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The Amazing Race => The Amazing Race Discussion => Topic started by: :jerry: on October 17, 2009, 10:18:12 PM

Title: Been to a RACE Location?? POST IT HERE!
Post by: :jerry: on October 17, 2009, 10:18:12 PM
Hey guys,

Since TAR15 is just starting, I thought it would be fun if we did something like this:

Take a picture of the previous route markers when you travel there.

It would be fun if we made a photo album by us RFFers.

When we try to trace down the racers, it's sometimes easy to forget part of the real reason why we are doing all this.

Anybody would like to do this? I would thank all of you guys if you participated in this! Sign up here:

User:

Destination:

Route Marker:

Shown Season:

Picture taken time:

And if would like it, we could add our own messages....ect.

After we have all our pictures, it will turn into a contest by public vote.

May the best/creative/accurate photo album win!

Note: Alliances could be made between users in different parts of the world to make a more complete photo album

I'll start it off:

User: :jerry:

Destination: Maui, Hawaii, USA

Route Marker(s): Huialoha Church, McGregor Point, Kaohu Farms-Surfboard.

Shown Season: Season 2 Season 14

Picture taken time: Mid November 2009
Deadline could be sometime in 2010!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 17, 2009, 10:52:31 PM
heh...Neobie has this won!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 11:16:00 PM
heh...Neobie has this won!
Yup  :lol:, hands down! I've seen the evidence :spy:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: ZBC Company on October 18, 2009, 04:40:50 AM
User: :spoler345:

Destination:Dallas texas

Route Marker(s): the stockyard maze

Shown Season: Season 25

Picture taken time:july
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: BayBay on October 18, 2009, 06:03:37 AM
I've been to some of the Race locations in Australia, namely:

    * Sydney Opera House
    * Museum of Contemporary Art
    * Sydney Harbour Bridge
    * Harry's Cafe de Wheels
    * Sunshine Coast
    * UnderWater World
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Ray! on October 18, 2009, 06:21:42 AM
The US edition:
Luneta Park & Laguna for the Philippines
Red Fort, Bara Imambara & the Taj Mahal for India

Other editions:
Fort Santiago, Paco Park, Quiapo Church/Plaza Miranda, Carriedo area for the Philippines
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: BayBay on October 18, 2009, 06:24:51 AM
Me and my family were planning to go to Phuket and I was full excited about going to the zoo and getting a lion/tiger picture and a pic with the Gorilla but it got canceled  :groan:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on October 18, 2009, 06:47:08 AM
Neobie really wins this hands down. He has visited at least more than 20 of the TAR locations and has his own photo album. It's just amazing and i'm so jealous. :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: BayBay on October 18, 2009, 07:24:42 AM
I wanna see!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 08:01:35 AM
If we are going to do this, let's POST our pics and not just say we have them.... More fun to see them!!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on October 18, 2009, 08:54:06 AM
If we are going to do this, let's POST our pics and not just say we have them.... More fun to see them!!

I agree! But i guess im too sht to post pics of me at the Botanical Gardens, Zoological Gardens and Suntec City Fountain of Wealth in Singapore? :funny:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: ZBC Company on October 18, 2009, 10:57:28 AM
the all pciture on phone
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: :jerry: on October 18, 2009, 02:38:49 PM
I've been to some of the Race locations in Australia, namely:

    * Sydney Opera House
    * Museum of Contemporary Art
    * Sydney Harbour Bridge
    * Harry's Cafe de Wheels
    * Sunshine Coast
    * UnderWater World


Sunshine Coast as in Brisbane?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Dånooky on October 18, 2009, 04:13:31 PM
Here are some Pit Stop/Start  pictures I've taken:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_1958.jpg)
Schloss Hellbrun in Salzburg

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_1505.jpg)
Palais Montjuïc in Barcelona

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_1614.jpg)
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

I've also been to Gmunden, Innsbruck and Munich but I didn't find the places where the Route Markers were.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on October 18, 2009, 04:51:47 PM
Edit: Didn't know about the hotlink restrictions. Apols.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: :jerry: on October 18, 2009, 05:46:46 PM
pitures deleted
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on October 18, 2009, 05:53:00 PM

Did you acually take these pictures?

Of course not. My pictures would have my and/or the wife's mugs in them, now wouldn't they? And I'm not daft enough to post them on an open forum.

Edit: sorry, just read Georgia's PM, I will delete the pics ASAP.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 06:08:09 PM
That's cause they are hotlinked, lol.

Jerry...can you delete them from your post too? But they are too pretty... I'll try to help re--upload them after TAR...

And I am jealous!

Will add my favorite later...
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: :jerry: on October 18, 2009, 07:53:13 PM
Hints:

-Crop out the Route Infos in the episodes of TAR (of course including the route info title on the bottom of the pic) and compare it with your own pic.

-Using PowerPoint or iMovie, make in into a document and put it on YouTube for better effect and quality

Rules:

-Please do not include any other pictures that are not self-taken! If these pics are posted, they are counted as entry pictures. If we find out, you will be disqualified.

Question:
Should I put this in the Fantasy Games section?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 07:57:30 PM
No leave it here Jerry, that way everyone can play.

Is this still a game? Or are we just sharing now? ???

And if you think I can do PowerPoint or iMovie, you have a much inflated opinion of my skills! :lol3:

So you only want self taken pics...sounds like we all better learn how to whiteout faces!  :lol:

Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on October 18, 2009, 08:03:41 PM
I'll plant Brad Pitt's face on all my photos then. More visual effects. :funny:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 08:07:32 PM
Shame to hide the HANDSOME face. :kuss:

:lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: apskip on October 18, 2009, 09:27:21 PM
I've been to some of the Race locations in Australia, namely:

    * Sydney Opera House
    * Museum of Contemporary Art
    * Sydney Harbour Bridge
    * Harry's Cafe de Wheels
    * Sunshine Coast
    * UnderWater World


Sunshine Coast as in Brisbane?

:jerry:
Here is some information on the Australia Sunshine  Coast, which does not incldue Brisbane but is north of it. The Sunshine Coast is bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the east, and extends to the local government boundaries beyond the Blackall Range to the west. Occasionally, the towns of Gympie, which is 30 minutes' drive north of Noosa Heads, and Caboolture, 30 mins drive south of Caloundra, have been included in a broader definition of the Sunshine Coast region.

What is really important is what happened in AR4 Ep. 11 and 12. Jon and al were eliminated at the Moolalaba Yacht Club after a visit locally to Underwater World. Then it is Ferny Hill wool piles, the Brisbane Airport and flying 1,000 miles to Cairns near the top end of Queensland (Bribane is nnear the bottom).
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on October 19, 2009, 10:54:58 AM
nice topic
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on October 19, 2009, 11:04:18 AM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/28007804.jpg)

User:inomu

Destination: Zürich, Switzerland

Route Marker: Detour

Shown Season: 3

Picture taken time: 1.46pm CET

I was visiting the Lindenhof park this summer and found this place by accident. I don't know how to add picture from my computer so I added it from my Panoramio account.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 11:32:29 AM
Nice!!

Here are some ways to add pics here, the Support Thread has lots of goodies.

How to attach a photo:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12375.0.html

How to embed a photo:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12374.0.html
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on October 19, 2009, 07:35:02 PM

And if you think I can do PowerPoint or iMovie, you have a much inflated opinion of my skills! :lol3:


I feel ya, GP. I swear I make the firm IT guy and all the paralegals cry - "Say, Claire, can you remind me for the 1524th time how to work this Lexis-Nexis thingie?" And Fred, the IT guy, stopped returning my calls  :funny:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on October 21, 2009, 12:31:12 PM
I've a feeling we're gonna uncover people crazier than me!

But here's one location I feel for, heck, it's five minutes away from my apartment!

Destination: Old Kennedy Town Police Quarters
Route Marker: Roadblock, Hong Kong TAR 11
Pictures taken: August 2007

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1599/kennedytownpolicequarte.jpg) (http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1599/kennedytownpolicequarte.jpg)

This place used to serve as a police dormitory, but as I recall, it has been abandoned ever since I started going to kindergarten on the same hill (back in the early 1990s). For some reason the government never decided to demolish it, instead leasing it out for random film shoots like Hong Kong police/thief dramas.

The MTR (Hong Kong's subway) recently announced plans to extend the Island Line west, placing a station right about where the buildings stand. As of now, they're slated to be demolished the first half of next year, victims of Hong Kong's perpetual property boom.

Which brings us to the trip. With the three blocks doomed to the wrecking ball, security is tight and a couple of survey teams and construction workers mill about throughout the day. It's guarded by a gentle but firm Sikh, and apparently 'student wishing to take photographs of Hong Kong's cultural heritage before it is destroyed by the soulless government' didn't work very well as an alibi.

So I sneaked in by walking along/inside a drain and sliding down an unfenced concrete reinforcement wall behind the complex... strolled out nonchalantly through a workers' entrance when I was done!

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1599/kennedytownpolicequarte.jpg) (http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1599/kennedytownpolicequarte.jpg)
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4212/kennedytownpolicequarten.jpg) (http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5743/kennedytownpolicequartep.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Cocoa on October 21, 2009, 03:29:17 PM
Just curious, Neobie, did you ever see the TAR All-Stars Team there in action? Im jealous!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on October 21, 2009, 04:48:47 PM
It's one of my big :groan: moments... While Dustin/Kandice and Charla/Mirna were pulling junks across the model boat pond, I was in the library across the park on my laptop, reading about them escorted by Izad in Kuala Lumpur the day before.

No actual encounters or Dustin/Kandice would have beaten Oswald/Danny to the Pit Stop. :lol:

And all day I was listening to Westlife's version of Total Eclipse of the Heart: "Turn around, bright eyes..."
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 21, 2009, 04:58:20 PM
Oh Neobie!! We clearly needed some better spoilers that time!!  :'(

So close....
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: :jerry: on October 21, 2009, 05:40:24 PM
We have some great pictures!

Sorry I was away for a day...

I think if everyone isn't so good at Tech stuff, then we will all post it in the thread just for fun

Wow..Neobie, I'm jealous as well as uycocoa

I think I'll keep an eye on TAR 16 when it comes to Vancouver(I hope so, they didn't visit here for 15 flippin seasons and I think the Olympics are near and I hope they show up for that.)  :colors
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Mattjimf on November 09, 2009, 09:37:03 PM
I'll be at Aberdeen Bus Station from season 3 on Friday so will take a photo then, but it's just been redone so looks a whole lot different, may take a trip down to Dunotter Castle on Sat as my g/f hasn't seen it yet and Stonehaven is a pretty cool village to take her to see.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: puddin on November 09, 2009, 09:52:49 PM
Welcome to the forum Mattjimf :hithere:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Dånooky on November 12, 2009, 10:15:56 PM
Literally retracing a part of Season 14 and a crossover with Season 3

Going from Salzburg to Münich
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_2058.jpg)

Some views of Castle Neuschwanstein (Pit Stop for Leg 7 in TAR 3)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_2135.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_2127.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_2128.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/cdfe88/100_2123.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Cocoa on November 13, 2009, 05:56:23 AM
Can we see more pics Neobie? (I really want to see a LOT of them, but Im stuck here in this poor city in the Philippines)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: DavidJunior on November 13, 2009, 01:30:01 PM
 :groan: So all the places I have ever lived in/visited have not been used in the Amazing Race yet:
NorCal ( i guess they've been to San Fran, but I don't have pictures right now... :'()
Reno/Lake Tahoe
Anaheim
San Diego/Tijuana
Baja California
Nayarit, Mexico
Pittsburgh area
Guayaquil, Ecuador (why haven't they gone here yet?!  (:;))
Chiclayo, Peru
Iquitos, Peru

I have been to Miami, L.A., and Phoenix, but most times they were just stop overs or just passing thru, so no pictures here

I will be going to Rome in March, so I'll be sure to get some monuments they used there  :yess:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on November 13, 2009, 10:58:50 PM
Some from me:

TAR 2 Finale:


Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on July 22, 2010, 05:39:49 PM
Bringing up this old topic - inspired by the Perth topic. Here is the Kappeli Cafe in Helsinki from season 10. Picture taken in May 2, 2010.
(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/35004260.jpg)

And here is the Olympic Stadium from Helsinki. Picture taken in May 23, 2010.
(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/38271113.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Cocoa on July 22, 2010, 09:40:32 PM
share more pics everyone! :colors:

I really love to see these pics. :hearts:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Hooky on July 24, 2010, 10:06:47 AM
share more pics everyone! :colors:

I really love to see these pics. :hearts:

I would if I had some. :(
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on July 31, 2010, 06:31:12 AM
Some more pictures from me.

From Season 1 Leg 2:
Eiffel tower
(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/8576423.jpg)

and the pit stop Arc de Triomphe
(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/38633516.jpg)

From Season 4 Leg 1:
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/38633479.jpg)

From Season 7 Leg 10:
London Eye
(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/38633493.jpg)

Sherlock Holmes statue from the Detour
(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/38633510.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on August 07, 2010, 12:09:37 PM
I'm slowly trying.. :lol: Trying not to limit myself to just the Singapore scene. :lol:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs550.ash1/32089_393967680652_543895652_4579213_4775605_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs550.ash1/32089_393967755652_543895652_4579220_6971803_n.jpg)

Taipei (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall)
Pitstop for The Amazing Race 12 Final 4 Elimination (Nathan and Jennifer eliminated)



Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on August 07, 2010, 12:13:45 PM
In case you're wondering why the photo taken was so dark.. it's because it was going to rain. It was taken on my last day in Taiwan and after I returned back to my home country, a series of monsoons hit Taiwan..

 :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on August 07, 2010, 12:15:29 PM
I think when it comes to TAR locations revisited, none of us can beat Neobie! :meow: :lol: :hearts:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: AmazingRace on September 29, 2010, 03:12:00 AM
Taken from a trip to Hong Kong/Macau in September 2010.

(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/936/img1238ix.jpg)
Model Boat Pond at Victoria Park (Season 11: All-Stars)


(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5972/img0893x.jpg)
"Good Doing Business With You" @ Macau Tower (Season 11: All-Stars)


(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3147/img0913l.jpg)
@ Macau Tower (Season 11: All-Stars)

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/7554/img0915z.jpg)
"We choose to yield Eric & Danielle." @ Macau Tower (Season 11: All-Stars)
"It doesn't make logicial sense to me."

(http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/3765/img0916q.jpg)
"This is more of a mind-test than anything else..All in the head." @ Macau Tower (Season 11: All-Stars)


(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9569/img0921x.jpg)
"Short sleeves for you guys, long sleeves for me.." @ Macau Tower (Season 11: All-Stars)

Hope you enjoy the pictures.  :happy:





Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on October 11, 2010, 01:32:15 AM
A few photos of England, taken two weeks before the premiere of TAR 17. I knew about Eastnor Castle by then, pity it wasn't open to the public!

Clockwise from top-left:
Potter's Field Park, Pit Stop TAR 7
Stonehenge, Route Marker TAR 17
"Three naked men" of Hammersmith, Detour TAR 7
Scudamore's Boatyard, Detour TAR 3

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5250/englandq.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on October 11, 2010, 10:59:06 AM
Neobie, stop making the whole world be jealous of you all over again. :lol:

Anyway, i'm currently in Phuket right now.. but no, i'm not going to Phuket Zoo to visit Esso the Tiger nor the pitstop for the leg at some temple or what.. those aren't even local attractions. Don't even know why TAR chose to visit these places.. :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Cocoa on October 11, 2010, 12:05:27 PM
Ok. You make me all feel I'm inside my mom's tummy! I feel so -- ugh -- jealous.

One day, I'm gonna promise myself to travel the world and follow at least one TAR route. :lol:

Continue on posting guys! I always loved to see these pics.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on October 11, 2010, 10:36:19 PM
Neobie, stop making the whole world be jealous of you all over again. :lol:

Anyway, i'm currently in Phuket right now.. but no, i'm not going to Phuket Zoo to visit Esso the Tiger nor the pitstop for the leg at some temple or what.. those aren't even local attractions. Don't even know why TAR chose to visit these places.. :lol:

Oh GO visit the tiger puh=leeze?? :hearts:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on October 12, 2010, 05:32:07 AM
Neobie, stop making the whole world be jealous of you all over again. :lol:

Anyway, i'm currently in Phuket right now.. but no, i'm not going to Phuket Zoo to visit Esso the Tiger nor the pitstop for the leg at some temple or what.. those aren't even local attractions. Don't even know why TAR chose to visit these places.. :lol:

Oh GO visit the tiger puh=leeze?? :hearts:

Too late, coming back tomorrow morning! :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: DavidJunior on December 14, 2010, 02:01:08 AM
forgot to upload these  :-[
Season 1, Episode 6
the teams' quick jaunt through Rome:
didn't see the statues tho...  :(

(http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3643786&id=683562009)
the Colosseum in Rome

(http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3643789&id=683562009)
view from inside the amphitheater

(http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3643813&id=683562009)
"the birthday cake" i seem to recall that this was the location of the confrontation over the Tunisian Airport Debacle

may have more, need to rewatch this episode to see if i do
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: AmazingRace on December 14, 2010, 04:02:56 AM
DavidJunior, I don't know if it is just my computer, but I can't see the pictures.  :cmas4 :( :'(
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: DavidJunior on December 14, 2010, 03:48:02 PM
can we not use facebook as a means to post pictures anymore?

cause it used to always work for me... but now it doesn't :/
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2010, 11:00:18 AM
I have never tried....but it is not working now.

And unless they are your own, we don't take pics from FB either....

But the pics are great!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on December 15, 2010, 02:22:03 PM
More pictures from me

Detour location in Zürich from season 3. They had to count the marked trees in this park

(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/45067258.jpg)

Pitstop location from season 5:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/955770.jpg)

Leg midpoint from season 9 (well actually the point was on the other side of the church but I don't have picture from there :cmas22):

(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/45067236.jpg)

Submarine in Moscow from season 13. TAR visited in here 2 months before me (it was closed when we visited there so I had to take the picture from under the fence :cmas22):

(http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/45067246.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2010, 03:38:31 PM
Oh nice!!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: DavidJunior on December 16, 2010, 04:30:26 PM
I have never tried....but it is not working now.

And unless they are your own, we don't take pics from FB either....

But the pics are great!

They're my own, I guess I'll go find another uploader instead

When I figure this out, I'll put up my Guayaquil pics too! (Thanks TAR:LA)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: kiki on January 06, 2011, 08:52:07 AM
(http://i51.[banned image hosting site].com/eagzeh.jpg)

August 2010 In Prague the vintage Praga cars from TAR 15. but the ones from the race were parked in the main square these were a few streets away. They were a lot of them and you could take a tour around  the city with them.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: AmazingRace on January 06, 2011, 08:57:48 AM
Thanks for sharing kikisak!  :hearts:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on February 24, 2011, 09:27:44 AM
On my way from Helsinki to Riga last week I stopped in Tallinn and took some pictures of TAR locations.

