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Off the beaten path: Yemen

Yemen, the biblical land of milk and honey known for its myrrh and frankincense, the possible home of Queen of Sheba, the place where weddings last 21 days, where men carry curved daggers everywhere is an interesting destination to visit. Unfortunately, due to the current political conflict, travelers are deterred from going there, but if you have a chance to have a safe trip to this land, you will not be disappointed if you like off the beaten path travel - you can see Socotra - the weird and the most alien-looking island on earth, explore ancient historical sites, learn about some unusual ancient customs, visit remote villages and see the Manhattan of the Desert.

The alien world of Socotra, Yemen

Socotra is most alien-looking island on earth, with its unique 6-20 million years old flora and fauna. More than a third of the 800 Socotran species are not found anywhere else on the planet, and the…