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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2012, 01:26:32 PM »
Really hoping TAR goes to Bangalore in India. It is a BEAUTIFUL city, and one of the major cities in India (that hasn't been visited, also).

Since we knew they were in Kerala, it is possible. They could've gone to Bangalore, then to rural Kerala, a trend TAR likes to do (Major city in India -> rural India).

Were they in Trivandrum, Kerala?
Amazing Race, that is quite possible. The other major city in Kerala is Kochi (formerly Cochin).

Paldog, Bangalore is one of the few major Indian cities I have not visited, but it is a long way from Kerala. It's possible Bangalore will be included in one of 2 legs in India, but I would not plan on it. There are 330 miles between Bangalore and Kochi.

Since they visited Kochi in Season 3, I think they might visit the capital city, Trivandrum!

I was just in Trivandrum from March 20th to 29th. I have some relatives there who maybe could come up with something when the preview or something pops up.

No, AR3 did not visit Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum is just the name of its airport) as far as I know.

You could be thinking of AR4, which visited Alleppey for the bull mud ride leg. AR4 teams arrived on the 1000 km train ride at Ernakulam and they did leave the Kochi Airport to fly to Chennai (referred to in AR4 by its former name of Madras). There is no evidence that any other tasks took place in the Kochi area.

Or perhaps you are thinking of Amazing Race Asia 3, which did have episode 9 in Kochi.


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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2012, 01:37:29 PM »

Which works out perfectly as there are connections from Nairobi through Doha into Trivandrum. Remember the Doha sightings?

I will agree that there are 2 very good flight connections through Doha. However, there are 8 daily flights from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram. Which is more likely if TRV is the airport they fly to?

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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2012, 01:49:35 PM »
Which works out perfectly as there are connections from Nairobi through Doha into Trivandrum. Remember the Doha sightings?

All those sightings were believed to be FAUX.

Even the Nairobi one?
No, but the doha one was (IIRC) supposed to be from Nepal, so clearly fausx.
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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2012, 05:44:37 PM »
No, AR3 did not visit Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum is just the name of its airport) as far as I know.

You could be thinking of AR4, which visited Alleppey for the bull mud ride leg. AR4 teams arrived on the 1000 km train ride at Ernakulam and they did leave the Kochi Airport to fly to Chennai (referred to in AR4 by its former name of Madras). There is no evidence that any other tasks took place in the Kochi area.

Or perhaps you are thinking of Amazing Race Asia 3, which did have episode 9 in Kochi.

This is a bit nitpicky of me but Trivandrum isn't just the name of the airport. I was there last year and a lot of the locals as well as the majority of tourists still refer to it as Trivandrum over it's proper Indian name (just like Bombay/Mumbai, Chennai/Madras and Alappuzha/Alleppey)

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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #129 on: April 28, 2012, 06:29:29 PM »
Which works out perfectly as there are connections from Nairobi through Doha into Trivandrum. Remember the Doha sightings?

All those sightings were believed to be FAUX.

Actually, my take on how teams got from Arusha to Kochi is that they connected through Doha (preceded by either Arusha to Nairobi to Doha or Arusha to Dar Es Salaam to Nairobi to Doha).

So it turns out that Leafsfan is quite correct according to me.


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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #130 on: April 28, 2012, 10:30:35 PM »
We can always take another look, but the Doha spoiler was deemed FAUX at the time.
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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2012, 12:08:23 AM »
Here are the tweets from Doha:

Marie Nair ‏ @MarieDeviNair

Given the luxury of the Qatar coach cabins, I must say the Doha Terminal is... a disappointment
6:37 AM - 14 Dec 11 via Futuretweets V2 Details

Marie Nair ‏ @MarieDeviNair

pretty sure I saw what looked like Amazing Race or those round the world challenge things just run past me.
7:54 AM - 14 Dec 11 via web Details

Marie Nair ‏ @MarieDeviNair

@ArundhatiSV noo sweetie... not on my flight. they arrived from katmandu :) arrival gate bside mine!!!
7:54 AM - 14 Dec 11 via web Details

I assume the time stamp is my local time which was CST in Dec. I think the main reason we believed them to be false is that this person said the racers had arrived from Katmandu which we later learned was not a part of the race. She could have simply been mistaken as to where the racers arrived from. The date of Dec 14 is later than the possible India dates that are currently being considered. So is it possible that teams did not arrive in Cochin until late Dec 14/early Dec 15?
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Re: TAR 20 Locations/Destinations **Spoilers**
« Reply #132 on: April 29, 2012, 08:04:51 AM »
The layover of AR20 teams in Doha airport on Dec. 12 was between QA535 arrival at 710pm and departure of 9W555 at 1120pm.

That does not match either the date or time of day for the sightings reported above, so although sightings in Doha were possible those in particular were not valid.


 

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