Why do we travel?Many years ago explorers traveled to explore the many different places and cultures that would establish our futures.Now when we travel we learn of our past history and many other different cultures history.Traveling now however has evolved so much more since the beginning of time.In the 13th and 14th centuries, they traveled by ships, camels and horses, and even by foot.However, technology over the years has improved our traveling options.Now we have cars, trains and buses, and even planes and jets, that get us from one place to another in a matter of days or hours depending on the way you travel.Journeys in the past took weeks, months, and even years.There have been many explorers who have learned the geography of the universe.Explorers such as Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Galileo, and many more have contributed a great deal to the history of our universe.Although all of these men have been successful in their explorations, I will concentrate on the travels of Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta.In this reading we will see the world as these two travelers saw when they began their journeys.Both of these travelers experienced the many dangers which come along with being an explorer in an unfamiliar place (or places in their cases), but they kept on traveling for it was there destiny.
Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta were two travelers who traveled long and challenging distances to trade, explore, and record the differences of eastern countries.It is evident from the recordings that these men were very observant and interested in the discovery of other society practices.
Ibn Battuta was a famous 14th century traveler.Born in Tangier, Morocco in 1304 and died in 1369.He started his travels when he was just 20 years of age.His main goal for traveling was to go on a Hajj or Pilgrimage to Mecca, as all good Muslims want to do.However, his travels went on for abou…