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Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
« Reply #125 on: February 27, 2013, 08:48:15 AM »
Maybe I can start it with Cui Ping Jiu Jia shown in leg1 (Shanghai) in TAR21 where contestants had hasma (the fatty tissue found near frog fallopian tubes). After this episode was aired many fans in Baidu forum (especially those from Shanghai) were surprised at the crew choosing this place for the challenge because this restaurant received bad reception online. We have a website where people can rate restaurants, and this restaurant received many 0 points... People blamed this restaurant for its low speed in serving the meals, bad serving attitude, and poor dishes. :)

This is what it was like when S21 was aired. Don't know the circumstances now...

ETA: Latest news--Cui Ping Jiu Jia has been closed. The boss owed a lot of money and hence the court decided to confiscate it. :groan:
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Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
« Reply #126 on: February 27, 2013, 10:37:13 AM »
I think this could go in the RETRACE THE STEPS OF TAR CONTEST
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Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
« Reply #127 on: February 27, 2013, 10:56:18 AM »
Wow at the restaurant being closed.

And I think we have a thread called retrace the steps of the racers somewhere.
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #129 on: February 27, 2013, 12:32:08 PM »
Yes we do, I merged the topic SuperTux, feel free to update!
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2013, 08:34:57 PM »
Probably on here but the first ever pit stop (Songwe Village) burned down a few years ago
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #131 on: February 27, 2013, 11:57:20 PM »
Yes we do, I merged the topic SuperTux, feel free to update!

Thanks!
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #132 on: March 02, 2013, 08:32:50 AM »
Probably on here but the first ever pit stop (Songwe Village) burned down a few years ago

What happened?! :ascared If the entire village burned down, then the Songwe Museum where leg 2 visited is gone too. :'( I've always wanted to go retrace the full Zambia adventure.
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #133 on: March 02, 2013, 06:03:05 PM »
it happened in 2008 I think, I don't remember exact details, just that there are no plans to rebuild :'(
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #134 on: March 03, 2013, 07:08:56 AM »
it happened in 2008 I think, I don't remember exact details, just that there are no plans to rebuild :'(

Awww... that sucks. I wonder where all the villagers relocated... :(
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #135 on: March 03, 2013, 09:36:16 AM »
I believe it had always been a touristy thing rather than a real village.

What are some other places the race visited that don't exist any more? The Thu Thiem Cafe (TAR 3) was a wrecked shack when I visited five/six years ago - I'm not sure if it was a legit cafe in the first place though?
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #136 on: May 10, 2013, 06:30:00 PM »
Bwils you can list your locations here.
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #137 on: May 10, 2013, 06:51:25 PM »
These are locations I have been to.

Central Park Bethesda Fountain
Vincent Daniels Square
Flushing Meadows Park
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge (climbed it with my parents when I was 5)
Santa Monica Pier
Fort at San Juan Puerto Rico
Little Havana
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
Washington Crossing State Park
US Capitol
Tidal Basin
CN Tower
Daily News Building, NYC
LA Coliseum
Eastern Point Yacht Club (I've fished in that area a few times)
Oceanworld Manly
Shelly Beach
Coney Island Boardwalk
Lombardi's Pizza (I've gone multiple times, I think it's outstanding)
UN Headquarters
Lincoln Memorial
Nationals Park
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #138 on: May 12, 2013, 07:16:12 PM »
Traced throughout Chicago (homey :hrt:) already:

:yes: Buckingham Fountain - went there a month ago for a friend's wedding photo op
:yes: Chicago Water Tower - See it in the skyline almost everyday :) :lol:
:yes: ORIGINAL Gino's East - live a few blocks from the place  :hearts: They serve great pizza, but the deep dish pizzas are rather pricey.
:yes: P.T. Park (Ping Tom Park) - The only enjoyable park I've jogged in. :res:
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #139 on: June 17, 2013, 08:23:39 AM »
I'm in Edinburgh right now and happened to walk by Niddry St South yesterday; it's got to be the most random place for a Pit Stop! A back-alley cul-de-sac with dumpsters and rubbish strewn around, let's just say it's not the Arc de Triomphe or the Great Wall of China!

Later yesterday evening I signed up for a night walking tour, and lo-and-behold the guide led us straight to... Niddry St South? The guide then opened a door I hadn't noticed before on the side of the alley, which led into the underbowels of the South Bridge: underground vaults supporting the viaduct above, later used for illicit activity and witch trials and torture...

