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From East to West – Complicated Future Plans

I wonder if Ibn e Batuta had facebook networking back then while travelling. What would he had written on his status update each minute?

09:30 AM: ‘Riding a camel now. Very slow. ‘

09:32 AM: “But me and my camel took alot of pictures with my iphone lately. Yay me, i must also use twitter!”

09:45 AM: “Oh shoot! I just bumped into the Maharajah of Hindustan.”

09:46 AM: ” Hehehe, the dude has so many wives.”

09:47 AM: “Control plus Z – control plus Z – I never said anything about any of his wife. Control plus Z . Allahu Akber”

Getting the picture of his travels now ? . I am glad he had no Facebook for sure. It would have been a disaster. 🙂

But anyway, getting back to the main point: My Travel Plans.

Someone said, The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  If this is so, I definitely don’t wanna be stuck at just the beginning, ‘Table of Contents’ sheet.

I wish there were no borders, no passport system, no visa requirements and particularly no discrimination against Pakistanis when it came to TRAVELING for the sake of cultural education. And if so, at least there should be 50% discount on all airplane tickets for students. Just suggesting.

If there were such facilities, travel would have been a blessing affordable for each person. I mean, imagine the travels of the people gone by. Ibn e Batuta For instance.  The dude to travel the world without any passport or visa hurdles was indeed very lucky. But where he had the advantage of being born in an era with no non-sense flying expenses , he had a pretty huge disadvantage too.

The great CAMERA wasn’t with him during his adventures.  And Here we have the most expensive cameras with us all the time. But sadly, no money to buy the return tickets. So some of us work hard day and night, earn money to bear the expenses and then finally a day comes to fly away. But my question is, what about the very common  commoner? The type who has the Extreme passion but whatever he does, he cannot afford the luxury of travel even outside his city.He might try the Hitch Hike across Sahara Desert thing. But thanks to the insecure national border situations, that adventure is now also dumped. Then What about him ? … Will his travel plans remain limited only to his imagination…? .. I just wonder.

  • The ruler of Dubai is going to reward you with an oil well with your name encrusted in gold and diamonds because you’ve made Dubai one of the largest places on Earth 😀

    I absolutely love your map!

    Oh, and FB status of Ibn e Batuta had me doubling over with laughter 😀

    Yep, I do wish that the world was safe enough so that we are free to cross boundaries as we pleased.

  • Basit

    apa , when ever u go don forget to tke this bro wid u

  • My wish is this:

    That we can all have the gift of travel.
    That we travel as hearts meeting other hearts, not our race, age, looks or any other material status.
    That we enjoy the culture and embrace our adventures and no harm come of any one of us.

    I guess I dream of a world of happiness and peace.

  • I WANNA TRAVEL TOO 🙁

  • LOL! I love your map! 😀
    I so badly wanna travel too! i agree with you, i wish our world was more safer, its just so sad, tbh.

  • Thank you everyone. 🙂 Let’s hope to travel the world …someday. Oneday..