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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2012, 09:06:50 AM »
Spec is fine, but let's put wishlists elsewhere, okay?
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2012, 03:58:29 PM »
I think its a prime time to visit New Zealand, especially with it being "olympic year" and New Zealand having lots of sports types(like the bridge fall in southern nz)
 and with the tweet, Philippines can be visited to, maybe TAR5 esque route?


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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2012, 05:54:47 PM »
My Predicitons:
1. A reverse season 13 route.
(North America-Europe-Asia-Oceania-South America-North America)
2. Australia wont be visited, but 2 legs will be spent in New Zealand.
3. No legs in South Asia.
4. Patagonia :hrt:

Those are all my predicitions. I would be surprised if this came true at all.

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2012, 06:11:33 PM »
I agree with Kandace, New Zealand is most likely and it will be the second visit to Oceania for the first leg after Unfinished Business (where returning teams traveled from U.S. to Australia), that will make three Oceania legs and it will be the first since 20 seasons ago.

Then, it will be Asia and the Philippines leg would be planned as possible, seen from Phil's tweet in the previous page.
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2012, 06:14:56 PM »
I think they will visit England, following TAR tradition to visit Summer Olympic host country.


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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2012, 10:13:47 PM »
I want Philippines, Kenya in Africa, more Ireland, Norway and Belgium in Europe and more Australia as well and please no more India and China. :hello2:

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2012, 06:07:32 AM »
My route spec:

L1: Los Angeles - NZ (Auckland) (about 100 % according to me)
L2: Auckland - Rural NZ/Melbourne/Fiji
L3: Rural NZ/Melbourne/Fiji - Melbourne/Fiji/Philippines
L4:Melbourne/Fiji/Philippines - Philippines/India
L5: Philippines/India - India
L6: India - Finland/Africa
L7: Finland/Africa - Latvia/Africa
L8: Latvia/Africa - England/Finland/Slovenia
L9: England/Finland/Slovenia - Finland/Slovenia
L10: Finland/Slovenia - Portugal/Africa
L11: Portugal/Africa - Portugal
L12: Portugal - US

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2012, 06:28:28 AM »
L1: Los Angeles - NZ (Auckland) (about 100 % according to me)

You're 100% certain on Auckland?? :o Cause I don't think anyone was remotely close with Shanghai last season :lol:
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2012, 06:49:46 AM »
Hopefully back to Indonesia.

lol please no i need a break  :lol:

even though I'm Indonesian but I have to agree with supah3ro, I think Oceania deserves a chance to visit... ;)
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2012, 07:14:07 AM »
L1: Los Angeles - NZ (Auckland) (about 100 % according to me)

You're 100% certain on Auckland?? :o Cause I don't think anyone was remotely close with Shanghai last season :lol:

Fine, 99.9%  :lol:

It is a spec thread, so everyone could be wrong.  :lol:


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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 02:42:58 PM »
I think we're going to see long overdue visits to Spain, New Zealand and Malta and perhaps even a new country in Africa like Gambia!

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2012, 04:03:53 PM »
Again, spec based on something is fine. If it is just something you WANT to see,  it is a wishlist and should go into that thread please.

And we had Spain THIS season.... :tup:
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2012, 05:57:53 PM »
I'm think we might see somewhere around the area of Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, and Hungary, all of which hasn't been visited in Post All-Stars. I think we could also see Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, as well as Oceania (Which is due for a visit).

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2012, 09:14:18 PM »
I bet if the next season will follow TAR21's format, it will be no new countries race. Sri Lanka, Greece and Peru (all are pre-All Stars countries) will plan as second-time visits as well.

I also think the penultimate leg will be in South American non-Brazil country, Peru.
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2012, 09:24:42 PM »
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Tunisia    10/19/2012
Colombia    10/03/2012
Pakistan    09/19/2012
Lebanon    09/17/2012
Sudan    09/15/2012
Algeria    09/13/2012
Libya    09/12/2012
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of    09/11/2012
Republic of South Sudan   09/10/2012
Guinea    09/07/2012
Mali    08/29/2012
Syria    08/28/2012
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza    08/10/2012
Iraq    08/09/2012
Congo, Democratic Republic of the    08/02/2012
Central African Republic    07/11/2012
Kenya    07/05/2012
Afghanistan    06/27/2012
Nigeria    06/21/2012
Haiti    06/18/2012
Somalia    06/15/2012
Philippines    06/14/2012
Mauritania    05/24/2012
Saudi Arabia   05/18/2012
Iran    04/27/2012
Cote d'Ivoire   04/23/2012
Burundi    04/18/2012
Eritrea    04/18/2012
Mali    04/09/2012
Niger    04/06/2012
Chad    03/29/2012
Yemen   03/27/2012
Mexico   02/08/2012

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2012, 09:29:21 PM »
Wasn't there one on Indonesia when TAR19 visited?

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2012, 09:32:37 PM »
I think we're going to see long overdue visits to Spain, New Zealand and Malta and perhaps even a new country in Africa like Gambia!

