Italy is probably one of my favourite countries to visit in Europe. The food is amazing (I could eat pizza every meal, every day, and not get bored. Probably wouldn’t be too good for my waistline though..), the scenery is beautiful, the cities bustling. It has something for everyone, from romantic getaways (hello, Venice!) to short city breaks (Florence, Rome..), and everything in between. Not to mention it’s super Insta-friendly, from Cinque Terre and Burano to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Man, just typing about it has got me itching to book another trip..
My favourite thing about travelling to a new place is always trying the food, and I was excited to see what Cuba had to offer. The promise of cheap seafood, plenty of meat (I’m pescetarian 99% of the time, but when on holiday I relax my rules in favour of trying the local fare), and exotic new veggies had me excited to explore the country – via my taste buds. Also, not technically food, but I was looking forward to the MOJITOS. Keep em coming please bartender!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that Cuba is having a bit of a ‘moment’. Karl Lagerfeld held a Chanel resort collection there, and every blogger worth their salt seems to be posting Instagrams draped over 50s pink Cadillacs in Havana recently.
Honestly, I was kinda annoyed about all the sudden fashion interest, because I’ve been bugging everyone I know to come to Cuba with me for years (before it was cool, because I’m super not into the mainstream guyz). However all the pictures and general hype got me even more convinced that I had to get over there asap, before the country lost its nostalgic charm and gained a Starbucks on every corner/became the ultimate Instagram cliche.