// Che Spotting #50

San Salvador, El Salvador.
Lone Che.

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while visiting the city of San Salvador in El Salvador.

We can see why. What is Che doing on this sparse wall all by himself?

It certainly is a strange sight, although one that we very much appreciate.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

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Venice, Italy
Che on a Boat

This picture was submitted by traveler Misciel L.

She spotted this Che while touring Venice, Italy.

She happened to be in Venice at the same time that the Italian neofascist party chose to hold a meeting there and at the same time that a protest was being held to contest the party’s meeting.

And of course, sensing political tension, Che showed up.

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Madrid, Spain
Flea Market Che

This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling in Spain, she visited a flea market in Madrid.

That’s where she came across this tin cigarette case stamped with a picture of Che.

She liked the contrast of Che’s scruffy image and the word “Revolucion” amidst an assortment of vintage clip-on earrings, broaches and other women’s accessories.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

Anyone who visits downtown Minneapolis in the winter, quickly learns how to navigate the skyway system.

Because of the cold winter temps, people who work downtown aren’t keen on heading outside to go grab coffee, get lunch, run to the bank or do other errands.

Instead, a series of indoor sidewalks link most of the downtown buildings. These indoor sidewalks are not underground. They are on the second story. They are bridges that cross over the streets.

Skyway traffic is heavy, especially during the lunch rush. One day, while rushing about our business in the skyway system of downtown Minneapolis, we happened to glance into the windows of a nearby building and we spotted Che!

As you can imagine, we are extremely curious about this Che. Whose office is this?

We’ll probably never know, but every time we cross this skyway, we look up and look for Che. He’s always there.


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Dallas, Texas, USA
Create-A-Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted a wall of fun knick-knacks and toys, among them these Create-a-Commie kits.

Che is just one of the many suggested Communist leaders that one can create using the magic wand. Others include Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Gorby and, of course, Castro.

The toy was made by Accoutrements. After a check of the web site, it appears the Create-A-Commie kits are no longer in production.

Luckily, we bought one when we saw them.

It’s a frustrating toy, however. We’ve never quite been able to create a perfect magnetic Che.

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Delhi, India
Che Doesn’t Disappoint

When Jen P. packed her bags and headed to northern India, she assumed she’d spot Che at some point on her trip. After all, she’d traveled to many, many countries, and she’d seen Che’s mug show up in all sorts of strange places.

However, after 10 days in India, she was about to leave empty handed. In India, buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus. But the iconic Che image wasn’t present amidst the chaos. He was nowhere to be seen.

Yet Jen P. didn’t give up. She kept her eyes peeled for Che even on her departing trip to the airport. That was her last chance, she thought, to spot Che while she was in India. But when she arrived, she still hadn’t seen him. She sighed, resigning herself to the fact that his seemingly ever-present face just wasn’t there.

But then—but then there he was! This Che was spotted just outside the duty free shop inside Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Jen P. could rest easy. Che’s iconic face had not let her down.

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Havana, Cuba
Che Gets Colorful

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Venice, Italy
Che on a Boat

This picture was submitted by traveler Misciel L.

She spotted this Che while touring Venice, Italy.

She happened to be in Venice at the same time that the Italian neofascist party chose to hold a meeting there and at the same time that a protest was being held to contest the party’s meeting.

And of course, sensing political tension, Che showed up.

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Che Spotting #49. Venice. Italy

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Penelokan, Bali, Indonesia
A place to look at Che.

This is one of two Che spottings from a small mountain village in Bali.  The village, called Penelokan, means “place to look.”  It is famous for its views of volcanic Gunung Batur and the crater lake Danau Batur.

But on the day Today there was more to see like this Che-adorned truck parked in front of a string of Warungs (family owned restaurants and shops) near the scenic overlook.  A mini-bus across the way with two security guards inside also displayed a cigar-smoking Che.

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Penelokan, Bali, Indonesia
A place to look at Che.

One of two Che spottings in a small mountain village in Bali.  Penelokan means “place to look” and is famous for its view of volcanic Gunung Batur and the crater lake Danau Batur.

Today there was more to see like this Che-adorned truck parked in front of a string of Warungs (family owned restaurants and shops) near the scenic overlook.  A mini-bus across the way with two security guards inside also displayed a cigar-smoking Che.

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Che Spotting #12. Bali

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Misciel L.

During a protest against a political meetup of the Italian neofascist party in Venice

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Misciel L.

During a protest against a political meetup of the Italian neofascist party in Venice

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San Salvador, El Salvador.
Lone Che.

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while visiting the city of San Salvador in El Salvador.

We can see why. What is Che doing on this sparse wall all by himself?

It certainly is a strange sight, although one that we very much appreciate.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

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San Salvador, El Salvador.
Lone Che.

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while visiting the city of San Salvador in El Salvador.

We can see why. What is Che doing on this sparse wall all by himself? It certainly is a strange sight, although one that we very much appreciate.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

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San Salvador, El Salvador.
Lone Che.

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while visiting the city of San Salvador in El Salvador.

We can see why. What is Che doing on this sparse wall all by himself? It certainly is a strange sight, although one that we very much appreciate.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

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San Salvador, El Salvador.
Lone Che.

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while visiting the city of San Salvador in El Salvador.

We can see why. What is Che doing on this sparse wall all by himself? It certainly is a strange sight, although one that we very much appreciate.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

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Che Spotting #50. El Salvador. San Salvador

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Che Spotting #50. El Salvador. San Salvador. 2

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Dallas, Texas, USA
Create-A-Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted a wall of fun knick-knacks and toys, among them these Create-a-Commie kits.

Che is just one of the many suggested Communist leaders that one can create using the magic wand. Others include Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Gorby and, of course, Castro.

The toy was made by Accoutrements. After a check of the web site, it appears the Create-A-Commie kits are no longer in production.

Luckily, we bought one when we saw them.

It’s a frustrating toy, however. We’ve never quite been able to create a perfect magnetic Che.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

Anyone who visits downtown Minneapolis in the winter, quickly learns how to navigate the skyway system.

Because of the cold winter temps, people who work downtown aren’t keen on heading outside to go grab coffee, get lunch, run to the bank or do other errands.

Instead, a series of indoor sidewalks link most of the downtown buildings. These indoor sidewalks are not underground. They are on the second story. They are bridges that cross over the streets.

Skyway traffic is heavy, especially during the lunch rush. One day, while rushing about our business in the skyway system of downtown Minneapolis, we happened to glance into the windows of a nearby building and we spotted Che!

As you can imagine, we are extremely curious about this Che. Whose office is this?

We’ll probably never know, but every time we cross this skyway, we look up and look for Che. He’s always there.


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Madrid, Spain
Flea Market Che

This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling in Spain, she visited a flea market in Madrid.

That’s where she came across this tin cigarette case stamped with a picture of Che.

She liked the contrast of Che’s scruffy image and the word “Revolucion” amidst an assortment of vintage clip-on earrings, broaches and other women’s accessories.

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Madrid, Spain
Flea Market Che

This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling in Spain, she visited a flea market in Madrid.

That’s where she came across this tin cigarette case stamped with a picture of Che.

She liked the contrast of Che’s scruffy image and the word “Revolucion” amidst an assortment of vintage clip-on earrings, broaches and other women’s accessories.

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This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling in Spain, she visited a flea market in Madrid.

That’s where she came across this tin cigarette case stamped with a picture of Che.

She liked the contrast of Che’s scruffy image and the word “Revolucion” amidst an assortment of vintage clip-on earrings, broaches and other

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Che Spotting #48. Madrid. Spain

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

Anyone who visits downtown Minneapolis in the winter, quickly learns how to navigate the skyway system.

Because of the cold winter temps, people who work downtown aren’t keen on heading outside to go grab coffee, get lunch, run to the bank or do other errands.

Instead, a series of indoor sidewalks link most of the downtown buildings. These indoor sidewalks are not underground. They are on the second story. They are bridges that cross over the streets.

Skyway traffic is heavy, especially during the lunch rush. One day, while rushing about our business in the skyway system of downtown Minneapolis, we happened to glance into the windows of a nearby building and we spotted Che!

As you can imagine, we are extremely curious about this Che. Whose office is this?

We’ll probably never know, but every time we cross this skyway, we look up and look for Che. He’s always there.


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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

Anyone who visits downtown Minneapolis in the winter, quickly learns how to navigate the skyway system.

Because of the cold winter temps, people who work downtown aren’t keen on heading outside to go grab coffee, get lunch, run to the bank or do other errands.

Instead, a series of indoor sidewalks link most of the downtown buildings. These indoor sidewalks are not underground. They are on the second story. They are bridges that cross over the streets.

Skyway traffic is heavy, especially during the lunch rush. One day, while rushing about our business in the skyway system of downtown Minneapolis, we happened to glance into the windows of a nearby building and we spotted Che!

As you can imagine, we are extremely curious about this Che. Whose office is this?

We’ll probably never know, but every time we cross this skyway, we look up and look for Che. He’s always there.


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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

Anyone who visits downtown Minneapolis in the winter, quickly learns how to navigate the skyway system.

Because of the cold winter temps, people who work downtown aren’t keen on heading outside to go grab coffee, get lunch, run to the bank or do other errands.

Instead, a series of indoor sidewalks link most of the downtown buildings. These indoor sidewalks are not underground. They are on the second story. They are bridges that cross over the streets.

Skyway traffic is heavy, especially during the lunch rush. One day, while rushing about our business in the skyway system of downtown Minneapolis, we happened to glance into the windows of a nearby building and we spotted Che!

As you can imagine, we are extremely curious about this Che. Whose office is this?

We’ll probably never know, but every time we cross this skyway, we look up and look for Che. He’s always there.


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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

Anyone who visits downtown Minneapolis in the winter, quickly learns how to navigate the skyway system.

Because of the cold winter temps, people who work downtown aren’t keen on heading outside to go grab coffee, get lunch, run to the bank or do other errands. Instead, a series of indoor sidewalks link most of the downtown buildings. These indoor sidewalks are not underground. They are on the second story. They are bridges that cross over the streets.

Skyway traffic is heavy, especially during the lunch rush. One day, while rushing about our business in the skyway system of downtown Minneapolis, we happened to glance into the windows of a nearby building and we spotted Che!

As you can imagine, we are extremely curious about this Che. Whose office is this?

We’ll probably never know, but every time we cross this skyway, we look up and look for Che. He’s always there.


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Dallas, Texas, USA
Create-A-Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted a wall of fun knick-knacks and toys, among them these Create-a-Commie kits.

Che is just one of the many suggested Communist leaders that one can create using the magic wand. Others include Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Gorby and, of course, Castro.

The toy was made by Accoutrements. After a check of the web site, it appears the Create-A-Commie kits are no longer in production.

Luckily, we bought one when we saw them.

It’s a frustrating toy, however. We’ve never quite been able to create a perfect magnetic Che.

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Havana, Cuba
Che Gets Colorful

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

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Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

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Che Spotting #47. Minneapolis. Minnesota

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Dallas, Texas, USA
Create-A-Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted a wall of fun knick-knacks and toys, among them these Create-a-Commie kits.

Che is just one of the many suggested Communist leaders that one can create using the magic wand. Others include Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Gorby and, of course, Castro.

The toy was made by Accoutrements. After a check of the web site, it appears the Create-A-Commie kits are no longer in production.

Luckily, we bought one when we saw them.

It’s a frustrating toy, however. We’ve never quite been able to create a perfect magnetic Che.

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Dallas, Texas, USA
Create-A-Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted a wall of fun knick-knacks and toys, among them these Create-a-Commie kits.

Che is just one of the many suggested Communist leaders that one can create using the magic wand. Others include Lenin, Marx, Trotsky, Gorby and, of course, Castro.

The toy was made by Accoutrements. After a check of the web site, it appears the Create-A-Commie kits are no longer in production.

Luckily, we bought one when we saw them.

It’s a frustrating toy, however. We’ve never quite been able to create a perfect magnetic Che.

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Che Spotting #46. Dallas, Texas, USA

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Che Spotting #44
Havana, Cuba

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Che Spotting #44
Havana, Cuba

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Che Spotting #44
Havana, Cuba

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Che Spotting #44
Havana, Cuba

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Che Spotting #44
Havana, Cuba

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Che Spotting #44
Havana, Cuba

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this colorful mural in an unrestored part of Old Havana while she was traveling in Cuba.

Watson submitted this image to CheSpotting.com several months ago. We decided to post it now because we recently ran across a story on NPR about two photographers, one Cuban and one American, who have been working together to create a cross-cultural photography exhibit of Cuba. When we went to the NPR web site to listen to the story and see its accompanying pictures, we were surprised to see that the opening shot was of this same Che mural.

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Che Spotting #44. Havana. Cuba

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Delhi, India
Che Doesn’t Disappoint

When Jen P. packed her bags and headed to northern India, she assumed she’d spot Che at some point on her trip. After all, she’d traveled to many, many countries, and she’d seen Che’s mug show up in all sorts of strange places.

However, after 10 days in India, she was about to leave empty handed. In India, buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus. But the iconic Che image wasn’t present amidst the chaos. He was nowhere to be seen.

Yet Jen P. didn’t give up. She kept her eyes peeled for Che even on her departing trip to the airport. That was her last chance, she thought, to spot Che while she was in India. But when she arrived, she still hadn’t seen him. She sighed, resigning herself to the fact that his seemingly ever-present face just wasn’t there.

But then—but then there he was! This Che was spotted just outside the duty free shop inside Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Jen P. could rest easy. Che’s iconic face had not let her down.

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Delhi, India
Che Doesn’t Disappoint

When Jen P. packed her bags and headed to northern India, she assumed she’d spot Che at some point on her trip. After all, she’d traveled to many, many countries, and she’d seen Che’s mug show up in all sorts of strange places.

However, after 10 days in India, she was about to leave empty handed. In India, buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus. But the iconic Che image wasn’t present amidst the chaos. He was nowhere to be seen.

