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Ushuaia expects 22.000 cruise visitors during January, says local tourist office

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 02:44 UTC
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Ushuaia, in the extreme south of Argentina is expecting 22.000 cruise visitors during the month of January to which must be added to the 17.000 that already landed in Tierra del Fuego since the current 2014/2015 season officially opened last September, according to the provincial Tourist office. Read full article

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  • paulcedron

    so, there are 22000 tourists that visit ushuaia in just 1 month and none of them visit the stinky islets, eh?
    something logical, by the way, since the islets have nothing worth to be visited.

    lets see what the islets have to offer:
    waterfalls? NO
    woods?: NO
    jungles? NO
    lakes? NO
    mountains? NO
    glaciers? NO

    architecture: NO
    cities? NO
    cultural life? NO
    night life? NO
    sports? NO

    as i wisely said, the islets stink

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Oh dear Pauliedrongo, most of those ships also go to the Falklands as well.
    You really must try harder....get your mum to help you ...
    http://www.cruise.com.au/destinations/antarctica/ports/falkland_islands.html

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 05:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    1 You forgot to mention:-

    Stone throwing, hate filled, facist mobs? NO

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 07:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Poor Paulie- we have to feel so sorry for him- such an arse he just cannot open his mouth without inserting both feet in it - are you a close relative if CFK? - she suffers from same problem.
    By the way Paulie- 2 of those ships loaded locally grown Christmas Trees in Stanley the week before Christmas - trees over 1.8mtrs tall - something they could not get in Ushuaia apparently.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swiss Bob

    @1 Really?

    You lead a sad life, one that will remain forever unfulfilled.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @ 1 paulcedron,
    But in the Falklands, you CAN find:-
    Peace & tranquility YES
    Friendly, prosperous people YES
    Safety & personal security YES
    & lets not forget,
    People who laugh at stupid malvinistas(well they're ALL stupid, as we all know)
    Still curious, pauli-niño, where have you been here where you find a “stink”?
    Are you sure that it wasn't you who was stinking?
    You do wash ALL OVER, don't you, pauli-bum?
    Happy new year to all(even you, paul stinky bum). lol!

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    The Falklands wildlife is very special. The atmosphere on the islands is wonderful, peace, calm, tranquil. Nice people, friendly bars, no crime, no piles of rubbish, no packs of roaming dogs, no stinky people (don't they know what deodorant is in Argyland?). Unlocked cars and houses, no iron bars on windows, no Cartoneros.

    and then there is England.... http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4308363.ece?shareToken=e29d783f1ebf00d4d38dcb33f3fd4d79

    LOL Marcos and buttyboy Paulie. Suck on that...

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Ushuaia looked nice on Top Gear, well nice for a container port with thugs.

    I did wonder how the other Ushuaia residents felt, having built the stadium for the car football and getting ready to present themselves positively to the world? Shame really.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Peace & tranquility YES”
    “The atmosphere on the islands is wonderful, peace, calm, tranquil”

    yep, they are the closest thing to a cemetery.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    # 9

    Argentina is solely responsible for the military cemeteries after its callous invasion in 1982. Argentina behaviour is condemned and its shame and guilt will hang around its wretched neck in perpetuity.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. As others are noted, you are missing a few points. Waterfalls, woods, jungles, lakes, mountains, glaciers, architecture, cities, cultural life, night life and sports? Plenty of all of those a lot closer to civilisation.

    The Falkland Islands have plenty of things more interesting and worth visiting. The whole ambience of a free nation being born without massive debts. With self-reliance. With proper government. With freedom. With national monuments that have meaning. With war grave cemeteries where people can stand in silence, contemplate and respect the fallen. There is another one, but no-one civilised goes there.

    But carry on, Pablo. Every time that you 'say' something, you increase the hatred. In the Falkland Islands and in Britain. Of course, it's all bravado, isn't it? It's somewhere that you CAN'T have. That you will NEVER have. Thirty-two years the British government and British people reaffirm their determination that the Falkland Islands, together with South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, will remain BRITISH until the Islanders want a different arrangement. For many years, the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, including the Royal Marines, will be on hand to scare argies. It was a mistake to upset the Marines! Your childish insults are meaningless. 64,400,000 people tell you to get stuffed. Get that? Over 64 million people think you're shite. You and all the other criminals that exist there. In 1982, the British government said it would not attack argieland. If there's a next time, don't bet on that again. Research WW2. For 1914-18, Germany was left virtually intact. For 1939-45, we destroyed it. Remember what we have. We can destroy you from 7,000 miles away. Be careful who you upset or annoy!
    @9. Be grateful for a cemetery. There are 237 rotting, argie corpses. They can be tossed into a container and shipped. Imagine the stinking, green fluids oozing out. Or maybe they could be fish food!

