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The Amazing Race International Versions => TAR Australia => Topic started by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2011, 02:21:46 AM

Title: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2011, 02:21:46 AM
LIVE sightings go here!  :hearts:
 
Guidelines:
 
If you are posting a tweet, please post the actual tweet, the tweet time, the twitter user name is optional. If you remove it, please copy me the name. 
 
For FB posts, please remove the FB name, but please send me the name and link for our records.
 
It is also wise to take a screenshot of any posts you want to see again, they disappear quickly.

 
Please be kind, and don't all bury the poor unsuspecting twitterer with questions, if you see another RFFer on the job, let them handle it. Rest assured that we try to follow up on all twitters/sightings.
 
If you are concerned that any info gained from any sighting or tweet may be private or confidential or just "too much too soon", feel free to PM or email me to ask before you post.
 
If you are bringing us a live sighting, :tu !! But please do  help us as much as you can with WHO (be descriptive, what they look like, is it a male/female team for example, what color they are wearing is helpful) WHAT are they doing, WHERE (as exactly as possible..street? airport gate? be specific!), WHEN (what time zone?, exact time), and any descriptions of the action! Pictures are treasured!
 
 
And even though we all get excited, please, once we have a possible location, take the discussion to the Speculation or Location threads and leave the Twitter zone free for incoming info! :ty3:
 
If you have a spoiler and prefer to share it privately, you are welcome to PM me. You can also email me if my inbox is full or just if you prefer, my email is in my profile. Your confidentiality will be respected. .
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2011, 02:32:39 AM
WIth two races running pretty close to simultaneously this time, I will probably get NO sleep. :lol:
 
So be prepared....I will try to move chatter if I can, but since that is a pain, MOST will get deleted.
 
SO help a peach out, and keep this thread ONLY for SPOILERS and LIVE SIGHTINGS.
 
That means NOTHING in this thread until the first live sightings, UNLESS you have spoilers about the race.
 
But please also remember that RFF chooses to first of all insure the safety of the racers. That means we do not want to expose them to a big fan/media onslaught along the way. So if you by chance know the exact locations racers will be in at a certain time BEFOREhand (like the Start Line), please send it to me privately first, before posting it.
 
This is going to be fun!!  :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2011, 02:33:15 AM
saved
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 11, 2011, 07:56:25 PM
Twitter comment 1 hour ago (11:50am Aus EST): Hearing rumours of The Amazing Race filming in Brisbane today!?!?!

Looks like a creditble source. But no details as yet. Can anyone get to Brisbane airport!!!???
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 11, 2011, 08:00:06 PM
I've seen it too and asked for more info... she hasn't responded yet.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Aussie on November 11, 2011, 08:58:02 PM
I can't.  :'(
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Post by: ovalorange on November 11, 2011, 10:00:10 PM
Twitter comment 1 hour ago (11:50am Aus EST): Hearing rumours of The Amazing Race filming in Brisbane today!?!?!

Looks like a creditble source. But no details as yet. Can anyone get to Brisbane airport!!!???

I asked for a reply to this, and the tweeter responded:
Quote
...a friend thought she saw them running down Charlotte Street this morning!? Unconfirmed but maybe?

Maybe not us just yet then?
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 11, 2011, 10:51:42 PM
Guys guys guys.

THIS THREAD IS FOR LIVE SIGHTINGS ONLY, and urgent info and followup about the LIVE sightings.

Lean and mean, that is going to be this thread.

If you are not someone bringing a spoiler, or your post does not say SAW the race, read on Twitter or FB...etc you are in the wrong thread.

SPECULATION on the LIVE sightings goes in spec.

LIVE sightings only here please.

Read my first post re chatter please....


Everybody got it? Good.

Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2011, 06:51:44 PM
And THEY ARE OFF!


Amazing Race is going to the Philippines! http://instagr.am/p/Ulyms/
8 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/2f07fe88.jpg)

Sydney!!
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2011, 07:06:41 PM
MNL Manila PR 210  Philippine Airlines 12:10 PM  1:00 PM ~
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 17, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
2:35pm Sydney Time: "Airport is full of annoying schoolies boys and Amazing Race filming."

Not sure if this was posted in delay. Teams should have all gone be now if the Philippine Airlines flight left a lot earlier.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2011, 09:53:43 PM
Or they took a second flight via Singapore or HK as well.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 17, 2011, 10:19:40 PM
2:35pm Sydney Time: "Airport is full of annoying schoolies boys and Amazing Race filming."

Not sure if this was posted in delay. Teams should have all gone be now if the Philippine Airlines flight left a lot earlier.
He replied:  "I only saw 2 teams about 3 hours ago....we are assuming its the race, the went past so quick lol"

3 hours ago is 12pm... The time that I arrived at the Airport and saw nothing. I would still assume these teams has left already.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on November 18, 2011, 08:19:27 AM
I saw them at the airport today. From what I remember: (I'm reposting from my message from Sucks)

3 F/Fs
Pink team were blond twins
Black team who were smart enough to separate from the pack when looking for the taxis... They are in their early 20s
Green team followed the black team. They're in their early 40's and looked like hippies to me.

3 M/Fs
Another team in green/pink who I think is Father-Daughter team, they followed the Black and Green team
Another team in Red/white - the girl had a bob-cut black hair, and the man was perhaps twice her age. He looked like Lawrence. They were begging the guard for help to get taxis
A couple team in purple. They are pictured in the spoiler in RFF. They were berserk and went up and down the terminal looking for a taxi
I'm not sure if there is a fourth one, I think there could have been another one

2 M/M
I think there were two, but the only team I got to look at two guys in black. I was able to get a picture of them before my camera conked out. They were lucky to get a taxi before the Red/Black team but I'm not entirely sure if they're the first team out of the airport

I'll be uploading the pictures/videos soon and I'll be sending them to Peach. Whenever I see some discrepancies from the video, I'll just edit this post.

???:
Guy with Cap
Guy wearing Blue shirt
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 18, 2011, 08:59:22 AM
Oh WONDERFUL job!! Thanks SO much for sharing!! :hearts:
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Post by: Declive on November 18, 2011, 09:10:07 AM
Good JOB!
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Dom on November 18, 2011, 09:44:58 AM
From Twitter:
AaronJhere Aaron Jay A. Barroga
Amazing race in Quiapo , how good to see foreynjer! Hahah

oh yes! Their task is to eat balot @quiapo, the girls in pink were the last to eat and leave the place.

Quiapo is a district of Manila.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_(egg)

I don't envy the teams in this task!!

Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 18, 2011, 08:25:51 PM
I posted this on the Location spoilers thred but as this is a current event or even something that hasn't even happened yet.. I thought fit to post it here too.

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The Amazing Race Australia will visit Legazpi City this month and the detours and challenges will be shot in picturesque locations such as Legazpi Airport, Lignon Hill, Mt. Mayon, Cagsawa Ruins, Cagraray Island and Misibis Bay.

Source: http://www.byaherosnapshots.com/2011/11/amazing-race-australia-next-leg-legazpi.html
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 18, 2011, 08:41:21 PM
Wow...

this was my favorite part!

 The Amazing Race Australia will visit Legazpi City this month (confidential) and the detours and challenges will be shot in picturesque locations such as Legazpi Airport, Lignon Hill, Mt. Mayon, Cagsawa Ruins, Cagraray Island and Misibis Bay.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 18, 2011, 08:51:47 PM
paubaradi Paulo Baradi
Witnessed Amazing Race shooting here at Cagasawa Ruins, Mayon Legazpi Albay
2 minutes ago
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 18, 2011, 08:57:24 PM
YAY!! They made it!
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 18, 2011, 09:21:05 PM
paubaradi Paulo Baradi
Witnessed Amazing Race shooting here at Cagasawa Ruins, Mayon Legazpi Albay
2 minutes ago

Reply:
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we weren't allowed to take photos. Snakes on their neck,catch the pigs,learn folk dances :)
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 18, 2011, 09:23:14 PM
9 mins ago: kswizzle6969 Kevin Huynh
why are their so many couples running around the city with maps and matching colored shirts ! Amazing race ?? lol
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Dom on November 18, 2011, 09:26:41 PM
9 mins ago: kswizzle6969 Kevin Huynh
why are their so many couples running around the city with maps and matching colored shirts ! Amazing race ?? lol

Might have been good yesterday, he's from Oz!
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 18, 2011, 09:44:01 PM
9 mins ago: kswizzle6969 Kevin Huynh
why are their so many couples running around the city with maps and matching colored shirts ! Amazing race ?? lol

Might have been good yesterday, he's from Oz!
Damn, sorry this could be a local Sydney race. http://www.maxadventure.com.au/urbanmax/entry.html
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Dom on November 18, 2011, 09:46:17 PM
paubaradi
saw a team of 2 guys wearing fatigue & a team of male and female in pink :) I was able to take a pic but having problems uploading..