I think we're going to see long overdue visits to Spain, New Zealand and Malta and perhaps even a new country in Africa like Gambia!

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2012, 10:00:02 PM »
When race has started in SA

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new-uruguay
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new-ecuador
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old-chile
old-argentina

new? for s22 Venezuela is the only option.

Peach what do you think will be some destinations visited?

And Colombia.
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2012, 10:59:28 PM »
South Asia has been completely skipped in the following seasons:
2
3
9
11
15
16
19
Maybe we're due for no South Asia this season?
However Sri Lanka has been named the top destination to visit in 2013 so I wouldn't be surprised if they go there.

Africa is always unpredictable - we weren't expecting it in TAR20

Latin America/Brazil is hard to say. I think would either be the opening legs or the penultimate legs. The seasons that went to South America first generally spent a bit more time there (as in more than one leg). That happened in seasons:
2
5
7
9
11
13
16
20
We definitely could be due for South America, but I think Europe deserves a shot at Leg 1 again.

I predict we're looking at:
a TAR13 route in the OPPOSITE direction
OR
a TAR18 route
OR
a TAR14 route (especially considering a tight budget)


ETA: I also think we may have an Olympic season by following the trend!
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2012, 12:02:28 AM »
South Asia has been completely skipped in the following seasons:
2
3
9
11
15
16
19
Maybe we're due for no South Asia this season?
However Sri Lanka has been named the top destination to visit in 2013 so I wouldn't be surprised if they go there.

Africa is always unpredictable - we weren't expecting it in TAR20

Latin America/Brazil is hard to say. I think would either be the opening legs or the penultimate legs. The seasons that went to South America first generally spent a bit more time there (as in more than one leg). That happened in seasons:
2
5
7
9
11
13
16
20
We definitely could be due for South America, but I think Europe deserves a shot at Leg 1 again.

I predict we're looking at:
a TAR13 route in the OPPOSITE direction
OR
a TAR18 route
OR
a TAR14 route (especially considering a tight budget)


ETA: I also think we may have an Olympic season by following the trend!

Supah3ro, here the other Asian regions have skipped in the following seasons:
Southeast Asia - 6, 7, 12, 17, 18, 20
East Asia - 3, 5, 7, 13

Enough of East Asia already. No more China and Japan.
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2012, 12:26:26 AM »
I think we're going to see long overdue visits to Spain, New Zealand and Malta and perhaps even a new country in Africa like Gambia!

I think we're going to see long overdue visits to Spain, New Zealand and Malta and perhaps even a new country in Africa like Gambia!

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None of them came true so I repeated my prediction (with the exception of Spain, but I'm thinking Madrid and Barcelona, not the islands). Nice to know you're cross checking though!

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2012, 01:04:27 AM »
TAR22 Predictions!

Countries in bold are the ones I think we might see on TAR22!

Central/South America

I’m going to rule out Central America now. It would make a great penultimate leg but I just don’t see them going there.

As for South America, we are due for a visit, whether it be the opening legs or the penultimate legs. I don’t see them going to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay or Paraguay anytime soon. I don’t see them going to the north coast either (the most likely candidate would be Venezuela, but I doubt it). I think if South America is visited, we will need to keep an eye out on Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. All three countries have so much on offer and as they are close together I could see them doing some country hopping. As all of them have only been visited once, any of them are possible.

Europe

TAR21 had a very Europe centric route, so we wont be spending as much time there, possibly 2 or 3 legs.

Western Europe is unlikely as TAR21 hosted 2 legs there (France and Netherlands) however due to TAR’s Olympic trend, I could see them doing a leg somewhere in the United Kingdom, but that’s it.

Scandinavia would be way to cold, but that doesn’t stop them. Denmark was recently visited, along with Sweden. Norway and Finland are both possible but Finland is more likely. I doubt they’ll make it there though.

The Mediterranean countries hosted 2 legs in TAR21 (Turkey and Spain), and Italy was in TAR20, Greece and Cyprus are unlikely, so I would rule this region out.

Central Europe has hosted 7 legs in the past 7 seasons CMIIW. I don’t see them going there anytime soon.

Eastern Europe is definitely a top contender. Russia is highly unlikely. The Baltic States are very undervisited, and Latvia is definitely due to host leg, but I think they will save it for another season. The only other possibilities I can think of are Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. However Poland and Hungary were visited only once a long time ago and Slovakia has never been visited. I can’t see them visiting Slovakia but Poland and Hungary are very possible as they have been visited in recent foregin editions.

We should keep our eye out for Yugoslavia for this season, and if they go there, I’m sure it will be a new country. I’d put my money on Slovenia and Albania, as I think they’re the most stable.

Africa

Africa is so unpredictable. North Africa is due for a re-visit, but I don’t see them going there. West Africa will be saved for later. I’m thinking East Africa or Central Africa. A visit back to Victoria Falls would be amazing but I doubt it.  In East Africa, I could see them going to Ethiopia for a re-visit, but pretty unlikely. For Central Africa, Uganda or Rwanda would be the best possibilities, however I’d go with Uganda. Though I wont be surprised if we don’t see Africa at all.

