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Title: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 13, 2009, 01:32:31 PM
I have developed a list of countries which the Amazing Race will NOT have visited by the end of AR15. This list includes only a few of the world's islands (those closely associated with a continent) and none of the small enclaves like Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Montserrat, Monaco and Vatican City.

AFRICA
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde islands
Central Africa Republic
Chad
Democratic Republic of Congo
People's Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bassau
Ivory Coast
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Rwanda
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Swaziland
Togo
Uganda
Zimbabwe

EUROPE
Albania
Basque region of Spain
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia-Hercegovina (disregards crossing of Neum Corridor as inconsequential)
Bulgaria
Latvia
Denmark
Luxemburg
Maceonia
Moldova
Montenegro
Sardinia
Serbia
Slovenia
Slovakia
Wales


ASIA
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bhutan
Georgia (some consider this to be Europe; it's on the dividing line and can be put either way)
Israel
Iraq
Iran
Israel
Krygizstan
Lebanon
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Pakistan
Qatar
Sudi Arabia
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkey - Asian part
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Yemen

LATIN AMERICA
Belize
Cuba
Colombia
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
French Guyana
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Nicaragua
Paraguay
Suriname
Venezuela

Note - Denmark was lost in the alphabetization of the Europe list. Due to helpful feedback, it is on the list again.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 13, 2009, 04:35:33 PM
I decided to go above and beyond and develop a list of when which countries were first used on an Amazing Race(not in order within each race). Here it is:

AR1- India France China Italy Thailand South Africa Tunisia Zambia (United States is you want to treat it that way)

AR2 - Australia Brazil New Zealand Namibia

AR3 - Mexico Austria Germany Malaysia Morocco Portugal Spain Switzerland England (U.K.) Vietnam Scotland(U.K.) Singapore

AR4 - Netherlands South Korea

AR5 - Russia Tanzania Argentina Egypt Philippines Dubai Uruguay Canada

AR6 - Ethiopia Hungary Iceland Norway Senegal Sri Lanka Sweden Corsica(note - this is technically part of France but I show it)

AR7 - Chile Botswana Peru Turkey Jamaica

AR8 - Panama Costa Rica

AR9 - Japan Greece Oman Sicily(note-this is technically part of Italy but I show it)

AR10 - Mongolia Finland Kuwait Madagascar Mauritius Ukraine

AR11 - Ecuador Chile Guam Mozambique Poland

AR12 - Burkina Faso Croatia Ireland Lithuania Taiwan

AR13 - Bolivia Cambodia Kazakhstan

AR14 - Romania

AR15 - Estonia Czech Republic

NOTE: a few errors on the original list are corrected above as a result of feedback from Raymond and David Junior. As a result of the interest, I double-checked a few listings and added a note on Corsica, a note of Sicily and the countries Taiwan, Turkey, Chile, Mongolia and Peru.



Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: theschnauzers on October 13, 2009, 05:11:38 PM
I recall Brennan mentioning either in an interview or in a forum post, that the Fast Forward in the first Italy leg of TAR Classic was at Vatican City; teams were given the clue at the Colosseum in Rome.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 13, 2009, 06:15:16 PM
Thanks for the compilation apskip. The wikipedia one was far too confusing. This is a very good guide! :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: DavidJunior on October 13, 2009, 07:53:07 PM
hate to be nit-picky but:

i think you missed Portugal in the Season 3 list

and i also think Mexico was in Season 3 only as well
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on October 14, 2009, 12:32:01 AM
same here David :(

Wasn't Mauritius in Season 10? (I considered that islands may not be counted, but I saw Guam so...) Mongolia too.

Is Taiwan counted as a separate country or part of China?, 'Cause if not, then you forgot it for Season 12.

And Kenya should be included for Season 5, if Spain was for Season 3.

Great list nonetheless, apskip. :tup: :yess:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 14, 2009, 06:33:41 AM
Taiwan is counted as part of China, but it would be good to include Taiwan in the list as well. :tup:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jeesan on October 14, 2009, 12:16:01 PM
That's a pretty good compilation.

Oh and another Asian country that should also be on the list: BANGLADESH
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 14, 2009, 12:31:08 PM
Taiwan is counted as part of China, but it would be good to include Taiwan in the list as well. :tup:
NO!!!!! TAIWAN IS NOT PART OF CHINA. IT IS A SEPARATE COUNTRY. AS AN AMERICAN WHO'S PARENTS ARE FROM TAIWAN, THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT PART OF CHINA. PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT IT IS PART OF CHINA AGAIN. THANK YOU.

