by max. w
Marco's father and brother both went to Asia again this time taking Marco with them. They were unable to recruit the 100 priest's that Kublai Khan requested instead they brought 2.
Polo’s first journey to Asia started when he was 17, he didn’t return home until he was 41. On the trip came Marco,his dad and his brother. they had to be extremely careful for thieves. They were every merchants biggest worry. They couldn’t travel by boat either because the port they were supposed to leave at didn’t have strong enough boats to go as far as they were going. Marco polo and his family were eventually greeted by the great Kublai Khan when they reached Asia.
A long vacation
the Polo's had originally planned to be gone for only a few years. But they were away from Venice for more than 23 years. There were many arguments in Venice if macro made it to Asia. There is no evidence outside his famous book that he traveled so far east.Khan's acceptance of the Polo's offered the family access to his empire. Niccolo and Maffeo were granted important positions in the leader's Court. Marco, too, impressed Khan, who thought highly of the young man's abilities as a merchant. Khan eventually employed Marco as a special representative.