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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2011, 04:43:29 AM »
Peach just confirmed the starting line was a few hours away from LA, then teams had to drive to the Temple and then to LAX.


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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2011, 05:33:57 AM »
I'll speculate. :lol: NOTE: THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATED HUNCH BASED ON SPOILERS NOW GIVEN, :angel: DO NOT CONSIDER THIS AS A REAL SPOILER.

FIRST TASK: Drive to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple (of course, teams will be shocked that they thought the race is in US)
- It will be much more fun if they are only given a picture for reference. :lol: But that would be too sadistic. :lol:

SECOND TASK: The Hsi Lai Temple is affiliated with one of _______ (country) largest religious orgs. That country will be your first destination.
- I wish there is a get a departure time task in the Hsi Lai Temple. :lol:

THIRD TASK: Drive yourselves to LAX and fly to Taiwan!

Your list looks right from the information we have. One thing that bothers me is why they had a big flashy attention attracting bus that says
                                                          AMAZING RACE
in front of the Hsi Lai Temple when the teams drove themselves from the starting location to the temple. They apparently didn't use the bus to move the teams except maybe to the start location. So why attract attention by having it at the site of the first task? It doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2011, 05:38:39 AM »
Hmmmm.... IDK too. :lol:

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« Reply #78 on: June 19, 2011, 05:59:34 AM »
I'll speculate. :lol: NOTE: THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATED HUNCH BASED ON SPOILERS NOW GIVEN, :angel: DO NOT CONSIDER THIS AS A REAL SPOILER.

FIRST TASK: Drive to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple (of course, teams will be shocked that they thought the race is in US)
- It will be much more fun if they are only given a picture for reference. :lol: But that would be too sadistic. :lol:

SECOND TASK: The Hsi Lai Temple is affiliated with one of _______ (country) largest religious orgs. That country will be your first destination.
- I wish there is a get a departure time task in the Hsi Lai Temple. :lol:

THIRD TASK: Drive yourselves to LAX and fly to Taiwan!

Your list looks right from the information we have. One thing that bothers me is why they had a big flashy attention attracting bus that says
                                                          AMAZING RACE
in front of the Hsi Lai Temple when the teams drove themselves from the starting location to the temple. They apparently didn't use the bus to move the teams except maybe to the start location. So why attract attention by having it at the site of the first task? It doesn't make sense to me.



Easy way to move a lot of production people? :duno:

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #79 on: June 19, 2011, 06:09:32 AM »
I'll speculate. :lol: NOTE: THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATED HUNCH BASED ON SPOILERS NOW GIVEN, :angel: DO NOT CONSIDER THIS AS A REAL SPOILER.

FIRST TASK: Drive to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple (of course, teams will be shocked that they thought the race is in US)
- It will be much more fun if they are only given a picture for reference. :lol: But that would be too sadistic. :lol:

SECOND TASK: The Hsi Lai Temple is affiliated with one of _______ (country) largest religious orgs. That country will be your first destination.
- I wish there is a get a departure time task in the Hsi Lai Temple. :lol:

THIRD TASK: Drive yourselves to LAX and fly to Taiwan!

Your list looks right from the information we have. One thing that bothers me is why they had a big flashy attention attracting bus that says
                                                          AMAZING RACE
in front of the Hsi Lai Temple when the teams drove themselves from the starting location to the temple. They apparently didn't use the bus to move the teams except maybe to the start location. So why attract attention by having it at the site of the first task? It doesn't make sense to me.



Easy way to move a lot of production people? :duno:

Could be, but would they take the chance of having a couple of teams arrive ahead of the production people? I'd think they would have one crew at Pt. Mugu while another crew would be at the Temple getting ready. Perhaps keeping costs down made one crew necessary.


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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2011, 06:44:40 AM »
I have researched airlines by Terminal at LAX and both China Airlines and EVA leave from the Tom Bradley International Terminal. That doubtless assisted Chateau D'If in not forcing him to switch terminals to see each of the teams.

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2011, 07:05:21 AM »
Any chance they could be heading to somewhere else in Taiwan other than Taipei? They arrive at nighttime, meaning they may do the whole stay-over-night-and-take-a-train. I'm betting on possibly Kaohsiung in south Taiwan:



It's in a middle of a huge modern day makeover and has a huge port that could be used for challenges.



or Hualien (known for its beautiful East coast and Taroko Gorge).






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« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2011, 07:18:54 AM »
So that original Temple Tweet I found was real?
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« Reply #83 on: June 19, 2011, 07:19:56 AM »
Oh, so the rumored leaked list of tasks in Taiwan (e.g. the dragon boat) is true? There's only one way to find out... by waiting! :lol:

As usual, good job detectives. :)

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« Reply #84 on: June 19, 2011, 07:31:02 AM »
If they don't use that it will be one of the oddest coincidences ever.  :lol:

Big congrats to whoever dug that up a few weeks ago!  :<3
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #85 on: June 19, 2011, 09:50:43 AM »
Oh, so the rumored leaked list of tasks in Taiwan (e.g. the dragon boat) is true? There's only one way to find out... by waiting! :lol:

As usual, good job detectives. :)

What rumored list?

Correct me if i am wrong, but this is the first time in a long time that we start in Asia first.  i am so accustomed to asia being near the end of the race! this is awesome.

Actually, Asia was the second leg last season and The Amazing Race 15 started in Asia.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #86 on: June 19, 2011, 09:51:31 AM »
Correct me if i am wrong, but this is the first time in a long time that we start in Asia first.  i am so accustomed to asia being near the end of the race! this is awesome.

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« Reply #87 on: June 19, 2011, 09:59:39 AM »
Correct me if i am wrong, but this is the first time in a long time that we start in Asia first.  i am so accustomed to asia being near the end of the race! this is awesome.

