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The world is my oyster

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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.


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

Recent articles in The world is my oyster

  • 14 Aug 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
Back to nature

A high-flying view of Table Mountain

Freewheeling down a mountain at speed was my kind of fun. We humans have always wanted to fly and scootering down Table Mountain with the wind in my hair felt like flying to me. It was sky-high exhilaration under the warming rays of the African sun.
  • 18 Jun 2018
  • Travel Advice
  • Claire Boobbyer
Exciting News

Gibara - a celebration of cinema, caves, music and cuisine

The biggest low-budget cinema festival in Cuba takes hold of a small, unassuming eastern town next month, bringing about an entourage of local and international celebrities (including Benicio del Toro). Small in size but big in charm and character, it is here that a renowned and acclaimed Cuban film director founded the Gibara Film Festival (initially named Festival del Cine Pobre de Gibara) which put the city of Gibara on the map for its annual celebration of the independent film industry.
  • 04 Jun 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
There is another world out there

Digging deep - taking a South Africa township tour with Uthando

I'd read about township tours - visiting the sprawling settlements which inch up to the edges of South Africa's big cities - but I was interested in more than a voyeuristic look at South Africa's great economic divide. Uthando, 2017 winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards for Best Tour Operator for Impact in Urban Areas, works with 41 social, agricultural, and cultural projects in a number of Cape Town townships helping create and celebrate different lives for the millions of South Africans who live in Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, and other townships.
  • 04 May 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
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.
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