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TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« on: January 29, 2009, 07:26:21 PM »
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Locarno & Interlaken, Switzerland (November 1-2)

SwissMiss08 posted Nov 1 2008
Is the Amazing Race in Locarno, Ticino?
posted Nov 1 2008

ē I live in Ticino, the southern part of Switzerland. Today I saw two separate groups of two people with backpacks running around town, followed by a cameraman and a 4th person. I noticed they were speaking American English.
This was especially strange because I normally hear American-accented English perhaps once or twice a month, even though this place is pretty touristy. Additionally, I saw these Americans talking to a PRIEST outside of church and being filmed doing so. Seriously, what tourists talk to a priest (on camera)?
Short of waiting for season 14 to air, is there any way to find out if this was, in fact, the Amazing Race.
   



More from SwissMiss08 in reply to some questions.
From: SwissMiss08
ē I first approached the plaza piazza sant'antonio around 6pm (it gets dark here around 5:30pm now).  It is a little plaza in the old city (citta vecchia) which has some parking spots.  I tried to park my car and was waved away.  And there was a priest standing in front of the church, outside.  They did not appear to have been standing there for long.  It looked like they were just getting set up.
I drove past, parked, and walked back past around 6:15.  I saw a team, a short woman and a tall man with backpacks, frantically talking to the priest (or perhaps frantically talking to each other near the priest).  The woman was the one talking.  They may have been middle aged, not sure, I was never very close.
The restaurant I was heading to was closed until 7pm, so I turned around and walked past the church/plaza again, this time only the priest and a few others were standing around.  I went down to the Piazza Grande and sat in a bar waiting for the restaurant to open.
Around 7, I was again heading up towards the plaza AGAIN when we were passed by a team heading down the street, towards the vicinity of the Piazza Grande or the castle, we thought.  This team was two younger people (early to mid 20s).  I think the woman I saw was blond, but not sure.  She was definitely pretty and tall - guessing 5'9 or more.  The "producer" (ie 4th person in group, not carrying a backpack or camera) stopped her to adjust her shirt or necklace as they walked down the street.
After this second encounter we figured out it was the amazing race, so we walked back to the plaza, yet AGAIN after dinner around 8:45.  The plaza was empty, no priest.  But all the parking spots were cordoned off.  This was not the case previously.  So we wondered if more teams were coming, and the "priest" had just gone inside to get warm.
We then walked down to the Piazza Grande and the Castle, but neither of those locations was in use.





ē  venzin77 RE: Is the Amazing Race in Locarno, Ticino?
Yes the amazing race is in Switzerland y help one couple, y make police man job.
Mornig in Locarno, train Station, y help the couple Dustin & Kandice to go in Verzasca Valley. You see the the show and you see my ..... :)

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ē  Thanks for your e-mail and excitement and I'm glad to be able to help
patching some of your Amazing Race puzzle!
We were on a train on Nov 2 to Spiez, Switzerland (and then transferring to
another train to Interlaken) when flocks of cameras and people got on in
Domodossola, Italy. I thought some sort of Italian celebrities were getting on
or something, but apparently they were Americans. They came around in our car
asking a few people 'around' us who were the locals from Italy (we boarded in
Milan) talking in a quiet manner, telling them that they are doing a travel show
without saying what it is. But it was obvious from their questions that for
people doing a travel show they had done NO research about where they were
filming (that's when we figured out what show it really was.)
We overheard they were quizzing people on the train for a certain name or place
in Interlaken, including talking to the Italian couple (both of whom spoke good
English and were well-traveled) sitting next to us. The team in on our car was
the ones in the photo, wearing orange shirts. We all rode to Spiez, and got off
and transferred to the train to Interlaken. It was probably a little after noon
when they boarded and it was about 2.30-3pm when we all got off in Interlaken. I
took photos of them at the train station when they were rushing into taxis and
heading somewhere. Each team seems to have a cameraman and a sound engineer
assigned and closely followed.
I also saw other 3 teams that got off (I don't really know how many are there in
total though). One older couple looking less agitated than the rest, another one
of looking-like sisters wearing green shirts, and the other team with an African
American lady. It's kind of funny that when we got off at Spiez awaiting quietly
to get on the next train, these teams all seemed scrambled and almost 'acted'
like they were going to miss a train and ran all over to get to the right
platform.. which was the one right next to where we got off. It was a tiny
station!
I'm attaching you another non-zoomed photo at the station too, taking at the
same time. I'm guessing that the older guy in there was the taxi driver.




Much thanks to Neobie for the map!!



