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.



"Deaf people can do anything, except hear!" Despite doubts, it doesn't stop one Deaf girl from playing the violin. She's an inspiration to us all, we can feel the music! I once play the guitar myself, taking instructions, but never practice. Still, can't avoid the music requirement in junior high school, 7 - 9th grade, refuses to sing but the teacher, knowing me Deaf, just let me learn the musical instruments and its history, while my classmates listen to the Beatles. I admit sometimes I skip the class hopefully never be caught and not only that, if I misbehaved, they send me to the counselor's office, I considered it a break.

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