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Offline Hinagiku

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #325 on: June 07, 2013, 08:04:07 PM »
How about from the perspective of Newport Beach CA looking across the water to the mountain on top of Catalina Island 28 miles out to sea?
This seems highly unlikely from my personal experience. Every beach I have visited in Los Angeles urban area in California, you can either barely see Catalina, or can't see it at all, not to mention it's often foggy in some cases.


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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #326 on: June 07, 2013, 09:09:21 PM »
Western Asia (including the Indian Subcontinent):

Probability: Near Definite

Middle East
Probability: Likely
Though the region was hit nearly as hard as North Africa was during the Arab Spring, many countries were able to dodge the political and civil turmoil of that Season. Countries like Bahrain, Qatar, and U.A.E. suffered little to no problems. More countries still have since become stable and safe again (Jordan and Oman), and could easily constitute visits as well. The Caucus States (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) probably will not receive a visit for the next few seasons, and the same for Turkey. Israel, I will say time and again is more feasible than people let on. Now with the Arab Spring in the past, and at very least one other Race franchise racing there with little to no problems, its all the more likely that this will be a location soon (prob not this year tho)


Bahrain is out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahraini_uprising_%282011%E2%80%93present%29

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #327 on: June 07, 2013, 09:19:43 PM »
Western Asia (including the Indian Subcontinent):

Probability: Near Definite

Middle East
Probability: Likely
Though the region was hit nearly as hard as North Africa was during the Arab Spring, many countries were able to dodge the political and civil turmoil of that Season. Countries like Bahrain, Qatar, and U.A.E. suffered little to no problems. More countries still have since become stable and safe again (Jordan and Oman), and could easily constitute visits as well. The Caucus States (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) probably will not receive a visit for the next few seasons, and the same for Turkey. Israel, I will say time and again is more feasible than people let on. Now with the Arab Spring in the past, and at very least one other Race franchise racing there with little to no problems, its all the more likely that this will be a location soon (prob not this year tho)

Central Asia
Probability: Possible
This is one region that I believe will receive a surprise visit in the very near future (similar to Azerbaijan in S20). Whether it's a return to Kazakhstan, or a visit to Uzbekistan, it will be a great look at region that too often gets overlooked.

South Asia
Probability: Highly Likely
India is one of the race's "Old Faithfuls." Time and again they take contestants there, and it still produces some of the most profound, emotional, and exciting legs of each of the seasons that it's featured. Although I know that there are many different cultures within India, let alone each of the surrounding nations within the region, the average American viewer most likely does not- so, places like Bangladesh (not likely due to visit in S21), and Sri Lanka are nearly completely interchangeable with India. One of the three is bound to be featured this season. Nepal and Maldives could also host a leg or two each, as well. Those two may be featured sooner than we all think.

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #328 on: June 07, 2013, 09:59:34 PM »
I agree with Kazakhstan. Also I would love Uzbekistan.
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #329 on: June 07, 2013, 10:00:27 PM »
Uzbekistan I'd think would be off the list because there's a sort of dictator there who isn't on the best terms with the US.
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #330 on: June 07, 2013, 10:05:41 PM »
Thats's too bad. It seems like a cool place, with lots of ancient historical stuff
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #331 on: June 07, 2013, 10:06:46 PM »
Samarkand <3

I wanna see Samarkand and do some Tamerlane the Great related tasks <3
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #332 on: June 07, 2013, 10:13:05 PM »
That would be a legendary leg! Like one of the top 5 of Amazing Race history!
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #333 on: June 07, 2013, 11:49:49 PM »
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #334 on: June 08, 2013, 12:11:28 AM »
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #335 on: June 08, 2013, 12:35:01 AM »
So excited to wait!!!

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #336 on: June 08, 2013, 01:53:26 AM »
Gah! Final thoughts and predictions:

Eastern Asia:
Probability: Definite

China
Probability: Likely
Although I wouldn't be surprised if it got featured, I personally don't get a "WE'RE GOING TO CHINA AGAIN THIS SEASON!" vibe. There isn't much to base this off of, just a gut feeling- a hunch, if you will.

Eastern/Northern Asia
Probability: Likely
South Korea, despite the ever present 'threat' posed by their Northern neighbors, would rank high on my list from this general area. Japan, is very possible too. Would love to see Eastern Russia (Irkutsk, Lake Bikal, Vladivostok, etc.) featured, or a return to Mongolia, but my bet is that they're not in the cards for this season.

South East Asia
Probability: Duh!
With the general pattern that there is, I would not be surprised if there was yet another Thailand *cough cough* Bangkok *cough* visit (Hopefully this time with Laos)... Is Myanmar ready for a visit yet? I would start to lean towards no, personally... Malaysia/Singapore haven't been visited in a while, nor has Hong Kong/Macau. Taiwan doesn't seem likely as of yet (visited in S19). NO. INDONESIA. KTHNXBAI. And finally, the Philippines- Brunei and East Timor will def not get a leg, Cambodia doesn't seem exciting enough comparatively- I believe that the Philippines will definitely get a visit somewhere in the next three seasons (whether it's this one or not, we will soon find out).

