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

Iberostar Cuba launch a real-life client experience campaign to welcome holidaymakers back to Cuba
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Iberostar Cuba launch a real-life client experience campaign to welcome holidaymakers back to Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

The Cuban division of the Spanish hotel chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has launched a fantastic new real-life client experience campaign entitled #CantWaitToSeaYouAgain, which aims at welcoming back tourists to Cuba for the re-opening of its borders on 15th November. Read on and find out more!

What you need to know for Cuba's tourism re-opening this November
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What you need to know for Cuba's tourism re-opening this November

Cuba

Cuba

Lonely Planet has published a helpful list of things you need to know regarding Cuba's tourist re-opening on the 15th of November. Read on and find out more about what holidaymakers will need to do!

Spanish hotel chain Iberostar further strengthens their presence in Cuba
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Spanish hotel chain Iberostar further strengthens their presence in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

The Spanish hotel chain Iberostar has recently reported that they intend to increase their presence in Cuba by opening a new five-star all-inclusive beach resort on the island. Read on and find out more about this great news!

The Cuban Ministry of Tourism announce a gradual opening to tourists from 15th November
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The Cuban Ministry of Tourism announce a gradual opening to tourists from 15th November

Cuba

Cuba

The online newspaper Granma has published an article relating to the welcome news that the Cuban tourism sector is set to start re-opening on a larger scale from 15th November. The article was based on a press release made public by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR). Read on and find out more!

The 14th Havana Biennial of Fine Art to be Inaugurated on 21st November!
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The 14th Havana Biennial of Fine Art to be Inaugurated on 21st November!

Cuba

Cuba

There are just over two months until the 14th Havana Biennial of Fine Art is inaugurated on 21st November, celebrating freelance visual art specialists, and non-Western art in general. Read on and find out more about this fantastic exposition!

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