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Che Guevara is an infamous person, and the "Guerrillero Heroico" image of him taken by Alberto Korda has become one of the most copied, and recognised, symbolic photos ever taken. Hailed as a hero by some, and a rebel and criminal by others, what is certainly true is that Che was a confusing and often controversial character.

Although we're not interested in the political debate, for travellers like us, one of the most interesting parts of Che's life was his earlier years, specifically his travelling adventures, which were published in the book "The Motorcycle Diaries", a memoir written by Che of his travel experiences. Although his first trip was in 1950 through northern Argentina and the region near to his homeland, his greatest and most famous journey was his 1951 epic 5000 mile adventure throughout South America with his friend Alberto Granado. This journey, and Che's memoirs, were made into a brilliant 2004 film, "The Motorcycle Diaries", directed by Walter Salles and starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

This Sunday, June 14th 2015, would have been the 87th birthday of Che Guevara, so in celebration of this occassion we've followed in the footsteps of Che's epic South American tour and have created this map following the route Che took, as well as all the best sights and tourist attractions to visit or see in or nearby each of the locations Che visited...

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 Che Guevara Motorcycle Diaries Map

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