UK Breaks Extreme Ironing Record

UK sport once more triumphs over that of our friends Down Under…forget The Ashes, forget the Rugby World Cup, this time the UK reigns supreme in Extreme Ironing… Recently 128 UK divers have taken the record for the most amount of people ironing underwater, at a depth of 15-20m, from the Australians in freezing January […]

Kebabs – a healthy option?!

Good news for all of you out there who enjoy a quick kebab on the way home after a night out….it may not be as unhealthy as you think…(as long as you eat the right one)!! At first glance the doner kebab could seem a relatively healthy option, aside from its legendary grease and salt, […]

BBC1 Elephants and Bees

Check out BBC1 this Wednesday at 9pm and see Lucy King in action! That’s right; Quest’s former Africa Operations Manager is now part of a fascinating study into how African bees can scare Elephants. The series is all about Save The Elephants work in the Samburu-Laikipia ecosystem in Kenya. Since 1995 STE have been tracking […]

Drunk on the job

Here in the UK it would be out of the question to turn up to work drunk. Not only would it affect the quality of your work but the health and safety issues would be a nightmare! In fact if you were operating heavy machinery or driving it would be illegal! This view is not […]

Carbon Offset.

With the bitterly cold weather this Christmas you might be thinking ‘global warming, what global warming?’, but with plans for a 3rd runway and 6th Terminal at Heathrow carbon is still at the forefront of many people’s minds.So should we feel guilty about jetting off around the world? Is there anything that really does ‘offset’ […]

Choose your gap year souvenirs carefully

The British government has started a campaign to help make travellers aware of what they can and cannot bring back to the UK. Not so much focussed on illegal trafficking or smuggling, it’s more looking at preventing unwanted pests or diseases from bringing in food or other organic products. After the past few years, where […]

Kenya Waterelief Video

Check out Excellent Developments video on-line now and learn more about Sandams and how they are changing the lives for many people in rural Kenya. With another year of poor rains in Kenya there is real risk of starvation. Sandams act as reservoirs and can be used to irrigate the land, so this project has […]

Africa loves Bush??!!

While 80% of Americans disapprove of Bush in opinion polls, similar polls in Africa show that the same percentage approved of him while in office.  When he visited Tanzania last February President Jakaya Kikwete praised Bush commenting that he had been “good friends to our country, and Africa.” So why do many African’s like President […]

The first 2009 GAP Team prepares for Departure!

Preparations have been well underway for the past 4 months to get everything ready for the forth coming GAP teams departing in the New Year. The first group to leave for the sunnier climes of Africa are the Tanzania Team. Heading out to Babati near Lake Manyara the group will spend 6 weeks living and […]

Missing the taste of Africa?

Everyone who has taken part on Quest’s Southern Africa Expedition will have had their favourite snakes, nibbles and bites!  Whether it’s Ms H.S. Balls’ Chutney, Nik Naks, Lunch Bars, Biltong or Tastic Rice (perfect every time!) you just cannot find it over here.   There are specialist shops but they are few and far between. […]