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.
 
May 4: Florida DeafNation Expo 

2018-12-19

Nyle DiMarco Airport Experience

Nyle DiMarco still got a long way to go in educating the general public that the Deaf are not disabled and yesterday the unthinkable happens, he was given a wheelchair at the airport after flying. The airline later tweet an apology to him. I had similar experience myself when the same airline thought I was blind and came to me to hold my arm and lead me to the departure gate because I had Abby, a certified Hearing Dog with me, they thought it was a Seeing Eye Dog. I am Deaf, they should know better because I don't use a white cane. 

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