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April 11, 2006 5:55 PM Subscribe
WeirdSkillsFilter: Where can I learn more exotic/unusual skills cheaply while traveling?
posted by lalochezia to education (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You can learn SCUBA
in Roatan, Spanish
in Guatemala or cooking
in Oaxaca. All of these courses are cheaper than their US counterparts.
What and where can you learn more unusual skills cheaply
Criteria: Instruction in english (or at a pinch, spanglish/poorly spoken english!) - topic and location away from the humdrum. I'm particularly interested in south/central america but anywhere in the world with a cheap plane ticket from NYC. The course must be cheap!
Example: Learn combat/shooting skills in nicuaragua/el salvador from ex-mercenaries. Ride a horse in Argentina - from gauchos? Learn to drive racecars in the far east? Martial arts in China? Wilderness survival somewhere in the jungle/desert? Sleight of hand? Other james-bond esque stuff?
Don't limit yourself to the Bond-ian: ANY UNUSUAL SKILLS : wild and wacky (but truthful!) answers appreciated.
The US is a great place to learn stuff: it's just too expensive. Globalisation should help me dammit!