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Travels With A Tangerine: From Morocco to Turkey In The Footsteps Of Islam's Greatest Traveler

Publisher Random House
Year 2004
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9780812971644
Date Published
2004
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Random House
Summary: In 1325, the great Arab traveler Ibn Battutah set out from his native tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned, nearly thirty years later, he had seen most of the known world, covering three times the distance allegedly traveled by Marco Polo - some 75000 miles in all.
Captivated by Ibn Battutah's account of the journey, the Arabic scholar and award winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith set out to follow in the peripatetic Moroccan's footsteps. Traversing Egyptian deserts and remot islands in the Arabian Sea, visiting castles in Syria and innumerable souks in medieval Islam's great cities, Mackintosh-Smith sought clues to Ibn Battutah's life and times, encountering the ghost of 'IB' in everything from place names (in Tangier alone, a hotel, street, airport, and ferry bear Ibn Battutah's name) to dietary staples to an Arabic online dating service - and introducing us to a world of unimaginable wonders.