Yet Jen P. didn’t give up. She kept her eyes peeled for Che even on her departing trip to the airport. That was her last chance, she thought, to spot Che while she was in India. But when she arrived, she still hadn’t seen him. She sighed, resigning herself to the fact that his seemingly ever-present face just wasn’t there.

But then—but then there he was! This Che was spotted just outside the duty free shop inside Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Jen P. could rest easy. Che’s iconic face had not let her down.

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Delhi, India
Che Doesn’t Disappoint

When Jen P. packed her bags and headed to northern India, she assumed she’d spot Che at some point on her trip. After all, she’d traveled to many, many countries, and she’d seen Che’s mug show up in all sorts of strange places.

However, after 10 days in India, she was about to leave empty handed. In India, buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus. But the iconic Che image wasn’t present amidst the chaos. He was nowhere to be seen.

Yet Jen P. didn’t give up. She kept her eyes peeled for Che even on her departing trip to the airport. That was her last chance, she thought, to spot Che while she was in India. But when she arrived, she still hadn’t seen him. She sighed, resigning herself to the fact that his seemingly ever-present face just wasn’t there.

But then—but then there he was! This Che was spotted just outside the duty free shop inside Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Jen P. could rest easy. Che’s iconic face had not let her down.

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Che Spotting #45. New Delhi. India

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Delhi, India
Che Doesn’t Disappoint

When Jen P. packed her bags and headed to northern India, she assumed she’d spot Che at some point on her trip. After all, she’d traveled to many, many countries, and she’d seen Che’s mug show up in all sorts of strange places.

However, after 10 days in India, she was about to leave empty handed. In India, buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus. But the iconic Che image wasn’t present amidst the chaos. He was nowhere to be seen.

Yet Jen P. didn’t give up. She kept her eyes peeled for Che even on her departing trip to the airport. That was her last chance, she thought, to spot Che while she was in India. But when she arrived, she still hadn’t seen him. She sighed, resigning herself to the fact that his seemingly ever-present face just wasn’t there.

But then—but then there he was! This Che was spotted just outside the duty free shop inside Indira Gandhi International Airport.  

Jen P. could rest easy. Che’s iconic face had not let her down.

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Delhi, India
Che Doesn’t Disappoint

When Jen P. packed her bags and headed to northern India, she assumed she’d spot Che at some point on her trip. After all, she’d traveled to many, many countries, and she’d seen Che’s mug show up in all sorts of strange places.

However, after 10 days in India, she was about to leave empty handed. In India, buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus. But the iconic Che image wasn’t present amidst the chaos. He was nowhere to be seen.

Yet Jen P. didn’t give up. She kept her eyes peeled for Che even on her departing trip to the airport. That was her last chance, she thought, to spot Che while she was in India. But when she arrived, she still hadn’t seen him. She sighed, resigning herself to the fact that his seemingly ever-present face just wasn’t there.

But then—but then there he was! This Che was spotted just outside the duty free shop inside Indira Gandhi International Airport.  

Jen P. could rest easy. Che’s iconic face had not let her down.

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An Unlikely Pair Pictures Havana

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An Unlikely Pair Pictures Havana

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Delhi, India
Che doesn’t disappoint.

 After about 10 days in northern India, this traveler was about to leave empty handed.  Buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus.  But there was one icon famous the world over not present amidst the chaos—Che was nowhere to be seen.

With eyes peeled even to the airport and I had just resigned to the fact that Che was not among of the thousands of deities worshiped in India when this one was spied just outside the duty free shop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Dehli.  This iconic face has not let me down yet.

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Delhi, India
Che doesn’t disappoint.

 After about 10 days in northern India, this traveler was about to leave empty handed.  Buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus.  But there was one icon famous the world over not present amidst the chaos—Che was nowhere to be seen.

With eyes peeled even to the airport and I had just resigned to the fact that Che was not among of the thousands of deities worshiped in India when this one was spied just outside the duty free shop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Dehli.  This iconic face has not let me down yet.

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Delhi, India
Che doesn’t disappoint.

 After about 10 days in northern India, this traveler was about to leave empty handed.  Buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus.  But there was one icon famous the world over not present amidst the chaos—Che was nowhere to be seen.

With eyes peeled even to the airport and I had just resigned to the fact that Che was not among of the thousands of deities worshiped in India when this one was spied just outside the duty free shop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Dehli.  This iconic face has not let me down yet.

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Delhi, India
Che doesn’t disappoint.

After about 10 days in northern India, this traveler was about to leave empty handed.  Buildings, walls, and all modes of transportation were plastered with images of animals, gods and gurus.  But there was one icon famous the world over not present amidst the chaos—Che was nowhere to be seen.

With eyes peeled even to the airport and I had just resigned to the fact that Che was not among of the thousands of deities worshiped in India when this one was spied just outside the duty free shop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Dehli.  This iconic face has not let me down yet.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che on “Freak Street” in Kathmandu, a small lane in the heart of the city known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

While traveling through Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups. Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, Maoists play a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che on “Freak Street” in Kathmandu, a small lane in the heart of the city known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

While traveling through Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups. Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, Maoists play a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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As we were running about town trying to finish up the last of our holiday shopping, we noticed this sticker on the back of a car parked next to ours.

Was that Che? Or a Star Wars Storm Trooper? Or both? Or neither?

Luckily we had our camera stashed in our purse.

We snapped a quick pic, noticing the words “UrbanMedium” printed at the  bottom of the image, and were soon on our way.

A few days later, we downloaded the picture to our computer and decided to Google “UrbanMedium” to see what we could find.

Up popped the web site of an Atlanta artist named Derek Fridman.

His aim, he says on his web site, is to transform iconic imagery that we’re used to seeing in our everyday surroundings.

That sticker we spotted on the back of a car in a busy Minneapolis parking lot was indeed a combination of two images: Che and a Star Wars Storm Trooper. Fridman named his creation “CheTrooper.”

Fridman sells “CheTrooper” stickers through his web site where he also has a bunch of pictures of these stickers plastered in various urban locations.

He also sells t-shirts sporting his “CheTrooper” image.

And, if you really like the idea of a “CheTrooper,” you can buy a three-dimensional bust!

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As we were running about town trying to finish up the last of our holiday shopping, we noticed this sticker on the back of a car parked next to ours.

Was that Che? Or a Star Wars Storm Trooper? Or both? Or neither?

Luckily we had our camera stashed in our purse.

We snapped a quick pic, noticing the words “UrbanMedium” printed at the  bottom of the image, and were soon on our way.

A few days later, we downloaded the picture to our computer and decided to Google “UrbanMedium” to see what we could find.

Up popped the web site of an Atlanta artist named Derek Fridman.

His aim, he says on his web site, is to transform iconic imagery that we’re used to seeing in our everyday surroundings.

That sticker we spotted on the back of a car in a busy Minneapolis parking lot was indeed a combination of two images: Che and a Star Wars Storm Trooper. Fridman named his creation “CheTrooper.”

Fridman sells “CheTrooper” stickers through his web site, and also boasts a bunch of pictures of these stickers plas

He also sells t-shirts sporting his “CheTrooper” image.

And, if you really like the idea of a “CheTrooper,” you can buy a bust!

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Che StormTrooper Sticker

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che on “Freak Street” in Kathmandu, a small lane in the heart of the city known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

While traveling through Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups. Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, Maoists play a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che on “Freak Street” in Kathmandu, a small lane in the heart of the city known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

While traveling in Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups. Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, Maoists play a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che while touring Nepal.

In Kathmandu, “Freak Street” is known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

While traveling in Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups. Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, Maoists play a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che while touring Nepal.

In Kathmandu, “Freak Street” is known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

And, as a side note, while traveling in Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.

Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che while touring Nepal.

In Kathmandu, “Freak Street” is known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

And, as a side note, while traveling in Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.

Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che while touring Nepal.

In Kathmandu, “Freak Street” is known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

And, as a side note, while traveling in Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.

Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.
Che Gets His Freak On.

We spotted this Che while touring Nepal.

In Kathmandu, “Freak Street” is known as a former hippie hangout.

Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city, this store was not only open, but also proudly displaying a flag of Che alongside other recognizable global icons, like Bob Marley.

And, as a side note, while traveling in Nepal, we learned that The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.

Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Che Spotting #43. Kathmandu. Nepal

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che Gets His Freak On

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Che Behind Bars.

This picture was submitted by Steve W.

He spotted this Che while touring the Red Light District in Amsterdam.

It was propped up behind the bar in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. The bartender graciously let Steve behind the bar to snap this photo.

However, Steve admits, the package of Che brand cigarettes here wasn’t what initially drew his attention behind the bar.

Gee, we just can’t guess what it was that caught his eye . . .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Che Behind Bars.

This picture was submitted by Steve W.

He spotted this Che while touring the Red Light District in Amsterdam.

It was propped up behind the bar in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. The bartender graciously let Steve behind the bar to snap this photo.

However, Steve admits, the package of Che brand cigarettes here wasn’t what initially drew his attention behind the bar.

Gee, we just can’t guess what it was that caught his eye . . .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Che Behind Bars.

This picture was submitted by Steve W.

He spotted this Che while touring the Red Light District in Amsterdam.

It was propped up behind the bar in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. The bartender graciously let Steve behind the bar to snap this photo.

However, Steve admits, the package of Che brand cigarettes here wasn’t what initially drew his attention behind the bar.

Gee, we just can’t guess what it was that caught his eye . . .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Che Behind Bars.

This picture was submitted by Steve W.

He spotted this Che while touring the Red Light District in Amsterdam.

It was propped up behind the bar in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. The bartender graciously let Steve behind the bar to snap this photo.

However, Steve admits, the package of Che brand cigarettes here wasn’t what initially drew his attention behind the bar.

Gee, we just can’t guess what it was that caught his eye . . .

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Che Spotting #42. Amsterdam. Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Che Behind Bars.

This picture was submitted by Steve W.

He spotted this Che while touring the Red Light District in Amsterdam.

It was propped up behind the bar in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. The bartender graciously let Steve behind the bar to snap this photo.

However, Steve admits, the package of Che brand cigarettes here wasn’t what initially drew his attention behind the bar.

Gee, we just can’t guess what it was that caught his eye . . .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Che Behind Bars.

This picture was submitted by Steve W.

He spotted this Che while touring the Red Light District in Amsterdam.

It was propped up behind the bar in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. The bartender graciously let Steve behind the bar to snap this photo.

However, Steve admits, the package of Che brand cigarettes pictured here wasn’t what initially drew his attention to this strange collection of images.

Gee, we just can’t guess what it was that caught his eye . . .

spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

You can make up your own story for this one…

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che Gets His Freak On

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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We don’t usually read House Beautiful Magazine, but while visiting with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday, we ended up sitting on a sister-in-law’s couch with her copy of the magazine next to us.

We picked it up and, almost mindlessly, began flipping the pages while conversations whirled around us.

Luckily, we weren’t completely mindless while turning those pages for if we had been we might have missed this Che Spotting.

Here, Che’s mug shows up in a framed poster that just missed getting edited out of a photo spread of an eclectically-decorated home.

Thank goodness the magazine’s graphic design staff had the good sense to leave this Che in. And thank goodness the photographer had the good sense to back up enough to get Che in the shot.

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We don’t usually read House Beautiful Magazine, but while visiting with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday, we ended up sitting on a sister-in-law’s couch with her copy of the magazine next to us.

We picked it up and, almost mindlessly, began flipping the pages while conversations whirled around us.

Luckily, we weren’t completely mindless while turning those pages for if we had been we might have missed this Che Spotting.

Here, Che’s mug shows up in a framed poster that just missed getting edited out of a photo spread of an eclectically-decorated home.

Thank goodness the magazine’s graphic design staff had the good sense to leave this Che in. And thank goodness the photographer had the good sense to back up enough to get Che in the shot.

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We don’t usually read House Beautiful Magazine, but while visiting with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday, we ended up sitting on a sister-in-law’s couch with her copy of the magazine next to us.

We picked it up and, almost mindlessly, began flipping the pages while conversations whirled around us.

Luckily, we weren’t completely mindless while turning those pages for if we had been we might have missed this Che Spotting.

Here, Che’s mug shows up in a framed poster that just missed getting edited out of a photo spread of an eclectically-decorated home.

Thank goodness the magazine’s graphic design staff had the good sense to leave this Che in. And thank goodness the photographer had the good sense to back up enough to get Che in the shot.

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We don’t usually read House Beautiful Magazine, but while visiting with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday, we ended up sitting on a sister-in-law’s couch with her copy of the magazine next to us.

We picked it up and, almost mindlessly, began flipping the pages while conversations whirled around us.

Luckily, we weren’t completely mindless while turning those pages for if we had been we might have missed this Che Spotting.

Here, Che’s mug shows up in a framed poster that just missed getting edited out of a photo spread of an eclectically-decorated home.

Thank goodness the magazine’s graphic design staff had the good sense to leave this Che in. And thank goodness the photographer had the good sense to back up enough to get Che in the shot.

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We don’t usually read House Beautiful Magazine, but while visiting with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday, we ended up sitting on a sister-in-law’s couch with her copy of the magazine next to us.

We picked it up and, almost mindlessly, began flipping the pages while conversations whirled around us.

Luckily, we weren’t completely mindless while turning those pages for if we had been we might have missed this Che Spotting.

Here, Che’s mug shows up in a framed poster that just missed getting edited out of a photo spread of an eclectically-decorated home.

Thank goodness the magazine’s graphic design staff had the good sense to leave this Che in. And thank goodness the photographer had the good sense to back up enough to get Che in the shot.

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We don’t usually read House Beautiful Magazine, but while visiting with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday, we ended up sitting on a sister-in-law’s couch with her copy of the magazine next to us.

We picked it up and, almost mindlessly, began flipping the pages while conversations whirled around us.

Luckily, we weren’t completely mindless while turning those pages for if we had been we might have missed this Che Spotting.

Here, Che’s mug shows up in a framed poster that just missed getting edited out of a photo spread of an eclectically-decorated home.

Thank goodness the magazine’s graphic design staff had the good sense to leave this Che in. And thank goodness the photographer had the good sense to back up enough to get Che in the shot.

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House Beautiful Che Spotting 1

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He agreed to pose and we were fortunate to nab this double shot!

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He agreed to pose and we were fortunate to nab this double shot!

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He agreed to pose and we were fortunate to nab this double shot!

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Che Spotting # 41. Seattle. USA

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He agreed to pose and we were fortunate to nab this double shot!

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He agreed to pose and we were fortunate to nab this double shot!

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He agreed to pose and we were fortunate to nab this double shot!

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Seattle, USA
Che Doubles the Fun

This double Che Spotting comes to us from Seattle, USA.

While strolling the ambling halls of the city’s famous Pike Place Market, we spied a classic red-and-black Che t-shirt hanging outside one of the market’s many souvenir shops.

When we walked closer to take a picture, we noticed that a man sitting nearby was also wearing a Che tee.

He

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Amsterdam Che CigsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind Bars.

Steve W. spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

You can make up your own story for this one…

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Amsterdam Che CigsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind Bars.

Steve W. spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

You can make up your own story for this one…

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Amsterdam Che CigsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind Bars.

Steve W. spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

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Amsterdam Che CigsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind Bars.

Steve W. spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

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Amsterdam Che CigsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind Bars.

Steve W. spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

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Amsterdam Che CigsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind Bars.

Steve W. spotted this Che in a cool pub in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  The bartender graciously let him behind the bar to snap the photo.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che Gets His Freak On

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che gets his freak on

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che gets his freak on

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che gets his freak on

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che gets his freak on

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalKathmandu, Nepal
Che gets his freak on

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepalChe gets his freak on.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

Note: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Che gets his freak oche-freak-street-kathmandu-nepaln.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.

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Che gets his freak on.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Che spotted in the former hippie hangout known as Freak Street in Kathmandu Nepal.  Interestingly, on a day when most shops were closed due to a Maoist-ordered strike in the city this one flying a Che flag, alongside other notable icons, was open for business.

The Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) differentiates itself from the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) groups.  Often thought of as a more militant form of Communism, it plays a large role in Nepalese government today and regularly uses strikes to make its political opinions known.che-freak-street-kathmandu-nepal

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While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows.

The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (while we have no confirmation) looked a lot like Che.

It had combat fatigue pants, a scruffy beard and a beret. The only thing missing was the star on the hat!

We appreciated the hand-knitting that had gone into the creation of this scarecrow.

In fact, the knitted face of this scarecrow-Che reminded us of our very own knitted Che doll.

And, we are happy to report, this scarecrow-Che was a ribbon winner!

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che-scarecrow-1

While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows.

The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (while we have no confirmation) looked a lot like Che.

It had combat fatigue pants, a scruffy beard and a beret. The only thing missing was the star on the hat!

We appreciated the hand-knitting that had gone into the creation of this scarecrow.

In fact, the knitted face of this scarecrow-Che reminded us of our very own knitted Che doll.

And, we are happy to report, this scarecrow-Che was a ribbon winner!

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che-scarecrow-1

While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows.

The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (while we have no confirmation) looked a lot like Che.

It had combat fatigue pants, a scruffy beard and a beret. The only thing missing was the star on the hat!

We appreciated the hand-knitting that had gone into the creation of this scarecrow.

In fact, the knitted face of this scarecrow-Che reminded us of our very own knitted Che doll.

And, we are happy to report, this scarecrow-Che was a ribbon winner!

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che-scarecrow-1

While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows.

The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (we thought) looked a lot like Che.

He’s  got combat fatigue pants, a scruffy beard and a beret. The only thing missing is the star on his hat!

We also appreciated the knitted aspect.

In fact, his knitted face reminded us of our very own knitted Che doll.

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che-scarecrow-1

While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows. The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (we thought) looked a lot like Che. He’s  got combat fatigue pants, a scruffy beard and a beret. The only thing missing is the star on his hat!

We also appreciated the knitted aspect.

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While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows. The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (we thought) looked a lot like Che. He’s got a  even wearing combat fatigues!

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While touring the Minnesota State Fair, we stumbled upon a collection of handmade scarecrows. The scarecrows had all been made by crafty Minnesotans and submitted to some sort of best-scarecrow contest.

Among them, we spotted a scarecrow that (we thought) looked a lot like Che. He’s got a  even wearing combat fatigues!

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Washington D.C., USA.
Spy on Che.

This picture was submitted by Jennifer N.

On a trip to Washington D.C., she toured the International Spy Museum.

She spotted this Che collection in the museum gift shop.

What do the initials “WWCD?” stand for on the bottom of the t-shirt, we wondered.

What Would Che Do?

Indeed, what would Che do if he knew his face now graced so many t-shirts?

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Washington D.C., USA.
Spy on Che.

This picture was submitted by Jennifer N.

On a trip to Washington D.C., she toured the International Spy Museum.

She spotted this Che collection in the museum gift shop.

What do the initials “WWCD?” stand for on the bottom of the t-shirt, we wondered.

What Would Che Do?

Indeed, what would Che do if he knew his face now graced so many t-shirts?

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Washington D.C., USA.
Spy on Che.

This picture was submitted by Jennifer N.

On a trip to Washington D.C., she toured the International Spy Museum.

She spotted this Che collection in the museum gift shop.

What do the initials “WWCD?” stand for on the bottom of the t-shirt, we wondered.

What Would Che Do?

Indeed, wh

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Washington D.C., USA.
Spy on Che.

This picture was submitted by Jennifer N.

On a trip to Washington D.C., she toured the International Spy Museum.

She spotted this Che collection in the museum gift shop.

What do the initials “WWCD?” stand for on the bottom of the t-shirt, we wondered.

What Would Che Do?

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Kilkenny, Ireland.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

This picture was submitted by Paul S.

He spotted this Che wall hanging in the front window of a store on Saint Kieran’s Street in Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Paul appreciated the placement of this Che. “It was surrounded by children’s toys and religious items,” he said.

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Kilkenny, Ireland.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

This picture was submitted by Paul S.

He spotted this Che wall hanging in the front window of a store on Saint Kieran’s Street in Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Paul appreciated the placement of this Che. “It was surrounded by children’s toys and religious items,” he said.

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Kilkenny, Ireland.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

This picture was submitted by Paul S.

He spotted this Che wall hanging in the front window of a store on Saint Kieran’s Street in Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Paul appreciated the placement of this Che. “It was surrounded by children’s toys and religious items,” he said.

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Kilkenny, Ireland.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

This picture was submitted by Paul S.

He spotted this Che wall hanging in the front window of a store on Saint Kieran’s Street in Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Paul appreciated the placement of this Che. “It was surrounded by children’s toys and religious items,” he said.

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Kilkenny, Ireland.
How Much is that Che in the Window?

This picture was submitted by Paul S.

He spotted this Che wall hanging in the front window of a store on Saint Kieran’s Street in Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Paul appreciated the placement of this Che. “It was surrounded by children’s toys and religious items,” he said.

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alaska-near-che-3We had our cameras out and ready during our entire trip to Alaska this summer.

And while we did indeed have a moose sighting, we didn’t spot our ol’ friend Che.

The closest we came was this row of Alaskan Airlines airplanes all lined up at the airport.

These guys are definitely not Che, but perhaps they are his Inuit cousins?

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alaska-near-che-3We had our cameras out and ready during our entire trip to Alaska this summer.

And while we did indeed have a moose sighting, we didn’t spot our ol’ friend Che.

The closest we came was this row of Alaska Airlines airplanes all lined up at the airport.

These guys are definitely not Che, but perhaps they are his Inuit cousins?

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alaska-near-che-3We had our cameras out and ready during our entire trip to Alaska this summer. And while we did indeed have a moose sighting, we didn’t spot our ol’ friend Che.

The closest we came was this row of Alaskan Airlines airplanes all lined up at the airport. These guys are definitely not Che, but perhaps they are his Inuit cousins?

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alaska-near-che-3We had our cameras out and ready during our entire trip to Alaska this summer. And while we did indeed have a moose sighting, we didn’t spot our ol’ friend Che.

The closest we came was this row of Alaskan Airlines airplanes all lined up at the airport. These guys are definitely not Che, but perhaps they are his Inuit cousins?
photo of che’s inuit cousins attached

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weeds-1-che-spottingA girl’s gotta trust her hair stylist.

Ours recommended we start watching the TV show “Weeds.”

The series, which airs on the cable channel Showtime, is about a suburban mother of two whose husband suddenly drops dead of a heart attack.

Left to figure out the family’s finances on her own, and realizing her options are limited, she begins selling marijuana.

A bit far-fetched, perhaps, but it turns out our hair stylist didn’t steer us wrong. We’ve been enjoying the series so far.

And we liked it even more when Che showed up in the form of a badge sewed on to one of the character’s backpacks.

This spotting occurred in Weeds Season 2, Episode 10.

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weeds-1-che-spottingA girl’s gotta trust her hair stylist.

Ours recommended we start watching the TV show “Weeds.”

The series, which airs on the cable channel Showtime, is about a suburban mother of two whose husband suddenly drops dead of a heart attack.

Left to figure out the family’s finances on her own, and realizing her options are limited, she begins selling marijuana.

A bit far-fetched, perhaps, but it turns out our hair stylist didn’t steer us wrong. We’ve been enjoying the series so far.

And we liked it even more when Che showed up in the form of a badge sewed on to one of the character’s backpacks.

This spotting occurred in Weeds Season 2, Episode 10.

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weeds-1-che-spottingA girl’s gotta trust her hair stylist.

Ours recommended we start watching the TV show “Weeds.”

The series, which airs on the cable channel Showtime, is about a suburban mother of two whose husband suddenly drops dead of a heart attack.

Left to figure out the family’s finances on her own, and realizing her options are limited, she begins selling marijuana.

A bit far-fetched, perhaps, but it turns out our hair stylist didn’t steer us wrong. We’ve been enjoying the series so far.

And we liked it even more when Che showed up in the form of a badge sewed on to one of the character’s backpacks.

This spotting occurred in Season 2, episode 10.

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weeds-1-che-spottingA girl’s gotta trust her hair stylist.

Ours recommended we start watching the TV show “Weeds.”

The series, which airs on the cable channel Showtime, is about a suburban mother of two whose husband suddenly drops dead of a heart attack.

Left to figure out the family’s finances on her own, and realizing her options are limited, she begins selling marijuana.

A bit far-fetched, perhaps, but it turns out our hair stylist didn’t steer us wrong. We’ve been enjoying the series so far.

And we liked it even more when Che showed up in the form of a badge sewed on to one of the character’s backpacks.

This spotting occurred in Season 2, episode 10.

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che-spotting-38-cape-town-south-africaCape Town, South Africa.
¿Qué Pasa, Che?

What’s up with this place?

While wandering around Cape Town, we stumbled across this business on a quiet street.

We puzzled over what was inside. There were no windows and the door was locked. The overhead sign that read  “¿Qué Pasa?” (“What’s up?” in Spanish) didn’t exactly offer a lot of hints.

What was the deal with Che’s recognizable face printed on the Cuban flag? And why the Puerto Rican flag over the door?

Was this a store? A restaurant? A Caribbean Art Gallery? And why was it closed in the middle of the day?

We were so curious we looked it up online. Turns out, the “¿Qué Pasa? Latin Lounge” is a dance school and salsa night club. 

Next time you’re in Cape Town, drop in to swing your hips to a saucy Cuban beat.  But keep in mind they don’t open til 5 p.m.

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che-spotting-38-cape-town-south-africaCape Town, South Africa.
¿Qué Pasa, Che?

What’s up with this place?

While wandering around Cape Town, we stumbled across this business on a quiet street.

We puzzled over what was inside. There were no windows and the door was locked. The overhead sign that read  “¿Qué Pasa?” (“What’s up?” in Spanish) didn’t exactly offer a lot of hints.

What was the deal with Che’s recognizable face printed on the Cuban flag? And why the Puerto Rican flag over the door?

Was this a store? A restaurant? A Caribbean Art Gallery? And why was it closed in the middle of the day?

We were so curious we looked it up online. Turns out, the “¿Qué Pasa? Latin Lounge” is a dance school and salsa night club. 

Next time you’re in Cape Town, drop in to swing your hips to a saucy Cuban beat.  But keep in mind they don’t open til 5 p.m.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

che-spotting-38-cape-town-south-africaCape Town, South Africa.
¿Qué Pasa, Che?

What’s up with this place?

While wandering around Cape Town, we stumbled across this business on a quiet street.

We puzzled over what was inside. There were no windows and the door was locked. The overhead sign that read  “¿Qué Pasa?” (“What’s up?” in Spanish) didn’t exactly offer a lot of hints.

What was the deal with Che’s recognizable face printed on the Cuban flag? And why the Puerto Rican flag over the door?

Was this a store? A restaurant? A Caribbean Art Gallery? And why was it closed in the middle of the day?

We were so curious we looked it up online. Turns out, the “¿Qué Pasa? Latin Lounge” is a dance school and salsa night club. 

Next time you’re in Cape Town, drop in to swing your hips to a saucy Cuban beat.  But keep in mind they don’t open til 5 p.m.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

che-spotted-in-mn-monthlyYou know how it is. Sometimes your magazine subscriptions pile up. You had really good intentions when you paid your subscription bill. You swore you’d read each issue as it arrived in your mail box. And then…well, things come up and you never get around to all those magazines.

That’s exactly what happened to us. So imagine our surprise when we spotted Che in the pages of a magazine dated one year ago. This Che Spotting had been sitting under our noses all this time and we’d missed it because we hadn’t made the time to crack open our very own magazine!

