In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta

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Carolyn McIntyre will travel from the Moroccan City of Tangiers through 46 countries as she attempts to recreate an epic journey made 700 years ago by the famed Islamic scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta.

Along the way she will visit:

Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Oman, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Italy, Spain, Mali, Mauritania, Niger.

Girl Solo in Arabia!


I have always wanted to do something like that! Especially that I always heard of Ibn Batouta’s travellings, but actually I didn’t read any of his works (unfortunately)… I really admire your courage Carolyn, I know how hard it is to travel on your own in the Arab countries, especially when you are a woman, and not travelling for mere tourism.

I hope she wouldn’t face any ‘big’ problem and that she would enjoy it tremendously! 🙂


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