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

Skift reports that Havana has started opening for tourism
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Skift reports that Havana has started opening for tourism

Cuba

Cuba

Travel media company Skift has published an article co-written by Marc Frank stating that Cuba is slowly opening its main cities to tourism following the opening of beach resorts in November, on account of the encouraging COVID-19 protocols in place. Read on and get the details.

The BBC shines a light on Cuba's charms in Sara Pascoe's new docuseries
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The BBC shines a light on Cuba's charms in Sara Pascoe's new docuseries

Cuba

Cuba

The BBC's latest travel docuseries, "Last Woman on Earth" with Sara Pascoe, dedicates its first episode entirely to Cuba's indefatigable beauty and unique charms. Although the series will take the writer and comedian all over the world, this 60-minute prime time slot will throw open Cuba's curtains to a British audience who may not previously have known much about it.

Iberostar hotels in Cuba to release "Travel at Ease" package, which includes free Wi-Fi
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Iberostar hotels in Cuba to release "Travel at Ease" package, which includes free Wi-Fi

Cuba

Cuba

A report from tour operator Caribbean Chile has published that from 15th December, all Iberostar hotels and resorts in Cuba will provide free Wi-Fi for guests, as well as several other complementary perks part of their "Travel at Ease" initiative, to offer extra peace of mind to travellers choosing Iberostar during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read on and get the details.

Cuba announces end of CUC from January 2021
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Cuba announces end of CUC from January 2021

Cuba

Cuba

In an article published by the BBC on 11th December, it was reported that the Cuban government recently announced plans to scrap the use of the Convertible Cuban Peso (CUC) from 1st January 2021 in a nationwide monetary reform.

Melia hotels in Cuba to provide free Wi-Fi
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Melia hotels in Cuba to provide free Wi-Fi

Cuba

Cuba

A report from Prensa Latina has published that from Winter 2020, all Melia Hotels in Cuba will provide free Wi-Fi for guests as part of the hotel chain's ongoing commitment to development and investment in the island's infrastructure. Read on and get the details.

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