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  • Added on: March 6th, 2007
I was wondering what the coolest job anyone had while traveling?

I worked in Alaska for 6 months racing sled dogs. I didnt make any money, but it was fun and free!
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That sounds like a lot of fun...

I did a hyena survey in Lilongwe, Malawi.
With an armed guard I went out into the mid-city bush to map and count the 80-some hyenas.

Later I led a team of 15 Malawians to build nightcages for vervetmonkeys and baboons.

It was an interesting time.
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This is a "volunteer position" but with free board/ food. But working on the Peace Boat as an english instructor sounds pretty amazing. www.peaceboat.org I've gone to visit them when they dock here and it just looks like such a great way to see the world (+ do something productive)

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Commercial fishing in Alaska.

Launching a boat just after sunrise in the Alaskan summer. Cook Inlet is like a mirror, with white-capped volcanos in the background. On days like that I'd think people would pay to be there. On cold nights when it was rough I didn't feel so enthusiastic.

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Working as a rock climbing guide in the summer and ski/snowboard guide in the winter is a small Swiss village called Kandersteg. Pay was beyond horrible, but the view was amazing!
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Being the morning bartender at the Bomvu hostel in coffee bay and living in a tent for 2 1/2 mths.

Nothing quite like living 5sec from the ocean!

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just checked into that peace boat teacher position that Karinada mentioned. Looks super awesome, but of course for this years journey they can't accept any US citizens or US residents since they are going to be docking in Cuba.

Which is a super bummer cause I was just about to apply for it.

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  • Added on: March 24th, 2007
quote:
Working as a rock climbing guide in the summer and ski/snowboard guide in the winter is a small Swiss village called Kandersteg. Pay was beyond horrible, but the view was amazing!


Not to mention the Cardinal..... Course, I heard if you ended up there, you wouldn't be going home single. Who knows?

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  • Added on: June 20th, 2007
how did you guys find all of these interesting jobs on the road??? I would really love some advice on how these things pop up.

thanks!

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Keep your eyes open, talk to people and ask around...
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Is there ever a language barrier when you're in a foreign country asking around for jobs? How do you make friends with people or talk to your boss when you two barely speak the same language?
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I am currently working in a small hotel in Bamako, Mali. I work in reception and also work as the night bartender. Only making $150 US a month but it is so much fun and such a beautiful location plus we have a monkey I can play with! Wouldn't trade it for anything at this point! There is a lot of bars and nightclubs here that are lookign for foreign women to come work, it increases their clientele.
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Hardly work but worked at a hostel in Mancora for a few weeks and had a hell of a time. I think my up coming English teaching position will top that off though.
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working on charter yachts in the whitsundays - I never left Nth Qld
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  • Added on: June 9th, 2010
Sure sounds like you guys have plenty of fun while being overseas! :D

Don't you guys have bills to pay though?
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