Sorry to yell, but this is a sensitive subject in my house.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Caelestor on October 14, 2009, 10:32:29 PM
HOW COULD YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN COPENGHAGEN? (That is the must visit place of Europe, after Belgium)

P.S. Ditto to above (though I'm not that fervent about the issue). Taiwan and China's visions have diverged quite a bit since the Civil War.

Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2009, 08:08:14 AM
It's great to see my hard work getting some attention. I developed my COUNTRIES NOT VISITED BY AN AMAZING RACE list by subtracting from the list of major countries the list of every country ever visited by an Amazing Race. Although my actual list of that is comprehensive, this is a manual taskand there were some errors in the transfer of that list for that comparison. I did miss some countries for the FIRST TIME VISIT list, but I did not have them not on the COUNTRIES NOT VISITED list so it is clear what my intent was.

David Junior, yes AR3 did go to Mexico and to Portugal. Should they be on the FIRST TIME VISIT list for AR3? Yes, it was an oversight as explained above.

Raymond, Mauritius (AR10), Mongolia (AR10) and Taiwan (AR12) should also all be on the list. They too were oversights, as they are on my master list of countries.

However, Kenya is not valid per my definition of what a visit means. Nairobi Airport was only a place to transfer through on the way to Lake Manyara Lookout, Tanzania and back in episodes 7 and 8. Lake Manyara is southwest of Arusha, Tanzania so there is no way teams could have crossed into Kenya on the way. There were no tasks in Nairobi or elsewhere in Kenya to the best of my knowledge. In AR11 Oswald/Danny and Charla/Mirna connected in Nairobi Airport on the way from Zanzibar to Warsaw. However, again airport connections do not count as a visit.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on October 15, 2009, 08:24:14 AM
However, Kenya is not valid per my definition of what a visit means. Nairobi Airport was only a place to transfer through on the way to Lake Manyara Lookout, Tanzania and back in episodes 7 and 8. Lake Manyara is southwest of Arusha, Tanzania so there is no way teams could have crossed into Kenya on the way. There were no tasks in Nairobi or elsewhere in Kenya to the best of my knowledge. In AR11 Oswald/Danny and Charla/Mirna connected in Nairobi Airport on the way from Zanzibar to Warsaw. However, again airport connections do not count as a visit.

I know, but from what I recall, teams were given specific instructions to fly to Kenya (epic flight delay screwing Charla/Mirna over </3), so I said "if Spain was for Season 3" since like the Kenya airport clue, Spain was only a stopover, but mentioned as a mandatory stopover. In terms of official visits though, yup, Kenya has none and it should have some. :P

ETA: Here it is! :D See the part of 2:52. And yes mods, if it means CBS finding out, please remove. :funny:

Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2009, 08:31:13 AM
Raymond,
You might call Spain a stopover. However, driving over 300 miles in more than 6 hours hardly qualifies as just a stopover in my view. The 4 Dieselgate teams all had a longer stay in Spain while solving a serious problem. This is quite different from what happened in Nairobi Airport.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on October 15, 2009, 08:42:45 AM
Raymond,
You might call Spain a stopover. However, driving over 300 miles in more than 6 hours hardly qualifies as just a stopover in my view. The 4 Dieselgate teams all had a longer stay in Spain while solving a serious problem. This is quite different from what happened in Nairobi Airport.

I don't consider Spain like the other stopovers. I said 'mandatory stopover' because although it only serves as a place of transfer (like Kenya), it was stated in the clue as a mandatory place of transfer. It isn't like Nairobi for the TAR 11 flight you said. But I see where you're coming from.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2009, 09:01:49 AM
HOW COULD YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN COPENGHAGEN? (That is the must visit place of Europe, after Belgium)

P.S. Ditto to above (though I'm not that fervent about the issue). Taiwan and China's visions have diverged quite a bit since the Civil War.


Caelestor,
I didn't forget Copenhagen, but I did screw up the transfer of one list to help develop another (I think during alphabetization) and Denmark did not make my original list as a result. That has been corrected due to your helpful feedback.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2009, 09:08:07 AM
Taiwan is counted as part of China, but it would be good to include Taiwan in the list as well. :tup:
NO!!!!! TAIWAN IS NOT PART OF CHINA. IT IS A SEPARATE COUNTRY. AS AN AMERICAN WHO'S PARENTS ARE FROM TAIWAN, THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT PART OF CHINA. PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT IT IS PART OF CHINA AGAIN. THANK YOU.

