Who is this Bernardo chappie?
Bernard, sometimes known as Bernardo or Bernardinho to his friends, or Bernardescu in Romania, is a journalist and travel writer based in Sydney, where the Aussies tend to call him Bernie.
Although English is Bernardo’s specialty, he was taught French and Latin at school (most of it forgotten, particularly the Latin) and studied French at University. Later in life, after being inspired by his first visit to Brazil, he tackled Portuguese. Unfortunately the Portuguese seemed to take up the space in his brain where the French once was. This blog is designed to refresh his knowledge of these languages, and put some new knowledge into his brain (bits of Romanian, Spanish and Italian). Soon he will be a genius!
He is the co-founder, along with three other journalists, of the travel website Time to Wander. Below is a recent photo of him at the summit of the Bucegi mountains in Romania (yes, his legs took him all the way to the top! – with the help of a cable car).
Bernardo has a CELTA diploma (that’s for teaching English as a second language to adults). He has taught in Africa, Australia and (briefly, alas) Brazil.
He hopes you enjoy his blog. Cheers!