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Paul, Most of those ships stop in the Falklands. I told Think long ago that if a Cruise company had to choose between the Falklands and Ushuaia they'd choose the Falklands.
    And I've been proved correct
    As usual
    You've obviously have never traveled on a cruise, they only stop for a few hours at each port, sometimes a day or two but not likely. Most of those cruise ships will be in Ushuaia for about 6 hrs.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @1 Paulcedron

    Itinerary for Golden Princess, starting 03/01/15

    Sat 03/01/15 Rio de Janeiro / Brazil 18:00
    Sun 04/01/15 At Sea
    Mon 05/01/15 At Sea
    Tue 06/01/15 Buenos Aires / Argentina 08:00 20:00
    Wed 07/01/15 Montevideo / Uruguay 09:30 19:30
    Thu 08/01/15 At Sea
    Fri 09/01/15 At Sea
    Sat 10/01/15 Port Stanley / Falkland Islands 08:00 18:00
    Sun 11/01/15 Passage Cape Horn 17:00 18:00
    Mon 12/01/15 Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego) / Argentina 07:00 16:00
    Tue 13/01/15 Punta Arenas / Chile 07:00 18:00
    Wed 14/01/15 At Sea
    Thu 15/01/15 At Sea
    Fri 16/01/15 At Sea
    Sat 17/01/15 Valparaiso / Chile 04:30

    Oh look!! Sunday 10th Jan - Port Stanley/Falkland Islands!!!

    I thought ships that had been to the FI weren't allowed to dock in SA ports!!

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    boludos:
    so for you all those 22000 tourists will also go to the islets...
    funny.
    if that was the case, this 4th class newspaper would be doing a lot of noise about it.

    on the other hand, it would be a lot worse for the islets because the visitors could compare both places.

    promoting tourism in the islets is a scam, a serious crime, if you want.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Poor little Paulie- he never gets reality does he? Paulie- almost all the big ships call at Ushuaia AND Port Stanley. In January some of the small ships - 150 pax or less do several quick 10- 12 day trips Ush-Antarctica-Ush - but many of them all season do longer cruises that go Ush-Falklands-South Georgia-Antarctica-Ushuaia.
    A few use the Lan flight to do their passenger cruise exchanges in Stanley and thus miss out Ushuaia at times.

    That is why Tourism is the 2nd major permanent part of the Falklands economy(fisheries is No 1) and the fastest growing one.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    14. I have to disagree, The Falklands, especially for English speaking people, because of the war is a much more interesting trip than to TDF.
    TDF is cool because you can say you've been to the “end of the world” but there's not much to see and even less to do. The scenery is nothing special and the town even less.
    Its boring and the people are weird.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @14 Paulcedron

    Also, of the ships named in the above report

    Zaanadam will be in Port Stanley on 16th Jan 2015
    Hanseatic will be in PS on 6th Jan and 7th Jan before going on to South Georgia on the 10th, 11th and 12th Jan
    Seabourn Quest will be in PS on 17th Jan
    Silver Shadow will be in PS on 5th Feb
    Celebrity Infinity will be in PS on 10th Feb
    Ocean Diamond will be in PS on 1st Feb before going on to South Georgia on 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Feb

    That's about 10,000 tourists going to the FI from the ships quoted above and no doubt there are many others - if you like I can produce you a full list for the rest of the season.

    and by the way a Happy New Year to everyone all over the world (yes Paul even you) but especially to the Falkland Islanders, from the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland,

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    re; the tourism of the islands. Their selling point for some time has been an association with the 80s war, which was a point of interest to a given age bracket i.e. those who weren't an infant or pensioner at the time of said war.
    The islands' primary selling point is about to be lost on a fresh market of travelers.
    You'll do well to find anyone in their 20's who'd put as much importance on the 80's conflict as have previous visitors to the islands.
    (the occasional war nerd excluded)
    As a tourism product the islands are going past their best before date.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    Happy New Year to one and all, may you be in the Falklands Islands or Dingle Peninsula and all fair stops between the two.

