"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.
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.