The door at Mustpeade Maja, House of Blackheads
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/48604548.jpg)

Pikk Hermann Tower Garden, the box was located somewhere in this area and I don't blame teams if they had difficulties to find the box because the garden is surrounded by fences so it looks closed even though it isn't.
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/48604579.jpg)

And the tower itself. The pink building is the Parliament of Estonia.
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/48604563.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2011, 10:04:02 AM
Oh I am so jealous!! It looks beautiful!

Heee....I could have put you in touch with our on the ground spoiler!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 06:49:25 PM
Only our own photos, no pics lifted off the internet, correct?

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest (Season 6, Leg 6):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC02842.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 06:51:37 PM
Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin (Season 6):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC03235.jpg)

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin (Season 6):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC03300.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 06:54:22 PM
Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, Barcelona (Season 10, Leg 11...where my #1 favorite team ever, Dustin & Kandice got eliminated  :'():

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC01525.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 06:55:37 PM
Port of Tanger, Morocco (Season 3, Leg 5):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC01270.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:03:21 PM
Maiden's Tower and Galata Tower, Istanbul (Season 7, Leg 9):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC00716.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/GalataTower.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:05:29 PM
Torre de Belém, Lisbon (Season 3, Leg 4):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC00858.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:08:32 PM
London Eye (Season 7, Leg 10):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/5.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:13:12 PM
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan (Season 4, Leg 1):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC02578.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:19:06 PM
Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, Prague (Season 15, Legs 10 & 11):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC03051.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC03080.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:34:20 PM
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna (Season 4 Leg 3):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC02925.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: TheZanies on August 01, 2011, 07:38:19 PM
Lazienki Palace, Warsaw (Season 11 Leg 7...Dustin & Kandice won that leg  :wohoo:):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/Wolfissimo/DSC03584.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Dom on August 07, 2011, 08:30:41 AM
Oh man.. I wish I'd known about this thread earlier, it sounds like a great idea! I'm in the middle of my tour of south-east asia and could have covered many legs by now!

I'm currently in Penang, Malaysia so I will completely cover the entire 8th leg of season 16 over the next couple of days. Heading to Singapore next so I'll do leg 9 and also leg 10 of season 3.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: AmazingRace on August 13, 2011, 12:43:23 AM
Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, Barcelona (Season 10, Leg 11...where my #1 favorite team ever, Dustin & Kandice got eliminated  :'():

 :'(

Lazienki Palace, Warsaw (Season 11 Leg 7...Dustin & Kandice won that leg  :wohoo:):

 :hrt: :hearts:

Thanks for sharing TheZanies! Dustin & Kandice is my favourite team EVER too! :) You travel a lot!  :colors

Hope to see those pictures soon domel! Welcome to Singapore!  :jam:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: maf on September 13, 2011, 01:01:37 PM
I was visiting Istanbul last weekend and took the opportunity to visit some of the TAR places.

Istanbul featured in episode 9 of season 7. This episode starts in India where the four teams are instructed to fly to Istanbul. There is a fair bit of airport drama where Rob is too clever for his own good. Basically his attempt to spread FUD caused the two other teams to research some more and actually find a better flight. So two teams had a two hour lead into Istanbul.

Once in Istanbul teams travel by light rail and streetcar to downtown Istanbul. Of course they have to show the filmed sequence in the wrong order (tram first then light rail) when in reality it is the other way around. This part of the trip takes about an hour.

All teams shown get off the tram at at Sirkeci and walk form there to the ferry (300m). It would have been closer to wait one more stop and get off at Eminönü which is right by the ferries. They then travel by boat across the Bosporus to Üsküdar. Here is a shot from the boat while we waited for it to cast off. Note the tower in the background.
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/01_boat.jpg)

The boat trip takes almost 20 minutes and gives you a nice view of Kizkulesi where the clue is located. Once in Üsküdar teams transferred to a smaller boat which took them to the island. We did not have time to visit it so you will have to settle for this picture I took from the boat.
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/02_kizkulesi.jpg)

After Kizkulesi teams had to go to Galata Kulesi, which is a tower on a hill in central Istanbul (you can see it in the first picture above). All teams first took the small boat to the main land (Asia side). From there three teams took a taxi while Rob & Amber took the boat back to Eminönü and then a taxi.

A tip to any tourists visiting the tower by foot. After crossing the Galata bridge there are signs showing the closest way, straight up the hill. But more interesting is to turn left after the bridge and walk through the fish market. Then after the fish market turn right and walk straight up the hill. You are just a couple of streets away from the main tourist route, but instead of shops geared for the tourist you are walking among lots small hardware shops/stalls. Some places sell a little of everything while other are more specialized in things like screws or electrical motors.

At the Galata tower two teams had real problems finding the clue. This is actually not all that surprising when you see the area. This picture shows the clue location:
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/03_galata1.jpg)

Note that there is a wall between the cluebox location and the actual tower. The clue was not visible from any point at the base of the tower. Furthermore most taxis arrive at the other side of the tower. Here is another shot.
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/04_galata2.jpg)

The clue at Galata is a detour clue. One side of the the detour was in the Binbirdirek cistern. Unfortunately this was closed when we tried to visit it:(

The other detour option was to weigh people at the square in front of Yeni Cami. This is located alomst just across the road from where the first boat trip started. Rob and Amber made their way here on foot while the others rode taxis. I think both modes of transportation should have taken about the same amount of time. It is fairly close and the roads are steep and narrow. A taxi also has the added risk of getting stuck behind another car unloading or waiting for somebody.

We also visited this square, although a little later in the day. And as you can see it is bustling with life.
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/05_square.jpg)

Given the relative position of the locations it could have been possible for the last two teams to spot any of the first two teams performing the detour while they were heading out on the ferry.

The square is well worth a visit. Next to it you can find the pet market and the spice bazaar.

We did not see any scales in the square. But every here and there in the city we found small kids with scales offering to weight people for money. So the producers were not pulling our legs with this task.

After the detour teams travel to Rumeli Hisarı also know as the Europe Fortress. This is located about 10 miles further north along the Bosporus. We did not have time to visit it buts instead opted for some more central sights and a Turkish Hamam.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: BayBay on January 14, 2012, 02:50:34 AM
Let's restart this thread!!  :hrt:

Destination:
India

Route Marker: Baha'i House (Delhi) and Gaura Parvati Parking, Amber Fort (Jaipur)

Shown Season: Season 13 and 14 respectively

Picture taken time:
December 2011
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on January 14, 2012, 05:53:46 AM
PIc??

Somehow I miissed this maf...this is awesome!!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: BayBay on January 14, 2012, 06:22:02 AM
It's not working  :gaah:

Baha'i' House

http://i42.[banned image hosting site].com/fcsah.jpg

Red Fort - Thank you to the random poser in my picture  :lol3:

http://i44.[banned image hosting site].com/fcqs8.jpg
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on January 14, 2012, 07:00:26 AM
Nice BayBay!!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on May 24, 2012, 03:48:38 PM
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/318040_10150794311285653_543895652_9665019_2141931226_n.jpg)

Le Stonehenge photo I took this May when I was in London. Visited TAR 17, Leg 1! :luvya:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 24, 2012, 09:57:19 PM
I have a pic of me at the water tower in chicago TAR 6 ill upload it tommarow
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on May 27, 2012, 02:19:14 AM
On the very last day in Copenhagen, I tried to find some TAR locations and walked around town with my friend.. feeling lucky about the day... knowing that the ship used for the pit-stop location for the TAR 19 leg might be around, I went on a search, without knowing what the name of the ship is, where the location is.. or what it actually looks like. I can only depend on my memory...

Lo and behold.

(http://i49.[banned image hosting site].com/j5v2o5.jpg)

The funniest thing, I didn't even know if we had the correct one. I just checked five minutes ago on wikipedia, went to my photo, zoomed in on the name and nearly died of excitement.

I GOT THE CORRECT ONE! TAR FAN FOR THE WIN! :luvya: :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2012, 02:05:08 PM
Nice!!

So....did you find the muddy ditch in Holland?? :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: addie on May 27, 2012, 02:19:20 PM
Nice!!

So....did you find the muddy ditch in Holland?? :lol:
:lol:

There are too many of them in Holland :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2012, 02:39:51 PM
Heee, but we have directions!! :tup:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on May 28, 2012, 09:03:53 AM
Nothing much about muddy ditch, sorry peach.  :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on May 31, 2012, 04:23:03 PM
Wow, last year was good TAR location spotting year for me :lol:

Batu Caves, Malaysia from Season 11
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73002037.jpg)

Petronas Towers, Malaysia from Season 3
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001892.jpg)

Pinang Peranakan Museum, Malaysia from Season 16 (Pit Stop)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001769.jpg)

Pinang Peranakan Museum, Malaysia from Season 16 (Pit Stop)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001784.jpg)

Fountain of Wealth, Singapore from Season 3 (Roadblock)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001857.jpg)

Singapore Flyer from Season 16 (Fast Forward)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001840.jpg)

Marina Barrage, Singapore from Season 16 (Pit Stop)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001822.jpg)

Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia from Season 19 (Pit Stop)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001648.jpg)

Borobudur, Indonesia from Season 19 (Roadblock)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001686.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Declive on May 31, 2012, 04:24:08 PM
Wow , nice pictures inomu!!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: inomu on May 31, 2012, 04:28:23 PM
more...

Church of Our Saviour, Denmark from Season 19
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001511.jpg)

Dancing Hall in Frederiksborg Castle from Season 19 (Roadblock)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001447.jpg)

European Parliament Building from Season 19 (Detour to bodybuilding)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001373.jpg)

Atomium from Season 19 (Pit Stop)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001259.jpg)

Tintin mural from Season 19
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/73001318.jpg)

Wow , nice pictures inomu!!

Thanks!  :) :)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on June 05, 2012, 06:58:54 PM
Here's two pics of the outside view of the Buenos Aires' domestic airport, the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery; where the teams took their flight to Salta in TAR20 ep. 1 and landed coming from Mendoza in TAR7 ep. 4.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/Aerop1_zps0a6a2892.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/05062012002_zpscfe7b2ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: supah on June 05, 2012, 07:55:12 PM
User: supah3ro

Destination: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Route Marker: Route Info

Shown Season: TAR1

Picture taken time: around 4pm, early January 2012

I drew in a little clue box (exactly where it was in TAR1) you might be able to see, but in fact, when teams picked up their clue, it was in an antique box, not a clue box, but anyway  :lol:

(http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u513/supah3ro/Taj_Mahal.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on June 21, 2012, 02:05:57 PM
The "Lola Membrives Theatre", where the Detour's choice "Tango" was performed in Leg 2, Buenos Aires, of the fifth season of The Amazing Race.


(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/2012-06-21-007_zps6b0bc8aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: balfour on June 22, 2012, 10:54:18 AM
(http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii637/mahlered/2012-06-21175253.jpg)

Where it all started: Bethesda Terrace, Central Park (Starting Line of TAR1)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on September 11, 2012, 07:09:11 PM
The Retiro Bus Terminal in Buenos Aires. 
Both pictures are from the Section C, where the teams pick their cabs to go to the Mercado de Hacienda de Liniers on TAR20. 

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-09-11-035_zpsc682378c.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-09-11-034_zps09cac060.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: David on September 12, 2012, 08:07:25 AM
I may be able to post some pictures of the Torre de Belem, Pitstop for TAR 03 Leg 04.

Also went to the Musee de Tapiseries, where Tian & Jaree won their Fast Forward in season 04
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on September 20, 2012, 08:39:47 PM
Two pics from the Fuerza Aérea Square and the English Clock Tower - the "Torre de los Ingleses" -, where teams in TAR7 had to find the "man with the raincoat" who would gave them their next clue.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/tar7baires1_zps3bd5d3bc.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/tar7baires2_zps09f79076.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on September 27, 2012, 07:28:21 AM
Guess the TAR location! First one's easy, second one is obscure.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: David on September 27, 2012, 08:26:57 AM
Guess the TAR location! First one's easy, second one is obscure.
First one should be Luxor, Egypt?

Aaaand, for the second one, I'd say the TAR 15 last pitstop in Hungary? Don't really know...

BTW, there was once a game in the TAR Fantasy Games Board which was about that; posting a picture of a place and other users had to guess it. Worked fine, but got inactive. Can be resumed once again?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on September 28, 2012, 10:03:14 AM
Yep, that's Karnak at Luxor! First pic below shows the Pit Stop on "Crocodile Island," now marketed as "King's Island." It's a private island owned by a hotel but if you pretend to be a guest you can sneak in. (Also, the scarabs that they had to dig for in the sand are common souvenirs sold to tourists, much like the Eiffel Towers teams got in Zambia.)

The second pic is hard to recognise because the task there took place at night, but it came right before this (second pic)...
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on September 28, 2012, 11:24:32 AM
Yep, that's Karnak at Luxor! First pic below shows the Pit Stop on "Crocodile Island," now marketed as "King's Island." It's a private island owned by a hotel but if you pretend to be a guest you can sneak in. (Also, the scarabs that they had to dig for in the sand are common souvenirs sold to tourists, much like the Eiffel Towers teams got in Zambia.)

The second pic is hard to recognise because the task there took place at night, but it came right before this (second pic)...

The second pic in your initial post is from the japanese Leg on TAR9, from the Detour choice "Maiden"; and the pic in your second post is the "Capsule Land Hotel" in Tokyo.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Tarfan37 on September 28, 2012, 11:47:42 AM
my guess is 24mile bridge Gullin China S14
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on September 29, 2012, 12:30:36 AM
One more from TAR7:  the Station of the Bartolomé Mitre Railway on Retiro, Buenos Aires; where teams had to board the train to Tigre, and later perform the Detours on that leg.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/tar7baires3_zps9f0a22b0.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on September 29, 2012, 12:33:06 AM
The station is right in front of the Fuerza Aérea Square and the English Clock Tower.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on October 07, 2012, 05:17:56 AM
Alenaveda is right on Tokyo! One more of medium difficulty, more hints to come as we go along?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Air on October 07, 2012, 05:26:21 AM
Alenaveda is right on Tokyo! One more of medium difficulty, more hints to come as we go along?

TAR6 pitstop in Sri Lanka 'swim before checking in'?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on October 13, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
Haha yes!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on October 25, 2012, 01:26:40 PM
I guess this is the place to post this pics, although they are from TARLA.  The "Puente de la Mujer", the PS of the Leg 2 (Buenos Aires) of TARLA 3.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/2012-10-25-037.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/2012-10-25-038.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/Tarpast/2012-10-25-039.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: AmazingRace on October 25, 2012, 09:34:11 PM
TAR 6, Leg 5 Pitstop:
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_10601024x683.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_10891024x683.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_10901024x683.jpg)

TAR 1, Leg 2 Pitstop:
Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_20721024x683.jpg)

TAR 1, Leg 2 & TAR 10, Leg 12:
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_2214665x1024.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_2674662x1024.jpg)

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb429/747-412/IMG_2733683x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on October 27, 2012, 12:39:34 PM
Haha yes!

I HATE YOU NEOBIE. SO DEAD JEALOUS!!! :lol3:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Alenaveda on November 21, 2012, 01:00:54 PM
Finally!  TAR20 PitStop, Recoleta:

Plaza Intendente Alvear, the real location of the PitStop:

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-11-21-084.jpg)

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-11-21-085.jpg)

The PitStop:

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-11-21-087.jpg)

And the Nuestra Señora del Pilar church, from the PS  (sorry about the tiny piece of finger :( ):

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-11-21-088.jpg)

And the Alvear statue, the background for the confessionals:

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/TAR20/2012-11-21-083.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: maf on November 22, 2012, 02:25:47 PM
About a year ago we made a trip to Vietnam. By pure coincidence it turned out that our hotel in Ho Chi Minh city was located just across the street from where the cyclo task in TAR 3 took place. I am sure most of you remember it.

The clue said to go to "2A Ton Duc Thang Street" and search for your next clue. The first team, Terry & Ian, found the clue box here without problem. They then had to drive a cyclo along a marked path to a nearby ferry terminal, take the ferry across the river and the follow the marked path to the Pit Stop. Team #2 to arrive was the wonder twins, but they had trouble locating the clue box. Eventually they followed the flags across the river. Meanwhile the last team, Flo & Zach, found the cyclos. They then met team #3 and told them where to go. In the end the wonder twins got eliminated. And those of you who followed and remember the season know what a delightful irony it was that it effectively was Flo who got the wonder twins eliminated by helping Ken & Gerard.

Anyway the area had changed quite a bit in the 9 years since the episode was filmed. I think I managed to locate where the cluebox sat. The episode capture is kind of fuzzy below, but there was a tower with some upwards facing spikes on it. I found a similar tower down the street. The left picture below was taken from our hotel room.
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/HoChiMinh_1.jpg)

And pointing the camera in the other direction we see the ferry terminal:
(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/HoChiMinh_2.jpg)

The distance between the clue box and the ferry terminal is only a couple of hundred meters.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on November 24, 2012, 02:52:29 PM
Vietnam has changed a lot! When I went two years after filming the Pit Stop was a derelict wreck...

Can anyone guess where this one is?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Leafsfan on November 24, 2012, 02:58:50 PM
Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on November 24, 2012, 03:08:03 PM
.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Leafsfan on November 24, 2012, 04:05:46 PM
Am I close  :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Declive on November 24, 2012, 04:24:20 PM
Estates Theatre in Praghe! Where that violin Roadblock took place!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Declive on November 24, 2012, 04:29:19 PM
Well , that's the picture i took from my Cousin in our trip , last week. :lol:

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4286/lapuntadeldedo.jpg)

And also passed through Conrad . The famous Casino where the detour took place , but the pictures are embarassing  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: DrRox on November 24, 2012, 06:48:37 PM
Punta del Este
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Declive on November 24, 2012, 08:51:16 PM
Punta del Este

Got it! But that was an super easy one... :lol:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on November 24, 2012, 10:46:46 PM
Estates Theatre in Praghe! Where that violin Roadblock took place!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on November 30, 2012, 04:04:47 AM
Hey there's free wifi here, I'll let you guys know if I miss my flight!

Frankfurt Airport...
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: AmazingRace on November 30, 2012, 04:56:26 AM
Hey there's free wifi here, I'll let you guys know if I miss my flight!

Frankfurt Airport...

