Cuba – an amazing land of contrasts, a colourful history, few billboards,  exceptionally friendly people, stunning rock formations,
endemic flora and fauna,  4000 cays and sandy beaches, brilliant diving & snorkelling and superb hiking terrain…

Private enterprise seemed to be taking off, accommodation was plentiful and we stayed in several very comfortable “casas particulares’”. Particularly stunning was the view from our room in Havana, the glorious sea-side capital… with its crumbling colonial-style mansions being restored to their former glory, the lively cafés and the abundant, colourful 1950s vintage American cars….