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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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Feria de Cascamorras, Spain

Festivals don’t get much slimier than this traditional celebration in Andalucia.

Black Pudding Throwing, England

It’s time to lob your Lancashire black puddings at a Yorkshire pudding target, and drink to the War of the Roses.

World gurning championships, England

Make way, Miss World, for the answer to all conventional beauty pageants. In this contest, a pretty face will get you absolutely nowhere.

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Street Food in Bangkok © Erin Bourgois

Bangkok dangerous

Allen McAvoy’s run-in with some questionable street meat.

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