    I will be with family and friends and at some point watching this old favourite:
    Dinner for one: courtesy of ORF.

    http://www.tele.at/sendungsdetails/999298/dinner-for-one-der-neunzigste-geburtstag.html

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lagow

    It's 21.996 I canceled due to lack of security three months ago and rescheduled to fly to Santiago (Vineyards tours)and then Valparaiso (UNESCO City) to link with cruise going south to Antarctica (it also stops in other Chilean ports). I also found out that the only airline that flies to the Falklands is LAN Chile which leaves from Punta Arenas lol ( I just remembered Clarkson pronunciation of the name). I want to visit the town of Cochcrane name after Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald but is going to be a difficult task , however I was told that in Valparaiso there are plenty of stuff regarding Cochcrane. Yes I am a fan of “Master and Commander” and the destruction of the Spanish fleet in the pacific by Lord Cochcrane.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #1
    Let's see what Ushaia has to offer.
    1) Gangs of thugs roaming around out of control.
    2) No architecture
    3) No culture
    4) Crap climate
    5) Nightlife..see 1) above.

    #18
    The Falkland's are being marketed, successfully, for wild life tourism. The war is now incidental. Have a look at the marketing by the Holiday travel firms if you don't believe.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @1

    “as i wisely said, the islets stink”

    Very little you say is wise-at and the Islands do not stink as much as Ushuaia's unfuctional sewers. Ushuaia's tyre burning is though the best in the world-congratulations on that great Argentine cultural achievement.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    21 - wildlifes not going to get the numbers that the war/history market did.
    sure it will get some, but not as much.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 22 Pete Bog

    Yes, the sewer pumps (solid effluent) have been out of commission for more than two years: it's no wonder the place stinks.

    I shall be up and down to Maldonado and PdE at the time POLLY is allegedly going to the Grandad built hovel which is adjacent the route.

    I'll stick my head out the window and see if I can smell him. It will be difficult with all the other stinking argies renting property near to him.

    Apart from the permanent Argentines who live near me and speak English AND Spanish to me (to help me) the argie visitors always get a check out isle to themselves at the local Hypermarket: you can imagine why.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • War Monkey

    @14

    “promoting tourism in the islets is a scam, a serious crime, if you want.”

    No the only crime was the Argentine invasion in H982.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RayNewman

    Ushuaia is now on Google street view. Anyone looking at the Ushuaia dock entrance on Google street view will see a few photo frames of the thugs burning tyres. These pictures will remain on-line for people to see for years! Lovely. Tierra De Fuego tourist office must be fuming (excuse the pun).
    However, a few photo frames further away you'll see a group of civic minded folk planting some bedding plants trying to make the place look nice for the tourists!!!!!

    I cruised on the Star Princess in Feb 2013. We visited both Ushuaia and the Falkland Islands (two days earlier). Our dsembarkation was delayed for two hours at Ushuaia while the police negotiated with the tyre burning thugs. Once we were let ashore the locals were quite nice. The Chileans on board the ship were taking the piss out of the Argentinians.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Vestige- actually you get as many 20-30yrs olds on the 1982 war tours as 50 plus age in general . But far more go on wildlife tours anyway - 1982 history tours are just a few of those on offer.- various wildlife, local history, etc etc.

    Paulie- Jan 2015 shows 20 vessels due to visit here with potential of 10,780 tourists.
    Feb 2015 shows 22 vessels with capacity of 18,200 passengers.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RayNewman

    Burning tyres - Google Street View -
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-54.8071982,-68.3030183,3a,75y,328.81h,81.51t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sFJ1bPfCpl8xlmuzMNlerLA!2e0!5s20140301T000000

    Civic Minded Folk planting - Google Street View -
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-54.8071982,-68.3030183,3a,75y,328.81h,81.51t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sFJ1bPfCpl8xlmuzMNlerLA!2e0!5s20140301T000000

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lagow

    @13 The UNASUR pact only applies to military ships stationed at the Falklands arriving at military ports and vessels using the Falklands flag at any port in SA. In practical everyday life the ships from the Falklands change their flag to a UK flag and the military ships go to Valparaiso in Chile which is not a military port.
    Note: don't think RGs will follow this rules they would attack even a filming TV crew at the airport. Anyway if anyone takes their family to Argentina its an imbecile to put his/her family at risk.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you have to face it, the islets has nothing worth to be visited.
    all you have there is a bunch of penguins, despite having massacred more than 5 million of them, a bunch of sheep and a pair of seals. period.

    not even a decent hotel or restaurant, no ski resorts, no place to practice heli skiing...
    tourism and islets are not compatible terms.
    even that shite of blackpool is a better destination.
    and it sucks.

