The Colourful Streets of Valparaíso

February 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Colourful Street Art Valparaíso // www.intrepidmonkeys.com

Navigating the streets on our way to Pablo Neruda’s house was a great introduction to the brilliant street art in Valparaíso. Another taste of Chilean culture at its best… we asked a guy stopped next to us at some lights which way to go. After telling us directions, he proceeded to usher us all the way to Neruda’s house (some 5-10mins drive away).

A Trip to Cerro San Cristòbal

January 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

Cerro San Cristòbal, Santiago // www.intrepidmonkeys.com

Today we walked up (half of) Cerro San Cristòbal, Santiago. It was a lovely walk, the streets lined with Chilean families getting out to enjoy their Sunday together. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of beautiful gardens to stop off at on the way up, including a Japanese garden. The public pool halfway up was packed. People young and old were escaping the heat of the sun, cooling off  with a dip in the pool.

Lake Tarawera Escape

January 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Lake Tarawera, New Zealand // www.intrepidmonkeys.com

On the 29th Dec 2012, we all arrived en masse to the bach we rented on Lake Tarawera, New Zealand. No mobile coverage or internet meant there was mucho relaxing, reading and walks around the lake through the dense bush.