Che the man, Che the Myth

Trip Start Mar 28, 2006
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Saturday, June 24, 2006

A long high speed burn up the freeway to the east skirting Havana then back inland to the town of Santa Clara where the bones of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara now lie in as idol of Castro's Cuba. The abuse of the image of Che to Castro's Cuba is irronically similar to the image of Jesus in Rome's Christianity but i wont go there.

The girls found a place to stay with an old revolutionary/player, Gus and I threatened to sleep in the car so managed to bargin down to a $5 room. We had dinner in a resturant with no tables or chairs that seemed to make an effort to break every kind of health regulation known to man including any reguarding animal hair in the food. We ment so guys keen on a good night out and before we knew it ended up on the other side of town in a Cuban carpark dance party. We proved beyond doubt that Australians lack the genetic make up to not look stupid on the dance floor. A swift democratic decision was later made to idolise the role behavior of the Gallegars for the remainder of the night.

The next morning we payed Che a visit and decided there is much more to Che than the image portays. If Che was alive today he would turn his back on Castro. The image beamed around Cuba and the world really ignores everything Che had invisaged for Cuba and all of South America. Again wont go there. It was strange seeing all his things layed out through the memorial as if they were religious relics with mystical powers, it was clear how aggressivly they use the Che image as a propaganda tool.
A quick stop to a cigar shop and a fruit market was next before we began the 5 hour nountian journey to cover only 200 kms to Trinidad.
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