By: Lexy Baker
Marco Polo was born in Venice Italy around 1254. He was parent less for the first few years. His mother died and his father was a merchant. His father met King Khan during his travels and the king wanted him to come back with 100 priests. When Marco's father returned he told amazing stories. So when his father left again Marco went with them at the age of 17. Marco got sick along the way.
Since Marco Polo was sick they had a retreat to the mountains. When Marco Polo returned to well being they set off again. They journeyed on foot and barley on boat at the Red Sea.