puddin, it's hard to disguise Thailand. I suspect that thte reason for no spoilers or preview was that they would give it away. ARA2 producers want there to be suspense. The reason I am going with the Bangkok area for the location of the rest of ARA2 is a tiny spoiler you received many months ago. It has never been covered by any AR12 or ARA2 episode. Also, Bangkok is a logical place as it appears to be a hotbed of contestants and fans of the Amazing Race Asia. Thirdly, as those of us lucky to have been there know first-hand, it's a gorgeous place that will photograph well.