Tuesday, January 15th 2013 - 02:08 UTC

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

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”-.

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)

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

 

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1 Rufus (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 10:07 am Report abuse
The feature is here:
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...
2 Boovis (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 01:31 pm Report abuse
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?
3 José Malvinero (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 02:21 pm Report abuse
LIVE ARGENTINA MALVINAS ISLANDS!!!
4 andy65 (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 03:04 pm Report abuse
@José Malvinero Who the Fack wants to go to the land of greaseballs Argentina where 25% of the population struggle on $7 a day where your Queen SS Hitler Cristina can not use her aircraft for fear of being in pounded for none payments of debts people would rather go to Chile much nicer people far cleaner and more hospitable
5 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 03:16 pm Report abuse
@03 Jose

“LIVE ARGENTINA MALVINAS ISLANDS!!!”

José, google translate doesn't make it sound any less ridiculous!!
LOL!!
6 Zool (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 03:27 pm Report abuse
Poor Jose Malvinero, Must break his heart to get up in the morning & know his MALVINAS fantasy hasn't come true & his only outlet for his rage is this website.
7 GFace (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 03:56 pm Report abuse
“Live German Sudetenland!”

Have these people any clue or sense decency?

But why anyone would list Houston but leave Austin off the list is beyond me, esp if the NYT are trying to aim for “quirkiness” as seems to be the trend in the list.
8 Rufus (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 04:33 pm Report abuse
@3 Don't be silly.

Although there's nowhere on the UK mainland this year either (they did have London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Wales (as a whole) last year though, but once again nowhere in Argentina, even the bits that you've tried invading on occasion).
9 Conqueror (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 07:58 pm Report abuse
@3 DIE, ARGIELAND. LAND OF WAR CRIMINALS!!!!!
10 jsf (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 08:22 pm Report abuse
The Malvina House is the poorest hotel. No money, no class, keep the islands in british assholes!
11 damian (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
Is this the quiet British diplomacy we hear about - Getting the FI in the foreign press with a true history of the Islands.

Keep up the good work HMG
12 Orbit (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 08:57 pm Report abuse
@10. Hi Sussie, how is your trailer these days ? Still having trouble with the repo man, or has your welfare cheque come through on time this month ? Hope it has as it would be a good thing to get your cheap jewelry back and have money left over to pay for a family size KFC for your children (all by different fathers in various stages of the criminal system I am told). Most importantly, you cling on to the notion that you are classy, a girl needs to find self-respect where she can.
13 Pete Bog (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 11:29 pm Report abuse
@3
GIVE PATAGONIA BACK TO THE FALKLAND ISLANDERS

(They were there before you were).
14 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 12:15 am Report abuse
@10jsf

Sussie again, this is the 2nd time I have reported him.
15 Benson (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 02:17 pm Report abuse
@3 Where?

@10 Yay Sussie the insane's back.
16 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 04:06 pm Report abuse
@16sussie

Not that your opinion is worth anything.

No point responding to you.
17 andy65 (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 04:12 pm Report abuse
@jsl Let me assure you,you piece of shit The Islanders have a far better standard of living than you greaseballs in Argentina Crissy Kirchner is sucking you all dry
18 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 07:38 pm Report abuse
@17 Andy

I wouldn't bother responding to Sussie, except to identify him as “offensive ” and “Off- topic” to the Modetators of Mercopress.

He is barely smart enough to do his winding up, and likely as truly mentally-ill as we have encountered on here.
19 ajoknoblauch (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 08:06 pm Report abuse
How about agreeing to refrain from profanity and ethnic slurs?

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