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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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Beer Day, Iceland

It’s strange to imagine a secular, developed country in which beer was banned as late as 1989. But that was the case in Iceland.

Pooh Sticks contest, England

It’s hard to believe that a simple little English game like Pooh Sticks could evolve into a huge event attracting competitors and TV crews from around the globe.

Carnaval de Binche, Belgium

Ever heard of a one-way food fight? Where willing victims gather to be pelted by citrus fruit, with no option to retaliate.

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Ghostly dancers © Tim Samoff

The Miners’ Club incident

Kathryn Johns has a fright in Skegness.

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