Leg 2 (CBS has given so much I figured why not...) Fortaleza, Brazil 4/25-?/08
Fortaleza local named Nivaldo who found our site and wanted to help
Much thanks to our friend Nivaldo
Hi, I'm Nivaldo I'm a painter, I was hired to take part and do to something in amazing race 13.
It was in Fortaleza City Ceará state Brazil.
I really liked to participate in the reality show. I knew Phil and his team and I helped him too because it was raining so much.
I participate as a painter and gave one envelope to each team. You will know that I'm not lying.
You will see my blue uniform.
I painted the letters on the wall because the challenge was to read it all in Portuguese and find the key phrase.
The key phrase was: Cidade Da Crianca (it’s a place in Fortaleza downtown like a big square where the teams need to take a taxi and run to that place to do another challenge, but before they needed to tell me the key and I gave them the envelope.
I’m having difficulty explaining all the details because I’m just learning English and am not good, excuse my mistakes.
I took the picture on April 23rd but they filmed on April 25 in the morning and finished about 2:00pm because I needed to paint it 2 days before and paid me to participate in the filming too.
I never heard of Amazing Race before and they tried to do everything in secret, but during the filming I dressed in a blue painter uniform with some brushes and the teams arrived in a taxi, took the envelope in a red box, I don’t remember what they called that, and they need to find the painter (me) and one of the couple needed to stay beside me and the other run and read all the phases to find the key, he or she ran to tell me the key. That place is located in Metropolitan area of Fortaleza City in a place called “Iparana” Caucaia city near Forrtaleza the capital of Ceara state.
A farm called “Parque De Vaquejada A Ze Gerardo”, the place where they do rodeos but, they filmed outside this place, not inside.
I’m trying to remember all the details …I recall 10 teams.
You can see a picture
I took the picture exactly in the place with this guy called Mike and he worked on the Amazing Race team. You can see the date too.
I asked our friend Nivaldo lots of contestant questions, so here are the ones he was able to answer and so it seems the "Hippies" may have escaped elimination Leg1.the key as in solving the phrase
Can you recall if the teams were bunched or did they come 1 team at a time?
one team at a time, but some teams had hard job to find the key and were bunched.
Can you recall which make of team was first? Which make of team was last?
I remember the first and the last. The first was an old couple and the last was a brown married couple and they had a hard job to find it, the woman waited beside me and the man was looking for the key. I thought he would give up.
Did the teams have a hard time with the phrase? or did any teams speak Portuguese?
heheh...It was so difficult to understand,,no one spoke Portuguese correct, but I understood...