"Sharrie's Falkland Islands Cove" Top 5 Page for this destination Falkland Islands by Sharrie

Falkland Islands Travel Guide: 244 reviews and 553 photos

FALKLAND ISLANDS... Sometimes, it surprises me how one gets to know about another's existence.
In this case, a war.

Human rationale at times can be mind-boggling.
How would remote islands as such end up being part of the sovereignity of the United Kingdom?
& a war for that matter?!

Well, I'm a firm believer that history best remains history.
So, lets not discuss what had happened more than 2 decades ago!

Falkland Islands ... we were there simply because it's part of the itinerary of Explorer II where its main destination is Antarctica.
We're here only for a day.
It was an interesting stopover nonetheless.
A great place to get those souvenirs, btw.
Expensive, but lots of choices.
If you love penguins, this is the place for you!


Facts About Falkland Islands
Area: 12,173 sq km.
Population: 2967.
Capital: Stanley.
National Holiday: Liberation Day, June 14 (1982).
GDP Per Capita: US$25,000.
Currency: Falkland Pound (FKP).



Web Resources
Country Code: 500, fk.
CIA World Factbook: Year 2003
Online Travel Guide: Columbus Guides
Falkland Island: Destination Guide: Lonely Planet World Guide
Map of Falkland Islands: LonelyPlanet.com

  • Last visit to Falkland Islands: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 13, 2004
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  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Thanks for the info on the cruise tours! Are you back in Hong Kong? I had lunch with AnnK yesterday.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2009 at 5:01 AM

    Guess you got closer or did you switch to your zoom for the penguin shots? ;) Good to hear Ushuaia became more reasonable. I skipped it in 1999 due to prices.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 12:12 AM

    Lovely opening, hope you get to add the script for the others some time.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2005 at 2:22 AM

    wonderful page. lot's of very cool photos. keep going sharrie. your adventures are amazing.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2005 at 2:22 AM

    great page!

  • zweiblumen's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2004 at 12:21 PM

    Good info and pics, sorry you didn't enjoy Gypsy Cove, the wildlife opportunities there can be a bit hit or miss.

  • american_tourister's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 2:18 AM

    Please add some verbage to your photos.

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