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The desert rose in Socotra, a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean: “The most alien looking place on earth”. Might make an interesting anniversary jaunt... http://weddingmusicproject.bandcamp.com/album/wedding-processional-songs-for-brides-bridesmaids

I want to go here just because it's the closest I'd ever get to being on an alien planet.
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The mysterious island of Socotra…

I want to go here just because it's the closest I'd ever get to being on an alien planet.

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Socotra kind of looks like it was transported to Earth from a distant planet. The UFO-like dragon's blood trees are the island's most notable feature.

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7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages (these trees would be so neat to see!!)

Cucumber tree. This tree is only found on Socotra Island, Yemen. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.

Dragon Blood Tree, Socotra, Yemen. Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce.

Socotra Island, Yemen, Indian Ocean. 82 mil in length, 30 miles in width, 1/3 of its plant life is found nowhere else on Earth.