But you was not checked in!   :dancer:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Declive on November 30, 2012, 06:09:19 PM
Parked the car right where the cluebox was located , in TAR5  :hearts:

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4640/uruguaypiriapolis102010.jpg)
Title: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
Post by: SuperTux on February 27, 2013, 08:38:17 AM
I know that in Baidu forum and Weibo.com in China some fans have created such kind of threads. In those threads people discuss their experiences of visiting the places that were once shown in TAR. Some people had visited some of those places before they were shown in TAR, while some other fans learnt those places in TAR and then visited them. It's said that some fanatic fans even finished the mission of traveling through several legs in one specific season...  :o

Have we already had a thread talking about this? Hence we could know what those places look like in fans' own views aside from what those places were shown on the show and whether they're really worth visiting. :)




Title: Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
Post by: SuperTux on February 27, 2013, 08:48:15 AM
Maybe I can start it with Cui Ping Jiu Jia shown in leg1 (Shanghai) in TAR21 where contestants had hasma (the fatty tissue found near frog fallopian tubes). After this episode was aired many fans in Baidu forum (especially those from Shanghai) were surprised at the crew choosing this place for the challenge because this restaurant received bad reception online. We have a website where people can rate restaurants, and this restaurant received many 0 points... People blamed this restaurant for its low speed in serving the meals, bad serving attitude, and poor dishes. :)

This is what it was like when S21 was aired. Don't know the circumstances now...

ETA: Latest news--Cui Ping Jiu Jia has been closed. The boss owed a lot of money and hence the court decided to confiscate it. :groan:
Title: Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
Post by: Declive on February 27, 2013, 10:37:13 AM
I think this could go in the RETRACE THE STEPS OF TAR CONTEST
Title: Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
Post by: Leafsfan on February 27, 2013, 10:56:18 AM
Wow at the restaurant being closed.

And I think we have a thread called retrace the steps of the racers somewhere.
Title: Re: Have we already had a thread about visiting the places shown in TAR?
Post by: Mug Costanza on February 27, 2013, 11:00:23 AM
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,20964.0.html
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on February 27, 2013, 12:32:08 PM
Yes we do, I merged the topic SuperTux, feel free to update!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Bwils927 on February 27, 2013, 08:34:57 PM
Probably on here but the first ever pit stop (Songwe Village) burned down a few years ago
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: SuperTux on February 27, 2013, 11:57:20 PM
Yes we do, I merged the topic SuperTux, feel free to update!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 02, 2013, 08:32:50 AM
Probably on here but the first ever pit stop (Songwe Village) burned down a few years ago

What happened?! :ascared If the entire village burned down, then the Songwe Museum where leg 2 visited is gone too. :'( I've always wanted to go retrace the full Zambia adventure.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Bwils927 on March 02, 2013, 06:03:05 PM
it happened in 2008 I think, I don't remember exact details, just that there are no plans to rebuild :'(
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 03, 2013, 07:08:56 AM
it happened in 2008 I think, I don't remember exact details, just that there are no plans to rebuild :'(

Awww... that sucks. I wonder where all the villagers relocated... :(
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on March 03, 2013, 09:36:16 AM
I believe it had always been a touristy thing rather than a real village.

What are some other places the race visited that don't exist any more? The Thu Thiem Cafe (TAR 3) was a wrecked shack when I visited five/six years ago - I'm not sure if it was a legit cafe in the first place though?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Declive on May 10, 2013, 06:30:00 PM
Bwils you can list your locations here.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Bwils927 on May 10, 2013, 06:51:25 PM
These are locations I have been to.

Central Park Bethesda Fountain
Vincent Daniels Square
Flushing Meadows Park
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge (climbed it with my parents when I was 5)
Santa Monica Pier
Fort at San Juan Puerto Rico
Little Havana
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
Washington Crossing State Park
US Capitol
Tidal Basin
CN Tower
Daily News Building, NYC
LA Coliseum
Eastern Point Yacht Club (I've fished in that area a few times)
Oceanworld Manly
Shelly Beach
Coney Island Boardwalk
Lombardi's Pizza (I've gone multiple times, I think it's outstanding)
UN Headquarters
Lincoln Memorial
Nationals Park
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 12, 2013, 07:16:12 PM
Traced throughout Chicago (homey :hrt:) already:

:yes: Buckingham Fountain - went there a month ago for a friend's wedding photo op
:yes: Chicago Water Tower - See it in the skyline almost everyday :) :lol:
:yes: ORIGINAL Gino's East - live a few blocks from the place  :hearts: They serve great pizza, but the deep dish pizzas are rather pricey.
:yes: P.T. Park (Ping Tom Park) - The only enjoyable park I've jogged in. :res:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on June 17, 2013, 08:23:39 AM
I'm in Edinburgh right now and happened to walk by Niddry St South yesterday; it's got to be the most random place for a Pit Stop! A back-alley cul-de-sac with dumpsters and rubbish strewn around, let's just say it's not the Arc de Triomphe or the Great Wall of China!

Later yesterday evening I signed up for a night walking tour, and lo-and-behold the guide led us straight to... Niddry St South? The guide then opened a door I hadn't noticed before on the side of the alley, which led into the underbowels of the South Bridge: underground vaults supporting the viaduct above, later used for illicit activity and witch trials and torture...

Remember the greeter being Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde? I'm wondering if they had the underground vaults on that street in mind when they chose the Pit Stop?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 17, 2013, 06:58:01 PM
I'm traveling to Seattle for three days in July (and then to Houston for another three days to check up on my uncle.)

Space Needle City, the world is waiting for me!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: saskvagabond on June 17, 2013, 08:27:17 PM
Oi, so, this may be fun.

Lets start from the beginning. This post will be places I visited AFTER The Amazing Race and The Amazing Race Australia visited the area.

TAR 1

Leg 6

Colisseum - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9174640x480_zps030b1c53.jpg)

Altare della Patria - Hoof Detour choice
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9436640x480_zps95e9048a.jpg)

Leg 9

Wat Po - Fast Forward
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3044480x640_zpsa55fdd11.jpg)

Wat Arun - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3093480x640_zps3bd8e500.jpg)

Tiger Temple - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3509640x480_zps3da9164d.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3523640x480_zps68658605.jpg)

TAR 2

Leg 1

Christ the Redeemer - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4052640x480_zps4cfb6fe5.jpg)

Sugarloaf Mountain - Detour
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3950640x480_zps72f2baaf.jpg)

Leg 2
Copacabana Beach - Fast Forward
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3837640x480_zps3951456e.jpg)

Iguassu Falls - Route Markers and Roadblock and Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3586640x480_zps78b68abb.jpg)

Leg 8

Sydney Opera House - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1271640x480_zpsf89c2ff0.jpg)

Martin Place - Roadblock "A surfie in lairy daks"
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1350640x480_zps420c27e8.jpg)

Hyde Park Fountain - Roadblock "An anklebiter"
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2011640x480_zps020a762c.jpg)

Leg 9

Harry's Cafe de Wheels - Fast Forward (The meat pies were so good!)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2065640x480_zps25b5533e.jpg)

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1321640x480_zpsf04f2c58.jpg)

TAR 3

Leg 4

Torre de Belem - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6091640x480_zps7ffdec71.jpg)

Leg 5

Ferry from Algeciras to Morocco - no diesel required
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6642640x480_zps347e160d.jpg)

Fez Tanneries - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6742640x480_zpsdc89b4df.jpg)

Leg 6

Cafe Glacier - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_7185640x480_zpsedc33075.jpg)

Leg 10

Petronas Towers - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9769640x480_zps5eb324f9.jpg)

Fountain of Wealth - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_0327640x480_zpsb8d1fa71.jpg)

Leg 12

Hue Citadel - Route Marker "C'mon Teri!" "Wait up Ian!"
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4507640x480_zps4383f77f.jpg)

TAR 4 and up will follow soon. My fingers need a break
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: themikko95 on June 17, 2013, 09:38:31 PM
I.AM.JEALOUS.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: saskvagabond on June 17, 2013, 09:45:45 PM
TAR 4

Leg 2

Rialto Bridge - Fast Forward
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_8772640x480_zpsaf66ac67.jpg)

Leg 12

Cairns Tropical Zoo(Formerly Wild World) - Route Marker
Sadly, no photo remains as two weeks of photos were lost when my laptop was stolen in Australia. I did see the croc the teams had to feed. The Zoo had a large plaque set up, explaining how the Croc was a part of The Amazing Race.

TAR 5

Leg 2

Eva Peron's Grave - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3158480x640_zps22869508.jpg)

Leg 5

Tower of Cairo - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_7474640x480_zps43981f19.jpg)

Pyramids - Detour and Roadblock area
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_7399640x480_zpsa4f7cdc4.jpg)

Sphinx - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_7423640x480_zps47de3c2f.jpg)

Leg 6

Karnak Temple - Route Marker and Yield
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_7761640x480_zps214da42c.jpg)

TAR 6

Leg 5

East Side Gallery - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1392640x480_zpsb5cde01b.jpg)

Brandenburg Gate - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1192640x480_zps55394991.jpg)

Leg 6

Fisherman's Bastion - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2144640x480_zpsba0dfd2a.jpg)

TAR 7

Leg 1

Plaza de Armas - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_0247640x480_zps6889ebef.jpg)

Convento de la Mercad - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1217640x480_zps2d225687.jpg)

http://whereswaldner.blogspot.ca/2011/01/days-37-39-wrapping-up-cuzco.html (http://whereswaldner.blogspot.ca/2011/01/days-37-39-wrapping-up-cuzco.html) 

Leg 2

Cerro San Cristobal - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2670640x480_zps665fcad7.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2671480x640_zpsb94261d4.jpg)

Cerro Santa Lucia - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2507640x480_zps8a78913b.jpg)

And video of playing "Pit Stop" after convincing the Aussie with me to be Phil and the two other people to be the last team to arrive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zWcSrjHe68

Leg 3

Road to Mendoza
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2721640x480_zps71e1891e.jpg)

Puente Viejo - Yield and Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2746640x480_zps69bdab9c.jpg)

And video of me after performing the "Paddle" Detour option for myself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foKfVCUTzDc

Leg 4

English Clock Tower - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3209640x480_zpsa77cf252.jpg)

Leg 9

Galata Kulesi - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2880640x480_zpsf97ade82.jpg)

Rumeli Hisari - Roadblock and Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2723640x480_zpsfe63cb01.jpg)

TAR 9

Leg 1

Viaduto Santa Efigenia - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4425480x640_zps439706e3.jpg)

Leg 2

Edificio Copan - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4442640x480_zps1ce7ee5a.jpg)

Leg 6

Trevi Fountain - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9111640x480_zps9d05ed54.jpg)

Spanish Steps - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9142640x480_zps326372b6.jpg)

Ancient Agora - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_8691640x480_zps4a6ec8da.jpg)

Leg 10

Marble Temple - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3248640x480_zps419404e4.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Bwils927 on June 17, 2013, 09:57:16 PM
These pictures are so cool! Thanks for sharing! (And sorry about the laptop  :()
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: saskvagabond on June 17, 2013, 10:37:19 PM
TAR 10

Leg 3

Hao Lo Prison - Route Marker (ignore the dolphin. Was doing an "Amelie" type of thing while traveling)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4747640x480_zps6c3e6b1c.jpg)

Leg 4

Ha Long Bay - Whole Leg
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4638640x480_zpsf1440cd9.jpg)

Leg 11

Las Ramblas - "Lug It" Detour Option where teams picked up the giants
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_5045640x480_zps3f8a8b95.jpg)

Placa de Sant Felip Nori - "Lug It" Detour Option where teams had to drop off the giant. (Found completely by accident. The friend I was staying with grew up near here and was showing me his old home)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_5032480x640_zps3877450c.jpg)

Palau Nacional de Montjuic - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_5018640x480_zps516f5396.jpg)

Leg 12

Sagrada Familia - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4977640x480_zpsc545af7b.jpg)

TAR 11

Leg 2

Chuquicamata Mine - Detour
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1966640x480_zps568c0ded.jpg)

Leg 3

Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1942640x480_zpse010d4f8.jpg)

Leg 9

Batu Caves - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9026427x640_zps5ceaa9c8.jpg)

TAR 12

Leg 6

This Leg is what prompted me to put Dubrovnik, Croatia on my list of "Must-see" destinations. The city looked, and was, amazing.

Fort of St. Lawrence - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_0032640x480_zps475b77fa.jpg)

Fort Bokar - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9998640x480_zps46a6824c.jpg)

Leg 7

Ferry between Split, Croatia and Ancona, Italy. I went the opposite way. This is of the Ancona Port
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9615640x480_zps9dc40c22.jpg)

TAR 13

Leg 3

Mercado de las Brujas - "Bumpy Ride" Detour Start
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1532480x640_zps02ae147e.jpg)

Mirador el Monticulo - Pit Stop (View from Pit Stop)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1514640x480_zps350f98f9.jpg)

Leg 4

Sky Tower - Fast Forward
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2850640x480_zps6ba93c2a.jpg)

Leg 5

Angkor Wat - Roadblock (with me completing the Roadblock)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/181640x427_zpsdffdfae1.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/46427x640_zpsbeaedf4a.jpg)

Bayon Temple - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6698640x480_zpsd82eb63e.jpg)

TAR 14

Leg 3

Romania, where Tammy and Victor got lost.
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2481640x480_zpsb897c401.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2484640x480_zps98ff2449.jpg)

TAR 15

Leg 3

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre - Route Marker (Fun show too!!)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6289640x480_zpsc53e0b22.jpg)

Saigon Central Post Office - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3805640x480_zpse4d814c5.jpg)

Reunification Palace - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_3963640x480_zps6d3a0a44.jpg)

Leg 4

Foreign Correspondents Club - Route Marker (drinks were good here, if a bit overpriced. Only pics are of me and friends drinking though)

Wat Phnom - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_7571640x480_zps7699a7df.jpg)

Leg 10

Prague Old Town Square - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1693640x480_zpsd3082ac2.jpg)

Estates Theatre - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1624640x480_zpsb0bdd374.jpg)

Leg 11

Charles Bridge - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1567480x640_zps7849ee15.jpg)

TAR 16

Leg 8

Pinang Penanakan Mansion - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9252640x480_zps281ec9b8.jpg)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_9268480x640_zps9a9f962d.jpg)

Leg 9

Victoria Theatre - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_0669640x480_zpsb126a8c5.jpg)

Singapore Flyer - Fast Forward. Also TARAus 1 Leg 12
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_0261640x480_zpsf8a02b4c.jpg)

TAR 18

Leg 1

Circular Quay - Ferry to Manly
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1283640x480_zps34077b8d.jpg)

Sydney Town Hall - Charter Sign up. They were doing some sort of work on it so only the top was visible.
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1999640x480_zpsc4aca56d.jpg)

Leg 11

Escadaria Selaron - No pics as I was out drinking with friends. This was the place in Rio de Janeiro that the teams found a tile of their next clue. I was actually a wee bit drunk and sitting on one of the ledges.

TARAus 1

Leg 1

Saigon Opera House - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6241640x480_zpsf4b8a249.jpg)

Khai Dinh Tomb - Roadblock, Part1
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_6006640x480_zpse69a4412.jpg)

Minh Mang Tomb - Roadblock, Part2
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_5897640x480_zps2efeb768.jpg)

Pitstop - See TAR3

Leg 6

Powder Tower - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1638640x480_zps3aff3854.jpg)

The "Holey" Statue on Charles Bridge - Detour Clue\
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1547480x640_zpscbbb45e7.jpg)

Hotel U Prince - End of Detour Option "Delivery"
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1606480x640_zps349e9172.jpg)

Leg 7

Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1887640x480_zps57b09de5.jpg)

Bone Church - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1872640x480_zps0e25ebff.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: saskvagabond on June 17, 2013, 10:57:29 PM
The rest are all places I've been, but the show went to AFTER I had been.

TAR 21

Leg 6

Misir Carsisi - Detour Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2893640x480_zpsb935bd8a.jpg)

Kapalicarsi - Roadblock
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2732640x480_zps3d5d5fff.jpg)

Season 22

Leg 5

Cong Vien Thong Nhat - Route Marker (Vietnam pole dance)
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_4728640x480_zpsbed14ed0.jpg)

Ngoc Son Temple - Location of Detour Option "Make Your Meal"
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_5088640x480_zps0ced4d06.jpg)

B-52 Lake - U-Turn and Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_5016640x480_zpsf77f0372.jpg)

Leg 6

At the start of the Leg, a couple teams went into a hotel to figure out the country they were going to (Botswana). It took a few times of pausing at just the right moment, but I recognized the hotel. A guy I met was staying there. The ATM to the left of the hotel is one I used the most while in Hanoi.

TARAus 2

Leg 5

Blue Mosque - Roadblock Clue
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2680480x640_zps8cefaf42.jpg)

Hagia Sofia - Roadblock part1
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2795640x480_zpsa004c9c8.jpg)

Basilica Cistern - Roadblock part2
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2839640x480_zpsf19aa051.jpg)

Istanbul Archaeological Museum - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2658640x480_zpsf1f2bd7a.jpg)

Leg 6

Rumeli Hisari - Intersection
See TAR7, Leg 9

Leg 10

Lake Louise - Route Marker
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_1950640x480_zps5f99c04c.jpg)

Banff Springs Hotel - Pit Stop
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff256/pangaeanshift/Amazing%20Race%20Stalker/IMG_2035640x480_zpsff8de731.jpg)

Done! For now.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2013, 12:29:26 AM
Wow!

Corey>>meet Neobie!!

Neobie>> meet Corey!!

:hrt:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 18, 2013, 01:27:46 PM
 :luvya: :luvya: :luvya: Loved all the photos, saskvagabond!  :luvya: :luvya: :luvya:

Please tackle the TAR route again soon.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on June 18, 2013, 01:31:17 PM
Quote
Remember the greeter being Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde? I'm wondering if they had the underground vaults on that street in mind when they chose the Pit Stop?

Neobie, I actually went into The Vaults for a tour and I was on the exact same street that the Pit-stop location last year this time. Obviously I didn't take any picture because I didn't think there's ANYTHING memorable about the place... :'( :gaah:

EDIT: I took some photos ZOMG. I went to my album and found some!! NO WONDER THAT ROAD LOOKS SO FAMILIAR. Gosh I'm such a failure. I've been to a Pitstop location and not recognizing it ON TV. :groan: )-**

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/553510_10150799728150653_409690586_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401588_10150799728490653_1215609779_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/45369_10150799728570653_330870008_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/524914_10150799729935653_996614495_n.jpg)

What the inside of the vault looks like. With this, I think they actually wanted to have the pitstop inside the vaults? Could it be possible? There are really scary stories inside and I don't want to know if Phil's crazy enough to stay inside for hours to wait for the teams...

Omg, so excited right now!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Neobie on June 20, 2013, 01:00:41 AM
I found a another race relic last week! Guess where?

