Friday 13 February 2009

Crazy Bolivian Salt Flat Photos

Check out some fantastic photos (like the one below) from the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia on the Times Online Travel website. This is the largest salt pan in the World and stretches to 10,582 km². The unique flat white landscape allows for some truly odd photos to be taken as all sense of perspective is lost. During December to April the pans flood and become a giant mirror reflecting the sky as far as the eye can see. A chance for some truly awesome Quest team photos!!

Quest groups get the chance to explore this spectucular corner of Bolivia during the Andean Expedition. The scenerey surrounding the salt flats is equally awe-inspiring with geysers, hot springs, colourful, flamingo filled mineral lakes and Salvador Dali-esque rock formations.

I want to see the Salar de Uyuni!
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Thursday 12 February 2009

Say Hello at Moreton Hall Gap Fair Tomorrow!!

Tomorrow we are spreading the Quest love northwards as we head up to Moreton Hall School's Career Fair in Oswestry, Shropshire. So if you would like any information about any of our projects and expeditions, general advice about travel and volunteering or you just want to have a chat please keep an eye out for the Quest Overseas stand and come and say hello!

The fair starts at 11:30am and goes on til 3:30pm - plenty of time for you to pop in! Find directions to Moreton Hall here.
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Wednesday 11 February 2009

Tsvangirai Sworn In

It has been a long time coming since Morgan Tsvangirai won the first round of the Presidential elections last year.  He has now been sworn in as Prime Minister in a unity government with Robert Mugabe.

The new Prime Minister has a mountain to climb to get Zimbabwe back on track.  Hyper inflation and the recent cholera epidemic will be his first challenge.  There is still skepticism if this power sharing will work with Mugabe still a dominating and controlling figure.

We can only hope that this is a good sign for Zimbabwe and that the country will soon be back on track for a positive future for its people and the rest of Africa.

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Tuesday 10 February 2009

Valentines Day Crunch?

Today saw 4 of the big former bank bosses apologise over the banking crisis that has crippled the UK economy.  Will the current crunch mean the frivolous spending of previous years will be no more as people watch the pennies or is the easiest way to say 'I love you' still by splashing out on a meal for two, large box of chocolates, huge bouquets of flowers or a romantic weekend to Rome!

You could of course save money and still show your love by putting some effort in!  Instead of eating out at £75/head, stay in and cook for your loved one.  For excellent recipe ideas check out  You could also go out and pick flowers instead of buying however please be careful not to trespass when picking plants and never take material from a nature reserve or protected site without permission (thewildflowersociety)

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Monday 9 February 2009

Roedean Gap Fair Tomorrow!

Simon and I are visiting Roedean school tomorrow to take part in the careers day. So keep an eye out for the Quest Overseas stand and come over to pick our brains about any of the trips we run, ask for some helpful travel advice or just to say hello! We would love to have a chat with you!

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