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Malawi Summer team update

Rain, rain, rain, rain in Africa, what’s going on?! Within the last week we have worked in rain, played football with the youth group, shopped in Blantyre (shniedy Nandos, which wasnn’t actually a Nandos), attended a local wedding with live chickens and flying notes. We’ve also had a few ill team members, but they’re all […]

The frustrations of working in conservation

Anyone who has worked in conservation for some time will be able to relate to this story. After nearly 15 years of work at the Parque Machia wild animal refuge in Bolivia, where hundreds of species of monkey, parrot, turtle, puma and jaguar have been cared for, and many released, a completely illogical decision to […]

Villa Maria Construction Group Update – at last!

They’ve been cursed many a time back here in the office – when will they write, do they not remember us??? But at long last, we have an update from the hard working, hard playing group in Villa Maria this summer – enjoy! Villa Maria Invierno Group Update So Villa Maria Invierno 2010 begins: some […]

Exam Results Gifted you with a Gap Year?

Not quite got the results you were hoping for? Or have you surpassed all your expectations? Maybe now you are considering taking a year out to reapply to university next year and find yourself with a completely unexpected and unplanned gap year on your hands. If that is the case, don’t panic! A well planned […]

Fishing for the Arapaima

The Arapaima, is one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world, it lives in the Amazon River, in South America, and can reach sizes of more than 2 meters (6.6 ft.) and can weigh over 100kg (220 lbs).   A bit of background information.         The diet of the Arapaima consists of fish, […]

Fishy wishy

The world cup in Africa is over but the new season is soon upon us, time to celebrate and if this video is anything to go by, goal celebrations are going to be getting bigger and stranger every year.  They have certainly come a long way since Roger Milla wiggled his hips down by the […]

Ex Quest where are they now – Rose Balston

We’re always proud to see Quest volunteers going onto do great things, so you can’t blame us for shouting about it. Ex student Rose Balston went away with Quest in 2003 to work at our shanty town project in Villa Maria, as well as take part in our Andean Expedition. Her group was famous for […]

Who are Quest Overseas? Part 2.

Waang’waray East Africa Expedition Volunteer Ambue Ari Project, Bolivia Carnival Swaziland Tanzania projects Mangueira, Brazil Fair Trade partners QUEST OVERSEAS Excellent Development Andean Expedition Malawi Children Kenya Ethical Volunteering East Africa Expedition Malawi Quest4Change Gap Years Inti Wara Yassi Brazil ethical Rainforest Concern africa Summer Trips South America Joshua Orphan Care Trust Tanzania gap year […]

Kenya Summer Team Update 1 – getting stuck into work!

Getting stuck in… Day One: Gabby arrives early to meet Alix and Richard in Nairobi, then take’s a taxi to a backpackers lodge twenty minutes from the airport to await the arrival of Rosa later that night. Day Two: We have a long wait in the airport café for the rest of the team to […]