I started this blog last August because I wanted to learn about the blog world that my brother was so crazy about and wanted to tell many stories. Since then, Venezuela has become for me the story and a number of people have come to rely on my writing for Venezuela news and commentary. Since August I have only taken a few days off. Well, next Monday and Tuesday are Carnival holidays in Venezuela and I plan to get away, turn my brain off as much as possible, read some really banal novels, including the latest Grisham and enjoy the beach and the sun. Hope to forget about the tension and stress here. I hope where I am going there is no Internet, but I doubt it. In any case, I will not report till next Wednesday unless some emergency arises. Somehow, I hope it does!!