Now they’re coming thick and fast, keep it up guys! Our next blog entry finds us on a long bus from Ambue Ari to La Paz, having finished the project phase of our trip. It was strange to leave the now familiar confines of the rainforest and be thrown headlong into the ways of city […]
The project this summer in Peru was such a success that the guys over there are spreading the word to continue the good work in 2011. Have a look at this (yet another!) video showing the sort of work our teams are involved in in Villa Maria. With 13 years working there, the project is […]
Rob and Matt have just sent through some of the latest footage of their time in Bolivia. They have been investigating the North side of Lake Titikaka, a side of South America people rarely visit. An area of unrivaled natural beauty, something that even Robs foul orange jacket couldn’t ruin.
For all you classical music lovers – and supporters of the Joshua Orphan Care Trust – there will be a fundraising concert taking place at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Centre, St Hilda’s College, Oxford on 23rd March 2010. The Oxford Young Artists perform a concert of exciting new works by: Nicholas Hooper – Award […]
For the first time ever, a colony of sea lions unique to the Galapagos islands has decided to move house. They have swum over a thousand miles to the Peruvian coastal port of Piura, and have set up home there. It is believed this has only recently become possible because of climate change. The average […]
Latest news from Danilo’s fundraising challenge, another heart warming video! He started this challenge in November, with the aim to drop from 140kgs (22 stone) to 100kgs (15 stone). He’s almost halfway there, well done chico! It’s for a great cause, to raise money to expand the school in Villa Maria. Click here if you […]
Yes it’s a hat! But not just any hat, it’s the Andean Chullo. First used in the South American highlands by farmers looking to combat the bitter cold and the biting wind, it has now gained fashion kudos across the western world and can be bought on pretty much any high street. I’m sure my […]
Check out the stunning winning photographs from the 2010 Digital Photographer of the Year Competition. Some truly incredible moments have been captured! Above: The Overall Winner and winner of the Adrenaline Category – by Jon Wright, Australia Runner-Up in the Adrenaline Category – by Buchachon Petthanya, Thailand Winner of the Travel Category – by Kamarulzaman […]
Here in the office we love getting postcards from our teams overseas, so thanks Bolivia 2 for these two beauties! Follow in the footsteps of Bolivia Team 2 2010 and take join one of our Gap Teams working in the Animal Sanctuaries next year.
Week 1 The team discover why happy hour is happy… many times… After a gruelling flight everyone arrived in one piece…and those who weren´t so fortunate were quickly fixed by a few blasts of oxygen from the airport clinic (La Paz is 4000m high, it can take your breath away…). Sucre is beautiful. We arrived […]