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

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!

A new travel guide promises to describe Cuba in a whole new way
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A new travel guide promises to describe Cuba in a whole new way

Cuba

Cuba

Online newspaper The Scotsman has published an article recommending Mike Gonzalez's new book "A literary guide for travellers, a journey through Cuba with artists and writers" as the standout on their must-read wish-list. Read on and find out why!

FIFA reports that football is gradually becoming Cuba's most popular sport
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FIFA reports that football is gradually becoming Cuba's most popular sport

Cuba

Cuba

An article by Fifa.com has reported that football is on the rise in Cuba, gradually usurping baseball as the Caribbean island's most popular sport. Read on and find out more about this interesting topic!

Melia hotels in Cuba nominated for World Travel Awards 2021
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Melia hotels in Cuba nominated for World Travel Awards 2021

Cuba

Cuba

Six Melia Hotels in Cuba have recently been nominated for the 28th annual World Travel Awards in Dubai this coming Autumn. Read on and find out more about them!

Cuba is known for its American cars but Soviet Ladas are really close to the Cuban heart
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Cuba is known for its American cars but Soviet Ladas are really close to the Cuban heart

Cuba

Cuba

You may imagine old Fords, Cadillacs, and Chevrolets when you think of Cuba, but as an article in The Independent tells us, it's the Russian Lada which the Cubans hold really close to their hearts. Read on and find out why!

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