My first trip was a pilgrimage to Mecca.
I got on a donkey and said goodbye to my parents in Tangier when I was 21.
My mother was crying.
Thus Ibn Battuta, one of the world's greatest travellers, begins to tell his story to his nephew, Ahmed.
His many travels take him to new and interesting places far from home.
He sees many strange and wonderful things, has many fun and frightening experiences, and meets many different people along the way.
This is his story....