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

Voya Boutique Hotel Havana is all set to open!
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Voya Boutique Hotel Havana is all set to open!

Cuba

Cuba

The exciting news has just been released that Voya Boutique Hotel Havana is all set to open in May 2022. Voya Boutique Hotel Havana has become the latest in a batch of new chic boutique hotels that have opened their doors in Havana. A perfect place for trendy couples looking to explore this iconic city, VOYA is more than just a hotel. It's a luxury lifestyle concept that projects Cuba's iconic capital city Havana into the 21st century while retaining all the heritage and charm of what makes Cuba, Cuba! Read on and find out more!

All-inclusive beach resort Roc Varadero re-opens its doors
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All-inclusive beach resort Roc Varadero re-opens its doors

Cuba

Cuba

Various online news sources including Prensa Latina are talking about the happy news that the all-inclusive beach resort Roc Varadero re-opened its doors last week. Read on and find out more!

Cuba's annual great crab migration has started!
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Cuba's annual great crab migration has started!

Cuba

Cuba

The Mail Online has published an article highlighting that the yearly migration of crabs has begun in Cuba. Read on and find out more about this fascinating natural event!

Airbnb has changed the tourism industry in Cuba, reports Rest of World
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Airbnb has changed the tourism industry in Cuba, reports Rest of World

Cuba

Cuba

Global Tech reporting website Rest of World has published an article detailing how Airbnb has fundamentally changed the travel industry in Cuba. Read on and find out more!

The charming Claxon Hotel is set to open in Havana this month
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The charming Claxon Hotel is set to open in Havana this month

Cuba

Cuba

The Claxon, a smart new boutique hotel, opens in the heart of Havana's chic Vedado district this month. Read on and find out more!

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