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

Havana to open its first hotel for the LGBTIQ+ community
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Havana to open its first hotel for the LGBTIQ+ community

Cuba

Cuba

Swissinfo has published an article stating that the first hotel for the LGBTIQ+ community is set to open in the Cuban capital of Havana, Cuba's second overall. Read on and find out more!

Travel Weekly recommends Cuba for a winter-sun break
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Travel Weekly recommends Cuba for a winter-sun break

Cuba

Cuba

Travel Weekly includes Cuba amongst the three best Winter holiday destinations. Travel expert Laura French has written an article detailing how travel-hungry British tourists could consider Cuba as the perfect Winter getaway destination.

Studies reveal encouraging efficacy for Cuba's homegrown COVID-19 vaccines
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Studies reveal encouraging efficacy for Cuba's homegrown COVID-19 vaccines

Cuba

Cuba

An online article published by El Pais describes how Cuba's own vaccines are showing encouraging efficacy in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, with levels similar to those developed by Pfizer or Moderna and higher than those of AstraZeneca.

Time is running out for us to see the "authentic Cuba" says The Telegraph
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Time is running out for us to see the "authentic Cuba" says The Telegraph

Cuba

Cuba

Travel expert Gemma Knight has published a powerful article in The Telegraph entitled "Why time is running out for us to see authentic Cuba", citing a number of reasons as to why there's never been a better reason to visit before it possibly changes forever. Read on and find out about how Cuba is evolving on many levels, and how we shouldn't take it for granted.

Virgin Atlantic announces that flights to Havana are to resume from 1st October
richard Richard Knight

Virgin Atlantic announces that flights to Havana are to resume from 1st October

Cuba

Cuba

A Virgin Atlantic announcement released this week has stated that flights to Havana, Cuba are to resume from 1st October. Read on and find out more about this great piece of news!

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