British travel writer Claire Boobbyer has been exploring and writing about Havana for two decades. She first went to Cuba in 1998 to see why the Christmas Day public holiday had been banned by Fidel Castro. Within days she fell in love with the country and now divides her time between Havana and London. Claire has danced, dived, driven, drunk, biked and horse-ridden around Cuba, and is still discovering new corners of this enigmatic isle. She writes for a wide variety of international magazines, newspapers, online sites and guidebooks including Frommer's and Time Out, and manages the website insidecuba.co.