Socotra-one of the most alien place on earth are actually isolated from mainland Yemen. It’s not only one of the weirdest place I have been, it’s also one of the most beautiful and safest place I have seen. People there live a very simple life and because it’s a small island, everyone help out for each other. Being able to visit this amazing island really change my point of view toward Yemeni:)
The main dish for yemeni is fish and rice and most people like to eat on the floor. Almost everyone are fishermen over there. Check out the fish market on below picture….they are all really fresh and yummy:P
Dragon blood trees are unique to Socotra and you can never find anything like this in other places! Since I have traveled to so many places and nothing really surprise me anymore. A places like Socotra is really very special to me because when I got there, all I could have said is “WOW”.
The reason why those trees are called dragon blood trees was because of a Myth long time ago about how a dragon come and shed blood to heal a girl. Nowaday, people use them as a dye for cosmetics.
Traveling around Socotra is super hot and humid and the only way you will survive is dipping yourself into the ocean. Luckily the beaches there are one of the best I have ever seen. I will let you guys know about more about my funny stories in Socotra in my next post. Stay tunes:)