The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes On A Latin American Journey
“Let the world change you and you can change the world.”
From the moment you start reading Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Alberto Granada journey you can start seeing all the things that where happening in Latin America. So what I am going to do is explain how Ernesto Guevara became the man we know. And how he started his journey in La Poderesa II with just the purpose of going “north” and then realizes that these was not just a common trip, but also a way of becoming the men he wanted to be. By all the things he lived during his journey and how people transform him too.
Alberto and Ernesto faced a lot of problems in this trip since the moment they started in Argentina. First Argentina was a big problem since they where driving La Poderosa II a bike that couldn’t support both of them plus their belongings so this was hard. They where going to Chile their first stop, on their way to Chile they encountered a lot of problems with the bike. But as they encountered problems with their bike they found people that where willing to help them on their trip and supported them with anything they could from food to shelter. But not always was for free sometimes they needed to earn their food and “bed” most of the times they just slept in the floor but under a roof and that was just enough for them. When they get to Chile is where they start to realize that this trip wasn’t just going go the “north” but instead that it was meant another thing they didn’t new but they were starting to realize it was going to mean something.
As they enter Chile they wanted to go to Eater Island but they couldn’t find a boat. So they instead headed to Chuquicamata one of the largest cooper mines in the world and on their way there something happen that got my attention. It was when they both encountered with a communist couple who didn’t have nothing except some bread and cheese which they shared with them it was a...