Saturday, March 5, 2011

Famous Motorcycle Journey Comes to an End

I read Che Guevara's The Motorcycle Diaries a few years ago because my son was assigned the book in English class and he had to write a paper. I enjoyed Che's adventures, and then went on to read a biography of him.

A movie was made recently that was also enjoyable and followed the book pretty closely.

Che Guevara posters were around when I was a teenager. He helped Fidel Castro in his takeover in the Cuban revolution in 1959 and with his beard and beret, was very cool to many in that tumultuous time.

His compadre on the journey, Alberto Granado, just died today, at the age of 88. Che died in 1967 while trying to stir up revolution in Bolivia.

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