I´ve spent two weeks on La Ruta del `Che´ in the south east of Bolivia. Had an asignment and it seems that I was succesful. So money is coming in and I can continue my trip. The ninth of october it´s 40 years ago that El Che got executed in La Higuera. I´ve spent a full week in this little Andes village where no more than hundred people live. Time of my life. I´m pretty busy at the moment, no lie, so I´ll show you this little movie about La Higuera. Bike is fine again after a lot of improvements made by a good mecanic in La Paz. It was a tough ride to La Higuera. The roads in Bolivia, if they excist, can be pretty bad. Try driving for 150 k´s on loose cobble stones, when you´re in a hurry. But the Guzzi performed very well.
The language is English and Spanish. I still try to figure out how I can put subtitles in Imovie. For those who don´t speak a word of Spanish a little resume – The woman you see (Irma) served Che´s last meal just before he got executed. I asked her what did he eat; raw eggs, coffee and empenadas with cheese and cooked mais. She felt sorry for el Commandante, because he looked dirty (clothes and body), tired, hurt and defeated. The guy at the rock explaines how Che and Simon Cuba took shelter behind the rock. It´s in the Churro valley (la quebrada de Churro). The rock is still full of bullet impacts, at least a hundred. The battle in La quebrada de Churro lasted 4 hours, from 11 to 3 in the afternoon. The 17 guerilleros were surrounded by 600 soldiers, trained by US special forces. Tell us something new. Anyways, have to go to Peru to get a new stamp in my passport and a new permision for the bike. I´ll show some pictures later on.