Not sure what fatigue means, maybe an alternate translation of a colour?
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Post by: ovalorange on November 18, 2011, 09:47:39 PM
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a team of male & female in pink, also in pink are two females (like twins)

Twins in Pink are there too!  :)
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 18, 2011, 09:50:27 PM
Fatigues are like army camouflage...
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 18, 2011, 11:53:36 PM
FWIW, I just tweeted a girl who was at Cagsawa Ruins half an hour ago. She said there was no sign of filming, so teams would have at least left before then. And apparently it's raining there too...
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ZBC Company on November 19, 2011, 05:30:55 AM
@themikko


The Amazing Race Australia just came to the Philippines!!!! AAAH! Excited!


he replay back to me say he heard they are going north where is that kind off
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 20, 2011, 03:39:40 AM
@VisitAlbay Visit Albay
The Amazing Race Australia Next Leg - Legazpi City, Albay fb.me/OabttSug
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 20, 2011, 03:49:17 AM
"Ooh. At the airport. Just spotted "teams" w/ discernible markings. looks like there's a "Race" of "Amazing" proportions going on in the PI!"

You'll never guess who tweeted it - Rovilson Fernandez, TAR Asia 2 third placer.. So I'm thinking it's us, he would know what the race looks like after all  :lol:
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Post by: RichInSydney on November 20, 2011, 04:04:12 AM
"Ooh. At the airport. Just spotted "teams" w/ discernible markings. looks like there's a "Race" of "Amazing" proportions going on in the PI!"

You'll never guess who tweeted it - Rovilson Fernandez, TAR Asia 2 third placer.. So I'm thinking it's us, he would know what the race looks like after all  :lol:
This Tweet was 5 hours ago so approx 1pm Sun 20th. Do we know if this is Manila? Or Legazpi?
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Post by: ovalorange on November 20, 2011, 04:10:29 AM
"Ooh. At the airport. Just spotted "teams" w/ discernible markings. looks like there's a "Race" of "Amazing" proportions going on in the PI!"

You'll never guess who tweeted it - Rovilson Fernandez, TAR Asia 2 third placer.. So I'm thinking it's us, he would know what the race looks like after all  :lol:
This Tweet was 5 hours ago so approx 1pm Sun 20th. Do we know if this is Manila? Or Legazpi?

No idea, I'm waiting to see if he replies with anything.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2011, 10:56:31 AM
Teams arrived back at Manila airport (Term 3?) afternoon of 11-21 via Penafrancia Bus.

They then booked flights and are currently on their way to DELHI.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Declive on November 21, 2011, 02:13:28 PM
@qronoz
Daniel Giovanni
2 jam lg bakal mirip The Amazing Race nih. Lari2 di stasiun Old Delhi, nyegat auto, lari2 di stasiun New Delhi, berangkat. #IndiaTrip

Does that mean something?
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Post by: Aussie on November 21, 2011, 02:15:44 PM
this is what I got from google translate:

@ qronoz
Daniel Giovanni
2 hours lg would ya like The Amazing Race. Lari2 at Old Delhi station, auto nyegat, lari2 in New Delhi station, depart. # IndiaTrip

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Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2011, 02:16:48 PM
He seems to be talking about his own trip to India
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2011, 02:28:34 PM
LIVE SPOILERS ONLY PLEASE!

Take ANY convo to spec, okay?

ANd they are enroute still anyway.
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2011, 11:52:02 PM
Jaracade Jhead Resp
saw people from the new amazing race series at the airport :)
39 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

someone from Australia...doesn't say when.
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Post by: Dom on November 22, 2011, 04:10:55 AM
Jaracade Jhead Resp
saw people from the new amazing race series at the airport :)
39 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

someone from Australia...doesn't say when.

He is from Sydney, so this is most likely a delayed post referring to the starting leg.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 25, 2011, 08:10:15 AM
anyone have any info on where they are now? I know that you won't get that much info from India legs, but they have to be out of India by now.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 26, 2011, 01:44:29 AM
Well Grant apparently has been in Dubai!

A_Galadari: "We just took a picture with a celebrity who's name we don't remember" - 25 Nov
"We also had a whole conversation with him and his awesome girlfriend- so sweet! :D now let's google his name" - 25 Nov
"His name is Grant Bowler xD" - 25 Nov

I asked him where abouts he saw him and he kindly and quickly replied:

"Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE :)"

EDIT: However, I asked if he was filming... but the response I got was:

"no, he wasn't! He was just on vacation with his wife"

Peach has confirmed Grant IS the host... maybe him with his wife is just a cover up? I will double check to see if he did indeed see Grant.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Dom on November 26, 2011, 01:49:11 AM
Wow, great find ovalorange!

I've been speaking to a Tweeter who saw teams at Manila airport, and I'm hoping she'll be registering soon to share her photos!
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 26, 2011, 03:43:06 AM
Our tweeter has been so kind and has messaged me a photo, it's 100% Grant!  :yess:



I found another tweet too:

johnryannuevo John Ryan
Amazing race at Dubai mall. Next stop Virgin megastore to get my beats c",)
Nov 25.

EDIT: Nevermind, he was just using it as a metaphor.. what epic timing he has :groan:
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2011, 05:31:05 AM
Great job everyone!

Please remember to post/quote the actual tweets if you can. Screenshot them as well...stuff can disappear!! :tup:
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Post by: Cocoa on November 26, 2011, 06:23:37 AM
A "teaser" of what happened in Cagsawa. ;)

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac165/uycocoa/eas3.jpg)

And this explains the lack of pictures and videos of the race: :lol:

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac165/uycocoa/eas.jpg)
(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac165/uycocoa/eas2.jpg)

Source: FB Contact
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: amazinglatinoamericafan on November 26, 2011, 03:24:08 PM
hey guys i found this twett i dont know is is a local race but i will post


 
@ITMDispatcher
ITM The Amazing Race is in Nblsvl & a pic with Santa is on the list! 1 team ran past & forgot the pic! Good luck to all!
 
were is this?
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Post by: Declive on November 26, 2011, 03:27:02 PM
This is in the USA. Must be a Local Race...
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2011, 03:39:56 PM
Local. :tup:
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Post by: ovalorange on November 26, 2011, 05:00:09 PM
Teams have been in Wild Wadi!

Tweets and pics coming in a sec ;)
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Post by: Declive on November 26, 2011, 05:02:15 PM
AAAAW YEAH!  :yess:
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Post by: ovalorange on November 26, 2011, 05:14:31 PM
I don't feel so safe usering the tweeters name, so I've blocked it out for now...

(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/dubai1-1.png)


(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/aus1-1.jpg)
(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/aus2-1.jpg)

This was apparently the first team there:
(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/aus3-1.jpg)
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Post by: BayBay on November 27, 2011, 06:16:01 PM
thawardasa
I'm gonna be in the background of Amazing Race Australia in Dubai airport #imfamous
5 hours ago

Replied to
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Post by: ovalorange on November 28, 2011, 02:21:07 AM
We got them checking in, in INDIA!   :yess:


Pics are coming, hold on a minute  :tup:
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Post by: ovalorange on November 28, 2011, 02:40:53 AM
Hold on guys, we'll have to wait for info to be approved. Sorry.
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 03:32:55 AM
Fantastic find ovalorange! You're the king of spoiling TARAus2 at the moment!
Title: Re: TAR Australia 2 SPOILERS & LIVE Sightings! Tweets go here *please read post 1*
Post by: ovalorange on November 28, 2011, 12:09:49 PM
Hold on guys, we'll have to wait for info to be approved. Sorry.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on November 28, 2011, 12:36:53 PM
I imagine this is a TAR Austraila sighting in Istanbul. From Twitter:

wigsie Barbara Ludwig
A team from The Amazing Race just ran past me totally panicked, looking for a shoe shine! #Istanbul pic.twitter.com/mS7qspjw
26 minutes ago
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Post by: north09 on November 28, 2011, 12:39:06 PM
I imagine this is a TAR Austraila sighting in Istanbul. From Twitter:

wigsie Barbara Ludwig
A team from The Amazing Race just ran past me totally panicked, looking for a shoe shine! #Istanbul pic.twitter.com/mS7qspjw
26 minutes ago

