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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #600 on: January 05, 2012, 05:35:33 AM »
Salta is  :hrt:
I've been there, same as Buenos Aires.


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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #601 on: January 13, 2012, 01:57:10 PM »
I forget where on these boards, but people were speculating that there were two legs in Japan...

I personally believe different for two reasons:

a.) They've had a recent trend (S17 onwards) to have the penultimate leg held somewhere (relatively) close to the finale location, where they would have to travel a decent amount of distance from their previous location instead of having two legs in one city/country.  This was the case in S17 (Hong Kong to South Korea, South Korea to L.A.), S18 (Switzerland to Brazil, Brazil to Miami), S19 (Belgium to Panama, Panama to Atlanta)
b.) They have never had two legs in Japan... EVER.  S9 only had one leg, same with S12, S15, and S18.  Even the international versions that went there have only spent one leg (TARA, TARI).

So, I think that the penultimate leg was in Osaka, and the leg before that was somewhere in South/Southeast Asia.

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #602 on: January 13, 2012, 02:14:38 PM »
Japan enexpenives

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #603 on: January 13, 2012, 11:37:20 PM »
nvm
« Last Edit: January 14, 2012, 07:41:12 PM by DecliveBL »
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #604 on: January 14, 2012, 07:33:00 PM »
Team in the picture (ricoleta) seems to be a FF.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #605 on: January 14, 2012, 07:41:49 PM »
Why do you say that Declive? I don't believe we have any evidence for that.. ???
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« Reply #606 on: January 14, 2012, 07:43:24 PM »
Why do you say that Declive? I don't believe we have any evidence for that.. ???

FF = Female Female
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« Reply #607 on: January 14, 2012, 08:24:29 PM »
Oh, I thought you meant FF=Fast Forward!! :lol:

That pic is of Dave and Racel we believe. The greeter is a female though.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #608 on: January 18, 2012, 05:21:41 AM »
I was just having a look over the wonderful pictures taken by Ricardo Cabral at the Recoleta Pit Stop and I noticed this one that I don't think was posted:



Its a Maradona impersonator! And I'll bet anything that he'll be lining up alongside Phil at the mat!

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« Reply #609 on: January 18, 2012, 05:30:01 AM »
I was just having a look over the wonderful pictures taken by Ricardo Cabral at the Recoleta Pit Stop and I noticed this one that I don't think was posted:



Its a Maradona impersonator! And I'll bet anything that he'll be lining up alongside Phil at the mat!


 :yess:  *fingers-crossed* that he is one of the greeters..!!!
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #610 on: January 18, 2012, 11:56:44 AM »
I was just having a look over the wonderful pictures taken by Ricardo Cabral at the Recoleta Pit Stop and I noticed this one that I don't think was posted:



Its a Maradona impersonator! And I'll bet anything that he'll be lining up alongside Phil at the mat!


 :yess:  *fingers-crossed* that he is one of the greeters..!!!

This is the Maradona imitator from the center of Buenos Aires,he is ALWAYS there,everybody takes pictures with him and give him some coins. I have a picture with him,he is famous,years working on that.I lost the picture but i have,for sure  :lol:
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« Reply #611 on: January 18, 2012, 12:41:49 PM »
I must have looked at that a 100 times and never thought "greeter"...good pickup!!
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #612 on: January 18, 2012, 02:38:27 PM »
Based on today's announcement of the Survivor:One World cast, and with TAR premiering the weekend after Survivor's midweek start, I'd be looking for a cast announcement either late this week or sometime next week (the last week of January, which is what I've suggested before.) Just an FYI.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #613 on: January 18, 2012, 07:42:34 PM »
I was just having a look over the wonderful pictures taken by Ricardo Cabral at the Recoleta Pit Stop and I noticed this one that I don't think was posted:



Its a Maradona impersonator! And I'll bet anything that he'll be lining up alongside Phil at the mat!


 :yess:  *fingers-crossed* that he is one of the greeters..!!!

This is the Maradona imitator from the center of Buenos Aires,he is ALWAYS there,everybody takes pictures with him and give him some coins. I have a picture with him,he is famous,years working on that.I lost the picture but i have,for sure  :lol:

I've looked at that picture a few times. I almost posted it but after looking it over, I decided it didn't show anything useful except possibly some equipment in the background.  :duno:

It occurred to me that the guy might be Maradona himself, but after googling up a few pictures of Maradona today, I concluded the guy was too young and not fat enough. I did think the Argentine National Team colors of the shirt was a bit unusual. It never crossed my mind that he might be a Maradona impersonator. I just figured it was a guy having fun kicking a ball around on the lawn.

Next time I'll post what appears to be a marginal picture like that and let everyone look and see if they spot anything.  Good work, zapp and Declive!

