About Lydia Bell

A London-based travel writer and editor, Lydia's globetrotting assignments have taken her to every continent of the earth, from Bhutan to Mongolia via Namibia and Ecuador. She writes for the national travel sections here and in Australia, and is a Contributing Editor of Harper's Bazaar. Her love affair with Cuba was ramped up a notch five years ago when she found herself with a Cuban husband. Now she has a Cubanita toddler and a growing appreciation of the complex pathologies of modern Cuba, watching with interest as a new era of change unfurls on this idiosyncratic island.