One of the great things about travel is when we get the opportunity to "get local" and try different food and drink from that region. Our minds go directly to having pasta and gelato in Italy, or enjoying macarons and chocolate eclairs in France. It adds to your already memorable experience and is always a great story to share with your friends and family: "Remember that time I ate [fill in the blank]?"
Yet there are adventurous foodies out there who go outside their comfort zone and try the delicacies that may seem strange or unusual to our palates. Here's a photo collection of strange and fascinating eats that you may encounter during your travels (including deep-fried octopus pictured left). We dare you to try any of them & report back!
Crickets and roaches and bugs, oh my! - Deep fried and ready to bag (Cambodia)
Deep Fried Fish... scales and all (Vietnam)
Escargot - That's right, they're snails (France)
Haggis - sheep heart, liver, & lungs minced and cooked in sheep's stomach (Scotland)
Steckelfisch - Mackerel on a stick (Germany)
Your Favorite Potato Chips... in Blueberry or Kiwi flavor (China)
Your turn: What are some of the most interesting/strange/fascinating things you've ever eaten or heard about during your travels? What were you brave enough to try? Leave a comment below!