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.


Australia: :Deer Story"

There is a lot of apps out there to encourage Deaf children to read, so today let's go down under to Australia to see theirs, they got a cool gadget that has an animated "Deer Story" in both English and Australia Sign Language (Auslan). Tablets are substitute bedtime stories if their parents not fluent in signing, not an acceptable excuse, mind you. Anyway, it's more fun learning reading, signing, spelling, grammar stuff like nouns and verbs, anywhere outside the traditional classrooms. As for myself, I visited Strafford School for the Deaf in Brisbane during Expo 88, it takes awhile to get used to driving on the other side and eating beets with your meals.   

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