Wayne Bernhardson

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Tourism
Occupation Writer/Photographer
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Introduction With over 30 years living and traveling in Latin America, I write guidebooks to the "Southern Cone" countries - so called because of their shape on the map - of Chile and Argentina. I'm especially interested in the remote, scenic Patagonian region overlapping the two countries. I'm sole author of Moon Handbooks to Chile & Easter Island and to Patagonia, including the Falkland Islands. I've also authored the National Geographic Traveler guide to Argentina, and DK Eyewitness Guides to Argentina and Chile. I have a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and have done research in Peru, Chile, Argentina and the Falklands, where I spent a year as a Fulbright-Hays scholar. My home base is Oakland, California, but I spend five months a year in South America. I often stay in Buenos Aires, where my Argentine wife and I have an apartment in the barrio of Palermo. I speak fluent Spanish, less fluent German, serviceable Portuguese and desperation French. Any questions, please contact me at southerncone (at) mac.com, or leave comments by clicking on the word "comment" at the bottom of each entry. Comments are moderated, but I get to them quickly.
Interests South America, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Chile, Falkland Islands, Uruguay, Travel, Patagonia
Favorite Movies Nine Queens (by Argentine director Fabián Bielinsky), The Secret in Their Eyes (by Juan José Campanella)
Favorite Music Flaco Jiménez, Charly García, León Gieco, Robert Earl Keen, Richard Thompson, Junior Brown, Raúl Malo, The Flatlanders, The Mavericks, Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams
Favorite Books Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle, Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia, Isabel Allende's Daughter of Fortune, Günter Grass's The Tin Drum, Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad