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Title: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2014, 03:16:28 AM
This thread is the WORKZONE of the spoilers.
This is where ALL the spoiler speculation/discussion of the TAR 25 race goes, NOT in the LIVE thread. It is where we try to thrash out what the LIVE sightings mean.
 

 
 
As always, per RFF's practices, we do not spoil the start location (if known) or any teams until it is believed that the teams are safely underway. We would never want to put a team in jeopardy or cause them distress or interfere with the actual running of the race. Info on future legs may also occasionally be protected for those reasons. But if you have info to share beforehand , we would love to know, so please PM or email me! Spoilers are treasured!
 
This thread will be opened once the race has actually begun.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: eddiethejet on May 31, 2014, 02:09:47 AM
First clue takes the racers to Harlem.

Also heard the globe at flushing meadows park
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Philimination on May 31, 2014, 02:17:23 AM
Teams were also asking fans at the start line... most likely, it is Flushing Meadows Park, with a clue saying "Make your way to the location of the first finish line in The Amazing Race history" or something similar.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on May 31, 2014, 02:23:58 AM
Nice, 5 m/f, 4 f/f, 2 m/m. first time ever that they split the teams like this. From seasons 18-24, 3 of them had 5 m/f, 4 m/m and 2 f/f, and another one had 4 m/f, 5 m/m and 2 f/f!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: eddiethejet on May 31, 2014, 02:34:53 AM
First clue asked racers to go to the spot where TAR1 ended just like vitoko had speculated.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Glamazon Racer on May 31, 2014, 02:42:04 AM
From memory (since it was the main team I was looking at) Keithney seemed to run right pass the crowd and down, so I wonder if they possibly knew the answer to that clue already? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on May 31, 2014, 02:50:33 AM
At least 5 teams (from the video) asked the nearby audience where the first Race ended. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theamazingracer21 on May 31, 2014, 03:11:26 AM
Looking at JFK departs and it looks like we are going to London or somewhere in Central America/Caribbean.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2014, 03:38:21 AM
t raw ‏@tehillah_ 56 s

I'm in the airport see these ppl with hiker back packs & a camera man & it's deadass the recording of amazing race 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/Z9DJZfmUo5

(http://i57.[banned image hosting site].com/1z3mkuv.jpg)

That's the Delta terminal.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on May 31, 2014, 03:41:41 AM
http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightStatus/flightStatusByAirport.do

SJU San Juan, Puerto Rico   
DL 2060 Delta Air Lines
Departure: 7:00 AM-7:07 AM
Terminal 2 

Flight with Delta Airlines to San Juan @ 7am this morning - it is nearly 5am at JFK...
 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on May 31, 2014, 03:42:46 AM
I think they are going to Aruba...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2014, 03:45:10 AM
Can someone double-check the terminal as well? T4 has the same pillars as T2...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 31, 2014, 03:45:49 AM
 :wohoo: Caribbean/South America means hopefully they can still travel Westward to Asia first (http://www.happilythinnerafter.com/images/smilies/praying.gif) hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2014, 03:49:25 AM
Is it T4 instead?

(http://www.jaunted.com/pages/upload/gallery/gallery-580-image-6598.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on May 31, 2014, 03:52:22 AM
Delta operates out of Terminal 2 and 4, I think it reads T2 All Gates on the yellow sign...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2014, 03:53:46 AM
I think it says "All gates".
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on May 31, 2014, 03:57:24 AM
If it's Terminal 2 All Gates - then Delta Airlines has a 7am flight departing JFK for San Juan, Puerto Rico...fits the description, no?...

JetBlue Airways then has a flight departing at 7:38 from Terminal 5 to San Juan

And around 8:35am there are several flights to San Juan from Terminal 8.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2014, 04:02:02 AM
T2 serves exclusively domestic flights. If it is T2 then they're either headed to San Juan, or connecting through Florida to somewhere else?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on May 31, 2014, 04:18:20 AM
:wohoo: Caribbean/South America means hopefully they can still travel Westward to Asia first (http://www.happilythinnerafter.com/images/smilies/praying.gif) hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 31, 2014, 08:26:25 AM
Are all the teams on a flight now?

Also, how does everyone know they are flying to the Caribbean? They could have just had transfers via Boston and fly into Europe.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 31, 2014, 08:27:41 AM
Are all the teams on a flight now?

Also, how does everyone know they are flying to the Caribbean? They could have just had transfers via Boston and fly into Europe.

Phil mentioned they had to go to a sandy location....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 31, 2014, 08:43:15 AM
The navy blue team with the muscular guy look like a married couple.

:hearts: Also, I get Charla & Mirna and Lyn & Karlyn vibes from Shelley & Neecy (African-American mother & daughter duo)! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on May 31, 2014, 09:01:48 AM
Are all the teams on a flight now?

Also, how does everyone know they are flying to the Caribbean? They could have just had transfers via Boston and fly into Europe.

Check on the Sightings. The teams were boarding flights to St. Thomas.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: eddiethejet on May 31, 2014, 11:24:33 AM
My sister's coworker just went on vaca to st thomas of all places and said bethany and 3 other teams were on her flight.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryanisetiawan on May 31, 2014, 11:32:24 AM
Knowing that it doesnt start in cali. Could it mean its going to end in california like season 17
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on May 31, 2014, 11:36:02 AM
aryanisetiawan, way too early to know, It is possible we might get a true circumnavigation of the Earth with the end city being NYC as well, just as seasons 1 (NYC), 6 (Chicago), and 9 *Denver) were.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 31, 2014, 05:25:56 PM
Could the leading teams have taken a ferry to Cruz Bay, St. John Island after arriving in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas? I did a bit of research on the two feasible islands and St. John is rich in both sugar plantations and HISTORIC ("Be a part of history") estates. From Cruz Bay, they could self-drive to the plantations to do a Roadblock pertinent to the island's sugarcane industry. After the Roadblock, they could drive to one of the many estates hidden in the tropical paradise.

It could be a long shot since production was a cheapskate in TAR24, but it's a smart slam dunk for making Leg 1 fresh and enjoyable.

Sources to work from:
Locations(?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands
Possible Transportation(?):
http://www.viport.com/seaports/seaports.html#Red%20Hook%20Marine%20Facility
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on May 31, 2014, 05:59:55 PM
Knowing that it doesnt start in cali. Could it mean its going to end in california like season 17
The Race could end Philippines > Korea > San Francisco.  Direct Korean flights arrive midday at SFO  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2014, 06:05:42 PM
Rasberi Runner @RasberiRunner  ·  23 min

Plane lands in the water, we go to see what's up/if they need help. It's Amazing Race filming. Pretty cool, even if I've never seen the show

Asked for more info. Her reply:

Rasberi Runner ‏@RasberiRunner 1 min

@strainosaleij they started in STT, and we saw them around a tiny BVI island. Never saw the show...not sure which team

So they did leave the country! And heading to the British Virgin Islands would help in getting to London, probably!

Trying to follow the tweeter's posts and Facebook (online stalking is a real thing), and the island Jost van Dyke pops up as a real possibility...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on May 31, 2014, 06:07:18 PM
Near St Thomas is BVI Jost Van Dyke with a pop of 300 and Filmed in Kenny Chesney video,  charcoal pits and charcoal exports, marina, and Soggy Dollar Bar's Painkiller drink.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on May 31, 2014, 06:08:20 PM
Can ferry to Tortola too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on May 31, 2014, 07:29:56 PM
Who do you guys think won the save express??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: NMC on May 31, 2014, 07:37:07 PM
Who do you guys think won the save express??

From what I'm thinking, either Misti & Jim or the Biker Girls.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 31, 2014, 08:11:34 PM
How do you know? You weren't in St Thomas, so you can't exactly say that
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 31, 2014, 09:43:21 PM
Who do you guys think won the save express??

From what I'm thinking, either Misti & Jim or the Biker Girls.
No way to be sure, but most likely someone on the first flight due to the time gap between the first and second arrivals at Cyril E. King Airport.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TSPKM on May 31, 2014, 10:03:10 PM
First flight isn't even a good indicator because NaNa went home after being on the first flight last season
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on May 31, 2014, 10:22:47 PM
Live sightings reply #45: Are there 3 or 4 teams there? Why did an older couple like appear suddenly? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on May 31, 2014, 10:27:34 PM
I suppose the racers are trying to get past that older couple.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on May 31, 2014, 10:28:06 PM
Live sightings reply #45: Are there 3 or 4 teams there? Why did an older couple like appear suddenly? ???

Maybe BVM and ED?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on May 31, 2014, 10:35:25 PM
Live sightings reply #45: Are there 3 or 4 teams there? Why did an older couple like appear suddenly? ???

Maybe just tourists. The teams seem to run out of airport or something like that.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on May 31, 2014, 11:20:33 PM
I wonder where they will have the final leg. Possibly a New York finish but I doubt since we only had one a few seasons ago. Boston and New Orleans are two cities WAY overdue for a final leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 01, 2014, 12:19:46 AM
I wonder where they will have the final leg. Possibly a New York finish but I doubt since we only had one a few seasons ago. Boston and New Orleans are two cities WAY overdue for a final leg.

My guess there is could be a West Coast finish, Seattle, Portland or San Francisco are probably the final cities.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 01, 2014, 12:29:19 AM
Inb4 we get Los Angeles :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 01, 2014, 12:38:10 AM
Inb4 we get Los Angeles :lol:

I'm guessing LA too, because the start is almost always there. So it's time for TAR to turn the tables around.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 01, 2014, 12:57:50 AM
Inb4 we get Los Angeles :lol:

I'm guessing LA too, because the start is almost always there. So it's time for TAR to turn the tables around.

Even though LA held a finish in Season 17 :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 01, 2014, 01:10:39 AM
Inb4 we get Los Angeles :lol:

I'm guessing LA too, because the start is almost always there. So it's time for TAR to turn the tables around.

Even though LA held a finish in Season 17 :P

Can't remember. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: NMC on June 01, 2014, 05:26:53 AM
How do you know? You weren't in St Thomas, so you can't exactly say that

Are you Serious?   :groan:
Tar25Fan was asking a question, and I answered it with who I think MIGHT get it.  I'm in no way saying this is 100% verified information, just a random guess / opinion based on what I think is a possibility.  That's all.   :kuss:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 01, 2014, 05:29:44 AM
Does anybody know who got the 1st boot at Virgin Islands? Or at least the bottom 3 teams in the 1st leg?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 01, 2014, 06:41:55 AM
Im pretty sure peach knows the bottom 3.
Maybe the order and elimination.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 01, 2014, 06:55:08 AM
First flight isn't even a good indicator because NaNa went home after being on the first flight last season
But Jet & Cord were on the first flight and got the Express Passes. ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 01, 2014, 06:59:23 AM
Does anybody know who got the 1st boot at Virgin Islands? Or at least the bottom 3 teams in the 1st leg?
I will be devastated if Shelley & Nici are the first team eliminated just like how Deidre & Hillary and Peggy & Claire were in the bottom 2. :(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 01, 2014, 01:43:25 PM
:P
Helicopter Moving In - Amazing Race May 31, 2014
http://youtu.be/fu-mJCWUpWc

Seaplane Coming In - Amazing Race May 31, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBsvXaSIZA

Published on Jun 1, 2014
The Amazing Race was filmed on St. Thomas and near St. John on May 31, 2014.

Mobile Movie created by John Brandi of Palm Tree Charters

www.PalmTreeCharters.com
www.Facebook.com/PalmTreeCharters
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 01:53:47 PM
I believe the second leg of the race will be in London indeed
If not I have no idea where they are going that doesnt have direct flight from Atlanta
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: redwings8831 on June 01, 2014, 02:12:57 PM
There is no way teams on a "domestic" flight from St. Thomas will be able to connect to an international flight out of ATL (Atlanta Jackson-Hartfield International Airport) in 10 minutes. The international flights now depart from a separate terminal. When are the next flights out of ATL to London?

British Airways 226: 9:30 PM -> 10:40 AM
Delta 84: 9:31 PM -> 11:05 AM
Delta 10: 10:49 PM -> 12:20 PM
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 03:17:25 PM
I'm starting to believe that the second leg will take place in Scandinavia..possibly Prague too
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 03:34:41 PM
Flights from London on June 2nd
11:00-12:00
Oslo, Norway - arrives at 2:30
Stockholm, Sweden -  arrives at2:55
Helsinki, Finland -  arrives at 4:30
Prague, Czech Republic -  arrives at 2:50
12:00-1:00
Stavanger, Norway -  arrives at 2:55
Athens, Greece -  arrives at 5:40
Moscow, Russia -  arrives at 7:30
Freetown, Sierra Leone -  arrives at 6:15
1:00-2:00
Copenhagen, Denmark -  arrives at 3:50
Reykjavik, Iceland -  arrives at 3:00
Oslo, Norway -  arrives at 4:15
Moscow, Russia -  arrives at 8:30
Stockholm, Sweden  arrives at 4:55
Belgrade, Serbia  arrives at 5:10
Lisbon, Portugal  arrives at 4:25

I didn't include the cities/countries that have direct flight from Atlanta
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Oddarane on June 01, 2014, 03:37:47 PM
Doubt there will be a leg in Norway since they were here last year, unless they choose to do something related to the constitution anniversary.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 01, 2014, 03:48:04 PM
At the moment we don't know anything more than it appears the teams are in the process of flying from St. Thomas to likely London as Peach reported early yesterday.
Whether it is one team or all of the teams are connecting through Atlanta to London is a good question, and whether London is the second leg or a connection elsewhere is also a good question.
Keep in mind that Phil and TPTB have to get to the location(s) of a leg ahead of the teams whenever possible for production reasons; Phil's stand-ups ,making sure all the locations for the leg are ready, etc. It wouldn't be unreasonable to think that flying to London might be facilitating getting to the next leg location after that so places that are easier to reach from London than from NYC or St. Thomas, USVI would be places to consider.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 04:14:19 PM
Safe from leg 1:
Dennis & Isabelle
Keith & Whitney
Michael & Scott
Shelley & Nici

Source:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 01, 2014, 04:57:33 PM
I hope London is just a connection, as the UK was JUST VISITED.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2014, 05:03:12 PM
Im pretty sure peach knows the bottom 3.
Maybe the order and elimination.

Please do not spec on what I know or do not know when YOU HAVE NO EARTHLY IDEA. Thanks.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 01, 2014, 05:05:06 PM
I hope London is just a connection, as the UK was JUST VISITED.
I hope so too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2014, 05:07:53 PM

There is no way teams on a "domestic" flight from St. Thomas will be able to connect to an international flight out of ATL (Atlanta Jackson-Hartfield International Airport) in 10 minutes. The international flights now depart from a separate terminal. When are the next flights out of ATL to London?

It appears our flights from St Thomas arrive in the Int terminal as well.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 06:57:27 PM
Brooke & Robbie
Misti & Jim
Adam & Bethany
Those are safe as well

So, if first leg is not nel, we got 3:4 chances of having a female team eliminated
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 07:00:52 PM
Brooke & Robbie<<<<<<nvm not sure of they are safe
Misti & Jim
Adam & Bethany
Those are safe as well

So, if first leg is not nel, we got 3:4 chances of having a female team eliminated
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 01, 2014, 07:01:12 PM
Brooke & Robbie
Misti & Jim
Adam & Bethany
Those are safe as well

So, if first leg is not nel, we got 3:4 chances of having a female team eliminated
The photo of Brooke & Robbie was taken at JFK ,not atlanta
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 01, 2014, 07:04:08 PM
Brooke & Robbie
Misti & Jim
Adam & Bethany
Those are safe as well

So, if first leg is not nel, we got 3:4 chances of having a female team eliminated
The photo of Brooke & Robbie was taken at NYC

So unsafe are Amy & Maya, Brooke & Robbie, Kym & Alli, Lisa & Michelle and Tim & Te Jay? 1/5 chance of a F-F team elimination (2/5 because of the teams and 1/2 if it's elim or non-elim)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 01, 2014, 07:12:28 PM
Tim & Te Jay are apparently safe (check the sightings).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 01, 2014, 07:14:34 PM
Why do we think that all teams will be in Atlanta airport? Maybe some teams will try another transit  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2014, 07:19:10 PM
They could theoretically go via Charlotte or Phili. But we have no sightings either place.
 
 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 07:20:00 PM
Well 7 out 11 teams were seen in Atlanta, so they are safe for sure, doesnt matter if the other teams went to other airport
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 01, 2014, 07:44:39 PM
Yes, we have at least one seen in JFK.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2014, 07:45:45 PM
Yes, we have at least one seen in JFK.


???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 01, 2014, 08:13:05 PM
Yes, we have at least one seen in JFK.


???

Brooke and Robbie.

From Instagram:

josh_mackey01
1 hour ago
That time I got to meet a couple competing on the Amazing Race while waiting at JFK for my flight. #amazingrace #after11n11

(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/6r4k84.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 01, 2014, 08:15:00 PM
Yes, we have at least one seen in JFK.


???

Brooke and Robbie.

From Instagram:

josh_mackey01
1 hour ago
That time I got to meet a couple competing on the Amazing Race while waiting at JFK for my flight. #amazingrace #after11n11

(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/6r4k84.jpg)
I think this photo was taken at 5/31 night when teams left ny for st thomas?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joeyslimo on June 01, 2014, 08:17:00 PM
The Delta flight from Atlanta leaves in 15 mins and there currently Boarding now :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 01, 2014, 08:27:41 PM
So the 7 safe teams are
Tim tejay
Keith whitney
Dennis Isabelle
Misti Jim
Adam bethany
Michael scott
And shelley and nici

At risk and possibly the bottom 4
Lisa michelle
Kym ali
Amy maya
Brooke robbie
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 01, 2014, 08:29:48 PM
There are possible connections all down the east coast of the US for flights from St Thomas to London. Best one was through Miami. But Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington Dulles (but not on a Sunday) Philly, Newark and JFK at New York.

It just depends on when they were released from the pit stop or maybe Production told them they had to go through Atlanta.

I suspect the good connection through Miami was reserved for Phil and BVM
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ZBC Company on June 01, 2014, 08:38:19 PM
do you think we go closet nother city in eroupe or  Country name Jesery
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 01, 2014, 08:45:48 PM
Yes, we have at least one seen in JFK.


???

Brooke and Robbie.

From Instagram:

josh_mackey01
1 hour ago
That time I got to meet a couple competing on the Amazing Race while waiting at JFK for my flight. #amazingrace #after11n11

(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/6r4k84.jpg)
I think this photo was taken at 5/31 night when teams left ny for st thomas?

Yes, this photo was definitely taken at 5/31. The guy who took the photo posted another photo of the JFK airport at 5/31
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 01, 2014, 09:29:11 PM
From a friend:  first team out at 4am this AM from St Thomas;  last team left at 11am

What kind of task caused this disparity? Is it going to be sandcastles 2.0? :O
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 01, 2014, 09:30:13 PM
From a friend:  first team out at 4am this AM from St Thomas;  last team left at 11am

What kind of task caused this disparity? Is it going to be sandcastles 2.0? :O

It would make you think along those lines for sure!  7 hours :O
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 01, 2014, 09:32:17 PM
7 hours OMG <3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2014, 09:36:43 PM
From a friend:  first team out at 4am this AM from St Thomas;  last team left at 11am

What kind of task caused this disparity? Is it going to be sandcastles 2.0? :O

May have just been flight availability
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 09:37:53 PM
So maybe the 3 or 4 last teams remaining werent seen at the airport because of the delay??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Xarles on June 01, 2014, 09:38:23 PM
Hello world!
From a friend:  first team out at 4am this AM from St Thomas;  last team left at 11am
Does this (almost) mean we should be looking all over Europe like from... in a few minutes???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 01, 2014, 09:40:17 PM
No they will be at London in the morning
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Xarles on June 01, 2014, 09:43:55 PM
No they will be at London in the morning
Thanks, but anyway, dawn, Greenwich time, is not far away...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2014, 09:51:23 PM
About 6 hours from the flight touchdowns though.

Somebody needs some catching up! :funny: But great to see you back!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 01, 2014, 10:03:26 PM
Good to see you back, Xarles!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Xarles on June 01, 2014, 10:14:08 PM
Somebody needs some catching up! :funny: But great to see you back!
Good to see you back, Xarles!
Thank you much, both, but I was really hoping no one would get who was Peach talking about. Haha. Anyway, some outing is always good.
(Search) Engines on! London calling!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 01, 2014, 10:33:50 PM
So the sisters and the wrestlers might have the biggest chance to be eliminated in the first leg because they were on the second flight to St. Thomas. But with 7 hours gap, the bikers might be in trouble, too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 01, 2014, 11:08:27 PM
No they will be at London in the morning
Thanks, but anyway, dawn, Greenwich time, is not far away...

Anticipated landing of Flight 84 is 5 hours and 25 minutes from now. At present, the plane is over Nova Scotia.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 02, 2014, 12:04:59 AM
About the "Save" thing, do you think that if a team use that Save to avoid elimination, next leg will be double elimination because they can not make one more leg? Or final will have 4 teams?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Mug Costanza on June 02, 2014, 12:42:12 AM
My guess would be that they would just change the next scheduled NEL into an EL.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 02, 2014, 12:49:42 AM
I'm also thinking we won't have Speed Bumps anymore with the save being around. Could be the return of the MFE
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Mug Costanza on June 02, 2014, 12:52:49 AM
I would also speculate that maybe if you use the Save, you have to do a Speed Bump next leg for coming in last on what would technically become a non-elimination leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Theo on June 02, 2014, 12:55:21 AM
From the @transform32ym's photos, we can see that Kym & Alli (?) and Amy & Maya are safe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 02, 2014, 01:15:09 AM
From the @transform32ym's photos, we can see that Kym & Alli (?) and Amy & Maya are safe

Yeah, Amy & Maiya also is confirmed by a twitter (based on description).

About Kym & Alli, I'm still not sure. They seems look smaller than Kym & Alli are
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 02, 2014, 01:18:05 AM
I think amy maya
Kym and ali
And brooke and robbie are safe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 02, 2014, 01:19:57 AM
Crazy idea, what if the Save is used like the Salvage Pass and used on Leg 1? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2014, 01:36:47 AM
I would also speculate that maybe if you use the Save, you have to do a Speed Bump next leg for coming in last on what would technically become a non-elimination leg.
Yeah I think that's a good idea of how it works.  Since a Speed Bump would be hard to come up with for every leg, they might just do an Automatic U-Turn or Marked for Elimination?
 I do hope they come up with a new Non-elim penalty.  Have them pick out of a hat or something.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Caelestor on June 02, 2014, 02:35:30 AM
I actually think that London will be the second leg. It's overdue for a visit, certainly.

From there, it's a quick train ride to Paris, which is itself a quick train ride from many other interesting destinations.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 02, 2014, 02:54:11 AM
I hope London is just a connection, as the UK was JUST VISITED.
I hope so too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 02, 2014, 02:56:33 AM
Did we ask for more switchbacks at the CVWTS Thread?
Because if we did, I'm spec'ing that we will have sandcastles and watermelons for Virgin Islands and UK respectively.
Those are 2 of my favorite tasks of all time. :hearts:

Edit: Aside from those above, those 2 tasks are also very memorable. Who forgot Brook & Claire? And on what happened to Claire on her first roadblock? ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 02, 2014, 03:12:41 AM
Did we ask for more switchbacks at the CVWTS Thread?
Because if we did, I'm spec'ing that we will have sandcastles and watermelons for Virgin Islands and UK respectively.
Those are 2 of my favorite tasks of all time. :hearts:

If they do visit London (and it's not just a connecting city), I hope they visit the City of London, which is a city inside the London we know ;) I don't think they visited it before.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 02, 2014, 03:22:08 AM
From Wikipedia:
Quote
The public start also revealed that instead of the Express Pass, teams would be awarded a new immunity from elimination pass for coming first in the first leg, which can be used by that team if they come in last place on an elimination leg before Leg 9.

No EP this season? :o  :hug?: Or unreliable info?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 02, 2014, 04:02:09 AM
The SAVE is MUCH MORE than an Express Pass, IMHO. It is true that an Express Pass can make you win a leg. But imagine now that everybody is on an earlier flight, and you haven't got the chance to make it. Don't worry, you're not going home! Just finish the leg, and someone else will be eliminated. That is something that an Express Pass is useless at.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamzie on June 02, 2014, 04:11:09 AM
Ireland could be an option, have they ever done a full leg here?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 02, 2014, 04:15:18 AM
Ireland could be an option, have they ever done a full leg here?

They did a leg in Shannon, Ireland back in TAR 12. They haven't been to Dublin yet.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 02, 2014, 04:15:56 AM
Ireland could be an option, have they ever done a full leg here?

 :hello2: and :bigwelcome to RFF, gamzie!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 02, 2014, 04:17:59 AM
The SAVE is MUCH MORE than an Express Pass, IMHO. It is true that an Express Pass can make you win a leg. But imagine now that everybody is on an earlier flight, and you haven't got the chance to make it. Don't worry, you're not going home! Just finish the leg, and someone else will be eliminated. That is something that an Express Pass is useless at.

I know the save is very powerful, but I'm wondering if they took away the EP or not. Because even if the save is more powerful, I still want to see the EP, even if it's just one this season.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 02, 2014, 04:18:43 AM
I actually think that London will be the second leg. It's overdue for a visit, certainly.

From there, it's a quick train ride to Paris, which is itself a quick train ride from many other interesting destinations.

Paris isn't quite enough, and Belgium is no chance to visit due to this week's G7 summit to be held in Brussels. London is good for a full leg, and Finland is most likely next after London, with the previous visit have never had a Pit Stop, and had not had a full leg back in TAR10. I doubt Helsinki will be going next.

The possibility there are nonstop flights from London to Helsinki.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 02, 2014, 04:38:39 AM
If it is London for the second leg, Hoping they are able to do something with Doctor Who and/or Top Gear.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 02, 2014, 04:41:32 AM
Teams are going to arrive in some minutes
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 02, 2014, 04:42:39 AM
The SAVE is MUCH MORE than an Express Pass, IMHO. It is true that an Express Pass can make you win a leg. But imagine now that everybody is on an earlier flight, and you haven't got the chance to make it. Don't worry, you're not going home! Just finish the leg, and someone else will be eliminated. That is something that an Express Pass is useless at.
Someone else will be eliminated?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamzie on June 02, 2014, 04:48:37 AM
They haven't been to Cork either, heathrow has flights to both cities. Ireland is deff due a visit.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 02, 2014, 06:21:26 AM
They haven't been to Cork either, heathrow has flights to both cities. Ireland is deff due a visit.

Today is the June Bank Holiday so it would be extra busy in Dublin, with the long weekend. Of course this could also be an attraction but I'm not sure!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on June 02, 2014, 06:27:25 AM
Did we ask for more switchbacks at the CVWTS Thread?
Because if we did, I'm spec'ing that we will have sandcastles and watermelons for Virgin Islands and UK respectively.
Those are 2 of my favorite tasks of all time. :hearts:


i thought switchback task meaning same task & same location. so there is no way we will see sandcastles task. Besides, it was season 22 (3 seasons ago). I think it's too close for switchback task (Hay bale was season 6 & 15 and pole vault was Season 12 & 21) 
If there is a switchback and they visit London, we might have watermelon task, which is one of my favorite roadblocks  :yess:
 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Theo on June 02, 2014, 06:31:19 AM
Is that Brooke & Robbie behind Adam & Bethany in @CassVinograd's photos?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 02, 2014, 06:34:52 AM
Is that Brooke & Robbie behind Adam & Bethany in @CassVinograd's photos?
Yes looks like them and further back looks like Misti & Jim.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 02, 2014, 06:35:02 AM
It is - blondes not spotted, appear to be our first boots in the Virgin Islands!  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 02, 2014, 06:45:51 AM
We're not sure about Kym & Allie right? They seems to be on Kinsman Hodge's FB photos but it is difficult to talk.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 02, 2014, 06:48:54 AM
They are there yes. Backpacks match girls waiting in line. Only team not spotted heading into Leg 2 is Lisa & Michelle, sadly!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamzie on June 02, 2014, 06:57:53 AM
June bank holiday weekend in Ireland, what a perfect time to visit. Lots to do in Dublin,but Cork is also a possibility. Also Cork airport is an international one so plenty of options for flights out.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Wisnia on June 02, 2014, 07:21:54 AM
It is - blondes not spotted, appear to be our first boots in the Virgin Islands!  :'(

omg noooo! They one blonde was so fierce.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 02, 2014, 07:29:33 AM
My spec and guess  for leg 1 arrival at pitstop
1-6?
7 Shelley nici
8 brooke robbie
9kym ali
10 amy and maya
11 Lisa michelle
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Reilly Queens on June 02, 2014, 07:52:51 AM
http://www.ustream.tv/towerbridge

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 02, 2014, 08:17:11 AM
Misti & James are probably one of the first teams to arrive at the pitstop because the first teams to depart from pitstop did that at around 4am. Misti & Jim were seen at the pitstop at 4:20ish pm on last day
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 02, 2014, 08:18:47 AM
So there are three flights to London that carried teams right? Which one carried which teams? I'm lost... ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 02, 2014, 08:58:01 AM
Just a thought.

Bertram likes to have teams go to Olympic Stadiums or near them for either route markers or tasks; the Race hasn't been to the 2012 London Olympic Stadium yet....so consider that possibility since we now know teams are in London for the second leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 02, 2014, 09:02:25 AM
Just a thought.

Bertram likes to have teams go to Olympic Stadiums or near them for either route markers or tasks; the Race hasn't been to the 2012 London Olympic Stadium yet....so consider that possibility since we now know teams are in London for the second leg.
I think the stadium is currently under construction and being converted to a football stadium.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 02, 2014, 09:14:52 AM
Did we ask for more switchbacks at the CVWTS Thread?
Because if we did, I'm spec'ing that we will have sandcastles and watermelons for Virgin Islands and UK respectively.
Those are 2 of my favorite tasks of all time. :hearts:


i thought switchback task meaning same task & same location. so there is no way we will see sandcastles task. Besides, it was season 22 (3 seasons ago). I think it's too close for switchback task (Hay bale was season 6 & 15 and pole vault was Season 12 & 21) 
If there is a switchback and they visit London, we might have watermelon task, which is one of my favorite roadblocks  :yess:

I know TAR22 & TAR25 are close to each other, and the sandcastle may have a small possibility of having a switchback now, but you'll never know. ;)
Anyway, I'm fine if there's no sandcastle switchback. The likeliness of the watermelon switchback is very big. :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2014, 09:45:51 AM
London Paddington ‏@NetworkRailPAD 57 min

“@CassVinograd: These people just sprinted thru Paddington. Six cameras. @AmazingRace_CBS ? pic.twitter.com/2PHUbeI6it” without any permission!

(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/2uorimh.jpg)

Taxi rank at Paddington. Just got off the Heathrow Express, I presume!

(https://anonw.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/dscn0336.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2014, 09:56:23 AM
Y'all do know that the watermelon task was no where near London? It was in Eastnor Castle near Ledbury...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Heliox on June 02, 2014, 11:03:50 AM
Have Keith and Whitney been spotted in London? I know they were in airport after Caribbean.

I see Te/Tim in front of Adam/Bethany right?



Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Maanca on June 02, 2014, 11:05:01 AM
The UK again?! They were just there at the end of the last race :(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Heliox on June 02, 2014, 11:10:43 AM
Chris Hopkins ‏@CPHopkins 2m

All of the contestants on "the amazing race" were on my plane ATL-LHR. I gave them my diamond fast track pass to get through immigration. Now they're in the lead but customs not too happy with me! http://instagram.com/p/ovdOmuvNH1/

--> Seems that Dennis & Isabella was in the lead from the airport.

I am shocked that there is something in the UK that gets passengers through customs quicker, but here it is:
Quote
Heathrow Airport concierge service
A friendly face waiting to guide you through the airport

Airport Concierge is a personal assistance service designed to ease your journey through Heathrow. The service is ideal for families, infrequent flyers, busy executives and visitors.
Heathrow departures service
An Airport Concierge Host will meet you kerbside or on the Heathrow Express platform
Assistance with your baggage at check-in.
Escort through security.
Escort to airline VIP lounge (if applicable) on to the boarding gate.
Heathrow arrivals service
An Airport Concierge Host will be waiting for you upon exit from the aircraft.
Escort through Border Control (Immigration and Customs).
Assistance with your luggage collection.
Escort to your onward mode of transportation


So Dennis and Isabella will have an escort through customs. Too bad that we wont see that as they are not allowed to film through most customs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ZBC Company on June 02, 2014, 11:28:06 AM
Pancake detour is tradition big fat Tuesday woman rendezvous wife fun around flip panacakes
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2014, 11:28:58 AM
For more details on the Shrove Tuesday tradition, Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday) has the answers.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ZBC Company on June 02, 2014, 11:30:27 AM
For more details on the Shrove Tuesday tradition, Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday) has the answers.

Hello history major no cares about me
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 02, 2014, 11:35:22 AM
And here's a vid:

http://www.youtube.com/v/SRunuhmmwsg?version=3&amp;hl=en_
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 02, 2014, 11:38:40 AM
First flight from Atlanta (DL 84)
Tim & Te Jay
Brooke & Robbie
Bethany & Adam
Amy & Maya
Misti & Jim

Second flight from Atlanta (DL 10)
Isabella & Dennis
Shelley & Nici

Unknown:
Keith & Whitney
Kym & Allie
Michael & Scott

No sighting:
Lisa & Michelle

I think Keith & Whitney, Michael & Scott in the second flight because we see them together with Isabella & Dennis, Shelley & Nici in Atlanta.

Kym & Allie might be in first flight if they're in the same fight from St. Thomas with Misti & Jim, Brooke & Robbie, Amy & Maya
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2014, 11:51:05 AM
You catch trains to Oxford at Paddington, so it's back to the train station?
(Somehow I don't see them taking Stagecoach...)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Maanca on June 02, 2014, 12:19:27 PM
It is - blondes not spotted, appear to be our first boots in the Virgin Islands!  :'(

omg noooo! They one blonde was so fierce.

To be honest, I'm kind of happy to see the blondes team go first after the ones in the last race were for the most part carried to the end.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: drackodelmal on June 02, 2014, 12:35:55 PM
If I had to choose my team without knowing anything i would go with firefighters and prowrestlers.

Thanks for the info. :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2014, 12:54:03 PM
Looks like we have most of Leg 2!

Start in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Fly via Atlanta to London
Heathrow Express to Paddington
Taxi to Victoria Tower Gardens
Detour involving pancake racing
Back to Paddington for a train to Oxford?
Punting, probably Roadblock?
Main Quad of Christ Church College, probably Pit Stop? (As a proud Cantabrigian, I admit it'd be beautiful!)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 02, 2014, 01:00:08 PM
I have a feeling that they may come to Hong Kong this season at around leg 9-10 as the race seems to visit HK every 4 years  :funny:

I will probably go to the airport to see whether I can meet teams and (hopefully ) help them to race at mid-june :-[
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Wisnia on June 02, 2014, 01:01:09 PM
Tom Tower can be pit stop too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tallguy700 on June 02, 2014, 03:11:42 PM
 Hi guys!  :waves: This is my first post here, although I've been here for much longer. I've been following rff since Season 23 and I absolutely love it here, you all do a great job!  :) Loving the teams for this season very much! :hearts: I'm rooting for Survivor, Firefighters, Surfers, and Pro Wrestlers!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2014, 03:39:59 PM
Thanks Tallguy! Glad to have you! :bigwelcome
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: scott14 on June 02, 2014, 03:52:34 PM
So I come home from work and hear the Amazing Race is in my city!  :yess:

Is the leg ongoing? I can try and make it to Christ Church college early tomorrow morning to see when they leave or go now if they're still racing?

So exciting  :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tallguy700 on June 02, 2014, 04:06:50 PM
Thanks Peach, its a pleasure to get to join in on the fun. I was really bummed that the Race started so close to where I live, I've been watching since season 16 so It would have been great to see it. I'm really excited for this though, it looks interesting!    :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Heliox on June 02, 2014, 04:10:39 PM
So they are punting on the Cherwell river? I remember this challenge from a previous season, am I right? Way back to season 3 as I just checked out on wiki.
I remember the brothers, Ken and Gerard rowing with some difficulty. .. great season, should go back and watch again.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TheWorldIsWaiting24 on June 02, 2014, 07:10:10 PM
This is going a little far down the road for this race, but what are the odds that this race finishes in Central Park where the first one started? I know the ones that start on the East Coast end on the West Coast generally but I mean last season they started in California and ended in Vegas. It would be like coming full circle!  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TSPKM on June 02, 2014, 09:16:15 PM
Are they still currently on 2nd leg? Bunched up on the way to oxford?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 02, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
It is - blondes not spotted, appear to be our first boots in the Virgin Islands!  :'(

omg noooo! They one blonde was so fierce.

To be honest, I'm kind of happy to see the blondes team go first after the ones in the last race were for the most part carried to the end.
This.

Also, I believe TAR hasn't visited the Thames River directly before and I believe this iconic river could be due for a feature in a route info or task this season.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 02, 2014, 09:28:40 PM
It is - blondes not spotted, appear to be our first boots in the Virgin Islands!  :'(

omg noooo! They one blonde was so fierce.

To be honest, I'm kind of happy to see the blondes team go first after the ones in the last race were for the most part carried to the end.

TBH, you don't even know if they are going to be good or not. If they end up being a good team, like how the rest of this cast is fab, then it would really suck to see them first. I'm personally sad Matt & Daniel 2.0 didn't get eliminated first. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 02, 2014, 09:58:58 PM
Are they still currently on 2nd leg? Bunched up on the way to oxford?

Oxford is only like tops an hour away from London - Leg 2 has well ended by now
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TSPKM on June 02, 2014, 10:01:48 PM
Are they still currently on 2nd leg? Bunched up on the way to oxford?

Oxford is only like tops an hour away from London - Leg 2 has well ended by now

Was that apart of leg 2 though? Those pics from today?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 02, 2014, 10:32:18 PM
The leg that started with the connecting flights that landed at Heathrow and that ended at Christchurch College, Oxford was leg 2 and it was today.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 02, 2014, 11:01:53 PM
So they are punting on the Cherwell river? I remember this challenge from a previous season, am I right? Way back to season 3 as I just checked out on wiki.
I remember the brothers, Ken and Gerard rowing with some difficulty. .. great season, should go back and watch again.

They were punting down the Cam in the far superior University of Cambridge. :hoot:

From my friends trying to gather information at Oxford, it sounds like the teams may have been spread pretty far apart. Filming started much earlier, and I don't think Phil would stay too long at a single place doing his exposition.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 03, 2014, 08:57:35 AM
Where are they now????
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Oddarane on June 03, 2014, 09:11:14 AM
Where are they now????

Good question.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 03, 2014, 09:19:34 AM
Where are they now????

Good question.

Should the third leg, by now have started? Or maybe I'm 100% wrong..
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 03, 2014, 09:30:07 AM
The third leg could have started in Oxford and travel to another European country in the North, perhaps Finland?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2014, 09:46:08 AM
Where are they now????

This could be an extended PitStop. I would wonder about a 24+ hour PitStop then head off to wherever. So everyone continue to watch everything closely!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 03, 2014, 10:13:34 AM
If the next leg is in say, southern Africa with limited flight access from London, then the pit stop may have to be extended in order to give Phil, Bertram and TPTB time to get there ahead of the teams and to avoid the possibility that the teams could arrive ahead of them. Even if this next leg is relaticly close by, TPTB may want to let Phil get all his other stand ups there out of the way so he can leave as soon as all the teams checl in for leg 3 and be ahead of the teams for a leg 4.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 03, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
If they go to Africa, I can only see them going to Morocco, Sierra Leone or Liberia. I think they will continue in Europe. I would love them to go to Prague and Budapest, way overdue

Edit: virus going in Liberia, Tar will definitely avoid any countries around it
I guess no Africa this season, unless they go to Ethiopia or Mauritius???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joeyslimo on June 03, 2014, 12:37:38 PM
Or even Romania  :hearts:  :hearts:  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 03, 2014, 01:58:50 PM
If they go to Africa, I can only see them going to Morocco, Sierra Leone or Liberia. I think they will continue in Europe. I would love them to go to Prague and Budapest, way overdue

Edit: virus going in Liberia, Tar will definitely avoid any countries around it
I guess no Africa this season, unless they go to Ethiopia or Mauritius???
Is there a possibility to visit Kenya as a full Leg instead of airport shenanigans or is the international airport still under repair?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 03, 2014, 02:21:04 PM
Since I've been watching TAR10 recently, how about returning to Madagascar?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 03, 2014, 02:27:36 PM
oooh.love that!! Our lost RB...  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selkie on June 03, 2014, 05:49:07 PM

Is there a possibility to visit Kenya as a full Leg instead of airport shenanigans or is the international airport still under repair?

Nairobi airport is fully functional at this point, if operating with somewhat temporary arrangements in some areas. Though given the security situation there, a leg out in the bush would probably be safer than one in Nairobi proper.

Given that Heathrow is such a major starting point for any number of long haul flights, it would seem to be a shame to waste the chance to get to some faraway destinations that aren't always easy to get to unless they're planning to exit Europe in one of the other major long haul hubs like Schiphol or Paris-CDG.

I'm currently slightly bummed that I managed to miss the Race going through ATL by a whopping 24 hours. Had a long layover there on Monday, and since you can roam anywhere in ATL once you're clear of the TSA no-fun zone, it would have been far more interesting to wander out to F terminal to take pictures from afar instead of hanging out in the E terminal food court trying to get the free wifi there to work.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 03, 2014, 08:55:49 PM
oooh.love that!! Our lost RB...  :'(
What lost RB? There was a RB the Madagascar leg....
Do you mean Mauritius? Or am I completely missing the mark here?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 03, 2014, 09:16:47 PM
In Mauritius leg there was a roadblock that one person had to do kayak I believe but some local people saw them and even filmed it so they didnt show it on the episode. I hope Mauritius can be visited in another season since they already went to an island territory. Ethiopia could be interesting, or even Rwanda
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Heliox on June 03, 2014, 10:11:31 PM
If they go to Africa, I can only see them going to Morocco, Sierra Leone or Liberia. I think they will continue in Europe. I would love them to go to Prague and Budapest, way overdue

Edit: virus going in Liberia, Tar will definitely avoid any countries around it
I guess no Africa this season, unless they go to Ethiopia or Mauritius???

Ya, just had friends come back from medical visit to Liberia, the e-bola is present in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. So doubt there will be any travels to Western Africa.. or I would be very surprised.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 03, 2014, 11:02:39 PM
They've not been to Africa in quite a while, and to South Africa even longer than that. Zambia is less likely because of the political situation there, but Victoria Falls might be possible if they approach the area the way it was done in season one. This is a god time to go back to that nation since the last World Cup hosted there is 4 years past;and they've gotten over their presidential elections and the immediate post-Mandela period without any problems. (Anthony Boudain filmed an episode of his CNN show there shortly before Mandela's death, and he even discussed that issue with his hosts in Pretoria and Jo-Berg; and if Bert and Elise aren't mining Bordain's brain about places to go to in the countries he been to for that CNN show "Parts Unknown," they should be ....Columbia, Venezuela, Myanmar, Thailand this coming weekend, Peru; it's been an very interesting show about more than just food.)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 03, 2014, 11:26:43 PM
I don't think we'll get a Thailand visit this season because of the current political climate over there.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 04, 2014, 12:10:04 AM
Have they been released? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 04, 2014, 12:20:13 AM
Shelley and nici are in danger of being eliminated if they got lost.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 12:40:11 AM
SPEC: do teams go back to Heathrow this AM for the next leg?

If so, hope they train it vs drive it...it is cold and rainy so the traffic Oxford>Heathrow would be awful...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 02:01:49 AM
Oh great. There is a transit strike! Coverage by reserved employees.... And Terminal 2 opens today!

https://www.heathrowexpress.com/timetable-schedule/service-plans#533
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: scott14 on June 04, 2014, 02:25:37 AM
Off to Scotland
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 02:52:31 AM
Leg 3 has started and it looks like Shelley & Nici are safe.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 04, 2014, 02:55:44 AM
Leg 3 has started and it looks like Shelley & Nici are safe.

Proof?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 04, 2014, 03:00:28 AM
Yeeyyy Scotland!!! By three months, the constituent country itself will have its referendum towards on independence to separate from the United Kingdom.

The last visit was three seasons ago in the capital, Edinburgh, with a U-Turn madness.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 04, 2014, 03:19:52 AM
The Shetland Islands sounds interesting. I hope it's true.

I expect there will be ponies. That may get my wife to watch. :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 03:36:26 AM
Leg 3 has started and it looks like Shelley & Nici are safe.

How do you know about Shelley & Nici? All photos in sighting thread were taken in leg 2. ???
Maybe scott14 can give us more information with his photos.  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 04:01:34 AM
One of my  favorite places ever. Wrong season but PLEASE let us see some of this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Helly_Aa

It is magical!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 05:26:49 AM
Leg 3 has started and it looks like Shelley & Nici are safe.

Proof?

Page 6 Live Sightings Thread? :hug?: I could be wrong, but that's Leg 3 right?

Leg 3 has started and it looks like Shelley & Nici are safe.

How do you know about Shelley & Nici? All photos in sighting thread were taken in leg 2. ???
Maybe scott14 can give us more information with his photos.  :conf:

They were from Leg 2? ??? It looked like Leg 3. :stare It looked like they were taking the cab/train to their Leg 3 destination.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 05:34:31 AM
No they are in Oxford there.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 04, 2014, 06:10:20 AM
Deleted: Sorry...saw all of this was over on the Transportation thread.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: supah on June 04, 2014, 06:15:11 AM
does Shetland Islands mean... SELF DRIVING?!?!?!?!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 04, 2014, 06:22:02 AM
Don't know about self driving, but horses aren't the only thing at risk when the Race comes through. :)
I'm thinking about the sheep (wool) and the Viking heritage actually. I remember reading something recently that the settlers on the Shetlands aren't too keen on the notion of independence for Scotland and that article made specific reference to the Vikings/Norsemen.
So if leg 3 is the Shetlands, then there's a bit if culture there TPTB can work with for tasks, and it ought to be interesting.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 04, 2014, 06:23:22 AM
does Shetland Islands mean... SELF DRIVING?!?!?!?!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
YESSSSSSSSS SELF DRIVING!
TAR22 was great with having many self-driving legs. Hopefully TAR25 will have many as well. As far as self-driving in recent seasons, there was only 1 Leg in TAR23 and 2 Legs in TAR 24 that required teams to drive themselves.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 04, 2014, 06:26:58 AM
I think it would be cool if teams visited Blackwell's Bookshop while in Oxford.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 06:39:48 AM
No they are in Oxford there.

Thanks for the clarification!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 04, 2014, 07:12:35 AM
Do we know which of the Shetland Islands they are going to?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 08:58:25 AM
Thanks to ukTARfan info.

So it seems that Dennis and Isabella is the next to be eliminated :( only if it's NEL.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 04, 2014, 09:01:30 AM
Poster said 9 teams. So NEL or Save was used? :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 09:03:10 AM
Poster said 9 teams. So NEL or Save was used? :P

What did you mean? If NEL or Save, it should be 10 teams.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: walkingpneumonia on June 04, 2014, 09:04:44 AM
Shetland islands are really far north so they have a lot of light for filming tomorrow.
Sun rises at 3:48 am and sets at 10:18 pm (BST) for 18h 29m of daylight.
But the sky will stay light (at least a bit) almost all night. Length of Visible Light  21h 29m
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 04, 2014, 09:04:44 AM
Poster said 9 teams. So NEL or Save was used? :P
11 teams-blondes-Dennis and Isabella = 9 teams
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 04, 2014, 09:05:30 AM
Poster said 9 teams. So NEL or Save was used? :P

What did you mean? If NEL or Save, it should be 10 teams.

Dumb mistake. I thought this was Leg 4 already :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 09:09:48 AM
Poster said 9 teams. So NEL or Save was used? :P
11 teams-blondes-Dennis and Isabella = 9 teams

Dennis & Isabelle!? They're out in round 2??

edit: I saw the Live Sightings Thread. I can't believe they're at risk this early.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 09:12:33 AM
Poster said 9 teams. So NEL or Save was used? :P
11 teams-blondes-Dennis and Isabella = 9 teams

Dennis & Isabelle!? They're out in round 2??

We don't know yet but other 9 teams were seen by spoiler (see sighting thread). So they might survive if NEL or Save was used and spoiler did not see them somehow.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 04, 2014, 09:28:55 AM
There has never been a Leg 2 Non-elimination. So don't get your hopes up. :(
But it's amazing that we're getting so much information! Just a question: do you guys prefer seeing them, then having them disappear for a week before reappearing?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 10:38:36 AM
I am in love!! One of my places of the heart, I am thrilled they are going there. I spent two weeks in the Shetlands years ago for the "Up Helly AA" Viking festival. We had a great farmhouse at the very northern tip of the islands and peat fires....  :luvu:
Birding is a huge sport and Shetland ponies are everywhere, I feel a task coming on!!

But oh my, driving on the right and maybe stick will be a challenge! Hope no one ends up in a BOG!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 04, 2014, 10:40:35 AM
Looking around for what, "The Puffin," is in Lerwick -all I seem to find is endless articles explaining why puffins are so tied to the Shetlands, not helping :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 04, 2014, 10:44:59 AM
This will be a shameless plug for Ford Focus (like all of them)...from the train station to the ferry port is 0.3 miles, and Google Maps recommended walking.  :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ukTARfan on June 04, 2014, 10:47:02 AM
This will be a shameless plug for Ford Focus (like all of them)...from the train station to the ferry port is 0.3 miles, and Google Maps recommended walking.  :P

They will be taking the cars on the ferry with them I assume, as they are required to drive when they arrive.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 10:48:34 AM
There has never been a Leg 2 Non-elimination. So don't get your hopes up. :(
But it's amazing that we're getting so much information! Just a question: do you guys prefer seeing them, then having them disappear for a week before reappearing?

There may never have been a NEL in Leg 2, but you'll never know. :) Still, I think that team has been booted out already. I just wonder how. ??? Spec: Maybe it has something to do with the guy giving them some shortcut card at the airport, and they probably incurred a penalty. Or, I think they had a bad cab. Potentially strong teams from previous seasons were devastated by the bad cabs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 10:50:20 AM
PUFFIN CAMs!

http://www.shetland.org/puffincam/

And there is an atmospheric Clickimin Broch outside Lerwick that would be a good place for a task...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 10:53:08 AM
There has never been a Leg 2 Non-elimination. So don't get your hopes up. :(
But it's amazing that we're getting so much information! Just a question: do you guys prefer seeing them, then having them disappear for a week before reappearing?

There may never have been a NEL in Leg 2, but you'll never know. :) Still, I think that team has been booted out already. I just wonder how. ??? Spec: Maybe it has something to do with the guy giving them some shortcut card at the airport, and they probably incurred a penalty. Or, I think they had a bad cab. Potentially strong teams from previous seasons were devastated by the bad cabs.

They're on the same flight with Shelley & Nici and they're on the back of the pack. The leading from the airport may be just some minutes and they just lost it later.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 04, 2014, 10:53:52 AM
This will be a shameless plug for Ford Focus (like all of them)...from the train station to the ferry port is 0.3 miles, and Google Maps recommended walking.  :P

They will be taking the cars on the ferry with them I assume, as they are required to drive when they arrive.

Yep, I just realized that.  *doh!*
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: walkingpneumonia on June 04, 2014, 11:01:57 AM
Is it just a coincidence that the Shetland Island webcams are down right now? Or am I paranoid?
http://visit.shetland.org/shetland-webcams

Quote
Shetland Islands Webcams
We have installed a number of webcams at locations all over Shetland, providing live streams of Lerwick town centre, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse or Eshaness to name a few.
Choose from the variety of streams available below, view our timelapsed recordings, watch videos or listen to our radio channels.

* The Shetland Webcam service is currently unavailable - sorry for any inconvenience *

Alas - no Puffin Cam.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 04, 2014, 11:02:58 AM
We have been very lucky this season with people happening to be in the right place at the right time, or realizing they can be at the right place in time. (There's a pun there somewhere.)
But it makes for a more interesting season when it airs because we'll be asking "why?" "why?" (and you can read that any way you want, they all fit! :) )
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 04, 2014, 11:03:29 AM
I can't see a bad cab being the issue especially in London which have some of the best taxi drivers in the world
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 11:05:44 AM
http://www.shetland.org/puffincam/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 11:10:02 AM
http://www.shetland.org/puffincam/ with great music!!

You are paranoid WP, lol. :kuss:


oops GMTA!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 04, 2014, 11:11:17 AM
http://www.shetland.org/puffincam/ with great music!!

You are paranoid WP, lol. :kuss:


oops GMTA!

I'm enjoying now lol

The Cliff looks awesome and Pit stop there should be great
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 11:13:35 AM
We have been very lucky this season with people happening to be in the right place at the right time, or realizing they can be at the right place in time.


With a little help from their friends....   ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Xarles on June 04, 2014, 12:04:04 PM
...LOL, self driving on the right, oh boy!!

So far, except for NY, all transportation/driving has been on the right. USVI, England, Scotland, Shetland are all LHT/RHD (left hand traffic / right hand driving) territories.

If the trend continues, Wales, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, South Africa, Mozambique, Mauritius, may be next... just a thought.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Genius on June 04, 2014, 12:04:30 PM
After the Shetland Islands, maybe they could be headed for the Faroe Islands as well?

Hopefully they visit a new European country this time. Perhaps Andorra, Luxembourg, Monaco, San Marino or an Eastern European country.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 04, 2014, 12:31:32 PM
I would highly don't Ireland being visited now with 2 other British Isles getting visited, but stranger things have happened. :lol: Shetlands is a great addition!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 12:35:12 PM
All Lerwick car parks

http://carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/Lerwick
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Caelestor on June 04, 2014, 01:06:36 PM
What would really be interesting is if the route was all islands.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 04, 2014, 01:07:19 PM
Won't be though.;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 04, 2014, 02:29:54 PM
Not so surprised asian team were already eliminated, but I thought the male asian team would be one of the first ones out
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 04, 2014, 02:32:38 PM
Shades of season one, literally:

Quote
Rome airport wildcat strike grounds flights

ROME (AP) — Passengers at Rome's second airport are facing long lines and flight cancellations because of a wildcat strike by baggage handlers.

The unannounced strike began Wednesday morning at Ciampino, a hub for Ryanair and other discount airlines. About 850 workers of Groundcare, one of seven private companies that handle unloading baggage and cargo at Rome airports, are striking to recover back pay. Groundcare recently filed for bankruptcy protection.

Ciampino was paralyzed by the dispute, and airport employees passed out water and hotel information to frustrated, stranded customers during the peak tourist season in Rome.

Flights were cancelled into Wednesday evening. Italy's civil aviation authorities were meeting with Groundcare and the workers to try to resolve the dispute.
http://news.yahoo.com/rome-airport-wildcat-strike-grounds-flights-164527616.html (http://news.yahoo.com/rome-airport-wildcat-strike-grounds-flights-164527616.html)

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 04, 2014, 04:20:08 PM
We have been very lucky this season with people happening to be in the right place at the right time, or realizing they can be at the right place in time. (There's a pun there somewhere.)
But it makes for a more interesting season when it airs because we'll be asking "why?" "why?" (and you can read that any way you want, they all fit! :) )

It would be about time for some good luck! Our luck has been pretty weak the last few seasons. Lots of legs in major cities and we found little in the way of sightings. I still can't believe that no one at all saw anything in Las Vegas.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ukTARfan on June 04, 2014, 05:08:47 PM
All Lerwick car parks

http://carparkmaps.co.uk/carparks/Lerwick

Sorry, none of these are ringing a bell. I remember the clue mentioned Lerwick in the title of the place they needed to go and it made a note about the fact that they had prepaid parking tickets. Looking at these car parks on street view, the only one possibly appropriate for them to look for 'the puffin on foot' would be Seafield car park.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 04, 2014, 06:43:18 PM

 :funny:  I smell conspiracy theory, Shetland Island webcams are down!   (:;)   hmmmmm, is WRP involved in this travesty?   ;)

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 06:53:12 PM
...LOL, self driving on the right, oh boy!!

So far, except for NY, all transportation/driving has been on the right. USVI, England, Scotland, Shetland are all LHT/RHD (left hand traffic / right hand driving) territories.

If the trend continues, Wales, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, South Africa, Mozambique, Mauritius, may be next... just a thought.

Malta and Cyprus have never been visited before, right? ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TwinDestinys on June 04, 2014, 06:55:05 PM

 :funny:  I smell conspiracy theory, Shetland Island webcams are down!   (:;)   hmmmmm, is WRP involved in this travesty?   ;)

International flights don't leave from the Shetland Islands anyway. Teams will have to fly back to Scotland via Sumburgh airport and then to their next destination for Leg 4. Sumburgh is the main airport on the Shetland Islands they will have to go via there if they don't catch another ferry.

Would guess Edinburgh or Aberdeen would be likely destinations from the Shetland Islands for Leg 4 for teams to catch a flight to their next destination.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 06:56:35 PM

 :funny:  I smell conspiracy theory, Shetland Island webcams are down!   (:;)   hmmmmm, is WRP involved in this travesty?   ;)

International flights don't leave from the Shetland Islands anyway. Teams will have to fly back to Scotland via Sumburgh airport and then to their next destination for Leg 4. Sumburgh is the main airport on the Shetland Islands they will have to go via there if they don't catch another ferry.

Would guess Edinburgh or Aberdeen would be likely destinations from the Shetland Islands for Leg 4 for teams to catch a flight to their next destination.

 :hello2: and :bigwelcome to RFF, TwinDestinys!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 04, 2014, 06:57:10 PM

 :funny:  I smell conspiracy theory, Shetland Island webcams are down!   (:;)   hmmmmm, is WRP involved in this travesty?   ;)

I smell the same thing. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 04, 2014, 07:03:11 PM
Guys, there's no such things as coincidences. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 04, 2014, 07:10:49 PM
So leg 2 pitstop placements are:
1-Adam & Bethany / Misti & Jim
2-Adam & Bethany / Misti & Jim
3- Keith & Whitney
4 to 9- ???
10- Dennis & Isabelle
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 04, 2014, 07:30:15 PM
Guys, there's no such things as coincidences. :lol:

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Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joeyslimo on June 04, 2014, 07:39:18 PM
Maybe you should include teams that are safe and at risk of elimination??? Leg 1 all teams but pink female team are apparently safe

To add to this, Asian couple was out in Leg 2. The 9 other teams are still safe.


SOURCE  ???  ??? ???  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 04, 2014, 07:41:30 PM


International flights don't leave from the Shetland Islands anyway. Teams will have to fly back to Scotland via Sumburgh airport and then to their next destination for Leg 4. Sumburgh is the main airport on the Shetland Islands they will have to go via there if they don't catch another ferry.

Would guess Edinburgh or Aberdeen would be likely destinations from the Shetland Islands for Leg 4 for teams to catch a flight to their next destination.

Glasgow has a large international airport too
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 04, 2014, 08:16:59 PM
So leg 2 pitstop placements are:
1-Adam & Bethany / Misti & Jim
2-Adam & Bethany / Misti & Jim
3- Keith & Whitney
4 to 9- ???
10- Dennis & Isabelle
4- Scott and Michael
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 04, 2014, 08:23:47 PM
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30032.150.html

All of the teams but Lisa & Michelle and Dennis & Isabelle seen at train at the beginning of leg 3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 04, 2014, 08:48:54 PM
I think they will take a flight at Edinburgh because it is the busiest airport in Scotland
Based on that, in my opinion, those are the options for leg 4 in order:
Netherlands
Norway
Denmark
Belgium
France
Germany
Poland
Czech Republic
Hungary
I wish they could go to Luxembourg
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Theo on June 04, 2014, 11:03:08 PM
nvm
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: csrosen93 on June 04, 2014, 11:12:29 PM
I think they will take a flight at Edinburgh because it is the busiest airport in Scotland
Based on that, in my opinion, those are the options for leg 4 in order:
Netherlands
Norway
Denmark
Belgium
France
Germany
Poland
Czech Republic
Hungary
I wish they could go to Luxembourg

Hoping for Leg #4 in Prague with a switchback featuring the telephones Kafka roadblock (and make it way more challenging this time).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 04, 2014, 11:17:59 PM
We can't be sure the teams won't be routed back into London so Glasgow isn't the only possible connection in the UK.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 05, 2014, 02:22:25 AM
So leg 2 pitstop placements are:
1-Adam & Bethany / Misti & Jim
2-Adam & Bethany / Misti & Jim
3- Keith & Whitney
4 to 9- ???
10- Dennis & Isabelle

4 is Michael and Scott.

Anyway, I'm surprised that they still have 4 hours leading. We saw team GayAsian & team Wrestlers at the same time with Team Surfers and Team Dentists. The task might be hard.
So excited to see what really happened.

Anyway, thank Scott14 and his friend for awesome job.  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: scott14 on June 05, 2014, 03:53:06 AM
The 4 hour thing could've been said as a joke as they had nearly 7hours to wait before the train left but I saw nobody else at the station at 1-2am so presume that those were the first 4 teams so the others could've been only minutes behind or hours behind. They all made the same train though.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 05, 2014, 04:06:30 AM
I hope female team win or final 3!!! Maybe this race is rigged because we need more female team winners? I hope this is not rigged but I hope female team can dominate this season or win at least one leg!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 05, 2014, 04:14:52 AM
The 4 hour thing could've been said as a joke as they had nearly 7hours to wait before the train left but I saw nobody else at the station at 1-2am so presume that those were the first 4 teams so the others could've been only minutes behind or hours behind. They all made the same train though.

I mean their leading in leg 2. Thanks to you, we know they're all together again in leg 3.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Oddarane on June 05, 2014, 07:45:24 AM
Wonder where they are now....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 05, 2014, 08:39:50 AM
Wonder where they are now....

Probably just checked into the pitstop in the Shetlands...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Hysha on June 05, 2014, 10:36:56 AM
Please, no more english speaking countries. :/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 05, 2014, 10:54:07 AM
Please, no more english speaking countries. :/

There are lot of English-speaking countries in the world, and its approximately 25% of its Earth's whole population.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglosphere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglosphere)

1/3 of African countries have English as their official language, but neither aren't really official, only South Africa speaks other 10 languages rather than English: Afrikaans, Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Pedi, and more.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: the_icon on June 05, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
Wait... I missed it-who was out after leg 1?

Thanks!

xoxox.

The Roaming Reporter.

 :<3 :hug?: :<3 :hug?: :<3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 05, 2014, 02:17:18 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/news/rs_shetland_bulletin/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland/news/rs_shetland_bulletin/)

This is the BBC Shetland news...4 min mark.

PEAT! PONIES! SHEEP! VIKINGS!!
 
 
can anyone audio record this? ???

I'ii try to see if there's a way in a bit, but I have to say that between Peach's thoughts of what the Shetland island might be (ponies) and mine (wool/sheep and Vikings) we just about had it covered. :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 05, 2014, 05:18:35 PM
Wait... I missed it-who was out after leg 1?

Thanks!

xoxox.

The Roaming Reporter.

 :<3 :hug?: :<3 :hug?: :<3

Eliminated in Virgin Islands, Leg 1 - Lisa and Michelle (Blonde Realtor Sisters)
Eliminated in Oxford, England, Leg 2 - Dennis and Isabelle (Asian Couple Newly Dating)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 05, 2014, 06:18:56 PM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 05, 2014, 06:57:32 PM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
The Save is TOO STRONG.

But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 05, 2014, 07:04:41 PM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
The Save is TOO STRONG.

But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?

It would suggest that maybe an old NEL penalty will be reintroduced, or possibly a new one altogether.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 05, 2014, 07:42:13 PM
MFE <3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2014, 09:08:47 PM


But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?

Phil did not say a word about a Speed Bump. This is a wholenew tool, not a NEL in disguise. Right? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2014, 09:22:13 PM
Shetlands are known for the Up Helly Aa festivals in Jan. Having been there for one once upon a time, I can tell you the setting fire to Viking longboats is beyond amazing.

Check out these pics and compare to our Viking pic:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/9836948/Up-Helly-Aa-in-pictures-Viking-festival-in-Lerwick-Shetland-Islands.html
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 05, 2014, 09:34:58 PM
I don't know where to post this, but CBS recently released what the TAR25 logo would look like.

(http://i.imgur.com/x72vE6K.png)

I like it! It's definitely better than the TAR23, 20, and 19 logo! :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2014, 10:33:02 PM
No number?  :o
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 05, 2014, 10:43:53 PM
So presuming a 12 hour pit-stop they should be about to start Leg 4? Wonder where they will head too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2014, 11:03:39 PM
Pitstops never seem to be 12 hours anymore....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 05, 2014, 11:04:24 PM
So presuming a 12 hour pit-stop they should be about to start Leg 4? Wonder where they will head too.

They rarely have a 12 hour pitstop these days. They check the transportation schedules and make sure production catches earlier flights, ferries, trains etc. Then they ensure that the teams end up traveling bunched up together. So, it might be 12 hours, could be 19 hours, could be 22 hours and 18 minutes.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 05, 2014, 11:05:43 PM
Pitstops never seem to be 12 hours anymore....

We actually don't even know any more, They dropped the "X and X arrived at X:XXam/pm and will depart first at X:Xam/pm"  a while back which is unfortunate.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 05, 2014, 11:56:05 PM
No number?  :o

There hasn't been a number in the logo in years :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 06, 2014, 12:39:17 AM
Reminded me of Season 1
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 06, 2014, 12:46:29 AM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
The Save is TOO STRONG.

But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?
Non-Elimination Penalty Roulette! or Pick a Non-Elimination Penalty Out of a Cluebox!  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 06, 2014, 12:59:17 AM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
The Save is TOO STRONG.

But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?
Non-Elimination Penalty Roulette! or Pick a Non-Elimination Penalty Out of a Cluebox!  :yess:

So I was just saying that the save is no match for lost passports, but the NEL Roulette or Cluebox pick sound awesome. :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 06, 2014, 04:33:55 AM
Do we have any pics of the lighthouse pitstop in leg 3?
I believe the final memory is based on the pitstops.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 06, 2014, 05:08:38 AM
Do we have any pics of the lighthouse pitstop in leg 3?
I believe the final memory is based on the pitstops.

How do you know Pit stop of leg 3 is the lighthouse?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 06, 2014, 05:13:31 AM
Do we have any pics of the lighthouse pitstop in leg 3?
I believe the final memory is based on the pitstops.

How do you know Pit stop of leg 3 is the lighthouse?

Live sightings
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 06, 2014, 05:27:50 AM
Can you link us to the post?? I've check the thread three times now and can't find it...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: JSM on June 06, 2014, 05:33:25 AM
http://iconosquare.com/p/736221012958845898_565406477
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 06, 2014, 05:41:32 AM
http://iconosquare.com/p/736221012958845898_565406477

I think the image was uploaded in Singapore?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 06, 2014, 05:57:14 AM
Thanks JSM!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TheWorldIsWaiting24 on June 06, 2014, 09:43:36 AM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
The Save is TOO STRONG.

But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?
Non-Elimination Penalty Roulette! or Pick a Non-Elimination Penalty Out of a Cluebox!  :yess:

So I was just saying that the save is no match for lost passports, but the NEL Roulette or Cluebox pick sound awesome. :luvya:

Maybe someone can explain this to me but isn't the reason that they have planned NELs is so that they get the correct number of visas to the next country? I read in an interview I think at some point that said that the producers needed to get the visas well in advance, so how could that work when a team can use the save at any point?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: the_icon on June 06, 2014, 09:54:20 AM
I thought of this thing just now.
The Save is very powerful, but it is no use if the save holder lost his/her/their passport/s.
The Save is TOO STRONG.

But how can Producers plan when the Save is used? Do they have Speed Bumps planned for every leg?
Non-Elimination Penalty Roulette! or Pick a Non-Elimination Penalty Out of a Cluebox!  :yess:

So I was just saying that the save is no match for lost passports, but the NEL Roulette or Cluebox pick sound awesome. :luvya:

Maybe someone can explain this to me but isn't the reason that they have planned NELs is so that they get the correct number of visas to the next country? I read in an interview I think at some point that said that the producers needed to get the visas well in advance, so how could that work when a team can use the save at any point?

Maybe just in good preparation?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: magic823 on June 06, 2014, 10:09:44 AM
They will get a visa for each country (and a few to throw the contestants off) that the race intends to visit for all the contestants. It takes awhile to get some of them so they have to do all. I know when I visited Brazil they needed 4-6 weeks of lead time.

Steve
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 06, 2014, 10:29:55 AM
My belief is that if this new Save is used, then the second to last team on that leg will be eliminated. It can be done,as that's what happened essentially in seasons one and three in Phuket and in Lisbon respectively.

So I do not expect a NEL to emerge as a result of using the Save.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 06, 2014, 10:31:54 AM
I think that would be highly unfair to eliminate the team above them.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 06, 2014, 10:41:50 AM
My belief is that if this new Save is used, then the second to last team on that leg will be eliminated. It can be done,as that's what happened essentially in seasons one and three in Phuket and in Lisbon respectively.

So I do not expect a NEL to emerge as a result of using the Save.

I was thinking the same scenario.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 06, 2014, 11:20:31 AM
IMO, I think they'll eliminate 2 teams on the next leg if the save is used, unless the save user used it on a NEL.
The possibilities are too many. You won't even know if it could be a midpoint elimination on the leg after the save was used.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 06, 2014, 11:31:36 AM
IMO, I think they'll eliminate 2 teams on the next leg if the save is used, unless the save user used it on a NEL.

That should be the most logical option if the second to last team is not eliminated. Remember that having SB ready in every leg just because the save changes an EL into an NEL means increase the budget.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 06, 2014, 11:51:23 AM
Quote
Maybe someone can explain this to me but isn't the reason that they have planned NELs is so that they get the correct number of visas to the next country? I read in an interview I think at some point that said that the producers needed to get the visas well in advance, so how could that work when a team can use the save at any point?

During the finals interview week, you leave your passports with the producers who then procure any and all visas, including some extras to throw off the racers.  You receive the passports back the day the race starts.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 06, 2014, 03:46:30 PM
My belief is that if this new Save is used, then the second to last team on that leg will be eliminated. It can be done,as that's what happened essentially in seasons one and three in Phuket and in Lisbon respectively.

So I do not expect a NEL to emerge as a result of using the Save.
Well that would suck for the 2nd to last team.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 06, 2014, 04:45:18 PM
By the way, what are the possibilities to get out of Shetland Islands? Are we probably waiting for them to take a ferry back to the main British Island? What should we expect now? When? Just to know whether we have some more news about them
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 06, 2014, 05:07:49 PM
By the way, what are the possibilities to get out of Shetland Islands? Are we probably waiting for them to take a ferry back to the main British Island? What should we expect now? When? Just to know whether we have some more news about them

I'd think they'd take a flight out of Lerwick into Edinburgh/Glasgow and then onto their next destination, instead of taking the 12.5 hr ferry again, where they'd then fly anyway.  When?  Idk.  Where after that?  Idk.  *crosses fingers for West Africa*
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 06, 2014, 07:43:24 PM
That also depends on what production wants to do with the Fords the teams drove onto the Shetlands via Ferry. They may want the teams to drive back using the ferries, and allow Phil, Bertram and production to fly out of Lerwick.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 06, 2014, 07:47:23 PM
I don't think that makes sense. It's already day 7 out of 20-24, and they only did 3 legs. It will take too much time
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 06, 2014, 08:46:59 PM
I don't think that makes sense. It's already day 7 out of 20-24, and they only did 3 legs. It will take too much time
I think you're underestimating travel time.
However, they may have begun Leg 4 by now. Who knows?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 07, 2014, 11:07:11 AM
They might've finished L4 by now.
 :pray: for more spoilers. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Genius on June 07, 2014, 11:42:09 AM
By the way, what are the possibilities to get out of Shetland Islands? Are we probably waiting for them to take a ferry back to the main British Island? What should we expect now? When? Just to know whether we have some more news about them

I'd think they'd take a flight out of Lerwick into Edinburgh/Glasgow and then onto their next destination, instead of taking the 12.5 hr ferry again, where they'd then fly anyway.  When?  Idk.  Where after that?  Idk.  *crosses fingers for West Africa*


I don't think the producers will take the chance to visit West Africa, given the threat of Ebola now.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: taylorshank on June 07, 2014, 12:31:06 PM
they are racing Copenhagen right now.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 07, 2014, 12:40:34 PM
they are racing Copenhagen right now.

