Hodja is a dreamer who wants to experience the world. His father however, insists he stays home and takes over the family’s tailor shop. Fortunately, Hodja meets an old rug merchant called El Faza, who gives him a flying carpet. In exchange he has to bring the old man’s little granddaughter, Diamond, back to Pjort. El Faza can’t travel to the Sultan city himself, as the mighty ruler has imposed a death sentence on El Faza, on the grounds that he has stolen the Sultan’s carpet. Hodja sets out on his journey. However, city life isn’t quite what he expected, and he ends up taking the help of Emerald, a poor but street smart girl, who teaches him how to manage in the big world.