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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #250 on: September 11, 2011, 07:32:35 PM »
Wow, great work Chateau! :jam: It's detectives like you that make this site great! :conf:  :hrt:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #251 on: September 11, 2011, 08:31:37 PM »
Chateau you have hit the jackpot!!!  :keeta:  :duno:

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #252 on: September 11, 2011, 08:33:02 PM »

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[

Oh yeah. :lol:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #253 on: September 11, 2011, 09:05:09 PM »

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[

Oh yeah. :lol:

All updated to the best of my knowledge. WHat colour is Zac/Laurence? (on the race)
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #254 on: September 12, 2011, 10:11:11 AM »

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[

Oh yeah. :lol:

All updated to the best of my knowledge. WHat colour is Zac/Laurence? (on the race)


Team color? Black.


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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #255 on: September 12, 2011, 10:18:47 AM »
Aww. It's a half-good news for me. That castle <3333 Knowing 2 teams that made it that point </3. It was my own fault, anyways. :groan: :lol:

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #256 on: September 12, 2011, 10:21:01 AM »
OOOHHHH Chateau, very nice indeed!!!   :hrt:  :yourock:

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #257 on: September 12, 2011, 02:25:23 PM »

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[

Oh yeah. :lol:

All updated to the best of my knowledge. WHat colour is Zac/Laurence? (on the race)


Team color? Black.

Like teams are assigned colours right? for the race and they typically wear that colour during the race.
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #258 on: September 12, 2011, 05:40:10 PM »

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[

Oh yeah. :lol:

All updated to the best of my knowledge. WHat colour is Zac/Laurence? (on the race)


Team color? Black.

Like teams are assigned colours right? for the race and they typically wear that colour during the race.

It has to do with the bandana on their bags.

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #259 on: September 12, 2011, 05:48:28 PM »

Should I update the timeline with the information?  :-[

Oh yeah. :lol:

All updated to the best of my knowledge. WHat colour is Zac/Laurence? (on the race)


Team color? Black.

Like teams are assigned colours right? for the race and they typically wear that colour during the race.

It has to do with the bandana on their bags.

Oh okay so their's is black?
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #260 on: September 12, 2011, 07:14:11 PM »
Even before my visit to Copenhagen  last week I had already spent one day there with my teenage son the previous summer.

Continuing the Led Zeppelin motif

Such boys cannot be bothered by anything cultural or historic.  The one and only one thing he spotted and actually said "Let's go see THAT!" was the Vor Frelsers Kirke

It really does stand out!



















And this is at the top:



So I went there again to make some inquiries:  Various staff on hand confirmed that Racers were there on July 4th.   :tup:   It turns out that the date is easy to pin down because there was a massive deluge rainstorm the day before in Denmark.  And everybody remembers that day.  The Teams had arrived the night before and parked their cars in the churchyard.  So it looks like it was a big Hours of Operation Equalizer.   (:;)  (:;)  Probably designed to obliterate any lead gained by Teams finding the fastest flights out of Malawi.

Video of climbing at the top:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cINoERizdB4?version=3&amp;amp;hl" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/cINoERizdB4?version=3&amp;amp;hl</a>

And just because it usually matters, the official number of stairs is 319.  But I counted 235 steps indoors and 147 steps outside.   :duno:

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #261 on: September 14, 2011, 10:35:11 AM »
One of the benefits of going on a bike tour of Copenhagen was the discovery of a classic TAR Pit Stop scenario! 

Queue the music:  Pirates

BTW the bike tour was this one:   Bike Mike  and it is the first thing you should do if you ever visit Copenhagen!

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Directly opposite Copenhagen's new Opera House is Larsen's Plads.  This is a street along the water like the French quai. 

Street view here.


Well, on this plads there are three classic old sailing ships.  And yes, that is the Vor Frelsers Kirke in the background!

