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Eat a scorpion in Lijiang
China is a paradise for foodies. I try everything I'm offered and my repertoire includes many things that most Americans would cringe at eating. Top of the list, however, is a scorpion, which I indulged in on a visit to the Old City of Lijiang. ...crunchy, salty, prickly, and once calm your reptilian brain enough to be okay with the fact you just put a poisonous insect in your mouth, quite tasty. The city is a bit too crowded for my taste, but it's a great starting point for a trek to the famous hike trough Tiger Leaping Gorge.
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