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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 07:26:33 PM »
Los Alamitos, California at the military base




   



BVM: The first episode opens with a death-defying challenge

Roadblock Verzasca dam

cba suggests
This post above caught my eye - I've been to Verzasca valley myself on an excursion during my time as geology student at the Swiss federal institute of technology in Zurich.

There's Lago di Vogrono, a reservoir lake and the dam bordering its end, Dam Verzasca was featured in a James Bond Movie ("Goldeneye"). 007 does a bungy-jump from that dam, which is a very popular thing to do among tourists! There's not really anything else thrilling going on in that valley (except for geology of course   ) so I'll pick up that spoiler/speculation and, if correct, guess we'll see some bungee jumping as a task or a maybe even a roadblock?
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   Victor

Mike White

Mark & Michael

   Luke
Jennifer Hoffman, Christie & Brad
Ticino, Plaza Piazza Sant'antonio
Luke & Marge

Detour? Cheese, Matten bei Interlaken (thanks Slowhatch)



Michael & Mark

Tammy & Victor

Luke & Marge

Amanda & Kris

  Mike & Mel


GŲschenen railway station   thanks Boingo

Michael & Mark


Pitstop

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 07:26:52 PM »
If they're doing the 007 thing in Verzasca, there seems to be only one authorized provider.



In Locarno:

Quote
From: SwissMiss08

I first approached the plaza piazza sant'antonio around 6pm (it gets dark here around 5:30pm now).  It is a little plaza in the old city (citta vecchia) which has some parking spots.  I tried to park my car and was waved away.  And there was a priest standing in front of the church, outside.  They did not appear to have been standing there for long.  It looked like they were just getting set up.

Chiesa Sant`Antonio



Here in GE:



More Locarno:

Quote
Around 7, I was again heading up towards the plaza AGAIN when we were passed by a team heading down the street, towards the vicinity of the Piazza Grande or the castle, we thought.  This team was two younger people (early to mid 20s).  I think the woman I saw was blond, but not sure.  She was definitely pretty and tall - guessing 5'9 or more.  The "producer" (ie 4th person in group, not carrying a backpack or camera) stopped her to adjust her shirt or necklace as they walked down the street.

Piazza Grande



Here in GE


This shot was taken here:   Panoramio






With Slowhatch's help because I wasn't sure, thank you Slowhatch  :kuss:, more on Interlaken, Switzerland and the Amazing Race  :sucks
TOI is Tourismus Interlaken, and "care," I'm guessing, is the group or committee that's tasked with handling WRP.

From this link/PDF and then translated  web page.






Quote
I also saw other 3 teams that got off (I don't really know how many are there in
total though). One older couple looking less agitated than the rest, another one
of looking-like sisters wearing green shirts, and the other team with an African
American lady. It's kind of funny that when we got off at Spiez awaiting quietly
to get on the next train, these teams all seemed scrambled and almost 'acted'
like they were going to miss a train and ran all over to get to the right
platform.. which was the one right next to where we got off. It was a tiny
station!

I would guess that these 4 Teams are in the "middle" of three release groups from an overnight stay in Locarno.  Their train left Locarno at 10:47 am and reached Domodossola at 12:35 pm.  Then they got on the spoiler's train at 12:48 pm.

The trains from Locarno to Domodossola would be these three: 



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http://www.eurail.com/downloads/eurail/map_Eurail2008_part2.pdf

After a lot of clicking, I wound up...right back where I started (almost). While the Interlaken flag sports an ibex, the commune of Matten bei Interlaken (south side of the city, generally) features battlements and stars on a green background. Now to look for a cheese-shed...

Matten:
  • A small map showing the general area of the commune
  • A large map (4mb pdf, map on page 5) from the city website
As far as the cheese run goes, my leading candidate so far is this patch of ground (no name yet) at the edge of the "Kleiner Rugen" woods; according to GE it has a steep slope.
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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 07:27:00 PM »
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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 09:15:15 PM »
Find the pitstop!  :jumpy:


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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 09:20:50 PM »

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 12:39:07 PM »
Find the pitstop!  :jumpy:

 :angel:  ummmm...  it's not a match, but fwiw, found similar window shutters in MŁrren. Switzerland.   ;D

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 02:12:36 PM »
Thats the closest I've seen Boingo! Back to the shutters ..........sigh

After a lot of editing *cripes*, heres the commercial


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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 02:17:39 PM »
 Awww, hadn't seen that one, I am liking them bunches already! :thankyou: puddin!
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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 02:19:16 PM »
ummm, I only am seeing the Houston Motor Speedway?