Great find!
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Post by: kiki on November 28, 2011, 12:39:23 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/wigsie/status/141217246914674688/photo/1

It's definitely Istanbul. At the back of the picture you can see the dome of Agia Sofia. It's one of the biggest christian churches turned mosque and now it's a museum and it's in the center of the city.
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Post by: ZBC Company on November 28, 2011, 12:48:51 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/wigsie/status/141217246914674688/photo/1

It's definitely Istanbul. At the back of the picture you can see the dome of Agia Sofia. It's one of the biggest christian churches turned mosque and now it's a museum and it's in the center of the city.

yep that look like are tems
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Post by: apskip on November 28, 2011, 01:26:34 PM
The airline flight teams will have had to take to go nonstop today from Dubai to Istanbul are:

TK761 0549 0608
TK713 0735 1003

A flight that is too late to allow teams to be spotted in daylight in Istanbul is EK121 1513 1757.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on November 28, 2011, 01:36:59 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/wigsie/status/141217246914674688/photo/1

It's definitely Istanbul. At the back of the picture you can see the dome of Agia Sofia. It's one of the biggest christian churches turned mosque and now it's a museum and it's in the center of the city.

The word Itimat on the sign in the background is Turkish and means trusted or confidence. I can't quite make out the other words on the sign, but the hits that come up when I do a search suggest that it is a travel agency or perhaps a bus company. It does look like there might be the tops of buses in the background.
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Post by: ovalorange on November 29, 2011, 12:21:27 AM
All this info is from the fabulous blog of Snaps & Blabs! Thank you so much to Geri for all this info! http://snapsandblabs.com/blog/8747/amazing_race_india

This is where the info begins:

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There were flags on each side of the gate leading to the grassy area, where a whole film crew is waiting.

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Then horns start blowing, the band awakes and two tourist looking women pop out of the little gate, run down the stairs and through the field.

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The contestants arrive and then stop at the mat. After which the cameras are stopped and it could take a few minutes before they film the part where the host is telling them how they have done. In this time they are set up, positioned, people are talking and discussing something. One time the next contestants started arriving before they had filmed those before them – the band started playing and Grant Bowler, the neurotic looking host, started waving hands, shouting and running towards them until they stopped in a classic screeching halt.

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What surprise me is that they all arrived within a few minutes of each other.

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The last couple arrived and this is when it really became strange. They ran and stepped on the mat, then the cameras were turned off and after a few minutes they still havent filmed the announcing part.

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By now we have moved closer to the final couple – a young woman and man – still waiting, although allowed to take their backpacks off.

Thanks to Geri we now know these were our leg winners, a F/F team!
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Post by: caper on November 29, 2011, 04:15:54 PM
i think this belongs here?:

FACEBOOK POST: (POSTED 6 HOURS AGO)

I was 80% sure that I saw an Amazing Race direction flag thing on the way home from Dubai!!! I checked, they are filming for season 20, so now I'm 95% sure! 

....................................................................
TWITTER POST  (POSTED NOVEMBER 28, 2011)-:
There were Amazing race people running around the airport (I think this poster may be in Dubai as well?)

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Post by: amazinglatinoamericafan on November 30, 2011, 08:03:39 AM
hy i dont know if is amazing t=race australia or usa so i will posted in the two pages

Lol..I can see a father-daughter team njeRT @Thenji_M: Amazing Race should come to SA.. :)
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Post by: weihen on November 30, 2011, 09:08:07 PM

Someone on Weibo(Chinese twitter) said she saw amazing race filming in Ecole Le Cordon Bleu ,France...

She write in Chinese:"今天去蓝带居然看到在拍amazing race~哈"(maybe I translate wrong...)

maybe TAR20 or TARAU2...


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Post by: RichInSydney on November 30, 2011, 09:12:02 PM

Someone on Weibo(Chinese twitter) said she saw amazing race filming in Ecole Le Cordon Bleu ,France...

She write in Chinese:"今天去蓝带居然看到在拍amazing race~哈"(maybe I translate wrong...)

maybe TAR20 or TARAU2...
Good find! Could well be TAR Aus 2 as they are heading towards Europe.

Google translator says: "Blue Ribbon today to actually see the film amazing race ~ Ha"
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Post by: RichInSydney on November 30, 2011, 09:14:24 PM

Someone on Weibo(Chinese twitter) said she saw amazing race filming in Ecole Le Cordon Bleu ,France...

She write in Chinese:"今天去蓝带居然看到在拍amazing race~哈"(maybe I translate wrong...)

maybe TAR20 or TARAU2...
Do you have a date/time for this please??
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Post by: weihen on November 30, 2011, 09:31:33 PM

Someone on Weibo(Chinese twitter) said she saw amazing race filming in Ecole Le Cordon Bleu ,France...

She write in Chinese:"今天去蓝带居然看到在拍amazing race~哈"(maybe I translate wrong...)

maybe TAR20 or TARAU2...
Do you have a date/time for this please??
She tweeted at 7:16(Chinese time) in Dec1...French time should be 0:16...guess she saw filming yesterday(NOV30)
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Post by: ovalorange on November 30, 2011, 10:03:29 PM
Heee! We have our first images of our Pink twins!  :yess:

Thank you SO much to Jani for her photos and info, which can be found here at her wonderful blog!: http://hoosierlifeindubai.blogspot.com/2011/11/meydans-amazing-race.html

All of this was filmed at Meydan, Dubai!

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Would you believe that The Amazing Race (Australian) was being filmed right there at Meydan, before our very eyes! 

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We saw two teams
 (Ladies in Pink) & (Two Really, Really Nice Young Men) run into Meydan where they sat in the grass, mingled with the locals, watched a couple of races, received their next clue ....and ran off again!

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I actually walked up to them and asked if the rumor  that they were with The Amazing Race was true. One of the Ladies in Pink replied, "No, no we aren't," then looked away. (She didn't dare look me in the eye and lie!) Then one of the Two Really, Really Nice Young Men, behind the (lying) Lady in Pink, smiled and winked several times! BINGO!!



After talking to Jani, we've also found out:

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The first of my photos was taken on 11/25/11 at 3:26PM and the last one (when the pink ladies ran off) was at 5:40PM.  I would say it was probably a good half hour before I walked down and started taking pictures.  A friend of mine went down before me. She says there was another team -- a girl with red hair and a guy.

Images can be found in three posts below :tup:
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Post by: Cocoa on November 30, 2011, 10:45:48 PM
Impressive work Ovalorange! :hearts: I'm smelling a promotion soon! :tup:
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Post by: ovalorange on December 01, 2011, 12:06:29 AM
Thank you SO much to Jani for taking these pictures for us! These photos are from the blogger two posts upstream.

More photos coming shortly!  :yess:

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Post by: ovalorange on December 01, 2011, 12:11:56 AM
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Post by: ovalorange on December 01, 2011, 12:34:56 AM
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Post by: Declive on December 01, 2011, 12:39:57 AM
Seems like a puzzle detour option?
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Post by: weihen on December 01, 2011, 12:48:33 AM
2 teams both have number cards on their clothes,twins are"2",Father/Son(?) are"5".
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Post by: Prophet on December 01, 2011, 07:47:45 AM
Impressive work Ovalorange! :hearts: I'm smelling a promotion soon! :tup:

Ditto!
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Post by: ovalorange on December 02, 2011, 02:42:03 PM
Here are some more photos from Meydan that I forgot to add :) Thanks once again to Jani for these photos!

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Post by: Leafsfan on December 04, 2011, 05:45:35 PM
Twitter:

@le_robertson Lindsay

"i saw they were (possibly) filming Amazing Race in Vancouver. my dad: want to go down and give them wrong directions?? duh. ;)"

31 minutes ago
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Post by: Declive on December 04, 2011, 07:47:43 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!
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Post by: Declive on December 04, 2011, 07:49:24 PM
@hestonk
Heston Kan
apparently amazing race australia is in vancouver! heading to jack pool plaza j.mp/u22aD6 @andrewtrevjones @VancityBuzz
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 04, 2011, 07:57:13 PM
39 min ago: "There's news crews at Jack Poole Plaza. No flags, definitely no Phil"

Quite a bit of activity on Twitter now, lets not tell them its Amazing Race 'Australia'... they may be disappointed! lol.
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 04, 2011, 08:22:39 PM
HAvanna supposedly?
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 04, 2011, 08:23:17 PM
1 hour ago "translink (TransLink BC): Should be at Jack Poole Plaza now. As to where they're going next, I bet they'll take SeaBus->LQ, then bus->Grouse Mtn? ^JJ"
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 04, 2011, 10:25:47 PM
20 mins ago: "There was a gaggle of us waiting at the cauldron for 2 hours, no one ever arrived. :("

The caudron refering to the 2010 Winter Olympics cauldron thats located in Jack Poole Plaza...
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 05, 2011, 10:45:06 AM
Have asked for more info...

