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

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of 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 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia 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 far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting 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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