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Stanley, Falkland Islands

The capital of the Falklands - a group of 400 islands with a population of less than 3,000 - offers a taste of Victorian England in the South Atlantic. It's the smallest and most remote capital city in the world. In the days of the great sailing ships, Stanley Harbour saw much traffic as vessels called there regularly during journeys around Cape Horn. Now many islanders are sheep farmers, fiercely loyal to Britain and warmly hospitable to all who visit.

West Point, Falkland Islands

With a more rugged lifestyle than the military school of the same name, this small British island in the South Atlantic has a stark beauty. Large clumps of tussock grass provide a sheltering habitat for macaroni, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, as well as a large albatross colony.