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Deforestation the downfall of the Peruvian Nazca

Researchers have found that the Ancient Peruvian Nazca civilisation may have actively contributed to its own downfall through cutting down forests to clear land for agriculture. The Nazca people flourished before disappearing 1,500 years ago and are most famous for creating giant etchings in the Peruvian coastal desert – the mysterious “Nazca Lines”. It is […]

Fantastic Salsa night

The Watson Wyatt Salsa night in aid of Villa Maria was a huge success raising a total of £3,379 – that’s enough to build 6 houses! Sarah and I headed up to London for the event where we meet Stav, Andrew and the whole team. There was a yummy buffet, the salsa lesson was absolutely […]

Jon’s project update from Villa Maria

At Quest Overseas we pride ourselves on worthwhile projects that mean both volunteers and host communities benefit from the work that’s done.  That’s why Quest Overseas Director Jon Cassidy is currently out visiting our projects in South America.  This week he has been checking up on our Villa Maria Project in Peru.  Quest have been […]

Bolivia Summer Team, toilets, dogs and buses!

Journey to the Heart of South America – Bolivia-ya-ya-ya:Coral had about 2 minutes to get to the gate to catch the flight to Madrid and had to make a quick decision to throw away Jonjon’s kind gift of cheese first out of fear of being fined or arrested once we reached Miami. Needless to say […]

Bolivia Summer Team, toilets, dogs and buses!

Journey to the Heart of South America – Bolivia-ya-ya-ya:Coral had about 2 minutes to get to the gate to catch the flight to Madrid and had to make a quick decision to throw away Jonjon’s kind gift of cheese first out of fear of being fined or arrested once we reached Miami. Needless to say […]

Quest Overseas Staff selection for 2010

Do you have a passion for travel, excellent leadership and organisational skills and the commitment to make our projects and expeditions a ‘trip of a lifetime’? Are you looking to work in Africa or South America in 2010 leading groups of young people on challenging projects and expeditions?   If this sounds like you then […]

Quest Overseas Staff selection for 2010

Do you have a passion for travel, excellent leadership and organisational skills and the commitment to make our projects and expeditions a ‘trip of a lifetime’? Are you looking to work in Africa or South America in 2010 leading groups of young people on challenging projects and expeditions?   If this sounds like you then […]

Photo of the year 2009

This has to be in the running for photo of the year 2009. Our South America Director excelled himself last week by dressing up as Colonel Sanders for Quest Overseas Chicken Week 2009. DONATE TO CHICKEN WEEK!

Photo of the year 2009

This has to be in the running for photo of the year 2009. Our South America Director excelled himself last week by dressing up as Colonel Sanders for Quest Overseas Chicken Week 2009. DONATE TO CHICKEN WEEK!

Latest Update from Villa Maria Team

Villa Maria 2009 – Late Feb, Ecuador and Peru The end of Quito was quite an experience… After 2 big weeks of intensive lessons, there has been quite a relaxation in the Spanish efforts of the group. One of the lessons turned into the traditional football tournament of Quest vs. Cristobal Colon School, thankfully, Quest […]