This island in the Caribbean has a very rough history, once upon a time it was rules by Spaniards, Brits, pirates and also Americans.

This mix made for interesting architecture, and a unique culture, which you can really see in places like the capital Havana, but also in the city of Trinidad.

A tour around Cuba shows a lot of diversity, with gorgeous beaches for siestas under palm trees, but also big swamps.

The Valle de Viñales is world famous – transport is still by horse and carriage. And cigars are everywhere. The valley is great for walking, cycling or backpacking.

And one thing is clear: communism is on its way out. Or you could say the country is becoming more ‘western’, this seems like a bonus for the people, but what is its effect on the famous Cuban culture?