The Motorcycle Diaries - Ernesto "Che" Guevara

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are the diaries of Che Guevara, full of disasters and discoveries, high drama and laddish improvisations. Touring through Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela, his greatest concerns are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it. Within a decade Che Guevara would be a household name. His trip might have been the adventure of a lifetime – had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.

More recently made into an Oscar-winning film starring Gael Garcia Bernal, ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ is an extraordinary account of a hero in the making.

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  • 5
    An interesting story that needs to be heard

    Posted by Hamish Wilson on 14th Apr 2017

    Che Guevara is demonised by the right but forget his backstory as someone who helped others, before he became a revolutionary he wrote about what he saw in Latin America. In general an interesting read