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Title: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 19, 2009, 10:05:29 PM
Amazing Race 15 - It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam) 10/04
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 24, 2009, 09:53:13 PM
Thanks to the EW article:

We know for sure this is HCMC


Twitter:
girlclumsy (http://twitter.com/girlclumsy)
 
"Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning."
With a follow up after a question:
 AbeFrellman  (http://twitter.com/AbeFrellman)
"They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank. 3:12 AM Jul 23rd


Blog: posted on 7/26

*we stumbled upon the Amazing Race being filmed in Vietnam (both on the Mekong and in HCMC)
*was so excited to take a picture with Phil (the host)
*Second, they were told not to tell anybody that TAR was being filmed here.


credits:
Plaidmoon2   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19048.msg427365.html#msg427365)
girlclumsy (http://twitter.com/girlclumsy)
 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 09:23:44 PM
screencaps

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0047.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0048.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0049.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0051.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0052.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0053.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0054.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0055.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0056.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0057.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0058.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: :jerry: on September 27, 2009, 09:30:36 PM
2th and 10th picture both has signs...can't read it though
Giraffe part of a detour, tech smashing RB
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 27, 2009, 09:54:23 PM
The signs read "CAI GO - PHU LAM - ???" to me. :P
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 09:54:44 PM
preview when ready, youtube is slow tonight


 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on September 27, 2009, 09:55:35 PM
Dismantling e-waste? I hope it's not presented as some quaint local practice. The people who do that for a living (the low-tech way, I mean) lead shorter life-spans.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 27, 2009, 09:56:43 PM
Is it possible they're near Phu Lam Supermarket for the RB? :P I'll go see if I can dig up anything.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 09:57:20 PM
Dismantling e-waste? I hope it's not presented as some quaint local practice. The people who do that for a living (the low-tech way, I mean) lead shorter life-spans.
I recently watched a show on that I think it was 60 minutes :naughty:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 27, 2009, 10:01:56 PM
Yes you did. They have a huge landfill in Communist China. Not safe.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 10:05:47 PM
Thong Bao?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Neobie on September 27, 2009, 10:07:37 PM
Means "announcement", I think! Not going to be much help...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 10:08:17 PM
the one behind Keri
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 10:09:59 PM
theres another team next to Lance, or more
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Neobie on September 27, 2009, 10:12:47 PM
Place names. It's a bus! BX stands for Ben Xe (Bus Station), and BX Mien Tay is exactly the place the teams took the bus to Cai Be, no?

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143853;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 27, 2009, 10:13:29 PM
Isn't Phu Lam a city? I'll check.

ETA: It's part of Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City.

http://www.maplandia.com/vietnam/ho-chi-minh-city/inner-city/phu-lam/
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 27, 2009, 10:16:51 PM
Place names. It's a bus! BX stands for Ben Xe (Bus Station), and BX Mien Tay is exactly the place the teams took the bus to Cai Be, no?

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143853;image)

Good catch Neobie! :tup: I didn't see it as a bus the first time. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: :jerry: on September 27, 2009, 10:16:57 PM
The sign belongs to a bus.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Neobie on September 27, 2009, 10:19:42 PM
We'll see which bus runs this route. Western side of town.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 27, 2009, 10:20:59 PM
Means "announcement", I think! Not going to be much help...

If only we can read the announcement itself. And what is with Justin having a balloon? I know it's a rnadom thing, but is the animal for a party? :P
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Neobie on September 27, 2009, 10:38:09 PM
Somewhere along the routes of 14 or 139, according to this map (http://www.buyttphcm.com.vn/admin/Images/bando06-09.jpg).

The Vietnamese reads C‚y Gű, Phķ L‚m, BX (Bến Xe) MiÍn T‚y if anyone wants to look.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 27, 2009, 10:43:25 PM
Okay.
ETA: I tried tracing it, and it is one of 14 or 139. I can't find C‚y Gű though. Is it that circle near VÚng Xoay Phķ L‚m?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 27, 2009, 11:29:59 PM
It's a bus  :lol:   .. cripes good catch Neobie  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 27, 2009, 11:59:07 PM
It's a bus  :lol:   .. cripes good catch Neobie  :yess:

Wait. If Zev & Justin do the Detour by a bus & Lance & Keri do the RB by a bus as well, what does it all mean? :duno:

Also, look at the bus behind Zev: It says "15T-8ON" & "Thanh Pho". Is this any hint as to where they are in that shot?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 01:53:59 AM
It's a bus  :lol:   .. cripes good catch Neobie  :yess:

Wait. If Zev & Justin do the Detour by a bus & Lance & Keri do the RB by a bus as well, what does it all mean? :duno:

Also, look at the bus behind Zev: It says "15T-8ON" & "Thanh Pho". Is this any hint as to where they are in that shot?
My first thought was Zev is watching Justin do the RB with the bus behind him?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 01:55:40 AM
check out the dude in green

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143853;image)

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143876;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 28, 2009, 01:56:36 AM
It's a bus  :lol:   .. cripes good catch Neobie  :yess:

Wait. If Zev & Justin do the Detour by a bus & Lance & Keri do the RB by a bus as well, what does it all mean? :duno:

Also, look at the bus behind Zev: It says "15T-8ON" & "Thanh Pho". Is this any hint as to where they are in that shot?
My first thought was Zev is watching Justin do the RB with the bus behind him?