Source and link, please.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: kiki on June 07, 2014, 01:03:51 PM
(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/t51.2885-15/10401599_748198251889655_1585771969_n.jpg)

Throwback to London Town when I bumped into the set if the Amazing Race. What a great night that was. #london #londoneye #england #uk #travel #amazingrace #tv #cbs
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/p/737699041361871391_1337455335#ilgsItHiBxyGFeW4.99

Credit to lordjohn93

London pitstop

I'm confused! How can this be from this season? The pitstop in Leg 2 was in Oxford not London.
Unless I'm missing something?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 07, 2014, 01:04:41 PM
(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/t51.2885-15/10401599_748198251889655_1585771969_n.jpg)

Throwback to London Town when I bumped into the set if the Amazing Race. What a great night that was. #london #londoneye #england #uk #travel #amazingrace #tv #cbs
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/p/737699041361871391_1337455335#ilgsItHiBxyGFeW4.99

Credit to lordjohn93

London pitstop

I'm confused! How can this be from this season? The pitstop in Leg 2 was in Oxford not London.
Unless I'm missing something?

TARI
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 07, 2014, 01:06:18 PM
Oops sorry! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 07, 2014, 01:57:34 PM
I've been to Malmo!

In the background is the Scandic Kramer Hotel:  Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#user=210736&with_photo_id=38517250&order=date_desc)

They are in Malmo's "Big Square".

(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/t51.2885-15/10424618_613293442099743_1079044462_a.jpg)

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/38517250.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: 58Shark on June 07, 2014, 02:05:41 PM
they are racing Copenhagen right now.

It's actual possible that they flew to Copenhagen from the UK and then took a train to Malmö. According to Wikipedia Malmö airport is mainly for local flights around Sweden, so most people from abroad come in from Copenhagen even though it's in Denmark.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: racheloh on June 07, 2014, 02:39:34 PM
Malmo, Sweden - I'm pretty sure that is the birthplace of either my gpa or gma!  I need to double-check that!  I'll be really interested to see it and have my dad watch with me!  :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on June 07, 2014, 02:59:18 PM
Did they miss Sweden day, June 6, by one day?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 07, 2014, 03:13:22 PM
Amy & Maya made it to leg 4 in Sweden?  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 07, 2014, 03:26:30 PM
IIRC Malmö to Copenhagen is a 45 minute drive through one of the longest bridges in Europe. Two beautiful cities really close together, located in two different countries. BTW, Copenhagen hosted the Eurovision Song Contest less than a month ago. I would love a special task about that, but everything must have been removed as of now. :res:

Edit: Just checked. It is 40 minutes by car, 33 by train.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 07, 2014, 04:04:05 PM
I've been to Malmo!

In the background is the Scandic Kramer Hotel:  Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#user=210736&with_photo_id=38517250&order=date_desc)

They are in Malmo's "Big Square".

(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/t51.2885-15/10424618_613293442099743_1079044462_a.jpg)

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/38517250.jpg)

It looks like they are reading a fresh clue.  And this is what they are walking away from:  The Optimistic Orchestra by  Yngve Lundell Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/73945073?source=wapi&referrer=kh.google.com)

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/73945073.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 07, 2014, 05:40:51 PM
Shelley & Nici and Misti & Jim 100% safe from leg 3
First mother and daughter team since season 1 that make to the f8????
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 07, 2014, 05:56:12 PM
Guessing on flights, based on timing of the pic by Freya (http://web.stagram.com/p/737689763319279454_224656434)

Leave Lerwick Friday for Aberdeen. (BA 4075, 13:35-14:35)
Aberdeen to London on Friday (BA 1313, 16:45-18:15, or BA 1315, 18:30-19:55)
Spend the night in London, then flight BA 814 to Copenhagen today, 09:55-12:50, which arrived today at 12:30, as per http://www.cph.dk/en/flight-info/arrivals

Alternatively, they could've done ferry/train back to London.  Regardless, I think flight 814 is how they got to Copenhagen.

ETA: Doh.  I just realized the timestamp was for my timezone, not theirs.  Disregard.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 07, 2014, 06:08:24 PM

What time was the Freya pic taken?   ???

I don't know who's timezone the stamp goes to.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: stekay on June 07, 2014, 06:10:19 PM
17:44 for me I am GMT so if the timestamp is my time it would be 18:44 in Denmark
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: clemsonbeav on June 07, 2014, 06:11:30 PM

What time was the Freya pic taken?   ???

I don't know who's timezone the stamp goes to.

I have a timestamp of 12:44, and it also says 6 hours ago.  Since it's 19:10 my time now, 6 hours ago would've been close to 12:44, so I'm assuming  the timestamp is for my time zone.  This means that it was taken/uploaded in Copenhagen at 18:44.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: doglover_90 on June 07, 2014, 06:23:41 PM
Amy & Maya made it to leg 4 in Sweden?  :hearts:

how do you know????
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 07, 2014, 06:29:33 PM
kfpetersson Amazing race has come to malmö #amazingrace #teampurple #stortorget #malmö #malmoe 1h
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/tag/amazingrace#TQIzuXsquFVS7t5g.99(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/914359_1431125667149556_1072798163_a.jpg)

Credit to: kfpetersson

malmö,Sweden
Thats a speculation obviously
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 07, 2014, 08:16:54 PM
kfpetersson Amazing race has come to malmö #amazingrace #teampurple #stortorget #malmö #malmoe 1h
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/tag/amazingrace#TQIzuXsquFVS7t5g.99(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/914359_1431125667149556_1072798163_a.jpg)

Credit to: kfpetersson

malmö,Sweden
Thats a speculation obviously

What is speculation? Do you mean the location of the photo?
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30032.175.html
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jimmer on June 07, 2014, 08:30:31 PM
#teampurple
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 07, 2014, 08:38:24 PM
This shot was taken here (near the Malmo Arena):  link (https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=55.566263,12.975334&spn=0.18,0.3&cbll=55.566263,12.975334&layer=c&panoid=uGzf0rF0UtOQqIP0OBtwOA&cbp=,34.97,,0,0.55999756&output=classic&dg=opt)

(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/914359_1431125667149556_1072798163_a.jpg)

It's basically one of the first places to get off the highway from CPH.

Malmo Arena is an interesting location. Looking at GE, I am wondering why teams would have gotten off the freeway, out in the middle of nowhere.......

The Malmo Arena is on the direct train line from Copenhagen Airport. It has a train station. It also has a multi-story car park........that would be a great out of the way place to hide the cars. Then have the teams to fly in to Copenhagen...take the train to Malmo Arena and pick up their cars there.

I still wonder how a team got photographed out in the middle of nowhere......
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 07, 2014, 08:44:52 PM
kfpetersson Amazing race has come to malmö #amazingrace #teampurple #stortorget #malmö #malmoe 1h
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/tag/amazingrace#TQIzuXsquFVS7t5g.99(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/914359_1431125667149556_1072798163_a.jpg)

Credit to: kfpetersson

malmö,Sweden
Thats a speculation obviously

No,he replied someone team purple he saw is definitely Tim and Te Jay...

 realitytvfreaksurfey did you see any teams? @kfpetersson 5h
  kfpetersson yes they stopped and asked me for directions asian guy with a skinny guy and camera team @realitytvfreaksurfey 4h

Read more at http://web.stagram.com/tag/amazingrace#6k0yIq4wSlM6x3U7.99
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 07, 2014, 08:46:27 PM
Oh I forgot they are a purple team too!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: north09 on June 07, 2014, 09:07:23 PM
Oh I forgot they are a purple team too!!

Just to clear up any confusion, there is only one purple team: Tim & Te Jay. Amy & Maya are the Maroon team.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 08, 2014, 12:48:29 AM
So from the photos, we're only sure that the dentists and the mother & daughter are safe.
Is Denmark/Sweden Leg 4 or 5? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Loken on June 08, 2014, 04:16:23 AM
Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 08, 2014, 04:23:20 AM
Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?

I'd like to hope they did it because of logistics and selfdriving but you're probably right :/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 08, 2014, 04:46:58 AM
Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?

Maybe lack of flights to Malmö. The airort there is not big, amd don't need to, having Copenhagen <40'.

BTW, if there is no clue in Denmark, it will not be counted as a country, as Spain in TAR 3, I assume?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 08, 2014, 04:56:48 AM
Hope they will go to South Africa next, probably Cape Town. Haven't visited since TAR 7. * prays *
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 08, 2014, 04:57:19 AM
Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?

Maybe lack of flights to Malmö. The airort there is not big, amd don't need to, having Copenhagen <40'.

BTW, if there is no clue in Denmark, it will not be counted as a country, as Spain in TAR 3, I assume?

They did count Spain as a country visited in TAR 3 I believe. They counted Germany in TAR19 but there was a clue telling them to go to Germany
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: WinTar on June 08, 2014, 04:59:30 AM
Maybe it was just a connection for flights.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 08, 2014, 05:00:16 AM
Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?

Maybe lack of flights to Malmö. The airort there is not big, amd don't need to, having Copenhagen <40'.

BTW, if there is no clue in Denmark, it will not be counted as a country, as Spain in TAR 3, I assume?

They did count Spain as a country visited in TAR 3 I believe. They counted Germany in TAR19 but there was a clue telling them to go to Germany

They counted the Netherlands in TAR19 also though :/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 08, 2014, 05:24:09 AM
Omg did they?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 08, 2014, 05:37:11 AM
Omg did they?

Yes. Look at the TAR19 wiki page :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 08, 2014, 05:55:33 AM
Omg did they?

Yes. Look at the TAR19 wiki page :lol:

They didn't. Though CBS counted The Netherlands in the number of countries they visited, the clue teams received at the start of the penultimate leg told them to go to Panama City, and Amsterdam might just be a suggestion on how to get there. While in TAR 3, the front page of the clue told them to drive to Spain before heading to Morocco.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 08, 2014, 06:08:32 AM
Omg did they?

Yes. Look at the TAR19 wiki page :lol:

They didn't. Though CBS counted The Netherlands in the number of countries they visited, the clue teams received at the start of the penultimate leg told them to go to Panama City, and Amsterdam might just be a suggestion on how to get there. While in TAR 3, the front page of the clue told them to drive to Spain before heading to Morocco.

Yes this is the exact point I was making.

Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?

Maybe lack of flights to Malmö. The airort there is not big, amd don't need to, having Copenhagen <40'.

BTW, if there is no clue in Denmark, it will not be counted as a country, as Spain in TAR 3, I assume?

They did count Spain as a country visited in TAR 3 I believe. They counted Germany in TAR19 but there was a clue telling them to go to Germany

They counted the Netherlands in TAR19 also though :/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Don Task on June 08, 2014, 06:36:25 AM
Did they go like UK > Denmark > Sweden for extra country count?

I dont think so, it was just because of flight connections. Malmo is pretty close to Copenhagen, just about 40 minutes by train. I have been to Malmo and Copenhagen in 2012.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 08, 2014, 06:45:23 AM
Assuming the "Denmark - Sweden" Leg is self-driving since it is illegal to take taxis outside of its registered country, could the teams have traveled into Lund, Sweden and the Pit Stop at a Swedish farm? Otherwise, I think we would have gotten one more sighting of them racing around in Malmö.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 08, 2014, 07:06:15 AM
Assuming the "Denmark - Sweden" Leg is self-driving since it is illegal to take taxis outside of its registered country, could the teams have traveled into Lund, Sweden and the Pit Stop at a Swedish farm? Otherwise, I think we would have gotten one more sighting of them racing around in Malmö.
THE HAYBALES RETURN.


Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 08, 2014, 07:15:21 AM
Omg did they?

Yes. Look at the TAR19 wiki page :lol:

They didn't. Though CBS counted The Netherlands in the number of countries they visited, the clue teams received at the start of the penultimate leg told them to go to Panama City, and Amsterdam might just be a suggestion on how to get there. While in TAR 3, the front page of the clue told them to drive to Spain before heading to Morocco.

The clue said to take a train to Amsterdam then fly to Panama City - even Phil says this when introducing the task
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 08, 2014, 07:31:05 AM
Omg did they?

Yes. Look at the TAR19 wiki page :lol:

They didn't. Though CBS counted The Netherlands in the number of countries they visited, the clue teams received at the start of the penultimate leg told them to go to Panama City, and Amsterdam might just be a suggestion on how to get there. While in TAR 3, the front page of the clue told them to drive to Spain before heading to Morocco.

The clue said to take a train to Amsterdam then fly to Panama City - even Phil says this when introducing the task

There was a discussion a while back on the inclusion of the Netherlands in the wiki. Though Phil says "travel to Amsterdam then fly to Panama..." in a voiceover, the first sentence the teams read upon opening the clue was "Fly to Panama City, Panama". That's why they won't include it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 08, 2014, 07:40:00 AM
Omg did they?

Yes. Look at the TAR19 wiki page :lol:

They didn't. Though CBS counted The Netherlands in the number of countries they visited, the clue teams received at the start of the penultimate leg told them to go to Panama City, and Amsterdam might just be a suggestion on how to get there. While in TAR 3, the front page of the clue told them to drive to Spain before heading to Morocco.

The clue said to take a train to Amsterdam then fly to Panama City - even Phil says this when introducing the task

There was a discussion a while back on the inclusion of the Netherlands in the wiki. Though Phil says "travel to Amsterdam then fly to Panama..." in a voiceover, the first sentence the teams read upon opening the clue was "Fly to Panama City, Panama". That's why they won't include it.

But they distinctly went to The Netherlands?!? That makes no sense :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 08, 2014, 09:22:55 AM
Leg 3 Ponies Task seems to be a Detour.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: amazing1604 on June 08, 2014, 10:07:04 AM
IIRC Malmö to Copenhagen is a 45 minute drive through one of the longest bridges in Europe. Two beautiful cities really close together, located in two different countries. BTW, Copenhagen hosted the Eurovision Song Contest less than a month ago. I would love a special task about that, but everything must have been removed as of now. :res:

Edit: Just checked. It is 40 minutes by car, 33 by train.

I'm pretty sure they would drive by car across that Øresund bridge. It will be a great feature for both the show and the Ford product placement  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 10:37:57 AM
So the first clue on leg 4 will be:
Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, then drive yourselfs to Malmo, Sweden?
 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 08, 2014, 10:40:13 AM
I feel as if they will do a task in Copenhagen, its just weird IMO that WRP would have them fly to one country and then drive to another. I wouldn't count Denmark as a country visited, it would be like going to Monaco and counting France as a country because you have to fly in to Nice.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 08, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
So the first clue on leg 4 will be:
Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, then drive yourselfs to Malmo, Sweden?

Or classic "Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. Once arrived locate the marked cars at the airport's parking lot with your next clue inside."
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 08, 2014, 11:06:00 AM

 :funny:  What's with the guy dressed in the 19th century students cap and coat?  Think he may be a clue giver, or just a university student bystander? 

student cap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_cap)

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 11:10:46 AM
Denmark should be counted because they took the cars to travel to Malmo there. It doesnt really matter if there was a task or not.
I am very happy they stopped by Denmark, I assume it is very expensive to set ups tasks there specially with 8/9 teams but worthy a quick visit
By the way question: all the legs so far had self driving?  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on June 08, 2014, 12:44:28 PM
They can easily fly from Aberdeen to Copenhagen.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 08, 2014, 02:15:29 PM
Denmark should be counted because they took the cars to travel to Malmo there. It doesnt really matter if there was a task or not.
I am very happy they stopped by Denmark, I assume it is very expensive to set ups tasks there specially with 8/9 teams but worthy a quick visit
By the way question: all the legs so far had self driving?  :hoot:

I may be behind...but how do we know they got the cars in Copenhagen and not in Malmo?  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Oddarane on June 08, 2014, 02:43:04 PM
Wonder where they are now.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 02:45:13 PM
We don't know that's speculation
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Leafsfan on June 08, 2014, 05:24:57 PM
Denmark should be counted because they took the cars to travel to Malmo there. It doesnt really matter if there was a task or not.
I am very happy they stopped by Denmark, I assume it is very expensive to set ups tasks there specially with 8/9 teams but worthy a quick visit
By the way question: all the legs so far had self driving?  :hoot:

I may be behind...but how do we know they got the cars in Copenhagen and not in Malmo?  ???

-Sightings of Shelly/Nicy in Copenhagen and a picture of purple car entering Malmo from Denmark.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 06:16:06 PM
I think it would be ridiculous if they took a flight from copenhagen to malmo  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 07:48:30 PM
So leg 5 mostly likely Denmark????????

Haha I predicted it!
Damn! Do they have only Misti & Jim racing this race?? Almost every single sight they are on it
I feel very confident that they are going to win.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 08:00:07 PM
Im surprised they are having a leg in Denmark with at least 7 teams, I thought tar was on a budget, and they already visited London and started the race in New York which are very expensive places to visit too
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 08, 2014, 08:33:55 PM
Is that why most routes nowadays go westward since Asian destinations are cheaper?

So is Leg 4:
ferry/plane from Lerwick to Aberdeen
plane from Aberdeen to Copenhagen
drive from Copenhagen to Malmo

then Leg 5 is:
drive from Malmo back to Copenhagen.

And could this location (http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/tar25/Screenshot_6-1.jpg) be a Roadblock with what looks like Jim waiting outside. Or is that blonde in pink Misti?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Slowhatch on June 08, 2014, 08:43:22 PM
It looked like a toque on the sign, so I found this place (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ida+Davidsen/@55.684471,12.587859,3a,75y,93.97h,75.23t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sauyOn-0U0bEqy0y3zh-hSQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x46525318bffe2b0b:0x3f5b002135f8a5ef!6m1!1e1?hl=en) famous for Danish open sandwiches, whatever that means.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 08, 2014, 08:55:55 PM
Are we sure Copenhagen clue box is after and not before Malmo?
That seems ambiguous per the live sightings as it may be the Copenhagen was before, but the instagrams weren't posted first. (Since there's a reference to "the other night" and not last night or tonight.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 09:02:10 PM
Well either way Denmark will be counted as a country visit on tar25  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 08, 2014, 09:35:16 PM
It looked like a toque on the sign, so I found this place (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ida+Davidsen/@55.684471,12.587859,3a,75y,93.97h,75.23t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sauyOn-0U0bEqy0y3zh-hSQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x46525318bffe2b0b:0x3f5b002135f8a5ef!6m1!1e1?hl=en) famous for Danish open sandwiches, whatever that means.
Wow !  :yess: (http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/tar25/Screenshot_8-1.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/AllAboutTAR/media/tar25/Screenshot_8-1.jpg.html) photo by stephh_smithh
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 09:55:42 PM
I strongly believe this picture in Denmark was taken after the one in Sweden because Misti is wearing two different outfits. I doubt she would change it at the same leg
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 08, 2014, 10:04:18 PM
It looked like a toque on the sign, so I found this place (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ida+Davidsen/@55.684471,12.587859,3a,75y,93.97h,75.23t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sauyOn-0U0bEqy0y3zh-hSQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x46525318bffe2b0b:0x3f5b002135f8a5ef!6m1!1e1?hl=en) famous for Danish open sandwiches, whatever that means.
Wow !  :yess: (http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/tar25/Screenshot_8-1.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/AllAboutTAR/media/tar25/Screenshot_8-1.jpg.html) photo by stephh_smithh
[/quot
I think this pic has tim and tejay.
Another possibility is that there is a roadblock and we see 4 teams.
Tim tejay
Bethany
Jim
And maya?or amy?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 08, 2014, 10:20:36 PM
I strongly believe they went to Denmark at night and did a roadblock.
Then they drove to sweden.

Or they went to denmark and drove to sweden for leg4
Then for leg5 went back to denmark bc prodution can get out easier.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: north09 on June 08, 2014, 10:34:09 PM
 :hearts:
Im surprised they are having a leg in Denmark with at least 7 teams, I thought tar was on a budget, and they already visited London and started the race in New York which are very expensive places to visit too

Their on a budget until that results in a dismal season that could lead to cancelation. Then they'll do whatever it takes to keep this show going. Notice we have no doubling up yet.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 08, 2014, 10:44:11 PM
I strongly believe this picture in Denmark was taken after the one in Sweden because Misti is wearing two different outfits. I doubt she would change it at the same leg

I don't think it is Misti. She looks like Bethany. This seems to be a Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 08, 2014, 11:04:33 PM
I strongly believe this picture in Denmark was taken after the one in Sweden because Misti is wearing two different outfits. I doubt she would change it at the same leg

I don't think it is Misti. She looks like Bethany. This seems to be a Roadblock.

 It is bethany because misti is shorter tthan jim
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 08, 2014, 11:16:58 PM
It looked like a toque on the sign, so I found this place (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ida+Davidsen/@55.684471,12.587859,3a,75y,93.97h,75.23t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sauyOn-0U0bEqy0y3zh-hSQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x46525318bffe2b0b:0x3f5b002135f8a5ef!6m1!1e1?hl=en) famous for Danish open sandwiches, whatever that means.

Awesome Slowhatch!! Thank you!! MMMMM. Sandwiches!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 11:19:31 PM
Yea its definitely Bethany, I can see - better, I cant see her arm
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 08, 2014, 11:35:02 PM
I think the picture was taken today
It was posted on instagram around 8 o clock in Copenhagen and looks sort of dark out but not completely-sunset at this time of the year there is around 9 to 10 o clock
And there is also the other tweet from someone in Copenhagen today talking about the amazing race
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Loken on June 09, 2014, 12:21:52 AM
So they went... UK > Denmark > Sweden
 Sweden > Denmark
hmm...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 09, 2014, 12:34:11 AM
I don't think it is weird, tbh. Just think of TAR24 Kuala Lumpur Leg:

Pitstart>Roadblock>Flights>Detour.

That could very well be it, if they leave Copenhagen this leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 09, 2014, 04:31:35 AM
My friend from denmark saw teams at the airport and thinks keith and whitney were eliminated.
Not really sure though...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 09, 2014, 04:33:59 AM
My friend from denmark saw teams at the airport and thinks keith and whitney were eliminated.
Not really sure though...

Proof this is the F8? Are we sure Keith and Whitney were eliminated? Even UK>Denmark>Sweden>Denmark leg (like Morocco>Germany>Austria>Germany in TAR 3) is definitely a NEL with still 8 teams remain at the start of the next leg? The safe teams are seen in sightings are Misti/Jim, Bethany (of Adam/Bethany), Shelly/Nici and Tim/Te Jay.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 09, 2014, 04:35:22 AM
Not yet confirmed, we need sightings first tbh.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 09, 2014, 04:43:17 AM
My friend from denmark saw teams at the airport and thinks keith and whitney were eliminated.
Not really sure though...

Proof that this is the F8? Are we sure Keith and Whitney were eliminated?

He says he saw 8 teams. One team was eliminated, a couple. He wasn't sure if the team he saw was keith whitney or brooke and robbie. He ended guessing the team was the wrestlers. Also, production made him and others  not take photos, pretty mean.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 09, 2014, 05:23:01 AM
My friend from denmark saw teams at the airport and thinks keith and whitney were eliminated.
Not really sure though...

It's definitely unconfirmed, but nice try.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TSPKM on June 09, 2014, 08:22:06 AM
Definitely inconclusive, the wrestlers and Keith and Whitney look nothing alike and Keith is very distinct on height. Also no confirmation on Michael and Scott or Ally and Kim. Plus leg 3 is a high possibility of NEL
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 09, 2014, 09:08:15 AM

 :ascared  VM Houses is a housing project consisting of two adjacent apartment buildings in Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(http://archide.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/untitled-2.jpg)

VM Houses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VM_Houses)

Copenhagen architecture (http://archide.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/vm-houses-by-plot-big-jds-in-copenhagen-denmark/)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 09, 2014, 10:54:05 AM
My friend said he saw 7 teams for sure.
All except brooke robbie and whitney keeeeith
Tim and tejay were out first of airport.
Shelley and nici walked and were one of the last ones.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 11:20:38 AM
Hopefully Keith & Whitney are out, Brooke & Robbie don't have any chances of winning so better get out soon too
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Heliox on June 09, 2014, 11:53:56 AM
So is the Morocco tweet legit? It would definitely be cool to see them back there.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2014, 11:55:37 AM
Hopefully Keith & Whitney are out, Brooke & Robbie don't have any chances of winning so better get out soon too

And this is speculation because?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 11:59:50 AM
I speculate there will be another leg in Morocco and they should go to Essaouira
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 12:18:36 PM
So is the Morocco tweet legit? It would definitely be cool to see them back there.

Yep! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 09, 2014, 12:22:53 PM

 :ascared  VM Houses is a housing project consisting of two adjacent apartment buildings in Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(http://archide.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/untitled-2.jpg)

VM Houses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VM_Houses)

Copenhagen architecture (http://archide.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/vm-houses-by-plot-big-jds-in-copenhagen-denmark/)


Has something to do with a Fast Forward sign. AWK.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 12:42:40 PM
My friend said he saw 7 teams for sure.
All except brooke robbie and whitney keeeeith
Tim and tejay were out first of airport.
Shelley and nici walked and were one of the last ones.

Lol those two teams are seen in morocco
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 01:58:11 PM
"Kerstin Brand ‏@MoroccoLife 20m
@RealityTVWill @TheGameSurvivor confirm #TAR25 reached #marrakech. Green, blue, orange, black and 2 more teams sighted
11:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time - 9 Jun 2014"

Timeline update:
Made it to Denmark:
Adam & Bethany
Misti & Jim

Made it to Morocco:
Brooke & Robbie
Keith & Whitney
Shelley & Nici
Tim & Te Jay

Unknown:
Amy & Maya
Kym & Alli
Michael & Scott

blue team can be either Adam & Bethany, Kym & Maya, and Misti & Jim
black team I believe is referring to Tim & Te Jay
 
And I am just unclear if Morocco is leg 5 or 6?? Probably 5, right?? I will be sad if they dont go to Essaouira, I always had a feeling it would be visited someday
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Caelestor on June 09, 2014, 02:42:00 PM
Morocco is a logical choice for an African destination, as its relative closeness to Europe won't break the budget. I'd imagine a second leg in Morocco (maybe Casablanca) is next. This would leave 4 legs in Asia.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 03:07:08 PM
My friend said he saw 7 teams for sure.
All except brooke robbie and whitney keeeeith
Tim and tejay were out first of airport.
Shelley and nici walked and were one of the last ones.

Lol those two teams are seen in morocco

Link please for Brooke and Rob?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 03:12:59 PM
...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
Good eye thanks! Somebody want to post the teams BY THE COLORS quoted please?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: north09 on June 09, 2014, 03:24:48 PM
Good eye thanks! Somebody want to post the teams BY THE COLORS quoted please?

Officaly, going by starting line clothes and bandanas, it should be

Michael & Scott (Red)
Shelley & Nicci (Orange)
Keith & Whitney (Yellow)
Robby & Brooke (Green)
Jim & Misti (Blue)
Tim & Te Jay (Purple)
Dennis & Isabelle (Black)
Adam & Bethany (Turquoise)
Kym & Alli (Aqua)
Amy & Maya (Maroon)
Lisa & Michelle (Pink)

But keep in mind they change clothes throughout the race.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 03:27:28 PM
Thats true one example is Shelley & Nici wearing pink during leg 2.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 03:34:49 PM
Thanks North! And really, Keith and Whitney were wearing more of a light lime green.;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: north09 on June 09, 2014, 03:43:51 PM
Thanks North! And really, Keith and Whitney were wearing more of a light lime green.;)

They were, but in the airport photo from St. John you can see a yellow bandana on his backpack. So officially they are the yellow team, though a neon yellow-green at that.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 04:14:12 PM
And a team light blue and "blue" blue as well. Makes it hard to sort out...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Leafsfan on June 09, 2014, 05:06:26 PM
Quote
Kerstin Brand ‏@MoroccoLife  · 8m 
@xxxx host was filming on Djema el Fna sqr #Marrakech y'day. Surrounded by snakes & #Gnaoua musicians. Pink shirt, Straw hat #sun #hot
If Phil was in Morocco how were the teams racing the same day in Sweden/Denmark? (Wouldn't they need him for the pitstop?)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 09, 2014, 05:07:32 PM
Not to mention the red-maroon-purple colors this season.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 09, 2014, 05:47:26 PM
So without reading the timeline, the current general route is:

Leg 1 (U.S. --> Virgin Islands) / New York morning flight to Charlotte Amalie
Leg 2 (Virgin Islands --> England, UK) / flight to London
Leg 3 (England, UK --> Scotland, UK) / bus to Edinburgh
Leg 4 (Scotland, UK --> Denmark --> Sweden) / flight to Copenhagen and s-drive to Malmö
Leg 5 (Sweden --> Morocco) / flight to Marrakesh OR flight to Casablanca, train to Marrakesh

If I'm correct... ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 05:54:44 PM
Best to read the spoilers, lol.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 09, 2014, 06:56:38 PM
Who is the blonde woman in that picture?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SoYoung on June 09, 2014, 08:05:45 PM
Who is the blonde woman in that picture?
[/quote

whitney i think
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 09, 2014, 09:23:47 PM
Sorry that my friend lied to you guys and me.


Anyways, i think 7 teams are left.
Based on live sightings
Green keith whitney
Orange shelley nici
Blue most likely misti jim
Black most likely adam bethany bc of backpacks?
2 others
Tim tejay
Brooke robbie
And 1 other
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2014, 09:26:35 PM
Blue can also be Bethany...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 09, 2014, 09:59:13 PM
So what we know for sure as far as teams making it to Morocco are Asian guys, Shelly/Nici, Whitney/Keith, and The wrestlers as we have seen photo evidence, other than that its just speculation.  Jim/Mitsi and Adam/Bethany were seen in Denmark but not Morrocco.  But there have been no sightings of the firefighters, Ally/Kym, and Amy/Maya since Leg 3 in Scotland
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: the_icon on June 09, 2014, 10:03:43 PM
Oh dear...

Thanks for that update.  I was sick all weekend and couldn't keep on top.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 09, 2014, 10:33:36 PM
Hopefully Morocco is a two-Leg visit like TAR3 (sort of), one Leg in Marrakesh and the other in the rural desert. It's a reasonable contrast between Morocco's bustling bazaars and serene sand-scape.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 09, 2014, 10:40:06 PM
 ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 09, 2014, 11:31:46 PM
So what we know for sure as far as teams making it to Morocco are Asian guys, Shelly/Nici, Whitney/Keith, and The wrestlers as we have seen photo evidence, other than that its just speculation.  Jim/Mitsi and Adam/Bethany were seen in Denmark but not Morrocco.  But there have been no sightings of the firefighters, Ally/Kym, and Amy/Maya since Leg 3 in Scotland

Where is the photo of Shelley and Nici in Morocco?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 10, 2014, 03:36:17 AM
And this too:

alex fry ‏@alexfry624  Jun 9
Found this gem in the water off of Hans Lollik today during Sunday funday! #theamazingrace @PhilKeoghan reward? pic.twitter.com/1AwqJzhfUB

I think this is a water challenge, teams dive to get that, and the clue is waiting inside. It looks really good, tbh.

Hans Lollik Islands, so it is part of Leg 01, in the Virgin Islands. Probably there were more than 11 and some of them were just left there.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2014, 10:30:42 AM
Help find this please? 
 
http://instagram.com/p/pDlzmCx1yX/ (http://instagram.com/p/pDlzmCx1yX/)
A possible Pit Stop?


SPEC: Two LEGS in Morocco
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: north09 on June 10, 2014, 10:51:06 AM
Morocco deserves 2 legs
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 10, 2014, 10:53:04 AM
Peach, can you deserve what location for the Pit Stop in Morocco? Phil posted around between 9:00 am Morocco time in his Twitter account. I think its a Kasbah, but the photo was shot on the 9th during props.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 10, 2014, 11:19:38 AM
I believe it is Ait-Ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just outside of Marrakech :)

Picture for reference:

(http://i.imgur.com/fnbEswz.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 10, 2014, 11:30:52 AM
Too many plants
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 10, 2014, 01:05:25 PM
Too many plants

Not necessarily; there's a low wall in the foreground of Phil's tweeted image, and it's from a different angle.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 10, 2014, 01:07:21 PM
Help find this please? 
 
http://instagram.com/p/pDlzmCx1yX/ (http://instagram.com/p/pDlzmCx1yX/)
A possible Pit Stop?

SPEC: Two LEGS in Morocco

my guess is that pict placed in "ouarzazate", coz "ouarzazate" known as the location of film-making such "the MUMMY", GLADIATOR, Kingdom of Heaven, Legionnaire, also TV series "Game of Thrones".
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2014, 01:41:02 PM
What we are seeing is PART of a larger area. See that there is still more on the far right? So we will need to match the exact buildings we are seeing.

Here are more pics for Alt ben addou...so far I am not seeing a match. :(

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g304011-Ait_Ben_Haddou_Souss_Massa_Draa_Region.html#65479413 (http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g304011-Ait_Ben_Haddou_Souss_Massa_Draa_Region.html#65479413)

Ouarzazate is a possibility. We saw it last in TAR 10, teams went to Atlas Studios there. Would they reuse it?? :duno:

I think we need to keep looking!! Search ruins, monuments, kasbahs, we can do this!
 
Claude, I think the Pitstop for the first leg could well be at Terres D'Amanar as I posted. At the very least it is the location for further tasks, but looks like a good stop-over place to me. Lots of nice options,love the zip!
 
http://www.terresdamanar.com/photos-videos.php (http://www.terresdamanar.com/photos-videos.php)
 
 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2014, 01:50:12 PM
So I would also think we should be looking in the vicinity...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on June 10, 2014, 05:51:20 PM
The trees in the ruins appear to possibly be poplar trees. That could indicate the Atlas Mountains. Possibly Ouiriki.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 10, 2014, 07:31:37 PM
Thanks, Peach. According to Google Maps, Terres d'Amanar is a hour and 45 minute drive by taxi from Marrakech city center.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 11, 2014, 06:21:52 AM
Phil just posted another pic on instagram here (http://web.stagram.com/p/740388557898080177_279424566) -- looks to be Morocco again.

I think the castle he's at is this (https://goo.gl/maps/06xjj) one, there's some closer shots of it here (https://www.google.com/maps/search/marrakech+attractions/@31.397413,-8.108017,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m5!1e2!3m3!1s52537569!2e1!3e10) but I can't for the life of me find what it's called ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: runningblind on June 11, 2014, 06:29:16 AM
Phil just posted another pic on instagram here (http://web.stagram.com/p/740388557898080177_279424566) -- looks to be Morocco again.

I think the castle he's at is this (https://goo.gl/maps/06xjj) one, there's some closer shots of it here (https://www.google.com/maps/search/marrakech+attractions/@31.397413,-8.108017,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m5!1e2!3m3!1s52537569!2e1!3e10) but I can't for the life of me find what it's called ???

