Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Times New Travel: Socotra, Yemen













Up until last night, I had never heard of Socotra Island. Described as one of the most isolated and unique places on Earth, it's located about 150 miles (240 kilometers) off the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Socotra is a small archipelago that contains four islands. With about 50,000 inhabitants, it is considered one of the premier travel destinations for those who have already seen what the rest of the world has to offer.

As you can see from the photographs and video above, Socotra is otherworldly. If I were to film a movie that needed to look like it was taking place on another planet, I'd go there. Socotra is known for its beautiful flora, including the Dragon's Blood Tree, which is unique to the island. Socotra is part of the Republic of Yemen.












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