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Machu Picchu 100 years old this year???

So 2011 is a big year for Peru, it’s 100 years since the Inca city Machu Picchu was “discovered”. I say discovered in inverted commas because it was around for hundreds of years before then, but in 1912, an American professor by the name of Hiram Bingham came to Peru in search of the last […]

A Marathon for Casa Lar

A big thanks to Edmund Northcott, who is currently in training for the London Marathon coming up this April (above, sporting the much sought-after Quest4Change t-shirt!)  Edmund volunteered with Quest on the Rio Favela & Community Project back in 2009 and is raising money through sponsorship both for the Casa Lar Home for Disabled Boys […]

Big thanks to Grant-Thornton and Charlotte Ashbridge

Big thanks to Grant-Thornton LLP (Chartered Accounts) for their fantastic donation of £250 – this amount generously matched the £810 raised by employee Charlotte, who completed the Liverpool triathlon earlier this year. In Villa Maria, just £500 can build one house, so £1000 goes a long way! Over the years, Quest has built 27 houses […]

Volunteer in Rio

Since 2006 we have been working with the Mangueira Social Project during their particularly busy Rio carnival period. During this time we provide extra man power and financial support for Tia Neuma and Casa Lar de Mangueira, a home for orphaned and abandoned boys with special needs.  If you want to be part of this very […]

Gap year fairs in June 2011

Sixth Formers & College Students  Are you thinking of taking a YEAR OUT after leaving school / college?   Discover the possibilities at our GAP  YEAR  FAIRS  2011  BOURNEMOUTH Canford School, Wimborne, Monday 27th June, 4pm to 7pm  BATH King Edward’s School, North Road, Tuesday 28th June, 4pm to 7pm BRISTOL Bristol Grammar School, Wednesday 29th […]

Villa Maria Team – Week 3 in Quito

After a resounding footie success against their language school – a 6-3 victory for the girls and an epic 9-4 for the boys here’s the latest from the Villa Maria Gap Team – thanks to this weeks blog squad Will, Julie, Claire and Jessica… After a quiet start to the week, Tuesday was another early […]

Villa Maria Team – Week 3 in Quito

After a resounding footie success against their language school – a 6-3 victory for the girls and an epic 9-4 for the boys here’s the latest from the Villa Maria Gap Team – thanks to this weeks blog squad Will, Julie, Claire and Jessica… After a quiet start to the week, Tuesday was another early […]

Compare the World.com?

Ever moaned about the weather in the UK?  Of course you have, it’s a national obsession, especially when it’s thrown such heaps of snow and buckets of rain at us as it has over recent months.  But next time you feel like having a whinge about how rubbish stuff is here, maybe just have a […]

Andean Expedition Team – Stars in their eyes

The Andean Expedition team are doing a fantastic job of keeping us up to date with their stories and photos…here’s the next installment courtesy of Sureyya! To whom it may concern, due to recent unforeseen events with hotmail, although Alex (and Tyrone) dutifully handcrafted the blog they were unable to pigeon it along to your […]

Andean Expedition Team – Adventures at altitude

The Andean Expedition team are currently heading into the jungle in Rurrenabaque but spent last weekend having fun in La Paz – here are some of the pics of their ice climbing and mountain biking adventures…Muchas gracias James! Alex celebrates conquering the ice… Mike attacks that glacier! The stunning scenery at the base of Huayna […]