Travel is a massive trend nowadays; everyone wants to do it for as long as possible. However, it hasn’t always been so easy. Our thirst for adventure dates far back, when our predecessors had to fight wars and the elements to explore the world.
These men and women who came before us were the characters of great stories. Some of them were the first ones to visit new lands and have contact with unknown civilizations. We’ve got to give it to them for instilling this passion for travel in all of us.
1. Che Guevara
Many people know Che Guevara as one of the most important figures of the Cuban revolution. After studying Marxism-Leninism theories, he later became a guerrilla leader and fought against capitalist oppression all over the world.
He traveled around South America by motorcycle as a young medical student. He covered 8,000 kilometers in nine months, and after witnessing the misery of the people, he slowly began shaping his ideologies. He was portrayed by Gael García Bernal in the Motorcycle Diaries movie.