Through Unknown Tibet
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The book is about a journey across Tibet and China which author took in 1896. The objective is to describe in a simple manner all that author did and saw from beginning to end, in the hope that some future traveller may learn, not so much what he ought to do, as what he ought not to do. There are notices on the people, anecdotes and accounts of their daily life, customs, folklore, local politics, geographical and metrological readings, personal experiences, interactions with friendly, and hostile, natives, etc. There are seventy-seven photographs in this book, which was first published in 1898.
Captain Montagu Sinclair Wellby (1866-1900) was a veteran of several exploratory expeditions when he set out from the Abyssinian (now Ethiopian) capital Addis Ababa on his marathon journey in December 1898.
In publishing the following account of a journey across Tibet and China, it has been my object to describe in a simple manner all that I did and saw from beginning to end, in the hope that some future traveller may learn, not so much what he ought to do, as what he ought not to do.
Y&Those who have experienced the charms of a nomad's life, will, I trust, be once more reminded of happy days of freedom, will sympathise with us in our difficulties, and share the pleasures which they alone can appreciate. Should others, by chance, find some little interest in perusing these pages, and be tempted to taste for themselves the sweets of wandering through little known lands, they will be recompensed for doing so, and I shall have found my reward.
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