Just after leaving El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia enroute into the center of the city below, there’s a roundabout where, in the center, is a giant monument to Che Guevara made out of recycled auto parts that is stepping on an American Bald Eagle (also made out of recycled car parts). What a welcome. Oddly enough, one of the most popular tours for Americans traveling in Eastern Bolivia is the Che Guevara trail that explores his last days on the run.
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.