    Dec 31st, 2014 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Paulie- you are so thick it really is pathetic- real bottom of the human heap is where you are.
    Tell me then WHY do these 10s of Thousands of tourists come to the islands every month in summer? - Why?
    Why do many of them return again and again - spoke to one family today - on their THIRD holiday here and planning a 4th in a couple of years.

    Can it not enter your thick little head that different people look for different things for a holiday destination?

    Stanley has a couple of nice restaurants and a very comfortable hotel and some very comfortable well appointed guest houses - different types of accommodation appeal to different people.
    You obviously want big glitzy all glass and stainless steel multi-storey hotels where people are all irrelevant numbers and faceless, big shopping malls, various resorts filled with thousands of people etc etc.
    Fine - if that is what you like - but in reality - many oithers do not like that - they go where there is something else on offer - be it up in Torres del Paine- the small lodges and hotels on Easter Island - north Iceland - north Norway - or even the Falklands.
    God you are such a thick narrowminded little irrelevant arse.

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 02:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #31
    D'accord. From one who prefers speaking French to Spanish. That, of course makes me a monoglot. I wear that badge with pride !

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    no one in his/ her right mind would return to the islets.
    that is a fact.
    on the other hand, i was talking about international class restaurants, not necessarily expensive, but not about those dossholes you have there.

    finally, the style of the building has nothing to do with the quality of the hotel.
    you will find great hotels in great modern, post modern, brutalist, classic, etc. buildings.

    you lot are very, very narrow minded.
    i blame your community school.

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    paulie-boy,
    you are an ass-wipe.
    l can't decide if you are just a real troll(possibly even a British troll)or are you just a genuinely negative person.
    But you're not very constructive.

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @14. You poor dumbass.
    Crowing about 22,000 tourists in Ushuaia. And then evading/denying that those same tourists won't land in the Falklands. Any proof? Of course not. It's part of your fantasy.

    Why would MercoPress be making 'a lot more noise'? Isn't it based in Uruguay? Your subservient client-state? Doesn't uruguay support argieland? Follow its diktats?

    Why would “this 4th class newspaper”, that isn't a newspaper but a news agency, support 'the enemy'? Or, more accurately, simply publish articles from elsewhere? But if it doesn't spout the argie government line, it's against you. And therefore 4th rate. Why don't we Brits ever accuse it of being 4th rate? Because we don't care what it says. We don't have to DEMAND that it supports our position. The EVIDENCE supports our position. But you need everything that you think you can DEMAND. You are so desperate.
    @30. “not even a decent hotel or restaurant, no ski resorts, no place to practice heli skiing...”
    What do you mean by “decent hotel or restaurant”? I would classify a hotel or restaurant as 'decent' if it had a sign saying “No argies”. Four stars would be appropriate for a hotel or restaurant with a sign “Argies will be shot”. Five stars for an establishment promising that argies will be thrown into a cesspit and guests will be provided with equipment with which to execute them. Maybe there could be a little bit of fun first. Suggesting they might be hauled out if they drink/eat enough of the cesspit contents. Only a joke though. Cover the pit, fill it and leave them to drown!

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @34 He is someone with a huge grudge against the Falkland Islanders. Who could that be?

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @30
    “you have to face it, the islets has nothing worth to be visited.”

    Polly (c @ ChrisR ) has to be conceded that if the Falkland Islands employed tyre burning thugs that harassed the ships then that would attract all of your mates as tourists, greatly increasing the Islands popularity......

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Paulie- its a bit funny then that quite a few wealthy tourists return to the Islands several times and dozens of major cruise lines return here year after year, and some new ones appear each year as well.

    Sort of makes me wonder who is in their right mind - quite clear to me!

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    27 the interest re the war will not be there in the same levels as the previous decades. Its a distant random historical factoid for the yoof of today, it wasn't being reported on the news while they were eating their dinner. Their dad/ favorite uncle wasn't there at the time. It simply doesn't, cannot, hold the same relevance. They wont specifically travel for it as previous demographics did.
    There will be random war nerds but they wont net as much, wont make up the difference. That previous market is in decline.

