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.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Brian Lawrenson was born in Yorkshire, brought up in the seaside city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After hitch-hiking round UK and Europe in the 1960's, he met and married his New Zealand born wife, Jill, in London and migrated to Australia in 1968. Since then they have travelled to more than 70 countries.
Apart from travels in the Australia, including the Red Centre; they have explored New Zealand; visited the Islands of the Pacific; journeyed through the Middle East, across Central Asia and China; criss-crossed Canada and stayed in the remote Resolute Bay; discovered the beauty of over 20 states of the USA; exploring the Inca trails of South America and cruised round Cape Horn; and visited many of the countries of the Far East including Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
In 2010 Brian and his wife started more detailed exploration and travelling in Australia and in late 2011 Brian gave his first Destination Speaker talk on the Radiance of the Seas cruise liner. Since them Brian has become an accomplished cruise speaker. This will lead to an upcoming series of eBooks about various Cruise Destinations.
Brian and Jill live in their favourite city, Sydney.
Brian Lawrenson is a traveller, writer, speaker and the author of Following Marco Polo's Silk Road and now 32 eBooks for people that love to travel.His books are available on Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo and iPad readers.
Brian encourages the travellers that have enjoyed his books to contact him and post a review of his writing. This will help other readers choose reading material that they know that they will enjoy.