Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries

First part of the movie tells a very appealing and realistic tale of a motorcycle road trip in the third world. Many of the scenes and situations feel very familiar with my own road trips.

After the sad demise of their '39 Norton the movie gets more serious, and describes the Che's Siddhartha-like enlightment through views into the poverty and plight of the Indians and rural workers. The stories of despair and unemployment in the fifties are very similar to the descriptions in Ted Simon's mid-seventies Jupiter's travels.

The movie was based on the Che's and Alberto's personal travel journals and photos. Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries is available via Amazon.

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