FORGET teaspoons and I heart NY T-shirts. Bring home a cultural souvenir next time you're abroad, because other countries have some damn lovely (and quirky) customs. 1. Treat yourself Nope, this doesn't mean gorge on the breakfast buffet at your hotel. The French are famous for their small portions, but that doesn't mean they skimp on the indulgence. At le breakfast , for example, a single buttery croissant or chocolate brioche stands in for the big brekkies we've become accustomed to over here. And for their savouring, the French have a much lower obesity rate than Aussies.