MSBone
Amazing Race filming in downtown #vancouver right now! Anyone know what they're doing?
1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply


This would have been about 07:00 in the morning pacific time.
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 05, 2011, 10:48:20 AM
Ooops - maybe tmi?

The tweet above ^---^ was replied to by someone from Saltspring Air, a floatplane service that flies from downtown Vancouver to beautiful Saltspring Island. I speculate they may be going somewhere by floatplane.
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 10:52:06 AM
Hey everyone, I work in Downtown Vancouver and am very excited for TAR filming in town! I work about 2 blocks from Jack Poole Plaza and the Olympic Cauldron, so I will go down on my lunch break today (in about 3 hours) to see if I can see anything.
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Post by: bc922 on December 05, 2011, 11:11:17 AM
The tweet above ^---^ was replied to by someone from Saltspring Air, a floatplane service that flies from downtown Vancouver to beautiful Saltspring Island. I speculate they may be going somewhere by floatplane.

Hey everybody!  I'm a longtime lurker here but huge fan of The Amazing Race.

I visited Jack Poole Plaza yesterday and Salt Spring Island Air is located just west of the cauldron.

If they are heading to Salt Spring Island, here is the departure info from Downtown Vancouver to Salt Spring Island:
Departure: 8:45am / 11:20am / 3:25am
Arrival: 9:25am / 12pm / 4:05pm

The website also has planes heading to Maple Bay, Pat Bay, and Gulf Islands that transfer or stop at Salt Spring Island.
These arrive at: 9:50am / 12:25pm / 4:30pm
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Post by: Prophet on December 05, 2011, 11:27:22 AM
:bigwelcome to RFF, dbwn87 and bc922!
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Post by: bc922 on December 05, 2011, 11:30:43 AM
Grouse Mountain could be a possibility judging from these tweets:

27 minutes ago "At Grouse. Working on a tv show. First order of business: jumping from tram to tower platform. Pics to follow."
16 minutes ago "it's true. I am the chaperone for a camera guy onto tower two of the blue tram. I will take pics. Be up there by 11."
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 12:03:45 PM
Another floatplane company in Vancouver, Harbour Air, tweeted the following:

HarbourAirLtd Harbour Air Seaplane
The Amazing Race dropped by our downtown Vancouver freight department this morning! Keep your eyes peeled in Coal... fb.me/YgPCKzis
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2011, 12:33:56 PM
The trams:
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 12:41:15 PM
The person who tweeted info about Grouse Mountain earlier has confirmed in a reply to somebody that he is working with TAR, and he also tweeted pictures from his perch on one of the air tram's towers:

On the tower. A view from the top: http://yfrog.com/ocedtgj

More from Grouse Tower 2: http://yfrog.com/mnximij

I suspect the cameras are on the towers to film teams' arrivals or get shots of the tram coming up the mountain, because there is not really anything below the towers that they could be doing.
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 05, 2011, 12:47:59 PM
jadennyberg jadennyberg
@24hoursvan amazing race in coal harbor ow.ly/i/mNDB
16 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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Post by: canadianyvr on December 05, 2011, 12:53:04 PM
From Harbour Air: Crew at their location! : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8848728&l=a6fea12faf&id=372520537063
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 12:55:30 PM
jadennyberg jadennyberg
@24hoursvan amazing race in coal harbor ow.ly/i/mNDB
16 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

This is about 10 minutes from my work, I will be on my lunch in 2 hours so I will swing by and see if there is any action here today! FYI, this is the public dock at Harbour Green Park, which is literally right next to the seaplane terminal and Jack Poole Plaza at the Convention Centre

http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=harbour+green+park&hl=en&ll=49.290888,-123.11981&spn=0.01135,0.01929&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=46.225837,79.013672&vpsrc=6&hq=harbour+green+park&t=h&z=16 (http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=harbour+green+park&hl=en&ll=49.290888,-123.11981&spn=0.01135,0.01929&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=46.225837,79.013672&vpsrc=6&hq=harbour+green+park&t=h&z=16)
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Post by: caper on December 05, 2011, 12:58:12 PM
SAME POSTER FOR BOTH POSTS:

FACEBOOK POST 1 (4 HOURS AGO):Was just confirmed by Breakfast Television.... the Amazing Race is here in Vancouver!
 We saw them yesterday up at Grouse Mountain. Very cool!!! 

FACEBOOK POST 2(4hours ago):The amazing race flags hanging off of the old Grouse Mountain tram... there had been quite the drama of them figuring out how to get them down!! and accompanying pic:
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2011, 01:04:19 PM
The person who tweeted info about Grouse Mountain earlier has confirmed in a reply to somebody that he is working with TAR, and he also tweeted pictures from his perch on one of the air tram's towers:

On the tower. A view from the top: http://yfrog.com/ocedtgj

More from Grouse Tower 2: http://yfrog.com/mnximij

I suspect the cameras are on the towers to film teams' arrivals or get shots of the tram coming up the mountain, because there is not really anything below the towers that they could be doing.

Thanks! They could have to jump to the tower, bungy/rappell out of the tram, all sorts have been done before!
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 01:13:43 PM
Found a photo tweeted about 2 hours ago... this is in downtown Vancouver, so I imagine teams were hailing a cab to take them up to Grouse


One team from the amazing race, trying to hail a cab. #yvr http://instagr.am/p/XhD-E/

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Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2011, 01:15:02 PM
Coal Harbour
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2011, 01:18:37 PM
That is the (??)Father/son or Older younger MM team last seen at the Dubai racetrack!


http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.msg687293.html#msg687293
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 03:11:29 PM
Sadly I haven't got anything to report after my walk along the Coal Harbour Seawall, other than the fact that I saw the previously mentioned sailboat sail away from the dock. Didn't see anything that would indicate it was related to TAR. It had a banner that said "Abracadabra" in pretty large letters, so I am hypothesizing that a clue might have said "Find abracadabra in Coal Harbour". The boat also had a banner for this company http://www.blastsailing.com/race.html (http://www.blastsailing.com/race.html), so it is a racing sailboat. I doubt a racing sailboat would be moored in this location on a Monday morning unless it was TAR related...

I also walked through the seaplane terminal and didn't see any sign that there had been any TAR-related activity there today :(
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2011, 03:21:45 PM
Thanks for going though!!
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Post by: dbwn87 on December 05, 2011, 05:16:29 PM
FINALLY another tweet with a bit of information to go with:

A friend of mine spotted Amazing Race contestants running down Denman with paddles and life jackets today. They finally came to Vancouver!
this was posted to twitter 5 minutes ago.

The picture Peach posted above is very close to Denman, and Denman goes right down to the water of Coal Harbour.
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Post by: LoveRocked on December 05, 2011, 05:16:35 PM
@Tybielipetz
Tybie Lipetz
A friend of mine spotted Amazing Race contestants running down Denman with paddles and life jackets today. They finally came to Vancouver!
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Post by: bc922 on December 05, 2011, 10:37:35 PM
I was able to catch a few things today in between studying for exams.  It's not super extensive, as it's just bits and pieces of information and evidence, but hopefully this will help:

  At Harbour Green Park, I noticed several two-person kayaks (it was difficult to tell how many there were but it looked like 5), which would fit in with the tweet regarding teams "running down Denman with paddles and life jackets."   I was only able to catch one team (male/female) there, who were possibly the last team.  There were people packing up after they left, including one camera man (I'm not sure if they were production or some news channel) who was getting shots of the boat flags.  They left the area around 11:30am and went up to Hastings St.  I'm assuming they hopped into a taxi as I had lost them after walking up Bute St.  I did manage to see something blue in their hands (Route Info?).