Oh right. At first I thought it was at the Detour, but Justin was wearing black in the giraffe shot and at the bus shot, the guy behind Zev with the backpack is wearing a different color. Looks like one of Dan/Sam to me? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 01:59:15 AM
Justin would be in front of Zev sitting not behind Zev if he were doing the Roadblock
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 28, 2009, 02:04:25 AM
Justin would be in front of Zev sitting not behind Zev if he were doing the Roadblock

Didn't think of it like that. It's starting to show that I'm new to this. :lol:

And as for the guy behind Zev: I couldn't find anyone that matches the backpack strap, so maybe the guy behind is just a passerby.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Neobie on September 28, 2009, 07:16:41 AM
It's a bus  :lol:   .. cripes good catch Neobie  :yess:

Wait. If Zev & Justin do the Detour by a bus & Lance & Keri do the RB by a bus as well, what does it all mean? :duno:

Also, look at the bus behind Zev: It says "15T-8ON" & "Thanh Pho". Is this any hint as to where they are in that shot?

"Thanh Pho" is the first two words of "Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh" (Ho Chi Minh City), so we should probably concentrate on what's in the middle of the circle!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: NoluckBoston on September 28, 2009, 08:09:58 AM
check out the dude in green

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143853;image)

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143876;image)

Clever CBS to slip in that Shot of Zeb at the RB.

The Green dude must be a judge. Are those Yellow and Red clues in his back pocket?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 28, 2009, 08:25:05 AM
Oooh. Good catch. Could very well be.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 28, 2009, 08:32:53 AM
It's a bus  :lol:   .. cripes good catch Neobie  :yess:

Wait. If Zev & Justin do the Detour by a bus & Lance & Keri do the RB by a bus as well, what does it all mean? :duno:

Also, look at the bus behind Zev: It says "15T-8ON" & "Thanh Pho". Is this any hint as to where they are in that shot?

"Thanh Pho" is the first two words of "Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh" (Ho Chi Minh City), so we should probably concentrate on what's in the middle of the circle!


Could be some code for the bus. 15T - 80N. I'll go check it out.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Chateau d If on September 28, 2009, 10:28:33 AM
15T - 80N

Is tonnage.  As is the cargo  capacity or net weight  of the vehicle:   15 metric tons =  80 (kilo)Newtons
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 28, 2009, 10:39:45 AM
15T - 80N

Is tonnage.  As is the cargo  capacity or net weight  of the vehicle:   15 metric tons =  80 (kilo)Newtons

Is it a bus or some kind of electric light rail - streetcar? Looks like electrical connectors on top maybe?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2009, 12:38:37 PM
Could the person behind Zev be Matt? (The scraggly beard, tall person)

Perhaps watching Gary do the RB as well? Putting them neck and neck.



(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/rff-0073.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 12:46:27 PM
TEAMS STRUGGLE TO KEEP PACE IN THE HECTIC STREETS OF VIETNAM AND ONE TEAM RISKS THEIR OWN POSITION IN THE RACE BY OFFERING TO HELP THE COMPETITION, ON "THE AMAZING RACE 15," SUNDAY, OCT. 4 ON CBS
"It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)" - Teams struggle to combat the hectic pace of Vietnam and one Team puts their own Race in jeopardy by offering to help the competition, on THE AMAZING RACE 15, Sunday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.  
 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 01:28:31 PM
Maybe they have to bring gifts to a birthday party? And yeah peach that could be Pinky, the backpack design matchs, the pink in it is not showing up.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 28, 2009, 11:36:03 PM
Maybe they have to bring gifts to a birthday party? And yeah peach that could be Pinky, the backpack design matchs, the pink in it is not showing up.

Yay! I guessed the party right! :funny:

TEAMS STRUGGLE TO KEEP PACE IN THE HECTIC STREETS OF VIETNAM AND ONE TEAM RISKS THEIR OWN POSITION IN THE RACE BY OFFERING TO HELP THE COMPETITION, ON "THE AMAZING RACE 15," SUNDAY, OCT. 4 ON CBS
"It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)" - Teams struggle to combat the hectic pace of Vietnam and one Team puts their own Race in jeopardy by offering to help the competition, on THE AMAZING RACE 15, Sunday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host. 

Right now, I can only see Maria/Tiffany and Sam/Dan helping each other and they wouldn't help each other during frantic race time, so I wonder who this could be.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 12:05:05 AM
Actually. on the dancing lions ..
Quote
It is traditional, when opening a business to hire a lion dancing troupe to scare away the bad spirits and bring good luck to the shop. 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 12:11:39 PM
 :yess: screencaps will have to wait a bit


              
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 12:24:48 PM
So these go here?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2009, 01:14:22 PM
These are just to tide us over till puddin gets back with her pretty ones! She can use or delete these "just the locations" then....


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo1.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo2.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo3.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo4.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo5.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo6.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo7.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo8.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo9.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo10.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo11.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo12.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo13.png)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2009, 01:16:53 PM
Make your way to HCMC

Lance and Keri can't find the clue, Lance is "Done with you".

Marcy is blowing a whistle?? :funny:

Matt and Gary may have different ideas about which way to go.

We also see the same giraffe ones as before

Canaan doing the waste RB

Is Lance terrorizing those schoolkids? :ascared:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on September 29, 2009, 02:04:40 PM
 :lol:  ... it's the HCMC Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 02:11:25 PM
Thats fine peach, thank you! I'll post clearer screencaps when the promo airs on TV.

Pretty pitstop greeter

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0002.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on September 29, 2009, 03:13:12 PM
 :lol: ... it's the Nga sau - Cong Hua Crossroads ..or something like that, according to GE
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 10:31:10 PM
So thats Canaan along side  Lance

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143854;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 10:33:23 PM
Pinky and the Brains running along the river? Swan boat thingy
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 10:38:53 PM
Fabrics you'd see around HCMC markets .

example, the purses here at Ben Thanh market

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143950;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 11:01:11 PM
I think these go here as well, sadly 

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0167.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/canaan.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 11:02:42 PM
So were looking for the confessional's at some fabric, necktie, ornate pillow/cushion place  :groan:  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2009, 11:16:16 PM
So were looking for the confessional's at some fabric, necktie, ornate pillow/cushion place  :groan:  :lol:

If we are matching stained shoulders, looks good to me!

