Monday, January 6, 2014
Iban Battuta, Lane of Travels, Tangier, Morrocco
May you shine and long live!
Dear Iban Battuta
First of all let me thank you for coming here and keeping notes on your visits. I must tell you that all ours, theirs and everyone talk about your reports. They are nourishful, useful reports. They involuntarily take any students of leaner to the past and forward. And they learn the importance of any travel reports via your travel reports.
I think like you did, every traveler of present and future should keep their notes in a rich way indicating all the necessary and useful information. And if possible they should not keep them as personal diaries but must publish them. Hope you would agree dear Iban.
Dear Iban Battuta, I am a woman of 70’s so it is so good to know the situation back in 1334 through an eye of an outsider. Please pardon me for calling you an outsider, I only meant about your ‘Nationality’
I don’t know whether we have already thanked you for coming here.
I know there is a quite a big that we should ethically extend our gratitude. Some of them have come here before you and some after you. We normally keep all our gratitude within without really sharing them with the ones that we think should share
Do you accept this, my, thanking note?
What were you doing in the Maldives? Learning to dive or learning how to trade in the Island?
Were you collating experiences as well?
Did you have time to visit the Gan Islands?
Tell me how was the transport system back in August, 1334, here and there in Maldives? Were you alone in the Island and where were your friends who accompanied you to the land of Arjune and Laxman
How did you reach Male, by boat? I can’t think of any other ways. I think the right brothers’ did all their incredible tries of flying, after you visit here
But I know according to the ‘Ramanayana’ there was a way that they visited Lanka
Did you pay in Rufiyaa to wander around Male or was it something else? About decade ago the Male was only 2square km large was it bigger earlier?
I am asking this to know whether the Male had to face any big erosion by now
Where in the country this ‘Konaker’ is located? Was it you who named the place as konaker after visiting?
Two different countries no ‘Serendib’ and Maldives, did you do the comparison dear Iban?
Do you have any specific note written on Sri Pada ? Was the road clear back then? What route did you take, the forest route or any other routes?
What do you think about Colombo then? Was the jalasthi kind to you? Did the Ebiseenians obey all the rules, regulations and orders of the Jalasthi without any issues?
Did you draw any pictures about the two towns that you visited after Sri Pada, back then? Galle and Dewinuwara
Dear Iban what business did you do with the people of the Kotta that Marinolli mentioned in his notes?
The man of Bolonne ‘Ludowick Berthima’, was he here when you visit here?
Is it true that we import rice from foreign countries during the period of your visit? I don’t know whether we import rice from the land of Madhumathi and whether the variety was called Basmathi?
No! just now I found out that according to the sources, bulks of rice have imported from the area of ‘Shivaji Ganeshan’, southern part of the land of Madhumathi
Anyways do you know the land that Zia Ul Hak was born, did you have time to visit their land? They too grow Basmathi I don’t know what had happen to our Heenati back then?
Dear Iban, tell me did you send all our Heenati and Suwandel to your land? Otherwise how was it possible that we did not have enough rice to eat?
Were you trading in any other countries?
And tell me how large was the Coconut Park Park near Thotagamu temple, built by VI Parakkramabahu (1303 - 1333)?
Dear Iban I feel sorry about ‘Marinolli’, there were no reason for him to imprison. Don’t know whether he applied for VISA before landing here from Beruwala? He must have broken some regulations of beruwala?
And it was sad that Marinolli lost all his valuables due to bad bandits
You should have visited Kanjipuram to visit the ‘stone temple’ built by the minister Senadhilankara Senevirath’ and he was the same person who built ‘the lankapura temple’. The minister was from Udunuwara -‘Sinduruwana’ probably must have met him, right?
Like we are reading what you have written did you read the inscription in hapugasthenna what do you think about V parakkramabahu?
Iban you should know that king V parakkramabahu ordered to built the Unambuwe Weva within one night? Amazing no?
Dear Iban tell me more about Maldives and about the books you wrote
Three Travelers to India that you wrote along with your friends, Yuan Chawang and Bernier
Voyagers d’ Iban Batoutah
The Travels of Iban Battuta
Tell me dear traveler was it difficult to travel across globe than staying in Tangier, Morocco?
This is Sakajpkh