Exam Results Gifted you with a Gap Year?

Not quite got the results you were hoping for? Or have you surpassed all your expectations? Maybe now you are considering taking a year out to reapply to university next year and find yourself with a completely unexpected and unplanned gap year on your hands. If that is the case, don’t panic! A well planned […]

Fishing for the Arapaima

The Arapaima, is one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world, it lives in the Amazon River, in South America, and can reach sizes of more than 2 meters (6.6 ft.) and can weigh over 100kg (220 lbs).   A bit of background information.         The diet of the Arapaima consists of fish, […]

Fishy wishy

The world cup in Africa is over but the new season is soon upon us, time to celebrate and if this video is anything to go by, goal celebrations are going to be getting bigger and stranger every year.  They have certainly come a long way since Roger Milla wiggled his hips down by the […]

Ex Quest where are they now – Rose Balston

We’re always proud to see Quest volunteers going onto do great things, so you can’t blame us for shouting about it. Ex student Rose Balston went away with Quest in 2003 to work at our shanty town project in Villa Maria, as well as take part in our Andean Expedition. Her group was famous for […]

Who are Quest Overseas? Part 2.

Waang’waray East Africa Expedition Volunteer Ambue Ari Project, Bolivia Carnival Swaziland Tanzania projects Mangueira, Brazil Fair Trade partners QUEST OVERSEAS Excellent Development Andean Expedition Malawi Children Kenya Ethical Volunteering East Africa Expedition Malawi Quest4Change Gap Years Inti Wara Yassi Brazil ethical Rainforest Concern africa Summer Trips South America Joshua Orphan Care Trust Tanzania gap year […]

Kenya Summer Team Update 1 – getting stuck into work!

Getting stuck in… Day One: Gabby arrives early to meet Alix and Richard in Nairobi, then take’s a taxi to a backpackers lodge twenty minutes from the airport to await the arrival of Rosa later that night. Day Two: We have a long wait in the airport café for the rest of the team to […]

Villa Maria Team Photos

We’re keenly waiting for a written update from the guys out working on our project in Lima this summer (they claim they are working too hard…), but in the meantime here are a few photos to give you an idea of what is to come. Here we have a demonstration of the professional blueprints they […]

Bolivia Team Finally out of the jungle – update

Six weeks all crammed into a few lines, prepare yourselves… The private bus journey from La Paz to Rurrenebaque consisted of 18 hours of extreme Bolivian Boy Racing around cliff edges. ´Sit on the left´ is the advice is you want to stare death in the face. Suprisingly only one Questy member hurled, whether this […]

Successful businessmen who didn’t need uni

  So we’re told that university is the path to a good career and a successful life. Yes that’s true for many but it’s definitely not for everyone. Here are a few names who didn’t finish uni, but didn’t do too badly for themselves either: Sir Alan Sugar Sir Richard Branson Bill Gates Bernie Ecclestone […]