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.



Linda, a Deaf model, will soon to be featured in a PlayDeaf magazine centerfold where admitted she lost her virginity while in ninth grade at a state Deaf institution, "My parents never taught me about sex as we couldn't communicate. "I became pregnant and had an abortion, my parents sued the school, my boyfriend got suspended. The dorm staff confiscated hundreds of condoms and sex education was then added to the curriculum."

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