By Isabella L. Bird
One of the Tibetans is a list of Isabella Bishop's 1889 trip into Ladakh. it's a interesting account of her encounters with the region's natives and her observations in their existence, in addition to an perception into the problems of touring in such components within the past due 19th century.
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Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird