from puddin;http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg359006.html#msg359006Michael McKay
In the final couple of episodes we like to let the teams run on their merits without the aid of U Turns, Yields, intersections and so on. May the Best Team Win.
Watch out for the next episode. It will be a true cliff hanger! AXN newsletter:
We know thanks to puddin's find of Muscat, Oman
back in September and Boingo's find of Barr Al Jissah Resort from the Intro screencaps that they are going to Muscat, Oman. http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,15379.msg350220.html#msg350220
This is the Barr Al Jissah Resort - Muscat, Oman
Repost. Is it Oman yet?
Muscat, Oman. Thanks to puddin
Barr Al Jissah Resort located in Muscat, Oman. Thanks to puddin and Boingo
Arab type dhow
And thanks to farwest's vidcaps.
Teams begin in Pune, India. AD/Fuzzie must come in first on this leg or they will receive a 30 minute penalty.Preview analysis:
Banzai points out:
On the 1st day, Sam got a red T-shirts.
On the 2nd day, Sam, the driver, got a light blue T-shirts.
So this task is on the 1st day.
So the teams have not yet left Pune here...but where are they?
We don't know--they could be at any of these hilltop forts
or hilltop temples
Banzai tells us this must be an Hours of Op:
Since we have two hours of operations, one of them has to be in India. If both of them are in Oman, then it doesn't make sense.
So does this show teams (some anyway
) pleased to see AD/Fuzzie here??
After getting a clue:
Teams travel by train to Mumbai, in order to fly to Oman.
Boingo confirms train is in Pune, meaning teams go to Mumbai by train.
Departure schedule from Pune Railway Station
Is there a task or find a clue in Mumbai? We don't know...
Apskip gives us flight data Mumbai to Oman:
WY806 0645 0745 - clearly the best if teams can get to Mumbai airport in time;
GF057 / GF552 - shown previously; this gets in at 1220
IT3127 / WY876 - 1200 1345 BOM JAI connecting with 1450 1550 JAI MCT
That's it. Any other possibilities are essentially just variations of the second or third combinations above.
Teams drive themselves:
Possibly to the next Hours of Op in Oman:
Thanks to Neobie!! Nizwa Fort!
where Ida/Tania are in the lead.360 view of Nizwa Fort
Then there are Detours:
something with carpets?
But where?Nizwa has a souk (360 View)
This beautifully restored fort features an enormous drum-like tower from which spectacular views of the surrounding markets, mosque and mountains may be enjoyed. Nizwa is a convenient centre from which to explore the Interior of Oman with many fascinating forts, wadis, mountains and the desert, all within easy reach. The souk at the foot of the tower is well worth visiting, especially on a Friday morning when the livestock market is very popular.
But so does Mutrah (360 View)
One of the most impressive souks, or markets in Oman, this one at Mutrah, just along the coast from Muscat, offers a bewildering array of shops selling frankincense, gold, clothes, jewelry, cloth, ornaments, rifles, traditional curved knives or Khanjars, and many other goods.
Where is this?
Is this then a Roadblock? Sam has a clue:
Janetsaurus_Regina shows us that the zipline task is in Via Ferrata:
I think the zip wire challenge took place in snake canyon via ferrata in oman.
apskip gives us this LINK
But do teams go back to our resort?? Is that the Pitstop? Could they have a task there next time? We don't know... So join us here to find out--8AM EST!!