An Explorer, A Merchant or A Writer?
We all know Marco Polo and we remember him as a famous explorer. However, he was not really an explorer. He was a merchant from Venice. Why do we remember him as an explorer? We remember him today – 700 years later – because he did one thing that none of the other merchants of the day did – he wrote about his travels.
The fact that we even remember Marco Polo today is because he was a writer.