  I then headed up to Grouse Mountain, where I found some teams heading up/down the tram.  At about 1:20, a male/female team came out of a tram.  I overheard the female yell to their taxi driver something like "this is the finish line," which I'm assuming was the Pit Stop for this leg of the race.  I overheard a woman and her kids saying something about Crab Park, which may have been the Pit Stop location.  This team had some problems with money (they didn't have enough) but left Grouse within 10 minutes.  I'm not sure if they begged for money when they entered the Starbucks or not.

  During this time, a male/female team had just arrived at Grouse Mountain.  (They may have been the team I saw leaving Harbour Green Park earlier)

  The other team I saw was a female/female and they had just got off the tram at about 1:30-1:35.  As they were running to the taxi, I spotted one of the teammates holding a red Roadblock clue (Grouse Mountain=Roadblock). 

  After the female/female team left, I stayed for ~20minutes but nobody else came down during that time.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stay any longer to get a glimpse of the other teams or head out to Crab Park.  I was able to get some pictures but some aren't that great due to the distance and angle.

Pictures:

At Harbour Green Park:
(http://i43.[banned image hosting site].com/2e0ogn6.jpg) -Male/Female team
(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/29zcv7n.jpg) -Male/Female team about to leave the park
(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/2uysi01.jpg) -Man on boat handing out the clue
(http://i42.[banned image hosting site].com/2w5rjfd.jpg) -Kayaks
(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/2197v29.jpg) -Better picture of kayaks
(http://i44.[banned image hosting site].com/aktsme.jpg) -Race Flag

At Grouse Mountain:
(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/2ykgtvt.jpg) -Male/Female team leaving Grouse Mountain
(http://i44.[banned image hosting site].com/2zgf8nd.jpg) -Another picture of the male/female team
(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/6pluup.jpg) -Male/Female team leaving in the taxi

(http://i44.[banned image hosting site].com/or75hl.jpg) -Male/Female team arriving at Grouse Mountain (possibly the same team I saw at Harbour Green Park)

(http://i39.[banned image hosting site].com/kahd3s.jpg) -Female/Female team leaving Grouse Mountain
(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/11ralc7.jpg) -Another picture of the female/female team

(http://i40.[banned image hosting site].com/295raj9.jpg) -Tram
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 05, 2011, 11:06:19 PM
 :jam: :wine: bc922 rocks!! Well done and 3 Aussie cheers to you :jumpy:
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 06, 2011, 01:29:13 AM
It looks like TAR Australia will go from Vancouver to Location Removed. I'm going to have to hunt down the episode when it airs. I love Vancouver and Location Removed!


After thinking it over, I've removed the info until after the next leg has been run as I don't want to cause people to show up and interfere with the filming. Vancouver sounded chaotic and it appears that at least one location was scrapped due to the presence of fans. I don't want a repeat of that. I've passed on the information to Peach to put it up later or I'll do it myself. If it doesn't get posted before then, which is likely.

Peach, your PM inbox is full. Check your email.
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Post by: BayBay on December 06, 2011, 01:42:52 AM
Final 5 already!!

Shane and Andy
Paul and Steve
Grace and Josh?
Joanne and Mi..
Emilia and L..

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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 06, 2011, 01:56:44 AM
Final 5 already!!

Shane and Andy
Paul and Steve
Grace and Josh?
Joanne and Mi..
Emilia and L..

It didn't even occur to me that we didn't know their names! Or that it was the final 5.  :colors
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 06, 2011, 02:13:44 AM
Here's another tweet from someone who claims to have helped out an Amazing Race contestant:

gretmoll Gretchen Moller
Helped a contestant out along the way #theamazingrace
3 hours ago

From her other tweets, she was flying from Toronto to JFK airport in New York City and then on to Santiago Chile. She apparently was having to deal with a flight cancellation from Toronto to JFK, but was tweeting from JFK. It's not clear whether she helped the contestant in Toronto or JFK but either would be possible if the teams were flying on to Vancouver. I saw where Peach said they were going from Havana to Vancouver. If that was the case, I expect she assisted the team in Toronto.
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 06, 2011, 05:42:51 AM
Bc922, this is wonderful!! :tu and great pics!! We have seen that F/F team before!

You did just right Plaidmoon, prob safe to post in a few hours. Vancouver was a security disaster, so we need to remain aware of the timing and safety of the racers. Great find!!
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Post by: kiki on December 06, 2011, 11:36:30 AM
http://bernie-cordonbleuparis-intermediate.blogspot.com/2011_11_27_archive.html

it's not exactly live sighting but it's a confirmation of Paris. The girl in the picture holds something that looks like a yellow TAR envelope.
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Post by: north09 on December 06, 2011, 11:40:09 AM
http://bernie-cordonbleuparis-intermediate.blogspot.com/2011_11_27_archive.html

it's not exactly live sighting but it's a confirmation of Paris. The girl in the picture holds something that looks like a yellow TAR envelope.

She also has a tag with the number 11.
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Post by: AR FAN on December 06, 2011, 11:50:28 AM
http://bernie-cordonbleuparis-intermediate.blogspot.com/2011_11_27_archive.html

it's not exactly live sighting but it's a confirmation of Paris. The girl in the picture holds something that looks like a yellow TAR envelope.

She also has a tag with the number 11.

Also, the blonde standing directly behind her appears to be one of the blondes from the Dubai race track.
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Post by: bc922 on December 06, 2011, 11:58:05 AM
Thanks RichInSydney and georgiapeach!  :)

The team in Paris looks a bit like the one I saw at Grouse Mountain.  The female also had a tag with the number 11 on her bag:

(http://i39.[banned image hosting site].com/24wau5t.jpg)
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Post by: amazinglatinoamericafan on December 06, 2011, 12:35:35 PM
Please  read the above discussion. This info is being withheld until teams are closer to arrival for their safety. Thanks.
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Post by: kiki on December 07, 2011, 12:25:52 AM
Chally_wood Chantelle Lynn
Was that the amazing race running down Banff Avenue?
1 hour ago
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 07, 2011, 08:16:37 AM
Yes it could!

It looks like TAR Australia will go from Vancouver to Location Removed. Banff. I'm going to have to hunt down the episode when it airs. I love Vancouver and Location Removed Banff!

After thinking it over, I've removed the info until after the next leg has been run as I don't want to cause people to show up and interfere with the filming. Vancouver sounded chaotic and it appears that at least one location was scrapped due to the presence of fans. I don't want a repeat of that. I've passed on the information to Peach to put it up later or I'll do it myself. If it doesn't get posted before then, which is likely.


From PLAIDMOON:

Quote
I found this tweet:

JefferySimpson Jeffery Simpson
The Amazing Race stop in Vancouver enroute to Banff. pic.twitter.com/iS9m2vtE
3 hours ago


Since they are leaving at 7 AM and 8 AM this morning (Tuesday) for a 9-10 hour bus ride to Banff, they won't get there before sunset tonight and I expect an HOO. Therefore, most of the activity will likely be on Wednesday.



(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/5341e0bd.jpg)


Photo credit to Jeffrey Simpson
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 07, 2011, 08:28:24 AM
Banff main Street WEBCAM>>LIVE!! Scrreencap what you see!

http://rockies.com/banffwebcam/downtown-banff-live-webcam/
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 07, 2011, 08:46:21 AM
Caught a group of 4 running but did not know how to zoom in then!
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Post by: Dom on December 07, 2011, 09:04:04 AM
Banff main Street WEBCAM>>LIVE!! Scrreencap what you see!

http://rockies.com/banffwebcam/downtown-banff-live-webcam/

I think people are getting a bit excited with the camera..
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 07, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
Go watch!
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 07, 2011, 10:56:36 AM
From PLAIDMOON:

Quote
I found this tweet:

JefferySimpson Jeffery Simpson
The Amazing Race stop in Vancouver enroute to Banff. pic.twitter.com/iS9m2vtE
3 hours ago


Since they are leaving at 7 AM and 8 AM this morning (Tuesday) for a 9-10 hour bus ride to Banff, they won't get there before sunset tonight and I expect an HOO. Therefore, most of the activity will likely be on Wednesday.



(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/5341e0bd.jpg)

FULL photo credit to Jeffrey Simpson.

