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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1100 on: January 20, 2007, 01:05:51 AM »
I went to 48 Rue du Fauburg St. Honore, the place of Anatomy Fashion.  Door was locked.  I walked on to Place de la Concorde.  It took 7 minutes. 

La Grande Roue is Back!

I walked on to the corner of Rue de La Chaise and Rue de Varenne, the place of "Art".  That walk took 20 min.  Disappointed that I could not get in to Anatomy, and late for lunch at Le Cinq, I took a taxi back to "Fashion".  I asked the driver to wait.  He was not happy but he said three to five minutes "okay".  This time I read a little note by the doorbell that said words to the effect "Press to Enter".  Buzzzz.  Nothing.  Repeat.  Rethinking:  buzzzz, push!!  That was the trick.  The door opened.  I went up the stairs, many stories, all the way to the top.  Each floor had one and only one black door.  But no "Anatomy" sign on any of them as there was in the show.  I should have made an appointment.  So, sorry Peach, no jacket souvenir.   :'(

And the door would not open to let me out!   I was waving to passersby to get them to open the door for me.  Turns out there was another buzzer button you had to press to get out!  Firetrap I say.

Yes lots of lights!  But those pictures sucked.  I still need to get to know my camera.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1101 on: January 20, 2007, 01:22:30 AM »
This was where the cluebox was at Place de la Concorde.  How the hell did we not see this in the previews?   :groan:

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1102 on: January 20, 2007, 01:37:03 AM »
About  the Mozambique blog, my guess is that is was posted Friday December 8th at 11:36 am.



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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1103 on: January 20, 2007, 01:51:10 AM »
Here is the fort:  Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao

GE even has the "ring of cannons"


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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1104 on: January 20, 2007, 09:34:22 AM »
A Quito blog from a Canadian exchange student. Nothing much new.


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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1105 on: January 20, 2007, 11:05:05 AM »
About  the Mozambique blog, my guess is that is was posted Friday December 8th at 11:36 am.


Good find Slowhatch!! Dec 8th is when the blog entry was posted.
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Some friends of mine are Peace Corps vols in Mozambique and claim that the race came through Maputo sometime between Thanksgiving and December 7. One of the destinations was the old Portuguese fort (pictured here: http://tabisite.com/gallery_af/mozambique/91af265.jpg). Unfortunately they didn't have any other details. This does seem consistent with the spoilers that teams were on their way to South Africa, as Maputo is usually reached through Joburg.
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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1106 on: January 20, 2007, 01:42:44 PM »
GEORGIA PEACH, your comment that "my map shows that U-shaped island as North Bay Island so it is a miracle I was in the neighborhood at all!" underscores the serendipity factor at work here. According to Google Earth, which I will take as a reasonable expert even though they don't label Pelican Island as such, North Bay Island is that portion of the island which is south of the causeway. The part that is north (the U-shaped part) is Harbor Island. It is quite unusual to have one island split into two names like that.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1107 on: January 20, 2007, 04:06:41 PM »
This will be a follow-up on my post from yesterday speculating on the routes to be used for legs 2, 3, and 4. This is going to have a lot of detail in airline schedules, so if that bores you tune out. For leg 2 from Quito to each of the three Atacama desert cities, there are these possibilities for flying, all but two involving an overnight flight from Quito through Santiago:

QUITO to ARICA
departs 1805 through Lima and Santiago arriving 1050
departs 2145 through Santiago arriving 1320

QUITO to IQUIQUE
departs 2145 through Santiago arriving 1045 or 1135
departs 0740 through Panama City (?? 1000 miles north) and Santiago arriving 0045 next day
departs 1805 through Lima and Santa Cruz Bolivia arriving 0550

QUITO to ANTOFAGASTA
departs 2145 through Santiago arriving 0925 or 1015
departs 1805 through Lima and Santiago arriving 0845


For leg 3, all reasonable flights go through Santiago (although it is posiible to get to Punta Arenas through Puerto Montt, Argentina). There are 4 flights per day from Santiago to Punta Arenas:

depart 1110 arrive 1430
depart 1240 arrive 1700
depart 2030 arrive 2350
depart 2355 arrive 0315 next day

The flights that connect to those are:

From ARICA - depart 0725 arrive 1120, depart 1400 arrive 1720, depart 1850 arrive 2210

From IQUIQUE - depart 0700 arrive 0900, depart 0810 arrive 1110, depart 1500 arrive 1720, depart 2000 arrive 2210

From ANTOFAGASTA - depart 0830 arrive 1020, depart 0925 arrive 1110, depart 1430 arrive 1615, depart 2110 arrive 2255

I expect leg 4 to involve a trip from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. LAN 997 takes only 50 minutes but is available once at 1400 on Monday, Wenesday and Saturday in that direction.

I also decided to take a crack at leg 5, which I expect to be from Ushuaia to Maputo Mozambique (Note: I disagree with those who think there is going to be another pit stop in South Africa). Here there are basically two choices and only one makes any sense. the non-sensical one involves getting the direct flight to Maputo from Lisbon, Portugal. The problem is the extra 5000 or so miles in each direction to get up to Lisbon and back down. It takes an extra day according to flights schedules. The smarter approach is to take South Africa Airways flight 206 out of Sao Paulo Brazil nonstop to Johannesburg South Africa. It connects there with Mozambique Airlines, with a second morning arrival in Maputo at 940am. The flights out of Ushuaia are a 2136 departure on Aerolineas Argentinas to Buenos Aires, a transfer between terminals in Buenos Aires, then a wide assortment of choices to fly to Sao Paulo to get SAA206.