One confessional room with beautiful hangings, one with neckties??  :funny:

I want to find these places though:



(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo5.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo7.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo8.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo9.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo10.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo11.png)


Can anybody read what is on the place marcy is running by? And is that some sort of theater? Masks? And the park where Lance is terrorizing the kids??

And what is with the LAWYERS logo? The CBS bio lists Keri as a finance manager?? ???


Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 29, 2009, 11:38:29 PM
I found of all things, a Christmas Giraffe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrcavin/2781300242/) and here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrcavin/2781165500/sizes/l/). Maybe we could tie it in with the detour some how?

Quote
Ah, the spirit of the holidays. Frosty the snowman, the Christmas tree, and a baby giraffe. I suspect this long tradition of the Christmas giraffe is what prompted Toys-R-Us to use that as their mascot, Geoffry. This is just a little part of the large Christmas diorama in the athletic park directly behind Reunification Palace.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 29, 2009, 11:40:56 PM
Marcy looks like she's near a hotel. Something-something-Thanh?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on September 29, 2009, 11:54:41 PM
 :lol: ... and don't forget the revolutionary mural somewhere in HCMC...  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 30, 2009, 12:08:22 AM
Maybe this is where we find the mysterious drum from a couple of seasons ago.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on September 30, 2009, 12:11:33 AM
Maybe this is where we find the mysterious drum from a couple of seasons ago.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

 :groan:  "WE NEVER SPEAK OF THE DRUM"....EVER!   :(
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 12:14:15 AM
Maybe this is where we find the mysterious drum from a couple of seasons ago.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

 :groan:  "WE NEVER SPEAK OF THE DRUM"....EVER!   :(
I actually saw some drums and thought about ....... :word:  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 30, 2009, 05:15:23 AM
Maybe this is where we find the mysterious drum from a couple of seasons ago.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

 :groan:  "WE NEVER SPEAK OF THE DRUM"....EVER!   :(
I actually saw some drums and thought about ....... :word:  :snicker:

What is the drum? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on September 30, 2009, 10:52:55 AM
Here it is, from TAR12. Find it if you can  ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 11:06:35 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo10.png)

Search for Vietnamese wedding too.

see -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mermantravels/2069321256/

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/2069321256_d15fdec12b.jpg)

 :colors

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on September 30, 2009, 11:34:27 AM
A christmas tree? ???
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: jerseydude on September 30, 2009, 11:37:37 AM
A christmas tree? ???

Could they be sending the animals here?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 11:45:46 AM
If you don't have Google Earth, use Wikimapia.  :tup:

Unification building: http://wikimapia.org/13774649/Dinh-Độc-Lập
tank: http://wikimapia.org/9531241/T-59-Tank-No-390-Vietnam-ARMY

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This is just a little part of the large Christmas diorama in the athletic park directly behind Reunification Palace.

Park = vườn Tao Đŗn = Tao Dan garden: http://wikimapia.org/13796221/Vườn-Tao-Đŗn
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 11:48:03 AM
A christmas tree? ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_July
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In Western culture, Christmas occurs in December. Christmas is generally about gift-giving and holiday cheer. Christmas in July celebrations may be held in July to provide a second joyful celebration in the year.

In the southern hemisphere, Christmas in July is the name given to social events with a winter Christmas theme, as July is generally the coldest month of the year.

There's "Christmas in July" but it's not popular in VietNam.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 12:01:38 PM


Search for Vietnamese wedding too.

see -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mermantravels/2069321256/

 :colors


So thats what they are dressed up for, thanks Banzai it was driving me crazy. Not sure what detour they are doing ..what sort of gifts do you bring to a wedding? Giraffes, rams? :D

A christmas tree? ???

I found some trees like that last night at a place called Nha Van Hoa Lao Dong (http://www.pbase.com/hoangt/image/32605872).
Heres a map  (http://www.gayscout.com/gayguide/big_map.php?id=15509), its behind the Reunification palace. Not sure how common they are around HCMC?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 12:02:54 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0052.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
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physical clumsiness

 :groan:

reminds me of Inspector Clouseau in Pink Panther.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 12:13:30 PM
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143967;image)

I see now.
Those are not Xmas trees. They look like xmas trees.
They're modern contemporary landscaping decorative trees to beautify the surroundings.  :colors
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 12:58:17 PM
So this might be a wedding Buddha?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2009, 01:37:15 PM
WOW banzai! You and puddin are on a roll!! :hearts:



Park = vườn Tao Đàn = Tao Dan garden: http://wikimapia.org/13796221/Vườn-Tao-Đàn

Is this the same park where Lance is??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAR15ep3LanceParkLGTaoDangarden.png)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAR15ep3parkParkvnTaonTaoDangarden.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAR15ep3ParkTaoDangarden2.png)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAR15ep3ParkTaoDangarden3.png)

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 01:42:59 PM
I think I know.   :jumpy:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Episode%203%20HCMC/TAr15ep3promo10.png)

The Detour is either to escort a bride to a wedding.
Similar to the Russian wedding that we saw a few seasons back.

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143907;image)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050.jpg)

or to deliver some animal statues to a party???  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 30, 2009, 01:47:34 PM
I don't know...in the video Lance is looking for the clue when he flips the curtain , says where is the clue...I see no bride?

