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 Cuba invites us for a tour around its Cuban hotels post-COVID-19
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Melia Cuba invites us for a tour around its Cuban hotels post-COVID-19

Cuba

Cuba

Melia Cuba has released a video giving holidaymakers a tour around its Cuban hotels, as well as highlighting all the latest news regarding changes and updates concerning travelling after the Coronavirus pandemic. Read on and find out more!

Bourdain's posthumous "World Travel" book suggests Cuba is the place to go for a trip post-COVID-19
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Bourdain's posthumous "World Travel" book suggests Cuba is the place to go for a trip post-COVID-19

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Cuba

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published an article about how Anthony Bourdain's posthumous "World Travel" book should inspire some post-pandemic trips to the Caribbean island of Cuba. Read on and find out why!

Iberostar Cuba releases the TipsIberostar series from an iconic, historic corner of Havana
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Iberostar Cuba releases the TipsIberostar series from an iconic, historic corner of Havana

Cuba

Cuba

Iberostar Cuba releases the TipsIberostar video series shot from an iconic corner of Havana - Parque Central near Prado y Neptuno. Read on and find out more about what's going on in this historic part of a very beautiful city!

Cuba's first tourist observatory to start operations in Holguin
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Cuba's first tourist observatory to start operations in Holguin

Cuba

Cuba

An article from Prensa Latina has confirmed that a tourist observatory is scheduled to open in the eastern Cuban province of Holguin. As the first of its kind in Cuba, it will be made up of tourism specialists, travel agencies, tour operators, tourist industry experts, and professors and students from the University of Holguin.

A Cuban Soul: How a star from Starsky & Hutch nearly ended up in jail
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A Cuban Soul: How a star from Starsky & Hutch nearly ended up in jail

Cuba

Cuba

The Mail Online has published a stunning story about how British American actor David Soul, best known for playing Hutch in the 1970s TV show Starsky & Hutch, has faced financial ruin and jail, just to get his latest film Cuban Soul finished. Read on and find out how!

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