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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #150 on: November 19, 2012, 12:01:38 PM »
So was there time for a leg 4 in Melbourne or is it just a connector?
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #151 on: November 19, 2012, 12:02:04 PM »
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #152 on: November 19, 2012, 12:42:38 PM »
Just as a note to where the race travels after Bali, Denpasar is a *hub* of Southeast Asian air traffic that outflanks the size of Bali; you can get nearly everywhere in Southeast Asia and most locations in East Asia from Bali with one or no stopovers.  However, the most highly dense routes from Denpasar are the obvious (Kuala Lumpar, Bangkok, Jakarta and Singapore). 

I would speculate that one or two legs in Southeast Asia would follow.  Given this route's novelty thus far (I mean, seriously, Bali/Southern New Zealand are two locations way over-due), I'm going to cross my fingers for Laos, despite the fact that I'm no longer an expat there.  \=  It's currently the tourist high season, but, it's also the most climate-amenable time to visit the country.  To get to Vientiane or Luang Prabang, it would only require a stop-over in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, KL, SaiGon, or HaNoi.  So I'll be watching RFF anxiously in the next few days!

There are routes off of Bali via ferry + rail + bus, but, given the production's preference for cutting down on transit time, it's not likely they'll pursue those routes.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #153 on: November 19, 2012, 01:42:40 PM »
I would speculate that one or two legs in Southeast Asia would follow.  Given this route's novelty thus far (I mean, seriously, Bali/Southern New Zealand are two locations way over-due), I'm going to cross my fingers for Laos, despite the fact that I'm no longer an expat there.  \=  It's currently the tourist high season, but, it's also the most climate-amenable time to visit the country.  To get to Vientiane or Luang Prabang, it would only require a stop-over in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, KL, SaiGon, or HaNoi.  So I'll be watching RFF anxiously in the next few days!

Laos would be AMAZING! This season is already shaping up great, but Laos would put it over the top. It's like WRP read our wish lists :lol: jk

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #154 on: November 19, 2012, 02:41:16 PM »
I've suggested this possibility pre-season, but if Bali is a good connection point for the following leg(s), Myanmar (Burma) is also a possible location (after all Obama was just there yesterday-today) and he's also been to Thailand and is in Cambodia now.

The fact that they've gone to two legendary places already (Tahiti and Bali, apparently) and a third in a area that stood in for Middle Earth, makes me wonder if more such locations are on the way. Nepal? Shangri La? Any others?
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #155 on: November 19, 2012, 03:40:32 PM »
The fact that they've gone to two legendary places already (Tahiti and Bali, apparently) and a third in a area that stood in for Middle Earth, makes me wonder if more such locations are on the way. Nepal? Shangri La? Any others?

El Dorado(Amazon/South America)? Atlantis(Greece/Mediterranian)? Camelot(UK)?

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #156 on: November 19, 2012, 04:30:34 PM »
I think this would be a great time to re-use the TAR 19 missing Laos leg (pure SPEC!) and Nov is a lovely time in NEPAL:

for Kathmandu in November
November happens to be the best month for visiting Kathmandu.


The weather and visibility during this month is just perfect for trekking and outdoor activities.

The average daytime temperatures are around 15C (about 59F) and it is just the perfect temperature to enjoy hikes and walks around the town without getting sweaty or uncomfortable in the excessive heat that can be experienced at other times of the year.


The chances of rain in November are next to none.


The atmosphere and the environment is also at its best during this period. The whole valley is green and lush due to all the monsoon rain.


Kathmandu in November also receives sunshine for 8 to 9 hours a day.


http://www.holiday-weather.com/kathmandu/averages/november/

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #157 on: November 19, 2012, 04:39:34 PM »
I've suggested this possibility pre-season, but if Bali is a good connection point for the following leg(s), Myanmar (Burma) is also a possible location (after all Obama was just there yesterday-today) and he's also been to Thailand and is in Cambodia now.

