Kira Salak

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Birthday
4, 1971
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1971 (age 48)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Reputed National Geographic journalist who wrote travelogues about New Guinea.

Before Fame

She earned a Ph.D. in English, specializing in travel writing.

Trivia

In the middle of graduate school, she decided to spend a year backpacking around Papua New Guinea, which became the basis of her first book.

Family Life

Her parents sent her off to boarding school when she was 14, which may have instilled in her the streak of self-reliance that characterizes her life path.

Associated With

David Livingstone, who was among the first Europeans to explore Africa, also published popular travelogues.