And this Che wasn’t in a travel magazine, but in Minnesota Monthly, a regional mag touting all the best and the brightest from right here in our own back yards.

The Che in question is part of a framed piece of art hanging in the background of a portrait of Joe Duffy, a man featured in the magazine for his Minneapolis-based advertising and design firm, Duffy & Partners.

Also featured in the framed piece of art alongside Che are Ghandi and what looks to be Nelson Mandela.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

che-spotted-in-mn-monthlyYou know how it is. Sometimes your magazine subscriptions pile up. You had really good intentions when you paid your subscription bill. You swore you’d read each issue as it arrived in your mail box. And then…well, things come up and you never get around to all those magazines.

That’s exactly what happened to us. So imagine our surprise when we spotted Che in the pages of a magazine dated one year ago. This Che Spotting had been sitting under our noses all this time and we’d missed it because we hadn’t made the time to crack open our very own magazine!

And this Che wasn’t in a travel magazine, but in Minnesota Monthly, a regional mag touting all the best and the brightest from right here in our own back yards.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

che-spotted-in-mn-monthlyYou know how it is. Sometimes your magazine subscriptions pile up. You had really good intentions when you paid your subscription bill. You swore you’d read each issue as it arrived in your mail box. And then…well, things come up and you never get around to all those magazines.

That’s exactly what happened to us. So imagine our surprise when we spotted Che in the pages of a magazine dated one year ago. This Che Spotting had been sitting under our noses all this time and we’d missed it because we hadn’t made the time to crack open our very own magazine!

And this Che wasn’t in a travel magazine, but in a regional mag touting

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Pont-Aven, France.
Che Goes to Market.

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this fluttering Che banner at an outdoor market in Pont-Aven, France.

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Pont-Aven, France.
Che Goes to Market.

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this fluttering Che banner at an outdoor market in Pont-Aven, France.

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Pont-Aven, France.
Che Goes to Market.

This picture was submitted by Catherine Watson, an award-winning travel writer.

Watson, who was the chief travel writer and editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune for nearly three decades, is also the author of two books. Currently, she is the travel editor for MinnPost.com.

In the course of her global travels, she often spots El Che. She happened across this fluttering Che banner at an outdoor market in Pont-Aven, France.

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che-spotting-36-leipzig-germanyLeipzig, Germany.
Che Gets Framed in a Furnished Rental.

This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling through the former East Germany, she rented a furnished apartment for her stay in Leipzig.

When she checked in, she noticed these two photographs of Che framed and hanging on the wall.

“I was surprised to see Che in my apartment,” she said. “But figuring we were in the former DDR, it made sense. Che is alive and golfing in Leipzig!”

As soon as we saw this picture of Che with a golf club in hand, we immediately thought of an article we read in Golf Magazine that featured a picture of Che and Fidel on a putting green.

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che-spotting-36-leipzig-germanyLeipzig, Germany.
Che Gets Framed in a Furnished Rental.

This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling through the former East Germany, she rented a furnished apartment for her stay in Leipzig.

When she checked in, she noticed these two photographs of Che framed and hanging on the wall.

“I was surprised to see Che in my apartment,” she said. “But figuring we were in the former DDR, it made sense. Che is alive and golfing in Leipzig!”

As soon as we saw this picture of Che with a golf club in hand, we immediately thought of an article we read in Golf Magazine that featured a picture of Che and Fidel on a putting green.

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Leipzig, Germany.
Che Gets Framed in a Furnished Rental.

This picture was submitted by Amber Procaccini, photographer with a serious case of wanderlust.

While traveling through the former East Germany, she rented a furnished apartment for her stay in Leipzig.

When she checked in, she noticed these two photographs of Che framed and hanging on the wall.

“I was surprised to see Che in my apartment,” she said. “But figuring we were in the former DDR, it made sense. Che is alive and golfing in Leipzig!”

As soon as we saw this picture of Che with a golf club in hand, we immediately thought of an article we read in Golf Magazine that featured a picture of Che and Fidel on a putting green.

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cougar-in-the-losersLately, Che apparel has been showing up on television. However, we recently spotted Che on the big screen at a showing of The Losers.

This comic-book-turned movie features a bunch of special ops guys who are left for dead after their mission in Bolivia goes awry.

Oddly enough, these left-for-dead men (who we never saw handling any personal luggage), kept appearing in fresh outfits. And one of those outfits, worn by the character Cougar, included a Che t-shirt. We’re betting Cougar doesn’t wear a Che tee in any of the comic books … but we could be wrong.

It seemed fitting that Óscar Jaenada, the actor who plays Cougar, should appear in a Che shirt. With his long hair, moustache and goatee, he resembles the rugged revolutionary.

And in fact, Jaenada had a role in the long-winded bio-epic of Che that starred Benicio del Toro. He played Darío, one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas, in Che: Part 2.

But back to The Losers. While we noticed Cougar’s Che tee, others are taking notice of this character’s signature head wear, which is not a Che-style beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat instead.

These hats, it turns out, are made from recycled canvas tarpaulins that are hand-sewn by villagers in Brazil.

Of that, we think, Che would approve. We can just imagine him picking one up on his South American travels.

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cougar-in-the-losersLately, Che apparel has been showing up on television. However, we recently spotted Che on the big screen at a showing of The Losers.

This comic-book-turned movie features a bunch of special ops guys who are left for dead after their mission in Bolivia goes awry.

Oddly enough, these left-for-dead men (who we never saw handling any personal luggage), kept appearing in fresh outfits. And one of those outfits, worn by the character Cougar, included a Che t-shirt. We’re betting Cougar doesn’t wear a Che tee in any of the comic books … but we could be wrong.

It seemed fitting that Óscar Jaenada, the actor who plays Cougar, should appear in a Che shirt. With his long hair, moustache and goatee, he resembles the rugged revolutionary.

And in fact, Jaenada had a role in the long-winded bio-epic of Che that starred Benicio del Toro. He played Darío, one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas, in Che: Part 2.

But back to The Losers. While we noticed Cougar’s Che tee, others are taking notice of this character’s signature head wear, which is not a Che-style beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat instead.

These hats, it turns out, are made from recycled canvas tarpaulins that are hand-sewn by villagers in Brazil.

Of that, we think, Che would approve. We can just imagine him picking one up on his South American travels.

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cougar-in-the-losersLately, Che apparel has been showing up on television. However, we recently spotted Che on the big screen at a showing of The Losers.

This comic-book-turned movie features a bunch of special ops guys who are left for dead after their mission in Bolivia goes awry.

Oddly enough, these left-for-dead men (who we never saw handling any personal luggage), kept appearing in fresh outfits. And one of those outfits, worn by the character Cougar, included a Che t-shirt. We’re betting Cougar doesn’t wear a Che tee in any of the comic books … but we could be wrong.

It seemed fitting that Óscar Jaenada, the actor who plays Cougar, should appear in a Che shirt. With his long hair, moustache and goatee, he resembles the rugged revolutionary.

And in fact, Jaenada had a role in the long-winded bio-epic of Che that starred Benicio del Toro. He played Darío, one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas, in Che: Part 2.

But back to The Losers. While we noticed Cougar’s Che tee, others are taking notice of this character’s signature head wear, which is not a Che-style beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat instead.

These hats, it turns out, are made from recycled canvas tarpaulins that are hand-sewn by villagers in Brazil.

Of that, we think, Che would approve. We can just imagine him picking one up on his South American travels.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

cougar-in-the-losersLately, Che apparel has been showing up on television. However, we recently spotted Che on the big screen at a showing of The Losers.

This comic-book-turned movie features a bunch of special ops guys who are left for dead after their mission in Bolivia goes awry.

Oddly enough, these left-for-dead men (who we never saw handling any personal luggage), kept appearing in fresh outfits. And one of those outfits, worn by the character Cougar, included a Che t-shirt. We’re betting Cougar doesn’t wear a Che tee in any of the comic books … but we could be wrong.

It seemed fitting that Óscar Jaenada, the actor who plays Cougar, should appear in a Che shirt. With his long hair, moustache and goatee, he resembles the rugged revolutionary.

And in fact, Jaenada had a role in the long-winded bio-epic of Che that starred Benicio del Toro. He played Darío, one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas, in Che: Part 2.

But back to The Losers. While we noticed Cougar’s Che tee, others are taking notice of this character’s signature head wear, which is not a Che-style beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat instead.

These hats, it turns out, are made from recycled canvas tarpaulins that are hand-sewn by villagers in Brazil.

Of that, we think, Che would approve. We can just imagine him picking one up on his South American travels.

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Lately, Che apparel has been showing up on television. However, we recently spotted Che on the big screen at a showing of The Losers.

This comic-book-turned movie features a bunch of special ops guys who are left for dead after their mission in Bolivia goes awry.

Oddly enough, these left-for-dead men (who we never saw handling any personal luggage), kept appearing in fresh outfits. And one of those outfits, worn by the character Cougar, included a Che t-shirt. We’re betting Cougar doesn’t wear a Che tee in any of the comic books … but we could be wrong.

It seemed fitting that Óscar Jaenada, the actor who plays Cougar, should appear in a Che shirt. With his long hair, moustache and goatee, he resembles the rugged revolutionary.

And in fact, Jaenada had a role in the long-winded bio-epic of Che that starred Benicio del Toro. He played Darío, one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas, in Che: Part 2.

But back to The Losers. While we noticed Cougar’s Che tee, others are taking notice of this character’s signature head wear, which is not a Che-style beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat instead.

These hats, it turns out, are made from recycled canvas tarpaulins that are hand-sewn by villagers in Brazil.

Of that, we think, Che would approve. We can just imagine him picking one up on his South American travels.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

Lately, Che apparel has been showing up on television. However, we recently spotted Che on the big screen at a showing of The Losers.

This comic-book-turned movie features a bunch of special ops guys who are left for dead after their mission in Bolivia goes awry.

Oddly enough, these left-for-dead men (who we never saw handling any personal luggage), kept appearing in fresh outfits. And one of those outfits, worn by the character Cougar, included a Che t-shirt. We’re betting Cougar doesn’t wear a Che tee in any of the comic books … but we could be wrong.

It seemed fitting that Óscar Jaenada, the actor who plays Cougar, should appear in a Che shirt. With his long hair, moustache and goatee, he resembles the rugged revolutionary.

And in fact, Jaenada had a role in the long-winded bio-epic of Che that starred Benicio del Toro. He played Darío, one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas, in Che: Part 2.

But back to The Losers. While we noticed Cougar’s Che tee, others are taking notice of this character’s signature head wear, which is not a Che-style beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat instead.

These hats, it turns out, are made from recycled canvas tarpaulins that are hand-sewn by villagers in Brazil.

Of that, Che would approve. We can just imagine him picking one up on his South American travels.

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new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4Che apparel has been showing up on television a lot lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are arguably some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. This explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character, Cougar, in a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t wear that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting noticed for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. We can just picture Che picking one up on his South American travels.

Also interesting, the actor, Óscar Jaenada, played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougarwearing a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t have a shirt like that in the comic book the movie was based on!

Ironically this character is also getting notice  for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. 

Also interesting, the actor Óscar Jaenada played Darío one of Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougarwearing a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t have a shirt like that in the comic book!

Ironically this character is also getting notice  for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. 

Also interesting, the actor Óscar Jaenada played Darío one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougarwearing a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t have a shirt like that in the comic book!

Ironically this character is also getting notice  for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil. 

Also interesting, the actor Óscar Jaenada played Darío one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougarwearing a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t have a shirt like that in the comic book!

Ironically this character is also getting notice  for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.  These hats are made of recycled canvas tarpaulins hand-sewed by villagers in Brazil.  Che would certainl

Also interesting, the actor Óscar Jaenada played Darío one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed, left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougarwearing a Che t-shirt. Bet he didn’t have a shirt like that in the comic book!

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Óscar Jaenada played Darío one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougar in a Che t-shirt. Probably didn’t wear a shirt like that in the comic book.

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature head wear, not a beret, but a Brazilian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Óscar Jaenada played Darío one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougar in a Che t-shirt. Probably didn’t wear a shirt like that in the comic book.

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature headwear, not a beret, but a Brazillian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Oscar Jaenada played Dario one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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new-picture-4A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougar in a Che t-shirt. Probably didn’t wear a shirt like that in the comic book.

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature headwear, not a beret, but a Brazillian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Oscar Jaenada played Dario one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougar in a Che t-shirt. Probably didn’t wear a shirt like that in the comic book.

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature headwear, not a beret, but a Brazillian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Oscar Jaenada played Dario one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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Anew-picture-41 lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougar in a Che t-shirt. Probably didn’t wear a shirt like that in the comic book.

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature headwear, not a beret, but a Brazillian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Oscar Jaenada played Dario one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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A lot of Che apparel has been showing up on television lately, the most recent spotting has been on the big screen however. The Losers are some of the best looking, best dressed left for dead special ops guys in film. One explosive scene shows the Che-resembling character Cougar in a Che t-shirt. Probably didn’t wear a shirt like that in the comic book.

Ironically this character is also getting notice for his signature headwear, not a beret, but a Brazillian tarp hat.

Also interesting, the actor Oscar Jaenada played Dario one a Che’s Bolivian guerrillas in Che: Part 2.

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Iguazu, Argentina.
Che Checks Out the Famous Cataratas.

Jan B. submitted this picture.

No trip to Argentina is complete without a journey to the famed Iguazu Falls on the country’s borders with Brazil and Paraguay.

While driving through the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazu in route to visit the falls, she spotted this Che t-shirt hanging outside a local shop.

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Iguazu, Argentina.
Che Checks Out the Famous Cataratas.

Jan B. submitted this picture.

No trip to Argentina is complete without a journey to the famed Iguazu Falls on the country’s borders with Brazil and Paraguay.

While driving through the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazu in route to visit the falls, she spotted this Che t-shirt hanging outside a local shop.

