In BIG pictures: a journey through Cuba

Havana-Malecon

Cuba had been at the top of my travel bucket list for years (I blame Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) and last month I finally got to fulfil my dream and spent two weeks travelling through the land of salsa, rum and endless Caribbean sunshine. I started in Cuba’s time warp capital where classic cars glide past crumbling colonial mansions, rode through verdant tobacco field landscapes and sipped mojitos on breathtaking beaches. As the locals kept telling me, Cuba is crazy and as I found out along the way it’s also pretty photogenic…

Havana

Havana square

Havana rooftop

Che

Buildings

Havana flats

Car

Havana main square

Havana Malecon bike

Malecon sunset

Hotel

Vinales

Vinales Road

Ox

Vinales House

Roof dogs

Cayo Levisa

Beach

Varadero

Varadero

All words and photos by Becky Padmore

With roots in Bavaria, a home in England and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 35 countries on trips and living in both Dublin and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations away from the crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not travelling, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, wandering the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting around for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world - Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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