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 Japanese Tourist

A Deaf Japanese tourist was recently detained at the Hawaiian airport upon her arrival, apparently there was a problem with her visa, and was send back. She complained that she was declined an interpreter, now the ACLU on her case. ADA doesn't applied to foreigners, as the United States is not a signatory to CRPD, a resolution passed at the UN. If there is a problem, she should file a complaint with the Japanese consulate and let them handle it, instead my taxes are being wasted on defending against all kinds of frivolous lawsuits, adding to our national debt. The only way she can get an interpreter is that if she was a suspected terrorist. I traveled to 30 different countries, will they provide an Deaf American equal access, I think not.

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