Red Telephone Booths? English Speaking? Fish ‘n Chips?
That’s the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) in a nutshell — THEY ARE SHOCKINGLY BRITISH, more so than anywhere I’ve been in Great Britain. I cannot tell you how bizarre it is to be 8,000 miles away from the U.K., and feel this strong of a British influence in the small archipelago called the Falkland Islands.
As many of you may know, the history of the Falkland Islands is complicated and bloody… The sovereignty of the islands is part of an ongoing dispute between the U.K. and nearby Argentina, as it was fought out over a brutal 10-week war in 1982, which ultimately led to Argentina surrendering. The conflict still exists today, more than you might imagine.
I made this video to teach you a little about the history of the Falkland Islands, as well as show you some things I’ve discovered and learned over the last 3 days I spent here with Hurtigruten. Have I mentioned that the nature and wildlife in the Falkland Islands is breathtaking?!
Just out of curiosity — did you already know about the British influence of the Falkland Islands? Or is this all news to you?
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Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSImqV5Ios