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Falklands 'holds a place in my heart', says UK presenter Sue Cook

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 07:08 UTC
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The former Crime-watch presenter singled out the Falklands as one of her favorite experiences, ”I certainly recommend a trip like this.” The former Crime-watch presenter singled out the Falklands as one of her favorite experiences, ”I certainly recommend a trip like this.”
“There were cars driving on the left hand side, red postboxes and people speaking English. It was very strange and we even had fish and chips in a pub.” “There were cars driving on the left hand side, red postboxes and people speaking English. It was very strange and we even had fish and chips in a pub.”

British TV presenter and author Sue Cook has been on what she described as an incredible three-week journey to Antarctica which relived Sir Ernest Shackleton’s unique voyage 100 years ago, but admits to have fallen in love with the amazing Falklands, according to a report from the Banbury Guardian.

 Visiting the Falklands ”was something really special and will hold a place in my heart – I certainly recommend a trip like this”, said Miss Cook.

The motive of the trip was famous explorer Shackleton, best known for his ‘Endurance’ campaign from 1914-16 and Miss Cook, who lives in Sibford Ferris, was one of 92 people to set off from the world’s most southernmost city Ushuaia, Argentina, on November 21.

After departing Ushuaia they stopped off at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Elephant Island before returning to England on December 12.

“This was something I have always wanted to do and my friend who runs a travel company said there was one space available, but I only had three weeks to get fleeces and clothing” revealed Miss Cook.

But the former Crime-watch presenter singled out the Falkland Islands as one of her favorite experiences, which had English comparisons despite being located at the edge of the world.

“The area has a preconception that it is all dark with lots of rocks and fairly gloomy because of what we know about the conflict back in the 1980s.

“But when we visited it there was a beach that looked like the Caribbean.

“There were cars driving on the left hand side, red postboxes and people speaking English. It was very strange and we even had fish and chips in a pub.”

“The scenery was absolutely amazing, and felt like you were in a fairytale with the blue seas and white icebergs. It was something really special and will hold a place in my heart – I certainly recommend a trip like this.”

Miss Cook added that ten descendants of those who travelled with Sir Ernest Shackleton came on the trip and attended a church service on South Georgia Island, where the explorer is buried.

Shackleton led four expeditions to Antarctica in the 20th century and published several books during his life.

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  • Redrow

    Remember Argentina, don't have nightmares.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 12:04 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    Keep saying that I wish I could go. Oh, to have a friend that owns/runs a travel company. But I wouldn't want to land anywhere in latam. UK - Ascension Island - Falklands is the route for me. But why is it so hard to get suitable arrangements and answers. The only way to use that route is, apparently, with the RAF. But what about parking one's car safely at Brize Norton? What if the RAF suddenly needs to move extra troops? Apparently, you need special permission to land on Ascension Island. But there isn't anywhere else to land! And when you arrive in the Falklands, is a British passport enough? What about accommodation? Is it reasonably priced? I'm a pensioner. What about food? Is that British and reasonably priced? How about getting out and about? Can you hire vehicles? For how much? Mobile phones? Radios? What about visiting other islands? Do visitors get charged 'tourist' prices? See there's so much that needs to be answered. And how long is a decent trip? Who'd want 10 days with 4 of them taken up with travelling?

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 01:15 pm 0
  • paulcedron

    “Visiting the Falklands ”was something really special and will hold a place in my heart – I certainly recommend a trip like this””

    it seems millions of tourists do not agree with the old witch, huh?

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 03:34 pm 0
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