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Iguazu, Argentina.
Che Checks Out the Famous Cataratas.

Jan B. submitted this picture.

No trip to Argentina is complete without a journey to the famed Iguazu Falls on the country’s borders with Brazil and Paraguay.

While driving through the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazu in route to visit the falls, she spotted this Che t-shirt hanging outside a local shop.

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Iguazu, Argentina.
Che Checks Out the Famous Cataratas.

Jan B. submitted this picture.

No trip to Argentina is complete without a journey to the famed Iguazu Falls on the country’s borders with Brazil and Paraguay.

While driving through the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazu in route to visit the falls, she spotted this Che t-shirt hanging outside a local shop.

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food-revolution-cheChe t-shirts are showing up on all kinds of TV shows. A few weeks ago, we spotted a character sporting a Che shirt on the TV show “Parenthood.”

Now, we’ve spotted him on the reality show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” in which celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, is trying to get Americans to put down their french fries and pick up carrot sticks in the name of better health.

In episode 106, Jamie was wearing what we think was a Che t-shirt.

His hoodie was zipped up, half hiding Che’s full face, but we’re pretty sure we recognized the famous (or infamous) mug.

Is it any surprise that Che should make an appearance on a show titled Food Revolution? With a title like that, it seems that it was bound to happen sooner or later.

But hey — if Che can assist in getting the next generation to prefer apples to Twix, then maybe we’ll really be making some progress in the fight against obesity.

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food-revolution-cheChe t-shirts are showing up on all kinds of TV shows. A few weeks ago, we spotted a character sporting a Che shirt on the TV show “Parenthood.”

Now, we’ve spotted him on the reality show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” in which celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, is trying to get Americans to put down their french fries and pick up carrot sticks in the name of better health.

In episode 106, Jamie was wearing what we think was a Che t-shirt.

His hoodie was zipped up, half hiding Che’s full face, but we’re pretty sure we recognized the famous (or infamous) mug.

Is it any surprise that Che should make an appearance on a show titled Food Revolution? With a title like that, it seems that it was bound to happen sooner or later.

But hey — if Che can assist in getting the next generation to prefer apples to Twix, then maybe we’ll really be making some progress in the fight against obesity.

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food-revolution-cheChe t-shirts are showing up on all kinds of TV shows. A few weeks ago, we spotted a character sporting a Che shirt on the TV show “Parenthood.”

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, sleeping in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men in these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes. Instead they wear Che t-shirts . And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, sleeping in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men in these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes. Instead they wear Che t-shirts and jeans. And they also sport long, scruffy hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and Che t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and Che t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and Che t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and Che t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and Che t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and Che t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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Petra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

This picture was submitted by Jen P, who spotted this Che while traveling through Jordan.

The Bedouin, she explained, are the native population of Jordan. They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions, and sleep in tents. Or, like the tribe she encountered while touring Petra, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city. 

In Petra, jobs solely consist of serving tourists — selling handmade items or leading horses and donkeys to transport weary holidaymakers.

The young men taking on these jobs, however, aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head. 

Instead they wear jeans and t-shirts. And they also sport long, flowing hair (just like you know who).

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bedouin-in-petra-1-cropPetra, Jordan
Che hoofs it in the Pink City

The Bedouin are the native population in Jordan.  They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions and sleeping in tents.  Or like this tribe, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city of Petra.  Jobs here consist solely of serving the tourists–selling handmade items or leading the horses and donkeys which transport weary holidaymakers.

These young men aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head, however.  Instead they wear jeans, Che T-shits…and long flowing hair (just like you know who).

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bedouin-in-petra-1-cropPetra, Jordan
Che explores the Pink City

The Bedouin are the native population in Jordan.  They often live traditionally, in rustic conditions and sleeping in tents.  Or like this tribe, they live and work within the building facades of the lost city of Petra.  Jobs here consist solely of serving the tourists-selling handmade items or leading the horses and donkeys which transport weary holidaymakers.

These young men aren’t wearing traditional robes and keffiyehs around their head, however.  Instead they wear jeans, Che T-shits…and long flowing hair (just like you know who).

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bedouin-in-petra-1-cropPetra, Jordan
Che explores the Pink City

The Bedouin are the native population in Jordan.  They often live in rustic conditions, sleeping in tents or outdoors.  Or like this tribe, they live and work within the lost city of Petra.  Jobs here consist solely of serving the tourists-selling handmade items or leading the horses and donkey which transport weary holidaymakers.

These young men aren’t wearing the traditional robe and keffiyeh around their head, however.  Instead they wear jeans, Che T-shits, and long flowing hair (just like you know who).

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che-on-parenhoodFor the second time this year (and it’s only March!), we’ve spotted Che on prime time television.

The first of those TV spottings happened just last month. We spotted Che on the detective show “Castle”.

This second TV spotting occurred this past week. The new one-hour drama, Parenthood, has only aired three shows, and truthfully, we haven’t decided whether it’s something worthy of checking out each Tuesday night.

It happened to be on, however, playing in the background as we busied about our lives doing laundry and picking up the house, and what do you know — suddenly Che appeared!

One of the show’s teen-aged characters was sporting a Che t-shirt. If we hadn’t looked up at just that moment, we would have missed this spotting entirely!

Wanna check out this Che for yourself? You can watch Parenthood’s Episode 103, called The Deep End of the Pool, online!

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che-on-parenhoodFor the second time this year (and it’s only March!), we’ve spotted Che on prime time television.

The first of those TV spottings happened just last month. We spotted Che on the detective show “Castle”.

This second TV spotting occurred this past week. The new one-hour drama, Parenthood, has only aired three shows, and truthfully, we haven’t decided whether it’s something worthy of checking out each Tuesday night.

It happened to be on, however, playing in the background as we busied about our lives doing laundry and picking up the house, and what do you know — suddenly Che appeared!

One of the show’s teen-aged characters was sporting a Che t-shirt. If we hadn’t looked up at just that moment, we would have missed this spotting entirely!

Wanna check out this Che for yourself? You can watch Parenthood’s Episode 103, called The Deep End of the Pool, online!

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes.

This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix. Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night.

She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug on its left, however, was gone.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes.

This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix. Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night.

She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug on its left, however, was gone.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes.

This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix. Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night.

She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug on its left, however, was gone.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes.

This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix. Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night.

She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug on its left, however, was gone.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes.

This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix. Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night.

She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug, however, was gone.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes.

This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix. Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night.

She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug, however, was gone.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and locals and tourists alike come to gorge on bar-b-que and beer. And dance to loud, pumping tunes. This street vendor was just one part of the whole jump up mix.

Kelly spotted this Che coffee mug on his table early on in the night. She checked back a couple hours later and it was still there. The Bob Marley mug, however, was gone. Which made sense, she said. In St. Lucia, she said, Bob Marley is

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Che Mug Shot.

This photo was submitted by Kelly W.

She spotted this Che while visiting the town of Gros Islet on the island of St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, Gros Islet is synonymous with Friday night. Each Friday night, the town hosts a rockin’ street party known as a “jump up.”

Picnic tables are hauled into the streets and people come to eat bar-b-que. They also come to dance.

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Santa Clara, Cuba.
The Traveling Che Tattoo.

This picture was submitted by traveler Sandra L.

She had this double Che Spotting while touring the town of Santa Clara, Cuba over the Christmas holiday.

“I celebrate Che-mas!” she joked, then explained: “I have traveled to Cuba over winter break for two years now, and it may become my new tradition.”

“It is true, Che is everywhere,” she said. “The city of Santa Clara is a definite Che zone.”

That’s because the city is home to the Che Mausoleum, an imposing structure where Che’s remains are buried.

While visiting the mausoleum, Sandra noticed another traveler sporting a Che tattoo. She asked and was given permission to take this Che on Che pic.

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Santa Clara, Cuba.
The Traveling Che Tattoo.

This picture was submitted by traveler Sandra L.

She had this double Che Spotting while touring the town of Santa Clara, Cuba over the Christmas holiday.

“I celebrate Che-mas!” she joked, then explained: “I have traveled to Cuba over winter break for two years now, and it may become my new tradition.”

“It is true, Che is everywhere,” she said. “The city of Santa Clara is a definite Che zone.”

That’s because the city is home to the Che Mausoleum, an imposing structure where Che’s remains are buried.

While visiting the mausoleum, Sandra noticed another traveler sporting a Che tattoo. She asked and was given permission to take this Che on Che pic.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Santa Clara, Cuba.
The Traveling Che Tattoo.

This picture was submitted by traveler Sandra L.

She had this double Che Spotting while touring the town of Santa Clara, Cuba over the Christmas holiday.

“I celebrate Che-mas!” she joked, then explained: “I have traveled to Cuba over winter break for two years now, and it may become my new tradition.”

“It is true, Che is everywhere,” she said. “The city of Santa Clara is a definite Che zone.”

That’s because the city is home to the Che Mausoleum, an imposing structure where Che’s remains are buried.

While visiting the mausoleum, Sandra noticed another traveler sporting a Che tattoo. She asked and was given permission to take this Che on Che pic.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Santa Clara, Cuba.
The Traveling Che Tattoo.

This picture was submitted by traveler Sandra L.

She had this double Che Spotting while touring the town of Santa Clara, Cuba over the Christmas holiday.

“I celebrate Che-mas!” she joked, then explained: “I have traveled to Cuba over winter break for two years now, and it may become my new tradition.”

“It is true, Che is everywhere,” she said. “The city of Santa Clara is a definite Che zone.”

That’s because the city is home to the Che Mausoleum, an imposing structure where Che’s remains are buried.

While visiting the mausoleum, Sandra noticed another traveler sporting a Che tattoo. She asked and was given permission to take this Che on Che pic.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Santa Clara, Cuba.
The Traveling Che Tattoo.

This picture was submitted by traveler Sandra L.

She had this double Che Spotting while touring the town of Santa Clara, Cuba over the Christmas holiday.

“I celebrate Chemas!” she joked, then explained: “I have traveled to Cuba over winter break for two years now, and it may become my new tradition.”

“It is true, Che is everywhere. The city of Santa Clara is a definite Che zone. On my first visit to the mausoleum, I spotted this traveling Che and was given permission to take this Che on Che pic.”

“It seems like a bit of a cheat since I was in Cuba, but the tourist was a Francophone if that means extra points…”

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Santa Clara, Cuba.
The Traveling Che Tattoo.

This picture was submitted by traveler Sandra L.

She had this double Che Spotting while touring the town of Santa Clara, Cuba over the Christmas holiday.

“I celebrate Chemas!” she joked, then explained: “I have traveled to Cuba over winter break for two years now, and it may become my new tradition.”

“It is true, Che is everywhere. The city of Santa Clara is a definite Che zone. On my first visit to the mausoleum, I spotted this traveling Che and was given permission to take this Che on Che pic.”

“It seems like a bit of a cheat since I was in Cuba, but the tourist was a Francophone if that means extra points…”

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dallas-cheDallas, Texas, USA
Create your own Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted the Create-a-Commie kits.  Che is represented though he shares the stage with some more notable Communist leaders.

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dallas-cheDallas, Texas, USA
Create your own Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted the Create-a-Commie kits.  Che is represented though he shares the stage with some more notable Communist leaders.

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dallas-cheDallas, Texas, USA
Create your own Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted the Create-a-Commie kits.  Che is represented though he shares the stage with some more notable Communist leaders.

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dallas-cheDallas, Texas, USA
Create your own Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted the Create-a-Commie kits.  Che is represented though he shares the stage with some more notable Communist leaders.

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Dallas, Texas, USA
Create your own Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted the Create-a-Commie kits.  Che is represented though he shares the stage with some more notable Communist leaders.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

Dallas, Texas, USA
Create your own Che.

Ducking into a cool shop to escape the oppressive heat of a Texas 4th of July, we spotted the Create-a-Commie kits.  Che is represented though he shares the stage with some more notable Communist leaders.

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I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and CSI drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and CSI drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and CSI drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and CSI drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and CSI drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and NCIS drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and NCIS drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Episode 215 was titled “Suicide Squeeze.” In it, a well-known Cuban baseball player is found dead on a neighborhood baseball diamond, his head smashed in by a baseball bat.

Once the story gets underway, Castle and Beckett learn that the dead man (who had defected from Cuba only a few years back) had recently returned to the island on a goodwill tour. After that trip, said everyone who knew him, he was not the same. As the investigation proceeds, the detectives end up at the Cuban Consulate.

It was there, behind the consulate’s desk, that a large mural depicted Fidel, and off to the side and down near the bottom, Che.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and NCIS drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled this week to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Suicide Squeeze

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and NCIS drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled this week to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Suicide Squeeze

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and NCIS drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled this week to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Suicide Squeeze

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

castle-logo

I’m not usually one to watch a lot of cop shows. I’m just not attracted to the whole Law & Order and NCIS drama line. But I like the TV show Castle. It’s mysteries are somewhat predictable, and the main character, Rick Castle, is quite full of himself, but when I’m ready to zone out at the end of a long day, an episode of Castle holds my attention.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I settled this week to watch an hour of Castle and had a Che Spotting.

Suicide Squeeze

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Hot Dog Vendor Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che in the city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

She was there for just a brief time as her cruise ship stopped there on a port call. Nonetheless, she managed to spot this Che decorating a hot dog vendor’s food stand. While she passed on his offer of a hot dog, she did take him up on his offer to pose for a picture. We’re glad she did. That’s a great t-shirt.