Sorry to yell, but this is a sensitive subject in my house.

I don't much care what goes on in your house, TARAsiaFan, but I do have some comment as a geographer and that is that Taiwan is clearly a separate country. There was no slight intended by me. I made a transfer error (one of about 5 or 6 in the development of the 2 lists) and Taiwan was left off my original list of first-time visits when it clearly should have been listed with AR12. I am sorry this happened but I have fixed it.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 15, 2009, 10:12:37 AM
Taiwan is counted as part of China, but it would be good to include Taiwan in the list as well. :tup:
NO!!!!! TAIWAN IS NOT PART OF CHINA. IT IS A SEPARATE COUNTRY. AS AN AMERICAN WHO'S PARENTS ARE FROM TAIWAN, THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT PART OF CHINA. PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT IT IS PART OF CHINA AGAIN. THANK YOU.

Sorry to yell, but this is a sensitive subject in my house.

I'm sorry if this is going to annoy you. But the fact is that Taiwan, even if you do not want to see it as part of China and a totally separate country, but Taiwan is still knows as the Republic of China.

And it is not nice to yell, because my point of the post is not to discuss whether China or Taiwan are two separate countries, but is solely based on the fact that i see it as part of China because even in Olympic games or any other international events, Taiwan is not recognized and used, but rather the Republic of China is used to represent Taiwanese instead. (Used to be and still maybe, the issues here are controversial and it's best we stop our discussion here) Besides, i was answering Raymond's question.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 15, 2009, 10:17:39 AM
Thanks for compiling these lists - its really useful...

Noticed that you have Israel twice in the not visited list and Jordan seems to be missing.

And just because I like to stir the pot :stirtp: should the Palestinian territories be included as a separate country?

Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 15, 2009, 10:58:22 AM
Taiwan is counted as part of China, but it would be good to include Taiwan in the list as well. :tup:
NO!!!!! TAIWAN IS NOT PART OF CHINA. IT IS A SEPARATE COUNTRY. AS AN AMERICAN WHO'S PARENTS ARE FROM TAIWAN, THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT PART OF CHINA. PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT IT IS PART OF CHINA AGAIN. THANK YOU.

Sorry to yell, but this is a sensitive subject in my house.

I don't much care what goes on in your house, TARAsiaFan, but I do have some comment as a geographer and that is that Taiwan is clearly a separate country. There was no slight intended by me. I made a transfer error (one of about 5 or 6 in the development of the 2 lists) and Taiwan was left off my original list of first-time visits when it clearly should have been listed with AR12. I am sorry this happened but I have fixed it.
That wasn't directed at you, ap. It was directed at joab. And I personally don't care what happens at your house either, ap. It's not all about you, ap.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 15, 2009, 11:01:25 AM
Taiwan is counted as part of China, but it would be good to include Taiwan in the list as well. :tup:
NO!!!!! TAIWAN IS NOT PART OF CHINA. IT IS A SEPARATE COUNTRY. AS AN AMERICAN WHO'S PARENTS ARE FROM TAIWAN, THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT PART OF CHINA. PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT IT IS PART OF CHINA AGAIN. THANK YOU.

Sorry to yell, but this is a sensitive subject in my house.

I'm sorry if this is going to annoy you. But the fact is that Taiwan, even if you do not want to see it as part of China and a totally separate country, but Taiwan is still knows as the Republic of China.

And it is not nice to yell, because my point of the post is not to discuss whether China or Taiwan are two separate countries, but is solely based on the fact that i see it as part of China because even in Olympic games or any other international events, Taiwan is not recognized and used, but rather the Republic of China is used to represent Taiwanese instead. (Used to be and still maybe, the issues here are controversial and it's best we stop our discussion here) Besides, i was answering Raymond's question.
No problem, Joab. I did not mean to yell. My apologies for that.

For those who support an independent Taiwan, it's a sensitive subject. And yes, it's known as ROC, but that was by a government which wanted to represent what it once was. Unfortunately, it's still known as that. But again, as you mentioned, it's not for a discussion here. I just wanted to point out that Taiwan is not a part of China despite what the Communists or the Kuomingtang say. Right now, it's a separate country.

And the IOC kowtows to China in regards to Taiwan not being allowed to use its proper name. But even in the medal count, when Taiwan wins a medal, it's not counted as part of China's overall count. It's separate.

