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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #775 on: January 26, 2009, 10:24:21 AM »
Swiss Cheese! :lol: Elephants in Phuket! Russian (?) Ballet!

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #776 on: January 26, 2009, 10:50:43 AM »
 :tup:  Looks like bungee jumping is at Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland   :yess:

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #778 on: January 26, 2009, 11:09:20 AM »
A few comments are in order at this time:

1. The scene of the beergarden is typically German, not Austrian(even though Salzburg in on the border). It's very easy to cross over to Bertechsgaden, maybe 25 miels from Salzburg. I predict that that task will be in Germany.

2. The ballet is quintessentially Russian. I predict we will see it in one of the Siberian cities.


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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #779 on: January 26, 2009, 11:13:49 AM »
I am happy to report that my deductions on where the other Siberian city is (based on the flight schedules out and proximity to the "known" Kransnojarsk. It is Novosibirsk. I was right on the money and it is right on the Trans Siberian railroad.


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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #780 on: January 26, 2009, 11:15:10 AM »
HI  to everyone been a while from posting.  The number on the hang glider is the phone number for the OASE Flugschute company in Germany their  email is www.oase paragliding.com  If some one reads German may be they can contact them for more info.
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #781 on: January 26, 2009, 11:16:34 AM »
 ;D FWIW, found lots of Segway stuff for tourists at Lago Maggiore in Locarno, Switzerland.  :angel:  Good place to start looking.

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #782 on: January 26, 2009, 11:19:40 AM »
Just as an FYI.....the 747 engine that Phil is standing in front of is on an Air New Zealand aircraft.  (notice the tail)







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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #783 on: January 26, 2009, 11:27:36 AM »
The oase paragliding company is located in Obermaiselstein Germany FWIW.
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #784 on: January 26, 2009, 12:23:36 PM »
Obermaiselstein, Germany is a place I never heard of before but it's on the extreme southwest corner of Bavaria. That puts it a long way from Salzburg. However, one compensation is that they have a wildlife zoo. The restaurant there looks very capable of having a small oom-pah brass band, so you never know. If it is in this race, it means a substantial detour from the shortest route between Interlaken and Salzburg.


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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #785 on: January 26, 2009, 12:24:26 PM »
I have better videos now and will come back later and post all the screencaps in a new thread and we can sort it all out, thanks everyone!

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #786 on: January 26, 2009, 12:34:21 PM »
Thanks Uncle Bll and Boingo for that info! That's some lotta beer :jam:, and German beer is strong, As I can attest to after having survivied a week at Oktober fest with a bunch of Aussie's years ago, :funny:
Bavaria would be fabulous!

Russia ballet, could St Petersburg be possible?   :duno:

We need to have 9 countries this time:

Switzerland
Austria
Romania
India
Russia
Siberia
Thailand
China
USA (Hawaii)

So if we don't count Russia/Siberia as 2, we are still missing one....   ???

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These contestants will travel one of the most grueling courses ever assembled on the Race - spanning 40,000 miles and nine countries in just 22 days.  Teams will be faced with a multitude of extremes, including the world's second tallest bungee jump, bone-chilling Siberian temperatures followed by the suffocating heat of India, and an Olympic-sized challenge that leaves Teams gasping for air.  For the first time in the history of the Race, Teams will travel to Romania and Siberia. 

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18247.msg371429.html#msg371429

Olympic-sized challenge that leaves Teams gasping for air shouts swimming challenge to me, hopefully at the Olympic pool site:  the "Water Cube".



« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 12:48:53 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #787 on: January 26, 2009, 12:43:00 PM »
Thanks Uncle Bll and Boingo for that info! That's some lotta beer :jam:, and German beer is strong, As I can attest to after having survivied a week at Oktober fest with a bunch of Aussie's years ago, :funny:
Bavaria would be fabulous!

Russia ballet, could St Petersburg be possible?   :duno:

We need to have 9 countries this time:

Switzerland
Austria
Romania
India
Russia
Siberia
Thailand
China
USA (Hawaii)

So if we don't count Russia/Siberia as 2, we are still missing one....   ???

