Monday, 28 July 2014

Falkland Islands


My mother's best friend married someone from the Falkland Islands and went to live there some time shortly after World War II.  Sadly she died rather young and so we never did have much contact with the Islands.

Young people who live there and want to continue their education beyond the age of 16 have to return to England.  The school my son went to was one of the few that took these students.  Many of them found it very hard to settle.  I should think it would be a huge culture shock to move from a country with a population of approximately 3000 to a city with a population of 40,000+.

A map on Monday.

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous.And I think that also quite rare.

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  2. Seems pretty isolated and off the beaten path.

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