Ok, that's the end. No more Taiwan/China talk! We're done.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: michael on October 15, 2009, 02:36:18 PM
They should visit Malta.

MALTA. MALTA. MALTA. MALTA.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2009, 04:30:08 PM
Michael:

I don't even have Cyprus, a bigger and more important island (or most islands worldwide) on the list and you want tiny Malta?

As someone has used as their screen name, U GOT 2 BE KIDIN ME.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: michael on October 15, 2009, 05:17:11 PM
Michael:

I don't even have Cyprus, a bigger and more important island (or most islands worldwide) on the list and you want tiny Malta?

As someone has used as their screen name, U GOT 2 BE KIDIN ME.

uh, like most, I don't really care whats on your list apskip.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2009, 05:20:13 PM
I love this list!! But why are we excluding island countries?? ???


And I am voting for the missing CONTINENT myself!! :funny:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/penguinavatarillud.gif)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: michael on October 15, 2009, 08:28:24 PM
 :lol:
I wonder if they will ever go there peach
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 15, 2009, 09:50:48 PM
Peach:

I do have the major islands on my list. However, many islands (such as those in the Caribbean) are certainly not considered part of Latin America. Questions of where do you classify them and the sheer numbers of small islands around the globe have caused me to punt and avoid the issue by just excluding most small islands. I have all the big ones: Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, Corsica, Sicily, Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Mauritius, Ireland, United Kingdom (including Wales and Scotland), Cape Verde islands, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Reunion, Seychelles, Jamaica and Guam.

On Antarctica (which is not usually considered an island even though Australia is), I too long to see an Amazing Race go there. However, it does not fit on my list of countries. There are no countries on Antarctica. There are only territories claimed by countries (Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway, and the UK) with no agreement on or reconciliation of claims.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: michael on October 15, 2009, 10:00:35 PM
I think they should visit Malta!!!!!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on October 15, 2009, 10:12:28 PM
Malta is <3<3<3. And no Sardinia? (I mean, if Corsica & Sicily are there. :funny:)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Neobie on October 15, 2009, 10:42:27 PM
I think one new direction TAR could head is dependencies and territories. You've got much less new paperwork to go through, but you've a whole new place to explore...

Say... Greenland? French Guyana? Christmas Island?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2009, 11:23:26 PM
Amazing Race Continents Not Visited:

The Short List.


:lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 16, 2009, 06:49:54 AM
Michael:

I don't even have Cyprus, a bigger and more important island (or most islands worldwide) on the list and you want tiny Malta?

As someone has used as their screen name, U GOT 2 BE KIDIN ME.

apskip, i believe that even if michael was off-topic as he should have posted on a wishlist thread, but i believe he can also make a point that Malta has not been included in your list.

You don't have to be so rude about everything that you read and simply do not agree with. A place may be small and unknown and that is why TAR needs to visit the place to let us see/know/experience how wonderful and amazing it is? RIGHT?

Who wants to see TAR visit India/China every season? Since a bigger and more important place is what you believe should be focused on? :res:

Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 16, 2009, 06:51:36 AM
I love this list!! But why are we excluding island countries?? ???


And I am voting for the missing CONTINENT myself!! :funny:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/penguinavatarillud.gif)

I AGREE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THE TEAMS STAY IN IGLOOS AND FISH FOR FISHES IN THE ICE, PLAY WITH PENGUINS AND ICE SKATE ON THE ICE? :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 16, 2009, 08:59:45 AM
Michael:

I don't even have Cyprus, a bigger and more important island (or most islands worldwide) on the list and you want tiny Malta?

As someone has used as their screen name, U GOT 2 BE KIDIN ME.

apskip, i believe that even if michael was off-topic as he should have posted on a wishlist thread, but i believe he can also make a point that Malta has not been included in your list.

You don't have to be so rude about everything that you read and simply do not agree with. A place may be small and unknown and that is why TAR needs to visit the place to let us see/know/experience how wonderful and amazing it is? RIGHT?

Who wants to see TAR visit India/China every season? Since a bigger and more important place is what you believe should be focused on? :res:



Although, for the purposes of compiling a list of every country not visited, you have to draw the line somewhere or you get bogged down with all the tiny Caribbean island states etc. Its apskip's list - he started the topic - he can include or exclude who he likes. I know I'll be referring to it often.

