August 17, 2012 | By Julia Dimon | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
Weirdest foods you'll ever eat on vacation

From scorpions to maggot-infested cheese, these delicacies are only for the adventurous.



From scorpions to maggot-infested cheese, these delicacies are only for the adventurous. (© © Karen Kasmauski/Science Faction/Corbis; © Marc F. Henning/Alamy; © David Parker/Alamy)
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  • From scorpions to maggot-infested cheese, these delicacies are only for the adventurous. (© © Karen Kasmauski/Science Faction/Corbis; © Marc F. Henning/Alamy; © David Parker/Alamy)
  • Julia Dimon eating starfish at Donghuamen Night Market in Beijing, China. (© Courtesy of Julia Dimon)
  • Woman roasting cuy (guinea pig) in Ecuador. (© © Michael Sparrow/Alamy)
  • Hand holding balut (duck embryo) in the Philippines. (© © Marc F. Henning/Alamy)
  • Durians for sale at a fruit stall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (© © Marc Anderson/Alamy)
  • Man eats moriche worm in Caracas, Venezuela. (© © Miguel Gutierrez/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Bowls of tiet canh (blood soup) at a roadside shop in Hanoi, Vietnam. (© © Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Octopus at Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan, South Korea. (© © David Parker/Alamy)
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From garlic-sautéed garden snails in Paris, guinea pig in Ecuador or deep-fried scorpion in Beijing, there's a taboo snack for every taste bud. For wannabe "Fear Factor" contestants, or if you're just on the hunt for gross gastronomic delights, here's a list of icky delectables from around the world.

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