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

Travel writer Shelley Rubenstein publishes her experiences travelling around Cuba with Che's son
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Travel writer Shelley Rubenstein publishes her experiences travelling around Cuba with Che's son

Cuba

Cuba

The Times has published an article about how travel writer Shelley Rubenstein explores the unique Cuban culture from the motorcycle saddle in the company of none other than Che Guevara's son.

Virgin Atlantic announces it is to resume flights to Havana
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Virgin Atlantic announces it is to resume flights to Havana

Cuba

Cuba

News published by online travel news source Business Traveller has announced that normal service is to be resumed regarding Virgin Atlantic flights to Havana. Read on and find out more about this great piece of news!

Hotel Brisas del Caribe re-opens after some important renovation work
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Hotel Brisas del Caribe re-opens after some important renovation work

Cuba

Cuba

The four-star, all-inclusive Hotel Brisas del Caribe, located right on Varadero beach, has re-opened following some refurbishment and is now receiving guests. Read on and find out more!

Fantastic eco-hostel re-opens its doors in Puerto Esperanza, Vinales
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Fantastic eco-hostel re-opens its doors in Puerto Esperanza, Vinales

Cuba

Cuba

A stunning eco-hostel offering "total detox" is now re-opening in the middle of the beautiful Cuban countryside. Located near Puerto Esperanza, Vinales, in Pinar del Rio province, this eco-retreat will certainly turn your head. Read on and find out more about this totally unique accommodation option!

Melia Trinidad Peninsula, Trinidad's first Melia hotel, is nearing completion
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Melia Trinidad Peninsula, Trinidad's first Melia hotel, is nearing completion

Cuba

Cuba

There's more great news regarding accommodation in Cuba as the word is out that Melia Trinidad Peninsula, Trinidad's first Melia hotel, is close to being finished and will open soon. Read on and find out more!

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