I'd love to see a pastizzi eating detour though...
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on October 16, 2009, 09:44:00 AM
Michael:

I don't even have Cyprus, a bigger and more important island (or most islands worldwide) on the list and you want tiny Malta?

As someone has used as their screen name, U GOT 2 BE KIDIN ME.

apskip, i believe that even if michael was off-topic as he should have posted on a wishlist thread, but i believe he can also make a point that Malta has not been included in your list.

You don't have to be so rude about everything that you read and simply do not agree with. A place may be small and unknown and that is why TAR needs to visit the place to let us see/know/experience how wonderful and amazing it is? RIGHT?

Who wants to see TAR visit India/China every season? Since a bigger and more important place is what you believe should be focused on? :res:



Although, for the purposes of compiling a list of every country not visited, you have to draw the line somewhere or you get bogged down with all the tiny Caribbean island states etc. Its apskip's list - he started the topic - he can include or exclude who he likes. I know I'll be referring to it often.

I'd love to see a pastizzi eating detour though...

I won't mind that. I actually have an updated list of countries + territories + some disputed states. *coughnerdcoughiamboredcough* :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: chill_sd on October 16, 2009, 10:59:45 AM
Unfortunately, they'll probably never get closer to Antarctica than they did in All-Stars.

Although, I can see it now, "herding penguins."  Would we discover a "Penguin Whisperer?"
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 16, 2009, 11:05:03 AM
zzz
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2009, 11:11:00 AM
Manners everyone please.  :(

This is such an interesting and fun topic, let's stay with the TOPIC and not get side-tracked. Discussing each other is NOT appropriate.

:ghug:

And I can do penguins all day!!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/antarcticapenguin.jpg)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: michael on October 16, 2009, 11:14:25 AM
Quote
And I can do penguins all day!!

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-[
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2009, 11:24:59 AM
Quote
And I can do penguins all day!!

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-[

Hush you! Heee....


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/penguinavatarillud.gif)

^^Michael  ^^peach
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2009, 01:15:28 PM
Michael:

I don't even have Cyprus, a bigger and more important island (or most islands worldwide) on the list and you want tiny Malta?

As someone has used as their screen name, U GOT 2 BE KIDIN ME.

apskip, i believe that even if michael was off-topic as he should have posted on a wishlist thread, but i believe he can also make a point that Malta has not been included in your list.

You don't have to be so rude about everything that you read and simply do not agree with. A place may be small and unknown and that is why TAR needs to visit the place to let us see/know/experience how wonderful and amazing it is? RIGHT?

Who wants to see TAR visit India/China every season? Since a bigger and more important place is what you believe should be focused on? :res:



[knock it off]
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: michael on October 16, 2009, 01:33:35 PM
 :colors
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on October 16, 2009, 09:31:52 PM
Unfortunately, they'll probably never get closer to Antarctica than they did in All-Stars.

Although, I can see it now, "herding penguins."  Would we discover a "Penguin Whisperer?"

Detour: Penguin Herding or Penguin Fishing :funny: (that'd be cool - it's like the Cai Be RB + Guilin RB :funny:)

Quote
And I can do penguins all day!!

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-[

Hush you! Heee....


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/penguinavatarillud.gif)

^^Michael  ^^peach

omg so :funny: 's

And sorry apskip for intruding in on the thread. :-[
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on October 17, 2009, 06:31:47 AM
[knock it off]
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 03:53:03 PM
Knock it off! No one wants to read whatever issues you guys have with each other on the forum. Especially the folks that subscribe to rfftar tweets. Maybe you all should think about that before you post.


http://twitter.com/rfftar
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: password on October 23, 2009, 09:26:08 PM
I think they should visit Malta!!!!!


I did a school project on Malta what a beautiful country
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Mattjimf on November 09, 2009, 09:23:13 PM
I decided to go above and beyond and develop a list of when which countries were first used on an Amazing Race(not in order within each race). Here it is:

AR1- India France China Italy Thailand South Africa Tunisia Zambia (United States is you want to treat it that way)

AR2 - Australia Brazil New Zealand Namibia

AR3 - Mexico Austria Germany Malaysia Morocco Portugal Spain Switzerland United Kingdom Vietnam Scotland Singapore

AR4 - Netherlands South Korea

AR5 - Russia Tanzania Argentina Egypt Philippines Dubai Uruguay Canada

AR6 - Ethiopia Hungary Iceland Norway Senegal Sri Lanka Sweden Corsica(note - this is technically part of France but I show it)

