Hugo Chávez, like Lenin, will be embalmed.
Whether you go to a new city, a new state, a new country or a new hemisphere, travel will alter you in some way. It can be shocking; it can be a rebirth. And yet, people still ask too much of traveling. They are not content to let traveling be a simple, explorative act. They want it to be anthropology. They want it to be epiphany.