:bar: Burkina Faso, West Africa July 13th plurie
@ Twop's post's on July 16th:
*A friend of a coworker was recently on a flight to Burkina Faso with contestants and camera crews who claimed to be filming TAR. (He'd never seen the show, so he didn't know to ask any other questions.)
*According to my coworker, the contestants and camera crews were initially coy about what program they were working on, but eventually some of the contestants said it was TAR. This blog
entry confirms Paris
to Burkina Faso
on July 13th
*We are happy to report that we and the Johnsons made it to Burkina Faso at around 5pm local time on Friday
(1PM on the east coast).
*We arrived safely in Burkina Faso on July 13th
*Our biggest news of interest is that it appears that the Amazing Race teams and crew were on our plane from Paris
*We have no clue what they could find interesting to do in Burkina but we noticed the flight was very full and it turns out that there were 40-50 people on the plane associated with the production.
*We were sitting in Paris waiting to board and we kept seeing guys with really big video cameras, running up and then turning around to get video of two people coming towards them.
*We talked with a couple of people who said that they couldn’t say who they were with but they didn’t deny it either.
There is a chance that we are in the background of several shots at the Paris airport
or on the plane.
Also, the SIM missionary from Ouaga who met us at the airport was definitely on camera giving directions to a team (Tim? & Don
) who we had met and helped on the plane.
*Anyway, I think they are shooting for the fall or the spring and they said that they were in the middle of the race
*There was at least one team that was “goth.”
They had either dyed their hair pink or were wearing a wig.
*Several of the teams were not quite dressed appropriately to handle the heat or the cultural requirements, so it will be interesting to see what they do (there was a goth team and the guy was wearing white face paint
*there were the girls who were wearing tight warm-up pants
…very shocking to the conservative Burkinabe culture where women wear skirts and dresses that go below the knee in public.
*One of the contestants and his father were from Chicago
and they sat across the aisle from us, so we got to talk to them a little bitSlowhatch
-- evidence for Burkina FasoSlowhatch
, southeast of Ouagadougou.Slowhatch
--It's Naba Koom
, located just outside the railway station.Slowhatch:
will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about Burkinabe mask culture. The cap looks like southwestern/Ouaga style (maybe) of an antelope (maybe).
Sunday, November 18, 8pm et/pt
PLEASE LORD, GIVE ME MILK!
*The severe pain of a hernia attacks one Racer at the worst time as one of the older men on the Race falls under the spell of two young, feisty, hip-shaking female Racers.
*Struggling at a Roadblock, one panicking Racer drops to her knees in tears while her Teammate helplessly looks on.