But I am loving the park as a possible site.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 01:56:27 PM
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143907;image)

Flight Time and Big Easy got there first and grabbed the smaller statue.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050.jpg)
Zev and Justin got a big one.  :groan:

or maybe they have to deliver both. That's two times.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 02:13:22 PM
There are many parks peach, not enough evidence to pinpoint it though ,, I'm parked out from last night  :groan: ... and thanks for the large blurry picture peach :D

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: banzai on September 30, 2009, 02:25:45 PM
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143907;image)

They're party animals?  :groan:
lol, oh my gawd  :casey   :jam:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on September 30, 2009, 03:20:15 PM
 :groan: "party animals"...  :funny:  close, puddin...
but I suspect it's something connected with the popular Vietnamese Mid Autumn Festival for children.  

giraffe (http://www.vietnameseartwork.com/Item.aspx?ItemID=3092)
Mid Autumn Festival (http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2008/09/802490/)
Childrens Festival (http://www.thingsasian.com/stories-photos/1055)

Hence the giraffe (and ram?) and dancing lions (popular in any festival).   ;D  they were a few months early, but that never stopped BVM  :lol:  or maybe not  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 08:51:20 PM
^^ It was Banzai that wrote "party animals" not me, I'm not as funny as Banzai   :lol:


They ran the promo but not the full promo

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0045.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0046.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0047-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0048-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0049-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0051-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0052-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0053-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 08:52:35 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0054-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0055-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0056-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0057-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0058-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 08:54:25 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0059.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0060.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0061.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0062.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0063.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0064.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on September 30, 2009, 09:05:39 PM
And the park where Lance is terrorizing the kids??

Hes yelling at Keri, he has a rope and is pulling one of those animals on wheels  :lol:  "C'MON!"
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: NoluckBoston on September 30, 2009, 09:11:02 PM
I guess that Matt does the Roadblock. Hence the dirt on his shoulders.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050-1.jpg)

And that Tiffany does it as well. Otherwise what an odd stain on her Bra!

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143950;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on September 30, 2009, 10:53:41 PM
 :lol: ... I see some writing...  ;D    "HO CO??? ??"   :duno:  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 07:15:26 PM
here an extra clip  .. this is the main park I think .. Reunification Palace park?


   
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 07:23:14 PM
I found the darn thing!  :jumpy:


Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

The park, water Puppets and the Circle Sportif
There is a park behind Reunification Palace, which used to be the Presidential Palace. In the Park is the Circle Sportif> The Circle Sportif was a club for the elite of French Saigon Society. There were Tennis Courts, Lawn Bowling, A restaurant and a Swimming Pool. This was a place for Officers during the American War. Now it is a public place. In one section of the building is a cultural center where there were people singing. I looked in and a man came and invited me in to see the performance. In another section of the building is the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater.


lots of goodies here!

http://www.henrybechtold.com/2008/12008ParkWaterPuppetsCircleSportif.html


(http://i34.[banned image hosting site].com/2gtt2so.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 07:38:28 PM
now its easy to find
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 07:45:37 PM
Good job puddin! I read about those darn things yesterday but never saw anything remotely similar...YIPPEE!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on October 01, 2009, 07:46:00 PM
Great job!  :yess:  :jam: Map is here (http://www.goldendragonwaterpuppet.com/ContactUs.asp).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 07:56:49 PM
I only did a few screencaps the video is low res

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0070.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0071.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0072.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0073.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0074.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0075.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0076.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0077.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0078.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0079.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0080.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0081.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0082.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0083.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0086.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0087.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0084.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0085.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2009, 08:20:22 PM
 :jumpy:   ...good job, puddin.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2009, 08:27:02 PM
 :groan: ... I saw pictures of those trees with the (white) painted trunks while browsing the other day..  brb
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 08:28:30 PM
Thanks guys !  :jumpy: So what comes first? Detour or Roadblock ..? Teams were seen running around the palace but now we know why but is the pitstop there as well? Now I'm not so sure?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 08:31:10 PM

Not sure if this was pointed out but I think its just Pinky and the Brains leaving the Cai Be pitstop

Pinky and the Brains running along the river? Swan boat thingy

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20855.0;attach=143960;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on October 01, 2009, 08:33:30 PM
So, judging by the balloons...the Trotters are almost finished with their Detour, but Greylock is just starting.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2009, 08:40:05 PM
OK, pretty close... painted trees...similar textured walkways...  Tao Dan Park  ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 08:40:22 PM
If they saw Phil near the tank, it should be the Pitstop.

So maybe smashing RB, then puppets, then Pitstop? :duno:

But WHAT is the other half of the Detour?? ???

And guess waht...the Saigon zoo is right next door!! :groan: :lol: (TARA 3)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 08:42:15 PM
here is a nice virtual tour of the Tao Dan park jic...

http://www.vietnam720.com/Virtual-Tours/Tao-Dan-Park-HCMC.138.html
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: apskip on October 01, 2009, 08:42:40 PM
:groan: "party animals"...  :funny:  close, puddin...
but I suspect it's something connected with the popular Vietnamese Mid Autumn Festival for children.  

giraffe (http://www.vietnameseartwork.com/Item.aspx?ItemID=3092)
Mid Autumn Festival (http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2008/09/802490/)
Childrens Festival (http://www.thingsasian.com/stories-photos/1055)

Hence the giraffe (and ram?) and dancing lions (popular in any festival).   ;D  they were a few months early, but that never stopped BVM  :lol:  or maybe not  :duno:

Boingo,
This particular reenactment of the Children's Mid Autumn Festival is on or near July 23, so it is not exactly autumn in Vietnam. However, that would not stop Bertram van Munster if he wanted to stage it for the benefit of AR15 viewers.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 08:45:27 PM
here is slowhatch's MAP:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/MAPS/TAR15ep3waterpuppetsHCMC.png)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 08:46:32 PM
Maybe the animals are just props for a water puppet performance? ???
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 08:52:28 PM
okay so the Roadblock is first? but why take a cab from the detour? It's not that far? unless they were told to?  Nice picture of the ram and giraffe's  Boingo!  :yess:


ETA: oh DUH, not sure what the other Detour option is so never mind ^^^
Quote
Twitter:
girlclumsy
 
"Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning."
With a follow up after a question:
AbeFrellman
"They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank. 3:12 AM Jul 23rd
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2009, 09:00:04 PM
 :lol:  OK, based on Slowhatch's map (flipped BTW), and GE address, the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre should be one these buildings.... pick one!   :groan:  :neener:  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 09:02:29 PM
Whos team #1 , based on Phil's height?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 09:03:59 PM
So we came full circle!  :lol:



I found of all things, a Christmas Giraffe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrcavin/2781300242/) and here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrcavin/2781165500/sizes/l/). Maybe we could tie it in with the detour some how?

