Home from Home: Friendly Islanders
My visit to the Falklands was for just a day, so I can't recommend any particular hotel or accommodation. B&B's do line the pierfront, but from what our guide told us I got the impression that accommodation isn't a problem here.
He told us a story that, a few months ago, the weather suddenly turned really bad while a thousand cruise tourists were day tripping on the island. Now, if you've ever been here, you'll know how remote it is and you'll also realises the consequesnces this would have. It seems the cruise ship took off without notice, leaving the tourists stranded on the island.
Now, whatever hotel accomodation there is here, there's definitely not enough for a thousand stranded cruisers; so......what happened? It seems announcements went out on local radio looking for beds for the night. The locals scrambled together and beds were found for all. The ovens and stoves were heated up and the biggest cookout ever began.
I hear that the cruisers pronounced it to be the best overnight of their trip and it strikes me that these islanders must be among the friendliest in the world:-)