Falkland Islands Local Customs

  • Peat
    Peat
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  • The Falklands Design
    The Falklands Design
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  • Peat
    Peat
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Falkland Islands Local Customs

  • Turf Cutting

    I was surprised to discover that people still cut turf to light their fires in the Falklands, and while I was there I was treated to a live demonstration of turf cutting. It would seem that in this part of the world the turf is still cut by hand - by this I mean that a man goes out and cuts it with a shovel, as opposed to using a turf cutting...

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  • Fisheries

    Get this fact...Fishing licences contribute 20 million (that is in pounds!) yearly to the economy of the Falklands! Just licences! At the height, it's 40 million!Now, what are these people catching?Squids! 75% of their catches are 2 distinctive type of squids. Vessels from Asia, mainly Korea, Japan, Taiwan & China are here for Illex & Loligo, the 2...

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  • Peat

    Peat as defined in my dictionary is "decayed plant matter in bogs, dried for fuel". The locals still use this form of energy. I guess it's for cooking. I've never heard of a heater or air-conditioner that uses peat! ;-)

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  • Welcome Penguin

    If you are arriving by ship you may be welcome by a friendly penguin in the port. It may cost a couple of Falkland Pounds to get the picture with it but it is a nice souvenir to bring home. Real penguins do not smell as nice as the one you can see in the picture.

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  • Give your postcards plenty of...

    Give your postcards plenty of time to arrive as most of them go via the United Kingdom regardless of their destination!!!

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  • It is important to remember...

    It is important to remember that the people in the Falklands definitely are British! However, the history of these islands is very interesting. The first ones to sight the islands were the Dutch. The first ones to put feet on the ground were British. The first ones to establish a settlement were the French. The French only stayed 2 years until they...

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  • In this cute shop they sold...

    In this cute shop they sold some local handcraft, tea and souvenirs. It was the only shop I found. (But there are definitely some others ...)

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  • If you live in the Falkland...

    If you live in the Falkland Islands you will know that this is Peat, and that most homes use this as fuel for everything from cooking to heating.

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