Hello, or as i've been saying for the past few weeks; Hola!
I've just returned from a lovely break in sunny Cuba, it was the perfect place to recharge my batteries with the support of several cocktails and the most beautiful beaches.
Before going on my holiday, I’d heard all sorts of horror stories about Cuba and was almost convinced that through no fault of my own I was likely to end up on an episode of Banged Up Abroad instead of returning. I’m pleased to say that the stories I’d been told were nothing like I experienced. So let me tell you what Cuba was really like....
An authentic island decorated with ribbons of sand and warm oceans, Cuba is known for fat cigars, salsa rhythms, traditional rum and rich culture.
Vintage American cars chug down the roads and horses and carts stumble slowly behind; poking into clear blue skies, palm trees fence off beaches of whitest sands and clearest turquoise waters. The greenest hills sit silently on the horizon hiding secret waterfalls and soaking up the sun which is extremely hot during the days and humid during the night.
The island is full of contrast; modern and luxurious hotels sit on the edge of old towns that are beautifully stained with history and colourful character.
The Cuban people are friendly and are keen to spread the charm that fills this small Caribbean island, allowing you to get entirely lost into the magic of Cuba.
Whilst in Cuba, I worked my way through a small stack of books. I’ll talk more about the books that I read on holiday in another post, but for now I have listed them below - they were all great books and I’d recommend them all....
- Please Don’t Stop The Music - Jane Lovering
- Making Your Mind Up – Jill Mansell
- Lizzy Harrison Loses Control – Pippa Harrison
(un)Like a Virgin – Lucy Anne Holmes
Cuba was certainly a brilliant holiday and wonderful place to visit. Where has been your favourite place to visit?