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.
 

2018-09-11

Tom Kelly



I met comedian Tom Kelly during "The View" live taping at ABC studio where he had to entertain the audience during commercial breaks, in addition to giving us cues when to applause. The pointed out that the ASL interpreters on the set are dummies as I'm the Deaf ventriloquist. I also were given the opportunity to ask Joy Behar a question of what will be the "Hot Topic" ten years from now. I agreed with Joy that Climate Change is something we shouldn't ignore. The world is at stake if our country withdraws from the Paris agreements to reduce carbon footprint.Tom and I got one thing in common, we both are Trekkies.  Here is Tom giving us a brief tour of Star Trek original set in Ticonderoga, New York. There are plenty of things to see outside the Big Apple.

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