Three Months in Cashmere
in 1887 lizzie sykes fulfilled her dream of trekking in kashmir.she not only recorded the remarkable and dangerous journey but she also drew sketches of some of the places visited.she describes vividly the scenery, flowers and trees encountered on the 500 mile trek on foot and on horseback with a wry sense of humour showing fortitude and initiative.this diary is enhanced by the original sketches. More
in may 1887 lizzie and tom sykes fulfilled their dream of trekking in kashmir (or cashmere as lizzie prefers).she not only recorded their remarkable and at times dangerous journey in a diary but also sketched places they visited.at the time they were living in lucknow,india where tom was principal of la martiniere college,on which rudyard kipling based kim's school.in their mid-forties they set off with 9 hundredweight of luggage,stayed for a while in srinagar area before crossing the pir panjal pass on their journey back-an extraordinary and fascinating trip.lizzie describes vividly the scenery,flowers and trees that they encountered on their 500 mile trek on foot and horseback,with a wry sense of humour that finds amusement even in the most dire situations.staying in primitive and often filthy rest-houses en route,they display fortitude and initiative throughout.this diary of a journey undertaken in a forgotten era,is enhanced by the original drawings.
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