South Pacific
Probability: Unlikely
Only country I can really see is Australia- Melbourne and Tasmania, to be exact. Papua New Guinea may have a really outside chance, but with 3 legs in Oceania last season (two of which were on tropical, Polynesian Islands), I really can't see much else from here being featured quite this season.

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #337 on: June 08, 2013, 02:33:52 AM »
Europe:
Britain-low possibility
Eastern(Bulgaria)-high
Czech Republic,Hungary,Germany,Austria(low)-Serious flood and rainfall
Portugal-high
Finland-high

Asia:
China-low
Phillipines,Laos-high
Malaysia(Sabah)-relatively high
Nepal-high
Middle East-low
Armenia-Not really

South America
Guyana-low
Brazil-high
Argentina-relatively low
Ecuador-high

South Pacific
Not really

Africa
Tanzania-I do not prefer this
Gabon-Maybe

There are some cities that probably become the first destination:
Rio de Janeiro
Seoul
Paris
Sydney
Hong Kong







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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #338 on: June 08, 2013, 03:51:47 AM »
Europe:
Britain-low possibility
Eastern(Bulgaria)-high
Czech Republic,Hungary,Germany,Austria(low)-Serious flood and rainfall
Portugal-high
Finland-high

Asia:
China-low
Phillipines,Laos-high
Malaysia(Sabah)-relatively high
Nepal-high
Middle East-low
Armenia-Not really

South America
Guyana-low
Brazil-high
Argentina-relatively low
Ecuador-high

South Pacific
Not really

Africa
Tanzania-I do not prefer this
Gabon-Maybe

There are some cities that probably become the first destination:
Rio de Janeiro
Seoul
Paris
Sydney
Hong Kong

Britain is out and we've already visited last season, as so is Paris.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 05:07:47 AM by claude_24hrs »

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #339 on: June 08, 2013, 04:31:35 AM »
I can see a load of legs in Europe and Asia, tbh.
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #340 on: June 08, 2013, 07:17:31 AM »
Soooo excited to see the first pix of the new cast!!!  :hearts:

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #341 on: June 08, 2013, 08:45:38 AM »
Czech Republic,Hungary,Germany,Austria(low)-Serious flood and rainfall

Hi, I am from the Czech Republic and I can confirm that there are some serious floods... but only in certain regions. Prague, Central & North & South Bohemia are most affected. The same is with German/Slovakian/Austrian/Hungarian regions.

"It's like - there are some floods in Florida, don't travel to New York, it's dangerous."  ;)

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #342 on: June 08, 2013, 12:03:42 PM »
I can see a load of legs in Europe and Asia, tbh.

Didn't they spend like almost half of 22 in Europe? Well, yeah I still expect Europe but not as much.

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #343 on: June 08, 2013, 01:04:00 PM »
I can see a load of legs in Europe and Asia, tbh.

Didn't they spend like almost half of 22 in Europe? Well, yeah I still expect Europe but not as much.

4 out of 12 legs, yeah, I would think a little less, maybe 3 Europe Legs, 5-6 Asia LEgs

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #344 on: June 08, 2013, 04:16:53 PM »
What I meant is that South America could have 3 legs, and with recent visits to Africa and Oceania (S22), the rest will surely be in Europe and Asia.
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #345 on: June 08, 2013, 05:59:45 PM »
so, no race again today?  :'(
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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #346 on: June 08, 2013, 06:22:08 PM »
so, no race again today?  :'(

Still holding out. I can recall a west coast start where the first siting didn't appear until 10/11 Eastern.

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #347 on: June 08, 2013, 06:23:04 PM »
Here's my (semi-)short list of countries I believe are most likely to be featured:
Americas:
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Peru
Bolivia
Brazil

Europe:
Italy
Belgium
Iceland
Poland
Hungary (still)
Bulgaria

Africa:
Ethiopia
South Africa+ (a big stretch tho)

Asia:
Qatar
India
Sri Lanka
South Korea
Thailand/Laos
Malaysia/Singapore
Philippines

Oceania:
Australia only

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #348 on: June 08, 2013, 06:38:55 PM »
Seems like everyone's doing it, so here are my predictions:

America's:
Ecuador
Bahamas
Dominican Republic
Brazil
Uruguay
Chile

Europe:
Iceland
Poland
Finland
Italy
Ukraine
Bulgaria

Africa:
If it has to be anywhere, it'd be South Africa or Angola.

Asia:
India & China (because it wouldn't be the amazing race without them)
Sri Lanka
Maldives
Nepal
Qatar
Kazakhstan
Mongolia
South Korea
Philippines
Laos

No Oceania expected, but Australia has an outside chance.
Most of the locales of tar 23 should be in there.

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Re: pre-TAR 23 speculation
« Reply #349 on: June 08, 2013, 06:39:47 PM »
South Korea is more than likely a big no-no with the whole North Korea thing.
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