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Quest Team come 6th in Rio Carnival Contest!

The Mangueira samba school, one of the most famous in Rio, has sweated and toiled throughout the year to compete in the carnival parade. Our valiant Rio Quest team has been working in the Mangueira favela this last month, and the culmination to their work was to compete with the Mangueira team in the Rio […]

Orange fights in Italy

The little town of Ivrea in Northern Italy descended into Carnival madness with orange fights causing bruises and black eyes every year. This year Heather from the Quest4Change charity was there to get involved in a bit of a battle. Ivrea is a small town which celebrates the chopping off of the head of an […]

Quest Team come 6th in Rio Carnival Contest!

The Mangueira samba school, one of the most famous in Rio, has sweated and toiled throughout the year to compete in the carnival parade. Our valiant Rio Quest team has been working in the Mangueira favela this last month, and the culmination to their work was to compete with the Mangueira team in the Rio […]

Orange fights in Italy

The little town of Ivrea in Northern Italy descended into Carnival madness with orange fights causing bruises and black eyes every year. This year Heather from the Quest4Change charity was there to get involved in a bit of a battle. Ivrea is a small town which celebrates the chopping off of the head of an […]

Rio Language Phase 2009 by Rachel Brown

For the first 3 weeks of our time in Brazil, we had Portuguese lessons to prepare us for the rest of our trip. I thought this was really useful, as the project phase is spent working with kids, and so being able to communicate is essential for getting the most out of it. Also, just […]

Villa Maria language phase 2009 by Vicky Spence

After a decidedly interesting flight (aka a rocky landing accompanied by a Spanish lady telling us all about various past plane crashes) we finally reached the hostal which is going to be our base while we´re in Quito. The school is part of the hostal so all we have to do is wander downstairs for […]

Rio Language Phase 2009 by Rachel Brown

For the first 3 weeks of our time in Brazil, we had Portuguese lessons to prepare us for the rest of our trip. I thought this was really useful, as the project phase is spent working with kids, and so being able to communicate is essential for getting the most out of it. Also, just […]

Villa Maria language phase 2009 by Vicky Spence

After a decidedly interesting flight (aka a rocky landing accompanied by a Spanish lady telling us all about various past plane crashes) we finally reached the hostal which is going to be our base while we´re in Quito. The school is part of the hostal so all we have to do is wander downstairs for […]

Quest Overseas Shop

Visit us on-line now! Everyone who joins a Quest Overseas team is given a much coveted T-shirt and pair of Havaiana flip flops before they go away with us. We’ve found though that just one isn’t always enough, and it seems we have also started a new fashion trend! As as result, due to popular […]

Quest Overseas Shop

Visit us on-line now! Everyone who joins a Quest Overseas team is given a much coveted T-shirt and pair of Havaiana flip flops before they go away with us. We’ve found though that just one isn’t always enough, and it seems we have also started a new fashion trend! As as result, due to popular […]