So my AB friend mentioned going to Cuba a few months ago. I know our friends. Nobody is gonna go, but I always wanted to go to Cuba. I was about 3-4 months shy of flying from Mexico to Cuba under the radar in the mid 2000s when it was highly sketchy/illegal for US citizens when I had my injury.
Pretty sure I'm well up for the challenge. I google searched CC and didn't find much useful information. Surely some adventurous/foolhardy Canadians or Europeans on here have wheeled their way around the island recently, right?
I don't think I'm overestimating my abilities. I'm well up for whatever. I'll buy a Jay protector (probably need one of them anyway) and bump ass up and down airplane aisles, stairs and nonworking escalators. My friend can lug me up the curb corners that are too high and I'm not above crawling or asking a friendly looking local for help when needed. I'm T8 in a skinny manual chair (something like 21 inches wide total at the moment).
I'm probably being a dumbass, but I can't see a catastrophic outcome here. I like to think I have a pretty solid constitution when it comes to adversity, and even the hard stuff you voluntarily undertake tends to be rewarding in retrospect, if not at the moment. At worst I figure to get an entertaining story about how I embarrassed myself in front of a bunch of highly amused Cubanos and spent the rest of my trip sipping daquiris in an overpriced but sketchy hotel because the city was impossibly inaccessible.
Like seriously... what could go wrong?
As paralyzed cats, we're a bunch of resourceful, inginuitive mofos who know how to laugh at ourselves. I gather Cubans tend to have similar traits if for different historical reasons. Plus I just got a new passport, how awesome would it be to have a Cuban stamp on the first page as an American before Trump gets bored with his domestic problems and turns his bullying elsewhere.