Located in the Indian Ocean south of Yemen, although closer to Somalia off the East African coast, this remote gem has been described as the Galapagos of the region with an abundance of endemic flora and fauna. Time seems to have forgotten this place where the semi-nomadic people still rely on fishing and subsistence farming. Bedouin villages made from stone are scattered across the island. The Socotri are some of the most honest, hospitable and happy people I've met on this small planet. Visiting is not for the faint-hearted as travel delays are not uncommon, and if you want to explore the island properly then basic {rough} camping is the only way to do it.

Guestbook for Socotra
Crikey, how do you folks discover these places? How did you manage to get there, by boat? Are there airports on the island itself.

I dont suppose Mogidishu is a particularly safe place to go to the capitol of Yemen I am quite ignorant of. The natural beauty of the place is unquestioned, but you guys must be real adventurers to want to trek around such a remote place. Did you have guides with you, or did you just wander around? My days of "roughing it" are pretty much over, we leave for the caribbean in two weeks, and with the ice cold weather we have now, I think we will appreciate the tropics once again.
Lois sends her regards.