SOCOTRA ISLAND: INDIAN OCEAN'S GALAPAGOS PART I November 22nd 2009 A little information about Socotra for those interested, I myself have to read up on it, I only knew about this island 2 months ago when I googled Yemen to prepare for my trip there.As for the title some people dubbed it as "Indian Ocean's Galapagos" because of the diverse animal and plant life that exist in the island most are endemic.
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Socotra or Soqotra (Arabic سقطرى ; Su ... read more
Middle East » Yemen » Socotra North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern governm... ... read more