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Niccolo Polo (Marco Polo's father) and Maffeo Polo (Marco's Uncle) want to travel to Genghis Khan's area to trade and sell jewels. (1253)
The Polo brothers travel with a caravan using a different route not the Silk Road for it was littered with bandits at every turn.
The Polos arive before Barka Khan. Grandson of Genghis Khan ruler of the Mongol empire. They give him jewels as a good will gift
Barka is pleased with the gifts and invites the Polo's to live in Bulkger for a year
So they stay in Bulger accepting Barka's offer.
Meanwhile, back in Venice Marco Polo had just been born in 1254. 1 year after his father went on his journey.
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