About the Book
From Santiago de Cuba, follow the trail of the revolution along the length of
the tropical Caribbean island. Through laid-back towns; day-to-day country life;
living history of colonial occupation, slavery, revolution and economic
difficulties with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the US trade embargoes.
Havana’s full of beautifully restored colonial buildings beside
crumbling wrecks; rattling, back- firing 1950s Yank Tanks, bikes,
horse-drawn carriages and tuk-tuks; revolutionary history,
current political and financial struggles, new private enterprises
popping-up all over the place. And best of all, happy and
resilient people; rum and cigars; and MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!!!
Then over to Guatemala where you’ll see a fantastic diversity –
majestic Mayan ruins in the jungle, a gorgeous colonial town
with a rich history, a fascinating insight into indigenous culture and
daily life, the colourful traditional clothing, and stunning scenery.
Mark Cunich’s lifelong passion for travel has led him to more than 50 countries across all 7 continents, camera in hand. From nomadic tribes on the Mongolian Steppe to penguin colonies in Antarctica, Mark has captured rare insights into remote cultures and the natural world. Mark's deft eye for story can be seen in his intimate portraits from across the globe. With a background in accounting and finance, Mark joined Unconventional Conventions full time in 2010 and hit BRW’s Fastest growing business list in 2014. Now, as Managing Director of Unconventional Conventions Mark spends over half his year travelling to new and exciting locations around the world.