Remember the greeter being Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde? I'm wondering if they had the underground vaults on that street in mind when they chose the Pit Stop?
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #140 on: June 17, 2013, 06:58:01 PM »
I'm traveling to Seattle for three days in July (and then to Houston for another three days to check up on my uncle.)

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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #141 on: June 17, 2013, 08:27:17 PM »
Oi, so, this may be fun.

Lets start from the beginning. This post will be places I visited AFTER The Amazing Race and The Amazing Race Australia visited the area.

TAR 1

Leg 6

Colisseum - Detour Clue


Altare della Patria - Hoof Detour choice


Leg 9

Wat Po - Fast Forward


Wat Arun - Detour Clue


Tiger Temple - Roadblock



TAR 2

Leg 1

Christ the Redeemer - Route Marker


Sugarloaf Mountain - Detour


Leg 2
Copacabana Beach - Fast Forward


Iguassu Falls - Route Markers and Roadblock and Pit Stop


Leg 8

Sydney Opera House - Roadblock


Martin Place - Roadblock "A surfie in lairy daks"


Hyde Park Fountain - Roadblock "An anklebiter"


Leg 9

Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Fast Forward (The meat pies were so good!)


Sydney Harbour Bridge - Route Marker


TAR 3

Leg 4

Torre de Belem - Pit Stop


Leg 5

Ferry from Algeciras to Morocco - no diesel required


Fez Tanneries - Roadblock


Leg 6

Cafe Glacier - Roadblock


Leg 10

Petronas Towers - Route Marker


Fountain of Wealth - Roadblock


Leg 12

Hue Citadel - Route Marker "C'mon Teri!" "Wait up Ian!"


TAR 4 and up will follow soon. My fingers need a break

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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #142 on: June 17, 2013, 09:38:31 PM »
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #143 on: June 17, 2013, 09:45:45 PM »
TAR 4

Leg 2

Rialto Bridge - Fast Forward


Leg 12

Cairns Tropical Zoo(Formerly Wild World) - Route Marker
Sadly, no photo remains as two weeks of photos were lost when my laptop was stolen in Australia. I did see the croc the teams had to feed. The Zoo had a large plaque set up, explaining how the Croc was a part of The Amazing Race.

TAR 5

Leg 2

Eva Peron's Grave - Detour Clue


Leg 5

Tower of Cairo - Route Marker


Pyramids - Detour and Roadblock area


Sphinx - Pit Stop


Leg 6

Karnak Temple - Route Marker and Yield


TAR 6

Leg 5

East Side Gallery - Route Marker


Brandenburg Gate - Pit Stop


Leg 6

Fisherman's Bastion - Pit Stop


TAR 7

Leg 1

Plaza de Armas - Route Marker


Convento de la Mercad - Pit Stop


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Leg 2

Cerro San Cristobal - Detour Clue



Cerro Santa Lucia - Pit Stop


And video of playing "Pit Stop" after convincing the Aussie with me to be Phil and the two other people to be the last team to arrive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zWcSrjHe68

Leg 3

Road to Mendoza


Puente Viejo - Yield and Detour Clue


And video of me after performing the "Paddle" Detour option for myself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foKfVCUTzDc

Leg 4

English Clock Tower - Route Marker


Leg 9

Galata Kulesi - Route Marker


Rumeli Hisari - Roadblock and Pit Stop


TAR 9

Leg 1

Viaduto Santa Efigenia - Detour Clue


Leg 2

Edificio Copan - Roadblock


Leg 6

Trevi Fountain - Route Marker


Spanish Steps - Route Marker


Ancient Agora - Route Marker


Leg 10

Marble Temple - Pit Stop
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #144 on: June 17, 2013, 09:57:16 PM »
These pictures are so cool! Thanks for sharing! (And sorry about the laptop  :()
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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #145 on: June 17, 2013, 10:37:19 PM »
TAR 10

Leg 3

Hao Lo Prison - Route Marker (ignore the dolphin. Was doing an "Amelie" type of thing while traveling)


Leg 4

Ha Long Bay - Whole Leg


Leg 11

Las Ramblas - "Lug It" Detour Option where teams picked up the giants


Placa de Sant Felip Nori - "Lug It" Detour Option where teams had to drop off the giant. (Found completely by accident. The friend I was staying with grew up near here and was showing me his old home)


Palau Nacional de Montjuic - Pit Stop


Leg 12

Sagrada Familia - Route Marker


TAR 11

Leg 2

Chuquicamata Mine - Detour


Leg 3

Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama - Route Marker


Leg 9

Batu Caves - Route Marker


TAR 12

Leg 6

This Leg is what prompted me to put Dubrovnik, Croatia on my list of "Must-see" destinations. The city looked, and was, amazing.