(Unlike the race flag I stole in Bangkok this one has been around for a while, and cobwebs had started growing behind the arrow and the wall and over all the velcro. I wasn't going to pry it off!)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on June 20, 2013, 03:24:45 AM
Neobie you should have taken it!!! :lol3:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Bwils927 on June 20, 2013, 05:32:58 PM
I found a another race relic last week! Guess where?
Inis Mor Island?
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: ianthebalance on June 20, 2013, 11:21:37 PM
I'm going to Portland later this summer and will go to all the places in the TAR 13 Finale!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 20, 2013, 11:28:18 PM
I'm going to Portland later this summer and will go to all the places in the TAR 13 Finale!
Are you going to try both retreat club Detours? :)

(Wood is fun! :hearts:)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: theschnauzers on June 27, 2013, 11:08:05 PM
I thought I would post here that President Obama (and Michelle and the daughters) who was in Senegal today on the first leg of his official visit to three African countries and will be at at least two locations on this trip that were featured on the early seasons of TAR. Today he went to Goree Island and the Door of No Return, which was featured at the beginning of the fifth leg of TAR 6
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50149848n
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/obama-in-africa-addresses-snowden-gay-marriage-voting-rights/2013/06/27/e7ccef3e-df22-11e2-963a-72d740e88c12_story.html
He's scheduled to visit Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island, in Cape Town South Africa, which was visited in leg 3 of TAR 2.
He's also scheduled to visit Tanzania, but no word yet if he'll get to any of the locations visited by TAR on the various season TAR routed through that country.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 28, 2013, 05:13:47 PM
I thought I would post here that President Obama (and Michelle and the daughters) who was in Senegal today on the first leg of his official visit to three African countries and will be at at least two locations on this trip that were featured on the early seasons of TAR. Today he went to Goree Island and the Door of No Return, which was featured at the beginning of the fifth leg of TAR 6
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50149848n
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/obama-in-africa-addresses-snowden-gay-marriage-voting-rights/2013/06/27/e7ccef3e-df22-11e2-963a-72d740e88c12_story.html
He's scheduled to visit Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island, in Cape Town South Africa, which was visited in leg 3 of TAR 2.
He's also scheduled to visit Tanzania, but no word yet if he'll get to any of the locations visited by TAR on the various season TAR routed through that country.
Obama family retracing TAR's Africa locations. :hearts: :hearts:

He just landed in Johannesburg a few hours ago.

EDIT: I doubt he will visit any TAR Tanzania locations though, Dar es Salaam Int'l Airport (TAR11), obviously for presidential reasons. I doubt he will visit Kilimanjaro or the Serengheti though.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: saskvagabond on July 16, 2013, 02:04:51 AM
Can't believe I forgot this one. I lost most of the photos from this after the theft but thankfully had uploaded a couple to Facebook before so I still have those.

Me with Nathan Joliffe(sp?), one half of the winning team of The Amazing Race Australia. I was walking down the street in Bondi when I was traveling there and happened to see him with some of his friends. I stopped and did the whole "mouth gaped open" stare. I couldn't believe it. My brain shut down and all I could say to start was "OMG! Amazing Race!"

His friends thought it was highly amusing. I had so many questions but only ended up saying "Congratulations!" and "This is too cool." He took it in stride. Awesome guy he is.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Mattjimf on July 17, 2013, 03:49:49 AM
The back of Reims Notre-Dame Cathedral. My wife was having a bit of a strop so had to sneak this picture while letting her cool down (as much as you can in 28C heat).
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dXlQIwLiqzo/UdhOX9FJk5I/AAAAAAAACEY/9tM4d-Tz-FA/w649-h865-no/20130706_170811.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on July 17, 2013, 04:12:07 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8lsxefJB81r06u3fo1_500.gif)
I'm back home... :cheer: from my trip to Seattle! Actually, I was in Tacoma helping my mother's brother move to Dupont. Anyways, I took some pictures on my phone afterwards of a lot of Seattle locations TAR visited in season 3 and the season 10 starting line at Gas Works Park. I may upload them from my computer tonight telling the excitement I had, especially two unexpecting events. :o

EDIT: Uploading the pictures tomorrow because my computer crashed while in the middle of an upload. :faint:

DOUBLE EDIT: Keeps crashing, this is so embarrassing.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: David on July 20, 2013, 04:36:22 PM
I am taking a Barcelona and Berlin trip for some days. I am now resting in Berlin, and will upload some pics when I am somehow more free. I should say I have been on the verge of making the BASE jump featured on TAR 22 as it was half price today (39,5€ only today, being 79€ the normal price, in case some of you may want to know).

I have obvs. seen the Brandenburg Gate, and may try to find the pub featuring last season's roadblock <333

Will upload pics asap.
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on July 21, 2013, 09:55:51 AM
(Finally got my computer to cooperate!) :wohoo:
About a week ago, I came back from an exciting trip to Seattle/Tacoma. First, I drove to Tacoma to help my uncle move to another house further from the main city. After helping pack and transfer his belongings to the new house, I decided to take a TAR3 & 10 city tour excursion in Seattle.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TVe8qpBfBQc/UedeCxbcLMI/AAAAAAAAACk/EGxGpE1ZBdA/w480-h480/image%25285%2529.jpeg)
The first clue box location I went to is Kerry Park. It qualifies as the world's smallest park in my record book. However, small stuff usually have big packages so when I looked at the panorama, you can see the incredible Space Needle, downtown Seattle, the marina, even Mt. Rainier in a scoop of the view. It was so beautiful, why would anyone want to use a pay telescope to see one section of the city (unless a TAR directs you to).
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KZXFE1auyyI/Uedc-xpI_KI/AAAAAAAAACk/7q_NPQHM-gg/w480-h480/image%25282%2529.jpeg)
After visiting Kerry Park, I drove to the International Fountain at Seattle Center. Unfortunately, I could not take any pictures of the waters dancing in the fountain bowl because there wasn't parralel parking space available around the perimeter of the Center, the walkway ramps and trees obstructed the view, and the nearest lot during my hunt for a parking area would be the garage at the Pacific Science Center which I was scared to go to since I did not want to pay a heavy sum of money to visit a fountain for five minutes. It was really shameful when I saw there was a Polish festival happening on the veranda of the Center. I really wanted to know what kielbasa tasted like after Dustin and Charla taunted Erinielle and Joe & Bill with "bad eating habits". :gaah: So disappointed. Anyways, I could not hold my head down because I decided an equal alternative would be to drive to the Roadblock location of TAR3's final leg, Lincoln Park. The park was a lot further than I expected it to be. I had to change highways and drive into a residential area to get there. When I got to the park, I thought I had no hope in finding a parking space again at all since it was crowded with cars! Surprisingly, this nice young dude who was waiting for a car to back out of the lot sacrificed his spot so I could park my car instead. It was simply the nicest thing anyone has ever done while I was driving. Back on topic, the park is gorgeous. So many trees, quite serene, and birds chirp in happiness. There was a little league baseball diamond and children's playground further down the sedimented path. (The first picture looks like the location where the animal totems were placed.)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MBcQudwBWoA/UedeKaK3QtI/AAAAAAAAACk/HWsppWbw4sk/w480-h480/photo.JPG) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YGjrx4aziv8/UedeA_yfX3I/AAAAAAAAACk/cFSpWYuHieQ/w480-h480/image%25283%2529.jpeg)
After relaxing for a while, searching for birds, I drove to the Finish Line and Starting Line location, Gas Works Park. The drive to this park was super confusing because it was across downtown Seattle and then you had to exit the highway and drive another mile or two down a street and then oh my gosh. It took three tries before I finally got the right combination of turns. I give a LOT of respect to the Seattle taxi drivers for finding the park and the TAR10 teams for finding their way out because that was the most challenging part of my trip, and Lincoln Park was in a residential area I had to find. Anyways, when I got to the park, :conf: SURPRISE :conf:, I saw a CHARITY MARATHON!!! :hrt: I love jogging for charity so I could not resist this public event. After spending an hour looking at charitable spirit wear, talking with racers who finished the half marathon in 5 - 6 hours, and purchasing a bottle of water, I was back on track in TAR mode. (The second photo was where my TAR3 nightmare came true.)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sVWyYkHDDh0/UedeAQ6oDWI/AAAAAAAAACk/XCwTR8a7qmU/w480-h480/image%25284%2529.jpeg) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c3-Zh3Bkurw/UedczUk1afI/AAAAAAAAAAc/d_7kFC5EW7E/w480-h480/image%25281%2529.jpeg)
Flash forward into TAR10, 12 teams were transported by seaplanes (first photo) to Gas Works Park and were told about the twists and turns of the tenth race around the world. When I was on the hill teams started on, the view was 1000x better than Kerry Park! Not only could you see the Space Needle and downtown, but beautiful blue Lake Union and the housing in the hilly areas of Seattle were priceless. It was absolutely stunning. (FUN FACT: This hill was also the starting line for Food Network's Chefs vs. City [FN version of The Amazing Race] when Aaron Sanchez and Chris Cosentino raced against another local team completing foodie tasks in Seattle's top-rated, renowned eateries/bakeries/food distribution centers.)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OSJDznQ3fTk/UedeEan_ZQI/AAAAAAAAACk/TpoFXt9ROQw/w480-h480/image%25286%2529.jpeg) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ruqrXvW7qko/UedeHIxEmzI/AAAAAAAAACk/5aDm9uIbQ-c/w480-h480/image%25288%2529.jpeg)
That is where our beloved beauty queens began their TAR adventures together and this first photo is the hill teams ran down. I give more respect to the TAR10 teams now since when I tried, I almost rolled down like a boulder and I didn't want to humiliate myself in front of a marathon. :funny: (I think the hill grew higher. ???) The second photo is where teams got their backpacks to run to their cars which some... >_> (looking at you Dustin & Kandice) could not start.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6XPawle2xoQ/UedeJOZvhjI/AAAAAAAAACk/X4Nezku3izc/w480-h480/image%25289%2529.jpeg) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kgsJjw7Pekk/UedeF25XY7I/AAAAAAAAACk/2GuT_O3yceA/w480-h480/image%25287%2529.jpeg)
It wasn't until I had to say good-bye to my lovely uncle and Tacoma I traveled to the airport where all our teams who raced around Seattle landed safely. Usually airports are underlooked as TAR visits each of them so I had to take a picture of SEA-TAC Int'l Airport. ;)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eu-a1uJEpQs/UedeBzm1EnI/AAAAAAAAACk/7pQoSDS0vqo/w480-h480/image%252810%2529.jpeg)

(And if you were wondering, no, I did not see Ronald & Christina or Azaria around Tacoma. :'( That would have been REALLY awesome though.)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: stekay on September 07, 2013, 07:08:11 PM
I've only been to places TAR hasn't been to yet :( Including Bulgaria, the Canary Islands and Wales. I was in Majorca though :)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Jobby on September 08, 2013, 10:41:02 AM
Don't be disappointed Stekay! Because when TAR finally visit these places... the feeling is AWESOMELY surreal and you just want to kiss your TV screen at that very moment when you see those places you know and have visited before are being used by the race! :funny:
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: stekay on September 08, 2013, 11:44:47 AM
Don't be disappointed Stekay! Because when TAR finally visit these places... the feeling is AWESOMELY surreal and you just want to kiss your TV screen at that very moment when you see those places you know and have visited before are being used by the race! :funny:

Haha thanks Jobby :D Bulgaria might be a difficult one. They built a supermarket in the 2 weeks I was there though (seriously).

The Canary Islands are on my TAR wishlist though :)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Andre on September 08, 2013, 06:34:59 PM
I've been visited The Monkey Forrest that TAR visited in S22 in Bali. I've been feeding the monkey as well. You know, feeding that monkey was hard core! I also visited Kota Kinabalu(The coconut Roadblock place in S16) and Keraton and Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta(TAR 19 Pit Stop in Leg 2 and 3)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Genius on September 30, 2013, 12:04:28 AM
TAR landmarks that I visited in 2013:

Umeda Sky Building in Osaka - featured TAR12 Leg 10 and TAR20 Leg 11
Osaka Castle - featured in TAR20 Leg 11
Noda Station in Osaka - featured TAR12 Leg 09 [technically, I didn't step out of the station, but I passed by it many times!]

Miyajima Island - featured in TAR20 Leg 11

Tokyo Tower in Tokyo - featured in TAR15 Leg 01 [but not to the studio where they did the wasabi bomb challenge]
Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Statue in Tokyo - featured TAR9 Leg 11

Hangang Park in Seoul - featured in TAR4 Leg 11 and TAR17 Leg 11
Namsan Park and Seoul Tower in Seoul - featured in TAR4 Leg 10
DMZ area - featured in TAR4 Leg 10 and TAR17 Leg 11
Gyeongbokgung Palace - featured in TAR4 Leg 10


Hoping to visit more in Dec!
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: Reilly Queens on April 27, 2014, 11:01:03 PM
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/de285781f43dc2054bbe41071d0daf3e/tumblr_n4q33eOu2I1rj04xho1_500.jpg)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/a20cf97b76a81354590cdc1807b640fb/tumblr_n4pv78wSjl1rj04xho1_500.jpg)

and Engelberg/Titlis:
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/9ad1715bedec8b8aa2c55462cd4ceb57/tumblr_n4q33eOu2I1rj04xho2_500.jpg)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/7914a9dcb10f73ad963d7de509e556f0/tumblr_n4pv78wSjl1rj04xho2_500.jpg)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3e78e5130b59fb14912e45f30956eb58/tumblr_n4pv78wSjl1rj04xho3_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Retrace the Steps of The Amazing Race Contest
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 27, 2014, 11:27:02 PM
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/de285781f43dc2054bbe41071d0daf3e/tumblr_n4q33eOu2I1rj04xho1_500.jpg)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/a20cf97b76a81354590cdc1807b640fb/tumblr_n4pv78wSjl1rj04xho1_500.jpg)

and Engelberg/Titlis:
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/9ad1715bedec8b8aa2c55462cd4ceb57/tumblr_n4q33eOu2I1rj04xho2_500.jpg)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/7914a9dcb10f73ad963d7de509e556f0/tumblr_n4pv78wSjl1rj04xho2_500.jpg)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3e78e5130b59fb14912e45f30956eb58/tumblr_n4pv78wSjl1rj04xho3_500.jpg)
Beautiful seasonal contrast between Lucerne and the Swiss mountains! :luvya: Switzerland is definitely listed on my "dream-team-vay-cay" notebook. But until I am rich enough to fly round-trip in premier to a foreign country, it's strictly domestic flights around the U.S. for me. :lol:
Title: Re: Been to a RACE Location?? POST IT HERE!
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 20, 2014, 07:34:17 PM
I was able to go to the TAR21 Leg 1 Pit Stop last month. :)

(http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/xangatheamazingracecaps3/The%20Amazing%20Race%2021/Episode%201/TAR2101-1418.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/j3LHc18.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fn4DgvR.jpg)

(http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/xangatheamazingracecaps3/The%20Amazing%20Race%2021/Episode%201/TAR2101-1518.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wApkLs0.jpg)
Title: Re: Been to a RACE Location?? POST IT HERE!
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 22, 2014, 11:30:54 PM
I was able to go to the TAR21 Leg 1 Pit Stop last month. :)

(http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/xangatheamazingracecaps3/The%20Amazing%20Race%2021/Episode%201/TAR2101-1418.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/j3LHc18.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fn4DgvR.jpg)

(http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx9/xangatheamazingracecaps3/The%20Amazing%20Race%2021/Episode%201/TAR2101-1518.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wApkLs0.jpg)
Amazing pictures of the Huangpu River area! :hrt: I would love to travel to China (Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi, and Hong Kong) some day to experience the country firsthand.

Did you find The Bund Bank that Rob & Sheila accidentally went to? ;)
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Post by: Caelestor on May 22, 2014, 11:42:32 PM
Though I've visited many TAR destinations over the years, my most recent destination featured on the race was Seville. Here are some photos of the murals (one for a city of Spain) at the Spanish Plaza taken during New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, 25 percent of them were under renovation, but it was nice seeing everything there.

http://www.flayvr.com/flayvr?token=cec436daab513242&new_web=true&fb_action_ids=10152232801798322&fb_action_types=flayvrapp%3Aexperience&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 24, 2014, 10:51:28 PM
I've lived in three cities where TAR has either started or finished, or been to (south Florida, metro Washington DC, and metro Atlanta, and in all three places they found places I hadn't been to (but others I have.)

Two of them were finish lines, two of them were start lines years before TAR came. So I am not complaining that I've never gotten outside the US. ;)
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Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 06, 2014, 06:24:27 AM
i went to Shanghai last week and i had been to several race location
let me share photos with all of you  :hrt:

I will find sometime and hunt for the route markers in my city - Hong Kong late this month :yess:


The Bund Signal Tower (TAR 21 Pit stop)
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The Bund (TAR 21 - Where the footrace took place)
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People's Heroes Monument (TAR 6 - The Tai Chi Place)

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Peace Hotel  (TAR 6 - Pit stop)
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Waibaidu Bridge (Garden Bridge)(TAR 16 - Leg 11)
Actually , the bridge is located right next to the People's Heroes Monument and it is located at the one end of The Bund
 :luvya:

(https://scontent-a-hkg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/10296353_867582703258926_9211362448420446591_o.jpg)



Yuyuan Garden (TAR 6 & TAR 16 - Leg 11)
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Art stone store @ the Yuyuan Garden (TAR 16 - Leg 11)
You can see the photo featuring Phil post on the wall inside the shop :luvya:
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Xiaolongbao from the Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant @ Yuyuan Garden (TAR 16 - Leg 11)
i forgot to take photo with the shop itself :'(     but the dumplings (?) are delicious ! :hrt:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10380584_867579106592619_9220801017609196141_o.jpg)

Zhujiajiao (TAR 16 - Leg 10)
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others


TAR 7 INTRO
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Electric bicycles which teams used in Beijing in TAR14
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Post by: RachelLeVega on September 21, 2014, 07:10:03 PM
i went to Shanghai last week and i had been to several race location
let me share photos with all of you  :hrt:
I had to return and savor these magnificent photos of Shanghai. :<3 I would love to try the steamed dumplings from the Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant. They look delectable! Also love the pictures along the Bund/Yangtze River.

Will be traveling to the U.S. West Coast again for another TAR tracking adventure. Wavering between Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; or a strenuously tricky Los Angeles vacation.
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Post by: SamualDude on September 21, 2014, 07:16:03 PM
It may be TAR Aus vs NZ but I've been to the Rangitata Gorge and went rafting there!
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Post by: Bookworm on September 21, 2014, 07:19:19 PM
I went to Seattle this Summer and I visited Gas Works Park. There is a large homeless population that resides there.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on September 21, 2014, 08:07:49 PM
I went to Seattle this Summer and I visited Gas Works Park. There is a large homeless population that resides there.
I didn't see anyone in those conditions while in Seattle nor Tacoma last summer. I do hope the homeless get good fortune and support from the city. Pains me to hear anyone living in an undesirable setting. :(

(Gas Works Park tip: Avoid the public bathroom!)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on November 14, 2014, 07:13:43 PM
After organizing my thoughts, writing down possibilities on paper, and taking care of things in reality... I am exuberant to say that I bought a plane ticket to an upcoming TAR adventure!!! :wohoo:

Nearing the end-of-the-year holidays, I will be retracing the experience of...
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:conf: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.! :conf:
...while personalizing a time-saving route to create an original exotic journey. I can't wait to talk about the trip before 2015! :happy:
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Post by: Genius on November 17, 2014, 10:51:19 PM
Visited in 2014 (so far)

Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu (TAR4)
Poring Hot Springs, Sabah (TAR4)
Petronas Twin Towers, KL (TAR3 and TAR24)
Skybar in Traders Hotel, KL (TAR24)
Batu Caves (TAR11 and TAR24)
Sydney Opera House (TAR2)
Passed by Hyde Park, Circular Quay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and ate at a branch of Harry's Cafe de Wheels (TAR2)
Sydney Town Hall (TAR18)
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Post by: Alenaveda on November 21, 2014, 01:10:46 PM
From TARAUS3:

(http://i59.[banned image hosting site].com/elchoh.jpg)
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Post by: BritishTARFan on November 29, 2014, 05:10:44 PM
I've been only really to places in London so tower bridge, London Eye, Somerset house, Pottersfield park Ect
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Post by: RachelLeVega on November 29, 2014, 09:26:22 PM
I've been only really to places in London so tower bridge, London Eye, Somerset house, Pottersfield park Ect
I wish I could travel to London some day. :wine: Never flown internationally before. The closest I've been to another country is Canada near Buffalo, New York at Niagara Falls.