Looking for Weavers, lol.....
Are you kidding me?  :lol:


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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 02:48:23 PM »
Well they survive Leg 1! Good!
'We are the makers of music, and the dreamers of dreams' - 'To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live'.

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 02:53:03 PM »
Guys, Is the cheese either carry some down on a special carrier whose name I have forgotten or carry the amount we see in Mel and Mike's promo stacked on one side of that small house to the bottom manually. Thinking about it Manual or Automatic  :lol: Just wondering because first we see them outside the shed carrying them down without the carrier where as Amanda and Kris are seen inside something with a guy loading them up with the carrier and 1 cheese!

IF THIS HAS ALREADY COME UP PLEASE DELETE IT...I AM TIRED....BUT IF NOT  :tup:
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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 03:17:34 PM »
It looks like they have to haul x amount of cheese to the bottom of the hill, perhaps Mel & Mike are stacking the cheese that they hauled at the bottom of the hill? I dunno?
peach, i thought you were saying that in my video you saw Houston Motor Speedway, i booted up my laptop to be sure I was seeing Mike & Mel, not Houston! LMAO
And don't forget we can see flag poles at the pitstop so that might help, or not :lol:

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 03:28:10 PM »
I did see the Houston Motorway speedway (two cars racing) at first, but then you fixed it I guess... didn't see any Weavers though :lol:

I spent a good bit of time in Murren the other night totally by mistake (I thought it was Matten :rotf:) so if we end up there it will be really funny. But it is a beautiful place with thousands of green shutters!

Maybe they smashed all those backpack thingys (I forgot Mrs Shrek's word too ) and had to hand carry the rest. lol!
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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 03:58:13 PM »
Yup pick anywhere Bernese Oberland and green shutters are there 

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 04:10:38 PM »
Not going to be easy as I have already discovered!
'We are the makers of music, and the dreamers of dreams' - 'To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live'.

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2009, 05:41:39 PM »
How does this look? let me know if I missed anything please

should be safe from elimination leg 1:
Brad & Victoria, witnessed and photo evidence, Salzburg (leg 2, 1 of the first 3 teams to check in)
Kris & Amanda, Salzburg (leg 2, 1 of the first 3 teams to check in)
Mike & Mel White, future challenge photo evidence in Germany/Salzburg (leg 2)
LaKisha and Jennifer, witnessed in Romania (leg 3)
Jodi & Christie, witnessed in Romania (leg 3)
Luke & Margaret should survive until at least the Phuket leg, photo evidence (Phuket leg)
Victor and Tammy, witnessed on a Bangkok to Phuket flight (Phuket leg)
Two older men,witnessed on a Bangkok to Phuket flight (Phuket leg)
Mark & Michael, witnessed in Romania (leg 3) & "maybe" China/airport heading to Guilin (Guilin leg)
Cara & Jamie, eyewitness reports spotted in China airport heading to Hawaii (final leg)


no evidence beyond leg 1:
Linda and Steve
Jennifer and Preston



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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2009, 05:54:06 PM »
I think Linda & Steve are our first victims, but I'm not 100% certain.

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2009, 06:05:55 PM »
I think Linda & Steve are our first victims, but I'm not 100% certain.

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Yep!  I just have that gut feeling.  If it is them, I think the season will be interesting still.
I don't think we need another David and Mary anyway.


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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2009, 06:40:05 PM »
Steve and Linda 1st or Jenn and Preston are who I would bet on!
'We are the makers of music, and the dreamers of dreams' - 'To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live'.

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2009, 10:04:47 PM »
CBS title description not mine, lol : Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me (Switzerland)

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2009, 10:07:03 PM »
CBS title description not mine, lol : Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me (Switzerland)

lol, nice title.  :lol:

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Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2009, 10:15:45 PM »
I think Linda & Steve are our first victims, but I'm not 100% certain.

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Yep!  I just have that gut feeling.  If it is them, I think the season will be interesting still.
I don't think we need another David and Mary anyway.
Same.  It'll suck to lose the most real-looking team of the newest crop of teams, but it's really feeling like they're toast to me.
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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2009, 11:29:05 PM »
I think besides Dennis and Erika, all the other seasons first eliminations are kinda predictable. Especially with Linda and Steve this season. I hope i'm wrong though.. they seem like really nice people.

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Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2009, 11:44:42 PM »
I think besides Dennis and Erika, all the other seasons first eliminations are kinda predictable. Especially with Linda and Steve this season. I hope i'm wrong though.. they seem like really nice people.
Don't forget, John Vito and Jill getting eliminated first in All-Stars  :( , if not for the spoilers I don't think anyone could have predicted the outcome in the first leg.


 

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