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Trekking routes around Socotra: mountains above Hadiboh
Trekking routes around Socotra: mountains above Hadiboh

Not a very difficult route for a full day from the capital of Socotra to the pass to wadi Ayaft.

Trekking
Shuab bay in summer time
Shuab bay in summer time

Shuab Bay - very windy place in the summer. We came here by car to enjoy the extraordinary view.

Wind Summer Shuab
Summer Wind on Socotra
Summer Wind on Socotra

The main sign of the summer on Socotra - a very strong wind across the northern coast.

Wind Summer
Socotra in the summer: Fishing from shore near the Hadibo
Socotra in the summer: Fishing from shore near the Hadibo

With some practice you can successfully fishing right from shore near Hadibo.

Photos Nature Fish
Spend your holiday on Socotra in summer, the time of many curious and interesting things
Spend your holiday on Socotra in summer, the time of many curious and interesting things

Summer is undeservingly considered to be a Low Season on Socotra. But it is the time when you can find many curious and interesting things on the island.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Dragon's blood (Dracaena cinnabari) - a unique resin from Socotra
Dragon's blood (Dracaena cinnabari) - a unique resin from Socotra

Locals on Socotra island use the Dracaena resin as a sort of cure-all, using it for such things as general wound healing, a coagulant, curing diarrhea, lowering fevers, dysentery diseases, taken internally for ulcers in the mouth, throat, intestines and stomach, as well as an antiviral for respiratory viruses, stomach viruses and for such skin disorders as eczema.

Internet shop dragon blood tree
Amateur radio expedition to Socotra
Amateur radio expedition to Socotra

International amateur radio expedition to Socotra 7O6T has completed its work. For the first time amateurs from around the world could get a radio signal from the island of Socotra.

Events
Rain on Socotra
Rain on Socotra

Today on Socotra passed heavy rains. There was no rain since November last year, causing the drought on the island.

weather summer ecology
Tourism grows on Socotra
Tourism grows on Socotra

Tourism back to Socotra. The unrest in Yemen have reduced the traffic of the island, but now on Socotra has increased the number of guests from different countries - Germany, Britain, France, Russia and even Turkey. It became more and more visitors from Arab countries and the Yemen mainland.

Tourism trekking
Defence Ministry: Israel leaks misinformation about Yemen
Defence Ministry: Israel leaks misinformation about Yemen

Defence Ministry of Yemen has affirmed that the Israeli intelligence was behind the leaking of misinformation about the arrival of American troops to the Yemeni island of Socotra with of establishing a military base.

Events
Booking tours to Socotra for 2011-2012
Booking tours to Socotra for 2011-2012

Monsoon winds over the island. Socotra, which is completely untouched by unrest on the mainland Yemen and is ready to receive tourists for the upcoming season.

Tourism Booking
The final part of the trekking
The final part of the trekking

The last part of trekking trip to Socotra was the heaviest. The guys walked the bottom of the canyon Wadi Dirhur to the mountain of Skant, then descended into the gorge Ayaft.

Photos Trekking
Fictions about Socotra followed by provocative analytics
Fictions about Socotra followed by provocative analytics

Socotra, оne of the most beautiful, peaceful and quiet places on the planet is drawn into the dirty information war. In early July, Reuter's has startled the world by the terrible "news": "Yemeni island of Socotra is converted into "a pirates re-fueling hub". Facts, of course, was not given...

Pirates Events
The second part of the trek - through the plateau Mumi to the shores of Indian Ocean
The second part of the trek - through the plateau Mumi to the shores of Indian Ocean

Through wadi Kalesan our friends went to the south coast of Socotra. Here they spent several days photographing the coastal sand dunes.

Photos Trekking
Heavy trekking - excellent pictures!
Heavy trekking - excellent pictures!

Our friends, travelers with the experience, made ​​a difficult trekking trip around the island. The result was the remarkable photos taken in unusual places Socotra. The first part of the trip - coastline from Hadibo to the east of Socotra.

Photos trekking
Claudius Schulze - Support my Socotra Book!
Claudius Schulze - Support my Socotra Book!

It is over five years ago, that my interest in the very isle Socotra was ignited and almost one year, since I first set foot on it. In the mean time, I explored Socotra and the concept «island», spent over seven weeks worth of shooting on the island, got countless fleabites, took almost 20 000 pictures, walked my feet sore more than once, ruined two lenses and almost my knees, and spent all my savings. Now, after endless months of editing, the writing of many thousand words of text, and production of four dummies and one exhibition, I am at the point that I can proudly say: Yes! I am there; I have a book that is worth standing in one shelf with other great and famous volumes.

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Socotra in summer time – new 10-days trekking program
Socotra in summer time – new 10-days trekking program

Socotra is a very peaceful place. There are no armed riots. We offer you to see Socotra in the season of summer monsoon winds when the island gets a completely new face. The summer season is unreasonably considered to be a non-touristic one. But it is this time of the year when one can see many interesting and unique things on the island. Our new trekking program developed for a summer season is for those who love hiking and photographing. For your safety we offer to overfly Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, and to come to Socotra from Shardja.

Trekking Summer Tourism Turtle wind
Fire in Socotra
Fire in Socotra

Thousands of palm trees, over twenty goats and three boats burned in Debnah Oasis,Yesterday 18th of June, 2011 by a fire blown by wind from a spot where rubbish is collected and burned.

Ecology
Panoramas of Socotra - Lagoon Detwah
Panoramas of Socotra - Lagoon Detwah

There are several points where you can enjoy beautiful views of the lagoon Detwah.

Panoramas Detwah Photos
Weekend in Socotra
Weekend in Socotra

On weekends we usually go with an overnight stay in the bay Shuab where you can catch fish and cook an excellent fish dinner.

Shuab Beach photos fish
Guido Adler was the first one in studying Socotran folk music.
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