Quote
Ah, the spirit of the holidays. Frosty the snowman, the Christmas tree, and a baby giraffe. I suspect this long tradition of the Christmas giraffe is what prompted Toys-R-Us to use that as their mascot, Geoffry. This is just a little part of the large Christmas diorama in the athletic park directly behind Reunification Palace.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 09:08:51 PM
Could it be that Lance and Keri are looking for the Christmas Diorama...are lost...and end up at the Water Puppet place by mistake? 

Maybe that isn't really part of the Detour?

Cause there sure aren't any giraffes in the water puppet plays featuring the local Vietamese life... :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 09:38:35 PM
If you watch the extra clip we are led to believe that Ericka/Brian and Lance/Keri are just arriving at the Detour, well Lance and Keri anyway because we see Lance pulling the rope of a critter in the other clip,  if so Zev and Justin already have a good lead right?

Lance and Keri are lost in the District 1 area ..I recognize the slim homes, not sure what parking lot they are at  though but it has the Opera House colors for example
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 01, 2009, 09:40:27 PM
 ;D  I may have found a picture of the Christmas diorama in Tao Dan Park.  ...I see some animals...  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 09:45:24 PM
So, judging by the balloons...the Trotters are almost finished with their Detour, but Greylock is just starting.

SO from the extra clip...they take their animal to various checkpoints to get a balloon, right?

The question would then be must those balloons be obtained in a special order...or do you just need thenm all at the end?

Makes a difference who might be in first.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on October 01, 2009, 11:12:58 PM
I think Montana may be just outside the park, at the corner of Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai and Huyền Tr‚n CŰng Chķa. Compare the wall in the background, the curved tree, the busted pavement, and the balustrade barely visible on the right (photo source (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/16727497.jpg)).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 11:19:29 PM
VERY nice match, slowhatch! :jam:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Hooky on October 01, 2009, 11:57:43 PM
I think from this confessional we can conclude that Zev & Justin are safe this leg, right? They don't look like they just got eliminated to me.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2009, 12:25:37 AM
Ugotit!  :yess: :jam:

I think Montana may be just outside the park, at the corner of Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai and Huyền Tr‚n CŰng Chķa. Compare the wall in the background, the curved tree, the busted pavement, and the balustrade barely visible on the right (photo source (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/16727497.jpg)).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2009, 12:28:14 AM
Okay...I am still obsessing. Why do Keri and Lance's screen caps say lawyers?? She is listed as a health care finance manager...is she really an attorney too?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2009, 12:49:36 AM


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/th_rff-0072.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0072.jpg) The giraffe was a mistake, we could have grabbed any animal but we grabbed the biggest tallest thing because it was closest
to us. I saw on the clue that if a piece of your animal  breaks you have to pick it up so you could get your balloon


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/th_rff-0171.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0171.jpg) They told us they work with homeless kids but  I don't see that being true at all, they don't give off that warm let me help you out vibe.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/th_rff-0050-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0050-1.jpg) As a parent its still difficult to accept him as an adult

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/th_rff-0162.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0162.jpg) With Mika I am"sexually pure", thats important to me because of my faith

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/th_rff-0170.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0170.jpg) Justin and Zev are our least favorite team, we've just never got warm vibes off of them. 
Lance says hes a lawyer which were really not sure if he is or not .. don't want to use the word meathead in the wrong since but I cannot picture Lance in a courtroom

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/th_rff-0167.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0167.jpg) I think one of the frustrating things that were starting to learn on the race is that both of us are tending to try to take the leadership role .. so its frustrating to me to not be able to convince him you know to keep going one block and ask for directions ..we'll just turn back
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Post by: puddin on October 02, 2009, 12:51:27 AM
Okay...I am still obsessing. Why do Keri and Lance's screen caps say lawyers?? She is listed as a health care finance manager...is she really an attorney too?
Why not ask her?  ;D
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 02, 2009, 01:02:30 AM
Martindale search draws a blank. Morrone? yes. Morrione? No lawyer by that name anywhere.
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Post by: Boingo on October 02, 2009, 01:29:23 AM
 :jumpy:  OMG!  just noticed something in the pix I posted in Reply #94 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,20855.msg480263.html#msg480263) of this thread.  

There are two rams and two giraffes in the picture (dated 1/19/09).  :yess:  :funny:

...oh, puddin already noticed it...  :-[
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Post by: puddin on October 02, 2009, 02:22:13 AM
:jumpy:  OMG!  just noticed something in the pix I posted in Reply #94 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,20855.msg480263.html#msg480263) of this thread. 

There are two rams and two giraffes in the picture (dated 1/19/09).  :yess:  :funny:

...oh, puddin already noticed it...  :-[
It's a good find Boingo  :hearts:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2009, 04:59:08 AM
2 rams,...2 giraffes??

