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Gnome Reserve, North Devon © David Masters

Gnome Reserve, Devon

Which British town has the most garden gnomes? We’re betting this one.

Breakfast at Brennan’s, New Orleans

A New Orleans institution serving famously exhaustive three-course breakfasts, and practically setting the roof alight with its signature flambéed bananas.

Bern Bear Park, Switzerland

Meet Björk and her bear buddies in Bern’s unique riverside park.

Ceremony of the Keys, London

One of London’s more curious ancient traditions that has survived untouched to the modern day.

Jane’s Place, England

A perfect antidote to the manicured gardens and twee tea shops of the Cotswolds.

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‘Obby ‘Oss Day, Cornwall

On the first day of May, the hobby horses come out to play in Padstow, Cornwall.

Lawn mower racing, England

A lawn mower is great for cutting grass, but it’s even better for racing around a dirt track.

Tinku Festival, Bolivia

Does club kicking-out time on a Saturday night send you scuttling for the nearest taxi? Then don’t mess with the Bolivians.

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Garlics  © Alisson Jordan

Garlic beer, Finland

A friend recommended me the weirdest restaurant in Helsinki, which makes everything – yes everything – on their menu with garlic.