Look one comment above I posted that from your earlier post. Was there some sort of challenge at the temple??
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #88 on: June 19, 2011, 10:02:45 AM »
Correct me if i am wrong, but this is the first time in a long time that we start in Asia first.  i am so accustomed to asia being near the end of the race! this is awesome.

The last time was in Season 15 (Japan).
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #89 on: June 19, 2011, 11:09:43 AM »
Correct me if i am wrong, but this is the first time in a long time that we start in Asia first.  i am so accustomed to asia being near the end of the race! this is awesome.

Let's see, west bound starts include:

* TAR10: Seattle --> Beijing
* TAR15: LA --> Tokyo (on the Wasabi Tour)
* TAR18: LA --> Sydney

and now this.

There are a handful of south bound starts:
* TAR2: Brazil
* TAR3: Mexico
* TAR5: Uruguay
* TAR7: Peru
* TAR9: Brazil
* TAR11: Ecuador
* TAR13: Brazil
* TAR16: Chile

I personally think going west bound is the easiest from the jet lag point of view - as long as you can sleep on an airplane. Especially with this flight that is in the air right now, they get their sleep, they land, and it's morning.


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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #90 on: June 19, 2011, 11:32:10 AM »
So, let's see - Phil, his camera man, and Barry the sound guy are presumably on one of the flights with the teams, correct? When they land, I presume that Phil will shoot the explanations at the locations in a different order than how the clues are written?  (I remember reading somewhere in the past that the logistics of these locations are chosen such that Phil and his crew get a time advantage.)
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« Reply #91 on: June 19, 2011, 12:00:37 PM »
So, let's see - Phil, his camera man, and Barry the sound guy are presumably on one of the flights with the teams, correct? When they land, I presume that Phil will shoot the explanations at the locations in a different order than how the clues are written?  (I remember reading somewhere in the past that the logistics of these locations are chosen such that Phil and his crew get a time advantage.)

I believe Phil and Barry did get an advantage and were not on any of the 3 flights. To do that Barry and Phil had to get:

BR11 LAX TPE 1715 2200+1
or
UA697 LAX SFO 2200 2359 connecting with CI003 SFO TPE 0105+1 0530+1
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« Reply #92 on: June 19, 2011, 12:22:50 PM »
Regarding that person whose tweet stated that the tweeter was headed to Vietnam- Do we know if all of the flights are non-stop to Teipei? It could be that if there's a stop along the way, that tweeter changes flights at the connection hub, and our teams continue on their own flights.  That would eliminate any confusion. Also IIRC, the last time teams were in Taiwan, the teams then went on to Vietnam as the next country after finishing in Taiwan.
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« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2011, 12:32:56 PM »
I though so too but the three flights they are believed to be on are non stop from LAX to TPE.
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« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2011, 12:37:45 PM »
Regarding that person whose tweet stated that the tweeter was headed to Vietnam- Do we know if all of the flights are non-stop to Teipei? It could be that if there's a stop along the way, that tweeter changes flights at the connection hub, and our teams continue on their own flights.  That would eliminate any confusion. Also IIRC, the last time teams were in Taiwan, the teams then went on to Vietnam as the next country after finishing in Taiwan.

I believe teams went actually to Japan.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2011, 12:55:24 PM »
I'll speculate. :lol: NOTE: THIS IS JUST AN EDUCATED HUNCH BASED ON SPOILERS NOW GIVEN, :angel: DO NOT CONSIDER THIS AS A REAL SPOILER.

FIRST TASK: Drive to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple (of course, teams will be shocked that they thought the race is in US)
- It will be much more fun if they are only given a picture for reference. :lol: But that would be too sadistic. :lol:

SECOND TASK: The Hsi Lai Temple is affiliated with one of _______ (country) largest religious orgs. That country will be your first destination.
- I wish there is a get a departure time task in the Hsi Lai Temple. :lol:

THIRD TASK: Drive yourselves to LAX and fly to Taiwan!

Your list looks right from the information we have. One thing that bothers me is why they had a big flashy attention attracting bus that says
                                                          AMAZING RACE
in front of the Hsi Lai Temple when the teams drove themselves from the starting location to the temple. They apparently didn't use the bus to move the teams except maybe to the start location. So why attract attention by having it at the site of the first task? It doesn't make sense to me.



Easy way to move a lot of production people? :duno:

Could be, but would they take the chance of having a couple of teams arrive ahead of the production people? I'd think they would have one crew at Pt. Mugu while another crew would be at the Temple getting ready. Perhaps keeping costs down made one crew necessary.

Maybe they are trying to through us off as far as locations...

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2011, 01:03:46 PM »
Regarding that person whose tweet stated that the tweeter was headed to Vietnam- Do we know if all of the flights are non-stop to Teipei? It could be that if there's a stop along the way, that tweeter changes flights at the connection hub, and our teams continue on their own flights.  That would eliminate any confusion. Also IIRC, the last time teams were in Taiwan, the teams then went on to Vietnam as the next country after finishing in Taiwan.

I believe teams went actually to Japan.

It was TAR 12, and they went from Japan to Taiwan to the USA. Taiwan was the F4 elimination point (Nate & Jen).

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2011, 01:10:42 PM »
I really want to know who this 11th team to arrive was...
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« Reply #98 on: June 19, 2011, 01:20:53 PM »
I really want to know who this 11th team to arrive was...

Me too. I hope they are not out already and that they are the "small people"
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #99 on: June 19, 2011, 01:28:40 PM »
I really want to know who this 11th team to arrive was...

Me too. I hope they are not out already and that they are the "small people"


Oh please. Small people were from the totally false Jared spoilers.
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