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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2007, 10:05:10 PM »
Oliver:

We have 3 more legs left. If there is a TBC or NEL ending leg 9(the next one) in Osaka, then teams will do leg 10 in Taipei. When there is a pitstop there, as there has to be to make the 8th elimination and get AR12 down to the Final 3 Teams, all will be well. On the 11th leg, only 3 teams will advance to Alaska.


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #76 on: January 01, 2008, 01:30:59 AM »
There was a very big festival (天神祭) in Osaka from 23 July to 25 July 2007, would there be any tasks related to this event?

http://album.blog.yam.com/BPHiL&folder=3064164

In the preview showing Nathan and Jennifer in HK airport, they were actually standing in front of an internet kiosk which can be found after checking in and clearing custom.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #77 on: January 01, 2008, 06:41:30 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)

Imagine you are in Osaka and hail a cab.  Now you find out you are part of an American Reality TV show :wohoo:.  I hope you are not in a hurry. :keeta:

The TAR producers must control those who hail a cab because each team needs to go to a similar location.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #78 on: January 01, 2008, 07:47:24 AM »
There was a very big festival (天神祭) in Osaka from 23 July to 25 July 2007, would there be any tasks related to this event?

http://album.blog.yam.com/BPHiL&folder=3064164

In the preview showing Nathan and Jennifer in HK airport, they were actually standing in front of an internet kiosk which can be found after checking in and clearing custom.


serendipity, there might be. However, the first team arrival in Osaka is scheduled for 6pm , the rest for 7pm on the 25th so most of the Festival you mention would be over by then.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #79 on: January 01, 2008, 11:25:41 AM »
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #80 on: January 01, 2008, 11:55:45 AM »
Maps of what? Osaka? Boingo already pushpinned what we know so far. There's a download page at the official Osaka site: a prefecture map, but what's neat is a "point-it-out" sheet for tourists.  ;D

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #81 on: January 01, 2008, 12:45:50 PM »
Yes thanks--Osaka, Taiwan, Anchorage whatever...I've been OOT and am running behind.  I'll add in that one.

I plan to steal Boingo's lovely GE but I can't find a pretty street map of Osaka to show the places Boingo has in GE...and I am so awful at GE....take pity guys! :(
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #82 on: January 01, 2008, 01:07:11 PM »
Peach, this is the 8th map of Osaka that I have considered. It doesn't have everything you want, but it is the best overall compromise in my opinion. Here it is:

Map of Central Osaka

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #83 on: January 01, 2008, 01:48:16 PM »
I saw a pic in pic! BRB!!

I see Nick with a remote control robot, soccer?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #84 on: January 01, 2008, 01:56:07 PM »
This shot was taken here between 3:53 and 5:24 pm (assumes July 25th or 26th).


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #85 on: January 01, 2008, 01:57:29 PM »
...you guys are good, I know you can make something out of these

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #86 on: January 01, 2008, 01:59:34 PM »
..lady--Chris? with a big white glove and the clown

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #87 on: January 01, 2008, 01:59:57 PM »
I saw that robot on the discovery channel! Is that lady Christina?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #88 on: January 01, 2008, 02:14:15 PM »
 :jumpy:   PLEN robot

Akazawa's PLEN robot story

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #89 on: January 01, 2008, 02:24:12 PM »
 :angel:  same old...same old... it's our old clown friend....  ;)

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #90 on: January 01, 2008, 02:27:31 PM »
good job on the robot find boingo! I knew I saw him on discovery channel - it was featured in some top 100 robots thing a couple of months ago

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #91 on: January 01, 2008, 02:30:20 PM »
official robot site:

http://www.plen.jp/

Apparently these can be controlled by cell phone or bluetooth too...

Heee...


Boingo is too speedy for me! :lol:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #92 on: January 01, 2008, 02:32:26 PM »
This shot was taken here between 3:53 and 5:24 pm (assumes July 25th or 26th).

How does this jive with possible arrival times at Kansai Airport.  Given Kishiwada Castle is near the airport, I assume they go there to find their first clue.   :duno: 

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2008, 02:45:23 PM »
It doesn't at all, since the airport arrival times I have are 1750 and 1905. By the following afternoon, I expect teams to either be in Taipei or in a pitstop in Osaka.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2008, 02:45:44 PM »
Can you stand one more?
 

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2008, 02:55:19 PM »
 :lol:   PLEN is made by Systec Akazawa Co.

fwiw, here is the company address in Osaka:

Systec Akazawa, Co.
2-47, Noda 6-chome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 553-0005, Japan


URL:   http://www.akazawa.co.jp

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #96 on: January 01, 2008, 02:56:58 PM »
That robot is cute! ;D

Did we know that the clown is in front of a restaurant? Why did I think it was a toy store?  :groan:

Here's a review--we haven't had an eating task yet.... :lol:

http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/asia/japan/osaka/restaurant-detail.html?vid=1154654650552
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #97 on: January 01, 2008, 03:05:27 PM »
It doesn't at all, since the airport arrival times I have are 1750 and 1905. By the following afternoon, I expect teams to either be in Taipei or in a pitstop in Osaka.

interesting....hmmm...maybe the castle is the pitstop, given TARs fondness for using forts as pitstops.  :groan:   OK, another thing to consider.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #98 on: January 01, 2008, 03:09:37 PM »
That robot is cute! ;D

Did we know that the clown is in front of a restaurant? Why did I think it was a toy store?  :groan:

Here's a review--we haven't had an eating task yet.... :lol:

http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/asia/japan/osaka/restaurant-detail.html?vid=1154654650552

That's what I was thinking, peach.  Osaka is the (exotic) gastronomic center of Japan (so to speak).  ;D

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #99 on: January 01, 2008, 03:18:20 PM »
lets see how crappy this is
 


 

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