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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #250 on: November 25, 2012, 10:23:08 AM »
Maun Botswana is only a 9 hour drive from Victoria falls. 

Maybe?   :tup:

I noticed that when I was looking up Maun Botswana on Google Earth. While self driving might be fun, I'd expect that a bus or train would be more likely. Or perhaps hired drivers. I don't know what the local safety issues might be.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #251 on: November 26, 2012, 08:52:10 AM »
Saw the amazing race in DM !

in United Arab Emirates

7 hours ago



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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #252 on: November 26, 2012, 10:06:03 AM »
Omg lucky! :O RT @zena_mk: Wee saaw the Amazing Race in DM awesomeee

not sure where DM is

tweeter in Dubai

DM is Dubai Mall. both tweeters had just to the cheese cake factory at this mall
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #253 on: November 26, 2012, 10:22:54 AM »
I am quite sure that teams are currently in Africa since we have no new sightings. I think they will stay there for 2 - 3 legs in two countries.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #254 on: November 26, 2012, 10:24:20 AM »
Omg lucky! :O RT @zena_mk: Wee saaw the Amazing Race in DM awesomeee

not sure where DM is

tweeter in Dubai

I'm pretty sure that is in Dubai and is a TAR Ukraine sighting. DM is probably Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. I think that's where the indoor ski slope is that was used a few seasons back on TAR.


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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #255 on: November 26, 2012, 10:34:14 AM »
thats why I put it in SPEC. no desire to incur the wrath of GP  :ascared

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #256 on: November 26, 2012, 11:54:17 AM »
You can always put a LIVE sightings in LIVE.

Not saying it won't get wisked to another place though. :lol:
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #257 on: November 26, 2012, 09:05:12 PM »
In terms of European countries, I'd definitely put the feelers out in Norway - the producers seem to love rewarding countries that get their own versions with visits. Think about it:

TAR Asia 1 establishes Malaysia as its base, the next US season (TAR 11) visits Kuala Lumpur
Brazil gets a version, the next US season (TAR 13) visits Brazil and features many of the same locations
Israel gets a version, though the country is on CBS's blacklist, the next full-scale foreign season (TAR Australia 1) visits it
Latin America's first season was run by an Argentine production company, the next US season (TAR 16) visits Bariloche
China... well, you know...
TAR Australia gets a version, the next US season (TAR 18) visits Sydney and Broken Hill
France gets a version, the next US season (TAR 21) visits it
Vietnam gets a version, the next US season after it finishes airing (TAR 22) visits it

That just leaves Norway, the Philippines, and the upcoming Ukrainian version. The Philippines is out (although depending on when it was confirmed the TAR Australia 2 visit could count as its reward), but Norway and the Ukraine are still possible.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #258 on: November 27, 2012, 01:52:14 PM »
TAR must have arrived in Botswana on the 25th. Its about time we fix our eyes somewhere else. I bought Oslo and Kiev but I also want to keep with the southern hemisphere route and there are non-stops to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires out of JNB. Where else do you think?

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #259 on: November 27, 2012, 04:32:20 PM »
I think a second leg, and then a second country in Africa is also a possibility, especially if South America is next after that (which I do think is the case.)
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #260 on: November 27, 2012, 04:45:46 PM »
Even if this involves TRANSPORTATION, SPECULATION and LIVE sightings I'll keep it to #PureSpec for now:

They arrived on NOV 25 in Botswana (KNOWN)
They ran one leg there on NOV 26 (POSSIBLE)
They flew to Brazil on NOV 27 (PURE SPEC)

They may have flown NOV 27 JNB-GRU
SA 222   South African Airways    10:10 AM    10:10 AM    T-B    4:30 PM    4:29 PM    T-2    Landed  On-time    332
That means they arrived at 12:29 North American Central Time

It is now 8:30 PM in southern Brazil and I'm getting this tweets in French (enough time for a connection GRU-Iguazu):

Marine Canu @MarineCanu
Amazing race aux chutes d'Iguazu sur la 17! #souvenir #amazingtrip #iguazu
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Amazing race at Iguazu Falls on (the route?) 17

"the 17" seems to refer to Route 17 there. Referenced to an old post in Spanish that talks about Routes 17 & 12 near Iguazu. (Estoy por viajar a Foz de Iguazu desde Salto (Concordia, ER) ... con la 17 que no es linda ruta y volver hacia atras a eldorado sbre la 12.)

