Refugio Frey Walk, Great for All Ages

May 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

Refugio Frey Walk - Great for all ages  // intrepidmonkeys.com

Walking down the street holding my mum’s hand when I was young, I had to take a few quick steps every so often to keep up. when I got to double digits, things didn’t change much as my mother has considerably longer legs than mine and I seemed to stop growing at age 12 – apart from the womanly bits! Our Refugio Frey walk was a flash back to those days. Due to a particularly late start, Alec set a cracking pace.

The Lost Hour at Cerveceria Kunstmann, Valdivia

May 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

Cervecería Kunstmann, Valdivia - Chile  //  intrepidmonkeys.com

Sleep deprived and a little jaded from a day trip to Niebla that wasn’t as fruitful as we’d hoped, we jumped off the bus at Cerveceria Kunstmann hoping for the best. When I say ‘jumped off the bus’ I mean dragged the pram down the stairs and barely managed to grab Alec’s jumper that was being flung from one of the passengers as the bus roared away, only shutting the back door several 100 metres down the road.

El Bolsón – Bariloche’s ‘Organic’ (Hippie) Cousin

April 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm

El Bolson - Bariloche's 'Organic' (aka Hippie) Cousin  //  intrepidmonkeys.com

A town full of hippies, hops and the freshest produce, it is definitely one not to be missed. Although a little quiet this time of year, we were sure it had the right vibe to go off during the summer! The autumn colours made for spectacular views everywhere we went. With numerous hikes to refugios (that were still open this time of year) El Bolsón had plenty to offer. Unfortunately as we were only staying one night we didn’t get to explore beyond Bosque Tallado, but you can check out Trek El Bolsón for more info.

Why We Love Our Macpac Possum Child Carrier

April 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

Why We Love Our Macpac Child Carrier  //  intrepidmonkeys.com

Carrying a baby during pregnancy is hard work. As your baby grows, so does your belly. Your body has to adjust to the shift in weight. When Alec complains that he has had to carry Ollie for so many hours on our hikes, I remind him of the fact that I carried Ollie for 9 months!

Our Baby Eats Banana Skin – Health Benefits Of

April 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

My Baby Eats Banana Skins - Check out the health benefits of banana peel  //  intrepidmonkeys.com

Leave a piece of fruit within reach of our 10 month old baby, or in a bag on the floor, and it will be demolished skin and all! We could understand this behaviour the first few times we caught our son tucking into a nectarine or pear that we had left in the baby bag after an outing. But when we found him munching through banana skins we couldn’t believe our eyes!