We have a mix of info, New Delhi and Old Delhi but I'll put everything we know in this thread for now until we can sort it out later.
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11/2/2008: Please Hold While I Singe My Skull
The teams travel from Cambodia to New Delhi on the sixth leg of the race.
Not a leg!! Eyewitness infoDelhi, India via Bangkok, Thailand 5/6/08Per MrsShrek blogger find*Was just in the Siem Reap, Cambodia airport with the next Amazing Race people.
*When I asked one of the crew, he hesitated and told me it was a documentary.
*Then I looked around and saw 12 crew members, 7 cameras and 9 boom mikes.
*Then two of the contestants who had overheard me talking about going to Nepal earlier, snuck away from everyone to ask me if I was going to India.
Here's the transcript of that conversation:
Girls: Um, can you do us a favor? So you're going to India?
Me: No, actually Nepal.
Girls: Oh. Is that near India?
Girls: Well, we need to find something in India and thought you might be able to help since you were going near there.
Me: Okkkkkkkkk. But I'm actually going to Nepal.
Girls: Well, we're looking for something really obscure in Delhi.
Anyway, sat in front of all of them on the plane where they were filmed almost the entire time and took pictures on the bus and in the Bangkok airport that I'll post.
More from Jason/jumpingthetracks sans peach:
Here's my breakdown of the contestants:*2 girls, both from Texas, one blond, one brunette.
*A young guy with spikey hair (college age, red shirt, orange packwhite headband in the escalator pic) and his mother.
*A young couple (pic of them from behind on my blog), probably mid-20s.
*Another guy and girl but not a couple, early 20s.
*2 frat boys. One was wearing an AEPi shirt from Arizona State dated 2006 and the other was the jew-fro kid with the yellow headband. He's definitely a racer
*No African American team
More from Jason * Hey everyone. Glad I could help with the Bangkok pics and info.
*As Peach posted, I can definitely identify 5 teams and think there was another but can't be sure. .
*Sorry about that. Actually, I was chatting with a crew member in the customs line when they told me it was a documentary and I asked how many people there are in the "movie" and just threw 10 out there as a number and he said yeah so maybe there are only 5 teams left.
*I can definitely say that the frat guys are the guys in my second set of pics, one with a yellow headband, one with a yellow hat. They were doing pullups on the bus ride from the plane.
*The 2 girls, one blond/reddish hair, one brunette, both from Texas.
*The couple with their backs to me in the other shot is a team, they had a number on the packs.
*Then there's the young guy with the spikey hair and his mother and another M/F who are together but almost positive they're not a couple.
*That's all I saw in terms of contestants.
*I can definitely say there was no african american team. There was one african american guy but he was a sound guy. That's it.
*What else? ummmmm, I didn't see any older couple with the group.
*We were pretty much waiting in the small Siem Reap airport together for over an hour so I got a pretty good look at everyone that was there.
some new info here:On Flight Between Bangkok and IndiaTuesday, May 06, 2008 *On the flight I met the cast and crew of next falls "Amazing Race."
*You give one couple your guidebook after being told that they and the camera crew are filming a travel documentary.
*One cameraman says it' s just a pilot and will probably come out on Discovery Channel.
*But when you go to hand your book to the gentleman and you ask him more about what the specific theme or title of the documentary is, he responds by putting on a cautious and direct face then points at a small black travel bag with orange and yellow stripes down the middle.
*I shrug my shoulders saying, "i don't know what that is." He then discreetly opens the top zipper and pulls out a black and yellow ticket just enough for me to make out the large bold letters that spell "Race" and I got it.
*He shook his head knowingly and we winked at each other and I returned to my seat.
*It all made sense then. And I could easily pick out who the crew were and the various couples.
*Some were partners, some were family, some were friends.
*They all seemed to be slightly frantic and on edge and some of them were trying desperately to exchange dollars for Rupees while still on the flight. A pair of young jewish boys asked me for some and I told them they could just go to an ATM at the airport.
*One replied with, "We won't have enough time." I was shocked by that. Who doesn't have an extra minute for an ATM when vacationing to a foreign country? I knew then something was up
Tuesday, May 6, 2008Just to catch up....
So I just got back into Thailand from Cambodia.... which is why i haven't posted in a while. Ends up that Cambodia is not a telecommunications mecca. Anyways, everything has kinda been a whirlwind. Covered 3 countries in 2 weeks and it kinda feels like we are on "The Amazing Race".... and i mean literally. Yesterday we were in Angkor Wat (more of that story later... it is AMAZING... you should look up pictures... seriously a Wonder of the Ancient world--- i thought better than the stuff i saw in Rome) The Amazing Race was filming at Angkor the same day we were there. AND THEN... we end up at the airport to fly to Bangkok from Cambodia... and who was on our airplane.... thats right.... 3 teams competing on the next season of the Amazing Race. We are sitting there and then all the sudden all these camera and sound guys are filming everything. And the producer guy was sitting in the seat right behind me and vida. CRAZY!
! So now we consider ourselves official unofficial cast members. And before all this started I was telling vida that i thought it felt like we were on the amazing race.
New Delhi Delhi, India 5/6/08 to 5/?/08production slideshow , again thanks to schwarzmoor's find Map thanks to Neobie
Delhi international airport, thanks to Alicia
In my original email I had said May 7th, but we just looked at our calendar and it should have actually been the 6th of May. The time is disputed (between my husband and I). The photo says one time, but that could have been Thailand time and it could have been inaccurate to begin with. It was definitely late afternoon, early evening. Likely between 3pm and 7pm. We had a long layover and have since gotten rid of the tickets.
As an added note, the blonde/white haired chick was super antsy, practically jumping up and down, when she was stuck in line.