Maade in Braazil @Shaabine
Huuum Cajouuuuu #AmazingRace
27m

Maade in Braazil @Shaabine
Ils ont de la chance ceux d'amazing Race
27m

They're lucky those of the amazing Race.

Maade in Braazil @Shaabine
Les Chutes d'iguaçu au Bresil .. Je reve d'y aller ..
28m

Iguazu Falls in Brazil .. I dream of going ..
   
If, per TARflyOnTheWall, countries get rewarded with a visit. Brazil just switched back to a Brazil-Only TAR. We may (PURE SPECULATION) have them already in South America.

If we are talking FALLS, how about speculating Victoria to Iguazu to... Niagara???

Of course this is pure speculation since this would have put Phil in true dire straits to get there ahead.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #261 on: November 27, 2012, 04:50:43 PM »
TAR France went to Brazil and the episode is currently airing :tup: That's what all those tweets are talking about :)

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #262 on: November 27, 2012, 05:02:43 PM »
TAR France went to Brazil and the episode is currently airing :tup: That's what all those tweets are talking about :)

Yes. It is possible and also from this one from Brazil:

Andrea Pires @AndreaPires1
"O Brasil não conhece o Brasil..."Começando agora uma reportagem sobre Foz do Iguaçu, na TV francesa!! E ontem foi sobre o Rio!
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"Brazil doesn't know Brazil..." Starting now, a report about Iguazu Falls on French TV!! Last time it was about Rio!

That's why I kept it to Pure Speculation. Thanks!

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #263 on: November 27, 2012, 05:11:35 PM »

Just read Xarles findings about the blog (thanks bro!  :yess: ) but unfortunately they didn't post any pics except the night shot at their hotel :(

Anyway, I also read a couple of travel blogs, and one of them got me suspicious about teams were somewhere in that area,
Posted on Nov 26, the blogger arrived in Maun and telling stories about how difficult to get a taxi outside of Maun Airport, and they were taken to Okavango River Lodge, where they also saw a lot of taxis lined up with "two staffs", "a friend" and a driver..

I've sent a question regarding those scene, and still waiting for his reply, hopefully he can tell us something ;)

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #264 on: November 28, 2012, 03:35:52 AM »
Not be a downer on the anti Europe route(which dw, its very possible) I'd like to point out that Joburg DOES have flights to Europe. Particularly London, which like TAR14(which was after the Olympics) they visited the host city, Beijing. Johannesburg has late PM flights to London arriving in the early AM which are perfect times to do legs. Just sayin'


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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #265 on: November 28, 2012, 08:48:58 AM »
Yes, Kandace you are correct. Johannesburg does have 4 flights today nonstop to London plus one to Frankfurt, Munich, Paris-CDG, Zurich and Amsterdam. However, Amazing Races have been to all of those places at least once (and for London  and Paris twice or Amsterdam thrice), so what is the point of going off a tropic of Cancer route?

