The Motorcycle Diaries

Notes On A Latin American Journey

by Ernesto Guevara and Cintio Vitier

The Motorcycle Diaries

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In 1952, Ernesto "Che" Guevara — then a a 23-year-old medical student — left behind his middle-class life in Buenos Aires to explore the South American continent with his good friend Alberto Granado.

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Before he led revolutions and became a Latin American icon, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a 23-year-old medical student in Argentina. In 1952, he left behind his middle-class life in Buenos Aires to explore the entire South American continent with his good friend Alberto Granado. Starting off on the back of an old, single-cylinder Norton motorcycle he affectionately nicknames "La Ponderosa," Guevara logs thousands of miles traveling through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and

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Tales Of Two-Wheeled Travel: A Literary List To Cycle Through

Before he led revolutions and became a Latin American icon, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a 23-year-old medical student in Argentina. In 1952, he left behind his middle-class life in Buenos Aires to explore the entire South American continent with his good friend Alberto Granado. Starting off on the back of an old, single-cylinder Norton motorcycle he affectionately nicknames "La Ponderosa," Guevara logs thousands of miles traveling through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and

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