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Vestige - Sorry it is NOT - simple as that - simple fact. yes always more have gone for the wildlife type excursions but always in the Hundreds also for the 1982 related tours. Just as many this summer as say 10 years ago.
    Same way that many thousands each year visit the battlefields of WW1 and WW2 in Europe. and even in their hundreds each year to remote places like Burma and Siam - as they were called in WW2.
    The only time interest in 1982 in the Islands for tourists will fade away a bit is when Argentina learns to grow up and drop its claim - and cannot see that happening soon - so good old CFK - carry on the bullshit hype - it sure is a good thing for our economy in so many ways - thankyou CFK for being so silly.

    Jan 01st, 2015 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @39. Got the statistics? The ones that are weighted to show what differences there are once recessions etc have been taken into account.

    People still visit the site of the Battle of Waterloo. Plenty of people there when I visited. That's the site of a British victory 200 years ago! People still visit the beaches of Normandy where American, British and Canadian troops won a magnificent victory by crossing a couple of hundred yards of sand and pebbles. At great human cost. People like to tour the battlefields of the Somme, Verdun, Paschendale. People still like to visit the battlefields of ancient Greece and Rome. The reconstruction of the site of the Battle of Alesia in 52 B.C. Why would the Falklands be any different? If I could consult an Islander who could tell me what it would cost to get there and back, avoiding south america, how much it would cost for food and accommodation, whether I can hire a vehicle and how much it would cost or whether I have to sign up to a planned 'excursion', I might well be on my way. I drove my own vehicle about 8,000 miles around Western Europe all on my own for about 6 weeks.

    I'd dearly like to visit the Falkland Islands. I could stand the flights. Surrounded by MEN on their way to protect British territory and British-descended loyal people.

    But it wouldn't be enough to just visit the battlefields. I'd want souvenirs of small pieces of argie equipment abandoned as they ran away. I'd also like to see the current equipment. Test-firings of Rapier missiles. Typhoon combat aircraft taking off and reaching supersonic speed. Especially good if it could be arranged for a Typhoon to shoot something argie down so I can video it. Plenty of scope. They could arrange a video shoot of a British aircraft launching an anti-ship missile and blowing something argie out of the water. A dinghy, a boat, a vessel, argieland!

    How could interest in the recovery of an entire country from barbarians be lessened?

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @17 Shona Nua bliana, Darragh. Hope you raised a jar at New Year to Tom Crian at the South Pole at Annascaul?

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    41
    genetic aberration
    do you know any decent hotel, you aborto de la naturaleza?
    i strongly doubt it.
    the most decent place you have ever been must be a pets hotel, a jail or an asylum.
    and surely you have been declared persona non grata.

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    40 - falklands is geographically difficult to get to as you know, waterloo et al have a local geographic market in the 100s of millions, you can stop there on your way to Paris London or Frankfurt. falklands doesn't have that. Google falklands and you get associations with the war - thats what the islands are synonymous with for those of us over 15. For anyone else its a meaningless outcrop. They wont travel for it as they previously did. You'll still get numbers but not as much - think of it as last weeks main event vs the live version. This is not a politically motivated comment (well ok maybe a tiny bit ).

    41 - take your pills. surrounded by men lol.

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 44 No Vestige of a brain

    I see you continue to live down to the nick I gave you.

    WGAF what some bitter argie, living outside the country, thinks will happen with the Falklands?

    You probably have the same mind set as the Junta: they thought THEY knew what was going to happen and they were WRONG again.

    So spare us the drivel: it is getting boring.

    Jan 02nd, 2015 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @44
    “falklands is geographically difficult to get to as you know”

    Hence tourists that go there have bragging rights 'we went all the way to the Falklands on our holiday and saw for example, a snakeplant'-i.e. getting there is an achievement itself.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    lol bragging rights.

    strange world.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    EVERYBODY!

    Good news for Argentina:
    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/178605/argentines-have-best-english-in-latam

    This does not surprise me as all the Argentines I know in Uruguay (that's quite a few now) all speak ENGLISH!!!

    The abysmal result in Uruguay is to be expected following 'No Money Pepe' claiming that English speakers should learn Espanol!

    Uruguayos who you speak English to go like rabbits caught in the headlights of a car, even though many word in Spanish can be understood easily by the English Speakers.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    eh, wow - i guess. thats really something.

