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06/28/2013 05:38 pm ET | Updated Aug 28, 2013

14 Awesomely Cheesy Tourist Diversions

TheGypsyNesters

Everyone who travels eventually succumbs to that cheesy tourist moment -- we've certainly had our share. But why should we have all the fun?

To share the wealth, we asked the web's top independent travel bloggers to send us their best, cheesiest tourist moments and we hit a gold mine of the craziest, funniest and just plain weird travel photos in the world!

From Josh of Traveling 9-5: In Chiang Rai, Thailand the popular tourist restaurant is called "Cabbages and Condoms". And, yes, they have mannequins at the door whose attire consists entirely of...condoms.

Condom Clothes by Traveling 9-5

From Suzanne of Boomeresque: Sometimes the tourist contributes to the cheesiness of the moment. Here, a blogger (moi)  confers with FDR while Winston Churchill looks on. In self defense, I maintain that this sculpture called "The Allies" on Bond Street in the Mayfair section of London, England is a cheese magnet.

Talking with FDR by Boomeresque

From David & Veronica of GypsyNester.com: Folks rub statues for various reasons, but for the life of us, we couldn't out why the tourists were rubbing this one THERE. Spotted in Prague in the Czech Republic.

Odd penis rubbing by GypsyNester.com

From Tom of Travel Past 50: I'm sorry, but it just doesn't get any cheesier than the "World's Biggest Ball of Twine" in Darwin, Minnesota. Thousands of people drive out all the way from Dassel, Minnesota, 4.9 miles away, every weekend just to see it and be photographed with it. Eat your heart out all of you who think your photo of you in front of the Eiffel Tower is hot stuff.

World's Largest Ball of Twine by Travel Past 50

From Abigail of 1,000 Miles On My Own Two Feet: In a wax museum, I feel like a somebody either glamming up with Marylyn Monroe, locking arms with Brad Pitt, or even staring down Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector (of course in real life, my knees would be wobbly to see all these celebs!). Here I am with Jack Black in the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, Missouri!

Wax Museums by 1000 Miles On My Own Two Feet

From Gadi and Tun of Being in Awe: We are getting cheesy and dirty in mud bathes of Moon Water Cave in Yangshuo, China

China Mud by Being in Awe

From David & Veronica of GypsyNester.com: Finally a tourist spot where we felt comfy being ourselves!

Jackassic Park by GypsyNester.com

From Craig of Flashpacking Around the World: We had this picture taken at the Terracotta Warriors at Xian.  You pay to get your photo taken in front of a painting of the warriors in a room to the side of one of the pits. It was tacky, cheese, but we just had to do it.

Terracotta Warriors by Flashpacking Around the World

Alexandria of Fluent in Frolicking insists: The tour guide made me do it!

The tour guide made me do it! by Fluent in Frolicking

From David & Veronica of GypsyNester.com: At the Equator in Ecuador, the Intiñan Solar Museum teases tourists into balancing an egg on the top of a nail. After about an hour of lip-biting work, Veronica succeeded.

Balancing an egg at the equator in the Equador by GypsyNester.com

From Ted of Traveling Ted: Snaps to Ted for doubling up on the cheese!

Cheese! By Traveling Ted

From David & Veronica of GypsyNester.com: The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs are the best and biggest cheesy tourist diversion in Florida - and Florida has a lot to offer in this category!

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachi Springs by GypsyNester.com

From Adam of Getting Stamped: The life size statue of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli, from the TV Show “Happy Days” cast in bronze is worth the trip to Milwaukee alone. I give this attraction two thumbs up!

The Fonz in Milwaukee from Getting Stamped

From Cam of Traveling Canucks: We took this photo while in Gravenhurst, a small town in the Muskoka region of Ontario. This is the world's biggest Muskoka chair. I don't know why anyone would want to take a photo beside a massive wooden chair, but apparently we've become the type that pulls over the car in order to do so. My how the times have changed!

Huge Chair by Traveling Canucks

YOUR TURN: Which photo do YOU think is the cheesiest?