlights from the glorious Sacred Valley of the Incas to often overlooked high-paced Lima and tranquil Arequipa and surrounds. An introductory guide by Ishay Govender-Ypma, for Travel Ideas Magazine, Dec 2014 Kingdom of the Mighty Incas Machu Picchu It’s here that you start to believe that [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:33:09+02:00January 2nd, 2015|Culture & People, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Lima, City With Heart

Lima, City With Heart. Reflections on Gastronomy Today After years of political and economic strife, Lima, Peru’s capital is in the limelight and basking in the glow of the culinary renaissance.   For Woolworth's Taste Magazine Dec 2014 Raw Fish for Brunch   It’s 11 am and I am tucking into a large bowl of [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:34:45+02:00December 3rd, 2014|Culture & People, Food, Reported Work, Travel|6 Comments
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