I am certain about wine tastings and 30-minute wheel revolutions, but is there a lavish lunch or dinner to accompany the London Eye experience?
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Post by: BritishTARFan on November 30, 2014, 03:04:05 AM
I've been only really to places in London so tower bridge, London Eye, Somerset house, Pottersfield park Ect
I wish I could travel to London some day. :wine: Never flown internationally before. The closest I've been to another country is Canada near Buffalo, New York at Niagara Falls.

I am certain about wine tastings and 30-minute wheel revolutions, but is there a lavish lunch or dinner to accompany the London Eye experience?

I think there is a way of having a meal on the London eye but it is really expensive your better off going to the Shard it is the tallest building in Europe and there are many restaurants I love London but I've never been to NY so we could have a trade  :)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on December 05, 2014, 05:29:49 PM
I've been only really to places in London so tower bridge, London Eye, Somerset house, Pottersfield park Ect
I wish I could travel to London some day. :wine: Never flown internationally before. The closest I've been to another country is Canada near Buffalo, New York at Niagara Falls.

I am certain about wine tastings and 30-minute wheel revolutions, but is there a lavish lunch or dinner to accompany the London Eye experience?

I think there is a way of having a meal on the London eye but it is really expensive your better off going to the Shard it is the tallest building in Europe and there are many restaurants I love London but I've never been to NY so we could have a trade  :)
Sweet, London is definitely moving up on my international travel bucketlist.
Also, I have blindly booked a flight to a TAR finale city (see 6 posts above to reveal dest) where I will spend Christmas at. Fortunately, I will be driving to the airport in less than 12 hours of the TAR25 finale! :bounce
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Post by: G.B. on December 05, 2014, 10:45:57 PM
I made it to hallowed grounds last October. It was truly an honour.

(http://i.imgur.com/drvtL3c.jpg?2)
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Post by: redwings8831 on December 05, 2014, 11:10:35 PM
I should be able to add to this in a couple weeks.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on December 09, 2014, 03:39:24 PM
I know someone who's been to the wooden pier in Gdansk, Poland
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Post by: RachelLeVega on December 27, 2014, 08:49:06 AM
Pictures and stories from my Christmas travels to be posted some time in the next seven days this weekend. :HH:

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Post by: RachelLeVega on December 27, 2014, 06:14:36 PM
Fully recuperated from jet lag and sizable meals, I have come to show a grand portion of my Christmas vacation revolving around my visits to many TAR landmarks. After cheering for the teams in the TAR25 finale, I packed for a week's worth of fun to cheer on myself in a TAR finale hotspot...
:cmas20 San Francisco, California! :cmas20
I did not travel to each key location in chronological order, however I am organizing the pictures by season.
TAR2
Atkinson-Esher House on Russian Hill
A college girl-friend of mine, a roadway aficionado, helped me navigate the one-way roads of the city to this location (and many other clue places, lol). The skyline view of downtown San Francisco and the Bay Bridge here is spectacular and by far the best! Sunny skies above and away from the main congestion of Leavenworth and Lombard Street.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/s5JDRqXaCle12CLwtG273F0Ost7ghvH2fJ0jPA607A=s219-p-no) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/bMgqcdyoLpXNbZK9adKJ7PEgWOubQopxd_XiIq4neQ=s219-p-no)

Municipal Pier
Also thanks to my college pal, she played along with my itinerary to visit this crescent-shaped pier near the Maritime Museum. She told me this is the perfect place to catch free fish from the Pacific and, more notably, red crabs! What immediately shocked my thoughts were several signs nailed sophisticatedly onto barriers saying "No Taking Dungeness Crabs" and, in fine print, a $500 penalty. (Is the SF Bay breeding waters for Dungenesses?) We saw the sun beginning to set at the base of the rotunda and I had to take a picture of it while walking back to the parking lot.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/RHz_i5I5rufJkyZ6TG1UOpJ35qyz7MHnc8nWlS8lUQ=s219-p-no) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/nlHZjLqNR0OYtSVpaGEu-vbWMkzbjMYZEML_YCzH7A=s219-p-no)

East Fort Baker in Sausalito, CA
Unfortunately, I could not take any pictures from the fort itself (iconic finish line) because the road upward was under construction. Probably due to erosion, but I'm not exactly sure. But I did take a picture from the marina where you can barely, just BARELY see the roofs of Fort Baker. I also drove to another parking area to take a closer photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. The temperature dropped 10‘ at that time and I was FREEZING cold even with a coat and long pants. :lol:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/daf2qnTHiDg7DfIdf1DxCT-fKxUgBb7RXkc1wvgK9w=s219-p-no) (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/LH8cJMZGig5grgrioS06pJ-kG50qpld_sEPGiUYT7g=s219-p-no)

TAR11
SF Old Mint
San Francisco's Old Mint is about a 15-minute walk from Market Street. The facade is still in good condition since I last saw on All-Stars. I attempted to go inside the mint for a tour, but a man washing the stairs of the building kept telling me I wasn't allowed up there... strange.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/EOxFKSdHCq_AX5ztNK3anwRxXXc43NpoLc3l42jSIg=s219-p-no)

SF Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is free on entry from 7 to 9 AM and is definitely worth the visit for a nature lover. Various plants are available for sight and touch. In case anyone on RFF wants to go there, be sure to stay on the pavement and mulch paths; trust me, I learned that the hard way. :rotf: There is exotic fauna fluorishing all over the garden including one specifically found in South Africa (bottom left) and a banana tree originating from temperate Asia. I spent nearly two hours savoring the botanical garden before leaving for a TAR16 location.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/uToeJN7KxjtbaW7jTnimurO-LeHjibP41S8viFfTKw=s219-p-no) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/x-0LJprBQUVE4AOvxpZPwFQXFYgwINp54AywskYG3g=s219-p-no)
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TAR16
Battery Godfrey at Fort Point
My friend drove her car through the winding streets of SF to the northwestern edge of the city like she knew the way to the fort since birth. I was very surprised no tourists showed up here considering how many people were posing for pictures near Highway 101. This is a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the two batteries (Godfrey and Boutelle). It's a two-for-one deal taking a picture with your friend or family here.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/UzLo1PgdMH_Dp8szOf24TjdGpKC6U6giC-FO_okO3w=s219-p-no) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/WI2HOoUpfp_ym5yPG6H1MmwgQW6iUXZKKQgM_SC04w=s219-p-no)

Coit Tower
This is the first destination I saw on vacation while driving along Embarcadero Avenue. I eventually found my way up the hills to take a close-up shot of the concrete masterpiece. Speaking of masterpieces, beautiful murals painted in the style of Diego Rivera are spread in fine detail across the interior of the tower. I was not able to ride the elevator up to the piazza due to long lines, but I believe the view from the base of the tower is gorgeous enough.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/Idkqm3nzrWp-z4rgEbmLZlfBSEDZ7tJ4G2z_5EcFjw=s219-p-no) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Pb1uiRWWRhng7S2uG6yfks3UwQEbR69sVRr1JscGqA=s219-p-no)

Letterman Digital Arts Center
I had the assistance of my college bestie driving me to this discreet animation production studio. The rise of evening and illuminated light under the Yoda statue placed a creepy spell in the atmosphere while I was touring the courtyard and reception area. Adding to the freakiness of the vibes, the Darth Vadar suit shown in the TAR16 Roadblock summoned my suspicious instincts that I just had to get away from the area and explore the back of the centre. (And apparently, Starbucks sponsors the LDAC.)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/CEiUNfBjjEcuGcL3IS0vns3dsG9ntEh4nTszdDsysQ=s219-p-no) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/KKYmHuXLEvwcWNnj9Ihhl6zHA1CDynU3kLxlxO6TdQ=s219-p-no)

Fairmont Hotel's Tonga Room
Once again, my friend and I went to another TAR location. This time for dinner. :lol: Inside the hallways of this 100-year old hotel, I got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to taste the Polynesia-inspired palate of the Tonga Room menu. For simple starters, I ordered one of the classic signature drinks, the Mai Tai (bottom left). It's a cool concoction of sweet-dry rum, orgeat syrup (rose water and sugar I believe), and lime juice. My friend ordered the Singapore Sling, a solution of gin, cherry liqueur, and citrus juices, but I still think the Mai Tai is better. Maybe I'm delusional, but oh well. We then were serenaded by a musician on the "riverboat" singing with his own spin on contemporary and '80s singles. We shared a Royal PuPu Platter (no offense at all, that is the name of the dish) filled with spring rolls, saucy chicken, pork, and crab rangoon. I'd give this restaurant 4 1/2 stars; the wait time into the restaurant took nearly an hour.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/xLT23b-IcHHYdij2kNIQZ_l2Bqo8PJrin-lbNJcZEw=s219-p-no) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/LTvZzRX8CPkHcIN5eYRQXTr95e9ORmKnoF8VnCGneg=s219-p-no)
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Great American Music Hall
Although I did not go inside the music hall because it was not open, I snapped a photo of the marquee displaying the next performer at the venue.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WH2ckZaCpy_Q3I5NsbopnF9HP1SiTUOTmSwXSRA-wA=s219-p-no)

Candlestick Park
Last, and probably the least, Candlestick Park. I heard through the source of Internet articles about the Levi's Stadium taking over the functions of this ballpark before planning this trip and it truly shows in these pictures. Gates confine the stadium and are left for deterioration, some of the signs welcoming previous tailgaters have taken a beating, and litter has dirtied the roads. Without a current tenant, this San Francisco landmark/The Amazing Race finish line vestige will be demolished in 2015. :(
I'm sorry for ending the post on a sad note. I'll try to cheer everyone up.
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:HH:
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Post by: Genius on January 09, 2015, 02:38:13 AM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 09, 2015, 04:07:40 AM
You did great Rachel!! Very complete tour!!
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Post by: Jobby on January 09, 2015, 05:42:50 AM
Very tempted to post some of the locations that are spoiled for TAR 26. :funny:
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Post by: redskevin88 on January 09, 2015, 06:49:09 AM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!

The pizza place they used in Season 21?
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 09, 2015, 09:17:35 AM
Very tempted to post some of the locations that are spoiled for TAR 26. :funny:

 :browsie:

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Post by: Jobby on January 09, 2015, 10:22:49 PM
Very tempted to post some of the locations that are spoiled for TAR 26. :funny:

 :browsie:

DON'T WORRY I WON'T DO THAT. :funny: <333
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Post by: BritishTARFan on January 10, 2015, 01:53:44 AM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!

The one in Chicago S6?
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Post by: maf on January 10, 2015, 07:50:31 PM
The reflecting pool at THE CAPITOL was especially reflecting today  ;)

(http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m534/maf42/IMG_0777_zpsec500ea6.jpg)
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Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 10, 2015, 08:38:26 PM
Time Square in NYC (TAR 25 Starting Line)
Washington D.C. (TAR 22 finale city)
Atlanta, Georgia (TAR 19 finale city)
Philippines (TAR 5 & TAR25)
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Post by: redwings8831 on January 11, 2015, 05:40:26 PM
Here are some from my recent trip to Europe. I'm sure I'm missing more locations.

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Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland

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Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland

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Outside Jungfraujoch, highest train station in Europe, Switzerland

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Sphinx Observatory, Switzerland

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Piazza_del_Popolo, Rome, Italy

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Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

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Pantheon, Rome, Italy

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Altare della Patria, Rome, Italy

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

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Palazzo da Mosto ???, Venice, Italy (not sure if this was where the mask roadblock happened in TAR 4 or just some other old building on the Grand Canal)

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View of the Old Town Square from the astronomical clock tower, Prague, Czech Republic

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Charles Bridge/Vltava river, Prague, Czech Republic

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Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

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Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 11, 2015, 07:02:13 PM
Can you stick the location under each pic please? Beautiful pics!!
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Post by: redwings8831 on January 11, 2015, 07:54:03 PM
Can you stick the location under each pic please? Beautiful pics!!

These have been edited in. Thought you guys were supposed to guess.  :funny: :lol:

Also not pictured (and I didn't even realize it until looking at the routes on wikipedia earlier today), the night in Salzburg we at at the Sternbräu restaurant, which was where teams did the chimney sweep roadblock in TAR 18.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 12, 2015, 01:19:17 PM
Love them!!
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Post by: redwings8831 on January 12, 2015, 02:56:17 PM
Also not a race location but if you are ever in Rome, check out Gelateria Della Palma (http://www.dellapalma.it/en/) near the Pantheon. Over 150 flavors of gelato.

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Post by: RachelLeVega on January 12, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
Also not a race location but if you are ever in Rome, check out Gelateria Della Palma (http://www.dellapalma.it/en/) near the Pantheon. Over 150 flavors of gelato.
150 delicious opportunities! :meme Would love to try out an item from Gelati Virtuosi, perhaps Fiori d'arancio. Never met a gelato I've didn't like.

Your photos in Jungfraujoch, Rome, Venice, Prague, and Berlin are beautifully shot! Very jealous.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on January 12, 2015, 04:46:58 PM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!
Lombardi's Pizzeria in Manhattan? :spy: That's the only recently visited pizza parlor in post-Unfinished Business TAR I can think of.

You did great Rachel!! Very complete tour!!
Thanks Georgia!
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Post by: Genius on January 14, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!
Lombardi's Pizzeria in Manhattan? :spy: That's the only recently visited pizza parlor in post-Unfinished Business TAR I can think of.


Yep, Lombardi's Pizza!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on January 14, 2015, 10:36:18 PM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!
Lombardi's Pizzeria in Manhattan? :spy: That's the only recently visited pizza parlor in post-Unfinished Business TAR I can think of.


Yep, Lombardi's Pizza!
I've never been to NYC before (only Buffalo, New York) so I must be missing out. I'm just scared of the daily parking rates there because the garages here in Chicago are "highway robberies".
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Post by: Genius on January 15, 2015, 07:30:08 AM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!
Lombardi's Pizzeria in Manhattan? :spy: That's the only recently visited pizza parlor in post-Unfinished Business TAR I can think of.


Yep, Lombardi's Pizza!
I've never been to NYC before (only Buffalo, New York) so I must be missing out. I'm just scared of the daily parking rates there because the garages here in Chicago are "highway robberies".

How about using public transport or planes to get to NYC? It's really inadvisable to drive there.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on January 15, 2015, 07:03:25 PM
RachelLeVega, thanks for your write-up on San Francisco. I had thought of visiting SF, but I cut that due to time constraints. I am sad to learn that Candlestick Park will be demolished soon. :(


I bought a pizza at a location visited in the last few seasons. Guess where it came from!
Lombardi's Pizzeria in Manhattan? :spy: That's the only recently visited pizza parlor in post-Unfinished Business TAR I can think of.


Yep, Lombardi's Pizza!
I've never been to NYC before (only Buffalo, New York) so I must be missing out. I'm just scared of the daily parking rates there because the garages here in Chicago are "highway robberies".

How about using public transport or planes to get to NYC? It's really inadvisable to drive there.
Sounds like an adventure to me! :hoot: Hopefully, I won't get lost riding the subway tunnels.
So far, my U.S. route TAR bucketlist is looking fuller,

• Los Angeles County, CA (what an exciting challenge to visit ALL the places visited) :lol:
• Washington, D.C.
• New York City, NY
• Miami, FL
• Las Vegas, NV (honestly, I have never traveled there before)
• Portland, OR
• Anchorage, AK
• Wyoming & Montana from TAR8

Visited:
• Seattle, WA
• San Francisco, CA
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Post by: Vitoko on February 10, 2015, 02:47:26 PM
So a few weeks ago I went to La Paz and Copacabana in Bolivia. I managed to take my family to a bunch of TAR locations from TAR13, TARLA2 and without knowing from TARLA4, and they actually enjoyed it. No fighting cholitas, even though they didn't believe me they exists until they saw a promo sign for an upcoming event  :funny:

I have a few pictures here and there, so let me know if you wanna see them.

This one in particular was a surprise, I randomly managed to stumble my way to a gallery of pretty much closed merchant stores looking for my father on the last day of the trip and look what I found... No witch hat sadly :(

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Pretty sure this was one of the bikes used in the Detour of Leg 3 of TAR13, there were no more on sight

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Post by: RachelLeVega on February 10, 2015, 10:21:18 PM
So a few weeks ago I went to La Paz and Copacabana in Bolivia. I managed to take my family to a bunch of TAR locations from TAR13, TARLA2 and without knowing from TARLA4, and they actually enjoyed it. No fighting cholitas, even though they didn't believe me they exists until they saw a promo sign for an upcoming event  :funny:

I have a few pictures here and there, so let me know if you wanna see them.

This one in particular was a surprise, I randomly managed to stumble my way to a gallery of pretty much closed merchant stores looking for my father on the last day of the trip and look what I found... No witch hat sadly :(

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Pretty sure this was one of the bikes used in the Detour of Leg 3 of TAR13, there were no more on sight
The wooden bikes are definitely a fascinating mystery to me. I've wondered how people are able to craft the structure of the bike so intricately and efficiently. Glad to see a larger view of one of the bikes here. Amazing travels, Vitoko!

Hope Bolivia had all what you desired to see!
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Post by: Vitoko on February 11, 2015, 09:24:23 AM
So a few weeks ago I went to La Paz and Copacabana in Bolivia. I managed to take my family to a bunch of TAR locations from TAR13, TARLA2 and without knowing from TARLA4, and they actually enjoyed it. No fighting cholitas, even though they didn't believe me they exists until they saw a promo sign for an upcoming event  :funny:

I have a few pictures here and there, so let me know if you wanna see them.

This one in particular was a surprise, I randomly managed to stumble my way to a gallery of pretty much closed merchant stores looking for my father on the last day of the trip and look what I found... No witch hat sadly :(

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(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/r9ereg.jpg)
Pretty sure this was one of the bikes used in the Detour of Leg 3 of TAR13, there were no more on sight
The wooden bikes are definitely a fascinating mystery to me. I've wondered how people are able to craft the structure of the bike so intricately and efficiently. Glad to see a larger view of one of the bikes here. Amazing travels, Vitoko!