You can say that Sao Paulo has been the place where AR9 visited, but that is the only Amazing Race visit there. Other cities in South America are easy connections from Sao Paulo if World Race Productions wanted something new.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #266 on: November 28, 2012, 08:50:30 AM »
Oh come on...if they're going to visit Brazil , no more São Paulo and Rio.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #267 on: November 28, 2012, 09:35:27 AM »
I'm going to speculate the rest of the route this season! (Hopefully I turn out to be right)

Most likely they will spend 2-3 legs in Africa, which includes Leg 7 in Maun, Botswana. As for the other 1/2 leg(s), they could have stayed in Botswana, or traveled to Namibia or South Africa, who knows. After the African legs, I think it's most likely that they head to South America, and the only country I see them visiting in Brazil. There is always the chance that they fly Europe (London would be the best possibility), but I believe they will fly to Brazil. In Brazil, I think & hope they will have one leg in Brasilia, and one leg in Manaus. Brasilia is the capital and has never been visited and Manaus is the largest city in the Amazon rainforest, which has also never been visited.
If there is still 1 leg left, (which means they only spent 2 legs in Africa), then I think it's a good possibility that they will visit Latin America or the Caribbean. Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic are good candidates. Then off to the finish line, where this year I speculate will be in........ TEXAS! Houston and Dallas are two cities wayyy overdue. Houston has never been visited, and Dallas was only visited once back in TAR 5.

So to recap:
Leg 7: Hanoi --> Maun, Botswana
Leg 8: Maun --> Botswana/Namibia/South Africa??
Leg 9: Africa --> Brasilia, Brazil
Leg 10: Brasilia --> Manaus, Brazil
Leg 11: Manaus --> Latin America
Leg 12: Latin America --> Houston/Dallas, Texas

This is PURE SPECULATION but I feel this is a very probable and likely route to finish the race!  :conf:


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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #268 on: November 28, 2012, 10:27:33 AM »
I think we will see Europe this time around also.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #269 on: November 28, 2012, 04:28:27 PM »
My Predicitons for the final legs:
7. Maun, Botswana
8. Port Elizabeth, South Africa
9. Brasilia, Brazil
10. Amazon Region, Brazil
11. Ecuador (anywhere is fine)
12. Houston, USA

Now that I look back, this is very simular to halfass09's predictions :lol:.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #270 on: November 28, 2012, 08:56:12 PM »
If the end up visiting Cuba, i'll be shocked..I don't mean just this season, i mean in the nearby future..or ever..

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #271 on: November 28, 2012, 10:35:21 PM »
By U.S. law only limited categories of U.S. passport holders can even visit Cuba, and most have to do so through travel via a third country, such as Mexico or the Bahamas. There have been rumblings of a change, but that would involve domestic U.S. politics, especially in Florida, so it is hard to say when that might change,

That does not mean a leg or two in the Caribbean basin isn't possible. Only TAR 7 has had legs in the area (Jamaica and Puerto Rico with the end point in Miami/Fort Lauderdale) and I've felt we were overdue for another leg in the region. Haiti would be difficult, as the country is still recovering from the earthquake that destroy Port au Prince, and much of southern Haiti, not to mention the string of hurricanes coming through there in the last decade causing extensive flooding and damage, The Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands, and much of the Lesser Antilles are possibilities, though.

Oh, as to South America, I don't have the location name handy but there is a major radio observatory in Chile that could harken back to the start line, and that might be a location they go to. Just a passing thought.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #272 on: November 28, 2012, 10:39:22 PM »
If the end up visiting Cuba, i'll be shocked..I don't mean just this season, i mean in the nearby future..or ever..

They can't -.-

Sure they can, if BVM wants too. Just takes a bit of paperwork. But I doubt that BVM would go there.
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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #273 on: November 28, 2012, 11:03:22 PM »
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm starting to think that if the race ends in Houston, the penultimate leg will be in Mexico City. Mexico is loooooonng overdue and hasn't been visited since TAR 3!!! Also, there are tons of direct flights from Mexico City to Houston. And Mexico City is easily accesible from South America or Europe.

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Re: TAR 22 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #274 on: November 28, 2012, 11:36:50 PM »
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm starting to think that if the race ends in Houston, the penultimate leg will be in Mexico City. Mexico is loooooonng overdue and hasn't been visited since TAR 3!!! Also, there are tons of direct flights from Mexico City to Houston. And Mexico City is easily accesible from South America or Europe.

Doubt it as Mexico is on the current travel warnings list for US Citizens.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html