The forbidding landscape of insipid browns and impregnable fortresses is often the most prevalent image visitors take away from the desert state of Rajasthan. But while these breathtaking palaces are the enduring legacy of the Rajput royals, the real soul of Rajasthan is best glimpsed off the beaten path, where amusing stories, eccentric traditions, unusual encounters, and elusive relics await your discovery. 111 Places in Rajasthan leads you beyond the veil of famous legends, monuments, shopping destinations, and culinary pleasures, to the state´s most unexpected and often outlandish locales. Watch wild deer roam the homes of tribal groups; make an offering of whiskey at a motorcycle shrine; meet a tigon - a half lion, half tiger; or become the subject of a comedic roast by an expletive-ridden folk theatre troupe. Explore the hidden treasures of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, and experience what makes Rajasthan one of the most exotic and exciting regions in the world. Eine raue Landschaft und unüberwindbare Festungen - so sehen viele Besucher Rajasthan. Mit diesem Buch blicken Sie in die wahre Seele dieser Gegend. Entdecken Sie amüsante Geschichten, außergewöhnliche Rituale und kulinarische Genüsse fernab der Touristenpfade. Beobachten Sie wilde Rehe, die Häuser durchstreifen, opfern Sie Whiskey an einem Motorrad-Schrein und treffen Sie das Fabelwesen Tigon - halb Löwe, halb Tiger. Dieses Buch lüftet den Schleier, der die Legenden, Denkmäler und Schauplätze des Landes umhüllt. Lernen Sie Jaipur, Jodhpur und Udaipur neu kennen und erleben Sie, was den Wüstenstaat zu einer der exotischsten und spannendsten Regionen der Welt macht.
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Prequel Now Available! With training now complete and everyone back home…Erik and I are finally catching up with our new relationship status, beyond just roomies as before. Oh, there´s some laundry in there too. We have avoided potential war, chased dragon tails, got smack with red herrings, and finally passed all that…we managed to solve the case. Or did we? It wasn´t long before Erik interrupted ´happy Ashleigh fun-time´ by answering the stupid phone. With the raise of a brow, we were now on to the next case. ´´Well we did have to shower first. Tee! Hee!´´ ´´Erik…right in the middle of something here. Outta my head please.´´ Ok…so some children were kidnapped during a home invasion at the property of a coven not far from us. Cool…our first official mission as full Agents. Not cool…dad´s hotel reservation in the rotten part of town near one of the many tourist hotspots in Belize. So…I pulled an ´Ash´ and fixed it. Turning this into a work/vacation of our dreams. Talia and I managed to bring our mothers, Erik´s parents, and heck we even got the Commander to stop by and set for a spell. Our little reunion was nearly cut short by strange occurrences, mainly involving me. I had been deeply affected by dark magic someone was trying to use on me to interfere with this case. However, we couldn´t figure out ´´who´´ or ´why´. So instead of enjoying the sun and the sand…everyone got involved in the work. (Except the ´mom squad´…they were still on vacation…and have the shopping bags to prove it.) The strangest connection was how deeply tied to our training case this really was. Someone dropped the ball on the first case…so I still apparently was needed dead…and there had been a plan in place all along to do just that. Although, that crazy doc and Madame Chairman both deceases…so who was finishing this off? Or trying to finish me off anyway. After much tedious research, not nearly as bad as at training; we were back to chasing tails, finding information that in no way applied to our circumstances, there was some fun in there too, and then we solved the case. We even managed to endure the most unexpected love connection between Uncle Kenny and our former dorm czar Ms. Desmond…whom we´ve come to know and love at Katerina. Leading to a surprise ending that still chokes me up just to think off.