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.



Police have taken into custody a former waitress at an Italian restaurant next to Gallaudet, accussed of credit card fraud, a felony, after receiving several complaints from students of unauthorized charges on their account. The waitress complains to the judge that Gallaudet students who frequented her restaurant never leave a tip, and that she is struggling to make ends meet as a single mother of two. The waitress was released on probation, and ordered to pay a restitution to all those affected. Washington Post investigators noted that the waitress always add the tip to the credit card without the students' knowledge, and this been going on for years  as most Deafies don't bother to check their monthly statements nor the receipts they signed. University officials are planning to add "tipping" workshops in their orientation program for the incoming Freshmen in the fall.

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