Richard Knight

Richard Knight

Nature lover and city explorer

I've been a keen traveller ever since I was a youngster, absolutely fascinated by different cultures, and I'm lucky enough to say I've visited six of the seven continents - one day I'll get to Antarctica!

The one country I've never been to but definitely remains on my bucket list, is travelling across Russia from west to east.

My love of travelling extended into my studies too, and I read French, Spanish and Portuguese at university, before doing a post-grad course in Italian.

After graduation, over the next decade, I lived in Madrid, Valencia, Las Palmas, Lisbon, Cologne, Paris, and Nice, before returning to the UK in 2014. However, I still travel a lot and get away as much as I can to write about my experiences and the fascinating things I see wherever I go.

Cuba is the most amazing place I've ever seen, and my love for this Caribbean island goes beyond 1950s American cars and Mojitos.

Cuba is probably the most nuanced place I've ever visited and the more I write about it, the more interesting it becomes on a multitude of different levels. There are a myriad of things which bewitch me about Cuba, and I find everything, from the history, the architecture, the geography and geology, the flora and fauna, and lastly the people, truly beautiful.

In my opinion, there's no better way to see this layered island than by bicycle. It's a great way to get up close and personal with the kind and friendly "Cubanos", with whom I've forged many lasting friendships.

Lastly, music is my other great passion, so you can probably imagine that Cuba suits me well musically too! It's a country whose foot constantly taps along to the rhythm of the impossibly catchy music it produces, and I love how stoic, carefree, tragic, profound, and joyous the lyrics and melodies are.

You'll never visit Cuba just once. It's impossible not to go back again and again.

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Recent articles by Richard Knight

The Independent publishes a travel guide for Cuba
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The Independent publishes a travel guide for Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

The renowned online newspaper The Independent recently published a travel guide for the fascinating Caribbean Island of Cuba. Penned by travel expert and Cubaphile Claire Boobbyer, the guide cites everything you should know before travelling to this unique island. It's much more than just the old cliches of old American cars, Che Guevara murals and long cigars. Read on and find out more!

Lonely Planet recommends the best Cuban dishes and where to find them
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Lonely Planet recommends the best Cuban dishes and where to find them

Cuba

Cuba

The travel expert Brendan Sainsbury at Lonely Planet has published a detailed article regarding the best Cuban cuisine and the excellent gastronomy places you can explore to find them. Read on and find out more!

Blue Diamond Resorts will manage SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana under the new name of Royalton Habana
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Blue Diamond Resorts will manage SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana under the new name of Royalton Habana

Cuba

Cuba

Blue Diamond Resorts has recently released a press release stating that they will undertake the running of one of Cuba's newest, most luxurious hotels, SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana. The hotel is to be renamed Royalton Habana. Read on and find out more!

Four Melia Cuba hotels have been selected amongst the best in the Caribbean
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Four Melia Cuba hotels have been selected amongst the best in the Caribbean

Cuba

Cuba

Melia Cuba Hotels and Resorts has just published a small article celebrating the fact that four of their hotels have been selected amongst the best in the Caribbean. The hotels were selected in TripAdvisor's prestigious Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2022. Read on and find out more!

Sunwing's Blue Diamond will manage Cayo Largo and all its hotels
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Sunwing's Blue Diamond will manage Cayo Largo and all its hotels

Cuba

Cuba

The news has recently been published in Travel Week Canada that Sunwing is set to take over all eleven hotels on the Cuban island of Cayo Largo del Sur through its hotel management company Blue Diamond Resorts. Read on and find out more!

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