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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Travel to Socotra island, Yemen

Socotra is an island in the Indian Ocean, belonging to Yemen as an offshore territory. This is indeed a place worth mentioning since it has a really special landscape with interesting plants and animals. Nature went a long way in order to adapt with such a hot and windy climate.
Because of the unique and amazing biodiversity on the island, the entire place is now an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Because the island is somewhat new to tourism, with the airport opened only in 1999, you should not expect luxury accommodation. This is a place for nature loving travellers that want to experience see things unique to Socotra.
The amazing white sand beaches, the desert roses, the reef and the signature dragon blood trees are among the things that will take your breath away. You can rent a car or go on camel riding tours to explore the island.

Socotra desert rose
Socotra desert rose

Socotra Yemen white sand beach
Socotra Yemen white sand beach

Socotra unique dragon blood trees
Socotra unique dragon blood trees 

Socotra unique desert rose
Socotra unique desert rose