Maybe it is Noah's Ark?? :lol:
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Post by: Boingo on October 02, 2009, 10:19:29 AM
 :lol:  Now that I look at it more and more, the pictures in Posts 94 & 106 must be of the same Christmas diorama (as the date suggests), only different views.  Maybe BVM will do a "Christmas in July" task in HCMC with the animals.   :snicker:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2009, 01:02:09 PM
Okay...I am still obsessing. Why do Keri and Lance's screen caps say lawyers?? She is listed as a health care finance manager...is she really an attorney too?
Why not ask her?  ;D


Keri is NOT an attorney.  ;)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2009, 01:23:46 PM
Okay...I am still obsessing. Why do Keri and Lance's screen caps say lawyers?? She is listed as a health care finance manager...is she really an attorney too?
Why not ask her?  ;D


Keri is NOT an attorney.  ;)
Now was that so hard? :D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 02, 2009, 01:26:11 PM
See it looks like Lance and Keri are on the edge of the park, on a corner if anyone wants to fly around it (this might be the buildings, just a different angle, older photo)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep3/rff-0064.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 02, 2009, 05:45:38 PM
I think it's about time we had a "meh" smiley.   ;D  Here's two flavors for the RFF collection.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: cinni on October 04, 2009, 11:31:48 AM
just popping in for a minute. way to go spoilers.

dumb question, the RFF fantasy game is closed for tonight's episode?
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 01:35:29 PM
Shouldn't be....  off to look.

adding...

It is fine for me cinni!Check your log in data maybe?
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Post by: gator27 on October 04, 2009, 04:27:49 PM
just popping in for a minute. way to go spoilers.

dumb question, the RFF fantasy game is closed for tonight's episode?
It was closed earlier today, but it is now back open
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 05:51:00 PM
so having the late game pays off in small ways
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 05:52:36 PM
 :waves:
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Post by: Boingo on October 04, 2009, 07:03:15 PM
 :lol:  so looks like a cluebox by the Main Post Office, and we have pigs and cows along with the giraffes and rams.  :funny:
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Post by: :jerry: on October 04, 2009, 07:04:11 PM
The  episode just started!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: :jerry: on October 04, 2009, 07:05:58 PM
INTRO...
Non of the parts changed!
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Post by: :jerry: on October 04, 2009, 07:09:37 PM
The pitstop chanced places to
--Meato...
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Post by: Boingo on October 04, 2009, 07:09:47 PM
BTW :jerry:, the play-by-play is over in this other thread...  

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=20924.0
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Post by: Hooky on October 04, 2009, 08:01:14 PM
INTRO...
Non of the parts changed!

If you remember, it doesn't change every single episode.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 08:31:14 PM
There was a unaired U-Turn  .. Mika and Canaan U-Turned Lance and Keri but they were ahead of them.
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 04, 2009, 08:35:24 PM
Really? Another wasted U-Turn. Part of me wanted to see it, but also glad they didn't show it. They'll be another one, I believe.
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 08:57:32 PM
It was the Blind U-Turn
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Post by: BayBay on October 04, 2009, 09:12:02 PM
There was a unaired U-Turn  .. Mika and Canaan U-Turned Lance and Keri but they were ahead of them.

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But  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( It didn't work.
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:15:36 PM
Yeah because Lance and Keri were ahead of them, lol
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:17:24 PM
The show was so fast paced I'm going to slow down and watch it again, screencap requests? please ask!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 04, 2009, 09:19:47 PM
I'll have to watch the West Coast feed. I'll let you know.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 09:22:45 PM
Race to the Mat, please!

and....

Can we count some $$?? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:29:59 PM
Is this the first ever moving pitstop?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:36:12 PM
Brian opening the clue to HCMC .. the Bangkok Marble temple  :lol: TAR9 anyone?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: BayBay on October 04, 2009, 09:38:27 PM
Brian opening the clue to HCMC .. the Bangkok Marble temple  :lol: TAR9 anyone?

Lol
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: colav10 on October 04, 2009, 09:42:02 PM
Is this the first ever moving pitstop?

I don't believe so. Wasn't the pitstop where Flo threw down the helmet and then they paddle-boated to the pit stop  a moving pit stop? This would be TAR3 i'm talking about.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:43:08 PM
the bad news .. I lost about 15 minutes, my wintv crashed for some reason and I wasn't paying attention I was watching TV  :(

clue to the RB
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: colav10 on October 04, 2009, 09:44:41 PM
Now Confirmed. There was a moving pitstop in TAR3. It was a non-elimination leg where Flo & Zach came in last. As Wikipedia states, "Overnight, the Steamship Savoie travelled from Montreux to Geneva."
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 09:51:20 PM
Brian opening the clue to HCMC .. the Bangkok Marble temple  :lol: TAR9 anyone?

OMGosh!! Come on CBS!!  :groan:

You are an Emmy award winning show! No need for cheap editing like this! Pay attention to the details, because we sure are!!

And while I am on my soapbox...BRING BACK THE INTRO Screencaps!!  :knuckles:
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:53:03 PM
the darn hotel we couldn't make out and I swear I thought I checked all hotels *groan*
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 09:55:18 PM
hee...I was looking at shops and restaurants!
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 09:57:55 PM
theres Phil in all his glory
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Post by: BayBay on October 04, 2009, 09:59:53 PM
the bad news .. I lost about 15 minutes, my wintv crashed for some reason and I wasn't paying attention I was watching TV  :(

clue to the RB

Already up on youtube.  :lol:
Are you sure about that u-turn?
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 10:01:52 PM


Are you sure about that u-turn?

Yep! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: scruffs on October 04, 2009, 10:03:55 PM
can anyone give me the link to the episode video? when it was aired here it started in the detour... please
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:07:08 PM
hee...I was looking at shops and restaurants!
And you were right :D

Phuc Khang restaurant
Top | Map | Send to friend 
  Phuc An is a large-scale, professional and modern wedding restaurant.

