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.


NYT: Silent Worship

The Cardinal, a former archbishop of Milwaukee diocese, wants to close down this Deaf Catholic Parish here in New York City, probably still paying off lawsuits against the Church. My niece and late brother's girlfriend from Brooklyn regularly attend worship service. We Deaf don't have a prayer, the Pope being tone-deaf to us all.  It's a myth that if the Deaf don't leave a tip, how do you expect them to drop their tithe in the collection basket during service. 

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