Leg 8 Commentary:
Travel from Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea to Old Opera House, Frankfurt, Germany
and search for their next clue.
Journey of 8088km.
Airport drama.Ann comments that they need to reach frankfurt by 5pm because "she needs to visit her very sick Aunt" .
M/R reached Frankfurt @ 5pm
P/N reached @ 5.35pm
A/C, A/D and P/V reached @ 6.35pm
Unknown what time H/T reached.
Clue instructs them to travel by train to Prague, Czech Republic, Charles Bridge
and search the bridge for a "holey" statue for their next clue.
Train does not leave till 11.38pm and all teams are there except H/T.
Journey of 412km.
Clue instructs them to find Little shop Karlova Street Building 3
for their next clue. Hours of operation until 11am.M/R interacts with P/N and comments privately that they liked the bunching because they could talk to the other teams and were "sick" of each other.
M/R first to open clue with P/N, A/C and A/D right behind(P/V still looking for the "holey" statue). Roadblock.
Make their way down to Kinksy Palace
in the old town square.
One team member needs to wear an knight armor and with their teammate following them and carrying their bags, make their way across the street to Hotel U Prince
to find a damsel in distress.Rovilson saracastically comments about giving Paula the biggest suit when she requested the smallest one.
Using a rope with a hook on it, teams must first hook their key to save the princess and in return teams received a message from the princess which instructs them to make their way to Town Square of Beroun
A journey of 30km.
M/R, A/C, A/D leave at 12.26pm whereas P/N initally took the wrong train and said to have wasted 40 mins.
P/V finally find their clue after walking the bridge up and down and takes the 3rd train to Beroun.
H/T is behind and have great difficulty finding the clue in the "holey" statue even though having direct looks at it before(someone must have hidden the clue by inserting deeper into the hole).
M/R first to arrive at Beroun Town Square.
Teams have to search the area with the correct picture of the them on a Nokia handphone carried by a local.
They will have to look through video/s of their relatives greeting them and wishing them well.
The local gives the clue to each team after they finish their video/s.
Most touched team was P/V who were surpised and weeped a little bit that their cacausian mum delivered her video to them.
M/R and A/C open the clue at the same time.Detour. BLOW or BOW.
The clue with instructs them to drive themselves to Nižbor (Village, Beroun)
for both detour choices .
In BLOW, teams have to produce 2(1 each) crystal glass with a star-shaped marking on the bottom of the glasses using a machine to receive their next clue. The markings had to be clear and thick.
In BOW, teams had to use a traditional crossbow to shoot 2(1 each) arrows onto a target(about 25 feet away) that has a red/yellowish round target( about diameter of 15cm) of a square cloth( about 50 by 50 cm).Pamela comments about them choosing the one they think they got skill but when actually they didnt have.
(nice P/V moment)
All teams except P/N chose BOW.
M/R are first to complete the detour and the clue instructs them drive themselves to the Karlstejn Castle which is 30km south of Prague
H/T are only then shown to be on the train to Beroun
M/R arrive first at the pitstop after a train crossing them on their way to it. They receive 2 credit cards with 5k cash each as their reward.
Marc jokingly says they are going back to Prague to spend on the clothes the male greeter was wearing.
A/C arrive second to the mat after also being train-crossed and Collin says they are just happy to be at the mat when asked by Allan about their placing.
A/D are third.
Ann mumbles about how tiring it is
Diane tells how they are enjoying it and not complaning. Ann agrees.
P/N are fourth with their usual girly pit-stop entrance and greetings. Natasha says that its good that they are still here.
P/V are fifth. Pamela says they are just relieved to be on the mat.
H/T completes their detour finally after Terri hits the target and Henry goes on a crazy run like a pet raccoon. Terri finally gets a good laugh.
They made their way to the pitstop and were glad to hear that Allan informed them that it was a non-elimination round and they were still in the race. However, they will receive a 30 min penalty for the next leg if they dont arrive first.
Henry with the last words that he thought only athletic teams, communicative and cooperative teams could win the race and it would be a fluke if they won the race.
Finally, Allan Wu is so much better this season! He is showing us his more humane side!