Fort of St. Lawrence - Roadblock


Fort Bokar - Detour Clue


Leg 7

Ferry between Split, Croatia and Ancona, Italy. I went the opposite way. This is of the Ancona Port


TAR 13

Leg 3

Mercado de las Brujas - "Bumpy Ride" Detour Start


Mirador el Monticulo - Pit Stop (View from Pit Stop)


Leg 4

Sky Tower - Fast Forward


Leg 5

Angkor Wat - Roadblock (with me completing the Roadblock)



Bayon Temple - Pit Stop


TAR 14

Leg 3

Romania, where Tammy and Victor got lost.



TAR 15

Leg 3

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre - Route Marker (Fun show too!!)


Saigon Central Post Office - Detour Clue


Reunification Palace - Pit Stop


Leg 4

Foreign Correspondents Club - Route Marker (drinks were good here, if a bit overpriced. Only pics are of me and friends drinking though)

Wat Phnom - Pit Stop


Leg 10

Prague Old Town Square - Route Marker


Estates Theatre - Roadblock


Leg 11

Charles Bridge - Route Marker


TAR 16

Leg 8

Pinang Penanakan Mansion - Pit Stop



Leg 9

Victoria Theatre - Route Marker


Singapore Flyer - Fast Forward. Also TARAus 1 Leg 12


TAR 18

Leg 1

Circular Quay - Ferry to Manly


Sydney Town Hall - Charter Sign up. They were doing some sort of work on it so only the top was visible.


Leg 11

Escadaria Selaron - No pics as I was out drinking with friends. This was the place in Rio de Janeiro that the teams found a tile of their next clue. I was actually a wee bit drunk and sitting on one of the ledges.

TARAus 1

Leg 1

Saigon Opera House - Route Marker


Khai Dinh Tomb - Roadblock, Part1


Minh Mang Tomb - Roadblock, Part2


Pitstop - See TAR3

Leg 6

Powder Tower - Route Marker


The "Holey" Statue on Charles Bridge - Detour Clue\


Hotel U Prince - End of Detour Option "Delivery"


Leg 7

Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist - Roadblock


Bone Church - Pit Stop

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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #146 on: June 17, 2013, 10:57:29 PM »
The rest are all places I've been, but the show went to AFTER I had been.

TAR 21

Leg 6

Misir Carsisi - Detour Clue


Kapalicarsi - Roadblock


Season 22

Leg 5

Cong Vien Thong Nhat - Route Marker (Vietnam pole dance)


Ngoc Son Temple - Location of Detour Option "Make Your Meal"


B-52 Lake - U-Turn and Route Marker


Leg 6

At the start of the Leg, a couple teams went into a hotel to figure out the country they were going to (Botswana). It took a few times of pausing at just the right moment, but I recognized the hotel. A guy I met was staying there. The ATM to the left of the hotel is one I used the most while in Hanoi.

TARAus 2

Leg 5

Blue Mosque - Roadblock Clue


Hagia Sofia - Roadblock part1


Basilica Cistern - Roadblock part2


Istanbul Archaeological Museum - Pit Stop


Leg 6

Rumeli Hisari - Intersection
See TAR7, Leg 9

Leg 10

Lake Louise - Route Marker


Banff Springs Hotel - Pit Stop


Done! For now.

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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #147 on: June 18, 2013, 12:29:26 AM »
Wow!

Corey>>meet Neobie!!

Neobie>> meet Corey!!

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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #148 on: June 18, 2013, 01:27:46 PM »
 :luvya: :luvya: :luvya: Loved all the photos, saskvagabond!  :luvya: :luvya: :luvya:

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Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
« Reply #149 on: June 18, 2013, 01:31:17 PM »
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Remember the greeter being Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde? I'm wondering if they had the underground vaults on that street in mind when they chose the Pit Stop?

Neobie, I actually went into The Vaults for a tour and I was on the exact same street that the Pit-stop location last year this time. Obviously I didn't take any picture because I didn't think there's ANYTHING memorable about the place... :'( :gaah:

EDIT: I took some photos ZOMG. I went to my album and found some!! NO WONDER THAT ROAD LOOKS SO FAMILIAR. Gosh I'm such a failure. I've been to a Pitstop location and not recognizing it ON TV. :groan: )-**









What the inside of the vault looks like. With this, I think they actually wanted to have the pitstop inside the vaults? Could it be possible? There are really scary stories inside and I don't want to know if Phil's crazy enough to stay inside for hours to wait for the teams...

Omg, so excited right now!


 

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