Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
 

2018-09-16

The Greatest Show on Earth

Charles Sheldon “Shelly” Scott, an Alaskan native, was the only Deaf individual ever to receive a diploma from the clown college of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus here in Florida. He graduated from MSSD in Washington, DC. He also is a talented artist, his oil painting of a tiger and cub on canvas was hanged at the circus' headquarter. Charles died of complications from lung cancer twelve years ago. I'm disappointed that future generations would never have that opportunity to see the "Greatest Show on Earth."

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