Socotra

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Socotra

Post by strife » Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 pm

Socotra. Anyone been? Has the war affected it? I've been fascinated by it since I was a kid.
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Re: Socotra

Post by Bill Barilko » Thu May 17, 2018 9:00 pm

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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu May 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Smoker's been there. And my wife's nice has been there(the half Paki one that I pulled out of Nigeria). Would love to go, but not a particularly easy place to go at the moment.

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Post by Boinkity_Boink » Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 am

I thought of going there. Does that count? Don't know why I didn't. I was planning a trip to Yemen in 1998. There were two other people on LP back then also going to Yemen. One of them was asking about it. I guess I didn't have much money and was worried the flight would be too much.

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Post by Xerius » Fri May 25, 2018 3:05 am

Just saw that a cyclone slammed into Socotra in the past day or so and that the lack of development has made it hard to get to the people affected by it. I guess it's that lack of development that's kept it such a unique, relatively untouched island. It looks like a fascinating, otherworldly place.

Yemen is the only country in the Arabian Peninsula I haven't been to, and ironically it's probably the most attractive to me on a cultural and historical level. Can't imagine when I'll ever get there given the current situation. I've met people that traveled there during its more "stable" times, and they've said that even then it was a bit of a dicey destination.

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Re: Socotra

Post by Xerius » Fri May 25, 2018 3:07 am

Oh, and from what I've read, Socotra itself has been largely untouched by the civil war. Not sure if that makes it any easier to visit than the rest of the country though.

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Re: Socotra

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Fri May 25, 2018 4:56 am

Here are a couple of pics my wife's niece took in Socotra a few years back...
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Post by Lincoln » Fri May 25, 2018 10:04 am

They're stunning pics!

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Post by veronica_inheels » Sun May 27, 2018 6:30 am

I also always wanted to go! And Yemen .
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Re: Socotra

Post by simon_in_exile » Sun May 27, 2018 7:48 pm

I know someone who went kite surfing there a few years back when he was working in Oman. “Travels in Dictionary Land” has a chapter on the island too.
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