    (?)

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @43 paulcedron aka el mamarracho No.1

    “you aborto de la naturaleza” - your foul mind has really sunk as low as it is possible! This remark is clearly 'ad hominem” and I openly request the moderator to remove this and all postings made by this crass fool.

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Agree gordo. The rules are quite clearly set out at the head of the comment box and the moderator should ensure that they are adhered to. He has all our email addresses and a warning should be sent to the person concerned. If he /she persists three strikes and hes out and should not be allowed to return under another name.

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    50 gordo bola de grasa.
    and what the f*ck can you know about the meaning of that phrase, you fartbag?
    you don't even know what “si” means.
    another monoglot isleter and counting...

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Idiota - hablo castelleano, je parle francais, parlo italiano e ingles. But I don't speak argentino - a bastard form of Spanish.

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Moderator. I am fed up with this gutter language evidently part of the English curriculum as taught in porteño schools. See my comment @51

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    paulcedron is certainly a pain.
    uninformed, insulting stupid troll.
    he's just trolling us all.
    actually a relief just to see how stupid he/she/it is.
    but it does provide us with a bit of comedy.

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Spelling mistake on my 53.

    Should be “castellano” not “castelleano”!

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @55 iSOLDE Comedy? I dont appreciate guttersnipe humour. Do you?
    At least the sage of Patagonia,Think, however much one dislikes his opinions has never descended to the level of the sewer from where Mr Paulcedron dredges his filthy language.

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @57 redpoll,
    Of course l don't appreciate filthy humour.
    What l meant was that paulcedron is just so ridiculous with his/her assertions that one has to laugh.
    His rant about lack of Hospitals, Schools etc outside of Argentina are just plain ludicrous.
    l'm not so sure that he believes everything that he says(pretty sure its a “he”), he's just a troll, maybe not even Argentine, thats looking for a bite.
    And we DO bite.
    l have stated quite a few times that l will ignore him, but eventually l answer the idiot. So who is in front?
    btw-ln my humble opinion, señor Think is the more dangerous of the two.
    And l have read some of Think's mildly disgusting posts.
    But l agree with you.
    There is no need to use bad language.
    lt shows that the person using it has run out of ideas.
    Peace.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @58 Isolde

    “you aborto de la naturaleza?” paulcedron posted this in his reply to conqueror @ 41. The interpretation of this is “YOU NATURAL ABORTION” OR “YOU ABORTION OF NATURE”. This not just filthy humour - it is the sign of a sick mind. And should be banned!

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @ 59 gordo1
    & 57 redpoll,
    Lets get the foul mouth banned then.
    Mr moderator can you please take note,
    Poster paulcedron is becoming obnoxious by using foul & disgusting language.
    Thank you.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “His rant about lack of Hospitals, Schools etc outside of Argentina are just plain ludicrous.”

    outside of argentina?
    no
    the islands are the ones that lack of hospitals, schools, universities,

    you, gordo tirapedos, should be more concerned about the posts of “people” like conqueror, isolda and the rest of the warmongers and paranoids of this 4th class site.

    as for your command of foreign language, it seems you have learnt how to use google translator.
    very well done.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @61
    “the islands are the ones that lack of hospitals, schools, universities,”

    And a complete lack of debt.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    You see, fellow observers, “tirapedos” is permitted by the moderator - “fart blower”, indeed!

    What nonsense! The moderator is clearly not doing his job properly!

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    63 gordo tirapedos
    so for you tirapedos is more offensive than posting “kill them all”, “nuke them”, and the rest of the shite you halfwits love to post?
    funny you are, tirapedos

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    When have I posted “kill them all” or “nuke them”? Never!

    “Cara de c--o”!

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Paul I would think multiple cities of 100K+ in Argentina being without water and electricity for up to 5 DAYS would concern you more than the lovely lifestyle the Falklanders live.
    Your country's infrastructure seen and unseen is abysmal and there's no $ coming to fix it.
    You've seen your best days.
    Soon you'll be fighting over the last banana in the store like Venezuelans.

    Jan 06th, 2015 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Rude or foul language, discriminative comments (based on ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or the sort), spamming or any other offensive or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.

    This particularly applies to Conqueror and to paulcedron - in my humble opinion.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Agreed gordo. There are two many virulent, abusive and provocative statements on both sides

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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