Middle East

Definitely coming soon, but more likely for TAR23.

Asia

Central Asia is tough. None of us were expecting Azerbaijan in TAR20 so I don’t know what to say. Out of the region I’d say Armenia and Uzbekistan, however I doubt they’ll go there at all. If they do go I’m sticking with Uzbekistan.

For South Asia, Bangladesh and India are in need of a rest. Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the top destination to visit in 2013, plus the appearance of Natalie & Nadiya on TAR21 could also bring them there. Phil has claimed he would love to go to Nepal but I think Sri Lanka is more likely. However I wouldn’t be surprised if they give South Asia a break this season.

South East Asia needs a break, but that doesn’t stop WRP. We assumed Laos was our last minute cancellation leg in TAR19, but I think they’ll save it for TAR23. Philippines is the top contender here. It has not been visited for a very long time and after TAR Philippines and other foreign editions going there, we may see it!

No Japan. South Korea is unlikely but always remains a possibility. Definitely China.  Even though Shanghai was visited in TAR21 they probably want to explore another region, much like the TAR18 China legs. They will probably spend 2 legs there, I would predict Chengdu as one.

Oceania

Australia is unlikely, there’s not much left to see. New Zealand is a huge possibility. Not only is Phil from NZ, but after the Christchurch earthquakes and the oil spill, they probably want to help NZ with some tourism advertising. Not to mention NZ is at its prime during this time of the year. Phil has also claimed he would love to see the Pacific, and as Australia and NZ have plenty of direct flights to the island nations, its very likely will we see one if the race does go to New Zealand. I would predict Vanuatu.

Starting/Final Destination

Maybe a chance we wont be departing from LAX? Hopefully. If Europe’s first, we may have an east coast start. If New Zealand is first we’ll probably leave from LA.

For the final destination, it’s hard to say.
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2012, 03:04:22 AM »
In case anyone was curious, here's the current list of US Travel Advisories:

Quote
Tunisia    10/19/2012
Colombia    10/03/2012
Pakistan    09/19/2012
Lebanon    09/17/2012
Sudan    09/15/2012
Algeria    09/13/2012
Libya    09/12/2012
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of    09/11/2012
Republic of South Sudan   09/10/2012
Guinea    09/07/2012
Mali    08/29/2012
Syria    08/28/2012
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza    08/10/2012
Iraq    08/09/2012
Congo, Democratic Republic of the    08/02/2012
Central African Republic    07/11/2012
Kenya    07/05/2012
Afghanistan    06/27/2012
Nigeria    06/21/2012
Haiti    06/18/2012
Somalia    06/15/2012
Philippines    06/14/2012
Mauritania    05/24/2012
Saudi Arabia   05/18/2012
Iran    04/27/2012
Cote d'Ivoire   04/23/2012
Burundi    04/18/2012
Eritrea    04/18/2012
Mali    04/09/2012
Niger    04/06/2012
Chad    03/29/2012
Yemen   03/27/2012
Mexico   02/08/2012

Source: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2012, 02:31:20 PM »
Having TAR 18, 19 and 21 starting in Oceania or Asia, I think this time, it will start Central or Southern America, or even Europe. About the TAR13 route made backwards, I don't think so. TAR is recently skipping a continent per season, and sometimes two, trying to make things cheaper; visiting all continents would be expensive with flights and such, and I am almost sure there are only 3/4 continents visited.

Visits to Spain could be amazing, since we've seen Barcelona, and will get to see Mallorca in a few weeks, but I think Spain is MUUUCH more than that (if you think about traditions in Spain, none of them are from Barcelona nor Mallorca, for example). I should also say that the Tomatina is made in a town near Valencia, and that could be a great Switchback task sometimes, but I also don't thi they will come back in, at least, five seasons or more. Hope to be wrong in that. I just expect to get online much often and try to catch anything to help this time. Wanna get spoiled.

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Re: pre-TAR 22 Speculation
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2012, 03:36:12 PM »
Season 22 already?! Wow, time sure flies. :stare:

I'm hoping they will do a unique, messed up route like this:
Leg 1 (United States --> New Zealand) / San Francisco, CA to Christchurch & Dunedin
Leg 2 (New Zealand) / Auckland revisit
Leg 3 (New Zealand --> Australia) / Tasmania
Leg 4 (Australia --> Philippines) / Manila & Quezon City
Leg 5 (Philippines --> Brunei) / Bandar
Leg 6 (Brunei) / Random village :hearts:
Leg 7 (Brunei --> Uganda) / Kampala
Leg 8 (Uganda --> Greece) / Athens
Leg 9 (Greece --> Poland) / Warsaw
Leg 10 (Poland) / Krakow
Leg 11 (Poland --> Wales) / Random cultural locations :hearts:
Leg 12 (Wales --> United States) / to Buffalo, NY
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