Last week, I was dared by some of my fellow co-workers into eating a scorpion. Only did I not know, it was going to be the size of my palm, and there were three of them. We made our way from Dongzhimen on scooters to the busy street of Wangfujing where you can eat all kinds of crazy Chinese delicacies, including varying insects, organs, and stuff we do not want to know what it was. It was probably one of the most interesting food culture experiences I’ve ever encountered. Don’t try this at home. Literally, after eating two, I felt like I was going to spew. No one wanted the last scorpion and the poor thing had to go in the trash. However, the other decent looking food was cheap and sweet. The street also sold many Chinese souvenirs, a perfect place to go if you’re just touring Beijing.

 - Ryan Huerter

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