In 2006 Bernard and Rosemary retired from busy Corporate jobs and looked forward to indulging in their shared passion for travel. Fifteen years later having visited every country in Central and South America Bernard decides it is time to write the final chapter of stories from these extensive travels.
His book title ‘Jubilado’ (retired in Spanish) is inspired from the countless times that he has had to write the word on Immigration forms when entering Spanish speaking countries across Latin America. In ’Jubilado’ Bernard recalls an eclectic mix of experiences from Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south and in all the countries in between. In Mexico Bernard and Rosemary become familiar with the lives of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and join the throngs visiting the World’s busiest Catholic shrine. Whilst at the other end of the Continent they climb to the top of Cape Horn, take a journey on ‘the train to the end of the World’ and get up close and personal with whales off the coast of Patagonia.
In between these extremes they get trapped on the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, attend Carnaval in Rio and visit the World’s highest waterfall in Guyana. Enjoy these and many more tales across the Continent that Bernard loosely describes as Latin America.