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Falklands, one of “The 46 places to go in 2013” recommends The New York Times

Tuesday, January 15th 2013 - 02:08 UTC
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A view of Stanley, soon to become an ‘oil town’ according to the prestigious US newspaper A view of Stanley, soon to become an ‘oil town’ according to the prestigious US newspaper
One of the best sights for penguins  (Photo by Derek Pettersson) 	One of the best sights for penguins (Photo by Derek Pettersson)

A New York Times article entitled “The 46 places to go in 2013”, the Falkland Islands is recommended for a visit before the oil industry, “rapidly transforms Stanley's ethnic, economic and social character, driving development in this tiny, eccentric village of about 2,000 year-round residents”-.

Michael T Luongo comments: “Eight thousand miles from London, the Falkland Islands are a cold, rugged Galápagos-like spot swarming with penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife.

”Over the last few decades, though, politics has trumped nature: more than 30 years since the Falklands War, tensions remain high between Argentina and Britain, especially with vast oil reserves now being explored offshore.

“The practical Falkland Islanders, though, are moving on, breaking ground this year on a Falkland Islands Museum as part of an overhaul and expansion of the waterfront in the capital, Stanley, along with considering new air routes. The Malvina House Hotel, Stanley's largest, which doubled in size in 2010, has just expanded its harbour-view restaurant and will expand further to 70 rooms by early 2014.”

For more information about the Falklands Islands visit the Tourist Board website

 

Categories: Tourism, Falkland Islands.

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  • Rufus

    The feature is here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/travel/the-46-places-to-go-in-2013.html?_r=0

    Shouts out for Rio (i.e. go there in 2013 to miss the crowds in 2014 and 2016), Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Yucatán in South America and the Carribean.

    Strange there's no mention of anywhere in Argentina again this year...

    Jan 15th, 2013 - 10:07 am 0
  • Boovis

    Question: when we send the next lot of argie prisoners back in a cruise ship again after they lose the next war, what flag will it have to have to gain entrance to the argie harbours, or should we just dump them out a plane a la junta?

    Jan 15th, 2013 - 01:31 pm 0
  • José Malvinero

    LIVE ARGENTINA MALVINAS ISLANDS!!!

    Jan 15th, 2013 - 02:21 pm 0
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