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Africa loves Bush??!!

While 80% of Americans disapprove of Bush in opinion polls, similar polls in Africa show that the same percentage approved of him while in office.  When he visited Tanzania last February President Jakaya Kikwete praised Bush commenting that he had been “good friends to our country, and Africa.” So why do many African’s like President […]

The first 2009 GAP Team prepares for Departure!

Preparations have been well underway for the past 4 months to get everything ready for the forth coming GAP teams departing in the New Year. The first group to leave for the sunnier climes of Africa are the Tanzania Team. Heading out to Babati near Lake Manyara the group will spend 6 weeks living and […]

Missing the taste of Africa?

Everyone who has taken part on Quest’s Southern Africa Expedition will have had their favourite snakes, nibbles and bites!  Whether it’s Ms H.S. Balls’ Chutney, Nik Naks, Lunch Bars, Biltong or Tastic Rice (perfect every time!) you just cannot find it over here.   There are specialist shops but they are few and far between. […]

What says Xmas more than a pooing man?!

El Caganer, a rather strange figure, has been a characteristic of Nativity scenes all over Catalonia for many years. No self- respecting Catalan Bethlehem scene would be complete without him! Nowadays he comes in many shapes and forms, from monks to shepherds, Barcelona or Madrid football players to famous film stars – all performing the […]

Intern Opportunities at Quest Overseas

If you’re looking for ways to get into the volunteering, expedition or travel industry, Quest Overseas may be able to help. We have regular opportunities for suitable candidates to join our team in our office in Hove as an intern involved either in the operational or marketing side of our organisation (or even both). Working […]

Ancient City Unearthed in Peru

The ruins of an entire city have been discovered in northern Peru, researchers say.  Archaeologists say the find could provide the missing link between the ancient cultures of the Wari people and the earlier Moche civilisation. The site, near the Pacific coastal city of Chiclayo, probably dates to the Wari culture which ruled the Andes […]

Volunteering on the cheap

Volunteering can be an expensive business, travelling to the other side of the world and supporting a project in a developing nation does have its cost. We at Quest do our best to justify every penny that is spent on our volunteer projects and you will have total transparency if you go away with us. […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008

If you’re in the London area this weekend and are looking for some ideas for attractions then why not check out the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum.     The exhibition show cases the very best nature photographs from the top professional and amateur photographers in the world. It costs […]

Quest boys take on The Grim Challenge

On 7th December 2008, three fit young men from Brighton will take on all that Mother Nature can throw at them when they run the Grim Challenge in Aldershot. 8 miles of uncompromising mud, ditches, water filled ravines, cargo netting and the biting December chill. Jon, Simon and Andy are running to raise as much […]