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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #200 on: December 01, 2011, 08:40:16 AM »
I know we've got a sighting of teams on a plane to Buenos Aires, but I'm struggling to see the logic in it. If teams landed at Miami at half 6 in the morning, they'd likely be on a morning flight, which would get them in late in the evening. I'm sure teams aren't racing in the dark, so there's bound to be an HOO at that time of night. But surely they wouldn't do that on the first leg? It would render having separate flights meaningless.

Unless we really do have a THIRD flight somewhere.

It could work, if upon arrival in Buenos Aires, they'd needed to get sign-up times for the 1st task in the morning.


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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #201 on: December 01, 2011, 09:04:42 AM »
I know we've got a sighting of teams on a plane to Buenos Aires, but I'm struggling to see the logic in it. If teams landed at Miami at half 6 in the morning, they'd likely be on a morning flight, which would get them in late in the evening. I'm sure teams aren't racing in the dark, so there's bound to be an HOO at that time of night. But surely they wouldn't do that on the first leg? It would render having separate flights meaningless.

Unless we really do have a THIRD flight somewhere.

It could work, if upon arrival in Buenos Aires, they'd needed to get sign-up times for the 1st task in the morning.

HOO's, sleep outsides. all very common first leg tactics.

Since we are getting some evidence of a second leg in BA, I am now wondering about an outside BA leg as the first one...this would be a good time for a bus ride somewhere...
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #202 on: December 01, 2011, 09:42:18 AM »
omg god combluia would that we going back that mean eroupe will vist next or africa

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #203 on: December 01, 2011, 09:54:49 AM »

Recoleta is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Buenos Aires! a lot of backpackers visit there daily and there are many hostels in the region, then is not so unlikely to appear more photos soon

between the places for tasks or even for the pit stop, I can see the Recoleta Cemetery which is where is the tomb of Eva Perón

but in fact, all the neighborhood is a very known for the great culture


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« Reply #204 on: December 01, 2011, 10:03:16 AM »

I can see the Recoleta Cemetery which is where is the tomb of Eva Perón




TAR 5, leg 2...remember Charla?
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« Reply #205 on: December 01, 2011, 10:08:09 AM »

TAR 5, leg 2...remember Charla?

oh! true...

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #206 on: December 01, 2011, 11:52:09 AM »
I know we've got a sighting of teams on a plane to Buenos Aires, but I'm struggling to see the logic in it. If teams landed at Miami at half 6 in the morning, they'd likely be on a morning flight, which would get them in late in the evening. I'm sure teams aren't racing in the dark, so there's bound to be an HOO at that time of night. But surely they wouldn't do that on the first leg? It would render having separate flights meaningless.

Unless we really do have a THIRD flight somewhere.

It could work, if upon arrival in Buenos Aires, they'd needed to get sign-up times for the 1st task in the morning.

HOO's, sleep outsides. all very common first leg tactics.

Since we are getting some evidence of a second leg in BA, I am now wondering about an outside BA leg as the first one...this would be a good time for a bus ride somewhere...

And the Salta information???... can we trust that or you think we can't confirm it?

After Argentina i think the possible destinations could be Brazil, maybe Peru, ... mmm Africa?, or maybe New Zeland if they are going to the west direction.

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #207 on: December 01, 2011, 12:09:04 PM »
I know we've got a sighting of teams on a plane to Buenos Aires, but I'm struggling to see the logic in it. If teams landed at Miami at half 6 in the morning, they'd likely be on a morning flight, which would get them in late in the evening. I'm sure teams aren't racing in the dark, so there's bound to be an HOO at that time of night. But surely they wouldn't do that on the first leg? It would render having separate flights meaningless.

Unless we really do have a THIRD flight somewhere.

It could work, if upon arrival in Buenos Aires, they'd needed to get sign-up times for the 1st task in the morning.

HOO's, sleep outsides. all very common first leg tactics.

Since we are getting some evidence of a second leg in BA, I am now wondering about an outside BA leg as the first one...this would be a good time for a bus ride somewhere...

And the Salta information???... can we trust that or you think we can't confirm it?

After Argentina i think the possible destinations could be Brazil, maybe Peru, ... mmm Africa?, or maybe New Zeland if they are going to the west direction.

I like the idea of a visit to Salta. It looks like a place TAR would go to. Confirming Salta will be difficult, but I'll keep checking into it. The woman (who seems to be genuine) that tweeted about the Amazing Race being in Salta made a later tweet saying

Make one little tweet about Amazing Race and get all kinds of spam.

So, I expect she won't be willing to elaborate further.  :(

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #208 on: December 01, 2011, 12:13:52 PM »
I like Salta as well....but we could use more.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #209 on: December 01, 2011, 06:52:32 PM »
The one guy's picture from Paraguay was in the daylight and marked as seven hours ago. Brenchel checked in in the dark. Hard to tell their placement.
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« Reply #210 on: December 01, 2011, 06:55:43 PM »
The one guy's picture from Paraguay was in the daylight and marked as seven hours ago. Brenchel checked in in the dark. Hard to tell their placement.

I was thinking about that and maybe they were filming some shots or images to show the city or maybe a task, or the place of the pit stop, not the race itself  :duno:

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« Reply #211 on: December 01, 2011, 07:00:18 PM »
With the sighting in Salta last night and in the Buenos Aires airport this morning I think they could have made it to Paraguay by seven hours ago. But I think you are right about that picture.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #212 on: December 01, 2011, 07:02:55 PM »
So Race is looking something like this:

Leg 1: Los Angeles USA - Miami USA - Somewhere outside Buenos Aires, Argentina
Leg 2: ?? Argentina
Leg 3: Paraguay
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #213 on: December 01, 2011, 07:05:40 PM »
The one guy's picture from Paraguay was in the daylight and marked as seven hours ago. Brenchel checked in in the dark. Hard to tell their placement.

