Due to my lack of detailed planning I also did not realize that I was travelling on the original Che Guevara trail (How cool is that).
Now due to my focusing on not driving off the road I missed the all important turn to Villa Serrano. But once again a simple mistake turned into a great experience. Little did I know by missing the Villa Serrano turn off and staying on the Che Guevara trail that I would end up in the tiny mountain village of La Higuera where the famous revolutionary Che was captured and killed.
|Che was killed Oct 9, 1967|
Now as cool as it was to be in this legendary town. It was actually a saving grace, since when I pulled up (2pm) I met a hostel owner named David. He assured me that even though I had only 100km to go to Villa Serrano it would take me at least 5 more hours. He highly recommended that it would be better to stay the night and tackle the road the next day. All I could think was what type of road takes 5hrs to go 100km? (stay tuned the next post will explain it all)
The actual hostel I stayed at was part of the original telegraph building where the Bolivian Army/CIA was notified of Che's location.
My room for the night. No power or heat just candlelight.
This is the actual telegraph office that called in the location of Che. I sat here and had a morning coffee looking at all the memorabilia (once again damn cool).
The town itself consisted of 10 buildings and a population of about 20 people in the middle of nowhere. So just by not paying 100% attention to where I was going a wrong turn turned into another great adventure!