Our summer double issue, which revisited the epic journey to the East undertaken by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo in the 13th century, turned out to be a voyage of discovery for our readers, too

While on holiday exploring turkey, I happened to have with me a copy of the double issue "In the Steps of Marco Polo" [Aug. 7?14]. I read with complete fascination article after article from your gifted journalists retracing Marco Polo's steps. The fact that I was reading this issue while going on my own personal quest through Istanbul—a part of Marco Polo's voyage—and...

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