FYI, the signup board was in front of the Westin Bayshore hotel.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 07, 2011, 01:50:56 PM
Thanks for posting the picture for me, Peach. Life interfered and I wasn't online at all yesterday. I wasn't going to post it before now anyway as I was fairly sure the bulk of the leg was going to be run in daylight today. Once I saw that the Vancouver leg was plastered all over the front page of the Vancouver Sun newspaper, I knew that it had to have been a production nightmare. I didn't want it to happen on back to back legs.
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Post by: Prophet on December 07, 2011, 02:29:33 PM
@Mandiepants23
Mandie S
Amazing race at our hotel!!! What the hell is going on

(She's from Alberta)
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 07, 2011, 02:54:52 PM
Here's another tweet

oReTroWarIo Braden Arp
People are filming parts of The Amazing Race here at Lake Louise
1 minute ago
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 07, 2011, 03:33:19 PM
There's a better version of the sign up board for Banff at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jazzlawyer/6470202249/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jazzlawyer/6470202249/). It's much lighter and you can see that the name cards are in all different colors. You can also make out a bit more of the names. I can't seem to save it (it may be that the rights have been reserved), so if someone else can do so and upload it here, I'd appreciate it.

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Post by: Prophet on December 07, 2011, 03:39:34 PM
Here you go:

(http://i.imgur.com/tWfen.jpg?6865)

FULL photo credit to Jeffrey Simpson.
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Post by: LoveRocked on December 07, 2011, 03:41:32 PM
@oReTroWarIo
Braden Arp
People are filming parts of The Amazing Race here at Lake Louise
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 08, 2011, 05:06:46 AM
Here's another tweet

oReTroWarIo Braden Arp
People are filming parts of The Amazing Race here at Lake Louise
1 minute ago

oReTroWarIo Braden Arp
 @ Lake Louise Ski Resort. I wasn't exactly sure what they were doing but there was a girl team that was being followed by cameras
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Post by: ovalorange on December 08, 2011, 05:10:12 AM
james_u ♥‿♥ JiMMY
Amazing Race filming at the Fairmont...!
4 hours ago
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 08, 2011, 11:30:45 AM
 TAR Australia is on the move again today.

RichardAdams21 Richard Adams
People from the amazing race just came through the airport.
1 hour ago

I can't determine his location. His twitter page just says Canada and his tweets don't mention the city. He does mention eating at McDonald's and there is a McDonald's in Banff (but not in Lake Louise).
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Post by: bc922 on December 08, 2011, 12:37:30 PM
Related to the leg in Vancouver, I found a guy on twitter, @andrewtrevjones, who had some info about the kayaking task in Coal Harbour.  I asked him a couple of questions and he responded to both:

andrewtrevjones Andrew Jones
@translink We're supporting the production team on a challenge tomorrow, I'm pretty sure it was the Aussie show.

DickieDSmucker Brian
@andrewtrevjones How many teams were there and could you describe any of them?

andrewtrevjones Andrew Jones
@DickieDSmucker There were about 6 teams left and they were kayaking across Coal Harbour! @ecomarinekayak

DickieDSmucker Brian
@andrewtrevjones Cool! Was this at the Ecomarine at English Bay and did they kayak around Stanley Park? Was a great day for kayaking too!

@andrewtrevjones Andrew Jones
@DickieDSmucker No the boats were delivered to Coal Harbour specially for the amazing race.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 09, 2011, 12:37:07 PM
I heard back from the guy who saw teams at the airport yesterday. He saw them in Calgary and didn't know where they were going.

RichardAdams21 Richard Adams
@Plaidmoon I'm in Calgary, not sure where they were headed.
10 minutes ago


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Post by: ovalorange on December 10, 2011, 03:38:35 AM
MissLannieRae Alannah R. Jensen
@Banff_Squirrel re: amazing race - running around like maniacs last nite in headlamps!!!
8 Dec

Someone already asked about what she saw.. she replied:

I almost ran them over as they illegally crossed the st! Don't follow it but cameras & a couple of teams with headlamps!
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Post by: weihen on December 10, 2011, 08:35:40 AM
Next leg is Beijing,China!!! :cmaslol
I got information!
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Post by: weihen on December 10, 2011, 08:38:15 AM
One Chinese girl tweeted on Weibo(Chinese twitter),said she was on flight with teams from Canada to Beijing,China.One blonde girl racer asked her how to get to Guijie Street (Chinese Name:簋街).
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Post by: weihen on December 10, 2011, 08:40:12 AM
簋街 is a famous food street in Beijing...maybe eating food task
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Post by: weihen on December 10, 2011, 08:46:51 AM
She tweeted 1:20am Chinese time today...looks like teams race in Beijing today.
Teams arrive Beijing before 0:30 am today.( Another woman saw crew in Beijing airport at 0:30 am.)
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Post by: apskip on December 10, 2011, 09:29:48 AM
Let's assume that the information on Beijing is correct. That would mean the following flights were the logical ones with only one connection from Calgary to Beijing:

via Vancouver
AC203/205/207/209/211 dep. YYC 0700 to 1110 and arriving YVR 29 minutes after the same hour with adjustment from Mountain to Pacific time
connecting to AC29 YVR PEK 1240 1625+1

via Los Angeles
AC568 0800 1010 YYC LAX
connecting to CA988 1150 1640+1

via San Francisco
UA6273 YYC SFO 0735 0943
UA889   SFO PEK 1209 1625+1

Take your pick (I would take Air Canada because it gives more flexibility getting to Vancouver).
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 10, 2011, 11:43:06 AM
Good job Weihen!! :yess:
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Post by: SuperTux on December 10, 2011, 07:30:13 PM
I'm now in Beijing, but I didn't know this news. :cmas4

P.S. Did any season of TAR go to Guijie Street before?
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Post by: ZBC Company on December 10, 2011, 07:35:56 PM
I'm now in Beijing, but I didn't know this news. :cmas4

gosh tax tar always get out are belts
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Post by: weihen on December 11, 2011, 09:12:15 PM
A girl tewwted on Weibo said she saw amazing race passing her...she is in Brisbane,Australia...she tweeted 9:06 am in Chinese time(meaning 11:06 am Australia)
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Post by: Aussie on December 11, 2011, 09:25:34 PM
A girl tewwted on Weibo said she saw amazing race passing her...she is in Brisbane,Australia...she tweeted 9:06 am in Chinese time(meaning 11:06 am Australia)

Please don't be true...yet!
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Post by: ZouLy on December 12, 2011, 04:21:27 PM
Does anyone had any idea if the teams are heading back home??
Because on the way home I saw about three trucks consist of filming production and crews at the Flagstaff Garde, Melbourne..
Need to double check though, hopefully it is true TAR Aus..
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 12, 2011, 04:25:29 PM
Does anyone had any idea if the teams are heading back home??
Because on the way home I saw about three trucks consist of filming production and crews at the Flagstaff Garde, Melbourne..
Need to double check though, hopefully it is true TAR Aus..
When was this? Can you get there now!? :) Teams should either be back already or coming back today/tomorrow.
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Post by: ZouLy on December 12, 2011, 04:28:39 PM
Does anyone had any idea if the teams are heading back home??
Because on the way home I saw about three trucks consist of filming production and crews at the Flagstaff Garde, Melbourne..
Need to double check though, hopefully it is true TAR Aus..
When was this? Can you get there now!? :) Teams should either be back already or coming back today/tomorrow.


Just now, and I'm on my way back to Flagstaff Garden just to double check, hopefully it is..
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 12, 2011, 04:30:03 PM
Does anyone had any idea if the teams are heading back home??
Because on the way home I saw about three trucks consist of filming production and crews at the Flagstaff Garde, Melbourne..
Need to double check though, hopefully it is true TAR Aus..
When was this? Can you get there now!? :) Teams should either be back already or coming back today/tomorrow.
Just now, and I'm on my way back to Flagstaff Garden just to double check, hopefully it is..

Good luck! Take your camera. :cmas16

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Post by: ovalorange on December 12, 2011, 11:23:54 PM
Have we got this?

wasteyourwishes Bridget
just got back from Lake McKenzie and they were filming the amazing race there! There were helicopters flying around and everything too!
1 hour ago
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 12, 2011, 11:45:12 PM
Have we got this?

wasteyourwishes Bridget
just got back from Lake McKenzie and they were filming the amazing race there! There were helicopters flying around and everything too!
1 hour ago
Good pick up! That is on Fraser Island in Queensland. Nearest main town is Hervey Bay, Maryborough and a bit further Bundaberg. This would line up nicely with Brisbane yesterday (a 3h30min to 4 hour drive). Unfortunately there is no mobile reception on Fraser Island. I guess we are looking at a romote town finish line?
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Post by: Aussie on December 12, 2011, 11:54:50 PM
Have we got this?

wasteyourwishes Bridget
just got back from Lake McKenzie and they were filming the amazing race there! There were helicopters flying around and everything too!
1 hour ago
Good pick up! That is on Fraser Island in Queensland. Nearest main town is Hervey Bay, Maryborough and a bit further Bundaberg. This would line up nicely with Brisbane yesterday (a 3h30min to 4 hour drive). Unfortunately there is no mobile reception on Fraser Island. I guess we are looking at a romote town finish line?

