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For a larger than life attitude to life, here I blog about all things daring, adventurous and unique. I am naturally drawn to experiencing life to the fullest everywhere I go, absorbing as much as I can from other cultures and blending into local traditions and customs.

From donning a carnival costume and joining tropical carnival marches to motorbiking off the beaten path in Vietnam or searching for pirate treasures in the Caribbean, I take every opportunity to soak up as much as I can from any destination I visit.

So, if you're interested in learning about my adventures and rare finds, follow my blog and draw some inspiration from my exciting experiences during my many travels around the globe. You'll find that wherever I go, there's no time for boredom in my itinerary.

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Claire Boobbyer's Been There Done That

  • Learning to become a cigar roller in Pinar del Rio
  • Motorbiking off the beaten track in Ha Giang province in northern Vietnam
  • Slow boating all the way from northern Laos down the Nam Ou river to Luang Prabang
  • Spending Holy Week with Maya idol Maximon in the town of Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala
  • Fishing for the once-in-a-waning-moon appearance of the 'teti' fish in Baracoa with local fishermen
  • Searching for treasure off the pirate coast of the Isle of Youth - famous for sheltering plundering buccaneers

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  • 04 May 2018
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The finer things in life

Zeitz MOCAA - Cape Town's newest, glossiest attraction

Lovers of contemporary art are in for a real treat with Cape Town's brand new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa - a beautiful, sleek, avant-garde space exhibiting the freshest, most thought-provoking pieces by the region's modern artists. Be inspired by local talent as your eyes dart from one installation to the next - from animal masks to extraordinary sculptures, from giant film screenings to colour-popping paintings - it's a visual dream that doesn't leave anyone indifferent.
  • 10 Apr 2018
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  • Claire Boobbyer
Back to nature

My Kiff Kombi Urban Safari in Cape Town

An urban safari I won't forget in a hurry - join me on my journey along Cape Town on a comfortable and colourful 90s Volkswagen Kombi, courtesy of Kiff Kombi Tours, a refreshingly new and cool company offering all-encompassing tours for first-time visitors with stops at the most photogenic stops. A memorable ride through an exceptionally vibrant town that I will fondly remember for years to come. Keep reading below to find out what made the journey so very special.
  • 06 Mar 2018
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  • Claire Boobbyer
Walking around

Exploring Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

What struck me most about my recent visit to South Africa’s Cape Town was all there is to see and do around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - from lovely al fresco cafes and ice cream stalls to shops, contemporary museums, vintage buildings, old castles, boutique hotels and an amazing indoor food market. And that goes without mentioning the aquarium! Keep reading to find out what I loved about Cape Town and what I plan to go back and see.
  • 29 Jan 2018
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Back to nature

The floral kingdom of Kirstenbosch - Cape Town's blooming botanical gardens

After venturing into one of the world's very few (and first) botanical gardens to be granted the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage Site, I found many a wildlife wonder and not only of the verdant kind! Read my guide on how to make the most of a visit to Cape Town's Kirstenbosch gardens with tops tips like why you should make use of one of the free daily guided tours and take plenty of refreshment with you as you meander through the blossoming paths under a radiant sunshine.
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