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Unusual holiday courses

Many people go on holiday to relax, but arguably the best breaks are the ones where you come back refreshed and re-energised, having opened your eyes and learnt something new. And we're not talking a yoga class on the beach one afternoon when you were too hungover to face swimming (though they're good too).

You could be tracking black rhino on horseback in South Africa, learning the art of divination in Athens, brushing up on crime fiction techniques in Tuscany or finding out how to de-tech your life in the Caribbean - the world is brimming with opportunities to expand your skill set and become a student all over again.

Broaden your mind through travel with a look at our selection of some of the world's most unusual learning breaks, from the unique to the surreal, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, below. Have a favourite or a recommendation to add? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter.

Words: Anna Brech, Images: Rex Features, Getty Images and hotels' own

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