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How adventurous are you? The world's weirdest things to try

From weird foods to weird festivals, try something a little different on your next trip!

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary on your next trip abroad, we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest and most wonderful things to do around the world.

Take a look through and see if any of them tickle your fancy. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Sip on snake wine in Vietnam

Sip on snake wine in Vietnam


Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a regular bottle of wine (with a snake in it). Oh no, snake wine is a fiercely strong spirit that will knock your socks off. In fact, it’s so potent that the poisonous venom from the snake inside the bottle is cancelled out by the high level of alcohol, leaving it safe for you to drink if you’re willing!

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Chew on a tuna eyeball in Japan

Chew on a tuna eyeball in Japan


This is one that probably sounds a lot worse than it actually is. Tuna eyeballs are all the rage in Japan, and apparently when cooked, taste just like squid or octopus. If you can get past the fact that you’re eating an actual fish eyeball, they actually sound quite delicious. Up for the challenge?

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Watch the baby jumping festival in Spain

Watch the baby jumping festival in Spain


Known as El Salto del Colacho, which literally translates as ‘the devil's jump’, there’s an entire festival dedicated to jumping over babies in Spain. In the village of Castrillo de Murcia, men dress up as devils to jump over new born babies lying in the street, which is supposed to cleanse them of evil doing. It’s happened every year since 1620!

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Knock back a human toe shot in Canada

Knock back a human toe shot in Canada


That’s right; in Canada you can actually order a shot with a fermented human toe in it. Known as the sourtoe cocktail, the interesting drink is sold at the Sourtoe Cocktail Club in Dawson City. A tradition that started back in 1873, there’s only one rule: your lips must touch the toe, but whatever you do, don’t swallow it!

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Eat a fried spider in Cambodia

Eat a fried spider in Cambodia


It’s time to face your biggest fear – or rather, it’s time to eat your biggest fear! That’s right, in Cambodia fried spider is a delectable dish, and is a region delicacy in the Cambodian town of Skuon. First, the spider is marinated in sugar and salt, before being friend in garlic. Do you dare to give it a taste?

Unfortunately, we don’t sell Cambodian riel online. Why not try our Globe cash passport instead? Load up in British pounds and use wherever you see the MasterCard logo.

Get wild at the mud festival in South Korea

Get wild at the mud festival in South Korea


If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you might just love the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea. Said to be rich is special minerals, the mud is shipped in especially for over a million visitors to enjoy. Whether you want to indulge your wild side with a mud fight or enjoy a bespoke mud facial, it’s certainly a one of a kind experience.

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How adventurous are you?

If you want to find out how adventurous you really are when it comes to travelling, why not take our How adventurous are you? quiz and find out?

You can compare yourself against other travellers around the UK and even pick up some ideas for your next big adventure.

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