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

The Telegraph reports about the uplifting experience of a traveller in Cuba
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The Telegraph reports about the uplifting experience of a traveller in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

Award-winning online newspaper The Telegraph has published a heart-warming story about the uplifting experience of travel expert Michelle Jana Chan in Cuba. Read on and find out how an unfortunate event ended up being a life lesson and a treasured experience. Take a look now!

Varadero kickstarts its summer season by re-opening a number of all-inclusive luxury resorts
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Varadero kickstarts its summer season by re-opening a number of all-inclusive luxury resorts

Cuba

Cuba

Spanish online newspaper El Pais has published an online article stating that with two vaccine programmes currently underway, the Caribbean island of Cuba is re-opening a number of all-inclusive luxury resorts in the stunning town of Varadero in order to kickstart international tourism.

Iberostar Cuba re-opens three all-inclusive resorts in Varadero
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Iberostar Cuba re-opens three all-inclusive resorts in Varadero

Cuba

Cuba

The team at Iberostar Cuba have released another video in their series of short online information clips: TipsIberostar, released on the social platform LinkedIn, detailing how they have recently re-opened three all-inclusive resorts in Varadero. Read on and find out more about the hotels!

Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts announce the opening of hotels in Varadero
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Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts announce the opening of hotels in Varadero

Cuba

Cuba

Blue Diamond Hotel and Resort have recently announced the opening of three hotels in Varadero, Cuba. Starfish Varadero, Grand Memories Varadero, and Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero are all luxurious, all-inclusive resorts on Cuba's stunning north coast. Read on and find out more about each hotel!

The Telegraph predicts that Cuba could be the next big cruise holiday destination
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The Telegraph predicts that Cuba could be the next big cruise holiday destination

Cuba

Cuba

Reputed British broadsheet The Telegraph has published an article stating that Cuba is likely to be the next big cruise holiday destination. Penned by travel expert Sara Macefield, the report sheds plenty of light on this exciting topic. Read on and find out the reasons why!

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