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More news from our guys in Bolivia – keep up the good work!

An account from Will about their construction work. Construction Project at Ambue Ari Our small group of myself, Hannah, Ollie and Matty as our project and expedition leader made our long journey to Parque Ambue Ari and were soon set to work with the construction phase of our month volunteering. Unlike most quest groups, we […]

News from the jungle – Bolivia Gap team working hard

After a long stint without contact with the outside world, our Bolivia gap team are out of the forest and have plenty to say! Thanks to Ollie for the update below: Following 2 challenging but well rewarding weeks of construction, building a management cage for a stunning jaguar called Amira, we found out what animals […]

Latest from our Villa Maria team – thanks Isabelle

As they start on their expedition, we have a brief update from Isabelle as they take a short stop for breath! It’s hard to believe we only began the expedition a week ago. Already we’ve ventured from the coast to the desert and into the mountains, and had countless adventures along the way. While it […]

Becky’s Arrival – Villa Maria Gap 2015

I arrived as the second last member of the team on a Saturday afternoon while we were having a day off. The rest of the group had gone swimming earlier that afternoon for the first time, and were drying off as I got in. Pretty quickly I experienced my first dance rehearsal. Thankfully, due to […]

Andean Expedition – Time to Breathe!

Three weeks summarised in a couple of paragraphs, here we go! Three weeks in and we’ve done so much and covered so many miles.  Visiting the Quest Villa Maria project in Lima was really eye opening and great to see the impact that the project is having. After exploring Lima and visiting ballestas Islands we […]

Hello from Malawi!

Hello from Malawi!! Almost into our last week of Malawi and we are all still having an amazing time! We have almost finished refurbishing the feeding centre and its kitchen and the boys have been keeping up their carpentry skills with refurbishing the desks for the primary school. The villagers are extremely friendly and always […]

Latest from Malawi

Hello from Malawi!! Almost into our last week of Malawi and we are all still having an amazing time! We have almost finished refurbishing the feeding centre and its kitchen and the boys have been keeping up their carpentry skills with refurbishing the desks for the primary school. The villagers are extremely friendly and always […]

Have you thought through your volunteer placement?

Volunteering overseas to help empoverished or orphaned children leaves little room for criticism, doesn’t it? This blog entry undoubtedly has a different feel to that of my last ‘leader in the field’ update from Sucre. It may well make a difficult read for some as I do not intend to hold back from some hard […]

The Jury’s out on Ceviche – The Expedition Continues

After our relaxed day having finished our Colca Canyon trek, we returned to Arequipa on the 6.30am bus, I.e. 7.45am ( Peru doesn’t have a talent for time keeping). Arequipa greeted us with ice creams, wifi, a warm shower and a nice meal, a welcome change from our ambitious but none the less questionable trek […]