Socotra Island – the most alien-looking place on Earth

Legend has it the otherworldly dragon’s blood tree first grew on the spot where two brothers, Darsa and Samha, fought to the death. In Arabic, it is known as dam al akhawain - “the blood of the two brothers”. The unique tree, with its crimson resin and dense crown of prehistoric leaves, is a beloved … Continue reading Socotra Island – the most alien-looking place on Earth