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Bolivia Team – the heat of the Jungle

Written by an anonymous writer – anyone willing to own up to it??? Chapter One: Death Road It was a hot sunny day, the perfect day to die on death road, but luckily that didn’t happen. We started off getting kitted up with stupidly aluminous clothing but it was for our own safety. We got […]

Jon at Destinations Travel Show today

Quest’s Managing Director Jon Cassidy will be among the guest celebrity speakers at this year’s Destinations Travel Show at Earl’s Court today, which brings together a wide variety of organisations and individuals from across the travel industry. Jon will be discussing the benefits and pitfalls of volunteer projects, the need for a realistic view of […]

Higher tuition fees making gap years more valuable

So it’s finally come, the Browne Report has been read by the government and they’ve decided to push university fees up to the princely sum of £6,000 per year, and in “exceptional circumstances” as much as £9,000. What does this mean for those of you wanting to take a gap year then? Well for those […]

Okavango Delta: Floods of Life – exciting new book

Floating through the Okavango Delta in dug out canoes, listening to lions roaring and hippos honking in the distance is undoubtably one of the highlights for Quest teams on the Southern Africa Expedition. A new book, “Okavango Delta: Floods of Life” is being published in March this year for World Wetland’s Day and provides a […]

Burgess Hill Town Football Club in Peru!

Our team in Lima has started working in Villa Maria recently at our children’s project. One of their first jobs was to present a donation of football strips from Burgess Hill Town Football Club to a local team. Here is the first team photo, but they needed someone to play against, very noble of our […]

Burgess Hill Town Football Club in Peru!

Our team in Lima has started working in Villa Maria recently at our children’s project. One of their first jobs was to present a donation of football strips from Burgess Hill Town Football Club to a local team. Here is the first team photo, but they needed someone to play against, very noble of our […]

Gap year trust in memory of Erik Sutherland

With the increase in interest and value of taking a gap year, not only are more people taking gap years, but there are also more people interested in investing in them. Another example of this is Erik’s Gap Year Trust. The trust was set up in 1998 by the family of Erik Sutherland as a […]

Swaziland project update no.2

So after our weekend of rafting we headed back to Mbuluzi and were greeted with the task of anti-poaching patrols. Probably the most uncomfortable experience of our life. We did find one snare, which had wrapped itself around the leg of an unfortunate Wildebeest. We also carried on with the giraffe surveys and seemed to […]

Quest Underseas in the UK

Some of you may remember that Quest was involved in a diving project some years ago in Mozambique. This was managed by the wise and bearded Chris Williams, who has now moved on to work here in the UK for Natural England. Fortunately for him, this hasn’t meant that he has had to completely hang […]

Weekly update Bolivia GAP 1

HOL-AR .  Que tal…estamas bien, just to throw a few of our many Spanish phrases out there.  Monday, we got the privilege to spend some time with local school children, playing stuck in the mud amongst other games and they all seemed to enjoy it a lot. then we learnt about “full shroom” and “half […]