Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

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With a mere 2,932 permanent residents, there are reputedly 167 sheep for every human in the Falkland Islands, making it the highest number of sheep per capita of anywhere in the world. New Zealand can only look on enviously with a paltry seven sheep per head. Happily, there are more interesting pastimes in Stanley than counting its woolly inhabitants; a haven for marine wildlife and an ornithologist's dream, expect to encounter seals, whales and a huge penguin population. Possessing a roughhewn charm, Stanley offers the pleasantly disorientating feel of an eccentric British village, 8,000 miles from home. The fresh seafood and lamb is, of course, superb.