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Artistic Talent from Peru Project

This was a few weeks ago now, the first weekend that the team arrived at the project in fact. Do take the time to have a look at our Villa Maria team in action, performing for the communities we work with all year round – who would have known they all had such hidden talents?!

Bolivia Team 1 – Expedition Peru

Welcome to the Quest Overseas Ambue Ari 2010 blog, if you´re a first time reader, you´re in for a treat, because I happen to be a second time writer.  If on the other hand you are a devoted follower then allow me to apologize for the previous blog.  We begin this next chapter in our […]

The results of volunteers’ efforts

According to a recent report by the South Africa-based Human Sciences Research Council, volunteers who travel to the developing world may do more harm than good.   It suggested that volunteers risked undermining local workers and argued that because volunteers stayed a short time, they often ended up doing low-skilled work that would otherwise keep local […]

Justin Bieber?!?!?

Being far too old and much too cool to have any idea who the kid is I will not pass comment this article was brought to my attention and I thought it worthy of a post.      Prank leaves Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea  Justin Bieber’s Twitter page has become the target of […]

Good Luck to Villa Maria Team’s Sam

Everyone here in the Quest Overseas office is wishing Sam O’Kane and his Dad, Patrick O’Kane the best of luck with their fundraising efforts over the weekend. The fantastic duo are running the Haweswater Half Marathon in Cumbria on Sunday to raise money for our Villa Maria project. Sam is part of the Quest Overseas […]

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 […]