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.


American Dream

The American dream is still alive but it's out of reach for most of us Deaf who are struggling paychecks to paychecks to support our families. The latest trends is toward downsizing our homes, living off the grid, organic grown foods, and minimalist lifestyle. I've seen a couple of tiny homes on display so just imagine what's like living in a home that's only 160 square feet. I wouldn't mind living in one out in the wilderness, just as long it meet my basic needs. The savings would allow me to afford to travel around the world rather than being tied down with a mortgage.

No comments:

Post a Comment