Cuba is wonderful, dysfunctional, idiosyncratic and utterly unmissable. The rhythms of the Caribbean, 1950s and 60s American culture and the grandiose style of the Spanish colonialists all clash, yet somehow conspire together to present you with an island which throbs with life, colour and energy.
In your ’57 Cadillac you glide past crumbling Baroque mansions, you can take impromptu salsa lessons in a public square and see world class ballet. Stand opposite the image of Che Guevara in the Plaza de la Revolucion and then tour Havana’s famous cigar factory where local women roll cigars with the flick of a hand. Seek out bars that pulse with the rhythms of Son and Mambo, sip ice cold mojito’s and watch the story of Cuba unfold.