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41. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

Hey Tsunami, i wouldn't bother with the Falklands. The landscape is very uninteresting, and there is nothing to do there (i spent 4 months there). Out of interest, what are your reasons for wanting to go there.

Dave, out of curiousity...why did you spend four months there if there was nothing to do?

42. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I am just going to list my top 10 (only cause it is more realistic for me).

- SE Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand), going in April/May 2005
- Hike Kilimanjaro and do a safari, going in 2006
- Egypt
- Turkey
- India
- Tibet, hike Everest (not climb to the top).
- Southern Chile
- Moscow
- Ireland
- Australia

43. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I used to be in the royal navy. My ship was tasked as the FI guardship. Sailed to all parts of the island. It doesn't quite qualify as a polar region. The day i arrived it snowed, rained and then we had a few hours of lovely sunshine, and it blew a gale!!!! Workwise, i see contracting jobs come up occassionally for antennae engineers, but there is not too much going on down there from a commerical/industrial point of view. Port Stanley is no bigger than a village. I have a few pictures on my gallery from South Georgia but not the Falklands. It was nice sitting on a beach with my thermals on having a few beers watching the dolphins/porpoises swimming about, but apart from that i couldn't wait to leave. South Georgia was great though. Visited an abandoned whaling station at Grytviken, signed my name in the most southerly church on the planet, Shackletons grave is there and some great wildlife about.

44. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

I used to be in the royal navy. My ship was tasked as the FI guardship. Sailed to all parts of the island. It doesn't quite qualify as a polar region. The day i arrived it snowed, rained and then we had a few hours of lovely sunshine, and it blew a gale!!!! Workwise, i see contracting jobs come up occassionally for antennae engineers, but there is not too much going on down there from a commerical/industrial point of view. Port Stanley is no bigger than a village. I have a few pictures on my gallery from South Georgia but not the Falklands. It was nice sitting on a beach with my thermals on having a few beers watching the dolphins/porpoises swimming about, but apart from that i couldn't wait to leave. South Georgia was great though. Visited an abandoned whaling station at Grytviken, signed my name in the most southerly church on the planet, Shackletons grave is there and some great wildlife about.

Ah ok, that explains it then. How long ago was that? Arent the Falkand Islands argentinian now?

45. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I was there from October '96 until February '97. They still belong to the UK. The 4 months was a small sacrifice because it gave me the chance to sail round the whole of South America stopping at a few great places on the way!!!

46. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Awesome Dave! Lucky you...my brother in law is from Chile and he keeps telling to go to the southern most points of Chile and Argentina...hopefully I will get to do it someday.

47. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I was lucky enough to sail through the Patagonia canal. It was beautiful. We then stopped in Valparaiso for 5 days. The hospitality of the Chileans was something else. Never been invited to so many parties/days out!! You should definitely go if you get the chance.

48. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

I was lucky enough to sail through the Patagonia canal. It was beautiful. We then stopped in Valparaiso for 5 days. The hospitality of the Chileans was something else. Never been invited to so many parties/days out!! You should definitely go if you get the chance.

Thats it! Valparaiso...thats one place I want to see for sure. My brother in law says there is a lake in the southern part of Chile where there is a whole city below it. I cant remember the name of it now but it basically went under after an earthquake and a tsumani aftermath. Did you hear about that?

49. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Didn't hear about that. I'm sure there is a South American adventurer on TP that can enlighten us!!

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