The fact that they've gone to two legendary places already (Tahiti and Bali, apparently) and a third in a area that stood in for Middle Earth, makes me wonder if more such locations are on the way. Nepal? Shangri La? Any others?

Shangri La? The Hotel Chain?? Or do you mean Sri Lanka.

I had a dream about Laos being visited yesterday LOL
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #158 on: November 19, 2012, 04:53:42 PM »
They tried very hard to pass off Kunming as Tibet the last time they went! The Tibetan costumes, the "Tibetan" prayer wheel...

Which probably means they want to go but face too many logistical problems...

("Shangri-la" is on the way up to Tibet from Kunming. It's a devious marketing ploy.)
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #159 on: November 19, 2012, 05:48:24 PM »
This is just soo in coincidence ...

Today, the 20th of November is the anniversary of Puputan Margarana in Bali,

Commemorating the death of Bali's hero Ngurah Rai, which now (and since then) became the official name of Bali's capital International airport in Denpasar (DPS, Ngurah Rai International Airport)

Puputan Margarana is part of Bali's important history that shaped the society, and could be an interesting research ground for the production WRP team if they really chase their schedule to not miss this...

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From Wikipedia:

Dutch seizure of Bali island
Dutch colonial control expanded across the Indonesian archipelago in the nineteenth century, to become the Dutch East Indies. In Bali, the Dutch used the pretext of eradicating opium smuggling, arms running, plunder of shipwrecks, and slavery to impose their control on Balinese kingdoms....
read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bali#Northern_Bali_campaigns_.281846-49.29

Puputan
Puputan is a Balinese term that refers to a mass ritual suicide[1] in preference to facing the humiliation of surrender. Notable puputans occurred in 1906 and 1908 when the Balinese were being subjugated by the Dutch...
read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puputan


and what an interesting finding that I found a picture posted this morning (9.19AM AEST - so that probably 6.10AM WITA), during the sunrise where I see some tents have / being set up like there's gonna be something / an event up for today around noon / evening time..  :yess:


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to make it clear (and really hope it's true, eventhough I just speculate this :P )

this is how the place looks like during the daylight:

From the front view :




From the backyard view :





or you can check out the surrounding of the monument, which I think could be just a perfect place for Fast Forward ;)






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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #160 on: November 19, 2012, 06:00:35 PM »
Just pointing out, the asian girls (Winnie and Cam?) are wearing jandals at Tullamarine from the looks of it. Seems weird, but thought I'd point it out.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #161 on: November 19, 2012, 06:08:02 PM »
I've suggested this possibility pre-season, but if Bali is a good connection point for the following leg(s), Myanmar (Burma) is also a possible location (after all Obama was just there yesterday-today) and he's also been to Thailand and is in Cambodia now.

The fact that they've gone to two legendary places already (Tahiti and Bali, apparently) and a third in a area that stood in for Middle Earth, makes me wonder if more such locations are on the way. Nepal? Shangri La? Any others?

Shangri La? The Hotel Chain?? Or do you mean Sri Lanka.

I had a dream about Laos being visited yesterday LOL

Shangri-La is the name of a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet, depicted in the 1933 novel and 1937 film Lost Horizon (directed by Frank Capra.)

Like I said, the inclusion of both Bora Bora (Tahiti) and Bali as three of the first four legs makes me think something more is coming.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #162 on: November 19, 2012, 06:52:52 PM »
I think this would be a great time to re-use the TAR 19 missing Laos leg (pure SPEC!) and Nov is a lovely time in NEPAL:

Or Bhutan.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #163 on: November 19, 2012, 06:54:23 PM »
Just pointing out, the asian girls (Winnie and Cam?) are wearing jandals at Tullamarine from the looks of it. Seems weird, but thought I'd point it out.

