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Rio team are one week in…

One week into their Gap adventure, Team Rio have taken time out from their daily Portuguese lessons to give us an update…  And had time for some amature dramatics…       “After a rainy first day in Brazil, all eight of us are quickly adjusting to the rhythms of Rio. Between the sun, sand, […]

Our First Taste of South America

Our Villa Maria Gap Team have been out in Ecuador for over a week now and have just sent through their first official blog – thanks everyone. Week One: “We have already  been in Ecuador for one week, what a wonderful country full of adventures and surprises!!!  Our first adventure began last weekend with the […]

Our First Taste of South America

Our Villa Maria Gap Team have been out in Ecuador for over a week now and have just sent through their first official blog – thanks everyone. Week One: “We have already  been in Ecuador for one week, what a wonderful country full of adventures and surprises!!!  Our first adventure began last weekend with the […]

Rio team one week into their adventure

One week into their Gap adventure, Team Rio have taken time out from their daily Portuguese lessons to give us an update…  And had time for some amature dramatics…       “After a rainy first day in Brazil, all eight of us are quickly adjusting to the rhythms of Rio. Between the sun, sand, […]

Friday Fiesta!! Rio Carnival comes to Hove

Sometimes you just get that Friday feeling.  And sometimes, that Friday feeling is taken to the Nth degree when everyone’s favourite Brazil Project Leader, Danny Martinez, posts you his rather fabulous Carnival Costume to play with … Still plenty of work to be done though… Fancy tasting your own bit Latin American culture, nature & […]

Things you collect while travelling – a carnival costume?!

We’ve all collected a few bizarre souvenirs while travelling, this has got to be pretty high on the “what were you thinking” list! Our Brazil Gap Team are partway through their project phase at the moment however everyone in Brazil takes a few days off for Carnival (this weekend). The Mangueira district in Rio where […]

Things you collect while travelling – a carnival costume?!

We’ve all collected a few bizarre souvenirs while travelling, this has got to be pretty high on the “what were you thinking” list! Our Brazil Gap Team are partway through their project phase at the moment however everyone in Brazil takes a few days off for Carnival (this weekend). The Mangueira district in Rio where […]

Working hard in the hot sun – Villa Maria update

Yet another update from our hard working girls in Villa Maria, courtesy of Deborah Owen – thanks and keep up the good work! After a manic first few days getting used to Villa Maria and attempting to impress at Domingos Familiares, we settled into the weekly routine. A record 3 film nights in one week […]

Quest Recreates Pop Idol in Peru

So far there has been Beyonce, Brittany, Ricky Martin and many more. Our Quest Villa Maria team has been working hard building houses in the shanty towns of Lima during the week, but weekends have been about entertaining the masses – do they know what has hit them??? Copying the Peruvian equivalent of Pop Idol […]

Farewell to Nena in Villa Maria

Anyone who has been to Villa Maria in the last 8 years will remember the beloved Nena, long suffering pet to the project and company for Lucho. Sadly, she died last week, which is an extremely sad piece of news, especially for all those which support the project year round in Lima. Nena was one […]