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.
 

2018-11-22

Cambodia Socials Coffee Cafe

It seem like everyday that when I pick up a newspaper, to read that there is a new Deaf business opening up somewhere in the world, today we now go to Cambodia to have coffee at the Socials.
Deaf loves to socialize over coffee, so the business, Socials Coffee & Humanity just a perfect fit. United States, despite its ADA laws and technology, still doesn't shown any compassions toward its Deaf population, leaving it up to corporations to step in. We got everything, but the people of other nations cares about their people, being "socially responsible."
Here in  Phnom Penh, the capital, a local bank join the partnership with an agency that hires and train the Deaf with one goal in mind, that the Deaf become owners themselves and run the franchise across the country. I think it's a great investment. 

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