No way I'm driving up there!  :cmaslol
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Post by: ovalorange on December 13, 2011, 02:35:55 AM
Have we got this?

wasteyourwishes Bridget
just got back from Lake McKenzie and they were filming the amazing race there! There were helicopters flying around and everything too!
1 hour ago
Good pick up! That is on Fraser Island in Queensland. Nearest main town is Hervey Bay, Maryborough and a bit further Bundaberg. This would line up nicely with Brisbane yesterday (a 3h30min to 4 hour drive). Unfortunately there is no mobile reception on Fraser Island. I guess we are looking at a romote town finish line?

Okay, so she's replied and told me they were filming helicopters of the coast today.... she saw no teams or any other filming. She was told that the helicopters were filming for the race.

However, she's told me that others told her they were filming there yesterday, which I would presume would be the actual racers running themselves.
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 13, 2011, 05:25:55 AM
Have we got this?

wasteyourwishes Bridget
just got back from Lake McKenzie and they were filming the amazing race there! There were helicopters flying around and everything too!
1 hour ago
Good pick up! That is on Fraser Island in Queensland. Nearest main town is Hervey Bay, Maryborough and a bit further Bundaberg. This would line up nicely with Brisbane yesterday (a 3h30min to 4 hour drive). Unfortunately there is no mobile reception on Fraser Island. I guess we are looking at a romote town finish line?

Okay, so she's replied and told me they were filming helicopters of the coast today.... she saw no teams or any other filming. She was told that the helicopters were filming for the race.

However, she's told me that others told her they were filming there yesterday, which I would presume would be the actual racers running themselves.
Could be a practice run? Well I'm guessing the race must be either finished today or tomorrow latest?
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Post by: ovalorange on December 13, 2011, 05:28:49 AM
It could have been, she really didn't seem like she knew a great deal herself. I was just presuming, but it's not confirmed.
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Post by: ZouLy on December 15, 2011, 02:30:59 AM
Just picked up this one (I know Thursday, 15th of Dec now in Aussie) but look :


@xuanneh Jing Xuan
Was at a bus stop and suddenly a woman started talking to me about post office, Christmas cards, good karma and the amazing race at 730pm
8 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply


Might be teams were doing final tasks in brisbane???
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Post by: ovalorange on December 15, 2011, 04:42:34 AM
Sounds like to me they were discussing the airing of TAR19's finale here in Australia tonight. I doubt it's TAR AUS 2 related at all. But thanks for looking ZouLy!
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Post by: amazinglatinoamericafan on December 15, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
can be possible!! :cmas22
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2011, 06:44:44 PM
As far as we know, TARaus 2 may be  done...there is a possible sighting that suggests the race could have finished on Fraser Island, QLD. (see above)
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2011, 11:19:28 AM
We have another Meydan Racetrack sighting with some new and as yet unseen teams!

Katie Foster has written an wonderful account of the day which you can read here:
http://networkedblogs.com/rFKgy (http://networkedblogs.com/rFKgy)

Best of all, she has shared a video with many new faces! I have invited her here, let's hope she comes!!

 
http://www.youtube.com/v/bpW1soNDfUc?version=3&hl
 
We will cap these out if Katie gives the okay!

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Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2011, 02:27:17 PM
Hmmm...
 

Quote
... And speaking of the Amazing Race, THEY WERE FILMING WHILE I WAS AT DARLING HARBOUR!!!!

Thursday night? Sydney?? :cmas18
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 17, 2011, 08:08:55 PM
For what it's worth, that blog post from Katie Foster is also available at http://arabiantalesandotheramazingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/never-dull-moment-in-dubai-amazing-race.html (http://arabiantalesandotheramazingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/never-dull-moment-in-dubai-amazing-race.html).
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 17, 2011, 08:20:18 PM
Hmmm...
 

Quote
... And speaking of the Amazing Race, THEY WERE FILMING WHILE I WAS AT DARLING HARBOUR!!!!

Thursday night? Sydney?? :cmas18

Could this be TAR 20 after a leg in South Africa and before a final leg somewhere in the western US?
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2011, 08:53:59 PM
Doubt it...they were just in Sydney.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on December 18, 2011, 02:26:29 AM
Doubt it...they were just in Sydney.

Oh yeah. I remember that getting discussed briefly at the time.  :cmaslol

It's probably not TAR US then. Memories of Coutzy are still fresh in their minds.
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 21, 2011, 04:36:37 PM
We have another Meydan Racetrack sighting with some new and as yet unseen teams!

Katie Foster has written an wonderful account of the day which you can read here:
http://networkedblogs.com/rFKgy (http://networkedblogs.com/rFKgy)

Best of all, she has shared a video with many new faces! I have invited her here, let's hope she comes!!

 
http://www.youtube.com/v/bpW1soNDfUc?version=3&hl
 
We will cap these out if Katie gives the okay!
This video has been taken down by the user :( Did we get any screenshots?
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 21, 2011, 05:20:14 PM
Yes, but not posting them without an okay. She is not available for the next two weeks, but has promised to be in touch then.
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Post by: Slowhatch on December 29, 2011, 07:19:47 PM
Some Istanbul (https://plus.google.com/photos/107166927920375908145/albums#photos/107166927920375908145/albums/5681265938296513841) photos; Peach tells me it's the Caristos.
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Post by: RichInSydney on December 29, 2011, 09:42:34 PM
Some Istanbul (https://plus.google.com/photos/107166927920375908145/albums#photos/107166927920375908145/albums/5681265938296513841) photos; Peach tells me it's the Caristos.
Nice find! 2 teams spotted appear to be Grace and Joseph and the tattooed arm male (from a m/m team) spotted at the pit stop in India.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on January 12, 2012, 04:19:21 PM
I just found a couple of tweets which appear to be referring to TAR Australia:

hey_johnnypark Jonas B
Have soeben herausgefunden, dass die TV Show, die am 1. Dez mit uns von Paris nach Havanna geflogen ist "The Amazing Race Australia" war.
17 minutes ago


Google translates this from German (he's from Ulm) as:

I just found out that the TV show, which at first December flew with us from Paris to Havana's "The Amazing Race Australia" was.

Also this tweet (which mentions us):

hey_johnnypark Jonas B
Die beiden superblonden Teilnehmerinnen waren auch einfach nicht zu übersehen: forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topi… #TAR #Australia
22 minutes ago


Translated through Google:

The two super blond participants were also not easy to overlook:

His link goes to here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.75.html (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.75.html), and the two very blonde twins or sisters are in pictures at the horse race track.

I don't know if we have any mention of his sighting from the time of the race.
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Post by: RichInSydney on January 12, 2012, 04:58:52 PM
I just found a couple of tweets which appear to be referring to TAR Australia:

hey_johnnypark Jonas B
Have soeben herausgefunden, dass die TV Show, die am 1. Dez mit uns von Paris nach Havanna geflogen ist "The Amazing Race Australia" war.
17 minutes ago


Google translates this from German (he's from Ulm) as:

I just found out that the TV show, which at first December flew with us from Paris to Havana's "The Amazing Race Australia" was.

Also this tweet (which mentions us):

hey_johnnypark Jonas B
Die beiden superblonden Teilnehmerinnen waren auch einfach nicht zu übersehen: forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topi… #TAR #Australia
22 minutes ago


Translated through Google:

The two super blond participants were also not easy to overlook:

His link goes to here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.75.html (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.75.html), and the two very blonde twins or sisters are in pictures at the horse race track.

I don't know if we have any mention of his sighting from the time of the race.
Nice find! We only had 1 other piece of evidence for Havana, now we have 2. Although we have had no sightings actually in Havana we have had 2 on flights so this gives us a clear link of Paris -> Havana -> Canada (Vancouver via Toronto)
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Post by: AR FAN on January 12, 2012, 09:58:05 PM



I just found a couple of tweets which appear to be referring to TAR Australia:

hey_johnnypark Jonas B
Have soeben herausgefunden, dass die TV Show, die am 1. Dez mit uns von Paris nach Havanna geflogen ist "The Amazing Race Australia" war.
17 minutes ago


Google translates this from German (he's from Ulm) as:

I just found out that the TV show, which at first December flew with us from Paris to Havana's "The Amazing Race Australia" was.