AR7 - Chile Botswana Turkey Jamaica

AR8 - Panama Costa Rica

AR9 - Japan Greece Oman Sicily(note-this is technically part of Italy but I show it)

AR10 - Mongolia Finland Kuwait Madagascar Mauritius Ukraine

AR11 - Ecuador Chile Guam Mozambique Poland

AR12 - Burkina Faso Croatia Ireland Lithuania Taiwan

AR13 - Bolivia Cambodia Kazakhstan

AR14 - Romania

AR15 - Estonia Czech Republic

NOTE: a few errors on the original list are corrected above as a result of feedback from Raymond and David Junior. As a result of the interest, I double-checked a few listings and added a note on Corsica, a note of Sicily and the countries Taiwan, Turkey, Chile and Mongolia





You can't have the United Kingdom and Scotland, it has to be either England and Scotland or United Kingdom.
Don't worry the English do it all the time as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: DavidJunior on November 14, 2009, 09:54:41 PM
I decided to go above and beyond and develop a list of when which countries were first used on an Amazing Race(not in order within each race). Here it is:

AR1- India France China Italy Thailand South Africa Tunisia Zambia (United States is you want to treat it that way)

AR2 - Australia Brazil New Zealand Namibia

AR3 - Mexico Austria Germany Malaysia Morocco Portugal Spain Switzerland United Kingdom Vietnam Scotland Singapore

AR4 - Netherlands South Korea

AR5 - Russia Tanzania Argentina Egypt Philippines Dubai Uruguay Canada

AR6 - Ethiopia Hungary Iceland Norway Senegal Sri Lanka Sweden Corsica(note - this is technically part of France but I show it)

AR7 - Chile Botswana Turkey Jamaica

AR8 - Panama Costa Rica

AR9 - Japan Greece Oman Sicily(note-this is technically part of Italy but I show it)

AR10 - Mongolia Finland Kuwait Madagascar Mauritius Ukraine

AR11 - Ecuador Chile Guam Mozambique Poland

AR12 - Burkina Faso Croatia Ireland Lithuania Taiwan

AR13 - Bolivia Cambodia Kazakhstan

AR14 - Romania

AR15 - Estonia Czech Republic

NOTE: a few errors on the original list are corrected above as a result of feedback from Raymond and David Junior. As a result of the interest, I double-checked a few listings and added a note on Corsica, a note of Sicily and the countries Taiwan, Turkey, Chile and Mongolia





again, really, really hate to be nit-picky here but it looks like you passed over Peru in AR 7  :hides

i only really noticed it because i've been there a couple times (awesome country)  :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on November 14, 2009, 10:13:25 PM
David Jr.:

You are right. I did miss it. It was in an underlying list correctly, but the transition to this list somehow left it out (note that it was no on the list of Countries Not Visited). AR7 visited multiple cities in Peru. Also, Peru is awesome as a vacation spot. I have been to Lima, Cuzco, Macchu Picchu and Arequipa and all are very interesting.

I will fix the list to include Peru in AR7
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: perdfa on November 17, 2009, 10:21:20 AM
did u forgot indonesia, or had they been there before?


im indonesian origin. so!


Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Caelestor on November 17, 2009, 12:22:12 PM
did u forgot indonesia, or had they been there before?


im indonesian origin. so!



Only TARA.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on November 17, 2009, 10:15:32 PM
did u forgot indonesia, or had they been there before?
im indonesian origin. so!
perdfa, you missed some of the discussion at the top of this page on islands. Because Indonesia is composed of islands, because there are several large and many small islands making up Indonesia, I just decided to ignore Indoesia just like I have most islands around the globe. Indonesia has never been visited by a U.S> Amazing Race, but ARA1 went to Jakarta and Bali.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Neobie on November 17, 2009, 11:39:06 PM
It is interesting, though, how little attention TAR pays to islands and island groups... We've only seen Jamaica and Puerto Rico in the whole of the Caribbean; and only Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific. What about all those Survivor locations? Tahiti? Fiji? Are they too hard to get to for our pampered production crew now?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on November 18, 2009, 04:55:05 AM
It is interesting, though, how little attention TAR pays to islands and island groups... We've only seen Jamaica and Puerto Rico in the whole of the Caribbean; and only Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific. What about all those Survivor locations? Tahiti? Fiji? Are they too hard to get to for our pampered production crew now?