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Che Hawks Hot Dogs.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che in the city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

She was there for just a brief time as her cruise ship stopped there on a port call. Nonetheless, she managed to spot this Che decorating a hot dog vendor’s food stand. While she passed on his offer of a hot dog, she did take him up on his offer to pose for a picture. We’re glad she did. That’s a great t-shirt.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che in the city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

She was there for just a brief time as her cruise ship stopped there on a port call. Nonetheless, she managed to spot this Che decorating a hot dog vendor’s food stand. While she passed on his offer of a hot dog, she did take him up on his offer to pose for a picture. We’re glad she did. That’s a great t-shirt.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che in the city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

She was there for just a brief time as her cruise ship stopped there on a port call. Nonetheless, she managed to spot this Che decorating a hot dog vendor’s food stand. While she passed on his offer of a hot dog, she did take him up on his offer to pose for a picture. We’re glad she did. That’s a great t-shirt.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che in the city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

She was there for just a brief time as her cruise ship stopped there on a port call. Nonetheless, she managed to spot this Che decorating a hot dog vendor’s food stand.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che in the city of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

She was there for just a brief time as her cruise ship stopped there on a port call. Nonetheless, she managed to spot this Che decorating a hot dog vendor’s food stand.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotted this Che while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

After soaking up her fair share of sun on the beautiful beaches, she decided to wander into the town of XXX. This Che was part of the decor on a local vendor’s food cart.

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotting this Che while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

After soaking up her fair share of sun on the beautiful beaches, she decided to wander into the town of XXX. This Che was part of the decor on a local vendor’s food cart.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotting this Che while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

After soaking up her fair share of sun on the beautiful beaches, she decided to wander into the town of XXX. This Che was part of the decor on a local vendor’s food cart.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotting this Che while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

After soaking up her fair share of sun on the beautiful beaches, she decided to wander into the town of XXX. This Che was part of the decor on a local vendor’s food cart.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Willemstad, Curacao.
Island Che.

This photo was submitted by Patricia M.

She spotting this Che while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

After soaking up her fair share of sun on the beautiful beaches, she decided to wander into the town of XXX. This Che was part of the decor on a local vendor’s food cart.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

“The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?”che-spotting-302-new-york-city-usa

Ahhh. We think he’s kinda cute. Of course, nothing compares to our own hand-knit Che doll.

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

“The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?”che-spotting-302-new-york-city-usa

Ahhh. We think he’s kinda cute. Of course, nothing compares to our own hand-knit Che doll.

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

“The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?”che-spotting-302-new-york-city-usa

Ahhh. We think he’s kinda cute. Of course, nothing compares to our own hand-knit Che doll.

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

“The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?”che-spotting-302-new-york-city-usa

Ahhh. We think he’s kinda cute. Of course, nothing compares to our own hand-knit Che doll.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

“The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?”

Ahhh. We think he’s kinda cute. Of course, nothing compares to our own hand-knit Che doll.

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

“The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?”

Ahhh. We think he’s kinda cute. Of course, nothing compares to our own hand-knit Che doll.

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version is looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?

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New York City, USA.
Che Rubs Shoulders with Dead Philosophers

This photo was submitted by traveler Jennifer P.

She spotted this Che while browsing the holiday Christmas market in Union Square.

There, she stumbled upon a booth of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasted a line up of  dead celebrities.

The Che doll is part of an entire product line called “The Little Thinkers.”

And just in case you’re not interested in playing with dolls, there is also a finger puppet version of Che, which also doubles as a refrigerator magnet!

Of her Che Spotting, Jennifer said:

The Little Thinkers dolls and magnets-slash-finger puppets are pretty clever, and they keep rather interesting company, but the Che version i looking a little too cuddly, don’t you think?

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che-spotting-29-essaouria-moroccoEssaouira, Morocco.
Muted Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler William M.

While wandering the ancient town of Essaouria, Morocco, he spotted this toned-down Che amidst a bevvy of colorful local art.

Che almost got lost in the crowd. Almost.

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che-spotting-29-essaouria-moroccoEssaouira, Morocco.
Muted Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler William M.

While wandering the ancient town of Essaouria, Morocco, he spotted this toned-down Che amidst a bevvy of colorful local art.

Che almost got lost in the crowd. Almost.

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che-spotting-29-essaouria-moroccoEssaouira, Morocco.
Muted Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler William M.

While wandering the ancient town of Essaouria, Morocco, he spotted this toned-down Che amidst a bevvy of colorful local art.

Che almost got lost in the crowd. Almost.

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Essaouira, Morocco.
Muted Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler William M.

While wandering the ancient town of Essaouria, Morocco, he spotted this toned-down Che amidst a bevvy of colorful local art.

Che almost got lost in the crowd. Almost.

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Essaouira, Morocco.
Muted Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler William M.

While wandering the ancient town of Essaouria, Morocco, he spotted this toned-down Che amidst a bevvy of colorful local art.

Che almost got lost in the crowd. Almost.

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Essaouira, Morocco.
Muted Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler William M.

While wandering the ancient town of Essaouria, Morocco, he spotted this toned-down Che amidst a bevvy of colorful local art.

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression that it is just that. The narrator speaks with a tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. He said Che didn’t believe in the suicide bombs of terrorists, but that he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice. Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo,” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression that it is just that. The narrator speaks with a tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. He said Che didn’t believe in the suicide bombs of terrorists, but that he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice. Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo,” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression that it is just that. The narrator speaks with a tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. He said Che didn’t believe in the suicide bombs of terrorists, but that he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice. Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo,” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that. The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that. The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

Find it on Amazon.

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true-story-of-che-guevara

The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that. The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Che Under Foot.

This picture was submitted by traveler Lawrence F.

He spotted this massive graffiti-style Che on his last day in Buenos Aires.

If you’re planning a trip to the city and you want to check and see if this Che is still there, Lawrence sent along these directions:

I walked past the Law School on Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta. There is a footbridge just east of the school which crosses over Av. Alcorta.

After walking over the bridge and upon reaching the opposite side, I turned around and found Che! Yeah!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Che Under Foot.

This picture was submitted by traveler Lawrence F.

He spotted this massive graffiti-style Che on his last day in Buenos Aires.

If you’re planning a trip to the city and you want to check and see if this Che is still there, Lawrence sent along these directions:

I walked past the Law School on Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta. There is a footbridge just east of the school which crosses over Av. Alcorta.

After walking over the bridge and upon reaching the opposite side, I turned around and found Che! Yeah!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Che Under Foot.

This picture was submitted by traveler Lawrence F.

He spotted this massive graffiti-style Che on his last day in Buenos Aires.

If you’re planning a trip to the city and you want to check and see if this Che is still there, Lawrence sent along these directions:

I walked past the Law School on Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta. There is a footbridge just east of the school which crosses over Av. Alcorta.

After walking over the bridge and upon reaching the opposite side, I turned around and found Che! Yeah!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Foot bridge Che

This picture was submitted by traveler Lawrence F.

He spotted this massive graffiti-style Che on his last day in Buenos Aires.

My last day in Buenos Aires I walked past the Law School on Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta. There is a footbridge just east of the school which crosses over Av. Alcorta. After walking over the bridge and upon reaching the opposite side I turned around and found Che! Yeah!

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

The opening lines of this documentary are: “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…”

Obviously, this film isn’t a fluffy Che lovefest.

The intro then continues: “The man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.

This History Channel documentary called The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression that it is just that. The narrator speaks with a tone of integrity and authority. The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with interviews.

The line-up of interviews seems pretty balanced. However, it should be noted none of the interviewees currently lives in Cuba. Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son, Sergi, and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.

Where some films display a clear pro-Che bias, going so far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs. Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Many of the factual assertions in this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon. Instead, he sums up his opinion of Che in two words: a paradox.

While he empathized with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions were terrifying, he said. Anderson also made a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism. Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo,” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

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Granada, Nicaragua.
Che Roots For The Yankees?

This photo was submitted by traveler Steve V.

He spotted this image of Che on the back of a parked car while strolling through the Parque Central in the city of Granada, Nicaragua.

“I thought Che was a Met’s fan,” he said.

Ha! Good one, Steve!

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Granada, Nicaragua.
Che Roots For The Yankees?

This photo was submitted by traveler Steve V.

He spotted this image of Che on the back of a parked car while strolling through the Parque Central in the city of Granada, Nicaragua.

“I thought Che was a Met’s fan,” he said.

We appreciate his keen eye and sense of humor!

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Granada, Nicaragua.
Che Roots For The Yankees?

This photo was submitted by traveler Steve V.

He spotted this image of Che on the back of a parked car while strolling through the Parque Central in the city of Granada, Nicaragua.

“I thought Che was a Met’s fan,” he said.

We appreciate his keen eye and sense of humor!

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Granada, Nicaragua.
Che Roots For The Yankees?

This photo was submitted by traveler Steve V.

He spotted this image of Che on the back of a parked car while strolling through the Parque Central in the city of Granada, Nicaragua.

“I thought Che was a Met’s fan,” he said.

We appreciate his keen eye and sense of humor!

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On the Road, Laos.
Che Rolls.

This photo was submitted by traveler Joy R.

She spotted these matching Che mud flaps on a truck cruising the road between Phonsavan and Vientiane, Laos.

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On the Road, Laos.
Che Rolls.

This photo was submitted by traveler Joy R.

She spotted these matching Che mud flaps on a truck cruising the road between Phonsavan and Vientiane, Laos.

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On the Road, Laos.
Che Rolls.

This photo was submitted by traveler Joy R.

She spotted these matching Che mud flaps on a truck cruising the road between Phonsavan and Vientiane, Laos.

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On the Road, Laos.
Che Rolls.

This photo was submitted by traveler Joy R.

She spotted these matching Che mud flaps on a truck

The road between Phonsavan and Vientiane, Laos Comments Che rolls down the road to Vientiane, Laos

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
Manuel Perez

che-where-youd-never-imagine-2We were excited to see the title of this film.  After all, it echoes the whole point of this site — spotting Che where you’d never imagine him and sharing it with the world!

But unfortunately, this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly in black and white, consisting of grainy footage, including home movies of Che’s childhood.

All the interviews seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, though, which makes the movie feel like a compilation film.  One notable appearance, however, was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.

Excerpts from Che’s essays, books and his letters home make up much of the narration.  In one of his letters home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and the act of freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba, which lends a little different mix of footage. But interestingly, this Cuban portrayal of this Cuban Revolutionary hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced anywhere else in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
Manuel Perez

che-where-youd-never-imagine-2We were excited to see the title of this film.  After all, it echoes the whole point of this site — spotting Che where you’d never imagine him and sharing it with the world!

But unfortunately, this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly in black and white, consisting of grainy footage including Che’s childhood home movies.  The interviews all seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, though, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance, however, was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.

Excerpts from Che’s books and his letters home make up much of the narration.  In one of his letters home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba, which lends a little different mix of footage. But interestingly, this Cuban portrayal of this Cuban revolutionary hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
Manuel Perez

che-where-youd-never-imagine-2We were excited to see the title of this film.  After all, it echoes the whole point of this site — spotting Che where you’d never imagine him and sharing it with the world!

But unfortunately, this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly in black and white, consisting of grainy footage including Che’s childhood home movies.  The interviews all seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, though, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance, however, was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.

Excerpts from Che’s books and his letters home make up much of the narration.  In one of his letters home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba, which lends a little different mix of footage. But interestingly, this Cuban portrayal of this Cuban revolutionary hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
Manuel Perez

che-where-youd-never-imagine-2We were excited to see the title of this film.  After all, it echoes the whole point of this site — spotting Che where you’d never imagine him and sharing it with the world!

But unfortunately, this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly in black and white, consisting of grainy footage including Che’s childhood home movies.  The interviews all seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, though, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance, however, was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.

Excerpts from Che’s books and his letters home make up much of the narration.  In one of his letters home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba, which lends a little different mix of footage. But interestingly, this Cuban portrayal of this Cuban Revolutionary hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
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We were excited to see the title of this film.  That’s whole point of this site, finding Che where you would never imagine him and sharing it with the world!  Unfortunately this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly black and white, consisting of grainy footage including childhood home movies.  The interviews seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.

Excerpts from Che’s books and letters home make up much of the narration.  In one letter home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba which lends a little different mix of footage but interestingly the portrayal of the national hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
Manuel Perez5131mtqbcdl_ss500_1

We were excited to see the title of this film.  That’s whole point of this site, finding Che where you would never imagine him and sharing it with the world!  Unfortunately this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly black and white, consisting of grainy footage including childhood home movies.  The interviews seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.  

Excerpts from Che’s books and letters home make up much of the narration.  In one letter home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba which lends a little different mix of footage but interestingly the portrayal of the national hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

Upon hearing the opening lines of this documentary “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…” it is obvious this isn’t going to be a fluffy Che lovefest.  The intro continues “the man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.  This History Channel documentary entitled The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that.  The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority.

The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with the interviews.  The line-up of interviews (although no one currently living in Cuba) seems pretty balanced.  Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergi and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.   Where some films display a clear bias going as far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs.   Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Much of the factual assertions fo this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years of researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon.  He sums up his opinion of Che as: a paradox.  While he empathizes with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions are terrifying.  Anderson also makes a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism.  He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

Find it on Amazon.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him
2004
Manuel Perez5131mtqbcdl_ss500_1

We were excited to see the title of this film.  That’s whole point of this site, finding Che where you would never imagine him and sharing it with the world!  Unfortunately this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

The film is mostly black and white, consisting of grainy footage including childhood home movies.  The interviews seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.  

Excerpts from Che’s books and letters home make up much of the narration.  In one letter home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

This documentary comes to us from Cuba which lends a little different mix of footage but interestingly the portrayal of the national hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him

2004

Manuel Perez5131mtqbcdl_ss500_1

 We were excited to see the title of this film.  That’s whole point of this site, finding Che where you would never imagine him and sharing it with the world!  Unfortunately this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

 The film is mostly black and white, consisting of grainy footage including childhood home movies.  The interviews seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.  