Also this tweet (which mentions us):

hey_johnnypark Jonas B
Die beiden superblonden Teilnehmerinnen waren auch einfach nicht zu übersehen: forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topi… #TAR #Australia
22 minutes ago


Translated through Google:

The two super blond participants were also not easy to overlook:

His link goes to here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.75.html (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26377.75.html), and the two very blonde twins or sisters are in pictures at the horse race track.

I don't know if we have any mention of his sighting from the time of the race.
Nice find! We only had 1 other piece of evidence for Havana, now we have 2. Although we have had no sightings actually in Havana we have had 2 on flights so this gives us a clear link of Paris -> Havana -> Canada (Vancouver via Toronto)

"No sightings in Havana!" This can't be a surprise since their ruled by a dictator who has them basically living like its 1912. Plus I doubt they have much in the the way of picture technology, or freedom of the press.
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on January 13, 2012, 10:19:11 AM

"No sightings in Havana!" This can't be a surprise since their ruled by a dictator who has them basically living like its 1912. Plus I doubt they have much in the the way of picture technology, or freedom of the press.

Written by someone who obviously has never been to Cuba and is completely uneducated as to the reality of life there. Don't believe everything the American government controlled media tells you about Cuba.

And, with the second highest literacy rate in the world, a Cuban would know the correct usage of the word "their".

Actually, it is quite a surprise that there are no race photos given the number of tourists in Cuba at that time of year. The 3 daily flights from Havana to Toronto are usually full in December. Alternatively they could have flown from Veradero (5 flights per day) or some of the other resort cities. I suspect they stayed well hidden both on the ground and in the air because it is such a well know tourist destination.
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Post by: AR FAN on January 13, 2012, 11:28:39 AM

"No sightings in Havana!" This can't be a surprise since their ruled by a dictator who has them basically living like its 1912. Plus I doubt they have much in the the way of picture technology, or freedom of the press.

Written by someone who obviously has never been to Cuba and is completely uneducated as to the reality of life there. Don't believe everything the American government controlled media tells you about Cuba.

And, with the second highest literacy rate in the world, a Cuban would know the correct usage of the word "their".

Actually, it is quite a surprise that there are no race photos given the number of tourists in Cuba at that time of year. The 3 daily flights from Havana to Toronto are usually full in December. Alternatively they could have flown from Veradero (5 flights per day) or some of the other resort cities. I suspect they stayed well hidden both on the ground and in the air because it is such a well know tourist destination.
Hey moron relax. It was meant primarily as a joke, however accurate it was. I doubt you have ever actually been to Cuba yourself so quit talking like you know what your talking about. I've talk to several people who have been there, both on and off base, and they describe it in the fashion I wrote about. To say there are a "number of tourists" and "known tourist destination"  is a gross overstatement.
By the way their was used in the correct tense and the American media is anything but government controled. Grow up.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 13, 2012, 11:42:17 AM
Hey moron relax. It was meant primarily as a joke, however accurate it was. I doubt you have ever actually been to Cuba yourself so quit talking like you know what your talking about. I've talk to several people who have been there, both on and off base, and they describe it in the fashion I wrote about. To say there are a "number of tourists" and "known tourist destination"  is a gross overstatement.
By the way their was used in the correct tense and the American media is anything but government controled. Grow up.

Rudeness to others is neither tolerated nor accepted here.

We have ONE big rule:


Have RESPECT for each other, regardless of opinion. This of course includes no flaming/insulting other users and/or their posts.
 
 
 


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Post by: AR FAN on January 13, 2012, 11:47:25 AM
Hey moron relax. It was meant primarily as a joke, however accurate it was. I doubt you have ever actually been to Cuba yourself so quit talking like you know what your talking about. I've talk to several people who have been there, both on and off base, and they describe it in the fashion I wrote about. To say there are a "number of tourists" and "known tourist destination"  is a gross overstatement.
By the way their was used in the correct tense and the American media is anything but government controled. Grow up.

Rudeness to others is neither tolerated nor accepted here.

We have ONE big rule:


Have RESPECT for each other, regardless of opinion. This of course includes no flaming/insulting other users and/or their posts.
 
 




Whoops! Sorry Peach, will do. It was mainly meant as a joke that got taken in the wrong way.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 13, 2012, 12:04:41 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: ovalorange on March 17, 2012, 06:43:13 AM
It appears teams arrived at the Starting Line via seaplanes:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sydney-Seaplanes/De-Havilland-Canada/2021513/M/
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 05, 2012, 09:35:22 PM
Have a Treat for you!!  :hearts:

Katie Foster (writer/expat/blogger) was also at Meydan on TAR day and has graciously allowed us to share in her experience!

You can see the blog here:
http://arabiantalesandotheramazingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/never-dull-moment-in-dubai-amazing-race.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ArabianTalesAndOtherAmazingAdventures+%28Arabian+Tales+and+Other+Amazing+Adventures%29 (http://arabiantalesandotheramazingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/never-dull-moment-in-dubai-amazing-race.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ArabianTalesAndOtherAmazingAdventures+%28Arabian+Tales+and+Other+Amazing+Adventures%29)

But best of all, this wonderful video! Enjoy!
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/61TqojkAb3M?version=3&hl

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Post by: paldog123456 on April 05, 2012, 09:41:41 PM
Awesome! I see one of the girls holding a red clue, so I assume it's a Roadblock in which team members need to pick winners or bet to get a certain amount of money.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 05, 2012, 10:02:45 PM
The video shows they have to pick a winning horse to get their next clue. But not a RB, teams are both involved.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 05, 2012, 10:04:23 PM
Caps from Katie's awesome video! Full photo credit to Katie Foster!

A closer look at a couple of our teams than we have had:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps0345.jpg)1(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps0445.jpg)2(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps0584.jpg)3(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps0717.jpg)4(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps0805.jpg)5(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps0949.jpg)6(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1165.jpg)7(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1388.jpg)8(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1582.jpg)9(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1617.jpg)10(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1678.jpg)11(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1750.jpg)12(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1814.jpg)13(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps1874.jpg)14(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps2010.jpg)15(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps2170.jpg)16(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps2726.jpg)17(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TARaus%202/Katie%20Foster%20s%20Meydan%20caps/TARaus2Meydancaps3086.jpg)18
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Post by: SuperTux on April 05, 2012, 11:07:36 PM
 :groan: A handbooking challenge?
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 05, 2012, 11:16:53 PM
What is handbooking? They had to choose which horse won the races...
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Post by: SuperTux on April 06, 2012, 03:56:24 AM
What is handbooking? They had to choose which horse won the races...
I meant to bet on horses...

I didn't know the exact word in English for describing a horse bet, and the online dictionary came up with this word "handbooking." Maybe this dictionary is not reliable. :lol:
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Post by: bc922 on April 21, 2012, 10:34:29 AM
Now that the cast has been officially revealed, I think the 6th team who makes it to Vancouver (and is eliminated) is James & Sarah.  Based on their cast picture and the picture I caught of a team at Grouse Mountain (and the picture at Harbour Green Park, which I now believe are the same team), they seem like the only possible match.  The top of Sarah's head appears to be level with James' mouth or nose, which is similar to the couple I spotted:
(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/jamesnadsarah.jpg)
(http://i44.[banned image hosting site].com/or75hl.jpg)
The only other male/female team that has a male with short, dark coloured/brown hair is Joseph & Grace but I had spotted them leaving Grouse Mountain before this other team even arrived.  Plus, Grace's hair was braided when I spotted her. 
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 21, 2012, 02:01:06 PM
Thanks bc!!
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Post by: Coutzy on May 30, 2012, 09:38:39 PM
Popped up in the live chat with Sarah and James:

Quote
SarahJames:
@Jess, YES! We are burnt by trusting one of the other teams, we can't say which team yet!

Probably won't amount to much, but we shall see.
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Post by: Alenaveda on June 12, 2012, 03:55:38 PM
Ok.  I found this on Twitter today:

I posted 12 photos on Facebook in the album "The Amazing Race Australia in Misibis Bay" http://fb.me/2b6jyf9gy

I guess it still counts as a live sighting.
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2012, 04:29:45 PM
:tup: Love them!