Thursday, 20 January 2011

the motorcycle diaries - ernesto (che) guevara

Just finished this a few minutes ago, and it was a pretty good travel book (South America in 1952 on an old Norton 500) with some funny episodes (and of course, some political views about the peasants being exploited). I didn't know beforehand how much 'Che' suffered from Asthma, and how he enjoyed football so much (he played in goal and was looking forward to seeing a Real Madrid game).
There was a good bit about the Bufeo fresh water river dolphins of the Amazon, and how people supposedly had sex with them, and also a part where he writes about crapping out of a window (and it landing on fruit).
Not the sort of stuff l was expecting when l started reading it, but l was pleased with the discovery.

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