Marco Polo, along with his father and uncle, traveled through the desert for three years, seeing new people and cultures. They arrived in Shangdu and were taken in by Kublai Khan.
Look, there is Shangdu!
We came all this way for nothing!
At least we can go to Venice!
Finally escaping from Kublai Khan, the Polos took a young princess to Persia so she could get married to the ruler Arghun. When they arrived, they learned that Arghun was dead. The princess married Arghun's son and the Polos left for Venice.
Arghun is dead!
Hi. I'm a writer. Do you want to write a book with me about all the places you've been?
Marco Polo was captured and went to prison in Genoa. In prison, he worked with writer Rustichello of Pisa to write a manuscript known as "The Travels of Marco Polo".