It seemed only fair, back when I asked my wife if she’d move to Venezuela with me if Capriles won the election, to answer yes when she asked “but would you move to Japan with me if he lost?”
Cunning, huh? Turns out she had a better read on 7-O than I did.
Long-story short, Kyoto turns out to be an excellent place to decamp to if you really want to put Venezuela out of your mind for some time. Between the 11-and-a-half-hour time difference and the super-intensive Japanese language course, I don’t have a lot of mindshare leftover for the blog. I mean, did you ever try to think through the Trujillo gubernatorial race while also trying to remember which one is 電車 and which one is 電話? Brutal, brutal stuff…
It’s probably just as well. I needed a few weeks off. I’ll be back eventually…Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.