"Central Havana is, quite literally, crumbling. Its once majestic edifices are a faded shade of grey; its pot-holed streets are massively over-populated; it's gritty and grubby, and yet there's something delicious about its dilapidation."
Travel writer Simon Tester, writing about his bicycle tour of Cuba forThe Manchester Evening News. Some Cubans may disagree about the delicious depilation.
Welcome to the blog of my new book, Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba, which is published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.
The book is now available in the UK, Canada and the US, and in Brazil (in Portuguese).