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Mystery GIANT Lego Man…

Mystery surrounds the appearance of a giant Lego man on the beach here in Brighton.   The 6ft-tall (1.8m) red, green and yellow figure has the slogan “No Real Than You Are” painted on the front and some words written in Dutch. A Brighton resident said he had spotted the figure in the water while […]

Is gas Mozambique’s answer to high fuel prices?

BP announced record fuel profits of £6.4 billion over the last 1/4, but fuel prices are still at a record high in the UK. In Mozambique and the rest of Southern Africa fuel as nearly doubled over the last 1.5years from 6 South African Rand/litre to over R10/litre. The result has been increases in food, […]

Dying to see an elephant on your Gap Year?

The first officially sanctioned sale of ivory in southern Africa for almost a decade opens on Tuesday.  Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe will auction more than 100 tonnes of ivory from stockpiles to buyers from China and Japan. Data shows that poaching figures dropped after the last official sale, but fears remain that this […]

Gap Year Salsa Lesson

This weekend saw 33 young people descend on Dulwich Scout centre in South West London for 2 days of preparation for their travels to all parts of South America. The highlight of the weekend was the salsa lesson, instructed by our very own Jon Jon Cassidy, the master…….

Kunal Patel, Gap Year Guru

Thanks to a rather nasty facebook message from my good friend Kunal I have decided that if anyone wishes to send in photos or text about time spent with Quest Overseas or anything intresting they might be doing,I will feature them on the site. So as demanded for my angry little friend in Vanuatu, your […]

Andy’s Gap Year

I was unusually organised at school, at 17 I signed up to spend 3 months in Madagascar in my Gap Year.  It was to be a full year and a half until I actually stepped onto the plane to start my adventure which was to dictate the next 5 years of my life. I was […]

Peruvian bid for next Olympics?

London has talked about simplifying the opening ceremony for 2012, I think they could get some tips from our children’s project here in Peru! Joking aside though, what a fantastic way to combine sport and teaching kids about other countries – well done guys!

Africa Credit Crunch

We have been hit hard by the credit crunch over here, but you may think that in Africa the effect has been even bigger. It seems that this is not the case. This is due smaller economies in Africa which are affected less than huge economies such as the US and Britain and that banks […]

Norwich have the X Factor too!

There may have been goals galore in the Champions League, but there were a fair few in the Championship too, especially at Carrow Road! Leroy Lita hit a hat-trick as Norwich notched a win which knocked Wolves off the top of the Championship table! For a side that had scored just one goal from open […]