Marco Polo spent 24 years traveling through Europe and Asia on this one trip. Seventeen of those years were spent in China with the Kublai Khan. He kept a detailed journal of his trip that was subsequently printed and distributed throughout Europe.
Sometimes Marco Polo's journey is confused with Christopher Columbus and the ships he used, which are well-known, and their names were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Columbus attempted to find a water route to the same locations that Marco Polo traveled to, but he discovered America instead.Learn more about Vehicles