The Falkland Islands. I'd heard the name in passing a few times, but I had no idea what or where they were. I discovered them recently while playing one of my favourite time-passing games. I open Google maps, grab the little street-view man, close my eyes and drop him somewhere. Most of the time you just hit open water, but this time I landed right away on the above photo. Wow. What is this place? I did a little research, and completely fell in love.
I was a little uneasy when I read it was a British territory, imagining indigenous people being robbed of their lands, or killed, but apparently the islands were completely uninhabited when they were discovered. There was some messy business with Argentina not that long ago, but things seem to have settled.
Ignoring politics, it's just a beautiful place.
Perfect weather (for me).
I'm determined to make it there at some point in my life. Even if it does mean a LOT of flying (ugh).