Google maps from one of your links shows me the name Barrage Lalla Takerkoust

And a picture from a better angle: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@31.397409,-8.107532,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m5!1e2!3m3!1s48670148!2e1!3e10
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 11, 2014, 06:35:14 AM
^^ I think that's the name of the nearby lake, not so much as the name of the actual place...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: runningblind on June 11, 2014, 06:43:41 AM
Maybe it's this hotel: http://staging.vacenza.com/la-kasbah-igoudar-318440.en-us.html

Looking atthe close up I don't think it's this.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Prama on June 11, 2014, 06:45:40 AM
Phil posted another pic on his instagram:

(http://i.imgur.com/CbOiare.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: purefluff on June 11, 2014, 09:40:05 AM
Interesting that Phil has chosen to help keep us apprised of his whereabouts during the actual running of the race.  They are controlling the spoilers now, quite a difference.  I think it's kind of cool that they are embracing it so whack jobs like Miss Cleo don't control the narrative.  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2014, 10:21:13 AM
If you can't beat us, join us!  :luvu:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: philfan on June 11, 2014, 10:22:14 AM
Looks like it could be Ait Benhaddou.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 11, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
If you can't beat us, join us!  :luvu:
Or play a contemporary version of "where in the world is Carmen SanDiego?" :)

I'm more or less pleased at the change in approach we're seeing this time around. I've said for a long time that knowing who the teams are and what locations they get to don't tell us much of the real story of each Race. It is the how and why in each leg that makes it fascinating to watch and learn from, and if that means we're also getting away from melodrama, so much the better. There's enough drama in the Race as it is and we don't need the manufactured sort.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2014, 02:57:37 PM
Looks like it could be Ait Benhaddou.

Awesome!! This looks like a great match to me!
http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en&id_site=444&gallery=1&&maxrows=28

:bigwelcome to RFF, philfan!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 11, 2014, 02:59:22 PM
^ Already covered on the previous page
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2014, 03:44:55 PM
^ Already covered on the previous page

You were looking at the first pic though, right? I am not convinced they are the same locations. Are you? Can you show me?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2014, 03:51:47 PM
Great. Now I will be spending the next 4 months hoping that the TAR gods are good and we get an a la TAR 5 camel safari to Ait Ben Haddou. At sunset.

Greedy, aren't I?? :funny:

Looks like just finding their way to Phil will be a challenge!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 11, 2014, 04:34:20 PM
^ Already covered on the previous page

You were looking at the first pic though, right? I am not convinced they are the same locations. Are you? Can you show me?

It's what I got from the German Wikipedia page for Ait-Ben-Haddou found via Google Image search
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2014, 04:39:02 PM
I just can't find this view there at all....

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/where.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 11, 2014, 05:12:35 PM
Peach.........

I think that is on the top of the hill/mountain behind the other place. On the link you posted yesterday

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g304011-w8-Ait_Ben_Haddou_Souss_Massa_Draa_Region.html#99297272

on the page that has pics 43-48.......I think pic 48 shows it good. I got tired of looking at about the 100th pic. There are almost 1700 pics listed there. Seems to me that Phil was standing at the place at the foot of the mountain and took the pic of the place on top of the mountain.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2014, 05:48:11 PM
I know! I have looked at a zillion too. The trouble  is that that are many many of these ruins built into the hills...this could be anywhere. I just am not seeing it for Ait Ben Haddoo. No poplars.
 
This is #48 and Phil's:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/hilltop-vert.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 11, 2014, 05:53:32 PM
Did they leave Morocco yet??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 11, 2014, 06:32:58 PM
I know! I have looked at a zillion too. The trouble  is that that are many many of these ruins built into the hills...this could be anywhere. I just am not seeing it for Ait Ben Haddoo. No poplars.
 
This is #48 and Phil's:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/hilltop-vert.jpg)

Well it could just be the angle....or maybe Phil went on a hike and that is the backside. Having lived in N. Africa.......I doubt they are poplars up on that hill, unless they have a heck of a cistern and irrigation..........most likely an evergreen, like a cedar. But it doesn't really make a difference for our purposes.

Looked on Google Earth........and no trees at that place up on top.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 11, 2014, 06:59:35 PM
Is the guy in blue in the corner of the picture taken on June 9th in the palace Jim??
What about the dancer?? Is she a contestant? Probably not, but if so, I think it's Alli.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 11, 2014, 08:32:42 PM
It doesn't look like Ait Benhaddou. Ait Benhaddou is more of a city-like complex, while the building Phil's picture is too small. Ait Benhaddou is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Marrakech, it is actually quite close to Ourzazate (TAR10).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 11, 2014, 08:48:20 PM
It doesn't look like Ait Benhaddou. Ait Benhaddou is more of a city-like complex, while the building Phil's picture is too small. Ait Benhaddou is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Marrakech, it is actually quite close to Ourzazate (TAR10).

Yep, you're right.

I know! I have looked at a zillion too. The trouble  is that that are many many of these ruins built into the hills...this could be anywhere. I just am not seeing it for Ait Ben Haddoo. No poplars.
 
This is #48 and Phil's:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/hilltop-vert.jpg)

These photos are quite different and I agree with DrRox.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 11, 2014, 09:41:51 PM

Any chance this is Egypt? They have many small temples that are similar in size and shape. ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selkie on June 11, 2014, 11:41:54 PM
Given current volatile political conditions, I suspect the insurance company won't let them go to Egypt right now.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selkie on June 11, 2014, 11:43:05 PM
Given current volatile political conditions, I suspect the insurance company won't let them go to Egypt right now, even if they could find a flight/transportation routing that bypasses Cairo in favor of the generally safe & stable Red Sea beach resorts.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: HollywoodCory on June 12, 2014, 12:25:55 AM

Any chance this is Egypt? They have many small temples that are similar in size and shape. ???

Nope. I'm familiar with the many Egyptian temples and that doesn't ring a bell. Besides, as someone already said it probably still is too unstable there for a visit.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 02:17:29 AM
??? For heaven's sake. This is def Morocco. We have the last leg PitStop and Phil tweeting a second pic which is almost 100% the 2nd leg PitStop at Ait Ben Haddou.

Agree we cannot name the 1st Phil pic yet...but really folks. Morocco x2 it is.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 09:33:49 AM
Everybody ready to help??

Suspect that they will get on the move again soon...this one will be a challenge for us to find!

Will we get more Africa??
I would love to see Victoria Falls again, but anywhere in Africa suits me...

Will we ever see Israel?

What about Mongolia again?? Wrong time of year for Nepal....

India again?

And Oceania is almost a given....

We all need to be alert! Travel days are our best shot of picking them up.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 09:36:19 AM
Places we WON"T be going!

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 12, 2014, 09:38:33 AM
Phil posted another pic on his instagram:

(http://i.imgur.com/CbOiare.jpg)
looks man made to me have yet to find this tower in  Ait Benhaddou  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 12, 2014, 09:44:13 AM
Israel after Morocco?!?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 12, 2014, 09:49:42 AM
Everybody ready to help??

Suspect that they will get on the move again soon...this one will be a challenge for us to find!

Will we get more Africa??
I would love to see Victoria Falls again, but anywhere in Africa suits me...

Will we ever see Israel?

What about Mongolia again?? Wrong time of year for Nepal....

India again?

And Oceania is almost a given....

We all need to be alert! Travel days are our best shot of picking them up.

What about South Africa? It's been in ages haven't visited since TAR7 and recently visited in some International editions including TAR Asia 2 and TAR Australia 1. Some SA tasks (mostly Cape Town) are to be copied from International versions and to be reused for TAR25 (just like the sewing roadblock from TAR24). See previous posts.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Prama on June 12, 2014, 09:59:21 AM
would love to see another africa leg, but i doubt they will have another leg there. maybe they'll go back to north (russia? east eurpe country?) or they'll just go to Asia, most likely south asia (idk why i just feel they'll pay a visit to india) ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 10:36:31 AM
Because we haven't been to India in awhile? And of course, we could always go back to China again. :res:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 12, 2014, 10:47:47 AM
Places we WON"T be going!

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html
This may mean the Philippines and Thailand are definitely not holding a Leg, (seems like newly visiting countries are out of the question :res:) Believe it or not, I'm actually praying India will be visited this season since it has delivered more classic TAR moments than China and Indonesia have in total.

Are the remaining teams still resting in Morocco?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: walkingpneumonia on June 12, 2014, 10:51:15 AM
Everybody ready to help??

Suspect that they will get on the move again soon...this one will be a challenge for us to find!

Will we get more Africa??
I would love to see Victoria Falls again, but anywhere in Africa suits me...

Will we ever see Israel?

What about Mongolia again?? Wrong time of year for Nepal....

India again?

And Oceania is almost a given....

We all need to be alert! Travel days are our best shot of picking them up.

Jordan is beautiful this time of year.
Would love to see Petra showcased!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 12, 2014, 11:00:07 AM
I think they might go to Turkey next, then from there any other asian countries. I dont think they are going to South Africa
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 12, 2014, 11:05:31 AM
Petra is very expensive, plus they already visited Morocco in 2 legs, I dont think well see another arab country
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 12, 2014, 11:13:13 AM
I think they might go to Turkey next, then from there any other asian countries. I dont think they are going to South Africa

Petra is very expensive, plus they already visited Morocco in 2 legs, I dont think well see another arab country

Jordan could not going to have a leg. because its close to the borders of Israel and Palestine's West Bank due to approximate of conflict between Arabs and Jews, and no more Arab countries We'll be having see a winter South Africa leg after Morocco. The said country is seeming good to understand with the English language (just like US Virgin Islands, England and Scotland).

As if Morocco having 2 legs, then another African country would likely to be visited and thus it will be have 3 Africa legs, the first time since TAR 7.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 11:18:59 AM


Jordan could not going to have a leg, because its close to the borders of Israel and Palestine's West Bank due to approximate of conflict between Arabs and Jews, and no more Arab countries. We'll be having see a winter South Africa leg after Morocco. The said country is seeming good to understand with the English language (just like US Virgin Islands, England and Scotland).

Claude, PLEASE stop presenting your opinions as FACT. Say...I think...or I wish...or I believe instead. Unless you have PROOF you need to be very clear about what is FACT and what is SPECULATION.
 
And that goes for all of us!
 
And Petra!!  :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 12, 2014, 11:22:05 AM
Well, there may a slightly high chance a country in the Southern Hemisphere is going to be visited next or after that because these past 6-7 legs, teams have been staying in the Northern Hemisphere ala TAR 15.. Although I may be wrong..

And Petra has a small possibility of being visited as well. Even though it's expensive, guts say that WRP is saving budget for TAR 25 shown by TAR 24 cheap, CHEAP budget.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 12, 2014, 12:53:20 PM
Hello everyone I am still kind of new here,  I would love to see more of Africa countries like Chad or Sudan but I doubt this will happen they usually move in and out of Africa, the teams are probably done both Morocco legs by now. I suspect we are down to the final 6  and perhaps they are headed to an Asian country Yemen would be nice or Nepal maybe?  The route has been really great so far hoping we get some more new locations :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 01:28:34 PM
 :welcome:  to RFF, batman06! :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 12, 2014, 02:42:57 PM
C'mon Bertram!  visit The Rock !    :yess:

The monkeys are waiting for you.

(http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/images/stories/gibmonk.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 12, 2014, 03:38:28 PM
Places we WON"T be going!

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html
This may mean the Philippines and Thailand are definitely not holding a Leg, (seems like newly visiting countries are out of the question :res:) Believe it or not, I'm actually praying India will be visited this season since it has delivered more classic TAR moments than China and Indonesia have in total.

Are the remaining teams still resting in Morocco?
Well, they wouldn't be going to the Southern Philippines anyway. They will most certainly stay in the Northern Philippines, especially for a certain Detour that MUST happen ;)

I'm actually hoping the Philippines will be saved for TAR26 now so it can be towards the first half of the Race.  The only problem would be the risk of storms in November
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jimmer on June 12, 2014, 03:42:13 PM
Places we WON"T be going!

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html
This may mean the Philippines and Thailand are definitely not holding a Leg, (seems like newly visiting countries are out of the question :res:) Believe it or not, I'm actually praying India will be visited this season since it has delivered more classic TAR moments than China and Indonesia have in total.

Are the remaining teams still resting in Morocco?
Well, they wouldn't be going to the Southern Philippines anyway. They will most certainly stay in the Northern Philippines, especially for a certain Detour that MUST happen ;)

I'm actually hoping the Philippines will be saved for TAR26 now so it can be towards the first half of the Race.  The only problem would be the risk of storms in November

You have to be careful when looking at these travel warnings because in some cases, the warning will only warn a particular region in a country and not the whole country. You cannot just glace at the list and say a country won't be visited because of it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 12, 2014, 03:55:09 PM
After taking a look at the  link im going to predict they visit Laos this season  a Papua New Guinea visit would really be nice though, or even New Caledonia the suspense is killing me  :groan: :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 04:21:28 PM
Since we missed out on a Philippines visit last time, perhaps they can reschedule. We need a redo of My OX is Broken for sure!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 12, 2014, 04:56:07 PM
C'mon Bertram!  visit The Rock !    :yess:

The monkeys are waiting for you.

(http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/images/stories/gibmonk.jpg)

Many problems recently, between Spain and the UK for fishing things there. I think it will not be visited this season, but would like to see it sometime. Even though there is just a few things to do in there.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 12, 2014, 05:12:51 PM
Survivor did 4 seasons in the Philippines, but that typhoon killed the chances of a visit for a while. I love Peach's idea of a leg in Mongolia though. I even think that was one of Phil's favorite places that he mentioned on a interview once.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 12, 2014, 05:44:29 PM
Since we missed out on a Philippines visit last time, perhaps they can reschedule. We need a redo of My OX is Broken for sure!
Yeah, all they have to do is just go to the Philippines, they easily have tasks ready to go.  My Ox is Broken modified Switchback (make it a harder Road Block! lol) and Jig or Pig 4 as the Detour!  :yess:

...

So I guess we only have a few Legs left? 4, maybe 5 Legs possibly in Asia/Oceania after Morocco?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 06:19:24 PM
I remain unconvinced that Copenhagen is a full leg. But depending on that, we are at:

Leg 1    NYC/StThomas         
Leg 2 London/Oxford
Leg 3    Shetlands               
Leg 4    OR Leg 4/5  Copenhagan/Sweden
Leg 5 OR Leg 6/7  Morocco



So at least 5 legs still to go.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 12, 2014, 06:20:56 PM
What about Oxford?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 12, 2014, 06:21:32 PM
I remain unconvinced that Copenhagen is a full leg. But depending on that, we are at:

Leg 1    NYC/StThomas         
Leg 2    Shetlands               
Leg 3    OR Leg 3/4  Copenhagan/Sweden
Leg 4/5 OR Leg 5/6  Morocco



So at least 6 legs still to go.
LEG2  London?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 12, 2014, 06:24:08 PM
Already fixed, I am SOOOO tired.  :iok
 
Y'all are quick...I was looking saying, hmmm, something isn't quite right here.  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 12, 2014, 11:37:42 PM
Roundtable with Phil and other reality competition hosts press released on June 14, 2014 by L.A. Times website
http://www.latimes.com:80/entertainment/envelope/tv/la-et-st-reality-tv-keeping-it-fresh-envelope-emmy-round-table-20140610-story.html

Quote
Lynch noted her show's revolving door of celebrity players keeps newcomer "Game Night" from getting old, and the granddaddy "Amazing Race"? Well, Keoghan has the world available to him to stage his competitions.

"We could go to India 100 times and we still wouldn't use up all the opportunities that India has to offer. So, you will never see the same background on our show.  Every time you look at our show, what's behind the contestants and where they are is always different," he points out.
Could this mean India might be a visit? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 12:54:13 AM
India is always a possibility.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 13, 2014, 03:13:19 AM
Roundtable with Phil and other reality competition hosts press released on June 14, 2014 by L.A. Times website
http://www.latimes.com:80/entertainment/envelope/tv/la-et-st-reality-tv-keeping-it-fresh-envelope-emmy-round-table-20140610-story.html

Quote
Lynch noted her show's revolving door of celebrity players keeps newcomer "Game Night" from getting old, and the granddaddy "Amazing Race"? Well, Keoghan has the world available to him to stage his competitions.

"We could go to India 100 times and we still wouldn't use up all the opportunities that India has to offer. So, you will never see the same background on our show.  Every time you look at our show, what's behind the contestants and where they are is always different," he points out.
Could this mean India might be a visit? ???
That awkwardness when the other co-hosts on the roundtable have shows with the same backgrounds season after season. lol

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 13, 2014, 04:05:17 AM
Based off of all the live sightings, i think the elim order is
Lisa michelle
Denis isabelle
Kym ali
Amy maya
And maybe michael scott
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 13, 2014, 04:06:18 AM
I have a feeling for an all couple showdown in the finale.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 13, 2014, 04:18:29 AM
Based off of all the live sightings, i think the elim order is
Lisa michelle
Denis isabelle
Kym ali
Amy maya
And maybe michael scott

I want to see some proof for the 9th place team.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 13, 2014, 04:20:22 AM
Africa then back to Europe eh?

Spec: Since some of us wish that Asia should be skipped (in the CVWLTS Thread), there's a chance that they are doing it this season.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 13, 2014, 04:24:26 AM
Africa then back to Europe eh?

Spec: Since some of us wish that Asia should be skipped (in the CVWLTS Thread), there's a chance that they are doing it this season.

ugh no thanks if it happens. I want Philippines or India! =(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 13, 2014, 04:45:04 AM
Africa then back to Europe eh?

Spec: Since some of us wish that Asia should be skipped (in the CVWLTS Thread), there's a chance that they are doing it this season.

ugh no thanks if it happens. I want Philippines or India! =(

I honestly want Phil or Nepal too.  :( Jig & pig :hrt: And I was not one of those who requested the skipping of Asia, because Asia has lots of different countries and cultures unlike other continents.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 13, 2014, 06:47:21 AM
Africa then back to Europe eh?

Spec: Since some of us wish that Asia should be skipped (in the CVWLTS Thread), there's a chance that they are doing it this season.

ugh no thanks if it happens. I want Philippines or India! =(

I honestly want Phil or Nepal too.  :( Jig & pig :hrt: And I was not one of those who requested the skipping of Asia, because Asia has lots of different countries and cultures unlike other continents.
Plus it's impossible to skip Asia because it's the largest of the seven continents. Trust the geography, you can't go all the way around the globe... or make a 13-Leg "circle"... without stopping in Asia. (Ask season 7. :snics:)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 13, 2014, 07:06:42 AM
Africa then back to Europe eh?

Spec: Since some of us wish that Asia should be skipped (in the CVWLTS Thread), there's a chance that they are doing it this season.

ugh no thanks if it happens. I want Philippines or India! =(

I honestly want Phil or Nepal too.  :( Jig & pig :hrt: And I was not one of those who requested the skipping of Asia, because Asia has lots of different countries and cultures unlike other continents.
Plus it's impossible to skip Asia because it's the largest of the seven continents. Trust the geography, you can't go all the way around the globe... or make a 13-Leg "circle"... without stopping in Asia. (Ask season 7. :snics:)

I think it's possible, but barely, plus it will not make the route the best of all-time.
They can head to Oceania in Legs 1-3, then move to South America in Legs 4-5, then go to Africa/Europe in Legs 6-8, then head to Europe/Africa in Legs 9-11. Of course the Caribbean and Central America can be plugged-in somewhere. They can even fly to Antarctica. ;)

Like I said, it's barely possible, and it won't be the best route.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 13, 2014, 07:16:42 AM
Are you guys sure about Ait Benhaddou?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/whereisPHIL2.jpg)

I see a fence in the back. I don't remember fences at Ait Benhaddou... Could be a large courtyard?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 13, 2014, 09:02:01 AM
Are you guys sure about Ait Benhaddou?


I see a fence in the back. I don't remember fences at Ait Benhaddou... Could be a large courtyard?
And it has doors, can't find a match might it be part of the new town across the water? Too new to find photos maybe :p
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 09:09:03 AM
It could be from a hotel rooftop as well....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 10:51:20 AM
I think we need to take a closer look at Candi's excellent find.

What do we think is happening here? Who is sitting outside the fencing? Who is the 3rd camera filming?? The "judges" ?? 

My guess is a belly dancing RB.....   :dancer:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/houssine.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/who.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 13, 2014, 11:12:16 AM
It could be from a hotel rooftop as well....
Right peach like a restaurant even .. been searching even posted the photo on a Morocco site asking for help and they removed it   :snicker: lol

I think this is Bertram, the guys at the booth he's with are local cinema and production so far they ain't talking :p , I think they hired themselves as extras.
Might even be they are shooting pre challenge footage

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/tar25/Screenshot_16.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/AllAboutTAR/media/tar25/Screenshot_16.jpg.html)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 01:20:40 PM
Bertram? I thought that looked like a waiter, lol.

I am wondering if the guy sitting outside is a racer?

The left hand tables as well look like production types...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 13, 2014, 01:27:43 PM
Bertram? I thought that looked like a waiter, lol.

I am wondering if the guy sitting outside is a racer?

The left hand tables as well look like production types...
That definitely looks like BvM, especially with the scarf.  He apparently loves that outfit because he wore it when he was in the Philippines last month hehe
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/75141011fca7067130b3a38992ef7bb4/tumblr_n74dweuvKI1qir81ho1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 13, 2014, 01:32:22 PM
Good connection, Dryedmangoez!

I'm wondering about that picture. The tables are all occupied with customers. If they are expecting teams of racers for an eating challenge, I'd expect there to be open tables. There are likely a couple of tables below the bottom of the picture and a couple cut off on the right side, but it doesn't seem like enough tables.

So, I expect it is a belly dancing task or some kind of waiter/serving task.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 02:10:50 PM
I think the tables are all production. I wonder it we are seeing a task in action?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: florida on June 13, 2014, 04:15:57 PM
I think the tables are all production. I wonder it we are seeing a task in action?

Or an introductory tapng of a task?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 13, 2014, 05:05:29 PM
Well we know the following teams survived to the middle-part of the Race, in Morocco:

Tim & Te Jay
Keith & Whitney
Brooke & Robbie

and we know the following teams were eliminated prior to this:

Lisa & Michelle
Dennis & Isabelle

so four teams of the following six made it to Morocco, I think, based on Leg numbers:

Shelley & Nici
Amy & Maya
Misti & Jim
Adam & Bethany
Kym & Alli
Michael & Scott

and personally - I really want Shelley & Nici to go far, we haven't had a Mother/Daughter for 8 seasons, and we haven't seen a team of that relationship excel in any way past Leg 4 in 24 seasons (since Nancy & Emily!)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 13, 2014, 05:28:33 PM
Question about the picture currently labelled Ait Benhaddou. I don't know how to enlarge the picture but it looks like a plane taking off on the right side. If you look about an inch above the tiny staircase on the right there is an object at about a 45 degree angle, just perfect for a plane taking off. Can someone enlarge the picture and can this help locate where the major structure is?   ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 13, 2014, 06:21:20 PM
I think they will be a strong team, even though I prefer Amy & Maya than them. They got 7th in the first leg which is not bad compared to the other mother and daughter teams. I still think Misti & Jim will be the winners.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selfeviction on June 13, 2014, 07:04:24 PM
Isn't Copenhagen/Sweden 1 leg? So Leg 5/6 are Morocco? which means they could've possibly had an NEL/KOR in Leg 3/4 and 8  teams would be left going to Morocco
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 13, 2014, 07:20:15 PM
See that is exactly whats confusing me everything was going so smoothly until the Sweden/Denmark legs took place once that happened several teams just vanished and havent been spotted since. I dont know if Sweden/Denmark is just one leg or two seperate legs, I just hope some female teams are still left racing it would suck to have 4 female teams and not have one make it far.  The teams have gotta be out of Morocco by now.  :gaah: :gaah: :knuckles: :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selfeviction on June 13, 2014, 07:26:18 PM
See that is exactly whats confusing me everything was going so smoothly until the Sweden/Denmark legs took place once that happened several teams just vanished and havent been spotted since. I dont know if Sweden/Denmark is just one leg or two seperate legs, I just hope some female teams are still left racing it would suck to have 4 female teams and not have one make it far.  The teams have gotta be out of Morocco by now.  :gaah: :gaah: :knuckles: :knuckles:
YES! that would be very disappointing, i hope its like TAR 17 where 2 of the 4 female teams made it far
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 13, 2014, 07:35:54 PM

 :groan:  OK, as if we didn't have enough speculation about Phil's pix, here's some more fuel for the fire...  so to speak...

 blahblah

Anyone else notice the street lamps (with wires strung between them)?  Might suggest an "urban" setting, or at least along side a major roadway.  Also, the building isn't that large, so doesn't really qualify as a "Kasbah".   :snicker:  So, is this just a non-descript ruin alongside the road? 

Maybe we're being "punked" by the Philminator.   (:;)  :tantrum  ???  :knuckles:

That's all, carry on.   :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 08:41:30 PM
I think the two Phil pics are separate entities.... I bet the first is just a "passed by on the road" while the second...:duno:

We are going to laugh if none of these have anything to do with the race.  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 13, 2014, 09:00:17 PM
I dont think they went to sicily because we wouldve got pics by now, according to plaidmoon
I searched everywhere
They are probably headed towards asia , from Morocco is 7 to 8 hrs
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 13, 2014, 09:13:08 PM
I think they will be a strong team, even though I prefer Amy & Maya than them. They got 7th in the first leg which is not bad compared to the other mother and daughter teams. I still think Misti & Jim will be the winners.

How do you know they were 7th? :res:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 13, 2014, 09:19:17 PM
I think they will be a strong team, even though I prefer Amy & Maya than them. They got 7th in the first leg which is not bad compared to the other mother and daughter teams. I still think Misti & Jim will be the winners.

How do you know they were 7th? :res:


In the live sightings thread..

the African American mother daughter team!

They've said multiple times they were in 7th place

And they were glad teams were behind

But want to catch up!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 13, 2014, 09:23:41 PM
Yeah i remember reading that Shelley/Nici came in 7th on the 1st leg as well. Im predicting another final 3 of couples again....  :gaah: :gaah: :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 13, 2014, 09:30:32 PM
Im praying we get some sightings tomorrow Im honestly more curious about where the next location is more so than who is left in the race  :tantrum :tantrum
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 13, 2014, 09:31:34 PM
I thought I'd pass along some information I found earlier. It's pretty iffy, but it appears that TAR may be going to Italy next. Most likely Sicily from what I could tell. Palermo and Ragusa were mentioned. I'd expect it would be tomorrow (actually later today Italian time), so people might want to keep their eyes and ears open for sightings in Italy or Sicily.

another europe again  ??? :(  ??? 

could it be the next "the amazing race" europe version ?!?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 13, 2014, 10:00:46 PM
Question about the picture currently labelled Ait Benhaddou. I don't know how to enlarge the picture but it looks like a plane taking off on the right side. If you look about an inch above the tiny staircase on the right there is an object at about a 45 degree angle, just perfect for a plane taking off. Can someone enlarge the picture and can this help locate where the major structure is?   ???
That does look like some sort of a jet to me as well, but it looks to be a smaller charter passenger jet or even a military jet, but not a scheduled passenger jet. The tail versus the fuselage appear too small to be used by a scheduled airline.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 10:15:57 PM
Question about the picture currently labelled Ait Benhaddou. I don't know how to enlarge the picture but it looks like a plane taking off on the right side. If you look about an inch above the tiny staircase on the right there is an object at about a 45 degree angle, just perfect for a plane taking off. Can someone enlarge the picture and can this help locate where the major structure is?   ???

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Marrakesh/planeques.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 13, 2014, 11:05:30 PM
The most common spec when spoilers are lost for a certain amount of time is TAR went to a location that has less people, less fans, less etc.

I'm gonna guess a new country, like Cyprus maybe. ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 13, 2014, 11:26:13 PM
I think we need to widen our search for Phil's Kasbah.

It makes perfect sense for TAR to go a different city/location for Morocco leg 2...and flights out of say...Casablanca could make the next leg easier.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryanisetiawan on June 14, 2014, 05:27:09 AM
We did not have many sightings recently. Does this mean they're going to a secluded or a very rural area
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 14, 2014, 08:45:05 AM
 :funny: Since we're grasping at straws, here's a tidbit of useless information y'all can run with.  The design on the so-called "Kasbah hotel" Phil sent us is similar to designs found in the Skoura area.  I did say it was useless info, right?   :snicker:  Yet another "red herring".   :res:

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 09:02:51 AM
We did not have many sightings recently. Does this mean they're going to a secluded or a very rural area

It means we ALL need to look harder.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 14, 2014, 09:24:10 AM
Phil has posted again... where is this??

http://instagram.com/p/pOjWFzR17m/ (http://instagram.com/p/pOjWFzR17m/)
 
(http://i61.[banned image hosting site].com/35ktmo6.jpg)
Can anyone zoom in to read the sign? Whatever language is on the sign might lead us to Phil's location.

EDIT: Nevermind; its too blurry.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 09:26:49 AM
Ok I see a Mercedes-Benz... Germany??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 09:31:32 AM
Is that it?? In Stuttgart
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 09:49:12 AM
Y'all aren't LISTENING.  :hhello:

For example:


Quote
Messina - Palermo (A20): the A20 highway is 182 Km long
and it is managed by CAS. It is a toll road. The freeway swing along the rocky
northern coast of Sicily and it has lots of viaducts and tunnels. Updated toll
prices are visible on the official website of CAS. At the beginning of 2012 the
price between Buonfornello (Palermo) and Messina nord was € 10.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 09:50:39 AM
nvm  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 09:51:27 AM
That is NOT it.... 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 09:53:17 AM
Oh no, I got so excited because it was the same sign... somewhere close though??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on June 14, 2014, 09:53:50 AM
I guess their going to sicily after all.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 09:56:49 AM
Yea I found a picture with the same sign on road in Palermo, Italy for sure. Plus the Mercedes must confirm it too
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Slowhatch on June 14, 2014, 10:01:14 AM
If you search for tunnel signs (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tunnel_signs), the closest matches come up for Italy.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 14, 2014, 10:02:21 AM
Pics comparisson:

(http://i61.[banned image hosting site].com/35ktmo6.jpg)

(http://i62.[banned image hosting site].com/121dc9d.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joeyslimo on June 14, 2014, 10:16:04 AM
So far who is still in the race??? :O
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 10:22:12 AM
So far who is still in the race??? :O

Read the spoilers maybe? :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Don Task on June 14, 2014, 10:26:36 AM
This is just the regular tunnel in mountainous Europe. Not the match.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 10:29:59 AM
This is cool. Messina to Palermo construction:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/TAR%2025%20Sicily/tunnels-horzmessina-palermo.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Wisnia on June 14, 2014, 10:34:23 AM
Welcome in Czech Republic <3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: csrosen93 on June 14, 2014, 01:02:22 PM
We are 7-8 legs in and still in Europe. I'm starting to think we will have a route that that does not circumnavigate the globe, but  instead loops back via South America for a Florida or Texas finish.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 01:17:59 PM
Hi! First time I'm posting on this foum because I heard TAR is in Italy.

I live near Palermo and that picture Phil posted matches perfectly with the tunnels here.   :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 01:24:43 PM
Oh my goodness!! HUGE :bigwelcome to you!!  We have reliable info that they will be filming around there, can you keep yours eyes open for us??

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 01:28:10 PM
Where would you want TAR to go??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 14, 2014, 01:30:49 PM
Hi! First time I'm posting on this foum because I heard TAR is in Italy.

I live near Palermo and that picture Phil posted matches perfectly with the tunnels here.   :conf:

Which tunnel?  There are 100's !  I've spent the morning driving all around Sicily and I can't find that exact tunnel!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 01:33:19 PM
Hi! First time I'm posting on this foum because I heard TAR is in Italy.

I live near Palermo and that picture Phil posted matches perfectly with the tunnels here.   :conf:

Which tunnel?  There are 100's !  I've spent the morning driving all around Sicily and I can find that exact tunnel!

You mean cannot right? I have seen 1000 kasbahs and 500 tunnels, but so far Phil 2:Peach 0

Yes if you know that exact tunnel, we would love a pic and location....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 01:45:28 PM
Thank you! I don't know which tunnel is because, as you said, there are a lot!

I'm keeping my eyes open and as soon as I know something I will tell you!   :<3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
Well, these are the must have bits:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/TAR%2025%20Sicily/tunnelwhere.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 01:51:09 PM
Tunnel would be fun, but the important thing is where that tunnel takes us! Hopefully Palermo and/or Ragusa....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 02:11:16 PM
I think I found it!
A19 Palermo - Catania
Termini Imerese PA

https://www.google.it/maps/@37.992057,13.652711,3a,75y,160.14h,82.49t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s6Av4UI8FyKFehiBXbcus5Q!2e0

(http://i57.[banned image hosting site].com/2ufbk14.png)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 02:14:53 PM
and THAT is a MATCH!! :hearts:

So...where is it going??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 14, 2014, 02:15:58 PM
I think I found it!
A19 Palermo - Catania
Termini Imerese PA

https://www.google.it/maps/@37.992057,13.652711,3a,75y,160.14h,82.49t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s6Av4UI8FyKFehiBXbcus5Q!2e0

Nice work!  I missed that one!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 14, 2014, 02:17:04 PM
 :conf: Yes!!! Thank you EvilexElf 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 14, 2014, 02:19:29 PM
EvilexElf will correct if not, but the sea is on the left, so probably in direction to Messina/Catania?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 02:21:22 PM
Gotta love how Phil edited out the flaming GREAT BIG A19 on the road!! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 02:22:46 PM
I think they arrived at Falcone–Borsellino Airport and then went to East Sicily.. maybe Messina?

Alenaveda you are correct!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamzie on June 14, 2014, 02:35:03 PM
Isn't it a little disappointing that they are mostly staying in Europe this many legs in?
So many countries and so many opportunities. Is the budget that tight this season? 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 02:35:37 PM
Map
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 02:38:22 PM
Isn't it a little disappointing that they are mostly staying in Europe this many legs in?
So many countries and so many opportunities. Is the budget that tight this season?  mostly

Actually I am thrilled with the route this season. New places, cool tasks and MOROCCO!! SICILY!!!  :luvu: :luvu:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 02:45:32 PM
Okay...what we don't yet know is where that tunnel fits on the map. Before or after the turnoff to Messina?

Phil could have just arrived and be on the way to the first location.

He could equally as well be leaving Palermo after the first leg, and heading?>> ____________???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 02:57:57 PM
Okay I think thanks to the little google man that Phil was about here...so could be heading any direction.

Any reason to go to that other airport? Termini Imerese? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 03:02:48 PM
Okay I think thanks to the little google man that Phil was about here...so could be heading any direction.

Any reason to go to that other airport? Termini Imerese? ???

Yes they could be heading any direction..

I think the reason they arrived at Palermo Airport is they did a task near there..


Palermo Airport -> Palermo or near -> Catania/Messina -> Catania Airport.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 03:09:27 PM
Is Termini Imerese a passenger airport?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
Is Termini Imerese a passenger airport?

No
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 03:24:25 PM
Big news.

My brother works at the airport and he saw cameramen yesterday morning around 8am (italian time)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 03:26:40 PM
Okay good.

What we DON"T know is

1) Did Phil arrive yesterday, do a leg today in Palermo, and now be on his way to the next leg or transport to ___?

2) Did Phil JUST arrive, and is now on his way to the first location?

Palermo was of the areas we expected filming...so am sorry to seeing Phil already heading AWAY from there!

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 03:34:01 PM
I asked him if he saw people with same t-shirt color and he said he did not pay attention..
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 03:38:05 PM
Big news.

My brother works at the airport and he saw cameran yesterday morning around 8am (italian time)

Oh wow!! Ask him what exactly he saw.... please!?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 03:40:40 PM
Hmmmm. that would mean a leg yesterday....why would Phil be hanging around today? A second leg just finishing?

Or he took that pic when he arrived and just now posted it, lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: maf on June 14, 2014, 03:42:46 PM
Gotta love how Phil edited out the flaming GREAT BIG A19 on the road!! :lol3:

I hope you are sarcastic, because the A19 is added by Google Streetview and not present on the actual road  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: EvilxElf on June 14, 2014, 03:43:20 PM
Considering it's about 11pm now in Italy they arrived about 39 hours ago.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 14, 2014, 03:44:51 PM
Didn't the teams drive at least part of this route on a past visit to Sicily? I seem to recall teams having to drive from one side of Sicily to the other, and back. (Yep, leg 4 of season 9)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 03:59:53 PM
Gotta love how Phil edited out the flaming GREAT BIG A19 on the road!! :lol3:

I hope you are sarcastic, because the A19 is added by Google Streetview and not present on the actual road  ;)

 :funny: :funny: :funny: ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Leilani on June 14, 2014, 05:20:38 PM
Hmmmm. that would mean a leg yesterday....why would Phil be hanging around today? A second leg just finishing?