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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #614 on: January 20, 2012, 10:25:46 AM »
This guy is always very nice to everybody there. WHERE THE HELL ARE MY PICTURE WITH HIM???  :'(
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #615 on: January 23, 2012, 06:19:01 PM »


I will spec the above air ballons have something to do with the Starting Line task?

or else its just a decoration...  :lol:
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #616 on: January 23, 2012, 10:22:33 PM »
Re: the yellow and red balloons.
(First hand knowledge, btw) I can't remember who at the moment, but there is a business in both the wine country of California and the Champagne region of France that conducts hot air balloon tours of the wineries in each location. (It's been going on since the late 1970s; and last time I ever checked the same business was also doing this in Kenya (as a hot air balloon safari). It's quite possible there is a similar business in the wine region of Argentina, as there's a active ballooning community in Argentina as well.)
That may explain the why of the balloons and how they're connecting it to the first destination. And it's the sort of things TPTB would do isn't it?
And it might be a way of seeing if there's anything we can find via googling that can narrow down the first destination. Yes, it's speculation, but there really isn;t a lot to go with this time around is there?
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #617 on: January 23, 2012, 10:29:54 PM »
Re: the yellow and red balloons.
(First hand knowledge, btw) I can't remember who at the moment, but there is a business in both the wine country of California and the Champagne region of France that conducts hot air balloon tours of the wineries in each location. (It's been going on since the late 1970s; and last time I ever checked the same business was also doing this in Kenya (as a hot air balloon safari). It's quite possible there is a similar business in the wine region of Argentina, as there's a active ballooning community in Argentina as well.)
That may explain the why of the balloons and how they're connecting it to the first destination. And it's the sort of things TPTB would do isn't it?
And it might be a way of seeing if there's anything we can find via googling that can narrow down the first destination. Yes, it's speculation, but there really isn;t a lot to go with this time around is there?

Is this (http://www.globosaerostaticos.com/htms/garuda-en/home.html anything that can help? Patagonia?
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« Reply #618 on: January 23, 2012, 10:33:30 PM »
Ooooh i saw some ballons when i went there last year!! Close to La Plata !!
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #619 on: January 23, 2012, 10:34:38 PM »
 :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: We found a destination here,i think
« Last Edit: January 23, 2012, 10:38:46 PM by Declive »
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #620 on: January 23, 2012, 10:39:57 PM »
I suspect the zorb-sized Red and Yellow hot air balloons hold the first clue.  Teams must pull the balloons down using the attachment ropes.  It looks like about 30 pounds of lifting force.  So muscular teams will have an advantage in doing the work. 

11 teams in the lineup.  About 200 balloons.  And only 11 valid clues up in the air.

The time-of-day for the line up is late afternoon.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #621 on: January 23, 2012, 10:42:12 PM »
I suspect the zorb-sized Red and Yellow hot air balloons hold the first clue.  Teams must pull the balloons down using the attachment ropes.  It looks like about 30 pounds of lifting force.  So muscular teams will have an advantage in doing the work. 

11 teams in the lineup.  About 200 balloons.  And only 11 valid clues up in the air.

The time-of-day for the line up is late afternoon.

Cool starting line task actually
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #622 on: January 23, 2012, 11:06:31 PM »
Re: the yellow and red balloons.
(First hand knowledge, btw) I can't remember who at the moment, but there is a business in both the wine country of California and the Champagne region of France that conducts hot air balloon tours of the wineries in each location. (It's been going on since the late 1970s; and last time I ever checked the same business was also doing this in Kenya (as a hot air balloon safari). It's quite possible there is a similar business in the wine region of Argentina, as there's a active ballooning community in Argentina as well.)
That may explain the why of the balloons and how they're connecting it to the first destination. And it's the sort of things TPTB would do isn't it?
And it might be a way of seeing if there's anything we can find via googling that can narrow down the first destination. Yes, it's speculation, but there really isn;t a lot to go with this time around is there?

Is this (http://www.globosaerostaticos.com/htms/garuda-en/home.html anything that can help? Patagonia?

What you want to look for is a business that specifically flies charter hot air balloon flights over the wine vineyards  in Argentina...and those web sites may be in Spanish (which I do not speak). I can't tell from that link if this company specifically does that in the right areas of Argentina. That company btw uses one of the oldest and best known manned balloon manufacturers who originated in the UK.
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #623 on: January 24, 2012, 02:18:52 AM »
Re: the yellow and red balloons.
(First hand knowledge, btw) I can't remember who at the moment, but there is a business in both the wine country of California and the Champagne region of France that conducts hot air balloon tours of the wineries in each location. (It's been going on since the late 1970s; and last time I ever checked the same business was also doing this in Kenya (as a hot air balloon safari). It's quite possible there is a similar business in the wine region of Argentina, as there's a active ballooning community in Argentina as well.)
That may explain the why of the balloons and how they're connecting it to the first destination. And it's the sort of things TPTB would do isn't it?
And it might be a way of seeing if there's anything we can find via googling that can narrow down the first destination. Yes, it's speculation, but there really isn;t a lot to go with this time around is there?

Is this (http://www.globosaerostaticos.com/htms/garuda-en/home.html anything that can help? Patagonia?

What you want to look for is a business that specifically flies charter hot air balloon flights over the wine vineyards  in Argentina...and those web sites may be in Spanish (which I do not speak). I can't tell from that link if this company specifically does that in the right areas of Argentina. That company btw uses one of the oldest and best known manned balloon manufacturers who originated in the UK.


Try this one for Mendoza region: http://www.thegrapevine-winetours.com/hot-air-balloon-flight.asp
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Re: TAR 20 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #624 on: January 24, 2012, 11:56:22 AM »
I checked the page and there is a link to the Salta area, and links to other areas of Argentina where they operate balloon flights over the vineyards and olive groves.  (And with the spoiler we had during filming of this season also going to Italy, if you ask me, this may be worth further exploration.)
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