I’ve eaten some pretty weird stuff over all my years of traveling, with the attitude, when in Rome! Hey, you only live once, right?
Here are six of the most bizarre things I’ve ever put in my belly!
What I ate: Dog soup!
Location: Kaesong, North Korea.
What it Tasted Like: Very, soft and tender. Yes, it tasted like chicken.
What I ate: Termites. Raw. Alive. Right off the tree.
Location: Arima, Trinidad – Asa Wright Nature Center.
What it Tasted Like: Carrot shavings.
What I ate: Guinea pig!
Location: Machu Picchu, Peru – Inkaterra Machi Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
What it Tasted Like: Greasy, bad chicken. Did not like!
What I ate: Camel milk!
Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania – middle of the desert (fresh), and also in my tour guide’s living room (packaged)
What it Tasted Like: Sweet, warm milk.
What I ate: Scorpion!
Location: Sieam Reap, Cambodia – Pub Street.
What it Tasted Like: Burnt soft-shell crab; luckily it wasn’t meaty or chewy…it just kind of crumbled into a million burnt crumbs.
What I ate: Wild Boar!
Location: Warsaw, Poland – Zachcianek Restaurant
What it Tasted Like: A little gamey, but not bad!