Or he took that pic when he arrived and just now posted it, lol

I'm wondering if he's toying with us and posting pics after he gets to the next location.  Not to sound suspicious or anything, but it still seems strange to me that they're giving us so much info while the race is going.  Then again there could be nothing to see here and it could just be that I've already forgotten what we've had to work with during previous races.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 05:24:13 PM
I do think they have decided that a little spoiler fun is FUN for them as well. Just look at the open NYC start...who woulda thunk that a few years back? And cast/locations just really make people MORE interested not less. I think it is brilliant.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 14, 2014, 06:16:07 PM
Agreed, it's wonderful - very tantalising! And wow, what a season, Peach is right! NYC! MOROCCO! OXFORD! SHETLANDS! DENMARK! SICILY! VIRGIN ISLANDS!

So where are we with Legs?

1) NYC and Virgin Islands
2) Oxford
3) Shetland Islands
4) Denmark (and Sweden?)
5) Morocco
6) Morocco
7) Sicily

Are we at 7 or 8 legs?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: smiley on June 14, 2014, 06:19:06 PM
If they are in Malta <33333
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Don Task on June 14, 2014, 06:20:11 PM
If they are in Malta, tell me. Right now I am @ Luqa Airport, Malta. Seen nothing suspicious...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 14, 2014, 06:21:06 PM
Kiwi Jay that route looks pretty accurate to me, only thing that we never cleared up were the Denmark/Sweden being one leg or two seperate legs, if they are two seperate legs then that would make Sicily Leg 8  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 14, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
Don Task - the lady is saying they are in the streets of Valetta - however, it is 1.25am...it is plausible given them being sited in Sicily...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 14, 2014, 06:24:45 PM
YEESSSS finally LIVE SIGHTINGS IN MALTA :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :conf: :conf: :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Don Task on June 14, 2014, 06:31:55 PM
I think there is equilizer somewhere. I will go to the Valetta center at 5 am and will try to locate them. Right now there is 1:30 and i think everything is closed.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 14, 2014, 06:36:38 PM
Spoiler indicated they were headed away from Ferry Terminal and headed towards Castille (a hotel?) in the Valletta district of Malta.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 14, 2014, 06:39:01 PM
The green team spotted in Malta im thinking must be either Keith/Whitney or the wrestlers, I think, unless racers changed into different color clothing ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 14, 2014, 06:39:59 PM
Gosh, I promise I have been in that same exact spot as the pic taken.

FMI, W&J Coppini & Co are some financial services, with 4 different offices around Malta. That one is clearly the one in Valetta.

My uncle also went to Malta a long time ago, and he went via Palermo, so there should probably still be direct flights from Palermo to Valletta. If they went by ferry, then it is another chance. Mediterranean legs <3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 14, 2014, 06:43:50 PM
Remember the pic from A19 from Phil today. We spec about his destiny between Messina and Catania. Ferries to Malta depart from Catania (at least all the ones I've been consulting till now).  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 14, 2014, 06:59:24 PM
I do think they have decided that a little spoiler fun is FUN for them as well. Just look at the open NYC start...who woulda thunk that a few years back? And cast/locations just really make people MORE interested not less. I think it is brilliant.

Peach, you know I've been saying this for years, and I cannot tell you how pleased I am to see that, for at least this season, TPTB are trying it out. I think it does help the buzz factor even though most of the TV critics try to avoid spoilers like the plague, and don't know how to make sense of it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on June 14, 2014, 07:00:25 PM
It seems likely if they came by ferry, it is through Catania. time matches fairly well too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 07:04:24 PM
Can someone get those schedules up in Transport thread? Thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 14, 2014, 08:21:05 PM

 :)  Just some location info for that Malta spoiler pix in Valletta. 

W&J Coppini & Co (Valletta office)  is located at 58, Merchants Street, Valletta VLT 1173, Malta

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ATF on June 14, 2014, 09:20:51 PM
 :yess: The Red team has been seen in Malta, great to see the firefighters still in it.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 09:25:48 PM
No, the "red" team (it was very dark, colors are unclear), had at least one woman.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ATF on June 14, 2014, 09:32:18 PM
Hoping the firefighters are still are in it though.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 14, 2014, 09:39:39 PM
 :hello2: ATF.  :welcome2: to the R.F.F.!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 09:42:47 PM
The only other red team is Amy & Maya, so can I be excited that they may still be on the race?  :luvya: I don't think we've seen any other team wearing red before
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 09:46:06 PM
Again , it was very dark. The sighter is not entirely sure of the colors.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 14, 2014, 09:55:29 PM
Keep in mind color clothing the racers wear can change.  I really dont think the firefighters are still around those guys are big and would really stand out just my two cents  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on June 14, 2014, 10:30:20 PM
The ferry race, at least two so far. Also Island race, several islands too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 10:48:08 PM
What do we think we will see? I vote for the Bell Tower for Pitstop!

And hoping they do something in the Blue Grotto.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 14, 2014, 11:00:13 PM
Great minds think alike! :lol:

ROUTE INFO:  "FLY TO THE CITY WHERE IS LOCATED THE ONLY SIGNED WORK IN THE WORLD OF CARAVAGGIO AND GO TO THE PLACE WHERE IS DISPLAYED.”
Teams must now discover that they have to fly almost 995 miles to the capital of the island of Malta, Valletta. After landing, they had to go to the place where is displayed the only one work of Caravaggio signed in the world, the Co-Cathedral of St. John.

DETOUR:  "ON THE GROUND OR IN THE WATER"
Teams must choose now between two activities related to the many ones visited by tourists in Malta. The choices:  "On the ground" or "In the water".
"In the water" requires teams to travel to Blue Grotto, a paradisiac cave on the maltese shore near the town of Qrendi. Once there, they have to take a leap from a cliff at 131 feet high to the Mediterranean sea and swim into the cave to retrieve their next clue

ROUTE INFO:  "DRIVE YOURSELVES TO THE NEXT PIT STOP, SIEGE BELL WAR MEMORIAL."
Teams must now drive themselves to the Siege Bell War Memorial. This memorial build to honor the memories of the soldiers who fell protecting the island during the World War II is the Pit Stop of this leg of the race.  The last team to check in there, may be eliminated.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 14, 2014, 11:10:25 PM
Night leg?  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ianthebalance on June 14, 2014, 11:20:52 PM
So is this the route so far? Or am I missing something
1: US Virgin Islands
2: England
3: Scotland
4: Sweden
5: Denmark
6: Morocco
7: Morocco
8: Malta
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2014, 11:24:01 PM
You missed Sicily!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 14, 2014, 11:25:43 PM
I would say ianthebalance

1: NYC to Virgin Islands
2: England
3: Scotland
4: Denmark & Sweden
5: Morocco
6: Morocco
7: Sicily
8: Malta
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ianthebalance on June 14, 2014, 11:30:00 PM
When was Sicily proven?  :o
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 15, 2014, 12:27:54 AM
Something tells me they already got their clue after HoO, seems like sunrise already hit Valletta..
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 15, 2014, 01:33:46 AM
Great minds think alike! :lol:

ROUTE INFO:  "FLY TO THE CITY WHERE IS LOCATED THE ONLY SIGNED WORK IN THE WORLD OF CARAVAGGIO AND GO TO THE PLACE WHERE IS DISPLAYED.”
Teams must now discover that they have to fly almost 995 miles to the capital of the island of Malta, Valletta. After landing, they had to go to the place where is displayed the only one work of Caravaggio signed in the world, the Co-Cathedral of St. John.

DETOUR:  "ON THE GROUND OR IN THE WATER"
Teams must choose now between two activities related to the many ones visited by tourists in Malta. The choices:  "On the ground" or "In the water".
"In the water" requires teams to travel to Blue Grotto, a paradisiac cave on the maltese shore near the town of Qrendi. Once there, they have to take a leap from a cliff at 131 feet high to the Mediterranean sea and swim into the cave to retrieve their next clue
...and for "on the ground" task, dear  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Loken on June 15, 2014, 02:52:45 AM
could the route be like

1.Virgin Islands
2.England
3.Scotland
4.Denmark>Sweden
5.Denmark
6.Morocco
7.Morocco
8.Sicily > Malta
9.Asia (India)
10.Asia (Philippines)
11.Asia (Philippines)
12.Asia > USA
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 15, 2014, 03:19:45 AM
When was Sicily proven?  :o

A few pages back in the Speculation thread, EvilxElf reported that his brother had seen them at the airport in Palermo. Also that they had done a task near there. Also, Phil tweeted a picture taken on a Sicilian highway.

Good thing too. I was beginning to worry that my information was wrong.  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 15, 2014, 07:12:28 AM
Great minds think alike! :lol:

ROUTE INFO:  "FLY TO THE CITY WHERE IS LOCATED THE ONLY SIGNED WORK IN THE WORLD OF CARAVAGGIO AND GO TO THE PLACE WHERE IS DISPLAYED.”
Teams must now discover that they have to fly almost 995 miles to the capital of the island of Malta, Valletta. After landing, they had to go to the place where is displayed the only one work of Caravaggio signed in the world, the Co-Cathedral of St. John.

DETOUR:  "ON THE GROUND OR IN THE WATER"
Teams must choose now between two activities related to the many ones visited by tourists in Malta. The choices:  "On the ground" or "In the water".
"In the water" requires teams to travel to Blue Grotto, a paradisiac cave on the maltese shore near the town of Qrendi. Once there, they have to take a leap from a cliff at 131 feet high to the Mediterranean sea and swim into the cave to retrieve their next clue

ROUTE INFO:  "DRIVE YOURSELVES TO THE NEXT PIT STOP, SIEGE BELL WAR MEMORIAL."
Teams must now drive themselves to the Siege Bell War Memorial. This memorial build to honor the memories of the soldiers who fell protecting the island during the World War II is the Pit Stop of this leg of the race.  The last team to check in there, may be eliminated.

Awesome Detour task for "ItW"!!! :conf: This Detour reminds me of the good ol' pioneer seasons with the contradicting "Land or Water" tasks.

How did you find out the clue, Alenaveda?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 15, 2014, 07:33:35 AM
Great minds think alike! :lol:

ROUTE INFO:  "FLY TO THE CITY WHERE IS LOCATED THE ONLY SIGNED WORK IN THE WORLD OF CARAVAGGIO AND GO TO THE PLACE WHERE IS DISPLAYED.”
Teams must now discover that they have to fly almost 995 miles to the capital of the island of Malta, Valletta. After landing, they had to go to the place where is displayed the only one work of Caravaggio signed in the world, the Co-Cathedral of St. John.

DETOUR:  "ON THE GROUND OR IN THE WATER"
Teams must choose now between two activities related to the many ones visited by tourists in Malta. The choices:  "On the ground" or "In the water".
"In the water" requires teams to travel to Blue Grotto, a paradisiac cave on the maltese shore near the town of Qrendi. Once there, they have to take a leap from a cliff at 131 feet high to the Mediterranean sea and swim into the cave to retrieve their next clue
...and for "on the ground" task, dear  :conf:

Teams also had to go to Qrendi and find the Mqluba, a nearby giant whole with a dense forest inside where they should search for an envelope with the next clue.

But if you want to know more, this is the link of the game race summary:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,28163.msg818665.html#msg818665
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 15, 2014, 08:04:29 AM
that means there's CBS crew in here.....  :hearts: :conf:  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 15, 2014, 09:13:06 AM
Guys,,,that is from Alenaveda's OWN GAME!!   :groan:
 
That is NOT the TAR 25 clues!  For heaven's sake....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 15, 2014, 11:55:12 AM
Guys,,,that is from Alenaveda's OWN GAME!!   :groan:
 
That is NOT the TAR 25 clues!  For heaven's sake....

just joking around, peach.....  :yess: :tantrum :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on June 15, 2014, 12:03:39 PM
4 island legs so far, it will be interesting to see if this continues.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 15, 2014, 12:52:18 PM
Remember, Times Square is on Manhattan Island, and Flushing Meadow is on Long Island!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 15, 2014, 01:28:51 PM
also Copenhagen is on an island, actually two islands.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 15, 2014, 01:43:56 PM
Guys,,,that is from Alenaveda's OWN GAME!!   :groan:
 
That is NOT the TAR 25 clues!  For heaven's sake....
:-[ Now I feel embarrassed searching for the Maltese sightings for a good three hours. :stare
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 15, 2014, 01:51:23 PM
Rachel...

THERE WAS A WHOLE LEG IN  MALTA!

But...we do NOT know where they went or what they did. The info on locations  above was just from Alenaveda's game...all good places but no proof for TAR 25.

Looking is good, I did for about 24 hours, lol.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 15, 2014, 01:55:02 PM
^^ That was referred to Peach talking about her wish for Blue Grotto and the Bell Tower in the leg and how I used both of them in my game.  :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 15, 2014, 01:56:00 PM
Rachel...

THERE WAS A WHOLE LEG IN  MALTA!

But...we do NOT know where they went or what they did. The info on locations  above was just from Alenaveda's game...all good places but no proof for TAR 25.

Looking is good, I did for about 24 hours, lol.
Alright, thanks Peach. Just got befuddled with the game route and the post afterward. :waves: So excited for a finally new country!

I'll keep on researching.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 15, 2014, 02:54:29 PM
Alenaveda's route was awesome, hope the real TAR deal is as good!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: halfass09 on June 15, 2014, 07:24:47 PM
So with likely only 4 legs left in the race, I believe it's very likely that the next 3 legs will be in Asia with the final leg in the USA.
I don't believe they will visit the Middle East, since Morocco has already been visited. Also, I don't think Australia or Oceania will be visited as they have already visited quite a few English speaking countries and the Caribbean. I have a list of 5 countries below that are very likely to be visited.

India - Always possible for TAR to visit India. Bangalore is a possible destination. Never been visited and TAR could build tasks involving Bangalore's IT industry.
Nepal - Never been visited by TAR. Would be amazing if they visited Nepal, but I think it is the least likely country of the group.
Laos - Never been visited by TAR. Cancelled leg a few years back. Long Overdue.
Philippines - Only been visited once back in TAR5. Long Overdue. Manila & other island destinations. Easy flights back to US.
South Korea - Last time visited was TAR17. Seoul + Suwon possible destinations. Easy flights back to US.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selkie on June 15, 2014, 07:37:30 PM
I'd love to see either Nepal or Bhutan, which gets more and more pro-tourism every year.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Wisnia on June 15, 2014, 07:42:35 PM
Please belong to Poland will be next destination
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 15, 2014, 08:44:20 PM
I think they are going to China again  :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 15, 2014, 09:09:23 PM
The island theme almost worked had it not been for Sweden/Denmark and Morocco :[
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 15, 2014, 09:18:58 PM
The island theme almost worked had it not been for Sweden/Denmark and Morocco :[

Copenhagen's on an island :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Loken on June 15, 2014, 09:37:13 PM
If the Island theme continues then Sri Lanka Indonesia, Philippines are MOST LIKELY.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 15, 2014, 09:37:58 PM
If the Island theme continues then Sri Lanka Indonesia, Philippines are MOST LIKELY.

We need Jeju Island kthx.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Loken on June 15, 2014, 09:45:18 PM
Or.. it could be Bahrain to Philippines x2 .. i feel like Philippines gonna b visited if not.. Then ^ South Korea
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 15, 2014, 10:08:36 PM
I have a feeling of an India-Philippines-South Korea for Legs 9-11 :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Air on June 15, 2014, 10:21:49 PM
I have a feeling of an India-Philippines-South Korea for Legs 9-11 :P

This is actually fab and I love it and want it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 15, 2014, 10:27:41 PM
I have a feeling of an India-Philippines-South Korea for Legs 9-11 :P

Bangalore for India and "My ox is broken" switchback for the Philippines. Please and thank you.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: cbacbacba1 on June 15, 2014, 10:31:04 PM
I think they are going to China again  :ascared
I have a strong feeling that they are coming to Hong Kong this season
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 15, 2014, 10:35:07 PM
I think they are going to China again  :ascared
I have a strong feeling that they are coming to Hong Kong this season

And what exactly is wrong with China? We CAN have good China legs (TAR18).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Caelestor on June 15, 2014, 10:43:32 PM
I'm liking this island-edition, TAR 3/6/12 style route, which is actually solid budget-wise. To recap:

Leg 1 (5/31): US Virgin Islands
Leg 2 (6/2-3): England
Leg 3 (6/5): Shetland Islands
Leg 4 (6/7): Denmark/Sweden (it should be one leg, since only four days separate Leg 3 and Morocco)
Leg 5 (6/9): Morocco
Leg 6 (6/11): Morocco
Leg 7 (6/13): Sicily
Leg 8 (6/15): Malta

It's time for the race to leave Europe with a three-leg sprint across Asia. I'm favoring India/Philippines, but this route has surprised me. Hong Kong or Macau could be a definite possibility based off the island theme. Is it also time for a Seattle finish?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 15, 2014, 10:44:46 PM
Hi! I have been TAR fan since TAR 17 from Camarines Sur, Philippines!... I am looking forward to see TAR 25 en route to Albay, Philippines doing the Jig or Pig again.. Hahaha... Albay is a province just beside ours... Batanes is also nice  island in the north near Taiwan but not accessible to plane. Laoag and Vigan are the nearest places to go there and can be possible choices.  Palawan is also a good choice but was visited before. Corregidor Island is a historic place and just a ferry away in Manila. Boracay Island is also a good choice since this place is the number one tourist destination during summer months but summer has just ended here. Or Caramoan Island (same with Survivor) in our province. Hoping to see Philippines in TAR :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 15, 2014, 11:04:26 PM
If the Island theme continues then Sri Lanka Indonesia, Philippines are MOST LIKELY.

We need Jeju Island kthx.

And don't forget Singapore, its a city-state nation but its truly an island.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 15, 2014, 11:16:33 PM
 :welcome: to RFF, junkster_ph!! :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kamineko on June 16, 2014, 01:27:41 AM
Don't forget Maldives too... :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 16, 2014, 01:46:06 AM
I have a feeling of an India-Philippines-South Korea for Legs 9-11 :P
India - Philippines x2 - Korea - San Francisco please!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RealityFan37 on June 16, 2014, 03:50:22 AM
If there is an Island theme then surely the Finish Line needs to be on one too../
Any spec for a location?
Alcatraz?
Hawaii?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 16, 2014, 04:11:56 AM
Just looking at some escape flights from Europe to some SE Asian Islands..........

London Heathrow    6 non stops to Singapore
                             8 non stops to Hong Kong

Frankfurt                3 non stops to Singapore
                             2 non stops to Hong Kong

Amsterdam            2 non stops to Singapore
                            2 non stops to Hong Kong

Munich                  1 non stop to Singapore
                            1 non stop to  Hong Kong

Paris                     2 non stops to Singapore
                            3 non stops to Hong Kong

Milan                    1 non stop to Singapore
                            1 non stop to Hong Kong

Istanbul                2 non stops to Singapore
                           1 non stop to Hong Kong

Zurich                  2 non stops to Singapore
                           1 non stop to Hong Kong

Hong Kong gives good access to the Philippines or Taiwan. Singapore gives good access to Australia and New Zealand.

One of the London/Singapore flights is actually a London to Sydney flight.....with a 2-3 hour refueling stop in Singapore.               
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 16, 2014, 05:35:39 AM
If there is an Island theme then surely the Finish Line needs to be on one too../
Any spec for a location?
Alcatraz?
Hawaii?
Yes Alcatraz! I've been trying to figure out a Final Leg in San Francisco lately.
Maybe a final memory task on Yerba Buena Island, the brand new Bay Bridge in the background, and teams then have to take a boat or jetski to Alcatraz where they'd have to look for the Finish Line.

Angel Island in SF Bay would be stunning too.  :hearts:

For a San Francisco Finish Line, it would make sense for Korea to be the final country.  Direct flights from Seoul get in midday at SFO while the direct flight from Manila arrives in the evening, unless they connect through Japan or even China which would just prolong the travel time an extra day.
The other direct flight from Manila to the US?  LAX, arriving in the morning.   :grins:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 16, 2014, 07:28:23 AM
Please everyone help watch twitter closely today? They may have already been traveling about 6+ hours, sightings could happen any time!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Brannockdevice on June 16, 2014, 11:43:54 AM
If Malta is leg 8 or 9, doesn't that give them only two or three legs to get all the way across Asia to the West Coast? Do you think they could pull that off?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: grace on June 16, 2014, 12:35:41 PM
If there is an Island theme then surely the Finish Line needs to be on one too../
Any spec for a location?
Alcatraz?
Hawaii?

Plenty of islands around Seattle if it's a Seattle finish: Bainbridge Island, Mercer Island, Vashon Island, Blake Island.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Caelestor on June 16, 2014, 01:45:43 PM
If Malta is leg 8 or 9, doesn't that give them only two or three legs to get all the way across Asia to the West Coast? Do you think they could pull that off?

Malta is probably leg 8, which leaves 3 Asian legs. TAR 3, 12 and 20 also did this, so it's definitely doable.

If the producers are going for all islands, Singapore should be the next country to look at. Afterwards, Jeju, and Philippines should all definitely be examined very closely.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: docol on June 16, 2014, 02:39:40 PM
EDITED...

TARLA Clues Envelopes vs TAR Clues envelopes..! Any difference?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 16, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
It could be either one
I checked one episode of last season of TARLA and TAR24 and the clues are the same
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 16, 2014, 03:00:30 PM
I believe most of the regional editions of TAR use the exact same clue envelopes.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Vitoko on June 16, 2014, 03:02:49 PM
Edit:

Right now, theres is no difference between TARLA and TAR... same envelope IIRC
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: runningblind on June 16, 2014, 03:10:29 PM
If Malta is leg 8 or 9, doesn't that give them only two or three legs to get all the way across Asia to the West Coast? Do you think they could pull that off?

Malta is probably leg 8, which leaves 3 Asian legs. TAR 3, 12 and 20 also did this, so it's definitely doable.

If the producers are going for all islands, Singapore should be the next country to look at. Afterwards, Jeju, and Philippines should all definitely be examined very closely.

Islands theme is a nice one but.. . Sweden, Morocco?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 16, 2014, 03:19:28 PM
I'm posting this here rather than in live sightings as I don't think this is as significant as Phil's other recent tweets.


Phil Keoghan @PhilKeoghan  ·  5h
Spectacular train footage from #NewZealand @PureNewZealand http://safeshare.tv/w/DYEsPODBwX


It's a video of a train plowing through deep snow. It could be a hint about going to New Zealand, but I'd need more evidence before I get too excited about this.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 16, 2014, 03:33:09 PM
I'm posting this here rather than in live sightings as I don't think this is as significant as Phil's other recent tweets.


Phil Keoghan @PhilKeoghan  ·  5h
Spectacular train footage from #NewZealand @PureNewZealand http://safeshare.tv/w/DYEsPODBwX


It's a video of a train plowing through deep snow. It could be a hint about going to New Zealand, but I'd need more evidence before I get too excited about this.
Auckland > San Francisco nonstop arrives midday too  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: taylorshank on June 16, 2014, 03:48:49 PM
Singapore/Manila/LA
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 16, 2014, 05:16:12 PM
I'm posting this here rather than in live sightings as I don't think this is as significant as Phil's other recent tweets.


Phil Keoghan @PhilKeoghan  ·  5h
Spectacular train footage from #NewZealand @PureNewZealand http://safeshare.tv/w/DYEsPODBwX


It's a video of a train plowing through deep snow. It could be a hint about going to New Zealand, but I'd need more evidence before I get too excited about this.

Well we haven't had a winter NZ Leg before..
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 16, 2014, 05:41:49 PM
wow New Zealand?  That would be nice but i dunno guys NZ is very far from Malta..  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joeyslimo on June 16, 2014, 05:49:47 PM
That tweet that was just posted apparently she is from Malaysia according to her facebook page :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 16, 2014, 06:12:15 PM
That tweet that was just posted apparently she is from Malaysia according to her facebook page :)

i think what she means is from previously season when the amazing race visited Sabah-Malaysia (if it really about the amazing race).  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 16, 2014, 06:35:35 PM
Well no live sights, so I guess they went to India since it is hard to be spoiled
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TheRabbi on June 16, 2014, 06:42:59 PM
I wonder if possibly the Friday night budget cuts could mean we have a TAR7 type of map, where they don't cross the Pacific, and maybe a couple legs in South America before heading back to the US?  I know its probably unlikely with the World Cup dominating Brazil and Chile just getting visited, but never know about Argentina or something.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 16, 2014, 08:01:54 PM
I really hope there will be a PH leg this season. Back in TAR 5, 10 years ago, I was only 9 years old. I only knew about The Amazing Race starting Season 13, so yeah, it would be electrifying and exciting seeing any type of TARUS sighting in my country.   :yess:  :yess:
(Although we have our own version of TAR, it is different to have sightings of TARUS haha)  :wohoo:  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 16, 2014, 08:18:09 PM
I don't think they are going there due to travel warnings
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 16, 2014, 08:28:04 PM
:welcome: to RFF,rakionn11!! Glad you are here!:waves:

And since we lost 2 Philippines legs last season, who knows? We might never see them again like Tanzania and Laos...or we could get them right back with a lovely switchback! TAR 5....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: smiley on June 16, 2014, 08:31:26 PM
:welcome: to RFF,rakionn11!! Glad you are here!:waves:

And since we lost 2 Philippines legs last season, who knows? We might never see them again like Tanzania and Laos...or we could get them right back with a lovely switchback! TAR 5....

are you sure we didn't get the lost Tanzania leg in TAR20?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 16, 2014, 08:47:31 PM
where in Laos was a leg planned but canceled? Luang Prabang?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Caelestor on June 16, 2014, 08:49:32 PM
I wonder if possibly the Friday night budget cuts could mean we have a TAR7 type of map, where they don't cross the Pacific, and maybe a couple legs in South America before heading back to the US?  I know its probably unlikely with the World Cup dominating Brazil and Chile just getting visited, but never know about Argentina or something.

A Caribbean start and the close proximity of the countries up to Leg 8 is a pretty good use of the budget that recalls TAR 12 imo.

If Malta is leg 8 or 9, doesn't that give them only two or three legs to get all the way across Asia to the West Coast? Do you think they could pull that off?

Malta is probably leg 8, which leaves 3 Asian legs. TAR 3, 12 and 20 also did this, so it's definitely doable.

If the producers are going for all islands, Singapore should be the next country to look at. Afterwards, Jeju, and Philippines should all definitely be examined very closely.

Islands theme is a nice one but.. . Sweden, Morocco?

Can't have every leg be an island, but you can notice a definite theme. See TAR 2's southern hemisphere and TAR 7's British Commonwealth routes.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 16, 2014, 11:35:40 PM
Santiago makes NO sense.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 17, 2014, 12:15:54 AM
Santiago makes NO sense.

Santiago?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 12:23:21 AM
Santiago makes NO sense.

No, that's is San Diego in California. I think it makes no sense, too but maybe it will be the finish line?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 12:31:31 AM
oops, misread that one!

San Diego would be great , but it is just too soon. Even if we have missed a leg or even two...still too soon.
has to be something local...

Could someone please go ask? Need exact time, and hopefully a picture. Ask if there were cameras. The clue boxes are all guarded by someone in production, ask about that...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 12:34:36 AM
urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt---Do they use clue boxes?

http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/calendar/index.php/name/Amazing-Scavenger-Hunt-Adventure-San-Diego/event/24944/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 12:43:05 AM
Yeah, it's too soon. I don't know if something for the finish line can be prepare this early but no harm for asking them if it's real or not.
So sorry because I cannot access to my instagram right now to do it. Please someone  :<3

Edit: I asked her. Hope that she will reply soon.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 17, 2014, 07:19:38 AM
I like the island theme idea. I also want the Philippines to be visited soon. I'm guessing right now that TAR's trying to skip Asia. (because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS Thread) If Asia is skipped this season, I hope they really visit the Philippines soon, perhaps the next season. :)
Anyway, on to my spec. Because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS thread, I think they'll be heading off to SouthAm or Oceania. If not, they could also head south to Africa, where spoilers are hard to get. ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 17, 2014, 07:23:04 AM
I like the island theme idea. I also want the Philippines to be visited soon. I'm guessing right now that TAR's trying to skip Asia. (because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS Thread) If Asia is skipped this season, I hope they really visit the Philippines soon, perhaps the next season. :)
Anyway, on to my spec. Because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS thread, I think they'll be heading off to SouthAm or Oceania. If not, they could also head south to Africa, where spoilers are hard to get. ;)

I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt they would follow stuff from that thread to be honest. They MAY read it, but that doesn't mean they're gonna follow every single thing in that thread. :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: chkl on June 17, 2014, 07:29:28 AM
Bertram van Munster was in Manila a couple of months ago for a meeting re: TAR PH season 2. Watch this video of van Munster saying "we've been in the Philippines several times, I think it's time we would come back" (watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQfonAL8SCs). Reading between the lines, maybe he was in the PH to scout some locations for TAR25.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 17, 2014, 07:31:24 AM
I like the island theme idea. I also want the Philippines to be visited soon. I'm guessing right now that TAR's trying to skip Asia. (because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS Thread) If Asia is skipped this season, I hope they really visit the Philippines soon, perhaps the next season. :)
Anyway, on to my spec. Because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS thread, I think they'll be heading off to SouthAm or Oceania. If not, they could also head south to Africa, where spoilers are hard to get. ;)

This thread is not the be all and end all for TAR25, there is a very slim chance of CBS reading one thread on one forum in the first place, and besides, they have a fanbase of 10+ million around the world, they won't listen to 100+ users on a single forum - they may consider things that are posted, but not completely tailor a route around it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 17, 2014, 07:37:56 AM
I like the island theme idea. I also want the Philippines to be visited soon. I'm guessing right now that TAR's trying to skip Asia. (because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS Thread) If Asia is skipped this season, I hope they really visit the Philippines soon, perhaps the next season. :)
Anyway, on to my spec. Because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS thread, I think they'll be heading off to SouthAm or Oceania. If not, they could also head south to Africa, where spoilers are hard to get. ;)

I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt they would follow stuff from that thread to be honest. They MAY read it, but that doesn't mean they're gonna follow every single thing in that thread. :P

I doubt they would follow EVERYTHING. (I doubt they're following the light box from the earlier seasons, and I don't think they followed the classic format on the 1st leg, and there are definitely a lot more.) This is just a spec. We wouldn't know if TAR decided to do this after reading the thread. :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 17, 2014, 07:42:00 AM
I like the island theme idea. I also want the Philippines to be visited soon. I'm guessing right now that TAR's trying to skip Asia. (because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS Thread) If Asia is skipped this season, I hope they really visit the Philippines soon, perhaps the next season. :)
Anyway, on to my spec. Because of the suggestion from the CVWLTS thread, I think they'll be heading off to SouthAm or Oceania. If not, they could also head south to Africa, where spoilers are hard to get. ;)

This thread is not the be all and end all for TAR25, there is a very slim chance of CBS reading one thread on one forum in the first place, and besides, they have a fanbase of 10+ million around the world, they won't listen to 100+ users on a single forum - they may consider things that are posted, but not completely tailor a route around it.

They most likely read that thread. That's what I assume, but I can not confirm. Anyway, this is just a spec.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 17, 2014, 07:44:11 AM
Bertram van Munster was in Manila a couple of months ago for a meeting re: TAR PH season 2. Watch this video of van Munster saying "we've been in the Philippines several times, I think it's time we would come back" (watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQfonAL8SCs). Reading between the lines, maybe he was in the PH to scout some locations for TAR25.

 :hello2: and :bigwelcome to RFF, chkl!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 17, 2014, 07:44:26 AM
The thing is, you keep on mentioning and mentioning the thread almost everyday when TAR25 goes on a new location so yes, it may be spec, but it's VERY UNLIKELY spec.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 17, 2014, 07:48:43 AM
Well, if they don't include a PH leg this season :tantrum, I hope that it will be next season (the 26th season is already confirmed right? :conf:).
On the case of the travel warning for the PH, I think it's only limited in the southern part and not in the northern part. So they're free to race here in the northern Philippines right? :snicker:

I also read that TAR has been renewed for two seasons. Does it include the 25th season in those "two" or wass it referring to 26th and 27th?  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 17, 2014, 07:52:19 AM
The thing is, you keep on mentioning and mentioning the thread almost everyday when TAR25 goes on a new location so yes, it may be spec, but it's VERY UNLIKELY spec.

 :funny: Yeah, I know I'm annoying. Peace! :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 17, 2014, 07:55:08 AM
Well, if they don't include a PH leg this season :tantrum, I hope that it will be next season (the 26th season is already confirmed right? :conf:).
On the case of the travel warning for the PH, I think it's only limited in the southern part and not in the northern part. So they're free to race here in the northern Philippines right? :snicker:

I also read that TAR has been renewed for two seasons. Does it include the 25th season in those "two" or wass it referring to 26th and 27th?  :hearts:

Since there are only 3 legs left, in case they visit Asia, I think the Philippines will have 1 leg only, the penultimate one. I think it's gonna be like this because from Europe... it'd be too far for TAR to jump to Southeast Asia.

Update/Edit: Just found out they already got to Singapore. :funny: There is still a chance for having two legs in the Philippines. :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 17, 2014, 08:35:54 AM
Well, if they don't include a PH leg this season :tantrum, I hope that it will be next season (the 26th season is already confirmed right? :conf:).
On the case of the travel warning for the PH, I think it's only limited in the southern part and not in the northern part. So they're free to race here in the northern Philippines right? :snicker:

I also read that TAR has been renewed for two seasons. Does it include the 25th season in those "two" or wass it referring to 26th and 27th?  :hearts:

Since there are only 3 legs left, in case they visit Asia, I think the Philippines will have 1 leg only, the penultimate one. I think it's gonna be like this because from Europe... it'd be too far for TAR to jump to Southeast Asia.

Update/Edit: Just found out they already got to Singapore. :funny: There is still a chance for having two legs in the Philippines. :hearts:

Singapore could be leg 8, and the next three legs will be Philippines (2 legs) and South Korea (Seoul Metropolitan Area) before heading to the U.S. of A.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 17, 2014, 08:37:25 AM


Singapore could be leg 8, and the next three legs will be Philippines (2 legs) and South Korea (Seoul Metropolitan Area) before heading to the U.S. of A.
I think singapore should be leg9...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 17, 2014, 08:42:06 AM
Leg 1: St Thomas
Leg 2: London/Oxford
Leg 3: Shetlands
Leg 4: Copenhagen/Malmo
Leg 5: Marrakech
Leg 6: Morocco
Leg 7: Sicily
Leg 8: Valetta
Leg 9: Singapore (?)

This the current route so far? (asides from the fact it's still not 100% on whether Denmark/Sweden are the same leg or not)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 17, 2014, 08:56:02 AM
Singapore has to at least be leg 9 maybe leg 10 if Denmark and Sweden are two seperate legs wow race is almost over
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 17, 2014, 09:04:48 AM
Just want to say that it is just one tweet AND how can they visit Singapore again with only one sighting? I'll wait till there's more sightings and photographic evidence to confirm Singapore.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 17, 2014, 09:08:44 AM
Is it possible singapore leg start tomorrow?He just saw Phil that may mean Phil just arrived singapore...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 09:10:02 AM
We should us the detail. He might see Phil at the airport and Phil might just be there for connecting?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 17, 2014, 09:14:45 AM
We should us the detail. He might see Phil at the airport and Phil might just be there for connecting?
He said "sentosa" I remember...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 17, 2014, 09:55:11 AM
The series of tweets ended up being very specific about the location, that Phil was on the move, and that there was a cameraman with him.

Sounds legit to me.