Their shoes were wet, and they were worried about them drying in time. Cam(?) kept slapping the insoles against things to try and get them dry.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #164 on: November 19, 2012, 07:07:09 PM »
I wouldn't rule out a visit to Bajra Sandhi, but I just found this tweet:

Lidya Julianty ‏@LidyaSuwita

Gerakan Kemanusiaan dan Perdamaian di Monumen Bajra Sandhi Renon, hari selasa 20 Nov 2012 jam 4 sore. Datang & jadilah bagian sejarah Ind. |
12 hours ago


Google Translation:

Humanitarian and Peace Movement in Monument
Bajra
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Renon, Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 4 pm. Come and be a part of history Ind.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #165 on: November 19, 2012, 07:26:08 PM »
From the ground crew:

Teams are traveling via Melbourne-PERTH onto BALI
Nooooo!  (:;)

OH MY GOODDD...!!! Indonesia AGAIN???? C'mon CBS, i can't stand another leg there..... :groan:  :gaah: :stare (:;) :crazy:
Well, at least Indonesia is safe right now and hopefully no terror attacks just like what happened on that place ten years ago. :res:

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #166 on: November 19, 2012, 07:55:56 PM »

Three teams already out the airport but our on the ground team lose their track..  :groan:

Hopefully they'll be able to recover soon..

Who were these 3 teams? Are they in the top 3 spots?

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #167 on: November 19, 2012, 07:58:45 PM »

Three teams already out the airport but our on the ground team lose their track..  :groan:

Hopefully they'll be able to recover soon..

Who were these 3 teams? Are they in the top 3 spots?

They're the first three out to the car/taxi, but I can't revealed them yet, not untill all teams check in with Phil, just wait okay  ;)

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #168 on: November 19, 2012, 07:59:46 PM »
I dont mind waiting at all!!

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #169 on: November 19, 2012, 08:10:25 PM »
That's the way to do it Zouly, great detecting! So I'm assuming they are exiting Bali-Denpasar Airport right now?  :yess:
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #170 on: November 19, 2012, 08:15:48 PM »
I'm sensing "third time's the charm" (Mallory's law :tup:) for Indonesia. All I'm hoping is after Bali, the teams are flying immediately to another country. Since Bali is near mid-race point, I'm speculating there will be another Double U-Turn board hidden there.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #171 on: November 19, 2012, 08:31:21 PM »
I think this would be a great time to re-use the TAR 19 missing Laos leg (pure SPEC!) and Nov is a lovely time in NEPAL:

for Kathmandu in November
November happens to be the best month for visiting Kathmandu.


The weather and visibility during this month is just perfect for trekking and outdoor activities.

The average daytime temperatures are around 15C (about 59F) and it is just the perfect temperature to enjoy hikes and walks around the town without getting sweaty or uncomfortable in the excessive heat that can be experienced at other times of the year.


The chances of rain in November are next to none.


The atmosphere and the environment is also at its best during this period. The whole valley is green and lush due to all the monsoon rain.


Kathmandu in November also receives sunshine for 8 to 9 hours a day.


http://www.holiday-weather.com/kathmandu/averages/november/
A hint! A hint! :lol:

Laos and Nepal will be awesome, but I speculate they're going to either Philippines or Sri Lanka after Indonesia. I think Sri Lanka is more likely since Philippines would be too obvious (with Phil tweeted they're gonna try to make legs there). I guess Philippines will be saved for the next season :duno: They have visited three island countries already for this season, so it must be kind of pattern what we'll see next. :duno:
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #172 on: November 19, 2012, 08:38:14 PM »
See the words PURE SPEC?? This is just kinda my own "wish list" !! :lol:
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #173 on: November 19, 2012, 08:56:42 PM »
A hint! A hint! :lol:

Laos and Nepal will be awesome, but I speculate they're going to either Philippines or Sri Lanka after Indonesia. I think Sri Lanka is more likely since Philippines would be too obvious (with Phil tweeted they're gonna try to make legs there). I guess Philippines will be saved for the next season :duno: They have visited three island countries already for this season, so it must be kind of pattern what we'll see next. :duno:

Philippines is unlikely after Bali as they would be going backwards.
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