Hope Bolivia had all what you desired to see!

It had way more than I expected. I overlooked this city and country for that matter in terms of "Places to go" maybe because of political reasons but it was an unexpected surprise, the people were really nice to us, the city was massive and convoluted, a little on the dirty side, getting around was incredibly cheap, riding the cable cars was interesting, and the views  from higher ground was an incredible way to see how massive this city is.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on February 11, 2015, 11:08:15 PM
So a few weeks ago I went to La Paz and Copacabana in Bolivia. I managed to take my family to a bunch of TAR locations from TAR13, TARLA2 and without knowing from TARLA4, and they actually enjoyed it. No fighting cholitas, even though they didn't believe me they exists until they saw a promo sign for an upcoming event  :funny:

I have a few pictures here and there, so let me know if you wanna see them.

This one in particular was a surprise, I randomly managed to stumble my way to a gallery of pretty much closed merchant stores looking for my father on the last day of the trip and look what I found... No witch hat sadly :(

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(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/r9ereg.jpg)
Pretty sure this was one of the bikes used in the Detour of Leg 3 of TAR13, there were no more on sight
The wooden bikes are definitely a fascinating mystery to me. I've wondered how people are able to craft the structure of the bike so intricately and efficiently. Glad to see a larger view of one of the bikes here. Amazing travels, Vitoko!

Hope Bolivia had all what you desired to see!

It had way more than I expected. I overlooked this city and country for that matter in terms of "Places to go" maybe because of political reasons but it was an unexpected surprise, the people were really nice to us, the city was massive and convoluted, a little on the dirty side, getting around was incredibly cheap, riding the cable cars was interesting, and the views  from higher ground was an incredible way to see how massive this city is.
La Paz is definitely an underrated city and deserves more upbeat recognition like its inexpensive tourism when it comes to cable cars, lucha cholita shows, and shopping. Wish I could see and feel your adventure. Did you go to Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) by any chance?
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Post by: BritishTARFan on February 16, 2015, 04:17:55 AM
In April I'm going to Singapore and I'm actually going to a lot of the amazing race destinations.
I'm going to the mega zip park
The Merlion
The Fullerton Pavilion
Wave House
I will have a ice cream sandwich
I'm eating at red house
Going to Pulau Ubin
Also the Singapore flyer
And the Marina Bay sands ( not tight rope walking though  :funny:)

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Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2015, 09:16:18 AM
You should try to meet some of our Singapore members!
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2015, 09:17:57 AM
So a few weeks ago I went to La Paz and Copacabana in Bolivia. I managed to take my family to a bunch of TAR locations from TAR13, TARLA2 and without knowing from TARLA4, and they actually enjoyed it. No fighting cholitas, even though they didn't believe me they exists until they saw a promo sign for an upcoming event  :funny:

I have a few pictures here and there, so let me know if you wanna see them.

This one in particular was a surprise, I randomly managed to stumble my way to a gallery of pretty much closed merchant stores looking for my father on the last day of the trip and look what I found... No witch hat sadly :(

(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/r9ereg.jpg)
Pretty sure this was one of the bikes used in the Detour of Leg 3 of TAR13, there were no more on sight.



Oh my gosh, you found a bike?? AMAZING!! Yes please to more pics!
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Post by: Genius on March 01, 2015, 11:05:22 AM
In April I'm going to Singapore and I'm actually going to a lot of the amazing race destinations.
I'm going to the mega zip park
The Merlion
The Fullerton Pavilion
Wave House
I will have a ice cream sandwich
I'm eating at red house
Going to Pulau Ubin
Also the Singapore flyer
And the Marina Bay sands ( not tight rope walking though  :funny:)

That's awesome!  :waves:
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Post by: Jobby on March 03, 2015, 06:03:55 AM
Even I have not been to the mega zip park lolololol
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Post by: Neobie on March 08, 2015, 11:43:17 AM
Thanks to Leafsfan I was able to scope out a bit of the Phuket leg before the episode aired!
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Post by: ICONBLEED on March 09, 2015, 11:33:16 AM
TAR 23 Ep 8 PIT STOP Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
(http://s19.postimg.org/qe2phqi1v/DSCN1863.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
(http://s19.postimg.org/7zs6dr5r7/DSCN1915.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on March 09, 2015, 11:47:41 PM
Thanks to Leafsfan I was able to scope out a bit of the Phuket leg before the episode aired!
These photos are great, Neobie! :hearts: Do you have pictures from TAR14's visit too?
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Post by: bubbha on March 14, 2015, 11:49:18 AM
I'm very familiar with the Sathorn Pier area of Bangkok from the most recent episode (TAR26, Ep. 4). Fun to see them make fools of themselves in an area I know well.
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Post by: redwings8831 on May 14, 2015, 12:38:09 PM
Here are some from my recent trip to Europe. I'm sure I'm missing more locations.

Episode had been filmed but not shown at the time I was there, so one more:

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Post by: Wadsy591 on July 27, 2015, 06:46:31 PM
These are the locations the race has been (US Edition) that I have myself visited:

Auckland Harbour Bridge Bunjee   -    Season 5
(Roadblock - Leg 11)

Auckland Westhaven Marina  -   Season 5 
(Roadblock - Leg 11)

One Tree Hill (Logan Campbell) in Auckland -  Season 2
(Route Marker - Leg 12)

Rotorua Museum  -   Season 5
(Yield Stop & Detour Clue -  Leg 10) 

Auckland Sky Tower  -   Season 13
(Fast Forward  - Leg 4)

Mount Eden Summit in Auckland  -  Season 13
(Roadblock  -  Leg 4)

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Post by: Cocoa on July 28, 2015, 07:25:45 AM
I was jumping up and down (well, all in my head! LOL :lol:) when I visited Amazing Race places during my trips in Macau, HK, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

I'm just listing now, hopefully I get to upload pics here as well:

HONG KONG
Avenue of the Stars
Tien Tan Buddha
Wong Tai Sin Temple
rode the Ding Dings <3

MACAU
Senado Square
Templo de Ama
and Macau Tower
(I really need to revisit Macau)

CAMBODIA
Sad that I wasn't able to go to Chong Kneas side of the Tonle Sap...
Angkor Wat!!! (and the infamous Prasit Kothrong RB room!!!!)
The Bayon Temple
The Baphuon (TAR Oz 3)
Night Street Tarantulas (but never dared eat them)

MALAYSIA
Petronas Towers
Chow Kit Bomba (I was literally scouring the entire street as to where Charla/Mirna ate their cookies!!!)
Batu Caves (oh what fun remembering seeing Charla/Mirna descend those stairs in TAR All Stars spoilers!!)
Merdeka Square (TAR Asia 1)

SINGAPORE
The Merlion
The Fullerton Pavillon (I was actually expecting more from this... but yeah)
of course Ice Cream Sandwich in Orchard Road (which is surprisingly hard to find late at night)
Istana Park (slapped an imaginary U-Turn board ala Carol and Brandy)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on July 29, 2015, 02:19:05 PM
I was jumping up and down (well, all in my head! LOL :lol:) when I visited Amazing Race places during my trips in Macau, HK, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
I'd love to see the pictures, Cocoa! It always marvels me to see how places withstood TAR popularity or changed over the years.

Did you trek inside the Batu Caves?
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 29, 2015, 02:58:02 PM
So jealous Cocoa, what a great trip!! But next time.... I need to hook you up with other TAR fans!
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Post by: Mr Watermelon on July 29, 2015, 03:48:27 PM
Here's a list of AUSSIE locations I've visited:

TAR 2
- Sydney Opera House
- Hyde Park
- Martin Place
- Circular Quay
- Sydney Harbour Bridge (I've climbed it  :colors)

TAR 4
- Sunshine Coast
- UnderWater World

TAR 18
- Manly
- Oceanworld Manly
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Post by: Kamineko on August 23, 2015, 10:50:01 AM
So, on August 18th to 20th I went to Bandung and visited two locations on TAR23 Bandung leg.

I arrived on Bandung Train Station where teams received the Detour clue on Leg 9:

(http://i.imgur.com/W3x2iGU.jpg)

Then, I visited Curug Cimahi, the Pit Stop on Leg 10. What I didn't realized when I watched the airing was that teams actually had to go down 587 STEPS to reach the Pit Stop on the waterfall and there is no shortcut whatsoever... So, when they're going up after that, they had to climb the 587 STEPS again. :iok

(http://i.imgur.com/CGGq7Sg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6KkDEkW.jpg)

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After that, I went to Tangkuban Parahu Volcano (Leg 10), passed by Kawah Domas Crater entrance (the egg boiling Roadblock)

(http://i.imgur.com/sybzFPS.jpg)

and visited the Kawah Ratu Crater (where teams received the Detour clue on Leg 10)

(http://i.imgur.com/e4nHfe5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jkYy4IR.jpg)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 23, 2015, 12:36:49 PM
So, on August 18th to 20th I went to Bandung and visited two locations on TAR23 Bandung leg.

Then, I visited Curug Cimahi, the Pit Stop on Leg 10. What I didn't realized when I watched the airing was that teams actually had to go down 587 STEPS to reach the Pit Stop on the waterfall and there is no shortcut whatsoever... So, when they're going up after that, they had to climb the 587 STEPS again. :ion
Glad you had fun in Bandung, Kam!
And 1174+ steps?! :o Curug Cimahi would be a great place to do a workout regimen. It's easy to say climbing down the stairs would be no sweat while watching from home, but I definitely eat my words when I see or hear about the actual magnitude of a place.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 23, 2015, 02:04:38 PM
Great Pics!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 23, 2015, 04:22:59 PM
Just a little list of my past expeditions!

London
_______

Tower Bridge
Somerset House
Victoria Tower Gardens
London Eye
( Actually pretty much everywhere )  :funny:

Singapore
_________

The Fullerton Pavillion ( Like Cocoa said it was kinda disappointing )
Marina Bay Sands ( Amazing Views )
Singapore Flyer
Pulau Ubin ( I loved the whole Vibe it was an escape from busy Singapore )
MegaZip ( So Fun  :funny: )
RedHouse ( Chillicrab was  :<3 )
Wave House ( Mainly so I could send Kym & Aly an Instagram  :funny: )
Mount Faber
Probably Other places but I just can't remember

Kuala Lumpur
____________

Petronas Towers ( I was awestruck by these buildings )
Batu Caves ( It was so hot but also beautiful )
Merdeka Square
Thean Hou Temple
Menara KL
I only had 1 day in KL so this is all I saw and The Berjaya Times Sqaure which was awesome!

Future
______

I going to China next year and I'll visit Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hong Kong & Macau

- Great Wall
- Macau Tower ( I'm bungee Jumping )
- The Bund

So your usual places!


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Post by: Genius on October 31, 2015, 12:41:51 PM
It has been 10 years since my only trip to Paris.

I did visit the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and I must have passed Square Louise-Michel. The Arc de Triomphe was sadly closed for renovations at the time. And I definitely visited the Eiffel Tower.
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Post by: Jobby on November 07, 2015, 10:42:43 PM
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 :funny:
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Post by: Jobby on November 07, 2015, 10:43:18 PM
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 :trampb:
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Post by: RachelLeVega on November 08, 2015, 07:24:47 AM
 :hrt: The gigantic structures
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Post by: Oddarane on November 09, 2015, 01:35:22 PM
Some pics from my Krakow trip about six weeks ago.

Downtown Krakow. The Maria Church is fantastic
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The desk in Schindler's factory. Was a very emotional visit.
(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg273/Viflee/Travel/Skrivebord20i20Schindlerfabrikken_zps4di5f8xk.jpg) (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/Viflee/media/Travel/Skrivebord20i20Schindlerfabrikken_zps4di5f8xk.jpg.html)

The Cathedral in the Salt Mines.
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Wawel castle and cathedral
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Me with some locals in downtown Krakow.
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 09, 2015, 08:27:44 PM
Thanks!! Now tell us about what we are seeing!!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on July 20, 2016, 09:39:28 AM
After two weeks of intense contemplating, a talk with a travel agent, and a few social lunch breaks sacrificed in finding the perfect getaway, I am enthused to announce that I will be taking my first ever international vacation in early August! I am excited to announce that I will be visiting as many Race locations in the nearby proximity and trying to immerse myself within the environment while touring the area! My 10-day "expedition" in... :nut:
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First and final clue!
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...will be one to remember for sure!
:talk I cannot wait to show you about my journey once I return home (and get rid of the complementary jet lag).


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Post by: Alenaveda on July 20, 2016, 10:27:40 AM
Two places from the last Buenos Aires legs from TAR27 and TARCAN3:

The end point of the Detour option "Fletero":

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah168/briescohantem/WP_20160119_13_09_02_Pro_zpsfzhpdz2q.jpg)

And the Totem on Plaza Canada, the first route marker of the leg.

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah168/briescohantem/WP_20160427_16_52_33_Pro_zpsc4ygzh3q.jpg)
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Post by: TARmap on July 21, 2016, 10:21:38 PM
Short list of places I've been to:

Germany
Alter Peter Tower, Muinch S26 (beautifffful view)
Koenigssee, Bavaria S14

Hong Kong
Cheng Po Tsai Cave S17
Avenue of Stars S17
Rode Ding Dings  :cheer: S17
Jumbo Restaurant (location of Sampan detour) S17
Statue Square (I've basically been everywhere in that entire leg :funny:)
Took Star Ferry S2 and S11
Kennedy Town Police Headquarters (it's all renovated now)S11
Victoria Park S11
HK Jockey Club S11
The Peninsula S26

Macau
Macau Tower S11

Bangkok
Sathon Pier (detour location) S26

Kuala Lumpur
Sky Bar (I actually stayed at that hotel!  :trampb:) S24
Petronas Towers S24

Taipei
Ximending Commercial District S19
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall S12

Osaka
Umeda Sky Building S20
Osaka Castle

Seoul
Seoul Tower S4
Gyeongbokgung Palace S4

Shanghai
The Bund S21
Yu Yuan Gardens S6

Chicago
Buckingham Fountain S6
Water Tower S6

New York
Bethesda Fountain S1
Times Square S25

San Francisco
Sausalito S2

Washington DC
(Practically every place in S22 finale)

Boston
Eastern Point Yacht Club, Gloucester S17

Will post some pics soo :)
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Post by: TARmap on July 21, 2016, 10:52:43 PM
Sry forgot about Circular Quay in Sydney
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Post by: cbacbacba1 on July 24, 2016, 11:36:11 PM
Race location that I have been to

Paris, France
Arc de Triomphe (TAR 1, 27 Pit-stop)
Eiffel Tower (TAR 1, 10)
Place de la Concorde (TAR 10)
Pont Alexandre III (TAR 27)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Magere Brug (TAR 4)
Scheepvaart Museum (TAR 4)
Van Gogh Café (TAR 21)
Reguliersgracht Canal (TAR 26)
Museumplein (TAR 26)

Berlin, Germany
East Side Gallery (TAR 6)
Checkpoint Charlie (TAR 6)
Broken Chain Sculpture (TAR 6)
Olympic Stadium (TAR 6)
Brandenburg Gate (TAR 6 & 22)
Park Inn Hotel Berlin (TAR 22)
Alexanderplatz (TAR 22)
Salon Zur Wilden Renate (TAR 22)
Kurfürstendamm (TAR 22)
Deutsches Technikmuseum (TAR 22)

Shanghai, China
Peace Hotel (TAR 6)
People's Heroes Monument (TAR 6)
Zhujiajiao (TAR 16)
Waibaidu Bridge (TAR 16)
Yuyuan Garden (TAR 6, 16)
The Bund (TAR 6, 16, 21)
The Bund Signal Tower (TAR 21)

Beijing, China
Tiantan Park (TAR 1)
Great Wall of China (TAR 1,10)
Niǎo Cháo (TAR 14)

Xi'an, China
Drum Tower (TAR 6)
Terra Cotta Warriors Museum (TAR 6)
Xi'an City Wall (TAR 6)

Hong Kong
Wong Tai Sin Tample (TAR 2)
Central Plaza (TAR 2)
Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees (TAR 2)
Po Lin Monastery (TAR 2)
Tin Hau Temple in Repulse Bay (TAR 2)
Murray House (TAR 2)
Star Ferry (TAR 2,11,17)
Victoria Park (TAR 11)
Majesty Chinese Restaurant (TAR 17)
Avenue of Stars (TAR 17)
Hong Kong Tramways (TAR 17)
Statue Square (TAR 17)
Cheung Chau & Cheung Po Chai Cave (TAR 17)
Peninsula Hotel (TAR 27)
Apliu Street & Kwailin Street Market (TAR 27)

Macau
Macau Tower (TAR 11)
City of Dreams (TAR 27)

Shenzhen, China
Windows of the World (TAR 28)

Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou Opera House (TAR 24)

I am going to Tokyo next month. Will probably visit the places where TAR 9, 15 and 26 visit
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 12, 2016, 03:53:19 AM
Sydney Harbour Bridge for me. (Driven across it!)
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Post by: Brannockdevice on August 12, 2016, 04:24:11 AM
I was in Oxford a week after Season 25 was there as well as in (EEK) a week after Season 29 went there!  :gaah: missed it by that much!

No spoilers please!!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 12, 2016, 04:30:15 AM
Oh, I also SAW the Opera House, but didn't GO in it. (saw while driving across the harbour bridge
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Post by: Brannockdevice on August 12, 2016, 04:49:03 AM
Actually for my grad trip this summer my dad and I went up to Toronto and we visited the exact finish line for season 1 of The Amazing Race Canada, and the next day we went down to Niagara Falls to the exact starting line! As for everywhere else:

San Francisco
- Sausalito finish line for season 2
- Botanical Garden, season 11 finish line
- Coit Tower from season 16 finale

Los Angeles
- Rose Bowl, Pasadena, season 17
- Palm Springs starting line, season 18
- Castaic Lake, season 26 starting line

Chicago
- Buckingham Fountain, season 6 starting line
- Chicago Water Tower from season 6 finale

Great Britain
- London Eye from season 7
- Potters Field Park, pit stop in season 7
- Stonehenge, season 17
- Old Town Edinburgh, season 22 pit stop
- Tower Bridge, season 25
- Everywhere in Oxford, season 25

Canada
- Niagara Falls, season 1 starting line for TAR Canada
- Olympic Island, season 1 finish line "                      "
- Hamilton, season 4, TARC
- CN Tower, season 8 of the US version

Last AND Least, Arizona
- Papago Park, season 4 finale
- Mesa Gateway Airport, season 8
- Grand Canyon, season 8
- Snow Bowl in Flagstaff, HaMerotz LaMillion 3
- Camp Verde and Black Canyon City, Hamerotz LaMillion 3
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 17, 2016, 10:05:56 PM
I am back from vacation in Taipei, Taiwan! I missed my connection flight due to a delay at baggage claim and long lines at customs and TSA. I had to wait until the following day to get back on a plane toward Chicago. Slept okay at the San Francisco Airport. :iok Jet lagged like crazy still.

