I just watched a 90 minute documentary on PBS. It's about two Americans who retraced Marco Polo's journey in the early 1990s, right after the fall of the Soviet Union. The production value is so-so but the story is amazing. You can watch the entire documentary online. My favorite parts include:
- World of Warlords (their meeting with a Northern Alliance warlord and being kidnapped by AK-47 brandishing Hazaras).
- Through the Wakhan Corridor.
- The Deserts of Western China (Kashgar and the Talkamakan).
- Mongolia and Tibet.