Believing to be descendants of Marco Polo two sisters now in their fifties, with their own families now grown, follow the trail of one of the world’s greatest traveler and explorer Marco Polo. Their journey will take them through rough seas, a dozen countries, two deadly deserts, and the “roof the world” the Pamir mountain range. The epic journey goes thought the heart of ancient civilizations on the legendary Silk Road. The sisters ask who Marco Polo was and are they themselves his descendants? Follow along as they unearth clues to this mystery against the backdrop of countries where women travelers are not frequent, political unrest, religious wars, perilous deserts, seas and mountain crossings on an epic adventure that will put a test to their own family ties.

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Silk Road People

Silk Road People

People of the Silk Road, Dunhuang, 9th century, by Per Honor et Gloria