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Montevideo, November 13th 2018 - 00:39 UTC

It's World Penguin Day!

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 16:52 UTC
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In case you didn't know, this Saturday, 20th January, is World Penguin Day! What better way to celebrate it than start planning your own Falkland Islands adventure. Penguins...well we've got plenty, but that's not all the Falklands is about. It's a bird watcher's paradise. It is fabulous for walking, exploring, photography, fishing, and immersing yourself in island life. And perhaps as much as anything else, it's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of, well, the rest of the world!

10 TOP IDEAS

To get you started, we've put together 10 ideas for your trip... this is just the start. There's so much to do and see - no wonder over half of our visitors come back for more!

Explore 1982 Battlefields

The Falklands has a fascinating history and there is plenty to discover, stories to hear, and things to see. Some of the best battlefield guides in the world can be found in the Falklands and it's well worth spending a day with one.

Discover for yourself...

One of the reasons visitors keep coming back to the Falklands is the sense of discovery. Wide open spaces, no noise, no traffic, just you and nature. It is really possible to feel so much at one with planet earth? Believe it or not...it is!

18 places to visit in 2018...

Obviously we don't want you to go anywhere else! But perhaps you are an avid traveller and you're planning lots of trips. Eternal Arrival have some great ideas for 2018...and of course the Falklands is one of them!

 

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  • Chicureo

    From the press:

    The government of The Falklands Islands kicked off a debate this week when it ordered that Weddel seals and Rockhopper penguins no longer be dropped alive into boiling water. Boiling them causes pain, the government said, and should be replaced by a more rapid method of death — such as bludgeoning them on the head with a hammer before cooking.

    This has caused a number of Kelpers to gather in Port Stanley last Wednesday with placards with sayings such as “keep our cooking traditions as they are!” and “boiled live seal tastes less oily!”

    During the memorable residence of Argentine soldiers in 1982, boiling alive penguins and seals was introduced to the islanders as it's very popular type of preparation in Ushuaia.

    Jan 17th, 2018 - 07:15 pm +1
  • Brit Bob

    Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations

    Thankfully the invaders were defeated in 1982. Do the Argentines even understand what it means to have sovereignty?

    Falklands – Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34583696/Falklands_Argentinas_Sovereignty_Aspirations

    Jan 17th, 2018 - 07:16 pm +1
  • Pete Bog

    @Jan H

    The Falklands will make bio fuel out of kelp in the next 25 years.

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 12:38 pm 0
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