There is a luxurious and airy sight in which many sections with nice decoration are recognizable and suitable for holding wedding, conference. The room where parties are held is gracefully decorated with light and amplifier. Moreover, a cozy atmosphere recorded obviously bring you real happiness. There exists four different sections with such different names as Song Hy Ė Hoang Nguyen, Long Phung Ė Thuong Uyen. Next to the main area of the restaurant is a ideal place where German draught is offered. Every night it attracts plenty of customers.

A wide range of dishes are listed in the menu. Sea-food available together with prefessional chefs gurantees your satisfaction in the happiest day of your life. 
 
http://www.vnnavi.com/restaurants/phucankhang/en_index.html
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:11:00 PM
"we ran hard we ran tough for my father .. he was taken from us too early, hes proud of me and what I've become " confessional by Big Easy
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:16:08 PM


Already up on youtube.  :lol:

Well I guess I'm done here  :waves:
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 10:20:34 PM
Keep 'em going puddin, yours are gorgeous!
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:26:33 PM
This is where the driver took Lance .. he was looking for the RB  .. this is the damn building I spent a week looking for  (:;)  :knuckles:

nhŗ khŠch Phương Nam

http://khamphavn.com/vie-nha-khach-phuong-nam-dn-111432.html
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:42:29 PM
It was like watching Benny Hill  :lol:  .. Lance/Keri Zev/Justin looking for Phil  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Slowhatch on October 04, 2009, 10:43:39 PM
My Tho is just the next port down from Cai Be: 25 miles or so.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:45:09 PM
I thought Phil was a riot when Lance challenged to wrestle him to the ground  :lol: :lol:
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Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 10:46:57 PM
who didn't cry ?  :'(
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 05, 2009, 12:41:19 AM
This is where the driver took Lance .. he was looking for the RB  .. this is the damn building I spent a week looking for  (:;)  :knuckles:

nhŗ khŠch Phương Nam

http://khamphavn.com/vie-nha-khach-phuong-nam-dn-111432.html

 :lol:  Google translation of property description:

Guesthouse serving for state agencies in tp. Ho Chi Minh.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 12:52:57 AM
Lance and Keri had a lot of bad luck but boy he tore up that Roadblock. Hes a monster!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 05, 2009, 12:55:18 AM
LIES!  Phil LIES!   (:;)   He said the teams must make their way to the roof of "this" hotel in "word play" detour.  BUT the picture is clearly of the REX HOTEL, which is nowhere near the "star" roundabout (rotary).

Rather it is the roof of the building shown below.  LIES, Phil lies!   :knuckles:  :funny:

eta: Also happens to be the location of Puddin's Phuc Khang restaurant  :lol:  :funny:
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Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 01:01:01 AM
Thanks for the maps Boingo & Slowhatch :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 01:39:35 AM
We know around what time Zen/Justin Lance/Keri arrived at the pitstop 10:35

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 01:41:04 AM
LIES!  Phil LIES!   (:;)   He said the teams must make their way to the roof of "this" hotel in "word play" detour.  BUT the picture is clearly of the REX HOTEL, which is nowhere near the "star" roundabout (rotary).

Rather it is the roof of the building shown below.  LIES, Phil lies!   :knuckles:  :funny:
Nice find Boingo! I know he said Hotel thats why I called it a "hotel"  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 05, 2009, 01:44:12 AM
LIES!  Phil LIES!   (:;)   He said the teams must make their way to the roof of "this" hotel in "word play" detour.  BUT the picture is clearly of the REX HOTEL, which is nowhere near the "star" roundabout (rotary).

Rather it is the roof of the building shown below.  LIES, Phil lies!   :knuckles:  :funny:
Nice find Boingo! I know he said Hotel thats why I called it a "hotel"  :yess:

It's a hotel all right, the A Dong Hotel, and the Phuc Khang restaurant as well.  ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 01:50:47 AM
"the Dong hotel" hee  :lol:

oh and :meh <<<< by request
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 05, 2009, 01:52:24 AM
 :lol:  ...the "meh" smiley!    :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 01:52:45 AM
This is where the driver took Lance .. he was looking for the RB  .. this is the damn building I spent a week looking for  (:;)  :knuckles:

nhà khách Phương Nam

http://khamphavn.com/vie-nha-khach-phuong-nam-dn-111432.html

 :lol:  Google translation of property description:

Guesthouse serving for state agencies in tp. Ho Chi Minh.

When I was flying around Google Earth I did not go that far to look for the building, damn it! Lesson learned!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Boingo on October 05, 2009, 02:30:04 AM
 ;D

... note: over 2.5 miles from Roadblock to Pitstop
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: apskip on October 05, 2009, 07:01:40 AM
My Tho is just the next port down from Cai Be: 25 miles or so.

Here's some more about MyTho. It could have been the site of all the Episode 3 action if WRP had wanted it to be:

My Tho sprawls along the bank of the northernmost branch of the Mekong River. Its proximity to Saigon has made My Tho the most popular destination for day-trippers who hope to catch a taste of authentic Mekong delta life. Here visitors can take a sampan along the waterways, visit orchards and try the local famous food of Elephant's Ear Fish.

Boat trips are the highlight of a visit to Mytho. Usually, destinations include a coconut workshop, a honey bee farm and orchard gardens. If time allowed, should not miss Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful and well maintained sanctuary and Dong Tam snake farm, a center for breeding snakes producing venom for exportation.
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Post by: Ruth on October 05, 2009, 12:17:11 PM
Flight Time and Big Easy - It's nice to see a different team coming in first, but somehow I don't really like the idea of two big guys out-running a small girl (relative) when Meghan and Cheyne were ahead. Still, they did really well throughout the whole leg, so I've gotta give them credit for doing so well and working together as a team.

