Revolutionary fervour

Trip Start Apr 17, 2006
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Trip End Jun 14, 2006


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Saturday, May 13, 2006

It was an easy downhill run from the park to the town of Alta Gracia, apart from a climb in the middle back up to 1200m where there was an observatory. Reading the relevant part of my guidebook when I got down to the town revealed that this observatory can be visited. Top tip: always read your guidebook before visiting a place, rather than afterwards.

Alta Gracia was a pretty town, host to a sixteenth-century Jesuit estate, and several old colonial houses, including the childhood home of Che Guevara, now a very interesting musuem. Exhibited therein was the bicycle he used on his first trip (before the motorcycle diaries one), through Northern Argentina at the age of 22. Was this a coincidence, or was it a sign that I would start nurturing Marxist sentiments and return home with a resolve to lead a revolution on a Caribbean island?

Beard status: I need to face facts: I'm unlikely to achieve the king of beards, an Isambard Kingdom Brunel, in a mere eight weeks. Might it even be time for a tidyup?
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