Step into the world of Marco Polo and follow his journey as he travels from Venice to China via the Gobi desert, encountering new cultures and experiencing life-changing adventures along the way. This snail mail letter complete with newsletter will take you on a captivating voyage, filled with fascinating stories and historical facts, making it a must-read for all adventure lovers and history buffs!
Though he was not the first European to reach China, Marco (born over 750 years ago) was the first to leave a detailed account of his experience, which provided a clear picture of the geography and culture of the far East. Marco's book provided the first western record of porcelain, coal, gunpowder, paper money, and some Asian plants and exotic animals! Kublai Khan enjoyed Marco's stories so much that he asked him to explore his vast kingdom and report back to him all he witnessed. Little did Marco know at the time, but this would be a role of his for the following 17 years!!!
Fun Fact…Marco Polo was born over 750 years ago in 1254, making him the earliest person I have written a letter from so far!