And it may well be leg 10 because of the uncertainty about whether Copenhagen / Malmo was one leg or two. But the island theme seems to have been a more accurate guide in guessing where they were headed. It's also possible there was a leg we've missed after Malta and before Singapore because of the time element, and there are any of several new places that could be involved as a result. (My guess is that Phil is a day ahead of the Racers in Singapore, so perhaps an airport monitoring is in order?)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 10:00:41 AM
Bertram van Munster was in Manila a couple of months ago for a meeting re: TAR PH season 2. Watch this video of van Munster saying "we've been in the Philippines several times, I think it's time we would come back" (watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQfonAL8SCs). Reading between the lines, maybe he was in the PH to scout some locations for TAR25.

We don't need to scout for locations, we have two unused locations from last season when the typhoon forced a change in plans.

If I was betting, I would look at Manila and the TAR 5 locations. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 17, 2014, 12:25:50 PM
If that's the case then people should start looking out for Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa tweets or Instagram... Although I still think and agree that if it's just Phil, maybe the racers are not there yet?

In any case, hopefully this is true. It's getting annoying that Singapore pops up as a rumoured spoiled location almost every season -.-
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 17, 2014, 01:46:10 PM
If that's the case then people should start looking out for Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa tweets or Instagram... Although I still think and agree that if it's just Phil, maybe the racers are not there yet?

In any case, hopefully this is true. It's getting annoying that Singapore pops up as a rumoured spoiled location almost every season -.-

If you pay way too much attention to Twitter at non race times like I do, you'll see that Singaporean children are doing Amazing Races at Sentosa and Marina Bay about 350 days a year. At least it seems that way.  So, when the race is being run, people almost always see tweets about the Amazing race at Sentosa and Marina Bay and get fooled. That said, I haven't seen all that much about Sentosa and Marina bay the last few weeks.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 17, 2014, 02:53:55 PM
Easiest way to know if TAR is heading to the Philippines this season is to have someone head to Barangay Budiao in Daraga, Albay to find out if they've already set-up a fiesta with a huge mud pit and an area where teams could possibly do a little jig.

 :hoot:  :nana
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 17, 2014, 06:33:54 PM
So is the race going to Singapore? Or New Zealand? Where?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 06:35:35 PM
So is the race going to Singapore? Or New Zealand? Where?

Maybe you could help us figure that out ?   :oh
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 17, 2014, 06:38:38 PM
It appears that the people tweeting were on Singapore Air 365 which arrived in Singapore from Rome at 6:08 AM local time or about 90 minutes ago.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 17, 2014, 06:39:12 PM
I looked it up the flights that depart from Rome between 6 and 8 and didn't find any flights going to Asia or Oceania
Well nvm about this
I got confused about that girl tweet, I thought she just saw the teams in Rome right now
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 06:46:29 PM
It appears that the people tweeting were on Singapore Air 365 which arrived in Singapore from Rome at 6:08 AM local time or about 90 minutes ago.


 opsie, helps to put in right day!

 Is this based on only flight from Rome or a tweet? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 17, 2014, 06:47:11 PM
http://www.flightstats.com/go/Mobile/flightStatusByFlight.do?flightNumber=365&airline=SQ
I found it
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 17, 2014, 06:51:01 PM
Based on the tweets, I was looking for flights from Rome to Singapore. I found that flight by looking at flightaware.com.

http://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=rome&destination=WSSS (http://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=rome&destination=WSSS)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA365/history/20140617/1000Z/LIRF/WSSS (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA365/history/20140617/1000Z/LIRF/WSSS)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 06:52:38 PM
Flight?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on June 17, 2014, 07:27:45 PM
Quick reminder that Singapore is a big stopover hub for Europe > Oceania flights, so it'd explain all the Australia/New Zealand posters seeing the teams on their flight!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 07:32:28 PM
If that's the case then people should start looking out for Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa tweets or Instagram...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 17, 2014, 08:54:11 PM
Sadly, I'm not in Singapore. But I'm sure more sightings will appear. Try Sentosa tweets and Insta, Gardens by the Bay (possible pitstop), The Esplanade?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 17, 2014, 09:03:25 PM
Sadly, I'm not in Singapore. But I'm sure more sightings will appear. Try Sentosa tweets and Insta, Gardens by the Bay (possible pitstop), The Esplanade?

if so... you'll be appear on TV for two consecutive seasons  :conf:  :conf:  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 17, 2014, 09:07:09 PM
In the picture of the tightrope walker it looks to me like Amy/Maya (not sure who is which) and in the latest photo that Candi Lee posted you can see Amy & Maya with the person on the tightrope also wearing the same colour t-shirt.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 17, 2014, 09:13:13 PM
 Amy Dejong & Maya Warren   :conf: (http://s24.postimg.org/99l5t18cl/OXFORD3.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234697318160&set=p.10152234697318160&type=3&theater
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 17, 2014, 09:13:39 PM

 :umn:  Based on the Facebook pic of racers & crew by cabs in Singapore, looks like food scientists are still in the race. 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 17, 2014, 09:18:56 PM
and based on......
esmeralda ✨ ‏@nrhxlisx_  · 5m 
@xxx I'm from Singapore. Working in Sentosa. The male was tall, the female lost a left arm. :(

my favourite surfer gurl still on fire... go go gurl...... yiiihaaayyyy.....  :conf:  :conf:  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
Amy and Maya
Adam & Bethany

are safe.

But that task on the rope. An bad choice because no way Bethany can do it. I know it might be roadblock but it's the same as Luke and DJ task.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 09:23:26 PM
I think so, go look for a pic of her shoes!  re Brooke
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 09:25:25 PM
And no way would I underestimate Bethany...think how good her balance is from surfing!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 17, 2014, 09:28:08 PM
So is it a working hypothesis that teams went from Malta to Rome to fly to Singapore for a leg?

And the next coming leg could be anywhere in or on the Pacific Ocean.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 09:28:49 PM
I think so, go look for a pic of her shoes!  re Brooke

No, after seeing it again, it's Amy.

And even Bethany is good with balance, no way she can do it with only 1 arm.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 09:35:52 PM
So is it a working hypothesis that teams went from Malta to Rome to fly to Singapore for a leg?

And the next coming leg could be anywhere in or on the Pacific Ocean.

Or in the Philippines! ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 17, 2014, 09:39:24 PM
Which one of Amy and Maya is which, I can't tell xD
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 09:40:37 PM
Does AMY have green shoes?? ??? I don't think so...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 17, 2014, 09:44:36 PM
Yes she actually does have some sort of yellow or green shoes while Brooke has black ones

I think those shoes are yellow so they fit with Amys
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 09:55:28 PM
Amy Dejong & Maya Warren   :conf: (http://s24.postimg.org/99l5t18cl/OXFORD3.jpg)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234697318160&set=p.10152234697318160&type=3&theater

Right here, Peach.

And Samual, my mistake. That's Maya, not Amy. Amy is the white girl, Maya is the African-American girl.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 09:56:15 PM
Sadly, I'm not in Singapore. But I'm sure more sightings will appear. Try Sentosa tweets and Insta, Gardens by the Bay (possible pitstop), The Esplanade?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 17, 2014, 09:57:30 PM
Wow thats clearly Amy/Maya in that photo and they have back packs so they are not decoys and Adam/Bethany are still in the race im more than thrilled  :hearts: :conf:. So what are we thinking Singapore is about leg 9  maybe 5 teams left?  Perhaps the next leg will be somewhere in southeast asia
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 17, 2014, 10:01:17 PM
Surprisingly this is only the third time that TAR US has been to Singapore. The last visit was Season 16.

I get the feeling that this might actually be Leg 10 personally. It's been about 2 days since the last sighting so they would of had time to do a prior Asia leg. Could be the final four NEL or could be the final five elimination leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 17, 2014, 10:04:17 PM
I'm not Neobie! Neobie >>> Jobby :funny:

In any case! Yay for Singapore! I'm looking out on my side if I can. And if they are really taking cab to somewhere else, and if they continue to copy other versions of TAR. Check out Chinese Garden (TARA2 Finale) and for Sentosa, check out Beach Station / Tanjong Beach!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 17, 2014, 10:12:58 PM
I somewhat get the feeling that this could be a final four leg BUT might be a keep on racing leg. It's only 11:11am over in Singapore but there is a flight that will leave at 7:45pm from Singapore for Christchurch tonight and arrive at 9:30am. Might just be me over hoping for a winter NZ leg though xD
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 17, 2014, 10:17:41 PM
They are in an urban place now (Singapore), so I speculate that the next leg would take place not in an urban place. If in the Philippines, I guess the leg would focus more on the rice fields (for awesome My Ox Is Broken switchback, but they haven't really given justice to all the switchbacks they've made, so I wish they do other stuff other than that :lol:)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 17, 2014, 10:29:09 PM
Very possible to have a Philippines leg  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 17, 2014, 10:35:01 PM
So is it a working hypothesis that teams went from Malta to Rome to fly to Singapore for a leg?

And the next coming leg could be anywhere in or on the Pacific Ocean.

Or in the Philippines! ;)

Last time I checked the Phippines are in the Pacific Ocean or MacArthur didn't walk on water when he returned. ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 17, 2014, 10:41:22 PM
I'm looking forward to a Philippines leg. ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 17, 2014, 10:49:36 PM
So glad to see Amy and Maya made it deep into the season, Leg 9. Hoping Shelley and Nici made it far, come on ladies! Also glad Adam and Bethany are in it!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 17, 2014, 10:54:56 PM
Hoping Shelley & Nici, Kym & Alli, Amy & Maya, Brooke & Robbie and Adam & Bethany is still racing! Please have at least one female team in F3... AND I WILL HAPPY! Know that Amy & Maya, and Adam & Bethany is confirmed.  Go FF teams!  :hrt:  :hrt:  :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TARfan1303 on June 17, 2014, 10:57:10 PM
I am a fan from Singapore and I am really glad that they finally visited here again!  :yess: Hope they stay here for two legs and I hope I can see them somewhere. I can see Marina Bay Sands from my house but cannot really see the set up for the task :(. Anyway, just my own observation, the tightrope task at MBS is something like the final Roadblock of The Amazing Race Asia 4 where Hussein and Natasha choose to take a 4 hours penalty so is this consider a switchback if it is from an international version? Also, is it possible for this task to be a Fast Forward since there is only one lane set up (from what I saw in the instagram video) and it does not make sense for all the teams to use that one lane. Moreover, they had a Fast Forward here in Season 16 also. its just my speculations though.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 11:01:21 PM
Brooke & Robbie is safe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 11:02:26 PM
I am a fan from Singapore and I am really glad that they finally visited here again!  :yess: Hope they stay here for two legs and I hope I can see them somewhere. I can see Marina Bay Sands from my house but cannot really see the set up for the task :(. Anyway, just my own observation, the tightrope task at MBS is something like the final Roadblock of The Amazing Race Asia 4 where Hussein and Natasha choose to take a 4 hours penalty so is this consider a switchback if it is from an international version? Also, is it possible for this task to be a Fast Forward since there is only one lane set up (from what I saw in the instagram video) and it does not make sense for all the teams to use that one lane. Moreover, they had a Fast Forward here in Season 16 also. its just my speculations though.

Maybe first come first serve
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 17, 2014, 11:03:05 PM
Brooke & Robbie is safe
thanks paradoxinee ( couldn't figure out who was in the photo ), y'all are fast!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 11:06:52 PM
Brooke & Robbie is safe
thanks paradoxinee ( couldn't figure out who was in the photo ), y'all are fast!!  :hearts:

The fact about the woman shouting a lot to the man immediately make me think of Brooke even I don't know her (just based on wrestling thing).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 17, 2014, 11:07:08 PM
Hoping Shelley & Nici, Kym & Alli, Amy & Maya, Brooke & Robbie and Adam & Bethany is still racing! Please have at least one female team in F3... AND I WILL HAPPY! Know that Amy & Maya, and Adam & Bethany is confirmed.  Go FF teams!  :hrt:  :hrt:  :hrt:

NOW Brooke & Robbie is CONFIRMED!!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: doglover_90 on June 17, 2014, 11:07:12 PM
Amazing race asia in singapore? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234697318160&set=p.10152234697318160&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234697318160&set=p.10152234697318160&type=1&theater)

Mary Antonette
45 mins via iOS   


THAT IS AMY AND MAYA!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TSPKM on June 17, 2014, 11:08:13 PM
This late in the race I wonder if there are decoy teams lurking around
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 17, 2014, 11:10:59 PM
This late in the race I wonder if there are decoy teams lurking around

So... 6th place team is decoying around Singapore? And also, who is? WE MUST BE FAIL TO CONFIRM TEAMS THAT MADE F5!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: amazing1604 on June 17, 2014, 11:12:34 PM
I am a fan from Singapore and I am really glad that they finally visited here again!  :yess: Hope they stay here for two legs and I hope I can see them somewhere. I can see Marina Bay Sands from my house but cannot really see the set up for the task :(. Anyway, just my own observation, the tightrope task at MBS is something like the final Roadblock of The Amazing Race Asia 4 where Hussein and Natasha choose to take a 4 hours penalty so is this consider a switchback if it is from an international version? Also, is it possible for this task to be a Fast Forward since there is only one lane set up (from what I saw in the instagram video) and it does not make sense for all the teams to use that one lane. Moreover, they had a Fast Forward here in Season 16 also. its just my speculations though.

Maybe first come first serve

But I'm pretty sure it is a Fast Forward. Singapore is where they did extreme challenge, just like FF in TAR 16. ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TARfan1303 on June 17, 2014, 11:16:47 PM
I am a fan from Singapore and I am really glad that they finally visited here again!  :yess: Hope they stay here for two legs and I hope I can see them somewhere. I can see Marina Bay Sands from my house but cannot really see the set up for the task :(. Anyway, just my own observation, the tightrope task at MBS is something like the final Roadblock of The Amazing Race Asia 4 where Hussein and Natasha choose to take a 4 hours penalty so is this consider a switchback if it is from an international version? Also, is it possible for this task to be a Fast Forward since there is only one lane set up (from what I saw in the instagram video) and it does not make sense for all the teams to use that one lane. Moreover, they had a Fast Forward here in Season 16 also. its just my speculations though.

Maybe first come first serve

But I'm pretty sure it is a Fast Forward. Singapore is where they did extreme challenge, just like FF in TAR 16. ;)

In this case we can be sure that there will be 1 female team in the F4 (probably?) and this leg will very likely be an elimination leg? Anyway I am glad to see a female team make it far and even taking on a possible FF!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: doglover_90 on June 17, 2014, 11:29:45 PM
From what I've read decoy teams usually aren't used until the final four…hopefully this is true this season and we haven't "seen" any people that are kicked out.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 17, 2014, 11:41:50 PM
I am a fan from Singapore and I am really glad that they finally visited here again!  :yess: Hope they stay here for two legs and I hope I can see them somewhere. I can see Marina Bay Sands from my house but cannot really see the set up for the task :(. Anyway, just my own observation, the tightrope task at MBS is something like the final Roadblock of The Amazing Race Asia 4 where Hussein and Natasha choose to take a 4 hours penalty so is this consider a switchback if it is from an international version? Also, is it possible for this task to be a Fast Forward since there is only one lane set up (from what I saw in the instagram video) and it does not make sense for all the teams to use that one lane. Moreover, they had a Fast Forward here in Season 16 also. its just my speculations though.

Maybe first come first serve

But I'm pretty sure it is a Fast Forward. Singapore is where they did extreme challenge, just like FF in TAR 16. ;)

If it is FF, it is very unfair for team like Bethany because in FF, both of team members have to do it, not like the RB where Adam can do it instead of Bethany.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 11:44:13 PM
How are y'all so sure that is Brooke? ???

A FF seems a great idea!

And no decoys at tis stage usually.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 11:45:10 PM

NOW Brooke & Robbie is CONFIRMED!!!

By what?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 17, 2014, 11:53:10 PM

NOW Brooke & Robbie is CONFIRMED!!!

By what?

Photo in live sightings, but I not sure.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 17, 2014, 11:55:23 PM

NOW Brooke & Robbie is CONFIRMED!!!

By what?

Photo in live sightings, but I not sure.

And I mean, most likely Misti & Jim or Brooke & Robbie. Kym & Alli also can be. Also Keith & Whitney.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 17, 2014, 11:57:23 PM
Then don't go confirming stuff so fast. That's what we do here, we try to be SURE. Note the green bandana? That means team Green. Match that and you will have our team.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 18, 2014, 12:00:04 AM
The team with green bandana, green clothing, IS MOST LIKELY Brooke & Robbie or Keith & Whitney, based from earlier photos of the teams.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 18, 2014, 12:01:08 AM
The team with green bandana, green clothing, IS MOST LIKELY Brooke & Robbie or Keith & Whitney, based from earlier photos of the teams.

And I actually live in Southeast Asia. In uh... Bandung, Indonesia.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2014, 12:10:27 AM
What do y'all think? The L)hand pic is from the start...
 
 
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Singapore/Brookestart-horz.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 18, 2014, 12:17:10 AM
I do agree that it is Brooke & Robbie in the picture on the right but I think it is actually Maya in the picture in the middle.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 18, 2014, 12:17:41 AM
My father's friend/co-worker is in Changi Airport, Singapore, as I saw in Facebook photo, but he is busy with working in Singapore. My father is in working in Indonesia. He maybe just arrived.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 18, 2014, 12:19:43 AM
I do agree that it is Brooke & Robbie in the picture on the right but I think it is actually Maya in the picture in the middle.

See other photo of Amaya, in live sightings thread, they wear pinkish-purpleish or maroon clothes. Maybe they changed clothes? What kind of clothing for that task? And don't forget, Maya is black. Brooke skin color may be reflected or obscured...? Notice there no shadows and Sun's light.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 18, 2014, 12:22:56 AM
The girl on the tightrope has a darker skin (though that maybe from shadows). Also Maya in the taxi picture is wearing a green tank top, shorts, and green shoes.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 18, 2014, 12:33:21 AM
tight ropers probably wearing bathing suits/bottoms, might have to swim across that gorgeous roof top pool ...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2014, 12:47:18 AM
Where is this photo taken??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Singapore/teamcouple.jpg)

Because is this a  red clue? FF?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/redclue.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 18, 2014, 12:55:46 AM
Where is this photo taken??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Singapore/teamcouple.jpg)

Because is this a  red clue? FF?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/redclue.jpg)

Marina Bay Sands rooftop pool area.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2014, 12:58:12 AM
So on the way Up? I cant be sure, but it looks red to me...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 18, 2014, 12:58:42 AM
So on the way Up? I cant be sure, but it looks red to me...

It's the rooftop pool deck area! I.e The SkyPark
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: amazing1604 on June 18, 2014, 01:02:54 AM
I am a fan from Singapore and I am really glad that they finally visited here again!  :yess: Hope they stay here for two legs and I hope I can see them somewhere. I can see Marina Bay Sands from my house but cannot really see the set up for the task :(. Anyway, just my own observation, the tightrope task at MBS is something like the final Roadblock of The Amazing Race Asia 4 where Hussein and Natasha choose to take a 4 hours penalty so is this consider a switchback if it is from an international version? Also, is it possible for this task to be a Fast Forward since there is only one lane set up (from what I saw in the instagram video) and it does not make sense for all the teams to use that one lane. Moreover, they had a Fast Forward here in Season 16 also. its just my speculations though.

Maybe first come first serve

But I'm pretty sure it is a Fast Forward. Singapore is where they did extreme challenge, just like FF in TAR 16. ;)

If it is FF, it is very unfair for team like Bethany because in FF, both of team members have to do it, not like the RB where Adam can do it instead of Bethany.

Well, it's not in my consideration when I write that  :-[ sorry
They can still do the RB like the one in Panama City S19 though
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: doglover_90 on June 18, 2014, 01:08:04 AM
The girl on the tightrope has a darker skin (though that maybe from shadows). Also Maya in the taxi picture is wearing a green tank top, shorts, and green shoes.

My "theory" that is Maya doing a Fast Forward challenge, of all of the teams we have seen so far in singapore Amy and Maya have been seen the least and had the highest concern for being eliminated. No sight ever of them until now…which would lead me to believe they would go for the fast forward.

Like Nat & Kat they are analytical and hopefully will be able to stay in the game!

 :hearts: :luvya: for Amaya!

they are such a scrappy team! and seems to be one of the last "non-couple/non-celebrity" groups
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 18, 2014, 01:27:40 AM
The girl on the tightrope has a darker skin (though that maybe from shadows). Also Maya in the taxi picture is wearing a green tank top, shorts, and green shoes.

My "theory" that is Maya doing a Fast Forward challenge, of all of the teams we have seen so far in singapore Amy and Maya have been seen the least and had the highest concern for being eliminated. No sight ever of them until now…which would lead me to believe they would go for the fast forward.

Like Nat & Kat they are analytical and hopefully will be able to stay in the game!

 :hearts: :luvya: for Amaya!

they are such a scrappy team! and seems to be one of the last "non-couple/non-celebrity" groups

Not Seen does not equal being at risk. Just saying....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 18, 2014, 01:35:17 AM
How are y'all so sure that is Brooke? ???

A FF seems a great idea!

And no decoys at tis stage usually.

No sighting of Brooke but that guy in sighting pic is definitely Robbie.

And the one who did the rope task is mostly Maya. Even if it is Brooke, nothing change. That fact is that Food scientists and Wrestlers all make it to Singapore.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Gurizin on June 18, 2014, 03:22:20 AM
Amazing race asia in singapore? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234697318160&set=p.10152234697318160&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152234697318160&set=p.10152234697318160&type=1&theater)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/p180x540/10487572_10152234697318160_3666552538440627037_n.jpg)

Mary Antonette
45 mins via iOS   


This picture was taken outside the Raffles Place MRT exit in the core of Shenton Way Central Business District. Along D'Almeida Street & outside Bharat Building.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/hello33983/rafflespl_zps830bc233.png)

Is there anyone on the ground in Singapore I can link up with? I have been searching Marina Bay & Orchard Road for the past 4 hours but I didn't find anything.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 18, 2014, 03:34:38 AM
Gurizin,  :bigwelcome to RFF
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Gurizin on June 18, 2014, 03:38:19 AM
Thank you! It's quite frustrating to have the Race in your city but not being able to find them :'( Oh well!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 18, 2014, 04:20:22 AM
Thank you! It's quite frustrating to have the Race in your city but not being able to find them :'( Oh well!

Maybe it already finished at the time you started.
Anyway, thank you for your hard working  :<3
Hope that we can find something later because they need to leave Singapore anyway.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 18, 2014, 05:54:15 AM
How are we sure again that Sicily is a separate leg from Malta? What's the timetable here? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 18, 2014, 07:56:29 AM
Where is this photo taken??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2025/Singapore/teamcouple.jpg)

Because is this a  red clue? FF?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/redclue.jpg)

The 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Resort. It is about 600 feet high. Here are a couple of pics for you to put it in perspective. These two pics below are from Google Earth.

(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/drrox1/TAR25/MBS2_zps86d43128.jpg)

(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l573/drrox1/TAR25/MBS1_zps66a86b69.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2014, 08:18:56 AM
Oh wow, that is way cool! Thanks! Wonder where exactly they exited onto the high wire?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 18, 2014, 08:29:11 AM
Oh wow, that is way cool! Thanks! Wonder where exactly they exited onto the high wire?

Right there between those building
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Brannockdevice on June 18, 2014, 03:47:36 PM
So if season 25 seems to be island themed (Malmo and Morocco are the only places not on an island), where do you think legs 10 & 11 will be after Singapore? I'm personally putting my money on either the Philippines or the island of Hainan in China. What do you all think?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 18, 2014, 03:50:50 PM
So the 3 teams that were confirmed in Singapore were Amy & Maya (I'm so happy about this), Brooke & Robbie, and Adam & Bethany? Did I miss any others?

EDIT: Misti & Jim confirmed.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 18, 2014, 04:02:53 PM
So if season 25 seems to be island themed (Malmo and Morocco are the only places not on an island), where do you think legs 10 & 11 will be after Singapore? I'm personally putting my money on either the Philippines or the island of Hainan in China. What do you all think?
I want to say New Zealand, just because I don't want them to go to the Philippines in the final 2 Legs.  hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: saacman on June 18, 2014, 04:12:06 PM
So if season 25 seems to be island themed (Malmo and Morocco are the only places not on an island), where do you think legs 10 & 11 will be after Singapore? I'm personally putting my money on either the Philippines or the island of Hainan in China. What do you all think?

If the island theme happens to take them through Hawaii, I'm happy to use my airport access to chase them for a bit.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 18, 2014, 05:15:30 PM
So if season 25 seems to be island themed (Malmo and Morocco are the only places not on an island), where do you think legs 10 & 11 will be after Singapore? I'm personally putting my money on either the Philippines or the island of Hainan in China. What do you all think?
I will say Taiwan...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 18, 2014, 05:41:03 PM
Oh yeah i forgot about Taiwan Last time they went there was like season 19 i believe  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 18, 2014, 06:48:37 PM
There's also Guam, Japan, the Aleutian Islands chain of Alaska, the Northern Marianas, Fiji, etc., etc., etc.

There's also islands in the area of cities in the US, in addition to New York City -- Miami Beach, New Orleans, the Quad Cities (iowa-Illinois), metro Seattle, Detroit-Windsor, and Boston, so there are all sorts of possibilities even for the end city.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on June 18, 2014, 07:06:38 PM
IF it's an islands theme....

Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, Tasmania... and on and on.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 18, 2014, 07:48:55 PM
Singapore is indeed an island, if you want to put it that way. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 18, 2014, 09:38:10 PM

 :funny:  well. if we're splitting hairs, then Morocco has islands.... three (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Islands_of_Morocco), to be exact.  :snicker:

here's one, Point Cires (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Cires) and it even has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-Cires/447446528652062)   :funny:



Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 18, 2014, 10:01:27 PM
 :wohoo:  ooohh!  ooohh!  islands... Malmo....  too good to be true...  :conf:

 :umn:  according to this article (http://skanska-sustainability-case-studies.com/Case-Studies/Oresund-Bridge-Sweden-and-Denmark.html?print=1&amp;tmpl=component):

"The Øresund Bridge consists of a bridge, an artificial island and an underwater tunnel, which connect [Malmo] Sweden and [Copenhagen] Denmark across the Øresund strait."   :ascared

Ultimate proof that the so-called "TAR25 island theory" is intact.   :snicker:  Case closed.   :tantrum   :crazy:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 01:55:06 AM
So if season 25 seems to be island themed (Malmo and Morocco are the only places not on an island), where do you think legs 10 & 11 will be after Singapore? I'm personally putting my money on either the Philippines or the island of Hainan in China. What do you all think?
I want to say New Zealand, just because I don't want them to go to the Philippines in the final 2 Legs.  hehe

I think so to, it would be much better if they do 2 PH legs with many racers left. (As in visiting the Philippines in the early legs) :yess:
 Nevertheless, the Philippines is a string of 7,100 islands, that makes it also a candidate for this "island-themed" season.  :conf: :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 04:11:02 AM
Two legs in Singapore? That couple is Robbie & Brooke so they are safe from last leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 04:13:47 AM
Two legs in Singapore? That couple is Robbie & Brooke so they are safe from last leg.

Where are you seeing who?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 19, 2014, 04:14:32 AM
I reckon it's only the start of this current leg and that they will be heading somewhere else.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 04:15:39 AM
Two legs in Singapore? That couple is Robbie & Brooke so they are safe from last leg.

Where are you seeing who?

Sighting. The couple in Orange.

Bethany and Adam are safe.

Based on that pic, I think not second Singapore leg. They will fly to somewhere else.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 19, 2014, 04:18:19 AM
Two legs in Singapore? That couple is Robbie & Brooke so they are safe from last leg.

Where are you seeing who?

Sighting. The couple in Orange.

Whitney and Keith are safe too.

Are you sure it's Whitney and Keith? Looks more like Adam to me given the colour of the hair.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 04:20:24 AM
Two legs in Singapore? That couple is Robbie & Brooke so they are safe from last leg.

Where are you seeing who?

Sighting. The couple in Orange.

Whitney and Keith are safe too.

Are you sure it's Whitney and Keith? Looks more like Adam to me given the colour of the hair.

Yeah, it's Bethany & Adam. Keith is much taller than Whitney.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 19, 2014, 04:28:35 AM
The couple in orange looks like Brooke & Robbie. The green bandana on the male's wrist. Same hair style. The girl is brunette, and has two hands. Plus Adam & Bethany are at the airport and are wearing blue.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 19, 2014, 04:33:59 AM
So perhaps Bethany & Adam won the previous leg?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: supah on June 19, 2014, 04:42:17 AM
I have a feeling they will fly to Manila
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 04:43:34 AM
somebody figure out which terminal that is please...hurry!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 04:46:10 AM
shld be T3
somebody figure out which terminal that is please...hurry!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 04:48:40 AM
For Cebu Pacific flights and Tiger Air flights going to Manila it should be Terminal 2... while Singapore Airlines it should be Terminal 3...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 04:49:35 AM
shld be T3
somebody figure out which terminal that is please...hurry!!

Adam & Bethany
Misti & Jim
Amy & Maya
Brooke & Robbie

all in sighting.

The one who posted pics of Misti & Jim goes to Manila.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 04:50:42 AM
There's a Singapore-Manila flight that left at 5:05 PM and is arriving in Manila at 8:30 PM.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 04:57:07 AM
guys, work this please.

someone post the exact times of the pics we are seeing. one says term 2. if they are outside security no way can they get a flight in 5 min

we can figure this out but you all need to help right now. go ask the instagram people, and fast...

we can talk about the teams later, this is more important

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 04:58:05 AM

The one who posted pics of Misti & Jim goes to Manila.

source this please??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:00:08 AM

The one who posted pics of Misti & Jim goes to Manila.

source this please??
I see his other Instagram post says he's heading back to the Philippines:
http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/746128928605782803_196983119
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:00:42 AM

The one who posted pics of Misti & Jim goes to Manila.

source this please??
http://instagram.com/p/payE6yMMMT/#

Another photo in his instagram about 1 hour before the photo of Misti & Jim

Going back to Philippines for fiesta at my mom's hometown... Can't wait to be there... Been years since I went there for fiesta... :) egg-cited! Meanwhile, checking in 3 luggage weighting a total of 38kg! Which my mom ask me to bring there first... As I am meeting her there, later... While my luggage is just a bag black for the whole trip there... 😱 #itsmorefuninthephilippines #manila #fiesta
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 05:01:41 AM
(http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/fss/c27c8b20603e80435377d8b5f1dba5e5)

All flights departing at least 45 minutes after the initial sightings at the airport.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:01:58 AM
If they are indeed going to the Philippines, maybe a copy of the first TARAu2 Leg.

Arrive in Manila in the evening, eat balut task in Quiapo before taking the overnight bus to Albay?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:04:48 AM
The sighting of Adam & Bethany is around 16:30 (Singapore time). Wonder if they made it to 17:05 flight?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 05:06:47 AM
There's a flight leaving at 5:05 and one leaving at 6:15....

The teams went in separate flights?  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 05:08:05 AM
the photo i posted is at 4.16pm (Singapore Time).

And based on what i know, that team spent a good 2 minutes to look for cabs, about 4 who are free didn't pick them up, until a 5th one came.
The sighting of Adam & Bethany is around 16:30 (Singapore time). Wonder if they made it to 17:05 flight?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:11:33 AM
the photo i posted is at 4.16pm (Singapore Time).

And based on what i know, that team spent a good 2 minutes to look for cabs, about 4 who are free didn't pick them up, until a 5th one came.
The sighting of Adam & Bethany is around 16:30 (Singapore time). Wonder if they made it to 17:05 flight?

The photo you posted is Brooke & Robbie. They had a chance to catch that flight, too if it did not take much time to Changi Airport.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:11:40 AM
F37 is the check in row
term 2? flightstats says manila flight is gate F37 ???
Actually I think it's the other way around.
The check-in row is 12 for Tigerair and the gate if F37
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 05:13:42 AM
okay guys, mobilize your friends in manila!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 05:19:00 AM
the photo i posted is at 4.16pm (Singapore Time).

And based on what i know, that team spent a good 2 minutes to look for cabs, about 4 who are free didn't pick them up, until a 5th one came

how do you know this?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 19, 2014, 05:19:29 AM
Look at Maya's printed ticket... looks like two separate flights listed, maybe Manila is a connection??

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30032.0;attach=263855;image)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:20:23 AM
the photo i posted is at 4.16pm (Singapore Time).

And based on what i know, that team spent a good 2 minutes to look for cabs, about 4 who are free didn't pick them up, until a 5th one came

how do you know this?

He is the one who took that photo of Brooke & Robbie as I understand.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 05:21:23 AM
i posted the picture earlier on
the photo i posted is at 4.16pm (Singapore Time).

And based on what i know, that team spent a good 2 minutes to look for cabs, about 4 who are free didn't pick them up, until a 5th one came

how do you know this?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:22:20 AM
That would be interesting, I wonder where Manila would be a connection to?
Never thought of Manila being a transfer point since I would've thought any other airport would be easier. lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 05:23:36 AM
That would be interesting, I wonder where Manila would be a connection to?
Never thought of Manila being a transfer point since I would've thought any other airport would be easier. lol

No other flights are leaving Manila after 9:30 except for Bandang Seri and/or Cebu.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 05:24:09 AM
It might be a connection for a morning flight?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:26:06 AM
Connecting for other city in Philippines?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 05:27:02 AM
Connecting for other city in Philippines?

They're all too tight connections. Bandang Seri is in Brunei, and Cebu is possible, but IDK. The flights all leave barely an hour after 9:30.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 05:28:41 AM
need to look closely at the tar 5 locations; ;)

El Nido Lagen Island Resort
Lagen Island, Province of Palawan, Philippines


how would they get there?  Switchback time??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:29:45 AM
Did someone ask the author of Amy & Maya photo? In that close, I think he might know what's in it or what they're asking.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:31:36 AM
need to look closely at the tar 5 locations; ;)

El Nido Lagen Island Resort
Lagen Island, Province of Palawan, Philippines


how would they get there?  Switchback time??
In TAR5, I think they took chartered flights to El Nido Airport.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 19, 2014, 05:31:57 AM
Did someone ask the author of Amy & Maya photo? In that close, I think he might know what's in it or what they're asking.

He replied saying he didn't know, didn't get a chance to talk to them
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 05:32:13 AM
keep watching tweets and instagram, plane is late!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:35:20 AM
I know from experience there's redeye flights from Manila to Seoul.

Also, an interesting flight at 5:15am to... Legaspi City ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ichihara_yuuko on June 19, 2014, 05:41:01 AM
So are we certain that teams are going here in the Philippines at 9 PM?

I wonder why release them this late going here. Their final destination might not be Manila, and we might see them going to Albay like TARAsia4 and TARAus2.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 05:49:31 AM
why are they at a Singapore airlines counter??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 19, 2014, 05:49:56 AM
Remember 4 teams seen =/= final 4
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 05:50:42 AM
Imagine if this was only Leg 10 and this is the Final 5 and one's just not spotted. If it WAS F4, then this is already an NEL :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:50:59 AM
Remember 4 teams seen =/= final 4

I said that it might be. I didn't say that it's 100%.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:53:11 AM
Imagine if this was only Leg 10 and this is the Final 5 and one's just not spotted. If it WAS F4, then this is already an NEL :P
Unless it's already the penultimate Leg?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:56:52 AM
Imagine if this was only Leg 10 and this is the Final 5 and one's just not spotted. If it WAS F4, then this is already an NEL :P

If there was a leg after Malta, before Singapore, this will be leg 11 (12 if Malmo and Copenhagen were two legs)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 05:59:40 AM
Now is 19:00 in Singapore. The newest sighting was around 15 minutes ago. So they will take the Singapore Airlines flight?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 06:01:10 AM
I think this is Leg 10. One NEL and one elim gives us final 3.

2 legs in the Philippines then home for the finale on sunday is my bet.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 06:12:55 AM
a friend of mine said that his friend spotted a team at Cambodia, not sure is it US version.

Besides Kym & Alli could be eliminated in SG (F5)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 06:15:49 AM
a friend of mine said that his friend spotted a team at Cambodia, not sure is it US version.

