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How do you pronounce Eyjafjallajoekull??

I realise that there are more important issues to consider with the Icelandic volcano issue – hundreds of thousands of people stranded, many businesses suffering significantly from the airport standstill – but it has been preying on my mind for a few days now, how exactly do you pronounce Eyjafjallajoekull???! The link below does give […]

Fancy being in the cast of Neighbours???

It’s a firm Quest favourite, and I’m sure we’re not alone (are we???), but better than watching it, why not be in it?? The show is looking for a young British girl (over 18) to take the role of Poppy Rogers, a friend of the Kennedy family – imagine all those fun scenes with Karl, Susan […]

Brighton Marathon Photos

Well it’s over now, congratulations to everyone who took part in the Brighton Marathon and thanks to all the many volunteers who helped to make it a such a great day for runners and spectators alike. Here are a few snaps of some of the runners, see you all again next year! There are never […]

Quest at Haileybury School Gap Year Fair

If you are thinking of taking a Gap Year in 2011 or even 2012 and would like to find out what options you have, why not come along to the Gap Year Fair being held at Haileybury School, near Hertford, Hertfordshire. Many Gap Year providers, including Quest Overseas will be there to answer any questions […]

Final entry from Bolivia 1 – expedition over!

We have spent the last 10 days in Huaraz, Huanchaco, Lima and Cusco. We left Huaraz after bridge jumping and took a night bus to Huanchaco, which is a pretty Northern town on the coast of Peru. There we learnt how to surf and enjoyed hanging out on the beach. That next morning we took […]

Photos of Bolivia Team one on the Inca Trail

Always keen to minimise our impact on the local environment (well, almost always), here is our team not blending in with their local surroundings on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Since a team in 2000 decided to trek the trail in tailor made suits, this has set a challenge to all Quest teams to […]

Katie’s Parents Visit Villa Maria

Last week Kevan and Penny Ashbridge, parents of Katie, were welcomed by our project staff in Villa Maria, Peru. They spent a day visiting our school, as well as meeting the families which have benefitted from the houses built with funds raised by their Katie’s friends, family and work colleagues. Here is a short video […]

Villa Maria visit from the Ashbridges

Ten years ago, Quest volunteer Katie Ashbridge took part in our Villa Maria project, helping to give a better quality of life to thousands of children in Lima, Peru. She very sadly died a few years ago, but her friends decided to set up a fund to support Villa Maria in her memory. So far, […]

Bolivia Team 2 – crossing the Salt Flats

Our next blog entry finds us having left the safe confines of Sucre and travelling cross country. Before we left our short lived home however, we managed to keep ourselves busy for the few days left. On Monday after classes we headed for the Castillo de Glorietta, which had served as an orphanage and army […]

Villa Maria Team – welcome to Bolivia

EXPEDITION PART TWOSUNDAY 4TH APRIL – SUNDAY 11TH APRIL, AREQUIPA TO LA PAZ, written by Alice Machin. HAPPY HAPPY EASTER! Oh it was rather sad not be eating hot cross buns and missing out on the traditional Easter egg hunt. However, when we heard the bells of the cathedral ringing at 8 o clock we […]