Alexandra David-Néel


Alexandra David-Néel (l. 1868-1969) was a world traveler, writer, and Buddhist spiritualist who wrote over 30 books on her journeys which took her 18,641.136 miles (30,000 km) around the world on foot or by various conveyances. Her works influenced the writers of the Beat Generation, and she remains an iconic inspiration for many in the present day.

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