Marco’s father left on an adventure a few months before young Marco was even born.
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The exploration & Journey
Marco polo started to become a merchant explorer where he would write a mix of fact and fiction of his travel into his book journey with the help of his co-writer, rustichello.
The Exotic Detail
Niccolo and Maffeo polo return from the adventure, telling that they befriend the Mongol empire’s king and work for him to pass knowledge from other countries, and ask young Marco to join the family business.
Kublai Khan’s Interest
Travel polo, and tell me the tale when you return
I did not tell half of what I saw
What part of the book were true?
Marco Polo became known and famous not just because he's an explorer and merchant, but the exotic detail within his book, where he fights off ninja or encounter mythical beasts...etc
Polo’s eyes for intriguing detail also impressed khan, where the kingdom was so huge that khan can’t visit them all, but sent polo for an exploratory mission to the farthest reaches of the empire to tell the tale.
After completing a life-time journey in Asia for about 24 years, Marco finally returns home and Kublai khan dies during Marco’s return, afterward, the Mongol empire split up and that was about the end of the silk road. During his return when asked about his book journey, he replied that he didn’t tell half of what he saw.