One of the greatest travellers of all time!

Ibn Battuta

I thought of writing you a short summary of a great traveller; Ibn Battuta.

He was a Berber Muslim Moroccan explorer, known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla.

Over a period of thirty years, he visited most of the Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands; his journeys including trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East, a distance surpassing threefold his near-contemporary Marco Polo.

Ibn Battuta is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time.

 He journeyed more than 75,000 miles (121,000 km), a figure unsurpassed by any individual explorer until the coming of the Steam Age some 450 years later.

True! Just like the excerpt I got from Wikipedia, Ibn Battuta is one of the greatest travellers in history. Considering he had to rely on animal and man power for his travels. (No cars, trains or airplanes back then)

Pretty impressive you got to admit! 😀

“Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”- Ibn Battuta


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