 Excerpts from Che’s books and letters home make up much of the narration.  In one letter home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

 This documentary comes to us from Cuba which lends a little different mix of footage but interestingly the portrayal of the national hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Che Guevara: Where You’d Never Imagine Him

2004

Manuel Perez5131mtqbcdl_ss500_1

 We were excited to see the title of this film.  That’s whole point of this site, finding Che where you would never imagine him and sharing it with the world!  Unfortunately this documentary is a pretty standard biographical review of Che’s life from childhood to death.

 The film is mostly black and white, consisting of grainy footage including childhood home movies.  The interviews seemed to be clips from conversations filmed for other projects, giving it the feel a compilation film.  One notable appearance was by Che’s father, Ernesto Sr.  

 Excerpts from Che’s books and letters home make up much of the narration.  In one letter home, pre-revolutionary Ernesto discusses his inner struggle between socialist and traveler.  Later, in a letter to his family before leaving to spread his idealism abroad, Che states he is split between Cuba, family, and freeing nations while fighting against social injustice.

 This documentary comes to us from Cuba which lends a little different mix of footage but interestingly the portrayal of the national hero is not significantly different from documentaries produced elsewhere in the world.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through the jungle. And we just happened to catch this museum goer in the shot.

We’re not sure which is better, the emaciated statues or the museum-goer’s hot pants.

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city.

The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club.

Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today, according to the article, golf is struggling to make a comeback in Cuba. Foreign investors would love to build new courses across the island, and several have lined up to try and do just that.

So far, only one has succeeded. The Varadero Golf Club sits two hours outside of Havana. It costs $75 to play a round on this course, which means that while tourists and ex-pats frequent it, locals (who make little more than that a month) have little hope of picking up a club.

Beyond the story of infamous Che versus Castro golf match, Sens also included interviews with a reporter who witnessed that match, Cuba’s two professional golf pros, a PGA golfer who won a tournament in Cuba back when the organization was still scheduling matches there, and the CEO of a Canadian company hoping to build golf courses in Cuba in the future.

The article offered an interesting insight into Cuba’s past, present and future through a lens that neither one of us would probably have ever given much thought — golf.

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city.

The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club.

Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today, according to the article, golf is struggling to make a comeback in Cuba. Foreign investors would love to build new courses across the island, and several have lined up to try and do just that.

So far, only one has succeeded. The Varadero Golf Club sits two hours outside of Havana. It costs $75 to play a round on this course, which means that while tourists and ex-pats frequent it, locals (who make little more than that a month) have little hope of picking up a club.

Beyond the story of infamous Che versus Castro golf match, Sens also included interviews with a reporter who witnessed that match, Cuba’s two professional golf pros, a PGA golfer who won a tournament in Cuba back when the organization was still scheduling matches there, and the CEO of a Canadian company hoping to build golf courses in Cuba in the future.

The article offered an interesting insight into Cuba’s past, present and future through a lens that neither one of us would probably have ever given much thought — golf.che-golfs-2

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city.

The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club.

Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today, according to the article, golf is struggling to make a comeback in Cuba. Foreign investors would love to build new courses across the island, and several have lined up to try and do just that.

So far, only one has succeeded. The Varadero Golf Club sits two hours outside of Havana. It costs $75 to play a round on this course, which means that while tourists and ex-pats frequent it, locals (who make little more than that a month) have little hope of picking up a club.

Beyond the story of infamous Che versus Castro golf match, Sens also included interviews with a reporter who witnessed that match, Cuba’s two professional golf pros, a PGA golfer who won a tournament in Cuba back when the organization was still scheduling matches there, and the CEO of a Canadian company hoping to build golf courses in Cuba in the future.

The article offered an interesting insight into Cuba’s past, present and future through a lens that neither one of us would probably have ever given much thought — golf.che-golfs-2

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city.

The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club.

Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

che-golfs-2Today, according to the article, golf is struggling to make a comeback in Cuba. Foreign investors would love to build new courses across the island, and several have lined up to try and do just that.

So far, only one has succeeded. The Varadero Golf Club sits two hours outside of Havana. It costs $75 to play a round on this course, which means that while tourists and ex-pats frequent it, locals (who make little more than that a month) have little hope of picking up a club.

Beyond the story of infamous Che versus Castro golf match, Sens also included interviews with a reporter who witnessed that match, Cuba’s two professional golf pros, a PGA golfer who won a tournament in Cuba back when the organization was still scheduling matches there, and the CEO of a Canadian company hoping to build golf courses in Cuba in the future.

The article offered an interesting insight into Cuba’s past, present and future through a lens that neither one of us would probably have ever given much thought — golf.

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city. The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club. Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today, according to the article, golf is struggling to make a comeback in Cuba. Foreign investors would love to build new courses acorss the island, and several have lined up to try and do just that. So far, only one has succeeded. The Varadero Golf Club sits two hours outside of Havana. It costs $75 to play a round on this course, which means that while tourists and ex-pats frequent it, locals (who make little more than that a month) have little hope of picking up a club.

Beyond the story of infamous Che versus Castro golf match, Sens also included interviews with a reporter who witnessed that match, Cuba’s two professional golf pros, a PGA golfer who won a tournament in Cuba back when the organization was still scheduling matches there, and the CEO of a Canadian company hoping to build golf courses in Cuba in the future.

The article offered an interesting insight into Cuba’s past, present and future through a lens that neither one of us would probably have ever given much thought — golf.

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city. The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club. Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today, according to the article, golf is struggling to make a comeback in Cuba. Foreign investors would love to build new courses acorss the island, and several have lined up to try and do just that. So far, only one has succeeded. The Varadero Golf Club sits two hours outside of Havana. It costs $75 to play a round on this course, which means that while tourists and ex-pats frequent it, locals (who make little more than that a month) have little hope of picking up a club.

Beyond the story of infamous Che versus Castro golf match, Sens also included interviews with a reporter who witnessed that match, Cuba’s two professional golf pros, a PGA golfer who won a tournament in Cuba back when the organization was still scheduling matches there, and the CEO of a Canadian company hoping to build golf courses in Cuba in the future.

The article offered an interesting insight into Cuba’s past, present and future through a lens that neither one of us would probably have ever given much thought — golf.

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city. The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club. Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today,

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

The article starts at the Havana Golf Club, a dilapidated golf course on the outskirts of Cuba’s capital city. The writer, Sens, is talking with the course pro and looking at a black-and-white photo of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro playing a game of golf.

Che, as it turns out, beat Castro that day. Soon after losing that golf round, Castro bulldozed all of the golf courses in the country, except for the Havana Golf Club. Once that happened, the PGA, which used to hold tournaments in Cuba, stopped scheduling matches there.

Today,

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

While traveling in Cuba, the writer, Sens,

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

While traveling in Cuba, the writer, Sens,

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

While traveling in Cuba, the writer, Sens,

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

That’s because the writer did a good job of including scenes in his story. Sens takes you with him to

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Thanks to Frank N.!

He sent us an email about a Che Spotting he had while reading the October 2009 issue of Golf Magazine.

The article, titled “Adios Fidel, Hello Tiger,” was written by Josh Sens.

Neither one of us is a golfer, so we were a bit skeptical about picking up the article, but it turned out to be an accessible, enjoyable read. It felt more like a travel story than a how-to-golf piece.

That’s because the writer did a good job of including scenes in his story. Sens takes you with him to

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through the jungle. And we just happened to catch this museum goer in the shot.

We’re not sure which is better, the emaciated statues or the museum-goer’s hot pants.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through the jungle. And we just happened to catch this museum goer in the shot.

We’re not sure which is better, the emaciated statues or the museum-goer’s hot pants.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through the jungle. And we just happened to catch this museum goer in the shot.

We’re not sure which is better, the emaciated statues of the museum-goer’s hot pants.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through the jungle. And we just happened to catch this museum goer in the shot.

We’re not sure which is better, the emaciated statues of the museum-goer’s hot pants.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. Plus, if you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through a jungle scene.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of faded newspaper headlines and grainy photographs documenting the Cuban Revolution, as well as weaponry used in the fight. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through a jungle scene.

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Havana, Cuba
Che and Camilo Check Out Some Hot Pants

This Che Spotting comes to us from inside Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.

The museum, housed inside the once-upon-a-time presidential palace, is a grand building. It used to house government offices, meetings and balls. Now it’s full of newspaper headlines, photographs and weaponry used to fight the Cuban Revolution. If you walk around out back, you can even check out Granma, the boat Castro and friends used to sail from Mexico to Cuba and start their invasion.

However, it was this display inside the museum that most caught our eye. Two statues depict Che and his fellow revolutionary, Camilo Cienfuegos, blazing a trail through a jungle scene.

and — of course — images of Che Guevara.

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El Mozote, El Salvador
Che Gets Crafty

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while traveling in El Salvador.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

A couple years ago, while in El Salvador, Daphne traveled to the mountain village of El Mozote. In 1981, a massacre occurred in the village during El Salvador’s civil war.

Daphne attended a commemoration of the massacre, and it was there that she spied this vendor sporting a Che t-shirt.

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El Mozote, El Salvador
Che Gets Crafty

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while traveling in El Salvador.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travels to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

A couple years ago, while in El Salvador, Daphne traveled to the mountain village of El Mozote. In 1981, a massacre occurred in the village during El Salvador’s civil war.

Daphne attended a commemoration of the massacre, and it was there that she spied this vendor sporting a Che t-shirt.

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El Mozote, El Salvador
Che Gets Crafty

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while traveling in El Salvador.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travel to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

A couple years ago, while in El Salvador, Daphne traveled to the mountain village of El Mozote. In 1981, a massacre occurred in the village during El Salvador’s civil war.

Daphne attended a commemoration of the massacre, and it was there that she spied this vendor sporting a Che t-shirt.

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El Mozote, El Salvador
Che Gets Crafty

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while traveling in El Salvador.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there.

Each year since 2000, a group of teachers (many of them Alaskan) travel to El Salvador and participate in an English-language exchange with Salvadorian English teachers. The American teachers help the Salvadorian teachers practice their pronunciation, answer cultural questions and share ideas for new classroom activities.

A couple years ago, while in El Salvador, Daphne traveled to the mountain village of El Mozote. In 1981, a massacre occurred in the village during El Salvador’s civil war.

Daphne attended a commemoration of the massacre, and it was there that she spied this vendor sporting a Che t-shirt.

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El Mozote, El Salvador
Che Gets Crafty

This photo was submitted by traveler Daphne H.

She snapped it while traveling in El Salvador.

Daphne has been lucky enough to visit El Salvador numerous times. She and another woman run a teacher-to-teacher exchange program there each year. Since 2000, a group of Alaskan teachers travel to El Salvador and participate in English-language exchanges with Salvadorian English teachers.

Vendor at annual commemoration of massacre

Do you believe education improves lives?  Would you
like to help teachers in a developing country?   The TEACHER-TO-TEACHER: Al=
aska to El Salvador project may be for you.  Check our website: http://www.=
freewebs.com/machof/
Thanks for your help!
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El Mozote, El Salvador

Daphne

Vendor at annual commemoration of massacre

Do you believe education improves lives?  Would you
like to help teachers in a developing country?   The TEACHER-TO-TEACHER: Al=
aska to El Salvador project may be for you.  Check our website: http://www.=
freewebs.com/machof/
Thanks for your help!
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El Mozote, El Salvador

Daphne

Vendor at annual commemoration of massacre

Do you believe education improves lives?  Would you
like to help teachers in a developing country?   The TEACHER-TO-TEACHER: Al=
aska to El Salvador project may be for you.  Check our website: http://www.=
freewebs.com/machof/
Thanks for your help!
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El Mozote, El Salvador

Daphne

Vendor at annual commemoration of massacre

Do you believe education improves lives?  Would you
like to help teachers in a developing country?   The TEACHER-TO-TEACHER: Al=
aska to El Salvador project may be for you.  Check our website: http://www.=
freewebs.com/machof/
Thanks for your help!
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El Mozote, El Salvador

Daphne

Vendor at annual commemoration of massacre

Do you believe education improves lives?  Would you
like to help teachers in a developing country?   The TEACHER-TO-TEACHER: Al=
aska to El Salvador project may be for you.  Check our website: http://www.=
freewebs.com/machof/
Thanks for your help!
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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

Upon hearing the opening lines of this documentary “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…” it is obvious this isn’t going to be a fluffy Che lovefest.  The intro continues “the man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.  This History Channel documentary entitled The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that.  The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority.

The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with the interviews.  The line-up of interviews (although no one currently living in Cuba) seems pretty balanced.  Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergi and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.   Where some films display a clear bias going as far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs.   Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Much of the factual assertions fo this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years of researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon.  He sums up his opinion of Che as: a paradox.  While he empathizes with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions are terrifying.  Anderson also makes a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism.  He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

Find it on Amazon.

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Tallinn, Estonia.
Che Gets Shushed.

This picture was submitted by traveler Eric E.

He spotted this classic black on red Che t-shirt while traveling in Estonia.

“This shirt was in the front window of a beverage store off the town square of the “Old Town” in Tallinn,” he wrote.

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Tallinn, Estonia.
Che Gets Shushed.

This picture was submitted by traveler Eric E.

He spotted this classic black on red Che t-shirt while traveling in Estonia.

“This shirt was in the front window of a beverage store off the town square of the “Old Town” in Tallinn,” he wrote.

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Tallinn, Estonia.
Che Gets Shushed.

This picture was submitted by traveler Eric E.

He spotted this classic black on red Che t-shirt while traveling in Estonia.

“This shirt was in the front window of a beverage store off the town square of the “Old Town” in Tallinn,” he wrote.

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in the Cuban province of Matanzas, he came across this rather impressive mural.

It features the face of Che made entirely out of a mosaic of rocks.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in the Cuban province of Matanzas, he came across this rather impressive mural.

It features the face of Che made entirely out of a mosaic of rocks.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in the Cuban province of Matanzas, he came across this rather impressive mural.

It features the face of Che made entirely out of a mosaic of rocks.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in the Cuban province of Matanzas, he came across this rather impressive mural.

