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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2007, 01:32:35 AM »
Oh I think Kobe, Kyoto for sure Boingo and I was in Nara but I forget why now? I think it was a temple thing looking for the drum/gong/taiko/daiko thingy.


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2007, 01:49:23 AM »
Fwiw the Hard Rock Osaka (arrow) is just a couple of blocks from Kitamido temple (A). The resolution for Osaka is so good you can even catch a glimpse of Rennyo in the courtyard.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2007, 01:53:53 AM »
Rennyo !!   thanks Slowhatch :yess:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2007, 01:59:01 AM »
Sorry, I should have sent a message; I just amended my post back on page 2.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2007, 02:01:04 AM »
Nice work everyone! Not that you all need it   :lol: but I can confirm that Japan is 100%.....

And Kyoto would be a dynamite stop! My friend is there right now looking for that blasted drum but no luck so far... :js:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2007, 02:26:02 AM »
Also further south along the same axis is the Cui-daore ningyo (Osaka clown) seen in the intro caps.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2007, 11:07:49 AM »
 ;D  Just cleaning up a few loose ends.   :carryon:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2007, 11:12:15 AM »
There is something strange here.  We see shots of Don and Nick in a cab somewhere in Japan (I guess) but when we see the driver something is wrong.  If he is a taxi driver, he would be the first one I have ever seen on many trips to Japan who is not wearing white gloves while driving.  It is just something taxi drivers do.  (Also note in description of possible roadblock, it says "donning gloves and hats" they take the part of taxi drivers in Osaka.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2007, 11:23:30 AM »
He looks almost like a limo driver Gman but what do I know? Is that how they dress? I've never been their  :waves:
Did we find the nearest train station?

Did anyone post the taxi service in Osaka? sorry in advance if I missed it.

Osaka taxi

1. Toho Taxi Co., Ltd. 66592523 
2. Osaka Kojin Taxi Rengokai 67711437 
3. Inoyama Taxi Co., Ltd. 63282510 
4. Chidori Taxi Co., Ltd. 66612181 
5. Aozora Kotsu 67938180

In the central areas of the city, you will never have any trouble finding a taxi. They line the main street, Midosuji, 24-hours a day, waiting for passengers. In fact, the Osaka Municipal Transport Bureau concedes that Osaka has 30,000 more taxis than required. Now that`s a lot of vehicles. Bear in mind the fare - expect about 2000 yen for a ten minute trip.

It is easy to find a taxi in Osaka. In fact, there is a long queau of taxi in front of the JR Station opposite Hilton Hotel and Hanshin Department Store. If you are in the downtown area like Umeda Skyline, you will have no problem taking a taxi.

Taxi drivers, can be very crazy in japan. The streets are much smaller than the US and they do drive fast! Oh and don't try to stiff your driver. they'll prevent you grom getting out of the vehicle (The doors have no indoor handles)

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2007, 11:55:11 AM »
I'm not sure what this means, but I'll repost it here.

from our picture source labeled Osaka~



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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2007, 11:59:32 AM »
Well I guess one of the tasks is to make groovy love while getting stoned at look at point, based on that car.

So I think Tk & Rachel will do quite well.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2007, 12:02:29 PM »
is that a Taxi?
maybe it's the kind of taxi's teams will have to drive?

Is your picture source the same person who was the picture source from the african legs?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2007, 01:12:11 PM »
OMG that does sound like fun!
Oh my god, that sounds awesome.

And just a fun little memory Osaka is the first place I ever had someone flash me their privates.  I was 16.  He was I would guess 40 plus.
  :lol:  :groan: were they fuzzy?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2007, 01:15:15 PM »
Yeah Michael it is and mswood never did answer me about the fuzzy private parts  ;)

found this on flickr~
Nagomi-mobile

eta: I think its the same ??


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2007, 01:22:28 PM »
Hello Kitty? Yeah, I can say having been to Taiwan, some taxi drivers will personalize their cabs like what you see above. Kind of foreign to me, but then again, a lot of things are foreign to me.  :duno: :duno:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2007, 01:25:04 PM »
apparently that stupid hello kitty show is very big in Japan

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2007, 01:33:05 PM »
As well as the Philippines so my bf tells me.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2007, 02:24:48 PM »
apparently that stupid hello kitty show is very big in Japan

when i was looking at the pics i thought the same thing :lol: i hate that store btw

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2007, 04:08:31 PM »
Looks like due to flight delays I may be flying right thru the festivities so I'll wish you all an early :cheer:  :HNY: :cheer:  now!

See y'all in 2008!!
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2007, 04:54:15 PM »
Happy trails peachs!  :keeta:

I'll add this little dude found at a different picture source and he comes with a sad story thanks to Slowhatch ~
Statues with Red Clothing:

     Visitors to the many Japanese temples will find a quiet, secluded area where there is a shrine to children who have died as infants.  The parents either decorate the one large statue with some type of red clothing to help send the infant's soul on to the next level of being or can have a small statue placed into the temple on a personal level and decorate that statue.  In addition to the red clothing, there may be flowers, glasses of water, or some personal article that is meaningful to the parent for the child.


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2007, 05:00:42 PM »
If Next Week's Episode Is Not An Elemination Leg, Then Wouldn't That Mean There Will Be 4 Teams Racing In The Final Leg In Alaska? Since When Did The Amazing Race Have 4 Teams Racing In The Final Leg?

Would Make A Nice Exciting Episode Though... Although I'm Hearing Rumors That Nate And Jen Are Going To Win...  :'(

I Hope It's Not True And That Nicholas And Donald Come In First. I'd Love To See Don's Reaction. Him Getting First Place In Leg 7 Was So Funny.

"You Are Team NUMBER ONE." (Nick Was About To Give That Punch/High Five To Don, Only To Find That...) (Don Crouches Down And Shouts "YEAHHHHHH!!!!!" Like He's Won The Race)  :jumpy:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2007, 06:12:09 PM »
If Next Week's Episode Is Not An Elemination Leg, Then Wouldn't That Mean There Will Be 4 Teams Racing In The Final Leg In Alaska? Since When Did The Amazing Race Have 4 Teams Racing In The Final Leg?

Would Make A Nice Exciting Episode Though... Although I'm Hearing Rumors That Nate And Jen Are Going To Win...  :'(

I Hope It's Not True And That Nicholas And Donald Come In First. I'd Love To See Don's Reaction. Him Getting First Place In Leg 7 Was So Funny.

"You Are Team NUMBER ONE." (Nick Was About To Give That Punch/High Five To Don, Only To Find That...) (Don Crouches Down And Shouts "YEAHHHHHH!!!!!" Like He's Won The Race)  :jumpy:

True, but then again, they could just drop one halfway through (like with Bilal/Saeed in TAR 10). The safest bet is that this episode is an NEL and next week is an elimination (or funky TBC).

The rumor of Nate and Jen winning comes from puddin (who authored the dream crushing boot list of TAR:AS), so I'd say it's reliable (even though I'm personally not going to like it).

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2007, 08:50:39 PM »
What does "TBC" stand for?   :groan:

Sorry, I'm new...  :(

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2007, 09:08:07 PM »
To Be Continued Oliver :yaya:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2007, 09:13:36 PM »
To Be Continued Oliver :yaya:

OHH OK THANKS!!

I always wondered what it meant...  :umn:


 

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