They visit Italy (Domodossola) when they are on the train from Locarno...
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 12:46:01 PM by walkingpneumonia »
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #788 on: January 26, 2009, 12:45:16 PM »
Hmmmm...do we count that as just transit, or not? ?? you are right though!

World countries does not count Russia and Siberia separately...
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #789 on: January 26, 2009, 01:29:45 PM »
Olympic-sized challenge that leaves Teams gasping for air shouts swimming challenge to me, hopefully at the Olympic pool site:  the "Water Cube".

Maybe as a possible task, teams have to swim and complete all eight Olympic races that Phelps won gold in.

Also, does anyone have an idea of where the picture that used the cakes is from (country)?

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #790 on: January 26, 2009, 01:34:37 PM »
I vote Austria for cakes!
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and maybe spoilers?
« Reply #791 on: January 26, 2009, 01:38:32 PM »
I vote Austria for cakes!

Me too

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Michael's blog find:

The driver pulled down the window and asked a young Austrian man for directions. I recognized right away that the driver spoke American English, so being the helpful American I am, I pulled around the front of the car to see if I could help. The Austrian man was fishing for his English vocabulary. Both the front and rear driver's side windows were down. A young man was driving, what I guess was his wife or girlfriend was behind him.
"How do you get to Schloss Hellbrunn?" the man asked me. He and the woman were frazzled, amazingly desperate! And they were covered in what looked like an amazing amount blood, guts, and pumpkin rot. But it all looked fake. Plus they had tons of make-up on

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #792 on: January 26, 2009, 01:43:48 PM »
That's a great pick up, I would never have correlated pumpkin rot with those yummy cakes in every bakery window in Austria, :funny:  But I'll bet you have it!
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #793 on: January 26, 2009, 02:47:04 PM »
 ;D  That darn train and building/tank structure has been bothering me for a while now.   May have found a similar structure (if not the same one).   :angel:

FWIW, the picture below is described as "(Re 620) Re 6 / 6 train at the entrance to the Göschenen railway station   ;)

... you can see a similar building and top of the tank structure behind the train.  FYI, Göschenen is serviced by the Gotthard Railway.   So there.   :snicker:

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #794 on: January 26, 2009, 02:51:33 PM »
Wow Boingo! Good job!  :jumpy:

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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #795 on: January 26, 2009, 03:17:53 PM »
 :lol:  just because I can, yet more Göschenen pix.  notice there is a train tunnel nearby (possibly the Gotthard Tunnel).
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #796 on: January 26, 2009, 03:21:34 PM »
That is a WOW! looks like a total match to me!  :jam:

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Göschenen is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland.

It is located at the northern end of the St. Gotthard Tunnel and the Gotthard Rail Tunnel in the canton of Uri. It is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #797 on: January 26, 2009, 04:13:52 PM »
Did an editor slip up here and really mean Siberia? ???  :duno:   Or do we need to have a look-see? ???

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The racecourse spans 40,000 miles and nine countries in only 22 days, according to the release. Along the way, teams — which include stuntmen brothers, a pair of former NFL cheerleaders, two female flight attendants, a brother-sister duo with Harvard law degrees and the show’s first-ever deaf contestant and his mother will face the world’s second tallest bungee jump, the “bone-chilling cold” of Siberia followed by the “suffocating heat” of India, stops in Romania and Serbia and an “Olympic-sized challenge that leaves teams gasping for air” among other challenges

Link: http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/01/26/the-amazing-races-14th-season-will-be-grueling/
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #798 on: January 26, 2009, 04:24:51 PM »
Did an editor slip up here and really mean Siberia? ???  :duno:   Or do we need to have a look-see? ???


Not really, this kinda solves your "missing country" issue.  Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) borders Romania.  Fits the less air travel mantra of TAR14.  They could visit both easily.  Note the author also mentions Siberia in the same article.  It's possible.   ;)
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Re: The Amazing Race 14 Speculation and Sightings!
« Reply #799 on: January 26, 2009, 04:26:22 PM »
I'm working on it!  ;)
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