A place I would like to visit:
Socotra, an island between Yemen and Somali, has been described as one of the most alien-looking places on Earth. It is very isolated with a harsh dry climate. Approximately one third of its plant-life is found nowhere else, including the famous Dragon’s Blood Tree, a very-unnatural looking umbrella-shaped tree which produces a red sap. There are also a large number of endemic species of birds, spiders and other animals native to the island and coral reefs around it. Socotra is considered the most biodiverse place in the Arabian Sea, and is a World Heritage Site.
My sons are very interested in the large dunes on the island, which appear to offer great potential for sandboarding. The coral reefs and caves might also be fun also. C0uld this really be the island paradise that it appears to be?