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Motorcycle Diaries; A Road Trip That Changed The World

June 11, 2012 by JJ in Cinematic Road Trips, Videos with 2 Comments



In search of discovering their own country, two best friends and aspiring doctors, set out on an 8,000 km long, South American, motorcycle journey. The motorcycle, a 1939 Norton 500 that they dub, La Poderosa (“The Mighty One”), plays a supporting role in this epic tale of adventure and self discovery.

Let the world change you and you can change the world. – Che Guevara

“The Motorcycle Diaries” is based on the memoirs of Ernesto Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution, and the life changing road trip he took with his best friend, Alberto Granado.

His story gives you a gimps into the land, its inhabitants, and South American politics of 1952. In addition to this bit of history, it also explores the romantic geography of Buenos Aires, the Andes, the coast of Chile, the Atacama Desert, the Peruvian Amazon and Venezuela.

It will no doubt inspire you to see South America and maybe even embark on a motor expedition of your own.

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2 Comments

  1. Ray BurrSeptember 23, 2013 at 8:17 pmReply

    Cool movie, when I visited Cuba Che’s picture was everywhere. T-shirts, posters, walls, etc.

  2. RaniaJune 11, 2012 at 11:03 amReply

    This was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. – @madsocial

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