Fausta is afraid of the world; a legacy from her mom’s violent experience at the hands of Shining Path terrorists. The stories are so frightful, she protects herself from men by growing a potato in her vagina.
Two women meet on a bus from Equador’s capitol Quito to southern city Cuenco. Almost immediately, the trip ends before it starts; a general strike by native Indians has closed all major roads. The ladies take to their feet and hitchhike, finding friends and adventure along the way.
The film is a dramatization of diaries written by Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Alberton Granado during their 1952 trip across South America. For Che, the trip would shape his world views, foster thoughts of armed rebellion and change nations.