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.



Parents of Deaf children in Romania are complaining that Bucharest schools are asking them to describe the sounds of autumn leaves on its standardized tests. The opposition taking note that the government still is tone-deaf to Deaf concerns, and hasn't done enough to improve its education system, nor its attitudes toward our language and culture. The European Union criticized the Romanian treatment of its disabled, not only the Deaf, population, and has a lot of catching up to do to be of equal par with the rest us.

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