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They’re always shorter than you expect (Socotra part III)

I don’t want to bury the lede, so let’s start with this: I met the president. Q: The president of what? A: No, the president. Q: The PRESIDENT president? Of YEMEN? A: Yep. Q: NO WAY. Yeah way. There’s a … Continue reading

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A trip of goats (Socotra part I)

The first striking thing about Socotra is the goats. What, you say? Goats? On the ‘galapagos of the Indian Ocean,’ the magical dragon-blood-tree island paradise? Yep. Goats. When we pulled into Hadibo, the island’s uninspiring capital, the first thing I … Continue reading

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