Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea

Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea Review

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Four Corners is Kira Salak's riveting account of her epic, solo jungle trek across the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea—often called the last frontier of adventure travel. Traveling by dugout canoe and on foot, confronting the dangers and wonders of a largely untouched world, she became the first woman to traverse this remote country and write about it. A New York Times Notable Travel Book, Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea is a must-read for world travelers and adventurous spirits.

Title:Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea
Edition Language:English

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    Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    This is the first book I'm reading along with the World's Literature Group here in Goodreads, as we explore Oceania and Southeast Asia in 2015. I was happy to start with Papua New Guinea, the site of ...

  • Leslie

    Part of me regrets giving this book only two stars because at times I really enjoyed the glimpses into the life and culture of Papua New Guinea. I learned some things about its history, geography, and...

  • Beth Asmaa

    This book is one of the better solo traveler stories with its variety of landscapes and its ever-changing cast of characters. First, there's the scope of Salak's travels across the breadth and height ...

  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship

    3.5 starsThis is less a travel book than the memoir of the author’s emotional journey. Kira Salak seems to be a professional adventurer, which is pretty cool, and she’s also a compelling storytell...

  • Missy J

    Lake MurrayTribesmen from Tari, PNGHighlandsBetween 2 and 3 stars."Four Corners" follows the journey of author Kira Salak, a then 24 year old graduate student through Papua New Guinea. Salak has an im...

  • Jennifer S. Alderson

    Four Corners is a fascinating travel memoir about Papua New Guinea, written by a young woman on a journey to find herself in a faraway land. There is also a healthy dose of history and anthropology th...

  • Melaslithos

    Reading this book, I was absolutely impressed by the feats of Kira Salak and all that she went through during her journey. Her story is also absolutely riveting and I couldn’t wait to see what would...

  • Calzean

    I found this to be a perplexing tale. While I admire her achievement, the book had a number of error of fact (such as stating Port Moresby had not been bomb in WWII, and her short discussion of Austra...

  • Holly

    There seems to be two kinds of travel memoirs: those written by stable, wealthy people who travel around and talk to the locals, retelling their stories as well as giving some historical data on the p...

  • Allison Mobley

    Amazing and crazy tale recounting the Western, female perspective of travels through Papua New Guinea. Having travelled there myself, I found the book culturally insightful and accurate. A well-writte...