How do we know they checked in in the dark?  In the pitstop photo we have, it looks like Brenchel in the bottom left hand side?

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« Reply #214 on: December 01, 2011, 07:06:41 PM »
The picture from Foursquare mentions Danza Paraguay. I thought it might be a dance troupe, but it's a style of Paraguayan music also called Paraguayan Polka. I'm sure our Paraguayan members know more than I do, but here's a wikipedia link describing it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguayan_polka

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« Reply #215 on: December 01, 2011, 07:13:12 PM »
They could have made this flight based on the time that guy saw them in the airport (he said his flight departed at 7.45)

(PZ) TAM 704
(EZE) Buenos Aires, BA, AR to (ASU) Asuncion, PY

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If it wasn't that, they waited a long while and got on this:

(G3) Gol Air Transport 7471
(EZE) Buenos Aires, BA, AR to (ASU) Asuncion, PY

DEPARTURE                                       ARRIVAL

2:35 PM - Thu 01-Dec-2011    4:25 PM - Thu 01-Dec-2011
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« Reply #216 on: December 01, 2011, 08:18:59 PM »
So are they on the 3rd or 4th leg??

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« Reply #217 on: December 01, 2011, 08:20:24 PM »
Ok....in this shot it show the dancers getting ready for the racers. Their costumes correspond to the local dance called "Polca" but the dancing that they have to perform it's called "Bottle Dancing"

You can see the dancers all dressed up here:

https://es.foursquare.com/macolon2/checkin/4ed7b3e76da14054c3064062?s=Fh8fGdX1_gVEKyYpRllxOl4T58g&ref=tw

and here's a example of the "Bottle Dancing" (Youtube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX7Nd_fvps8
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #218 on: December 01, 2011, 08:33:05 PM »
Ok....in this shot it show the dancers getting ready for the racers. Their costumes correspond to the local dance called "Polca" but the dancing that they have to perform it's called "Bottle Dancing"

You can see the dancers all dressed up here:

https://es.foursquare.com/macolon2/checkin/4ed7b3e76da14054c3064062?s=Fh8fGdX1_gVEKyYpRllxOl4T58g&ref=tw

and here's a example of the "Bottle Dancing" (Youtube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX7Nd_fvps8

I'm very impressed with the dance. I can't figure out how the bottles stay balanced on her head when she leans at times. That's not going to be easy for a beginner to do, so I foresee some trouble at this roadblock.

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #219 on: December 01, 2011, 08:35:34 PM »
Ok....in this shot it show the dancers getting ready for the racers. Their costumes correspond to the local dance called "Polca" but the dancing that they have to perform it's called "Bottle Dancing"

You can see the dancers all dressed up here:

https://es.foursquare.com/macolon2/checkin/4ed7b3e76da14054c3064062?s=Fh8fGdX1_gVEKyYpRllxOl4T58g&ref=tw

and here's a example of the "Bottle Dancing" (Youtube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX7Nd_fvps8

I'm very impressed with the dance. I can't figure out how the bottles stay balanced on her head when she leans at times. That's not going to be easy for a beginner to do, so I foresee some trouble at this roadblock.

Here in South America,the i can say that the rhythm is not a problem!!
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #220 on: December 01, 2011, 09:18:31 PM »
Since the flights out of Paraguay are limited a 4th leg in South America?

Santiago and Lima look like favourites right now. (I ruled out Uruguay (close to Buenos Aires why would they go to Paraguay and back) and Panama (used in Season 18).

Lima/Santiago is on the Western part of the continent making me speculate the teams will head to Asia/Oceania next.

The panoramic image of the plaza that someone linked to from paraguay3d.com shows a roughly 10 story building across the street from the plaza and it lines up well with the stairwells in the picture docol posted. Really good work going on right now! I'm impressed.

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #221 on: December 01, 2011, 09:30:04 PM »
FWIW, I doubt the Race has progressed beyond the third leg, or perhaps a very short fourth leg (as its already five days since the start). I have a suspicion the flight from LA via Miami was a very long flight in elapsed time from the start line. But I agree the itinerary is probably Argentina for the first two legs and now Paraguay. The next destination probably depends on whether the Race will head next to across the Pacific or the Atlantic; and at this point its a coin toss as to which way that might be; although another visit to South Africa or New Zealand are both probably overdue.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #222 on: December 01, 2011, 10:12:28 PM »
First post here. I've been following the race here and as I've told docol a few minutes ago on Twitter, the pit stop looks an awful lot like Escalinata Antequera, which is not that far from Plaza de la Democracia and Hotel Guarani.

The floor, the wall, the crammed space and the stairs shown in the Twitpic make me think this could be the leg's pitstop. Also, it's a public place so they couldn't just throw people out of there.

Here's a video of the place: http://www.abctv.com.py/monumentos-de-asuncion-escalinata-antequera-9682
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #223 on: December 01, 2011, 10:15:28 PM »
Sounds good, BlueRabbit! And welcome! Tiles match...

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« Reply #224 on: December 01, 2011, 10:18:00 PM »
Also, the metallic bars in the background of the Twitpic? http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3689612


 

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