The three ships are the Lillian Dan, the Halmo, and the Havet:









I went up to the ships, asking if anybody saw any filming going on Larsens Plads on July 4th, the day after the big storm, I got a mixed response.  Some sailors said "yes", some said "no".  The timing of the sightings was afternoon into early evening.  But the "yeses" pointed to the place where I got the "no" so by process of elimination, the Havet would be the Pit Stop.  Nobody could ID the Teams so I have no arrival order  :'(

Interestingly enough, it is the Havet that appears in the Google Maps Street View! :lol:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #262 on: September 14, 2011, 03:16:30 PM »
Just to add to Chateau's great photos.



These photos were taken in August 2008, then there were only two boats at that spot. The big dome you see at the back is Marble Church. It's very close to Amaliemborg Palace.
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #263 on: September 14, 2011, 03:45:06 PM »
Just to add to Chateau's great photos.



These photos were taken in August 2008, then there were only two boats at that spot. The big dome you see at the back is Marble Church. It's very close to Amaliemborg Palace.

You were there in August 2008? I was there in June!  :lol:

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #264 on: September 14, 2011, 04:00:51 PM »
My first post at RFF even though I've lurked here for years.

As per this week's TV Guide, it a ppears that our missing TAR 19 country is Tunisia.  Here is the direct citation:

"These 11 teams - which include Survivor alums Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, a pair of professional snowboarders and two male flight attendants - all had at least one thing in common; Nobody could handle the heat and humidity they enocuntered in Tunisia.

First visit to that country since the first race. 

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #265 on: September 14, 2011, 04:06:59 PM »
My first post at RFF even though I've lurked here for years.

As per this week's TV Guide, it a ppears that our missing TAR 19 country is Tunisia.  Here is the direct citation:

"These 11 teams - which include Survivor alums Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, a pair of professional snowboarders and two male flight attendants - all had at least one thing in common; Nobody could handle the heat and humidity they enocuntered in Tunisia.

First visit to that country since the first race.

 :bigwelcome to RFF! Wow, Tunisia, wasn't expecting that. I thought due to the Libyan and Egyptian riots Tunisia wouldn't be touched.

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #266 on: September 14, 2011, 04:19:04 PM »
:bigwelcome to RFF, tullfan! So glad you stopped lurking.

I think the theme for this Race is new locations. :hearts:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #267 on: September 14, 2011, 04:42:11 PM »
Do you have a link for where it says that? I can't find it. I wonder why they would write such a thing in TV Guide? ???
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #268 on: September 14, 2011, 05:38:01 PM »
My first post at RFF even though I've lurked here for years.

As per this week's TV Guide, it a ppears that our missing TAR 19 country is Tunisia.  Here is the direct citation:

"These 11 teams - which include Survivor alums Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, a pair of professional snowboarders and two male flight attendants - all had at least one thing in common; Nobody could handle the heat and humidity they enocuntered in Tunisia.

First visit to that country since the first race.

Seems odd they would talk about Tunisia when Taiwan was the first country. Maybe you misread Tunisia?

Chateau, is that the pitstop in Denmark!?
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #269 on: September 14, 2011, 05:52:47 PM »
Yes, in Copenhagen  :tup:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #270 on: September 14, 2011, 06:05:44 PM »
If tullfan is right about Tunisia, here is the rough route:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #271 on: September 14, 2011, 06:19:05 PM »
Well, if Tunisia is visited, it does not fit between Malawi and Denmark.  We had a sighting of Racers on a flight from Nairobi to Amsterdam that took off on July 2nd and landed on the 3rd. 

The start of the Malawi activities was from another sighting on a flight from Jo burg:  Teams arrived in Lilongwe Jun 30 around noon.   That does not leave enough time for Malawi and Tunisia.

I thought we had this all timelined out.  Right?
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #272 on: September 14, 2011, 06:32:09 PM »
Besides, I can't find the "direct quote" he used anywhere on the internet and Tunisia has been enveloped with political turmoil all year. It also didn't seem the most likely thing for TV Guide to mention. :umn:
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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #273 on: September 14, 2011, 07:18:36 PM »
Well, if Tunisia is visited, it does not fit between Malawi and Denmark.

Corrected  :tup:

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Re: TAR 19 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #274 on: September 14, 2011, 10:06:15 PM »
I think Tunisia and Taiwan were confuses in the TV Guide. They both start with the letter T and Taiwan is really close to the equator.
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