I had planned to go to Socotra Island in October of this year, (2013) with a friend of mine. Now, it seems that the British Foreign Office has reposted a travel advisory for Yemen and my friend is no longer willing to accompany me.
My question/questions are mainly concerned about any safety issues for women travelling alone to Socotra. I plan to book with Socotra Eco Tours and my main concerns are that a woman travelling alone might be perceived as someone who was looking for male attention. I am currently living in Saudi Arabia and I know that frequently Middle Eastern men assume that a woman travelling alone is looking for 'a good time'. I just want to see Socotra but I don't want to be perceived in any other way than a traveller who wants to see the island.
Are there any women who have any experience travelling alone to Socotra?
Thanks for any imformation.