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Falkland Islands

A Remote British Outpost in the South Atlantic

Ringed by beaches riddled with mines from the undeclared 1982 war with Argentina, the Falklands - a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom - are a natural hot spot, long a haunt for twitchers, ramblers, and marine history enthusiasts. The Falklands are made up of almost 800 islands, of which the bulk of the activity takes place on the two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland. Everything outside of the capital, Stanley, referred to as Camp Stanley, on East Falkland resembles a northern rural English town, complete with pubs, and well-maintained gardens in front of quaint houses with brightly colored rooftops. There may be no better place than Goose Green or Saunders Island to see king and rockhopper penguins, the mighty albatross, and a pod of Commerson's dolphins. On weekends, keep an eye out for the soldiers in the pubs in Stanley; British military personnel routinely outnumber civilians three to one. And be aware that the Falklands remain one of the most heavily mined pieces of land in the world with some 25,000 devices remaining.

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    in Stanley, Falkland Islands

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  • The very fact that the locals are so welcoming, the history is very contemporary and tangible makes this place special, not to mention the wildlife, penguins, albatross, whales, dolphins etc
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