I will be posting about the excitement of visiting some TAR locations (and possibly extra vacation photos) tomorrow! :waves:
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Post by: Maanca on August 17, 2016, 11:26:35 PM
Got a couple during my years living in Alberta. Sorry for the quality, I only had a crappy disposable back then :P

From TAR Australia 2 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the Leg 10 Pit Stop (also a deleted task in the US5 finale)

From TAR Canada 1 - The Red Deer River badlands, site of the majority of Leg 3 (though this is Dinosaur Provincial Park. I never got to Drumheller, that's a bit upstream).
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 17, 2016, 11:58:45 PM
I am back from vacation in Taipei, Taiwan! I missed my connection flight due to a delay at baggage claim and long lines at customs and TSA. I had to wait until the following day to get back on a plane toward Chicago. Slept okay at the San Francisco Airport. :iok Jet lagged like crazy still.

I will be posting about the excitement of visiting some TAR locations (and possibly extra vacation photos) tomorrow! :waves:

I've forgotten.
When did TAR visit Taiwan  :ascared ???
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Post by: Maanca on August 18, 2016, 12:09:23 AM
I am back from vacation in Taipei, Taiwan! I missed my connection flight due to a delay at baggage claim and long lines at customs and TSA. I had to wait until the following day to get back on a plane toward Chicago. Slept okay at the San Francisco Airport. :iok Jet lagged like crazy still.

I will be posting about the excitement of visiting some TAR locations (and possibly extra vacation photos) tomorrow! :waves:

I've forgotten.
When did TAR visit Taiwan  :ascared ???

19 and 12
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 18, 2016, 12:58:19 AM
I am back from vacation in Taipei, Taiwan! I missed my connection flight due to a delay at baggage claim and long lines at customs and TSA. I had to wait until the following day to get back on a plane toward Chicago. Slept okay at the San Francisco Airport. :iok Jet lagged like crazy still.

I will be posting about the excitement of visiting some TAR locations (and possibly extra vacation photos) tomorrow! :waves:

I've forgotten.
When did TAR visit Taiwan  :ascared ???

19 and 12

Thanks!
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Post by: eragon on August 18, 2016, 10:02:45 PM
Oh. I didn't know there's a thread dedicated to race locations you've been to. I always make sure I do visit race locations if they're worth going to. I'm gonna share some of my pictures from my recent travels.

South Korea
Made a replica of TAR clue. I opened it on the day of my travel to South Korea. :lol: :hoot:
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20151114_080512_zpsgnor8gw7.jpg)

Namsan Tower - TAR4
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20151115_174559_zps2wxcilhz.jpg)

Gyeongbokgung Palace - TAR4 (Pitstop)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20151118_133342_zpsey4vrfup.jpg)

Australia

Twelve Apostles - The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160129_120229_zpsvuv5ybnc.jpg)

Loch Ard Gorge - The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand (Location of the final Roadblock and Finish Line)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160129_125531_zpsrugibu4v.jpg)

Hong Kong, China

Wong Tai Sin Temple - TAR2 (Fast Forward)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160719_131824_zps7wlya1j7.jpg)

Po Lin Monastery - TAR2 (Fast Forward)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/IMG_20160719_182310_zpsoz76wpbf.jpg)

Tian Tan Buddha - TAR2 (Fast Forward)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160718_153606_zpsymknaaku.jpg)

Statue Square - TAR17 (Pitstop)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160718_180025_zps6ru4gxkm.jpg)

Victoria Harbor (Red Junk Boat) - TAR2 (Pitstop)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160716_201005_zpsaez3ljrm.jpg)

Macau, China

Macau Tower - TAR11 (Roadblock)
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/Macau%20Tower_zps9kk4djdv.jpg)

Senado Square - TAR Canada 2
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160717_141411_zpsklaqttdu.jpg)

Ruins of St. Paul - TAR Australia 2/TAR Canada 2
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160717_143655_zpsxjvutmg1.jpg)

The Venetian Macau - TAR Australia 1
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160717_190549_zpsivgnds2x.jpg)

Philippines
No photos of the locations because there's no need to. :lol:
TAR25
Rajah Sulayman Park
Manila Baywalk
Divisoria Market
Baluarte de San Diego (Pitstop)

TAR Asia 2
CCP Complex
Fort Santiago (Pitstop)
Paco Park (Pitstop)

TAR Asia 5
Will be featured in season 5 when they visit The Philippines.

Calle Crisologo
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160414_124246_zpsjobat9f5.jpg)

Bantay Bell Tower
(http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p391/gonzalesarv/20160414_174731_zpstiujkuk0.jpg)

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Post by: georgiapeach on August 18, 2016, 10:09:16 PM
Nice eragon!!

Oh Rachel...I think you missed something special by 48hrs!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 18, 2016, 11:51:34 PM
Taipei, Taiwan
Seven days in Taipei, six nights spent adventuring the great streets, and hundreds of facts learned from my first international vacation! I was enamored by the whole atmosphere and structure of the city, and even more so by its delectable local cuisine. Besides catching up on the Rio Olympics on their primetime schedule, Taipei offered a bunch of thrilling activities to do during my stay, even when it rained, and a few of them involved traveling to locations explored by TAR. Here are some of the photos I took of my journey arranged in chronological order of season visit:

TAR12
Taipei Main Station - Not a typical railway station; in fact, the place was like its own shopping center. There were many pastry stalls and gift boutiques selling wonderful desserts such as yule logs, macaroons, egg tarts, and mooncakes. A food court on the second floor offering Taiwanese and other ethnic cravings filled visitors' and high-speed rail travelers' appetite. Ultimately, I spent most of my time upstairs to lunch on a delicious hot cast iron skillet meal of beef, rice, glazed onions, and bok choy. I considered riding the high-speed rail to Taichung/Jiji from there, but had planned a rather tight schedule attending more excitement around Taipei. However, I did ride the metro lines (also feasible in walking distance at the station) frequently.
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GK Teahouse - I must credit georgiapeach and her friend from Taiwan for helping me locate this beautiful teahouse.  :<3 Thank you! Fun fact of that night: I learned from a local that the proper pronunciation of this establishment is "Jie-Kuh". Although the menu at this restaurant was written entirely in Mandarin Chinese, a language I cram-studied on my flight, I settled on ordering a nice pot of tea and took a wild guess as to which flavor was the rose-colored one teams drank during the race. Unlucky for me, I chose the wrong one! Appreciatively, a dark tea infused with what I believe were dates (bottom left picture) had a unique, charming flavor I could not stop sipping. If I do return to Taipei again, GK is worth a return visit. The ambiance of the teahouse is relaxing, earthy, and an oasis from the tropical humidity.
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Gongguan Night Market - Unfortunately, my phone battery depleted about the time I arrived at the central hub of Gongguan so I was not able to take any more pictures that night than the one below. The night market is not as large-scale as Shilin or Raohe, but a quaint evening staring at oodles of Taiwanese street food and viewing the flashy neon signs just after drinking a warm pot of sweet, stark tea was lovely.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xmAI4YdGkurBsE_EfNhLdkrczUbqKx5PNCm9olUMcnNLPpe5QUkty6NYhfVR_CSBws37gPXY=w276-h207-p-no)

228 Peace Memorial Park ("Zhongzheng Park") - The lantern-lighting park that merely made it on the air! From the looks of it, the green near the palm trees seems like the approximate area where the task was organized. Although now a glorious park where everyone was enjoying the view and walking about with a stroller or texting away, I learned the memorial there paid recognition to the division of Taiwan from Mainland China in 1947. A museum opened in the park to bring to light the historic massacre that took place and the events leading into independence. I can't believe no one ever brought this up during my 20th century history course in college. Such a fascinating past Taiwan has had much like the Colonial U.S. wanting to cede from Great Britain.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MSpx-z8ceXv0VNfiIDHbID-65yuB9T277SydvrTwEh2kpj83j3mI39EP-tC11zRHN3WtTwe4=w155-h207-p-no)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9T19eK5Mcha0J_Kr5700xS85crYPQaalK8z-9e2KO-ir_pIYN-XlG_ty7UTZSjMrlEVAt-SA=w155-h207-p-no)
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Youth Park - Youth Park was a gigantic park to go around! It felt more like an amusement park with endless winding paths, an exercise station, swimming pools, rollerskating rink, a red dirt forest, a baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, a driving range, and let's not forget the stones teams had to track onward and back. I tried stepping on one of those rocks barefoot... that was NOT a good idea. I'm pretty sure the amount of "uncles" that traveled through my head while walking the path would make me become an extremely whiny child calling for a family member. :lol: At the entrance of the park closest to the expressway, a clock made out of flora and a statue of a historic ruler greeted me by surprise.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/q1kEues8P4kun7o7KGUZti-gpD-Hdepl1JeU5VDb5T5CzjK4jl-ND_8wJFiiAkgqrQ3l53QL=w150-h199-p-no)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wvFaKdfn-z2h3lqtjmjhFChlnbOtU0GfK786InNmv67oeiK9CIJY_r60oU_qTNDnDCRVtgQz=w150-h199-p-no)
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall - The largest open walking space in the country perhaps! I was able to explore inside the memorial and see what the life of the former nationalist leader of Taiwan was like in office and some of his relics. The architecture for each of the buildings in the square are colossal and truly evokes grandeur to represent Kai-shek's reign. Simply a stunning and gorgeous centerpiece of Taipei!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ewVPueLEWJojwtK7fv5Vgg9X9f4lyZXp0ULH6U2FAElUhqCza84akRJahzCz7SewEmyz4jkP=w275-h205-p-no)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/P_X3vRr_3PbwHJelju7kVo04vSlREFZuGipqY45THxYqGNN8QDFTbHhF4__Pn7one-TTYeyD=w275-h205-p-no)
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TAR19
Ximending Commercial District - A crowded and busy boulevard with vibrant and jovial tastes in clothing, snacks, and pop culture! I also found the electronic billboard that got teams confused about their next clue (top right). Ximending is a youthful district, but is welcoming for people of all ages to come and explore each store. As a matter of fact, I found a pair of silver earrings I really liked at one of the outdoor vendors!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ejgRpVMG8OZUhJG0xpbaj9OcGCMFfooHVMKLu1fenC9Q5ZfHOtzM4QrlXoZz9-Bg7iTeQefi=w276-h207-p-no)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-icwhk8_F237uihQ5bfVyQ7q5glgJ9nbJTuufdz2FKxjfxVcwpISv_l9Rdk39bD3y5VENNpy=w155-h207-p-no)
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Taipei Confucius Temple - I don't think I have ever been so enthusiastic to see a payphone in my life! :funny: Showing off the proverbial and spiritual enlightenment of wise Confucius, I also was taught a lesson about the morphing of Chinese language from simple stick lines to curvy brush techniques. The temple offered many interactive stations, one of those I was invested into for 30 minutes -- calligraphy! In my bottom picture, I attempted to copy the plaque on my left. I believe I "wrote" A.K.A. shaded and drew it the best I could with a pencil.
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Core Pacific City Mall - Kaylani & Lisa visited to do a daring bungee jump from the maintenance ladder, I visited to do the same thing..... just kidding! The mall is equipped with an arcade, bookstore, and playground, and shopping outlets along with fancy restaurants upstairs for the adults. Every floor has its own unique style and each floor was its own perspective toward the core. The structure of this building is phenomenal, that is all I have to say!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YqyWG2u1rlFF55BTuC5Ta9ISKpEDc-5OSSVbnthiw90XInsQb2hPDBInpk41eFpMlESEFsag=w155-h207-p-no)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LCY59e0mOyQYI3IMtjKruWCjASHQcHGcjgYD8e-S2fLr1xSP56izyFU0P6kukv0c4hFxXRva=w155-h207-p-no)
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Dajia Riverside Park - The landscape here while standing along the promenade delivers a breathtaking view across the river! The viewpoint is spectacular from looking toward Grand Hotel to as far as the Miramar Ferris wheel. I traveled here in the morning and there were only a few people spending time at the park. Might I mention we know the following Pit Stop peeping behind the trees. All of them were picnicking so I guess this is the ideal spot for a nice day of relaxation. Of course, the rays were scorching here so sunblock is a necessity before embarking on a summer trip here. I realized I was sunburned on my arms when I returned to my hotel. Turning my back toward the river, a mosaic of Taiwanese locals decorate the divider. I believe this is where the phrase "Dajia" is signified. "The People's Park"! (Cram-studying on a plane paid off!)
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Martyrs' Shrine - And here we have it, the last place the U.S. version visited! While I was here, the changing of the guards occurred and I was in awe watching these professional officers stand like a rock on their designated posts. In addition, I read the 24 boards and numerous busts spread around the back to enrich myself about the backstory of this memorial. There was even a miniature version of the entire complex directly behind the shrine. Definitely an eye-opening place for anyone to visit. Just don't think the show is over once the guards are all standing still. ;)
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And of course, the common place both U.S. seasons visited....
Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
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Last, but not least. Thanks for stealing the CBS logo, Taiwanese security company! :funny: :funny: :funny:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 19, 2016, 01:06:21 PM
Oh sounds like you had a great time!! Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: CanadianOwl on August 26, 2016, 08:27:55 PM
London Eye (featured in TAR7 Route Marker)
http://i.imgur.com/WodKeD8.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WodKeD8.jpg)

Eiffel Tower (featured in TAR1 Roadblock)
http://i.imgur.com/Zg0rnEK.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Zg0rnEK.jpg)

Arc de Triomphe (featured in TAR1 & TAR 27 Pit Stop)
http://i.imgur.com/m6hRNET.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/m6hRNET.jpg)

Notre Dame (featured in TAR1 Detour)
http://i.imgur.com/gCZ4McG.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/gCZ4McG.jpg)

Pantheon (featured in TAR1 Detour)
http://i.imgur.com/UpNfIrZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/UpNfIrZ.jpg)

Schloss Neuschwanstein (featured in TAR3 Pit Stop)
http://i.imgur.com/j1QPMwU.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/j1QPMwU.jpg)

Coit Tower (featured in TAR16 Roadblock)
http://i.imgur.com/2QoYVgz.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/2QoYVgz.jpg)

Both Detour Locations in TAR Canada 1's Vancouver leg
http://i.imgur.com/R59AvrB.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/R59AvrB.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/e9y7SZp.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/e9y7SZp.jpg)

Hoodoos (featured in TAR Canada 1 Route Marker)
http://i.imgur.com/okKXKVn.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/okKXKVn.jpg)

Royal Tyrrell Museum (featured in TAR Canada 1 Detour)
http://i.imgur.com/KP0Ke8E.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/KP0Ke8E.jpg)

BC Place (featured in TAR Canada 3 Roadblock)
http://i.imgur.com/ktJP8Rs.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/ktJP8Rs.jpg)

Hyperlinks the pictures because the pictures are too big
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 26, 2016, 08:49:51 PM
 :bigwelcome :welcome2: To RFF, CanadianOwl!
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Post by: CanadianOwl on August 26, 2016, 08:50:33 PM
:bigwelcome :welcome2: To RFF, CanadianOwl!

I was already welcomed in another thread :P
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 26, 2016, 08:51:13 PM
:bigwelcome :welcome2: To RFF, CanadianOwl!

I was already welcomed in another thread :P

Ah, well. Two welcomes. How lucky are you!
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Post by: Slowhatch on October 02, 2016, 08:58:11 PM
Had to visit the Santa Ynez valley a couple of days ago, so I stopped by Bridlewood and took a look at the roads and signage (you can do the same on streetview, but I wanted to see it for myself). It only strengthens my suspicions that the TAR20 teams were given directions to LAX. Not handing out plane tickets at the end of the vineyard puzzle seems a tad irresponsible, but it worked out OK for them.
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Post by: Neobie on November 08, 2016, 06:22:09 AM
After 14 years I finally tracked down the location of Ban Plai Phongphang (https://goo.gl/maps/RTqA8srcaGT2), the Pit Stop in Central Thailand in TAR 2! (In this digital age the place has managed to creep by without an online presence.)

It's unfortunately a shadow of its former self. The vegetation has creeped in and the canal is choked with algae. A hanging sign still declares it to be a guesthouse, but I'm not quite sure if it's still running - all I saw were a pack of angry dogs and an old groundskeeper.

It's 14km by tuktuk from the town of Samut Songkhram or a convuluted 10km from the floating market at Amphawa. (I ended up jogging 4km from a nearby, functional guesthouse called Na Plai Phongphang (https://www.facebook.com/%E0%B8%93-%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A2%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%87-155783231121257/).)
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 08, 2016, 01:33:02 PM
The AMAZING Neobie does it again! :hearts:
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Post by: Wadsy591 on June 06, 2017, 03:01:43 AM
Considering that I was born and live in Auckland would mean that I have pretty much been to every destination that they went to here...

Season 2: Leg 12 - One Tree Hill (Logan Campbell Monument)

Season 5: Leg 10 - Rotorua Museum. I've been to this place many times and have scaled the location pinpointing the 'Yield' location
                 Leg 11 - Auckland Harbour Bridge. Heheh, I travel over the bridge time and time again and done the 'Harbour Bridge Climb' and watched bungee jumpers.   

Season 13: Leg 4 - Gulf Harbour - Once or twice, but driven past many times to go to Shakespeare Regional Park
                               Mount Eden - I've been to the summit many times in my lifetime
                               Sky Tower - Again, many times. I even worked here at one point

Unfortunately, I have not been to Queenstown or Te Puke which were also shown.
                               
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Post by: BourkieBoy on June 06, 2017, 04:15:01 AM
I have been do:

MELBOURNE
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (TAR Australia 1 Starting Line)
Old Melbourne Gaol (TAR Norway 1)
Eureka Tower (TAR Norway 1)
Brighton Beach (TAR Israel 5)
Melbourne Museum (TAR Israel 5)
Bourke Street Mall (TAR Israel 5)
Federation Square (TAR Israel 5)
National Gallery of Victoria (TAR Israel 5)
St Kilda Beach (TAR Israel 5)

SYDNEY
Sydney Harbour (TAR Norway 1, TAR 2, TAR Asia 1, TAR Israel 1)
Bondi Beach (TAR Norway 1)

GOLD COAST
Dreamworld (TAR Asia 4)

Sadly, I have not be too Brisbane, Darwin or Perth, where TAR has visited. By hopefully, one day, I will!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on July 07, 2017, 11:13:03 AM
Thought I would bring this topic back in relevance now that I have officially planned my second international trip to not only one... but TWO countries this summer! I am enthused to reveal that I will be retracing the destinations and following my own bucket list wishes in....
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MILAN, ITALY!!!..... :conf:
LAKE COMO in NORTHERN ITALY!!!......  :roses:
and en route to GRINDELWALD, SWITZERLAND!!! :food:

My first European vacation!

This will be a week-long trip in the second half of July, and I will be sharing my memories with all of you when I return. I can't wait to experience all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, feels, vibes, and every seventh senses I can possibly think of!
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 07, 2017, 01:00:27 PM
Two beautiful places!! "Oh the sights you will see!"