Besides Kym & Alli could be eliminated in SG (F5)

When was that (your friend's sighting)? because AusTAR went to Cambodia this season.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 06:25:37 AM
it was my friend friend, he will enquire

When was that (your friend's sighting)? because AusTAR went to Cambodia this season.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joeyslimo on June 19, 2014, 06:33:17 AM
So Tim & Te were eliminated in 6th or 5th place??? :O
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 06:35:34 AM
So Tim & Te were eliminated in 6th or 5th place??? :O

We don't know, wait until confirmation.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 19, 2014, 06:39:11 AM
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like:

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture)
12. United States (conjecture)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 06:43:22 AM
We don't know if Philippines has 2 legs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
We I don't know if Philippines has 2 legs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 06:50:56 AM
I feel that we will have 11 legs run for TAR 25, not 12 legs. Because of ratings doomed. And budget is only maybe up to 11 legs.  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryanisetiawan on June 19, 2014, 06:53:07 AM
I would rather have all intersting and well planed 11 legs instead of cheap boring 12 legs
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 19, 2014, 07:01:08 AM
A move from Sunday to Friday on CBS doesn't correspond to a cut in TAR's budget?...Where is this from?

On a side note - with teams on their way to Manila, Philippines - will they return to El Nido, travel to Cebu or perhaps Daraga ala TAR Aus 2? Or stay in Manila?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 07:05:36 AM
We I don't know if Philippines has 2 legs.

What does this mean  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 07:09:47 AM
A move from Sunday to Friday on CBS doesn't correspond to a cut in TAR's budget?...Where is this from?

On a side note - with teams on their way to Manila, Philippines - will they return to El Nido, travel to Cebu or perhaps Daraga ala TAR Aus 2? Or stay in Manila?

Budget, see how TAR 24 perform.... they do not well. So, none would pay in good cash.

Manila? Philippines is currently speculated to be connection for flights.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 07:10:26 AM
given the time they arrive here I believe they will go somewhere outside Manila, perhaps Albay again ala most of the TAR international versions :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 07:13:56 AM
given the time they arrive here I believe they will go somewhere outside Manila, perhaps Albay again ala most of the TAR international versions :lol:
There's a 5:15am flight to Legazpi. Perfect!  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 07:19:23 AM
okay I will try my luck (and have the chance to be incredibly stupid :lol:)

I will go to the airport now hopefully i see them and hopefully they have the leg here :lol: *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 07:20:55 AM
okay I will try my luck (and have the chance to be incredibly stupid :lol:)

I will go to the airport now hopefully i see them and hopefully they have the leg here :lol: *fingers crossed*

So where you live? Philippines?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 07:32:32 AM
A move from Sunday to Friday on CBS doesn't correspond to a cut in TAR's budget?...Where is this from?

On a side note - with teams on their way to Manila, Philippines - will they return to El Nido, travel to Cebu or perhaps Daraga ala TAR Aus 2? Or stay in Manila?

Budget, see how TAR 24 perform.... they do not well. So, none would pay in good cash.

Manila? Philippines is currently speculated to be connection for flights.

please stop posting your own spec as fact when you do not know...say I think or I believe,. TAR production is very happy with the move to Friday.

and no, we are not spec Philippines is a connecting flight. As I gave stated multiple times in the last few days, am expecting two legs here.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 07:40:53 AM
A move from Sunday to Friday on CBS doesn't correspond to a cut in TAR's budget?...Where is this from?

On a side note - with teams on their way to Manila, Philippines - will they return to El Nido, travel to Cebu or perhaps Daraga ala TAR Aus 2? Or stay in Manila?

Budget, see how TAR 24 perform.... they do not well. So, none would pay in good cash.

Manila? Philippines is currently speculated to be connection for flights.

please stop posting your own spec as fact when you do not know...say I think or I believe,. TAR production is very happy with the move to Friday.

and no, we are not spec Philippines is a connecting flight. As I gave stated multiple times in the last few days, am expecting two legs here.

Source that TAR is happy with move to Fridays?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 07:42:15 AM
okay I will try my luck (and have the chance to be incredibly stupid :lol: )

I will go to the airport now hopefully i see them and hopefully they have the leg here :lol: *fingers crossed*

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
 
have fun, take lots of pics, be a FERN!!  :<3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 07:44:14 AM


Source that TAR is happy with move to Fridays?
BVM
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 19, 2014, 07:56:00 AM
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like (posting here to update for Cocoa and anyone running behind on spoilers  :hrt:)

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture at this point)
12. United States

Teams:
1. Misti & Jim - Married Dentists - spotted heading to Manila
2. Amy & Maya - Food Scientists - spotted heading to Manila
3. Adam & Bethany - Married Surfers - spotted heading to Manila
4. Brooke & Robbie - Dating Pro Wrestlers - spotted heading to Manila
-----------------
5. Kym & Alli - Urban Bike Racers - allegedly eliminated in Singapore (no photo evidence as yet).
6. Tim & Te Jay - College Sweethearts - spotted in Marrakech
7. Keith & Whitney - Engaged - spotted in Marrakech
8. Shelley & Nici - Mother / Daughter - spotted in Denmark
9. Michael & Scott - Firefighters - spotted en-route to Scotland
-----------------
10. Dennis & Isabelle - Newly Dating - eliminated in England
11. Lisa & Michelle - Realtor Sisters - eliminated in Virgin Islands

Go for it Cocoa - enjoy yourself! You'll have a blast!  :waves: :yess:

and yes, Phil has tweeted several times saying they are happy for TAR25 to air Fridays as there will be no sports delay and it is a 'family show'. No budget cut has been made aware - this is highly unlikely  :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 07:58:39 AM
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like (posting here to update for Cocoa and anyone running behind on spoilers  :hrt:)

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture at this point)
12. United States

Teams:
1. Misti & Jim - Married Dentists - spotted heading to Manila
2. Amy & Maya - Food Scientists - spotted heading to Manila
3. Adam & Bethany - Married Surfers - spotted heading to Manila
4. Brooke & Robbie - Dating Pro Wrestlers - spotted heading to Manila
-----------------
5. Tim & Te Jay - College Sweethearts - spotted in Marrakech
6. Keith & Whitney - Engaged - spotted in Marrakech
7. Shelley & Nici - Mother / Daughter - spotted in Denmark
8. Michael & Scott - Firefighters - spotted en-route to Scotland
9. Kym & Alli - Urban Bike Racers - spotted en-route to Scotland
-----------------
10. Dennis & Isabelle - Newly Dating - eliminated in England
11. Lisa & Michelle - Realtor Sisters - eliminated in Virgin Islands

Go for it Cocoa - enjoy yourself! You'll have a blast!  :waves: :yess:

and yes, Phil has tweeted several times saying they are happy for TAR25 to air Fridays as there will be no sports delay and it is a 'family show'. No budget cut has been made aware - this is highly unlikely  :)

Hope that Amy & Maya made to F3... Need more female team winners...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 19, 2014, 08:03:09 AM
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like (posting here to update for Cocoa and anyone running behind on spoilers  :hrt:)

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture at this point)
12. United States

Teams:
1. Misti & Jim - Married Dentists - spotted heading to Manila
2. Amy & Maya - Food Scientists - spotted heading to Manila
3. Adam & Bethany - Married Surfers - spotted heading to Manila
4. Brooke & Robbie - Dating Pro Wrestlers - spotted heading to Manila
-----------------
5. Tim & Te Jay - College Sweethearts - spotted in Marrakech
6. Keith & Whitney - Engaged - spotted in Marrakech
7. Shelley & Nici - Mother / Daughter - spotted in Denmark
8. Michael & Scott - Firefighters - spotted en-route to Scotland
9. Kym & Alli - Urban Bike Racers - spotted en-route to Scotland
-----------------
10. Dennis & Isabelle - Newly Dating - eliminated in England
11. Lisa & Michelle - Realtor Sisters - eliminated in Virgin Islands

Go for it Cocoa - enjoy yourself! You'll have a blast!  :waves: :yess:

and yes, Phil has tweeted several times saying they are happy for TAR25 to air Fridays as there will be no sports delay and it is a 'family show'. No budget cut has been made aware - this is highly unlikely  :)

Hope that Amy & Maya made to F3... Need more female team winners...

They're still racing F4 :) Keep a look out on Twitter for sightings in Manila, if you can!  :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 08:05:47 AM
i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like (posting here to update for Cocoa and anyone running behind on spoilers  :hrt:)

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture at this point)
12. United States

Teams:
1. Misti & Jim - Married Dentists - spotted heading to Manila
2. Amy & Maya - Food Scientists - spotted heading to Manila
3. Adam & Bethany - Married Surfers - spotted heading to Manila
4. Brooke & Robbie - Dating Pro Wrestlers - spotted heading to Manila
-----------------
5. Tim & Te Jay - College Sweethearts - spotted in Marrakech
6. Keith & Whitney - Engaged - spotted in Marrakech
7. Shelley & Nici - Mother / Daughter - spotted in Denmark
8. Michael & Scott - Firefighters - spotted en-route to Scotland
9. Kym & Alli - Urban Bike Racers - spotted en-route to Scotland
-----------------
10. Dennis & Isabelle - Newly Dating - eliminated in England
11. Lisa & Michelle - Realtor Sisters - eliminated in Virgin Islands

Go for it Cocoa - enjoy yourself! You'll have a blast!  :waves: :yess:

and yes, Phil has tweeted several times saying they are happy for TAR25 to air Fridays as there will be no sports delay and it is a 'family show'. No budget cut has been made aware - this is highly unlikely  :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 08:19:00 AM
i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.

I can understand that your friend (in Singapore?) might see Kym & Allie but then how did she/he know Tim & Te Jay came in 6th? Both Tim & Te Jay and Whitney & Keith were not seen in second leg of Morocco, Sicily or Malta.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on June 19, 2014, 08:23:18 AM
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like (posting here to update for Cocoa and anyone running behind on spoilers  :hrt:)

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture at this point)
12. United States

Teams:
1. Misti & Jim - Married Dentists - spotted heading to Manila
2. Amy & Maya - Food Scientists - spotted heading to Manila
3. Adam & Bethany - Married Surfers - spotted heading to Manila
4. Brooke & Robbie - Dating Pro Wrestlers - spotted heading to Manila
-----------------
5. Tim & Te Jay - College Sweethearts - spotted in Marrakech
6. Keith & Whitney - Engaged - spotted in Marrakech
7. Shelley & Nici - Mother / Daughter - spotted in Denmark
8. Michael & Scott - Firefighters - spotted en-route to Scotland
9. Kym & Alli - Urban Bike Racers - spotted en-route to Scotland
-----------------
10. Dennis & Isabelle - Newly Dating - eliminated in England
11. Lisa & Michelle - Realtor Sisters - eliminated in Virgin Islands

Go for it Cocoa - enjoy yourself! You'll have a blast!  :waves: :yess:

and yes, Phil has tweeted several times saying they are happy for TAR25 to air Fridays as there will be no sports delay and it is a 'family show'. No budget cut has been made aware - this is highly unlikely  :)

Hope that Amy & Maya made to F3... Need more female team winners...

those Badger teams tend to do well, Dave and Rachel, now Amy and Maya.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 19, 2014, 08:31:27 AM
Please correct me if I am wrong - but it is looking like (posting here to update for Cocoa and anyone running behind on spoilers  :hrt:)

1. NYC - Virgin Islands
2. England
3. Scotland
4. Denmark - Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Morocco
7. Sicily
8. Malta
9. Singapore
10. Philippines
11. Philippines (conjecture at this point)
12. United States

Teams:
1. Misti & Jim - Married Dentists - spotted heading to Manila
2. Amy & Maya - Food Scientists - spotted heading to Manila
3. Adam & Bethany - Married Surfers - spotted heading to Manila
4. Brooke & Robbie - Dating Pro Wrestlers - spotted heading to Manila
-----------------
5. Tim & Te Jay - College Sweethearts - spotted in Marrakech
6. Keith & Whitney - Engaged - spotted in Marrakech
7. Shelley & Nici - Mother / Daughter - spotted in Denmark
8. Michael & Scott - Firefighters - spotted en-route to Scotland
9. Kym & Alli - Urban Bike Racers - spotted en-route to Scotland
-----------------
10. Dennis & Isabelle - Newly Dating - eliminated in England
11. Lisa & Michelle - Realtor Sisters - eliminated in Virgin Islands

Go for it Cocoa - enjoy yourself! You'll have a blast!  :waves: :yess:

and yes, Phil has tweeted several times saying they are happy for TAR25 to air Fridays as there will be no sports delay and it is a 'family show'. No budget cut has been made aware - this is highly unlikely  :)

Hope that Amy & Maya made to F3... Need more female team winners...

those Bader teams tend to do well, Dave and Rachel, now Amy and Maya.

Bader what?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 08:36:39 AM
me and my friend is in Singapore, he had a friend posted a photo of Kym & Allie running near a jetty at Changi, and the crew is discussing about Tim & Te Jay (this makes the possibility that Tim & Te Jay were last the previous leg)
i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.

I can understand that your friend (in Singapore?) might see Kym & Allie but then how did she/he know Tim & Te Jay came in 6th? Both Tim & Te Jay and Whitney & Keith were not seen in second leg of Morocco, Sicily or Malta.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on June 19, 2014, 08:38:16 AM
me and my friend is in Singapore, he had a friend posted a photo of Kym & Allie running near a jetty at Changi, and the crew is discussing about Tim & Te Jay (this makes the possibility that Tim & Te Jay were last the previous leg)
i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.

I can understand that your friend (in Singapore?) might see Kym & Allie but then how did she/he know Tim & Te Jay came in 6th? Both Tim & Te Jay and Whitney & Keith were not seen in second leg of Morocco, Sicily or Malta.

Do you have the photo of Kym & Alli to post here, Evan? Great job if this is all sound :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 08:39:21 AM
me and my friend is in Singapore, he had a friend posted a photo of Kym & Allie running near a jetty at Changi, and the crew is discussing about Tim & Te Jay (this makes the possibility that Tim & Te Jay were last the previous leg)
i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.

I can understand that your friend (in Singapore?) might see Kym & Allie but then how did she/he know Tim & Te Jay came in 6th? Both Tim & Te Jay and Whitney & Keith were not seen in second leg of Morocco, Sicily or Malta.

Can you repost the photo of Kym & Allie here? Of course with your friend's permission. I think we don't have sighting of them in Singapore yet.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 09:01:02 AM
Picture of Kym & Alli (photo taken in morning (18 Jun SGT), at Changi Point Jetty)

Credits to Sean Yap (my friend Josh Lim's friend)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb135/Evan_Weinstein/46234_10152319649768551_5447845687603208488_n-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 09:07:48 AM
Chancea of seeing them: slim :( nonpassengera not allowed at the taxi area huhu
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 09:19:50 AM
Wonderful  :<3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 19, 2014, 09:44:32 AM
coming back to the photo i have posted (about Brooke and Robbie), i suspect that the teams could come from either of these 4 locations:

Armenian Church, Jewel Battle Box @ Fort Canning Park, G-Reverse Bungee Jump or Parliament House
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 09:59:46 AM
And i never saw them hahahaha i feel so stupid.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 10:03:21 AM
Maybe they are not thru customs yet. hang tight!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 10:14:14 AM
we would NOT see a just eliminated team buying tickets at the airport. perhaps a NEL? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 19, 2014, 10:25:58 AM
Were Kym & Alli seen at the airport going to Manila?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 10:38:17 AM
current flight info
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 10:38:59 AM
we would NOT see a just eliminated team buying tickets at the airport. perhaps a NEL? ???

Which team did you mean by "just eliminated team"?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 10:39:19 AM
Can the on the ground crew confirm?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 10:53:19 AM


i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.

We would not then see them buying tickets in Singapore.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: amazingrace126 on June 19, 2014, 11:02:29 AM


i understand from my friend that Kym & Alli came in at F5, while Tim & Te Jay came in F6. Kym & Alli were the ones eliminated in the Singapore Leg.

We would not then see them buying tickets in Singapore.

Do we have sightings of them buying tickets in Singapore?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 11:06:11 AM
I have a screenshot of the flight screen, but I cant post it now in my phone (i dont know how haha). The flight arrived 5 mins earlier.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
5 min AGO? so we can expect a while before thru customs. be ready at door, it happens so fast!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 11:34:58 AM
TR 2726 arrived 9:25 PM.

Unfortunately, there is no way for any of us people (non passengers) to go to the "door" / actual arrival area where taxis wait. We can only wait at a certain place where private cars are present -- highly unlikely TAr will pass by there

Sorry if this is my only contribution :( I wanted to see them :(

P.S. Hopefully I can see them tomorrow if they are still here :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 11:36:40 AM
you do not need to be at taxi area. You need to be where arriving passengers exit customs into arrival hall---where family meets their arr passengers
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 11:40:06 AM
Customs, I think, is also inside the airport, so there is no way I can get through there.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 11:49:04 AM
how would you meet a family member? you cannot enter airport at ALL? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 19, 2014, 11:53:57 AM
So they are decoys?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 12:07:54 PM
It's been years since I've been through Terminal 1.  Actually, since Terminal 2 opened in 1998, I haven't set foot in there at all. lol
So yeah, I don't remember how the layout of that terminal is either.  I remember long corridors though before getting out of the actual terminal to head to the pick-up/taxi areas. 

TARAu and TARA both flew on Philippine Airlines when they last went to the Philippines and at Terminal 2, I know family can meet passengers at the terminal exit.  You can even peek inside the terminal right where passengers go through immigration/customs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 12:11:26 PM

tristan buenaventura ‏@tistristanrocks  · 6h 
I bet the Amazing Race Team is on their way to Manila!! I only seeing 3 teams.. awesome pic.twitter.com/DHygLX0KtQ

 tristan buenaventura ‏@tistristanrocks  · 11m 
@xxxx yup, already gave some tips and info for their first stop! And their first stop is a famous church near the airport!


Famous church? I immediately think of Quiapo Church, but that's like a 20 min drive from the airport.  Especially with Manila traffic.

Quaipo Church/Plaza Miranda is the site of TARA/TARAu's balut eating task.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 12:11:31 PM
Famous Church?

Can it be this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_City_Baptist_Church_%28West_Avenue,_Quezon_City%29
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 12:13:36 PM
Famous Church?

Can it be this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_City_Baptist_Church_%28West_Avenue,_Quezon_City%29
I have never heard of that church in my life. lol

I can't even imagine why they would go there though. hehe
I'd bet on Quiapo.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 12:14:59 PM
would it be one of these?

Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Chapel Road cor. Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Parañaque (At NAIA Road, turn right before the intersection with Ninoy Aquino Avenue), ☎ +63 2 851-4371. This is the official airport church and NAIA is probably the only airport with one. A large statue of the Virgin Mary stands on an island across from the church, at the corner of NAIA Road and Ninoy Aquino Avenue. edit

Shrine of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay (Opposite Terminal 3, behind the Total gas station), ☎ +63 2 853-9187 to 90. The church of Newport City and the seat of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, it is a popular venue for weddings. Its dome is visible from all parts of the airport complex. edit
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 12:15:15 PM
Famous Church?

Can it be this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_City_Baptist_Church_%28West_Avenue,_Quezon_City%29
I have never heard of that church in my life. lol

I can't even imagine why they would go there though. hehe

Haha, I just search Manila, Church and this church popped out in the first place so I think it might be famous  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 12:18:04 PM
Quaipo is the most famous church in the Philippines, tbh.

Other famous churches would be Manila Cathedral or San Agustin Church in Intramuros, the historic old walled city of Manila.
Chateau suggests Las Pinas Church, but all of these places are 20-30 min from the airport, just as Quiapo is.

I'd absolutely bet on balut eating at Plaza Miranda.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 12:28:06 PM
Quaipo is the most famous church in the Philippines, tbh.

Other famous churches would be Manila Cathedral or San Agustin Church in Intramuros, the historic old walled city of Manila.
Chateau suggests Las Pinas Church, but all of these places are 20-30 min from the airport, just as Quiapo is.

I'd absolutely bet on balut eating at Plaza Miranda.

I think so too, Quiapo Church then proceed to bus stations or airplanes going to Albay (we may see the Jig or Pig Detour again LOL) :funny:
I also had a hunch that they may take a bus going to the north (a bus station going to the north is close to Plaza Miranda), and hopefully that "north" is Baguio City.  :iok

Although almost all evidences are leading to Albay up to now, we should wait.  :hrt:

*Albay is a 12-hour bus ride from Manila, and its really tiring for the information of everybody haha! It also the province of the world-renowned Mayon Volcano.  :conf:
**Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines, which is a 6-7 hour bus ride from Manila  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 12:30:21 PM
I'd love for them to go up north! My fantasy first Leg has them going up north first hehe

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 19, 2014, 12:31:28 PM
The Malingcong Rice Terraces of Bontoc are beautiful! I wonder if they'll visit them IF they go up north to Baguio/Bontoc.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 12:34:22 PM
The Malingcong Rice Terraces of Bontoc are beautiful! I wonder if they'll visit them IF they go up north to Baguio/Bontoc.
Since TARUS seems to be open to borrowing Legs from foreign TARs now, we could see some TARPh tasks. hehe

An overnight bus ride is likely whether they're going up north to Baguio/Mountain Province or to Legazpi, Albay.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 12:34:29 PM
The Malingcong Rice Terraces of Bontoc are beautiful! I wonder if they'll visit them IF they go up north to Baguio/Bontoc.

I'd love for them to go up north! My fantasy first Leg has them going up north first hehe

Yeah, you're right. Only the Philippine version of the The Amazing Race actually went to Bontoc. I would love them going up north especially in Baguio as I can really exhaust my efforts in catching them. (My grandpa is a taxi driver and I can tell him to also have his lookout at the bus terminal HAHA!)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 12:37:22 PM
The Malingcong Rice Terraces of Bontoc are beautiful! I wonder if they'll visit them IF they go up north to Baguio/Bontoc.
Since TARUS seems to be open to borrowing Legs from foreign TARs now, we could see some TARPh tasks. hehe

An overnight bus ride is likely whether they're going up north to Baguio/Mountain Province or to Legazpi, Albay.

Definitely! They should borrow TARPH's tasks (well they also copied the Albay leg for crying out loud HAHA), when they will go up north and I know where they will be going already here in Baguio haha.
Forgive me for mentioning my city a few times, I just can't help it haha. I really want to see Phil in person!!!  :hoot:
I would be ecstatic when I see him  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 12:57:22 PM
According to @georgiapeach, it's Baclaran Church.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 01:01:08 PM
Of course! Baclaran.
Hurry, someone head over  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 01:03:38 PM
Think TAR 5 ascender task....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 01:05:13 PM
Baclaran Church is very near to the airport. So if there is no H.O.O and they do not perform any task there, they might already head to another destination because their flight arrived about 3 hours, I think.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 01:08:22 PM
Think TAR 5 ascender task....
Teams would have to take chartered flights directly to El Nido, Palawan.  Or fly to Puerto Princesa and I think it's a long drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 01:11:29 PM
It's funny that about 30 minutes ago, I was feeling sleepy (it's already past 2 am here!! :tantrum) and I decided to check the thread. When I saw "Philippines" here, I literally jumped out of my sleepiness and activated my eagle eyes at the different social networking sites LOL. I will not sleep until I can't confirm where they will go next.
I really feel that they're going somewhere near me hahaha FINGERS CROSSED!!  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 19, 2014, 01:16:31 PM
Think TAR 5 ascender task....

Peach, just an FYI.... There is no such thing as an El Nido Airport..as was erroneously speculated earlier in this thread. Lagen Island is too small for an airport unless they are using seaplanes. In TAR5 teams finished the ascender task and then rowed to the beach for the pit stop. Teams spent the night on the beach and then were released. They all then took a series of boat rides to get back to civilization. I have tome errands to do and when I get back home, I will pull out my copy of TAR5 and get the exact correct facts.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 01:16:53 PM
A tweet by Jio DE Leon confirms they are in Baclaran Church at 2AM.
Jio de Leon @jiodeleon  ·  11m
Racers are in Baclaran church. at 2 AM. That can't be totally safe haha. #amazingrace
He's kinda right though. lol
I don't really think Baclaran would be somewhere TAR would want teams camping out for a HOO. lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 19, 2014, 01:17:04 PM
It's funny that about 30 minutes ago, I was feeling sleepy (it's already past 2 am here!! :tantrum) and I decided to check the thread. When I saw "Philippines" here, I literally jumped out of my sleepiness and activated my eagle eyes at the different social networking sites LOL. I will not sleep until I can't confirm where they will go next.
I really feel that they're going somewhere near me hahaha FINGERS CROSSED!!  :hoot:

Go to the church, and they will be near you <333333
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 01:19:36 PM
A tweet by Jio DE Leon confirms they are in Baclaran Church at 2AM.
Jio de Leon @jiodeleon  ·  11m
Racers are in Baclaran church. at 2 AM. That can't be totally safe haha. #amazingrace
He's kinda right though. lol
I don't really think Baclaran would be somewhere TAR would want teams camping out for a HOO. lol

Newbie here, what's a HOO? Hahaha
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 01:21:18 PM
Think TAR 5 ascender task....

Peach, just an FYI.... There is no such thing as an El Nido Airport..as was erroneously speculated earlier in this thread. Lagen Island is too small for an airport unless they are using seaplanes. In TAR5 teams finished the ascender task and then rowed to the beach for the pit stop. Teams spent the night on the beach and then were released. They all then took a series of boat rides to get back to civilization. I have tome errands to do and when I get back home, I will pull out my copy of TAR5 and get the exact correct facts.
They took charter flights to El Nido before hopping on jeepneys to the pier where they took the boats to that flag finding task, the pearls diving and the ascender.

I remember reading El Nido's airport is used for resort guests.  It's a private airstrip I think.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 01:22:42 PM
I don't really think Baclaran would be somewhere TAR would want teams camping out for a HOO. lol

Newbie here, what's a HOO? Hahaha
Hours of Operation =)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on June 19, 2014, 01:22:56 PM
According to Wikipedia Baclaran Church is The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
and open 24 hours.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 01:24:38 PM
It's funny that about 30 minutes ago, I was feeling sleepy (it's already past 2 am here!! :tantrum) and I decided to check the thread. When I saw "Philippines" here, I literally jumped out of my sleepiness and activated my eagle eyes at the different social networking sites LOL. I will not sleep until I can't confirm where they will go next.
I really feel that they're going somewhere near me hahaha FINGERS CROSSED!!  :hoot:

Go to the church, and they will be near you <333333

The fact that I'm about 250 km away from Manila? Hahaha, too bad xD
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 01:27:05 PM
Think TAR 5 ascender task....

Peach, just an FYI.... There is no such thing as an El Nido Airport..as was erroneously speculated earlier in this thread. Lagen Island is too small for an airport unless they are using seaplanes. In TAR5 teams finished the ascender task and then rowed to the beach for the pit stop. Teams spent the night on the beach and then were released. They all then took a series of boat rides to get back to civilization. I have tome errands to do and when I get back home, I will pull out my copy of TAR5 and get the exact correct facts.

It's a landing airstrip, maybe privately owned since all flights going to Palawan is via Puerto Princesa. We may also see the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the new 7 wonders of nature.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on June 19, 2014, 01:58:46 PM
Neo-Romanesque façade of the Baclaran Church. ... Laging Saklolo) also known as Redemptorist Church and colloquially the Baclaran Church, is ... been authorised by the Holy See to remain open 24 hours a day throughout the entire year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baclaran_Church
http://www.manilagateway.com/attractions/baclaran-redemptorist-church.html
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 02:15:57 PM
Too bad it's still early in the morning.  When pretty much 95% of the Filipino population has a cell phone, we'd have a lot more updates hehe.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 02:37:44 PM
Too bad it's still early in the morning.  When pretty much 95% of the Filipino population has a cell phone, we'd have a lot more updates hehe.
I'm also thinking of that hahaha
It's only 3:40 AM (UTC +8, around 3:40 PM ET)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 19, 2014, 02:55:40 PM
In keeping with the "Island" theme, look for a finish at one of Seattle's numerous islands, or Catalina, even Alcatraz.  West coast islands.  All seem to fit.

 I would love to see TAR25 finish at Zug Island in the Detroit River...lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 19, 2014, 03:18:10 PM
Think TAR 5 ascender task....

Peach, just an FYI.... There is no such thing as an El Nido Airport..as was erroneously speculated earlier in this thread. Lagen Island is too small for an airport unless they are using seaplanes. In TAR5 teams finished the ascender task and then rowed to the beach for the pit stop. Teams spent the night on the beach and then were released. They all then took a series of boat rides to get back to civilization. I have tome errands to do and when I get back home, I will pull out my copy of TAR5 and get the exact correct facts.
They took charter flights to El Nido before hopping on jeepneys to the pier where they took the boats to that flag finding task, the pearls diving and the ascender.

I remember reading El Nido's airport is used for resort guests.  It's a private airstrip I think.

Well, after looking at the episode again, there are multiple "El Nido Resorts" all over the place on multiple islands according t GE. They flew Twin Otter charters from Manila all the way to the Palawans.......that had to be 4-5 hours.....Twin Otters are very slow STOL aircraft. They flew to the private "El Nido Airport on Miniloc Island. Then they did the three island flag task.........then the oyster shell task..........then the Lagen Wall ascender task........then pit stop on Lagen Island at the El NIdo Resort there. In the morning, they took boats from Lagen Island to Miniloc Island and flew back to Manila on a single Twin Otter. Then got big jets to Calgary.

Google Earth is normally pretty good at marking airports, even private ones. But it is not marked on Miniloc Island and I could not even see a spot on the  island for the runway.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 03:21:13 PM
Not sure about this, but would be SO cool! That remains one of my most heartwrenching tasks ever. But some of the TARATARaus task redo's sound good too.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 03:47:53 PM
Not sure about this, but would be SO cool! That remains one of my most heartwrenching tasks ever. But some of the TARATARaus task redo's sound good too.

Definitely. But huge part of that was the teams involved I think.  For a Philippine Switchback, I'd definitely prefer a My Ox is Broken one.
We got a bunch of young teams doing the ascender, might not be as exciting.  But those carabaos/oxen will definitely provide fun regardless of what team is participating. hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 03:51:08 PM
Can someone translate this please?

icon bleed ‏@static_bleed  · 48m 
@KatDeCastro madam r u a fan of amazing race? Nasa pinas sila ngayun 4 filming..

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 03:54:50 PM
Can someone translate this please?

icon bleed ‏@static_bleed  · 48m 
@KatDeCastro madam r u a fan of amazing race? Nasa pinas sila ngayun 4 filming..
Kat De Castro is (was?) the host of a travel show, "Trip na Trip."  The tweeter is asking "Madam, are you a fan of amazing race? They are in the Philippines now 4 filming."
So, just asking if she's a fan.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 03:59:32 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 19, 2014, 04:21:59 PM
In keeping with the "Island" theme, look for a finish at one of Seattle's numerous islands, or Catalina, even Alcatraz.  West coast islands.  All seem to fit.

 I would love to see TAR25 finish at Zug Island in the Detroit River...lol
If the Finish Line is indeed at one of Seattle's Islands, I would be quite angry, as I am going there a few weeks after the Race ends.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: maf on June 19, 2014, 04:54:19 PM
Well, after looking at the episode again, there are multiple "El Nido Resorts" all over the place on multiple islands according t GE. They flew Twin Otter charters from Manila all the way to the Palawans.......that had to be 4-5 hours.....Twin Otters are very slow STOL aircraft. They flew to the private "El Nido Airport on Miniloc Island. Then they did the three island flag task.........then the oyster shell task..........then the Lagen Wall ascender task........then pit stop on Lagen Island at the El NIdo Resort there. In the morning, they took boats from Lagen Island to Miniloc Island and flew back to Manila on a single Twin Otter. Then got big jets to Calgary.

Google Earth is normally pretty good at marking airports, even private ones. But it is not marked on Miniloc Island and I could not even see a spot on the  island for the runway.

I think the episode took liberties with the truth. There is an El Nido airport on Palawan. And it doesn't seem to be long from there to Miniloc island.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ICONBLEED on June 19, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
Can someone translate this please?

icon bleed ‏@static_bleed  · 48m 
@KatDeCastro madam r u a fan of amazing race? Nasa pinas sila ngayun 4 filming..
Kat De Castro is (was?) the host of a travel show, "Trip na Trip."  The tweeter is asking "Madam, are you a fan of amazing race? They are in the Philippines now 4 filming."
So, just asking if she's a fan.

sorry guys for lurking in.. it's my TWI account... I'm was trying to ask this person since she is so active in twitter and she is a very influential in terms of travelling all over Phil.. Cmon Pinoys let us all use the power of social media here in our turf...
I'm outside right now in Philippines but hoping to give you some insight and speculation..
My Ox is broken task maybe they skip this one. Why? -(Political tension (moderate)
Goin to Albay, Legazpi? --  Heard there is some irregular volcanic activities..
Posible location -- Revisiting Palawan or Bagiuo
Long Shot -- Cebu, Negros or Bohol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 05:15:16 PM
Oh :welcome: !! I am sorry, google translate was giving me fits and I didn't want to miss anything yummy nor contact you if you were production, lol.

Many thanks for the ideas!! I am just SO thankful we are getting to come back after the unexpected leg cancellations last time. I'll take whatever comes! :hearts
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 05:19:41 PM
Can someone translate this please?

icon bleed ‏@static_bleed  · 48m 
@KatDeCastro madam r u a fan of amazing race? Nasa pinas sila ngayun 4 filming..
Kat De Castro is (was?) the host of a travel show, "Trip na Trip."  The tweeter is asking "Madam, are you a fan of amazing race? They are in the Philippines now 4 filming."
So, just asking if she's a fan.

sorry guys for lurking in.. it's my TWI account... I'm was trying to ask this person since she is so active in twitter and she is a very influential in terms of travelling all over Phil.. Cmon Pinoys let us all use the power of social media here in out turf...
I'm outside right now in Philippines but hoping to give you some insight and speculation..
My Ox is broken task maybe they skip this one. Why? -(Political tension (moderate)
Goin to Albay, Legazpi? --  Heard there is some irregular volcanic activities..
Posible location -- Revisiting Palawan or Bagiuo
Long Shot -- Cebu, Negros or Bohol
Oh yeah, of course, I totally forgot that Albay may be not a location this season since Mayon Volcano is having its irregularities right now (although our bureau keeps it in Alert 1 status, meaning no eruption is seen in the near future). If the TAR production team will not continue there given the current situation, it leaves us with Palawan, Manila, OR a new destination.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 05:30:24 PM
The alert has been on for a while at Mayon, a few weeks now.  There'd be ample warning if going there was imminent danger, plus any Route Markers from TARA/TARAu (Cagsawa Ruins, Barangay Budiao, Daraga and Misibis Bay) are a safe enough distance away?  Especially if they're going in the next day or two.

And question, have all the Switchbacks always been at the same exact location?  I can't recall. The cheese and the head shaving Switchbacks were at different locations, so...
Because while it may be a little crazy in the province of Cavite (sorta), they could easily stage a field plowing task pretty much anywhere else in the country.  :hoot:

I think they'll be staying in Luzon though.  So I think the best TARPh-used northern locations that are possible would be Baguio City and Mountain Province.  They'll be able to do cultural tasks and the rural area is stunning (the rice terraces) and definitely provide a chance for an Ox/field plowing tasks. 

Especially since this route hasn't had any rural locations yet?  I'd think they'd use the Philippine countryside more than Metro Manila locations outside of a Route Marker or two, like Baclaran Church, to get them out of the city.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 19, 2014, 05:51:22 PM
Especially since this route hasn't had any rural locations yet? 
Well, the Shetland island Leg, while around the city of lerwick, was slightly rural. And legs 5 and 6 in Morocco were possibly rural/semi-rural.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 06:22:19 PM
I'm just came here at Baclaran Church, I asked the guards and they said that the teams left at 6am. There were some cameramen left and they were recording some clips of the surroundings of the church and the clue. I actually saw the clue where they are going next.

Rosario Municipal Plaza  - Rosario, Cavite

Active Route Info Task: Eat salinas.

That's all info I've got.

