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Located between Somalia and Yemen, the island of Socotra is the Galápagos of the Middle East.
A panoply of flora, fauna and animals not found anywhere else on Earth — including the iconic dragon’s-blood trees — provide the backdrop for travelers willing to brave Socotra’s harsh, dry climate and the countless difficulties of actually getting there. Roads are limited, so overland exploration requires patience, tenacity and possibly a camel. The limestone plateaus that rise from white sandy beaches are riddled with caves and lead to the granite peak of the Hajhir Mountains some 5,000 feet above. Read more: https://gearpatrol.com/2016/01/27/best-places-to-travel-2016/