Armandito's: Hospitality on a Cuban Farm

April 10, 2015

One of my fondest memories of bicycle travel came on a humble farm in Cuba. It is hard to believe it has been over 15 years that we were invited to stay with Armandito and his family.

We spent three months pedaling the island nation back in 1998. As more travel opportunities open up for Americans to travel in Cuba, I highly recommend experiencing this beautiful country from the seat of a bicycle.

To hear the story, give a listen to the commentary below that originally aired on public radio station KUOW in Seattle.





Photos by Willie Weir and Kat Marriner

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday. Willie Weir is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road, and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can read about their adventures at


Mike kearsley April 10, 2015, 9:22 PM

Great story, thanks

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