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

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.

BBC publishes a helpful guide clarifying quarantine rules for visitors returning to the UK
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BBC publishes a helpful guide clarifying quarantine rules for visitors returning to the UK

Cuba

Cuba

With lockdown having come to an end on 2nd December, the BBC has released a useful guide to clarify the quarantine rules for travellers when returning to the UK from abroad. Take a look!

Trinidad opens doors to tourism as Sancti Spiritus moves to Phase 3
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Trinidad opens doors to tourism as Sancti Spiritus moves to Phase 3

Trinidad

Trinidad

A local radio station from the province of Sancti Spiritus in the centre of Cuba has declared that the Cuban government has moved the whole area to Phase 3 in Cuba's COVID-19 recuperation process. This is fantastic news for international travellers who wish to see one of Cuba's finest jewels: Trinidad.

Sunshine and splendour: Travel experts everywhere are saying Cuba's the place to be this Christmas
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Sunshine and splendour: Travel experts everywhere are saying Cuba's the place to be this Christmas

Cuba

Cuba

British newspaper The Daily Mail online is recommending Cuba as the perfect holiday destination post-lockdown. This stunning and multi-dimensional Caribbean island is open again for international tourism and is offering a wide range of different style holidays which cater to all types of traveller.

Travel expert recommends Cuba for post-lockdown travel
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Travel expert recommends Cuba for post-lockdown travel

Cuba

Cuba

Renowned UK broadsheet The Telegraph has recommended Cuba as the perfect holiday destination post-lockdown. The island's airports are now open again for international tourism, and the Caribbean island has comprehensive plans in place to ensure safe holidays for all.

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