My Perfect Weekend

Musician Jayda Kelly dreams up a plan for her ideal weekend getaway

Jayda Kelly, whose singles 'Apart' and 'Cool Love' are available now on all digital platforms, would love to spend the weekend in Cuba. She tells us more

09 September 2018 - 00:00 By SUNDAY TIMES REPORTER

I love experiencing different places and cultures. I think it is so important to travel and surround yourself with people who live and experience life completely differently to how you live and view the world. So this would be my dream weekend:
I have always wanted to experience Cuba - it is definitely on my bucket list. I find the culture so vibrant and beautiful. It's a place that shines and is not shy to express itself through music and dancing, over and above that Cuba is absolutely beautiful. I am a natural adventure seeker, so I would want to find places where the locals go.
The weekend would start in Havana, probably waking up really early, putting my running shoes on and running through the city, finding a coffee place that draws me in. I'd enjoy the coffee while taking in everything around me. My absolute favourite thing to do is sit and write music so I would have my song book with me and write lyrics. I seem to get inspired with new experiences or people.

I would explore the city with no plan, meeting locals and finding out where the best live music would be. My family and I live our lives around live music so I would find the best places for all of us to go. I have the best family and I wouldn't explore any new place without them. It wouldn't be as fun and mean as much.
Before lunch I would write and record with one of the talented producers there. We would sit with a guitar and see what we both write together.
The afternoons would be for heading to the closest beach, which is apparently Playas De Estes, my family. We aren't really the sit-and-relax types, we are all adventurers and want to explorers. We would probably be climbing rocks, meeting locals or scuba diving.
Where to eat? Anywhere vibrant, somewhere with live local music and salsa dancing. We would order rum and try new foods while dancing and singing.
LISTEN | Jayda Kelly's track Apart..

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