30 Mar 2010 12:12, 4 years, 7 months ago

Bolivia Team 1 - Onto the Expedition!

The team is currently making its way along the Peruvian coastline, here's a brief account of their first week on the road after their project:

Keeping warm on the Salt Flats

Expedition Phase 1 Blog:

Here cometh the expedition; a terrifying prospect for anyone who lied a fraction about how much physical preparation they had done before hand. But fret not, we were eased into it - ice climbing - a day spent at a measly 5000 metres in a Lord of the Rings-esque environ equipped with crampons (spikes on feet for any laymen out there) and 2 pick axes (spikes on sticks - again for any laymen who may be reading). Fortunately we were not required to wear garters (Celina was concerned and asked about whether they were necessary - we think she meant gaiters but no one was brave enough to question). As a reward Matt (our exceptionally skinny leader) took us to a delightful French restaurant where the majority of us were so excited by the startling array of choice we ended up spending more than double our budget on one meal, ordering starters, mains and desserts along with a few cervezas and botellas de vino también. It was delicious and suitably expensive... costing us approximatey 12 pounds each, which goes a long way in Bolivia. Approx 5 Alpaca jumpers for the Fam, my friend.

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23 Mar 2010 09:31, 4 years, 7 months ago

Video Update from Bolivia - Ice Ice Baby!

Thankfully no Vanilla Ice or Jedward here, just a very hardcore Quest team taking on the Andes of Bolivia, very cool!

Thanks to Eduardo from Bolivian Mountains for putting this video together.

Click here to find out how to join our summer expedition in the Andes

23 Mar 2010 09:30, 4 years, 7 months ago

Video Update from Peru - Surfing USA????

With just two days to go for our team at the project in Villa Maria Peru, we thought you'd like to see a snippet of the work they've been doing over there - it is hard work, honest!

Thanks to local movie maker Luis Spielberg (and producer Nena) for putting this together.

Click here to find out how to join our Villa Maria team next year

22 Mar 2010 09:53, 4 years, 7 months ago

Photos from Villa Maria March 2010

A few more photos of the team, working with the children at our social project in Villa Maria, Peru

House Painting

Giving a lick of paint to one of the family's houses.

Games session VM

The end of another games session.

Waiting their turn

Some of the kids waiting their turn on the football pitch. Keep up the good work guys, only a few days to go.

15 Mar 2010 10:03, 4 years, 7 months ago

Last project update from Ambue Ari 1

Written by Tyler Mascarello, thank you!

We spent a solid ten days building a park, so it was only fair that we were granted time to work in a park. 

For some our trip to Machia was to be the highlight of our journey.  Finally we were going to work with animals. For the entirety of our time at Jacj Cuisi we fantasized about who would be working with what.  Predictions were constantly being made; like Ross will probably be working with monkeys because he's basically the gap between our two species already, or perhaps Tyler will be with whatever the scariest/most dangerous animal is due to his extreme fearlessness.

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