Maybe they fear sucky seasons if there are legs in the Cook Islands & Fiji? :funny:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: perdfa on November 21, 2009, 07:25:41 AM
did u forgot indonesia, or had they been there before?
im indonesian origin. so!
perdfa, you missed some of the discussion at the top of this page on islands. Because Indonesia is composed of islands, because there are several large and many small islands making up Indonesia, I just decided to ignore Indoesia just like I have most islands around the globe. Indonesia has never been visited by a U.S> Amazing Race, but ARA1 went to Jakarta and Bali.

if you said it that way, isnt malaysia an island too, and so does japan...

and... dnt u think we shud differ ARA and TAR?
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Jobby on November 21, 2009, 07:46:28 AM
It is interesting, though, how little attention TAR pays to islands and island groups... We've only seen Jamaica and Puerto Rico in the whole of the Caribbean; and only Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific. What about all those Survivor locations? Tahiti? Fiji? Are they too hard to get to for our pampered production crew now?

Maybe they fear sucky seasons if there are legs in the Cook Islands & Fiji? :funny:

Loved Survivor Cook Islands and Fiji! :hearts: And would love for islands like CI and Fiji to be visited as well! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: inomu on November 21, 2009, 06:44:10 PM
I think it's time to visit in Denmark and Belgium! It's almost amazing that they have avoided these two countries for 15 seasons!  :browsie: And they should visit Spain too. They only been there once! (I don't count TAR3)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: apskip on November 21, 2009, 07:20:10 PM
inomu,
I totally agree with youo. visits to Brussels, Bruges or Ghent and to Copenhagen are long overdue.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Slowhatch on November 21, 2009, 08:29:28 PM
 :tup: Seconded. Madrid, Moorish Spain, Bilbao and the Pyrenees: overdue.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on November 21, 2009, 10:48:14 PM
^^Agreed with the Europe countries suggestion. If they're going to prioritize Europe for routes from now on (ugh :res:), then at least include ALL new European countries.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: DavidJunior on November 21, 2009, 11:15:20 PM
visit more Balkan states!!  (:;)

only Croatia and Greece in 15 seasons? and they didn't really do that much in either! (I don't really count Romania as Balkan...)

what about countries like Bulgaria, Montenegro, or Macedonia?  Heck, even Slovenia technically counts!

These countries are way overdue
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ray! on November 21, 2009, 11:22:55 PM
^^Obviously, in the eyes of the producers:

USA = California; only major city is Los Angeles
Europe = the EU
South America = Brazil
Africa = jungles/savannahs/deserts/barren-ness
India is a separate continent
Asia = everything east of India
Oceania = Australia & New Zealand, those Pacific islands don't exist
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: tennis33 on April 23, 2016, 12:01:47 AM
Albania and Iran need to be visited
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 23, 2016, 03:18:34 AM
Albania and Iran need to be visited

I would disagree because Europe has a lot more European countries that are much more spectacular. Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia & Bulgaria to name a few
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: AmazedArrow on April 23, 2016, 05:19:54 AM
The thing is they have visited at least one of these countries almost every season: Italy, France, Germany, India or China. While I don't know why they don't visit countries like Latvia,Bosnia or Bulgaria in Europe, Bahamas in the Caribbean, Laos in Asia, etc.

I would like to see new countries, as they did this season.

What I don't also understand is why they have only been here in Spain 3 times (Seasons 10,21,24) when they have a lot of places to visit, such as Madrid, or the north. In fact it would be awsome a self-driving leg in Bilbao and San Sebastian, as they're near and have a lot of potential.

I also think that for example Greece,Belgium or Hungary should have been visited more, not just once.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries That Deserve A Visit
Post by: Platrium on April 24, 2016, 12:29:28 AM
Is it just me, or does the title of the thread seem unfitting? ??? (I'm changing my header.)

I think TAR needs to visit the islands in Oceania, such as Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, etc. I'm just wondering about the sizes of the islands. ??? :lol:

Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan would be great candidates for Asia.

I'm gonna follow Peach and say that the Penguin Continent needs a visit as well. :lol:

There are absolutely too many to name in Africa. :umn:

Venezuela and Guyana should be visited by TAR as well.