Meghan and Cheyne - I wondered if they'd still be so consistent after the first two legs and indeed, they remain consistent. Seriously, this team is FAST! They keep appearing out of nowhere and start leading the pack even if they weren't initially leading. What's more, they're working really well together. I hope it will stay this way, I'm gonna start rooting for them.

Gary and Matt - I'm surprised by how well this team is doing, be it teamwork or the race itself. I didn't particularly like them before the show started, but I'm starting to like them now. They may not be as funny as Mel and Mike, but they're doing as well!

Brian and Ericka - WOW to this team, jumping from last place to fourth! I'm genuinely impressed, love how they worked so well together too. Zebra love! :)

Sam and Dan - Really, I wish that they would argue less and that Sam would stop yelling at Dan. I still like them, but I hope their relationship gets better over the race, like Tammy and Victor's. And I must say, I was impressed when they stopped to help Maria and Tiffany, that was really sweet and gentlemanly.

Maria and Tiffany - What was Maria doing during the Detour when Tiffany was dragging the whole animal on her own? And TIffany rocked the Roadblock too, I've got newfound respect for her. Still kinda love this team, and their suitcases, lol.

Mika and Canaan - They made up some time at the end I guess, but they're still staying at the back of the pack. Wish they would step up their game. I still like them though, they're just so cute! Love the dancing at the first Route Info lol.

Zev and Justin - I was thinking, why on earth did they have to take the giraffe when there were so many other smaller animals around them? That was one bad decision which nearly got them eliminated. At least they made up time and are still in the race.

Lance and Keri - They're just plain annoying. I mean, Lance is just plain annoying. He goes on and on about being able to beat them all in the race. I give him props for his physical strength but other than that, this team is plain clueless. Just look at how they were searching the whole place for a clue when it was inside a bullet. It's a pity they weren't eliminated, but I hope they'll be gone soon.

Marcy and Ron - Another bad decision made. They probably shouldn't have chosen the other Detour, it was so consuming. On top of that, they didn't read the clue and ask the locals for decipheration! I wonder how much time they wasted trying to decipher it on their own. It was sad to see them go, but I guess they had to pay for a bad decision. Marcy's really sweet though, the part where she teared over the country's situation made me go awwwww.

My team rankings:
1. Brian and Ericka
2. Sam and Dan
3. Maria and Tiffany
4. Meghan and Cheyne
5. Mika and Canaan
6. Zev and Justin
7. Flight Time and Big Easy
8. Gary and Matt
9. Lance and Keri
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Caelestor on October 05, 2009, 05:26:20 PM
I shall opine on last night's episode:

Moving pit stop was a nice touch. The fact that they remained in the same country means NO AIRPORT DRAMA, :yess:. In exchange, we get a very interesting task with water puppets. Liked how the clue wasn't too direct (still easy to figure out, except for one team  :groan:), though the "bullet" may offend some.

The detour and the roadblock was sort of meh. I do like how Word Play incorporated Vietnamese language, while the roadblock was apparently somewhat relative to Vietmanese culture.

Overall, another solid episode like the Cai Be leg. Some teams got a bit less bland and a tad more likeable, while some just demonstrated their incompetence and insensitivity. 9/10.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Jobby on October 06, 2009, 08:18:13 AM
I am very disappointed Mika and Canaan's U-TURN on Lance and Keri wasn't shown.

It would have been real good TV and what's the point of having a U-TURN on the race and you frickin' don't show it?

AIN'T IT TRUE?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: scruffs on October 06, 2009, 09:47:23 AM
well just want to ask how do you find out about that "unaired" U-Turn? Just freakin wondering!  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 06, 2009, 10:26:34 AM
well just want to ask how do you find out about that "unaired" U-Turn? Just freakin wondering!  :lol:

Hush you. A good detective never reveals their sources! But it IS true.

Agree on the wish we had seen it. But since it was used on a team ahead of them, it had no effect. Shades of Kynt and Vyxsin.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Caelestor on October 06, 2009, 12:34:01 PM
A U-turn this early? I wish there'd be a U-turn after each detour.

Someone should update Wikipedia.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: BobbL on October 07, 2009, 07:07:38 PM
(Finally able to log into the RFF system...upgrade ends Captcha problems...Hallelujah!)

Here it is, Ep 3, and the teams are already sorting out. The Top 5 are the tops.  The cream is rising.  The rest are sinking.  (Lance not fast enough).  They did a great job of putting together the Vietnam legs -- from mud to ducks to animal figures.  Vietnam seems to inspire TAR.

Zebra love here too.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 07, 2009, 09:40:57 PM
girlclumsy has kindly uploade some video for us  that she caught of Sam and Dan running to the MAT in HCMC, followed by Maria and Tiffany... A nice behind the scenes glimpse!!

Her comments:

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A chance encounter with The Amazing Race filming at the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 23 July 2009. We were looking through the fence, when we heard a large SLAM behind us. It was two blokes scrambling out of a cab. They ran off to our left, and entered the grounds. There was a small delay - I guess they were getting cameras into place and dumping backpacks.

Then they ran across the road in front of us to our right, where we could see Phil the host standing with a film crew. I believe I started filming just as we were yelling out "Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!" by way of support - of course, they're American.

The girls we then filmed were the second pair in. They ran around from a different direction, again after a small delay.



Title: Re: TAR15 EP1503: "Itís Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: puddin on October 07, 2009, 11:37:10 PM
Farking AWESOME Video! Thanks for posting peach and WOOHOO clumsygirl! Thank you so much!  :jumpy: :jumpy:

in other news I found my missing 15 minutes of this episode! It went to my live tv file for some reason but I got it  :wohoo: