Claire Boobbyer

Claire Boobbyer is a travel writer, editor, and photographer. Ever since she was a one-year-old baby, and her best friend was a monkey in Zambia, she’s been on the move and addicted to travel. Although Claire’s been bitten by a piranha in Bolivia, and she caught a flesh-eating tropical disease in Peru, Latin America is her favourite part of the world. She returns again, again and again. 

The next stop is almost always Havana! 

Claire has written about Cuba, Guatemala, Laos and Vietnam for Wanderlust magazine, as well as for other magazines and newspapers. She also writes guidebooks for Footprint, Frommer’s, Rough Guide, Michelin and Dorling Kindersley.

To read about Claire’s love affair with Cuba and her writing and photography work elsewhere, see: and Follow Claire on Twitter @claireboobbyer

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5 things I wish I'd known before visiting Cuba

Claire Boobbyer shares advice on what you need to know before taking a trip to Cuba, including unwanted attention...

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A journey through Vietnam's Central Highlands

A trip through Dalat and Ban Don to explore the hill tribes of De Ktu throws up an intriguing mix of elephant catchers and 'weasel' coffee

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Guatemala's Highlands top 5

Volcano-flanked Lake Atitlan, the colonial charms of Antigua, exuberant Maya markets... welcome to quintessential Central America

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First 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Steamy old Saigon, Vietnam’s second city, is hectic, hot and hedonistic. Claire Boobbyer helps you negotiate the sights and street stalls…

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Baracoa: Cuba's best-kept secret?

Fertile forests, azure seas, foot-tapping tunes and delicious desserts – don't miss the quirky eastern city of Baracoa, Cuba

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Coffee, chocolate and colossal volcanoes in Antigua

Volcán Agua is a constant reminder of the gods' capricious nature. No wonder, then, that the Antiguans living in its shadow know how to enjoy themselves...

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Capturing Cuba on camera

Old cars, colonial mansions, local characters: Trinidad is a street photographer’s dream – and the place for a lesson with a local pro

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Reaching new depths in Laos and the greatest river cave in the world

The river caves of Laos’ Khammouane Province have long provided shelter, food and solace to its native Laven people. Now visitors can explore their history and hidden depths for themselves…

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25 Cuba adventures, from coast and islands to colonial cities

There's plenty to discover beyond Cuba’s colonial cities, from wild wetlands and mountain guerrilla hideaways to desert-island hopping… These 25 ideas are essential reading if you're planning a Cuba trip..

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Off the beaten tracks: Exploring Cuba by train

Discover Cuba's less-crowded corners by taking the slow train from north to south. But be warned: a good sense of humour is essential...

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E-biking through Cuba: A cycling revolution

Revolutionary relics, sweeping valleys and colonial towns – riding Cuba on two wheels puts its slow wonders on full show, and now anyone can do it with a little electric help...

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