“ M.V.Ushuaia” was the Falkland Islands first cruise ship visitor this season, arriving last Friday morning ready to greet their guests from Natural World Safaris on Saturdays LAN flight. The group of 81 had a chance to spend some free time on their arrival in Stanley, before boarding their ship. Read full article
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It's fitting that the M.V. Ushuaia should visit the Falklands, as the British founded the settlement where Ushuaia is, today.Oct 21st, 2014 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015Oct 21st, 2014 - 04:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Second place, El Chalten, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
@1 Strange that the M.V. Ushuaia is operated by an argie company. I know that the Falklands doesn't like to descend to argieland's level, but isn't there a case for refusing this vessel entry to the port? It can only carry 84 passengers. Spit in the ocean.Oct 21st, 2014 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@2Oct 21st, 2014 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
That's nice, not particually relevant but nice for you.
Lonely Planet founded and based in Melbourne.Oct 21st, 2014 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ushuaia, soon to be featured on that jolly car programme... um, what's it called again? Top Trumps? something like that?Oct 21st, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Conq - 3 She is not registered in Argentina and thus flies a 3rd nation flag and has no probs about flying the Red Ensign in Stanley as the courtesy flag, she has been a regular visitor for some years and is welcome as are here friendly crew and staff - they may well have their own personal views but very correctly do not raise them here. Actually its interesting that she always does her first start of season passenger departure from Stanley using the Lan flight from Santiago.Oct 21st, 2014 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@7. I didn't say she was registered in argieland. I said she was operated by. Registered in Comoros, right? Didn't she hit a rock in 2008? Therefore, doesn't know where she's going.Oct 21st, 2014 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK is in at #7Oct 21st, 2014 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
No, not relevant but nice all the same.
Next year they are having various events celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
No, still not relevant I know, but still nice all the same.
cruise ships welcome,Oct 21st, 2014 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
more the merrier..
The first Salisbury Cathedral was completed at Old Sarum in 1092 under Osmund, the first Bishop of Salisbury. The foundation stones of the current Cathedral were laid on 28th April 1220. The Cathedral was enlarged upwards between 1300 and 1320, by the incomparable tower and spire. In 1445 a library and lecture room were built above the eastern cloister. Work continued for many more years.Oct 21st, 2014 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The construction of Machu Picchu, began in 1450 of the Christian era, during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec and also continued for many more years.
Two very different cultures, both constructing something amazing at the same time with absolutely no knowledge of each other.
Widly off topic, but I find it interesting and thought you might too.
5 AnglotinoOct 21st, 2014 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
...and what a nice chap Tony Wheeler is. I very much enjoyed meeting him here about 10 years ago.
@11 ilsen,Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It is interesting. Thanks for that!
I can see it now. Throngs of toothless islanders emerging from their tin shacks and crowding the small pier to sell the few tourists some stuffed penguins or a sheepskin hat.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
14 KlingonOct 22nd, 2014 - 05:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Only in your seething envy filled impotent minds eye Klingon. Keep on being frustrated, it's just tourist dollars in Falkland Islanders pockets. In my eyes I see cretinous low ranking Argentine government sponsored hoods, burning tyres, harassing tourists and losing the locals in Argentine ports lots of tourist dollars. Oh wait, everyone else is seeing that as well, because it's real.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@15Oct 22nd, 2014 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Klingon and Paul are just trolls that come on to insult the Islands, neither of them have ever contributed to what you'd call an intelligent discussion.
@17 No I just like teasing the Islanders when I have time.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Kind of like stroking the hair on a cat backwards.
Until it scratches you to pieces..Oct 22nd, 2014 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
#18Oct 22nd, 2014 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You are not teasing, as you put it, but using thinly disguised insults.
@20 Think of me as a wolf in sheeps clothing.Oct 22nd, 2014 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ohh that's right I forgot how you islanders treat sheep.. uuuugh
@21Oct 23rd, 2014 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
No more of a sheep in wolfs clothing, you snarl but have no fangs.
As at 21 except I come from a much larger island situated off mainland EuropeOct 23rd, 2014 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@ 7 IslanderOct 23rd, 2014 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Very well put, Your comment is a wave of fresh air.
I for one would love to visit Georgias and live in Grytviken, with nobody around but the wind ;)
@14Oct 24th, 2014 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I can see it now. Throngs of toothless islanders emerging from their tin shacks and crowding the small pier to sell the few tourists some stuffed penguins or a sheepskin hat.
You should have gone to specsavers