From cheese rolling in the British countryside to unspoiled beaches in Costa Rica, we’ve got your May holiday
For city slickers…
Short haul: London, England
Forget Paris in the springtime, it’s all about London in May. Gone are the coat-soaking downpours and finger-biting frosts as locals embrace the sweet sunshine with Thames-side strolls and book reading in the royal gardens.
Head first to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the looping slide installed around Sir Anish Kapoor’s distinctive Orbit sculpture is due to welcome its first brave sliders.
If you don’t lose your stomach completely, move onto one of London’s many supper clubs. The Disappearing Dining Club produces fabulous, fine-dining food in unique spaces like lighthouses, launderettes, churches and antiques shops.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in London The ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in London
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Long haul: Puebla, Mexico
Contentiously hijacked by US college campuses and nicknamed ‘Cinco de Drinko’, the annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico are actually colourful, food-filled festivities that commemorate the 5 May 1862 Mexican militia victory during the Franco-Mexican war.
For the best taste of the action, head to the vibrant colonial streets of Puebla,