Happy for you!
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Post by: Declive on July 18, 2017, 03:58:32 PM
Will be in São Paulo in two months from now. Nice to be at a city where the race has recently been on.
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Post by: nrh2110 on July 28, 2017, 08:59:02 PM
I've been to Cairo, Luxor, Reykjavik (although I don't think I went anywhere that the race went to), Copenhagen, Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Prague, Paris, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu (again don't think I went anywhere that the race went to), Guangzhou, Amsterdam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, and Zurich (again don't think I went anywhere that the race went to)! I'll post my photos once I have a chance to go through them later.

I'm heading back to Copenhagen and going to Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk and Ålesund in November so I'll post those then.

Also, I'm doing a study abroad program in Strasbourg, France next spring, and I'm going to travel on the weekends. Right now, of places that the Race has gone to, I'm planning on visiting Tunis, Athens, Brussels, Budapest, Vienna, Porto, Florence, Brasov, Edinburgh, London, Tangier or Marrakesh, Monaco, Nice, Malta, and Tallinn so I'll have plenty to post when I get back!  :)
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 05, 2017, 11:13:46 AM
Will be uploading my summer vacation photos and experiences this weekend! Stay logged!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 06, 2017, 10:51:03 PM
Two weeks ago, I fervently switched currencies, drew out my getaway plans, spent a few hours having my "Dove il"s come back to me, and geared up in my restful neck pillow - prepared to board the big, intimate commercial plane! I would soon learn the adventure I was about to embark on would top my list for favorite vacation hotspots. Looking at the reconfigured seat monitors, I pressed the option to unscroll the digital map. It was there I truly gained the epiphany of "Oh my Bejeebies"... I was headed nearly 5,000 miles to the historic and gorgeous city of
Milan, Italy
On this journey, Milan acted as the stem of my trip where I would branch out to two other captivating locations:
Lake Como and Grindelwald, Switzerland
And with that I present to you the beautiful wide-eyed world - of my first European vacation!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - TAR4
Situated beside the iconic city cathedral, the Galleria offered a prestigious row of luxury goodies including Prada, Louis Vuitton, Massimo Dutti, and even a Mercedes-Benz boutique (no cars!). I was most mesmerized by the actual height of the mass merchant! Before, I assumed the building would be shorter from impressions off of photos online. While I walked by packs of visitors roaming through this exquisite arcade, I also imagined myself strutting out of one of their stores like an A-list celebrity mogul, carrying shopping totes stuffed with Italian leather purses and perfectly stitched designer blazers, to blend into this fashion-forward district. Outside of the jaw-droppingly miraculous mall, I stood in the center of Duomo and took in a 360 degree spin with my eyes (and camera). In every direction, the flawless construction of EVERY building made me wonder about the painstaking work it took for the men to chisel n' level what has continued to be the defining image of Milan to foreigners. Beyond amazing! I would certainly stay in this area given another opportunity!
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2k45yqapLPE/WYCStkEA0ZI/AAAAAAAAAy0/2s12vCogkxkzdeH0gDMpo_YwoU53ATzbgCKgBGAs/s1600/Galleria.png)

Piazza Fontana - TAR4 and 29
The place of the first clue box ever located in Milan! Piazza Fontana is a fairly small roundabout park with a fountain reminiscent of New York City's Central Park. The piazza holds the only group of trees among the bustling antique architecture of Duomo and provides complementary running water for people to wash their hands. I even saw a couple dogs quench their thirst at this lovely oasis. For an added bonus, who could ever say they've traveled to Milan without rendering themselves speechless in front of Milan Cathedral?
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bC7uxtjqHL4/WYCSxb2aktI/AAAAAAAAAy4/-hnnCZyg-ygFiXPS20SkzPKK0nk3yFnBgCLcBGAs/s1600/Piazza.png)

ATMosfera Tram Ristorante - TAR29
Initially, I was going to reserve a table at this premium dining experience. Unfortunately, I opted out just to save more money for Switzerland, and I knew I would feel gluttonous for helping myself to a freaking six-course meal alone, so I gave other prospects with a romantic date or a group of friends a chance to enjoy this supper. I had a wonderful coupe of red wine with a glorious plate of handmade gnocchi at another restaurant in the area so it all worked out great! But I could not leave Milan without taking pictures of this immaculately remodeled trolley.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R7FLTw25zY0/WYCSydkqkwI/AAAAAAAAAy8/EPOiCn8t4tUiArN5t_s6BLDLt6fl6VmpACLcBGAs/s1600/Atmosfera.png)

:swim And now onto my leg in Lake Como!

Castello de Vezio - TAR29
I arrived at Varenna first via train from Milan Centrale. So what better way to explore the all-terrain region than taking the hourlong hike up to Castello de Vezio? I pushed myself to the limits journeying up curving roads, through the woods, beside beautifully built homes, and even across a river to reach my destination, and boy, it is totally worth the unnecessary struggle. After finally stepping foot on the castle grounds, I felt like I brought out a new person within me more than any marathon could take out. Vezio, believed to be built in the Late Antiquity, was constructed as a signal/watchtower to carry out military operations. Now, it is a foster home and training center for falcons! The overlook with the infamous plaster ghosts delivered one of the most elegant views of Lake Como, and the top of the turret did not disappoint either! Legends say ghosts still haunt the place at night, but I say legends live on as ghosts. On the terrace, I could remember hearing faint voices of Ashton brushing through the wind saying, "All I can tell you is you're a beautiful ghost", to Vanck. Chilling. Not to mention, I found a possible TAR relic of splattered plaster mold casting along the balustrade.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bvqauac6nFk/WYCuj1V9VOI/AAAAAAAABkI/UFm8-7hTuL4t1Bq5p0fPFS96zuExp1E8ACLcBGAs/s1600/Castello.png)

Greenway dei Patriarchi - TAR29
Greenway dei Patriarchi is a sophisticated lakeside boardwalk that gives an up-close view of the lake, puts mountains in a different perspective, and gives another side to its tourism culture. Deep. But not deeper than finding the gate that teams entered through to stumble upon the U-Turn. (Makes no sense, but bear with me. I'm still wonder-struck).
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eEPLLA7TWco/WYCr29Jnj9I/AAAAAAAABh4/UAX0ApfRK389m5_Vz5F-fRABLKnAxJh2wCLcBGAs/s1600/Greenway.png)

L'Angolo Benedetto Castelli (Falesia di Menaggio) - TAR29
Menaggio was somethin' else! After I picked up some hot espresso, bottled water, and stopped by a gelateria on the lakefront, I was on my way for my own rock climbing adventure! With an instructor speaking in native tongue, I learned the precautions and rules of real "arrampicata", tips for footholds and handles, and a latent instinct of deciding my own vertical maneuvers. Eventually after a couple (AKA six) failed attempts, I reached more than halfway up the cliff where I have marked "climb a mountain" off my bucket list and was rewarded with a stunning viewpoint of big, bodacious Lake Como in the background. Today, I feel like I put those gym rock climbing walls to shame! It is truly wayyyy tougher than it looks through a screen, and can't blame Brooke now for breaking down over this literal mountain of a task.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X5_TbR16_sg/WYCw1BLyLvI/AAAAAAAABkY/waJmIW9G3dAgBawuXOVXKDGufxuK4LGBwCLcBGAs/s1600/L%2527Angolo.png)

Teresio Olivelli Park - TAR29
A hidden treasure in Tremezzo! The park sings The Sound of Music vibes. Dozens of sun-soaking people were having a picnic and playing a friendly childhood game of ball here. Some were taking a dip in the water, enjoying a little swimming, and one was learning how to paddleboard. The shining, warm weather brought out the best the midsection of Lake Como had to show off, and this park proved to be very popular in this resort town! Disappointedly, I didn't get the memo that wearing a t-shirt and jean shorts is "out of dress code", but it's whatever. :lol:
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dxk32d0rOlg/WYC2WGA9ExI/AAAAAAAABk0/C4ffVYnpB68mPfcSAFra34s14davcc_BACLcBGAs/s1600/Teresio.png)

Navigazione Lago di Como/Piazza Risorgimento - Monumento ai Caduti - TAR29
On the southernmost end of Lake Como, this granite monument in its namesake city commemorated futurist architect Antonio Sant'Elia. Its engraving on the front, "Stanotte si dorme a Trieste o in Paradiso con gli eroi", simply means the fallen are at peace. On the side facing the lake, the monument pays respect to Sant'Elia's children. In the general area, the iconic Life Electric statue and Tempio Voltiano power (pun definitely intended) the city's marina area in becoming a renown tourism destination. Navigazione Lago di Como's ferry terminal in Como is also the main headquarters of the entire operations, so I also thank them for making these destinations possible for everyone to visit and enjoy. I took a picture of what appears to be the main office as their ports are ubiquitous around the lake.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N4QEHL19-oY/WYC3krjTpfI/AAAAAAAABlA/8WQzSmSl0MgOQbx0vNNNIGEobwAjjOy9ACLcBGAs/s1600/Monumento.png)

:gnome Jungfrau region, here I come! Now I was short on time here, so I didn't get to visit certain race locations including the Pit Stops from seasons 3 (Chalet Arnika), 14 (Stechelberg), and train-mania 22 (Bodmi), but with 24 hours of pure fun and adrenaline... I realize I need to leave some stones unturned because all of you will see why I will call this the dreamiest place you would ever want to be, and I want to keep some mysteries unspoiled so I can go here later in life and dive more into the place, and perhaps you could even finish the journey for me and discover the essence of why I LOVE Grindelwald, why I call it the definition of utopia, and experience the magic yourself!

Gletscherschlucht - TAR3
The tour for this glacier history lesson is owned by the hotel of the same name. It costs about 20 Swiss francs per adult person, and you get to see firsthand the cold ravine below while traversing between two cavernous cliffs. During the activity, you get to stand on a suspended rope net about 50 ft above the stream where you can feel chills running down your legs and neck from the freezing temperature of the glacier water. Definitely a wonderful thing to do while exploring Grindelwald. Perfect for people who want to live life on the edge and want to play on a modern-day "rickety bridge"!
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R5x1gGIH1Gw/WYe8p3zLuUI/AAAAAAAABqc/GUz4QYReC80NLtTCVt1bI1AXyZej5DpbwCLcBGAs/s1600/Gletscher.png)
Kleine Rugen Wiese - TAR14
May I present to everyone, the unforgettably classic, original, nostalgic, and still unfazed CHEESE HILL! I finally get to see the location that produced one of my favorite tasks in the entire series! So surreal! When I found the place after strolling through the glamorous streets of Interlaken and through a community park, I was mind blown how close to the train station (West, not Ost) this was. I entered the small driveway between two homes and found myself reliving a piece of joyous TAR memory. I am pleasantly surprised how well kept the grass here is knowing a lawn mower would go through hell to maintain this type of pristine and clean. If Luke still comes to RFF, please share him this throwback! ;) Because this is private property and I don't know the landowner, I was not going to climb the hill, but I would imagine if I faced the direction walking down that hill.... I can feel the teams would receive a panoramic view of Interlaken, see the tops of aesthetically built structures in the city, a number of fearless paragliders, and a stunning view of the nearby mountains.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TwPDApaVKD4/WYe_BM_lXjI/AAAAAAAABq8/bx9a4KtOpBssGGXu-vAQfDgUh3ud10nMwCLcBGAs/s1600/Cheesehill.png)

And now...

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Kirche Grindelwald - TAR22
Starting off in the promised land near the main train station, I hiked about fifteen minutes up the flowing paths past rows of quaint shops and restaurants to the pastor's hall. These holy grounds provided some of the best views of the lodges downhill, and paid respect to the deceased in a very honorable way. Flowers in nearly every color of the rainbow covered the graves of the fallen and the unmatched mountains naturally look after this place as it has always.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mBEtdGZmkNs/WYfPLPC7xJI/AAAAAAAABr0/sZoJFzOIHwE2lQ8BzW_C9eWYIyYQOmcRwCLcBGAs/s1600/Kirche.png)

Hotel Bellevue des Alpes - TAR22
Next stop was Kleine Scheidegg! I rode the cogwheel train up to this point at a 45 degree incline, scared the train would roll back toward Grindelwald at any given moment like one of those rocking pirate ship rides. Eventually reaching this small town, I found Hotel Bellevue des Alpes immediately. This resort-like ski cabin was unsuspectingly quiet, lodged ever so majestically under the Alps. Although I did not see any live Saint Bernard dogs here, I did find some at the nearby gift shop - Swiss barrel charm and everything!
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Sphinx Observatory - TAR22
The Top of Europe! The cream of the crop! The moon to our Earth! Jungfraujoch is another world that I cannot truly describe. I have never felt snow during the summer before so this is definitely a milestone in my life! At this lovely viewpoint 3751 meters above sea level, the pamphlet I received said I could see the tips of mountains located in Italy and even France. The distance was magnificent, literally taking my breath away, and sending me above the clouds. The biggest glacier in the world sat so perfectly and white it looked like a giant cloud from the observatory. I cannot eloquently put how beautiful this site is until you actually go. It's more than anything I could have ever imagined and definitely should be on everyone's bucket list. Inside the exploratorium, there are a few gift shops to bypass which sell Swiss watches and Lindt chocolate. The chocolatier even contained a hologram of a chef preparing a chocolate glaze and showed a replica of how cacao is processed into this delectable treat. Other attractions included an ice cave where handcrafted sculptures are on display and even a Scrat doll and his acorn from the movie Ice Age is frozen in the castle, and Alpine Sensation where aurora-like lights and tranquil music between the main observatory and the ice palace guide people through the narrow passages. Just to remind everyone: Please DO go here! Not cheap, but definitely worth what it costs!
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Eiger North Face - TAR22
Finally, my last set of photos I will share riding the electric train down Eiger. Certainly, every moment I had here topped my personal record books and no future phenomenon can replace this everlasting mental album of my adventures around Europe.
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P.S. Unsure if this is the correct tunnel teams picked up the Roadblock clue on, but seeing a shaft to head outside of this gargantuan mountain is no opportunity to push away. I wasn't sure which photo was North Face, so heck with it, I put the best snapshots of the bold mountain on here! (I feel like the third photo might be it. Someone verify me on it.)
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:conf:HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED! :conf:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2017, 11:35:26 PM
Oh wow Rachel!! What a wonderful trip! You sure covered all the TAR spots...I cannot believe the plaster casts! Not to mention cheese hill!! Thank you so much for sharing, I loved reading about your travels!
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Post by: BourkieBoy on August 07, 2017, 01:12:59 AM
Rachel, what a trip!!!

Just a quick question, but what did the teams do at the Sphinx Observatory? ???

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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 07, 2017, 10:36:45 AM
Rachel, what a trip!!!

Just a quick question, but what did the teams do at the Sphinx Observatory? ???
They had to deliver the Saint Bernards they picked up at Hotel Bellevue via train to Jungfraujoch. They didn't necessarily go "inside" the observatory itself, but it was at the sledging/snow tubing grounds of the exploratory.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 18, 2017, 02:50:46 AM
On Monday I shall go on a six day trip to Copenhagen and Berlin  :conf:

Im actually staying in the Park Inn Alexanderplatz which is the building teams jumped off of in S22 and I hope to also do the jump aha. Photos will come :)

1000  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 18, 2017, 06:37:36 PM
On Monday I shall go on a six day trip to Copenhagen and Berlin  :conf:

Im actually staying in the Park Inn Alexanderplatz which is the building teams jumped off of in S22 and I hope to also do the jump aha. Photos will come :)

1000  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:
Cannot wait, BritishTARFan! And don't forget to go to the Ida Davidsen sandwich restaurant in Copenhagen. I've always wanted to taste one of their sandwiches after seeing that episode. Her sandwiches look like sushi - beautifully crafted and rich with flavor. I'll be damned if you didn't go. :lol:
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 19, 2017, 05:34:39 AM
On Monday I shall go on a six day trip to Copenhagen and Berlin  :conf:

Im actually staying in the Park Inn Alexanderplatz which is the building teams jumped off of in S22 and I hope to also do the jump aha. Photos will come :)

1000  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:
Cannot wait, BritishTARFan! And don't forget to go to the Ida Davidsen sandwich restaurant in Copenhagen. I've always wanted to taste one of their sandwiches after seeing that episode. Her sandwiches look like sushi - beautifully crafted and rich with flavor. I'll be damned if you didn't go. :lol:

Definitely will go! I may not eat the sandwiches featured on TAR however as they didn't appeal to my taste aha. I'm even popping over to Malmö to see the Stortoget.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on August 19, 2017, 01:10:52 PM
On Monday I shall go on a six day trip to Copenhagen and Berlin  :conf:

Im actually staying in the Park Inn Alexanderplatz which is the building teams jumped off of in S22 and I hope to also do the jump aha. Photos will come :)

1000  :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:
Cannot wait, BritishTARFan! And don't forget to go to the Ida Davidsen sandwich restaurant in Copenhagen. I've always wanted to taste one of their sandwiches after seeing that episode. Her sandwiches look like sushi - beautifully crafted and rich with flavor. I'll be damned if you didn't go. :lol:

Definitely will go! I may not eat the sandwiches featured on TAR however as they didn't appeal to my taste aha. I'm even popping over to Malmö to see the Stortoget.
Fantastic stuff! Are you flying or driving/ferrying between Denmark and Germany? If you are driving, I would definitely visit Hamburg en route to your main attractions.
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Post by: BritishTARFan on August 19, 2017, 01:29:29 PM
Most definitely flying, AirBerlin is a steal  :funny:, I'm only away for six days as I just had a week of doing nothing in Turkey.
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Post by: geographynerd on August 20, 2017, 10:18:47 PM
Me and my family just got back from Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen and Oslo, so I'll go through our pictures and see if we went to any race sights! And yes we also flew AirBerlin from Berlin to Copenhagen  :funny:
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Post by: Cocoa on August 27, 2017, 12:46:30 PM
I've recently been to Beijing!

Visited:
* Jingshan Park (TAR1)
* Meridian Gate, Forbidden City (TAR10)
* Beijing Railway Station (TAR10)
* Dandong Station (TAR14)
* Niao Chao / Bird's Nest (TAR14)
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Post by: Maanca on September 08, 2017, 03:06:02 PM
Well, even if it is my own country, guess I should share a recent TAR Canada location from this current season I've been to :)

Pictures from when I was in the town of Rouleau, Saskatchewan in '07 (site of the Leg 9 Speed Bump/Detour/U-Turn) where the sitcom Corner Gas was filmed. Was fortunate enough to be there on a filming day and passed two of the stars on the street, Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) and Emma (the now-late Janet Wright).

The first two are of the main components of the set, the gas station and Ruby café, the second is looking into the gas station window. These were torn down last fall, a while after the Corner Gas Movie (which had Jon Montgomery in a 1-minute cameo) finished. The race was about 6 months too late.