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.



A Deaf Baptist pastor was invited to preach in a church in Ohio, a female interpreter was there to assist in the translation from ASL to voice, not only for the congregation, it was also broadcast live on radio. Thousands of listeners called in to protest the use of a woman preacher which the scriptures forbidden. Afterwards, the radio has to go on the air to explain its audiences that the guest preacher is Deaf, using an interpreter.

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