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

Weather2Travel select their top five beaches in Cuba
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Weather2Travel select their top five beaches in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Renowned Cuba expert Claire Boobbyer, writing for Weather2Travel, has published an article naming the best five beaches in Cuba. Read on and see what you think!

A City AM journalist describes his unforgettable adventures in Havana, Cuba
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A City AM journalist describes his unforgettable adventures in Havana, Cuba

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Cuba

Damien Gabet from the online news source City AM has published an article recounting his trip to Havana as he attempts to understand this beautiful, fascinating, but ultimately mysterious Caribbean capital city. Read on and find out more!

New building works start on a new hotel right in the middle of Havana
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New building works start on a new hotel right in the middle of Havana

Cuba

Cuba

The derelict building that was once home to the iconic Cabaret Montmartre and later the Moscow Restaurant, in Havana's chic Vedado district, is finally getting the attention it needs and is being turned into a plush new hotel. Read on and find out more!

Toronto Star recommends some alternative destinations in Cuba
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Toronto Star recommends some alternative destinations in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Canada's highest-circulation online news source Toronto Star has published a fantastic article highlighting how Cuba is more than just Havana and Varadero. It's a fascinating island of nooks and hidden gems waiting to be explored! Read on and find out more!

Lonely Planet recommends eight of the best hiking routes in Cuba
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Lonely Planet recommends eight of the best hiking routes in Cuba

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Cuba

Travel guru Lonely Planet has published a great article highlighting eight of Cuba's best hiking routes, from forested trails to historic hideouts. Read on and find out more about some of the ones we'd definitely recommend too!

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