The first test of some of my transportation theories will come on Feb. 25 when episode 2 will air (if it isn't preempted by the Oscars).




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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1108 on: January 20, 2007, 04:58:40 PM »
La Grande Roue is Back!

I love La Grande Roue! Sometime after TAR 1 aired--I was in Paris on a cold winter's night...and being the TAR freak that I am decided that of course, I HAD to ride the thing! Given my schedule and hours of op--I think it was about 11PM when I finally made it over there and made my way on board. It was absolutely fabulous! All of the French monuments were lit up for Christmas and the views from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre were spectacular--truly a magical moment. And since there was absolutely NO sense of motion on the Roue--I stayed on the thing for a LONG time--I think that after my 3rd "go round", they even quit charging me! Good times--and somewhere there is a picture to prove it!

Chateau--did you go round??

What fun to see some of our hard earned clues come to life--thanks for sharing your pictures!
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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1109 on: January 20, 2007, 05:13:54 PM »
No Roue ride for me.   :'(

The reason I was so excited to see it on this trip is that it had been taken down for some time.  It was not there in the summer of 2003 when I brought my kids.

Another note is that for the "Art" half of the detour the teams were supposed to take a painting to "this man".  And I finally recognized where he was sitting.  I should   :groan:  Because he was sitting on the Quai d'Orleans exactly in front of the apartment we were staying at that summer:  30 Quai d'Orleans   Click on the "V" to see the view from the living room window.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1110 on: January 20, 2007, 08:41:47 PM »
Wheres this Chateau  :snicker: ?

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1111 on: January 20, 2007, 08:58:40 PM »
The clues lead to only one place...   :rotf:

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1112 on: January 20, 2007, 09:43:38 PM »
I love that song Slowhatch  :lol:

Oh and fyi, Pelican Harbor Marina may not be the exact starting line.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1113 on: January 20, 2007, 10:16:13 PM »
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Pelican Harbor Marina may not be the exact starting line.
You have more info?  :js:  ???
I won't spoil it for Chateau, but the hand might seem like a good TAR-thing. I'll throw in another, on spec: parapenting in Iquique. The town is a magnet for the sport: a gigantic sand dune, Cerro Dragon, rises over the city, and steady updrafts make for easy tandem flights (helmet-cam here).

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1114 on: January 20, 2007, 10:36:07 PM »
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Pelican Harbor Marina may not be the exact starting line.
You have more info?   


What's up puddin?

I think that The Early Show footage was filmed not at Pelican Harbor Marina itself, but at Pelican Island , the little island at the top in the picture--located about 400 yards offshore from the marina.

But do they actually LEAVE from somewhere else? Spill the beans puddin! :lol:

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1115 on: January 20, 2007, 11:08:44 PM »
Maybe its Pelican Island? I just heard it doesn't start at the Pelican Harbor Marina  :lol:, i have no specifics.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1116 on: January 20, 2007, 11:13:10 PM »
WHO said?  :lol:

Trade you for telling you where the hand is! :please:

Shoot...I have to go  :gnite: pretty soon!



Slowhatch That para-gliding thingy would make an AWESOME task! Scary...wouldn't want to splat into the side of a building on that beach!  :chute:
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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1117 on: January 20, 2007, 11:43:33 PM »
I see NO pelicans in the Early Show pictures  :lol: ( click to enlarge )

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1118 on: January 21, 2007, 12:15:27 AM »
Oh, NOW I get it! :lol:

That's not OUR Pelican Island--that is The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge located up in the Indian River in Sebastian Florida--up near Vero Beach.

When I was looking for OUR island--I kept getting diverted here--which is one of the things that made finding ours tricky. How dare they have two Pelican islands in Florida!

We know our guys were at our island for sure by TES footage. Where their cars were is still unknown though--the Marina is a possibility but could be anywhere nearby!
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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1119 on: January 21, 2007, 12:42:55 AM »
Mano del Desierto

It's by the same artist that did my "hand"  Los Dedos.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1120 on: January 21, 2007, 01:03:07 AM »
My turn.
It may not look it, but it competes with Atacama for the title "world's driest place." Where is it?

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1121 on: January 21, 2007, 01:31:57 AM »
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We know our guys were at our island for sure by TES footage
For sure peach! theres no doubt about that :)
I knew you would know the Hand, Chateau  :wine:, now for Slowhatch..did some searching and found McMurdo Sound, Antarctica?

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1122 on: January 21, 2007, 01:41:35 AM »
 :ythat:  :tup: Too easy, huh?  ;D The Dry Valleys haven't seen rain in thousands of years.

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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1123 on: January 21, 2007, 05:47:23 AM »
In case you don't speak Spanish (?)--Chateau's hand is about 40 miles south of :
 
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Antofagasta in the Atacama desert a giant hand scuplture of fiberglass is the work of Chilean artist Mario Irrizábal. It is known as La Mano del Desierto - The Hand of the Desert - and is a landmark beside the Panamerican highway which runs north south through the Atacama desert.




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We know our guys were at our island for sure by TES footage. Where their cars were is still unknown though--the Marina is a possibility but could be anywhere nearby!
 
 

So our little island was the site of the media photos but we still need a place for the cars to leave from--might be the place behind Phil--we'll need to look again when we get a promo...


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Re: Amazing Race 11 All Stars ..*spoilers*
« Reply #1124 on: January 21, 2007, 10:56:51 AM »
It looks like its a nature park behind Phil so maybe the racers have to run through the park to get to the cars ..........Just saying this because earlier when i was a guest I saw this Question.
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