He traveled on land and sea. Probably on the Silk Roads and a the Sea Route.
He traveled because he had a strong desire to visit other places. He also wanted to find the best teacher and libraries.
A local sultan had a scholar record Battuta’s experiences. The two men collaborated for two years, with Ibn Battuta telling his story.
His travels had a small impact on the Muslim world before the 19th century. King Tughlaq appointed him judge of Delhi.