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In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

Many people have big dreams, but only a few bold adventurers live them. Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell took a wild idea - retrace Marco Polo's entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back - and spent two incredible years of their lives making their dream a reality.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO, premiering on public television beginning November 2008, chronicles the journey of two ordinary guys - Belliveau, at the time a wedding photographer, and O'Donnell, an artist and former Marine - as they set out to follow Polo's historic route. Equal parts travelogue, adventure story, history trek and buddy movie, the 90-minute film weaves footage from the duo's often perilous voyage with Marco Polo's descriptions and experiences. (from wliw.org)

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo


Related Links
Marco Polo - wikipedia
Marco Polo (1254-1324) was a Venetian merchant traveler whose travels are recorded in Il Milione, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China.
Marco Polo: Journey to the East
This is a collection of eBooks and films about the Venetian adventurer and trader - Marco Polo - such as The Travels of Marco Polo and Marco Polo: Journey to the East.
The Silk Road
This is a NHK documentary series exploring China's historical sites, villages, religions and cultures along the Silk Road.

e-Books
The travels of Marco Polo
The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition. Including the unabridged third edition (1903) of Henry Yule's annotated translation, as revised by Henri Cordier; together with Cordier's later volume of notes and addenda (1920).
The travels of Marco Polo
Author: Marco Polo; Rustichelo da Pisa; the French society of geography; Count Baldelli Boni; Hugh Murray. Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, Tweeddale Court. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
The story of Marco Polo
Author: Noah Brooks, 1830-1903. Subject: Marco Polo; Voyages and Travels to Asia. Publisher: The Century, New York. Book contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.