The Caribbean have so many islands that have not been visited by TAR. :ascared Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, etc. There are just too many! Oh, and Central America is rarely visited. They need to go back! :hoot:

Slovakia! :hoot:

Any new country would be delightful to see! :luvya:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Declive on April 25, 2016, 03:33:30 PM
Slovakia & Slovenia really need to be visited.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: elthemagnifico on April 25, 2016, 03:56:10 PM
Former Yugoslavian countries like Kosovo, Bosnia, or Montenegro are really need to be visited <3
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: G.B. on April 25, 2016, 05:10:53 PM
#1 for me is definitely the Oceanian islands and the Caribbean islands. Both seem so obvious, yet have been completely left out. (Also Greenland)
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: georgiapeach on April 25, 2016, 07:42:36 PM
They went to St Thomas. And Belize was a near miss.

My most wanted (okay, BESIDES Antarctica!) would be Myanmar (Burma)....
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: TARUSAFan on April 25, 2016, 08:14:48 PM
There are a lot of countries that need more visits and are not yet visited.

Europe: Spain, Greece, Finland, Slovenia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Iceland
North America: Canada, The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Belize
South America: Uruguay, Bolivia
Asia: Israel, Maldives, Laos, Myanmar, Qatar
Africa: South Africa, Mauritius
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: georgiapeach on April 25, 2016, 09:20:44 PM
Many of those on your list HAVE been visited. ???
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: claude_24hrs on April 25, 2016, 10:55:47 PM
There are a lot of countries that need more visits and are not yet visited.

Europe: Spain, Greece, Finland, Slovenia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Iceland
North America: Canada, The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Belize
South America: Uruguay, Bolivia
Asia: Israel, Maldives, Laos, Myanmar, Qatar
Africa: South Africa, Mauritius
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu

Bold indicates the countries haven't visited (original American edition only), but they would consider to be visited in a near future.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Ozzymayhem4 on April 25, 2016, 11:22:24 PM
I want them to visit these new countries -
North America - Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago
South America - Venezuela
Oceania - Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Palau
Asia - Laos, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Qatar, Israel
Europe - Montenegro, Belarus
Africa - Kenya (kind of), Angola, The Gambia
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Platrium on April 25, 2016, 11:31:02 PM
Belize was a near miss.

Belize!!! :hoot: :hoot: :hoot:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Genius on May 15, 2016, 12:01:10 PM
It is still theoretically possible to have a season of 8 or 9 completely new and safe countries. However, it is just not very practical logistically and financially.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Declive on May 15, 2016, 01:06:53 PM
I would be happy with a visit to Fiji.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Platrium on May 15, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
I would be happy with a visit to Fiji.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Wadsy591 on July 02, 2017, 04:51:51 PM
I would really like a visit to Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and especially Lake Bled in Slovenia. I am very surprised none of these places have been visited yet on the race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: BourkieBoy on July 02, 2017, 07:36:18 PM
I NEED to see a visit to Fiji, Guatemala, Laos, Qatar, Angola and Belize!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: G.B. on July 03, 2017, 03:33:35 PM
I NEED to see a visit to Fiji, Guatemala, Laos, Qatar, Angola and Belize!

You can see two of those on non-English international versions :D
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: CanadianOwl on July 04, 2017, 04:08:36 PM
I really want the race to visit Sarajevo in B&H. So much history in a culturally mixed city, and there are many things they can come up with. Good mountains in the background as well.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: TARstorian on August 28, 2018, 11:16:51 AM
It is still theoretically possible to have a season of 8 or 9 completely new and safe countries. However, it is just not very practical logistically and financially.

They could spend a whole season in Eastern Europe with new countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Moldova, Macedonia, Albania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Slovakia, Slovenia) if they needed to save on budget. TAR 32: Satellite and Balkans Edition!
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: I ♥ TAR on August 29, 2018, 10:39:55 AM
I always wonder why they ignoring Central America & Carribean countries and South Europe. It's easy to travel here, exotic enough and cheap too, I guess.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Caban on August 31, 2018, 05:44:09 AM
I would be happy with a visit to Fiji.

Fiji sounds like a no-brainer to me too. A beautiful place and I feel like it would go so well with the Amazing Race.
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Gra1162 on August 31, 2018, 05:54:10 AM
I would be happy with a visit to Fiji.

Fiji sounds like a no-brainer to me too. A beautiful place and I feel like it would go so well with the Amazing Race.
Fiji is 100% need to go, its just funny that everyone wants TAR to go to fiji and Survivor to leave fiji :lol3:
Title: Re: Amazing Race Countries Not Visited
Post by: Granth on September 09, 2018, 12:38:51 AM
I really want the race to visit Sarajevo in B&H. So much history in a culturally mixed city, and there are many things they can come up with. Good mountains in the background as well.

It sure looked nice on the Israeli edition.