It features the face of Che made entirely out of a mosaic of rocks.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in Cuba, he came across this rather impressive rock mosaic of Che in the provience of Matanzas.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in Cuba, he came across this rather impressive rock mosaic of Che in the provience of Matanzas.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in Cuba, he came across this rather impressive rock mosaic of Che in the provience of Matanzas.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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Matanzas, Cuba.
Stone Face Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Michael M.

While traveling in Cuba, he came across this rather impressive rock mosaic of Che in the provience of Matanzas.

He was kind enough to send along two views of the mosaic — one from a distance and a second taken closer up, to show all the stony detail, of course!

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

Upon hearing the opening lines of this documentary “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…” it is obvious this isn’t going to be a fluffy Che lovefest.  The intro continues “the man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.  This History Channel documentary entitled The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that.  The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority.

The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with the interviews.  The line-up of interviews (although no one currently living in Cuba) seems pretty balanced.  Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergi and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.   Where some films display a clear bias going as far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs.   Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Much of the factual assertions fo this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years of researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon.  He sums up his opinion of Che as: a paradox.  While he empathizes with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions are terrifying.  Anderson also makes a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism.  He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

Find it on Amazon.

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Our thanks to Nancy H. who told us about this Che Spotting.

When she turned on her computer yesterday morning, Che appeared.

“I have the Chia Pet widget on my Mac and this is what showed up today,” she wrote.

If you’ve got a Mac, you can find the Chia Pet widget here.

No guarantees, though, that Che will make another Chia appearance anytime soon.

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Our thanks to Nancy H. who told us about this Che Spotting.

When she turned on her computer yesterday morning, Che appeared.

“I have the Chia Pet widget on my Mac and this is what showed up today,” she wrote.

If you’ve got a Mac, you can find the Chia Pet widget here.

No guarantees, though, that Che will make another Chia appearance anytime soon.

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Bonn, Germany.
Cocktails and Che.

This picture was submitted by Sally O.

She snapped it while traveling  in Bonn, Germany.

While touring the city, she and her travel companions came across The Che Guevara Cuban Cocktail Bar and decided to duck in for a drink.

She said: “There was a great range of cocktails inside, many with revolutionary names. Sadly we were the only people there even though it was happy hour!”

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Bonn, Germany.
Cocktails and Che.

This picture was submitted by Sally O.

She snapped it while traveling  in Bonn, Germany.

While touring the city, she and her travel companions came across The Che Guevara Cuban Cocktail Bar and decided to duck in for a drink.

She said: “There was a great range of cocktails inside, many with revolutionary names. Sadly we were the only people there even though it was happy hour!”

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Bonn, Germany.
Che likes happy hour.

This picture was submitted by Sally O.

She snapped it while traveling  in Bonn, Germany.

While touring the city, she and her travel companions came across The Che Guevara Cuban Cocktail Bar and decided to duck in for a drink.

She said: “There was a great range of cocktails inside, many with revolutionary names. Sadly we were the only people there even though it was happy hour!”

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Bonn, Germany.
Che likes happy hour.

This picture was submitted by Sally O.

She snapped it while traveling  in Bonn, Germany.

While touring the city, she and her travel companions came across The Che Guevara Cuban Cocktail Bar and decided to duck in for a drink.

She said: “There was a great range of cocktails inside, many with revolutionary names. Sadly we were the only people there even though it was happy hour!”

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Bonn, Germany.
Che likes happy hour.

This picture was submitted by Sally O.

She snapped it while traveling  in Bonn, Germany.

While touring the city, she and her travel companions came across The Che Guevara Cuban Cocktail Bar and decided to duck in for a drink.

She said: “There was a great range of cocktails inside, many with revolutionary names. Sadly we were the only people there even though it was happy hour!”

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che-beret-in-legally-blonde-twoCaught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority-girl, law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she donned her political activist hat — which was literally a pink Che-style beret — for her demonstration.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, was wearing a matching, mini pink beret for their Million Dog March in Washington.

I didn’t stick around to watch the whole thing. But I seem to recall that the movie has a happy ending for both Elle and Bruiser. Couldn’t help but wonder, though, what Che would think of it all.

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che-beret-in-legally-blonde-twoCaught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority-girl, law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she donned her political activist hat — which was literally a pink Che-style beret — for her demonstration.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, was wearing a matching, mini pink beret for their Million Dog March in Washington.

I didn’t stick around to watch the whole thing. But I seem to recall that the movie has a happy ending for both Elle and Bruiser. Couldn’t help but wonder, though, what Che would think of it all.

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che-beret-in-legally-blonde-twoCaught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority-girl, law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she donned her political activist hat — which was literally a pink Che-style beret — for her demonstration.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, was wearing a matching, mini pink beret for their Million Dog March in Washington.

I didn’t stick around to watch the whole thing. But I seem to recall that the movie has a happy ending for both Elle and Bruiser. Cbut guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.

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Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she dons her political activist hat — literally — a pink Che-style beret.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March in Washington.

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.

Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

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Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she dons her political activist hat — literally — a pink Che-style beret.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March in Washington.

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.

Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she dons her political activist hat — literally — a pink Che-style beret.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March in Washington.

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.

Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

legally-blond-two

Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.

Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

legally-blond-two

Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was apparently trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill. Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret. Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves. Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bumper sticker Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this image of Che while traveling in Thailand.

This sticker was stuck fast to a bumper in Bangkok.

Bob was surprised to see Che there. “Bangkok? Thailand?” he wrote. “Che seems to be everywhere!”

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Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

 

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was apparently trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.  Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret.  Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

 

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.  Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

 

 

 

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

Upon hearing the opening lines of this documentary “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…” it is obvious this isn’t going to be a fluffy Che lovefest.  The intro continues “the man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.  This History Channel documentary entitled The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that.  The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority.

The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with the interviews.  The line-up of interviews (although no one currently living in Cuba) seems pretty balanced.  Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergi and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.   Where some films display a clear bias going as far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs.   Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Much of the factual assertions fo this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years of researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon.  He sums up his opinion of Che as: a paradox.  While he empathizes with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions are terrifying.  Anderson also makes a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism.  He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

Find it on Amazon.

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che-beret-in-legally-blonde-twoCaught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority-girl, law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.

Always perfectly accessorized, she donned her political activist hat — which was literally a pink Che-style beret — for her demonstration.

Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, was wearing a matching, mini pink beret for their Million Dog March in Washington.

I didn’t stick around to watch the whole thing. But I seem to recall that the movie has a happy ending for both Elle and Bruiser. Couldn’t help but wonder, though, what Che would think of it all.

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Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

 

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was apparently trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.  Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret.  Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

 

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.  Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

 

 

 

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

legally-blond-two

Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

 

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was apparently trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.  Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret.  Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

 

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.  Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

 

 

 

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

legally-blond-two

Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

 

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was apparently trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed on Capitol Hill.  Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret.  Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

 

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves.  Peaceful revolution wasn’t quite Che’s style.

 

 

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

legally-blond-two

Caught a glimpse of Legally Blonde 2 on television and had to do a Che spotting double take.

 

Elle, the perky, blonde, sorority girl law student was trying to get some doggie-related legislation passed.  Always perfectly accessorized she dons her political activist hat—literally—a pink Che-style beret.  Even her Chihuahua, Bruiser, wears a matching one for the Million Dog March on Washington.

 

I am pretty sure this movie had a happy ending for the dog, but guerrilla soldiers around the world are rolling over in their graves. 

 

Viva la revolution!

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Penelokan, Bali, Indonesia
A place to look at Che.

One of two Che spottings in a small mountain village in Bali.  Penelokan means “place to look” and is famous for its view of volcanic Gunung Batur and the crater lake Danau Batur. 

Today there was more to see like this Che-adorned truck parked in front of a string of Warungs (family owned restaurants and shops) near the scenic overlook.  A mini-bus across the way with two security guards inside also displayed a cigar-smoking Che.

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Bangkok, Thailand.
Bumper sticker Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this image of Che while traveling in Thailand.

This sticker was stuck fast to a bumper in Bangkok.

Bob was surprised to see Che there. “Bangkok? Thailand?” he wrote. “Che seems to be everywhere!”

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bumper sticker Che.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this image of Che while traveling in Thailand.

This sticker was stuck fast to a bumper in Bangkok.

Bob was surprised to see Che there. “Bangkok? Thailand?” he wrote. “Che seems to be everywhere!”

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Bangkok, Thailand.
Che goes bumper to bumper.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this image of Che while traveling in Thailand.

This sticker was stuck fast to a bumper in Bangkok.

Bob was surprised to see Che there. “Bangkok? Thailand?” he wrote. “Che seems to be everywhere!”

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che-spotting-20-bangkok-thailandBangkok, Thailand.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this image of Che while traveling in Thailand.

This sticker was stuck fast to a bumper in Bangkok.

Bob was surprised to see Che here. “Bangkok? Thailand?” he wrote. “Che seems to be everywhere!”

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che-spotting-20-bangkok-thailandBangkok, Thailand.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this image of Che on a bumper in Bangkok.

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che-spotting-20-bangkok-thailandBangkok, Thailand.

This picture was submitted by traveler Bob B.

He spotted this sticker of Che on a bummer

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

Upon hearing the opening lines of this documentary “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…” it is obvious this isn’t going to be a fluffy Che lovefest.  The intro continues “the man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.  This History Channel documentary entitled The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that.  The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority.

The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with the interviews.  The line-up of interviews (although no one currently living in Cuba) seems pretty balanced.  Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergi and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.   Where some films display a clear bias going as far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs.   Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Much of the factual assertions fo this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. After years of researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon.  He sums up his opinion of Che as: a paradox.  While he empathizes with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions are terrifying.  Anderson also makes a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism.  He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

Find it on Amazon.

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che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…

 The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?

 I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.

 All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.che2

 A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest, until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.

Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

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My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…

 The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?

 I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.

 All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.che2

 A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest, until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.

Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32

My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…

 The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?

 I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.

 All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.che2

 A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest, until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.

Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32

My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…

 The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?

 I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.

 All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.che2

 A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest, until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.

Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32

My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…

 The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?

 I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.

 All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.che2

 A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest, until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.

Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

che32

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2
A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2
A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.  Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2
A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che13The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.

che32My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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che1
The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.
che31

My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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Che Spotting #50, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
che1
The pressure was on.  It was the first trip abroad since Che Spotting went online.  I couldn’t just happen upon Che and snap a photo for fun.  I felt like I had to produce…
The island of Bali is the Hindu hold-out in the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia.  Surely there would be rebels and revolutionary types there.  Wouldn’t there?
I was relieved to hear of a restaurant called Havana Club on Poppies Gang I in the popular tourist and surf area of Kuta.  Che was there, but a bit of a disappointment.  Che-photo collage posters adorned the otherwise bare walls, but it kind of lacked a sense of place.
All over Kuta,  Legian, and Seminyak I poked my head into countless shops and market stalls whenever I saw brightly colored paintings or textiles.  There were countless Buddhas and Bob Marleys, Obamas and Osamas, Jim Morrisons and Jimi Hendrixes, even a Marilyn Monroe or two…but not the icon I was looking for.
Then, as I was being taxied out of town, I glimpsed a red banner hanging vertically in the back of a shop bearing that unmistakable face.  I fumbled for my camera as we sped by, but no luck, I had to leave this Che behind.
che2
A few days in the mountains made me almost forget my quest.  Until my very last day in Bali when I hired a driver to take me to Kintamani to view the Mount Batur volcano its large crater lake.
Penelokan is a small mountain village where tourists come just for the picturesque view.  As we were driving toward a scenic overlook I noticed, much to my surprise, a large Che painted on the side of a military-looking  truck.  I had my driver, Ketut, stop and I imagine his confusion when I walked the opposite direction of the overlook with my camera in hand.
che31

My next surprise was a second spotting just across from the first.  Two men in blue security uniforms were squeezed into the front seats of a tiny orange mini-bus.  On the front was a reflective sticker with Che smoking a cigarette–F**K above his face and revolution below.

I was confused about the message and wondered if these two vehicles were in some kind of stand-off.  Were the security guards really against Che and the revolution or was something lost in the translation?  It doesn’t really matter what the image means to these Balinese, or anyone else.  What’s interesting is that it means enough to some people that they want to publicly display it.

In the end I left Bali with photographic proof that, for whatever reason, Che is everywhere.

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The True Story of Che Guevara
2007
Directed by Maria Wye Berry

 Upon hearing the opening lines of this documentary “A hero to some.  A monster to others.  He hoped to start a third World War…” it is obvious this isn’t going to be a fluffy Che lovefest.  The intro continues “the man they hoped the world would forget has become a legend.”  Indeed he has.  This History Channel documentary entitled The True Story of Che Guevara gives the impression it is just that.  The narrator speaks with the tone of integrity and authority. 

The production standards are high; great footage and photos are interspersed with the interviews.  The line-up of interviews (although no one currently living in Cuba) seems pretty balanced.  Some interesting appearances included Nikita Khrushchev’s son Sergi and several Americans who fought with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra.   Where some films display a clear bias going as far as to regard Che as the mastermind of the Cuban revolution, this one considers how politics and war shaped Che and his beliefs.   Whole minutes are spent describing the political climate of the time, Fidel Castro’s rise to power, and post-revolution Cuba without mentioning Che’s name.

Much of the factual assertions fo this film come from John Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life.  After years of researching the man, he doesn’t appear starstruck by the icon.  He sums up his opinion of Che as: a paradox.  While he empathizes with Che’s social indignation and passion, Che’s cold logic, rhetoric, and actions are terrifying.  Anderson also makes a point to distinguish between guerilla warfare and terrorism.  He said Che didn’t believe in suicide bombs of terrorists, he was a “purist” believing in noble sacrifice.  Other memorable quotes from Anderson include “[Che's] face has come to be the quintessential icon of youthful defiance of the status quo” and “Che tried, but failed to change the world.”

This review, along with out thought on other Che-related media, can always be found in the Library.

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