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Following Marco Polo's Silk Road: An Enthralling Story of Travels Through Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, China and Uzbekistan

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Following Marco Polo's Silk Road is Brian and Jill Lawrenson's personal account of their adventure-filled journey as they pursue the historical legend and the mythic hero Marco Polo. Beginning in Italy, Marco Polo's point of origin, they embark on a sometimes light-hearted, sometimes perilous journey along the celebrated Silk Road, named for the series of trade routes used to connect China to the Mediterranean world and North Africa during the 3rd Century and beyond. Along the way, Brian and Jill explore the ...
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Overview

Following Marco Polo's Silk Road is Brian and Jill Lawrenson's personal account of their adventure-filled journey as they pursue the historical legend and the mythic hero Marco Polo. Beginning in Italy, Marco Polo's point of origin, they embark on a sometimes light-hearted, sometimes perilous journey along the celebrated Silk Road, named for the series of trade routes used to connect China to the Mediterranean world and North Africa during the 3rd Century and beyond. Along the way, Brian and Jill explore the modern peoples and cultures that have grown up in Marco Polo's footsteps and uncover the truths vs. the myths of the actual voyages of this famed Italian explorer. Told as part travelogue and part narrative quest, Following Marco Polo's Silk Road tells an intimate and thrilling tale of wanderlust, human diversity, and the love of pure adventure for adventure's sake. This book will please travel fans and anyone who loves the romance of history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439249420
  • Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Lawrenson was born in Yorkshire, England and at age seven made his first journey of 7,000 miles to South Africa. After hitchhiking around the British Isles and Europe, he and his New Zealand born wife Jill married and migrated to Australia. Since then they have traveled through more than seventy countries. Brian is a Charter President of the Rotary Club of Breakfast Point, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2005 by Rotary International for his work in the community. Brian retired, after a career in sales and marketing in computer technology, in 2000. Brian and Jill live in their favorite city-Sydney.
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