In the Footsteps of Marco Polo (2008)
Some people dream big dreams. Only a few bold adventurers live them. Two such adventurers are Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell, who took a wild idea – they wanted to retrace Marco Polo’s entire 25,000 mile land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back – and spent two incredible years of their lives trying to turn it into reality. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO chronicles the extraordinary journey of two ordinary guys – Denis, at the time a wedding photographer, Francis an artist and U.S. Marine veteran — as they venture on foot, on horseback, on camel-back, in jeeps and trucks and boats and trains, through Venice, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, several former republics of the Soviet Union, China, Indonesia and India.