Strangest Travel Phobias

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Mark Schipper

Introducing the strangest phobias you never knew existed—and where to face those fears.

Osmophobia

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What It Is: Fear of smells or odors.

Travel Challenge: Thailand’s Durian Festival, which honors the world’s most vile-smelling fruit, the durian. It exudes a smell so horrible—think dirty gym socks that have been sitting in vomit—that it’s actually banned from public transport in some countries.

Strangest Travel Phobias

Osmophobia

What It Is: Fear of smells or odors.

Travel Challenge: Thailand’s Durian Festival, which honors the world’s most vile-smelling fruit, the durian. It exudes a smell so horrible—think dirty gym socks that have been sitting in vomit—that it’s actually banned from public transport in some countries.

Mark Schipper [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/people/durian_eater
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