Salinas? According to Google Maps, there is a food house in Rosario, Cavite named "Salinas Specials Food Haus". So are we going to Cavite? Then it would be much like the 10th leg in Season 5, where they had to travel to Cavite then to Laguna then back to Manila. We may see the "My Ox is broken" detour.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: diRkdARyL on June 19, 2014, 06:30:04 PM
I'm just came here at Baclaran Church, I asked the guards and they said that the teams left at 6am. There were some cameramen left and they were recording some clips of the surroundings of the church and the clue. I actually saw the clue where they are going next.

Rosario Municipal Plaza  - Rosario, Cavite

Active Route Info Task: Eat salinas.

That's all info I've got.

Salinas? According to Google Maps, there is a food house in Rosario, Cavite named "Salinas Specials Food Haus". So are we going to Cavite? Then it would be much like the 10th leg in Season 5, where they had to travel to Cavite then to Laguna then back to Manila. We may see the "My Ox is broken" detour.

Yes. I also saw the name of that store in the clue.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
Rosario, Cavite is a 2 to 3 hours bus drive from Baclaran, if taxi an hour and a half... Rosario is nearby Manila bay. 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 06:36:30 PM
I'm just came here at Baclaran Church, I asked the guards and they said that the teams left at 6am. There were some cameramen left and they were recording some clips of the surroundings of the church and the clue. I actually saw the clue where they are going next.

Rosario Municipal Plaza  - Rosario, Cavite

Active Route Info Task: Eat salinas.

That's all info I've got.

Salinas? According to Google Maps, there is a food house in Rosario, Cavite named "Salinas Specials Food Haus". So are we going to Cavite? Then it would be much like the 10th leg in Season 5, where they had to travel to Cavite then to Laguna then back to Manila. We may see the "My Ox is broken" detour.

Yes. I also saw the name of that store in the clue.

You sure about that? I'll call the store later if we can confirm it.
@georgiapeach - Can we call the store to confirm or not?
I'm actually a zombie right now, only sleeping for 2 hours LOL  :umn:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ICONBLEED on June 19, 2014, 06:40:04 PM
Rosario, Cavite is a 2 to 3 hours bus drive from Baclaran, if taxi an hour and a half... Rosario is nearby Manila bay.

hopefully this TWITT will not affect thier travel towards Rosario, Cavite
GMA News ‏@gmanews  14m
PHOTO: Sen. Bong Revilla is getting ready to leave the Revilla mansion in Bacoor, Cavite. | via @sandraguinaldo
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on June 19, 2014, 06:41:14 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosario,_Cavite
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 06:42:11 PM
I googled it, Rosario is formerly named as Salinas town in Cavite. Their festival is on the month of October and one of the foods they are offering is ""Tinapang Salinas" or dried salted fish. Since they are nearby the shore, fishing is the main source of their living and in the Philippines, dried fish are usually served during breakfast with matching soy sauce and squeeze lemon.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 06:43:56 PM
Ooo! Interesting.

Eat Salinas?
Here's Cavite's pride Tinapang Salinas:
(http://www.wowcavite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Tinapang-Salinas2.jpg)

Perfect if they have to eat a traditional Filipino breakfast! hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 06:49:31 PM
Ooo! Interesting.

Eat Salinas?
Here's Cavite's pride Tinapang Salinas:

Perfect if they have to eat a traditional Filipino breakfast! hehe

Hahaha, tradition Filipino breakfast at its finest. I wonder if they will be having a hard time on this since, it is salty. I never tasted Cavite's Tinapa but I think, the taste is very much the same compared to others hahaha.

I found an Instagram post for their POSSIBLE next location but the owner doesn't reply my inquiry. Oh well, let's wait :D
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aj_0852 on June 19, 2014, 06:52:51 PM
Here's the catch: After Cavite, they might go to Taal Volcano in Batangas, a nearby place. Activities include trekking and adventure extremes. Or they might visit Boracay or Palawan afterwards. Remember, last season 5, they visited El Nido? Hopefully, they will not recycle the tasks during TARAussie 2 and TAR Ukraine.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 06:53:25 PM
Here's the catch: After Cavite, they might go to Taal Volcano in Batangas, a nearby place. Activities include trekking and adventure extremes. Or they might visit Boracay or Palawan afterwards. Remember, last season 5, they visited El Nido? Hopefully, they will not recycle the tasks during TARAussie 2 and TAR Ukraine.
They MUST recycle Jig or Pig!  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 19, 2014, 06:54:00 PM
Well, after looking at the episode again, there are multiple "El Nido Resorts" all over the place on multiple islands according t GE. They flew Twin Otter charters from Manila all the way to the Palawans.......that had to be 4-5 hours.....Twin Otters are very slow STOL aircraft. They flew to the private "El Nido Airport on Miniloc Island. Then they did the three island flag task.........then the oyster shell task..........then the Lagen Wall ascender task........then pit stop on Lagen Island at the El NIdo Resort there. In the morning, they took boats from Lagen Island to Miniloc Island and flew back to Manila on a single Twin Otter. Then got big jets to Calgary.

Google Earth is normally pretty good at marking airports, even private ones. But it is not marked on Miniloc Island and I could not even see a spot on the  island for the runway.

I think the episode took liberties with the truth. There is an El Nido airport on Palawan. And it doesn't seem to be long from there to Miniloc island.

That airport at Villa Libertad has a code of ENI. It is approximately 300 miles from Manila. So that would be 1.5 to 1.75 hours flying time in a Twin Otter. They cruise at a little under 200 mph. It has a gravel runway. In the episode, it showed a grass air stripe. It also showed the airport sign.....El Nido Airport across the top and El Nido Resort, Miniloc Island at the bottom. It would be interesting (to me at least) to know the history of that field at Villa Libertad. Its size, orientation and location are very reminiscent of Japanese air bases in the area from World War II.

Add about 15 minutes of flying time from Miniloc to Villa Libertad and that gives about 2 hours flight time to Manila. Production could always manipulate the story line. They left pit stop from about 3:45 am to 4:30 am and arrived at the airport in the dark. They had to catch a 6:30 am charter back to Manila.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 19, 2014, 06:55:40 PM
I dont know where to post but can the timeline be updated with Kym & Alli safe until Philippines???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 06:56:44 PM
I hope the issue regarding Senator Bong Revilla will not affect the race since a lot of his supporters are in front of his mansion in Bacoor Cavite. But there is a new highway constructed going to Kawit, Noveleta, Gen Trias and Rosario aside from making their way along Gen Aguinaldo Highway which makes the route of Bacoor, Imus and Dasmarinas Cavite. I hope they'll go to Kawit Cavite since the 116th independence day of the Philippines was celebrated every June 12 and the independence was first declared and celebrated at Kawit.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 06:56:49 PM
I dont know where to post but can the timeline be updated with Kym & Alli safe until Philippines???

Oval will do that when he is here. No need to rush ^^
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 07:02:50 PM
I hope the issue regarding Senator Bong Revilla will not affect the race since a lot of his supporters are in front of his mansion in Bacoor Cavite. But there is a new highway constructed going to Kawit, Noveleta, Gen Trias and Rosario aside from making their way along Gen Aguinaldo Highway which makes the route of Bacoor, Imus and Dasmarinas Cavite.
Maybe it'll be like TAR6 and the Racers, or maybe just Jonathan & Victoria, getting stuck in traffic when the President of Synagogue made their way through.  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aj_0852 on June 19, 2014, 07:03:34 PM
I'm just came here at Baclaran Church, I asked the guards and they said that the teams left at 6am. There were some cameramen left and they were recording some clips of the surroundings of the church and the clue. I actually saw the clue where they are going next.

Rosario Municipal Plaza  - Rosario, Cavite

Active Route Info Task: Eat salinas.

That's all info I've got.

Salinas? According to Google Maps, there is a food house in Rosario, Cavite named "Salinas Specials Food Haus". So are we going to Cavite? Then it would be much like the 10th leg in Season 5, where they had to travel to Cavite then to Laguna then back to Manila. We may see the "My Ox is broken" detour.

Yes. I also saw the name of that store in the clue.



SWITCHBACK maybe? Anyone?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 07:07:32 PM
Can someone from the Philippines call the restaurant? I love to call them but I realized that I have insufficient balance. Here's their number (I don't know if it's updated, but it's the number the internet is offering us) 0933 434 0540/ For international calls: use +63, replacing the first "0"
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aj_0852 on June 19, 2014, 07:11:57 PM
Here's the catch: After Cavite, they might go to Taal Volcano in Batangas, a nearby place. Activities include trekking and adventure extremes. Or they might visit Boracay or Palawan afterwards. Remember, last season 5, they visited El Nido? Hopefully, they will not recycle the tasks during TARAussie 2 and TAR Ukraine.
They MUST recycle Jig or Pig!  :yess:

No way! It may look like bland already. New challenges should be!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 07:12:28 PM
Live sightings everyone!!
http://iconosquare.com/viewer.php#/detail/746609845855743223_631745666

@marcoghosn  - 8:07 AM (UTC +8)
"Nakita namin kanina yung shoot ng Amazing Race US, sa Bamboo Organ yata sila papunta, saya lang. #funyun #amazingrace"
Translation:
"We saw the filming of Amazing Race US a while back. We think that they're going to the Bamboo Organ (the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ), just fun. #funyun #amazingrace"
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 19, 2014, 07:15:32 PM
I dont know where to post but can the timeline be updated with Kym & Alli safe until Philippines???

Oval will do that when he is here. No need to rush ^^

Yup, can't be on 24/7 to update, so sometimes you'll just need to wait till I get a chance to get on. But once I have updated, feel free to post in the timeline thread about anything I've missing or is incorrect...

Just looking now, but I can only see Kym/Alli are safe TO Singapore -- if they've been sighted beyond, can you link me??
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 07:18:26 PM
If Cavite is confirmed, Racers may just be arriving from now until 9am (Phil. time) at Rosario, maybe the shoot was a setup for the next task. So, a possible Bamboo Organ location in Las Pinas (a place in Manila near Bacoor, Cavite, NAIA airport and Baclaran church)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 19, 2014, 07:18:40 PM
Is that sighting consistent with the restaurant mentioned in the clue from the church?

We need to be careful without eyewitness or photographs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 07:19:16 PM
No way! It may look like bland already. New challenges should be!
Maybe bland to some TAR fans like us who've seen the others.
But not the 10 million US viewers who probably don't even know TARA, TARAu, or TARPh even exist. hehe

...

So from Rosario's Filipino breakfast back to St. Joseph Church in Las Pinas?

And just to note, the bamboo organ is not at Baclaran Church, the location of the first Route Marker.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aj_0852 on June 19, 2014, 07:21:58 PM
No way! It may look like bland already. New challenges should be!
Maybe bland to some TAR fans like us who've seen the others.
But not the 10 million US viewers who probably don't even know TARA, TARAu, or TARPh even exist. hehe

...

So from Rosario's Filipino breakfast back to St. Joseph Church in Las Pinas?

Then a possibility of a new location! Hell yeah! Fly or ride a bus? Somewhere rural?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 07:24:09 PM
No way! It may look like bland already. New challenges should be!
Maybe bland to some TAR fans like us who've seen the others.
But not the 10 million US viewers who probably don't even know TARA, TARAu, or TARPh even exist. hehe

...

So from Rosario's Filipino breakfast back to St. Joseph Church in Las Pinas?

Then a possibility of a new location! Hell yeah! Fly or ride a bus? Somewhere rural?

Of course, there is still that possibility. Up until now, I can say that this leg is a NEL. Since they are just wandering in the outskirts of Metro Manila. I still hope a Northern Philippines appearance here. Am not losing hope  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aj_0852 on June 19, 2014, 07:27:52 PM
No way! It may look like bland already. New challenges should be!
Maybe bland to some TAR fans like us who've seen the others.
But not the 10 million US viewers who probably don't even know TARA, TARAu, or TARPh even exist. hehe

...

So from Rosario's Filipino breakfast back to St. Joseph Church in Las Pinas?

Then a possibility of a new location! Hell yeah! Fly or ride a bus? Somewhere rural?

Of course, there is still that possibility. Up until now, I can say that this leg is a NEL. Since they are just wandering in the outskirts of Metro Manila. I still hope a Northern Philippines appearance here. Am not losing hope  :hoot:


Northern PH is experiencing bad weather, that might not push through. From intense heat to torrential rains. Visayas is a big probability. Mindanao is a bit rainy and also with flooding going on. Let's not lose hope!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 07:29:19 PM
In the new picture, I see the sign in the back and it says "To National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help" which is Baclaran Church and also arrow to Roxas Blvd, where the church is on.

So that picture is likely from Baclaran.

ETA: That building is the side of the church:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F3A30IYM5Wk/TLkfFxtaeoI/AAAAAAAADk8/M3BPDZDrUd4/s320/Image3081.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: diRkdARyL on June 19, 2014, 07:31:06 PM
There is no Bamboo Organ mentioned in the clue from the church.. The instagram caption has "yata", meaning he is not sure..

Remember the news article years ago that TAR will have a leg in Ilocos? 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 07:33:03 PM
Yup, the live sighting pictures are at the streets outside Baclaran Church...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 07:33:24 PM


Northern PH is experiencing bad weather, that might not push through. From intense heat to torrential rains. Visayas is a big probability. Mindanao is a bit rainy and also with flooding going on. Let's not lose hope!
Mindanao is less likely than the north though considering the tension there and existing travel warning.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aj_0852 on June 19, 2014, 07:34:19 PM
There is no Bamboo Organ mentioned in the clue from the church.. The instagram caption has "yata", meaning he is not sure..

Remember the news article years ago that TAR will have a leg in Ilocos?

 That did not pushed through. Maybe now. Blame it on the tourism board. No spoilers is a big must for the producers.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on June 19, 2014, 07:35:10 PM
Curious, after getting their clues at the church, the teams don't seem to be in a big hurry.   ???  In fact, they look like they're out on a Sunday stroll.   :res:   Maybe they're not big eating fans.   :funny:  Go figure.   :tantrum
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 07:35:36 PM
No way! It may look like bland already. New challenges should be!
Maybe bland to some TAR fans like us who've seen the others.
But not the 10 million US viewers who probably don't even know TARA, TARAu, or TARPh even exist. hehe

...

So from Rosario's Filipino breakfast back to St. Joseph Church in Las Pinas?

Then a possibility of a new location! Hell yeah! Fly or ride a bus? Somewhere rural?

Of course, there is still that possibility. Up until now, I can say that this leg is a NEL. Since they are just wandering in the outskirts of Metro Manila. I still hope a Northern Philippines appearance here. Am not losing hope  :hoot:


Northern PH is experiencing bad weather, that might not push through. From intense heat to torrential rains. Visayas is a big probability. Mindanao is a bit rainy and also with flooding going on. Let's not lose hope!

Remember TARPH, when they went to Baguio with the monsoon rain? Haha! Frankly speaking now? I think Baguio is a strong candidate for the next leg (if the current leg is Leg 10)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 07:37:19 PM
There is no Bamboo Organ mentioned in the clue from the church.. The instagram caption has "yata", meaning he is not sure..

Remember the news article years ago that TAR will have a leg in Ilocos?

That's why I translated it as "we think". Haha.
Can you give me the link about that news article? Maybe that's for another version of TAR? TARPH had a leg in Vigan.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 07:50:47 PM
So it'll be a busy morning in Manila.  If they Race back into Manila/Quezon City, they may just run into the big brouhaha with Senator Bong Revilla turning himself in/MARCHING to the court. lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 07:55:43 PM
So it'll be a busy morning in Manila.  If they Race back into Manila/Quezon City, they may just run into the big brouhaha with Senator Bong Revilla turning himself in/MARCHING to the court. lol

Plus, the usual traffic jam in the Metro. Traffic will play a big factor :funny:
We may see meltdowns again. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 08:03:26 PM
Even if this is likely a NEL, how crazy would it be if a team got eliminated because they end up stuck in traffic caused by Janet Napoles. :funny:

...

If they stay in the Metro for this Leg, maybe the Pit Stop at a big landmark? Like an Intramurous or Luneta/Rizal Park or CCP or Manila Post Office?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 19, 2014, 08:07:20 PM
Oh no I didnt mean to rush you on the timeline, it was just a remind
And what I meant is that Kym & Ally were spotted in Singapore but not Philippines
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 08:42:26 PM
Christian Patiga ‏@xtianpatiga  2m
#AmazingRace taping today at the back of our house. Tricycle Assembling at the workshop. 😄🎥 💋 http://instagram.com/p/pcpgbXsoQj/
Good task!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 08:43:33 PM
It reminds me of TAR5's Jeepney ARI. :P

But it DEFINITELY looks like an RB!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 08:48:02 PM
It reminds me of TAR5's Jeepney ARI. :P

But it DEFINITELY looks like an RB!
I was actually even expecting them to do another jeepney assembling task, but tricycles are definitely the next logical alternative. lol

I thought it looked like a Road Block too, but it looks like both Amy and Mya are doing the task?  I hope it's an ARI and not a Detour.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 08:49:33 PM
It reminds me of TAR5's Jeepney ARI. :P

But it DEFINITELY looks like an RB!
I was actually even expecting them to do another jeepney assembling task, but tricycles are definitely the next logical alternative. lol

I thought it looked like a Road Block too, but it looks like both Amy and Mya are doing the task?  I hope it's an ARI and not a Detour.

Good Eye! :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 08:49:59 PM
It is not RB. Both Misti and Jim are doing it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Cocoa on June 19, 2014, 08:50:30 PM
Any nearby pitstop location candidates? I speculate that they could go back to.Manila
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 08:50:44 PM
Good Eye! :P
So definitely a Malaguena Motors modified Switchback lol
I wonder if they'll have to ride in it to the next Route Marker.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 08:50:53 PM
Any nearby pitstop location candidates? I speculate that they could go back to.Manila

Napoles's Jail Pit Stop please <3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 08:52:35 PM
Any nearby pitstop location candidates? I speculate that they could go back to.Manila

Napoles's Jail Pit Stop please <3
Or Sandiganbayan, Quezon City lol

They might go back to Manila.  Paco Park anyone?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 08:55:29 PM
Any nearby pitstop location candidates? I speculate that they could go back to.Manila

Napoles's Jail Pit Stop please <3
Or Sandiganbayan, Quezon City lol

They might go back to Manila.  Paco Park anyone?

Or UST like TARPH did? :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 08:56:07 PM
Hahaha, it's almost the same as the Jeepney assembly back in Season 5  :funny:
I'm betting on Kawit, Cavite being the pit stop for this leg, and according to the instagram post, he seen 4 pairs, then this will make this leg a NEL.
One more leg in the Philippines please??  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 08:57:20 PM
Maybe Cookie Palace.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 09:00:39 PM
Maybe Cookie Palace.

Hahahaha, the Cookie Palace xD
I wonder what place that taxi driver was referring to since as far as I know, the Cookie Palace is non-existent.  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 09:02:09 PM
Maybe Cookie Palace.

Hahahaha, the Cookie Palace xD
I wonder what place that taxi driver was referring to since as far as I know, the Cookie Palace is non-existent.  :funny:
I've watched those eps so many times.  I think the driver said Makati Palace, but the TAR editors heard it as "Cookie" Palace.  lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 09:08:18 PM
Could be Palace in the Sky pitstop in Tagaytay viewing the Taal Volcano :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 19, 2014, 09:20:00 PM
Could be Palace in the Sky pitstop in Tagaytay viewing the Taal Volcano :)

Anywhere will be fine for me, as long as Kris Aquino is not the local greeter HAHAHA. (Remember Luli Arroyo being the greeter in Season 5 Manila leg?)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 09:38:46 PM
Could be Palace in the Sky pitstop in Tagaytay viewing the Taal Volcano :)

Anywhere will be fine for me, as long as Kris Aquino is not the local greeter HAHAHA. (Remember Luli Arroyo being the greeter in Season 5 Manila leg?)
LOL Agreed!
Or her sons, the First Nephews.  :grins:

Maybe one of the Bb. Pilipinas winners? Or even Miss World Megan Young?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 19, 2014, 09:44:48 PM
Could be Palace in the Sky pitstop in Tagaytay viewing the Taal Volcano :)

Anywhere will be fine for me, as long as Kris Aquino is not the local greeter HAHAHA. (Remember Luli Arroyo being the greeter in Season 5 Manila leg?)
LOL Agreed!
Or her sons, the First Nephews.  :grins:

Maybe one of the Bb. Pilipinas winners? Or even Miss World Megan Young?

I would rather have that than a political figure. The Showbiz sister of the President? Please don't.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: junkster_ph on June 19, 2014, 09:48:13 PM
Manny Pacquiao as a greeter? LOL...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 09:53:20 PM
I dont know where to post but can the timeline be updated with Kym & Alli safe until Philippines???

The timeline will be updated WHEN Oval can do it, so no, leave him alone please!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 09:57:12 PM
Can someone from the Philippines call the restaurant? I love to call them but I realized that I have insufficient balance. Here's their number (I don't know if it's updated, but it's the number the internet is offering us) 0933 434 0540/ For international calls: use +63, replacing the first "0"

Please don't. Anyone involved in filming will have signed a non-disclosure agreement so asking is only putting them at risk. If you want to go watch from afar and NOT interfere, fine. But no calls please.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ICONBLEED on June 19, 2014, 10:03:14 PM
Mall of Asia Arena? Since we love our basketball here...

Ow and by the way maybe some of our detectives are busy following Kevin Love...   :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 10:22:26 PM
One team member asked someone  how to cook adobo
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 10:30:24 PM
Cooking Adobo? Interesting! :lol:

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 19, 2014, 10:32:39 PM
Cooking Adobo? Interesting! :lol:
Is it PORK adobo? In Cavite!? Today of all days?  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 19, 2014, 10:47:38 PM
Cooking Adobo? Interesting! :lol:
Is it PORK adobo? In Cavite!? Today of all days?  :funny:

It also rained just an hour ago, so it should be interesting, to say the least! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 19, 2014, 11:34:11 PM
One team member asked someone  how to cook adobo

But where did this information come from?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 19, 2014, 11:59:59 PM
One team member asked someone  how to cook adobo

But where did this information come from?

someone who spoke to them
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 12:04:31 AM
Can someone from the Philippines call the restaurant? I love to call them but I realized that I have insufficient balance. Here's their number (I don't know if it's updated, but it's the number the internet is offering us) 0933 434 0540/ For international calls: use +63, replacing the first "0"

Please don't. Anyone involved in filming will have signed a non-disclosure agreement so asking is only putting them at risk. If you want to go watch from afar and NOT interfere, fine. But no calls please.

Then, it's a good thing that I asked a question first before doing so. Hahaha, thanks for the warning!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: muninayo on June 20, 2014, 12:08:14 AM
I'd seriously follow them if they go north to baguio. it's only 1.5 hour drive from my place.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 20, 2014, 02:08:02 AM
Thanks for the story Gurizin <3

Sounds fun!

But does this mean Adobo was a task or not? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 20, 2014, 02:12:16 AM
Thanks Guzirin for the story  :<3

Anyway, if adobo is related to the race, it must be a task at Baclaran Church. No way they knew something before having the next clue, right?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 20, 2014, 02:14:43 AM
Thanks Guzirin for the story  :<3

Anyway, if adobo is related to the race, it must be a task at Baclaran Church. No way they knew something before having the next clue, right?

It's a CHURCH, how can they cook adobo at a church? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 20, 2014, 02:27:04 AM
Thanks Guzirin for the story  :<3

Anyway, if adobo is related to the race, it must be a task at Baclaran Church. No way they knew something before having the next clue, right?

It's a CHURCH, how can they cook adobo at a church? :lol:

Based on the photo of the teams near the church, it looks like a market or something there.
Anyway, maybe Bethany just asked about something famous in Philippines in the case there is a task related to.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: muninayo on June 20, 2014, 02:28:29 AM
how did they know they'd be cooking adobo? they haven't gotten the clue yet at the Baclaran church.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 20, 2014, 02:30:00 AM
Thanks Guzirin for the story  :<3

Anyway, if adobo is related to the race, it must be a task at Baclaran Church. No way they knew something before having the next clue, right?

It's a CHURCH, how can they cook adobo at a church? :lol:

Based on the photo of the teams near the church, it looks like a market or something there.
Anyway, maybe Bethany just asked about something famous in Philippines in the case there is a task related to.

Yeah, I think it's the latter :P

Usually teams are instructed to just "go there". Maybe they were just doing research.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Gurizin on June 20, 2014, 02:31:52 AM
I would say take it with a pinch of salt. (no pun intended) :funny:

She'd have to be really ingenious to work a clue into our conversation, but who knows, she did bring up the word adobo to us instead of the other way around.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 02:34:33 AM
Yeah, great job Guzirin! Must've been awesome.

So I guess the adobo thing was just Bethany being nice/preparing for possible tasks. Probably just being nice and growing up in Hawaii, she must know some Filipinos  :yess:

At Baclaran, it was probably one of those HOO, wait for the clue giver things.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 02:40:37 AM
Yeah, great job Guzirin! Must've been awesome.

So I guess the adobo thing was just Bethany being nice/preparing for possible tasks. Probably just being nice and growing up in Hawaii, she must know some Filipinos  :yess:

At Baclaran, it was probably one of those HOO, wait for the clue giver things.
I'm also thinking about the HOO thing, since according to sources here, they arrived at Baclaran around 2 AM, but left at 6 AM (according to on-ground sources)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: muninayo on June 20, 2014, 02:41:47 AM
One team member asked someone  how to cook adobo

so this was Guzirin at the airport in singapore? i thought it was asked to some bystanders after they arrived in baclaran. 

so the adobo task isn't true after all. it was just bethany inquiring about filipino dishes as possible tasks or something.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 02:44:42 AM
I'm also thinking about the HOO thing, since according to sources here, they arrived at Baclaran around 2 AM, but left at 6 AM (according to on-ground sources)
Yeah, the church is open 24 hours and they could've done a task there between 2am and 6am, but it appears all the teams left at the same time in the morning, so maybe it was something like "Wait for the priest at 6am for your next clue."
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 02:48:14 AM
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Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 02:59:00 AM
Kim Selorio ‏@kimSELORIO  4h
Enjoying @CATCH2T17's first general assembly. Amazing race now happening at Razon. :))

I don't know if this is related, but CATCH2T17 is a student assembly at the University of Sto. Tomas. Pit Stop?

The Catch2T17 thing, from the looks of it, is for DLSU, another university in the area. Razon is the Sport Building of the university.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 20, 2014, 03:02:07 AM
Kim Selorio ‏@kimSELORIO  4h
Enjoying @CATCH2T17's first general assembly. Amazing race now happening at Razon. :))

I don't know if this is related, but CATCH2T17 is a student assembly at the University of Sto. Tomas. Pit Stop?

The Catch2T17 thing, from the looks of it, is for DLSU, another university in the area. Razon is the Sport Building of the university.

Oh :P

So it's probably unrelated :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 03:05:44 AM
Kim Selorio ‏@kimSELORIO  4h
Enjoying @CATCH2T17's first general assembly. Amazing race now happening at Razon. :))

I don't know if this is related, but CATCH2T17 is a student assembly at the University of Sto. Tomas. Pit Stop?

The Catch2T17 thing, from the looks of it, is for DLSU, another university in the area. Razon is the Sport Building of the university.

Oh :P

So it's probably unrelated :lol:

You never know :D It could be a Detour task site. The tweet was from 4 hours ago, so they could have returned from Cavite by then.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Gurizin on June 20, 2014, 03:09:32 AM
just witnessed a team (M/F) in the Amazing Race at 4.10pm (SGT), no clues on both hands, location is at the junction of the Central Fire Station and Funan IT Mall. Team is looking for a taxi/cab. Sorry for the quality of the photo.

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb135/Evan_Weinstein/Photo03161.jpg)

There are two hotels right at that junction, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel & Grand Park City Hall. Given that they were heading for the airport, they could have stayed in those hotels the night before.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 03:45:43 AM
I have a feeling that they already checked-in at the pit stop (wherever that is :funny:).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 04:26:06 AM
how did they know they'd be cooking adobo? they haven't gotten the clue yet at the Baclaran church.

Could have been in the first "travel to" clue. Or not....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 20, 2014, 04:36:39 AM
The one who told us about Baclaran church did not mention anything about adobo even he read the clue (from Maya, I think). So I doubt that task related to adobo.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Loken on June 20, 2014, 05:01:54 AM
< Jig or Pig > At Casgawa Ruins PLOX lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 05:07:31 AM
< Jig or Pig > At Casgawa Ruins PLOX lol
:please:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: muninayo on June 20, 2014, 07:15:20 AM
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1 1 godz.

Saw #theamazingrace at ust this morning 2am! **** I WAS LESS THAN A KILOMETER FROM TAR25!

at 2am? maybe he meant 2pm...the teams were at baclaran church by that time and waited there til 6am. UST campus is quite far from baclaran. or maybe one of the teams got lost in UST?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 20, 2014, 07:56:11 AM
Where does the tricycle task take place?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 08:23:47 AM
Where does the tricycle task take place?
Rosario, Cavite
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Gurizin on June 20, 2014, 08:34:14 AM
Picture of Kym & Alli (photo taken in morning (18 Jun SGT), at Changi Point Jetty)

Credits to Sean Yap (my friend Josh Lim's friend)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb135/Evan_Weinstein/46234_10152319649768551_5447845687603208488_n-1.jpg)

This sighting explains a lot about why the teams weren't seen much during the Singapore leg! Changi Point Ferry Terminal is as far from Singapore's city centre as you can get. It is near the airport, but no one would go there if they weren't doing a task / route info there. It's a pretty quiet neighbourhood famous for seafood (Changi Village). Do consider adding this to the timeline as this is very evidently a separate location from the rest (Sentosa, Raffles, Marina Bay are all in Central Singapore)!

Also worth noting that regular bumboats from Changi Point Ferry Terminal (where the photo was taken) run every ~30 mins to 2 nearby destinations: Pengerang at the south-eastern tip of Johor, Malaysia & the offshore Singapore island of Pulau Ubin. Pengerang is a sleepy undeveloped area so I doubt they went there, but it is highly possible teams travelled to Pulau Ubin for a task. The island is a 5-10 mins bumboat ride away from Changi Village, dubbed the last remnant of Singapore in the old days due to its many forests, mangroves, kampongs (traditional Malay villages) and granite quarries. As students we often went on nature trips & camping there. If we can place the exact timing of your friend's sighting in the morning, we could see if this was before or after the sightings of them in the city centre. Evan, this is a great find!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 20, 2014, 11:28:18 AM
Where does the tricycle task take place?
Rosario, Cavite
Thanks, but I was thinking a more specific location IN Rosario.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 20, 2014, 11:46:04 AM
Kim Selorio ‏@kimSELORIO  4h
Enjoying @CATCH2T17's first general assembly. Amazing race now happening at Razon. :))

I don't know if this is related, but CATCH2T17 is a student assembly at the University of Sto. Tomas. Pit Stop?

The Catch2T17 thing, from the looks of it, is for DLSU, another university in the area. Razon is the Sport Building of the university.

Oh :P

So it's probably unrelated :lol:

You never know :D It could be a Detour task site. The tweet was from 4 hours ago, so they could have returned from Cavite by then.

Razon's the PhysEd building of DLSU. My spec here is that they're having their own version of TAR, because the 1st sentence will only make sense with what I think.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 20, 2014, 11:49:46 AM
I wanna find out who the F3 will be, but I won't be going to the airport anytime soon.
If they're going to rural Ph, I'm pretty sure they will go to Ninoy Aquino Int'l Airport before going back to the US. :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 11:57:10 AM
There are direct flights to Hawaii, LA, and San Francisco. I hope they go to San Francisco, because SF >>>>>>>>>>>>> LA, and Hawaii was just visited and could give advantage to Adam & Bethany
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 20, 2014, 11:59:05 AM
Kim Selorio ‏@kimSELORIO  4h
Enjoying @CATCH2T17's first general assembly. Amazing race now happening at Razon. :))

I don't know if this is related, but CATCH2T17 is a student assembly at the University of Sto. Tomas. Pit Stop?

The Catch2T17 thing, from the looks of it, is for DLSU, another university in the area. Razon is the Sport Building of the university.

Oh :P

So it's probably unrelated :lol:

You never know :D It could be a Detour task site. The tweet was from 4 hours ago, so they could have returned from Cavite by then.

Razon's the PhysEd building of DLSU. My spec here is that they're having their own version of TAR, because the 1st sentence will only make sense with what I think.

I also doubt there's something really good to do in Razon. I don't see any potential tasks in there. If a cluebox is in there... I would wonder why. ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 20, 2014, 12:29:53 PM
There are direct flights to Hawaii, LA, and San Francisco. I hope they go to San Francisco, because SF >>>>>>>>>>>>> LA, and Hawaii was just visited and could give advantage to Adam & Bethany

First off, how does that give them ANY advantage in the Final Leg and secondly, it is unconfirmed whether they are even going to make the final leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: aryantsoeseno on June 20, 2014, 12:34:00 PM
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1 1 godz.
Saw #theamazingrace at ust this morning 2am! **** I WAS LESS THAN A KILOMETER FROM TAR25!

at 2am? maybe he meant 2pm...the teams were at baclaran church by that time and waited there til 6am. UST campus is quite far from baclaran. or maybe one of the teams got lost in UST?
if the teams were at baclaran church by that time & waited there til 6am, i think 2am is correct right  ???  plus Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1 said "this morning" so basically he/she wrote nothing wrong... CMIIW
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 01:21:39 PM
Because they are from Hawaii and certainly more familiar with the state than the other teams.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 20, 2014, 02:14:04 PM
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Because they are from Hawaii and certainly more familiar with the state than the other teams.

Doesn't real make sense.  It would be just like saying that because someone is a single mom from Detroit, she must work odd hours for little pay and really needs the money
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 02:45:29 PM
Ok
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 20, 2014, 02:49:29 PM
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Because they are from Hawaii and certainly more familiar with the state than the other teams.

Doesn't real make sense.  It would be just like saying that because someone is a single mom from Detroit, she must work odd hours for little pay and really needs the money

Actually it makes a lot of sense. Even though Hawaii is known as a tourist resort, it is actually pretty small and parochial, as far as native inhabitants are involve. I am not just talking about "native" Hawaiians, but any one that was raised there and grew up. Bethany will have a large group of friends there. If they have to or get a chance to use a cellphone to call a friend for info......it is a tremendous advantage.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
I thought I would be the only one with this opinion  :funny:
Yeah Hawaii is pretty small its not like California
Nvm
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: saacman on June 20, 2014, 03:03:37 PM
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Because they are from Hawaii and certainly more familiar with the state than the other teams.

Doesn't real make sense.  It would be just like saying that because someone is a single mom from Detroit, she must work odd hours for little pay and really needs the money

Actually it makes a lot of sense. Even though Hawaii is known as a tourist resort, it is actually pretty small and parochial, as far as native inhabitants are involve. I am not just talking about "native" Hawaiians, but any one that was raised there and grew up. Bethany will have a large group of friends there. If they have to or get a chance to use a cellphone to call a friend for info......it is a tremendous advantage.

If they end up going to Kauai, MAYBE they have an advantage.  Any other island and they have no advantage whatsoever.

I think it's a testament to Amazing Race route planners that no team has ever seemed to gain an advantage by finishing a race in or near their home town.  Think Marcus and Amani, etc.  I live on Oahu and when I was watching the finale where Dave and Rachel won here, I know from the clues given and places they went, even as a local to this island I would have had very little, if any advantage.  Plus, isn't it taboo to call anyone you know while on the race?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 20, 2014, 03:14:30 PM
Quote
Because they are from Hawaii and certainly more familiar with the state than the other teams.

Doesn't real make sense.  It would be just like saying that because someone is a single mom from Detroit, she must work odd hours for little pay and really needs the money

Actually it makes a lot of sense. Even though Hawaii is known as a tourist resort, it is actually pretty small and parochial, as far as native inhabitants are involve. I am not just talking about "native" Hawaiians, but any one that was raised there and grew up. Bethany will have a large group of friends there. If they have to or get a chance to use a cellphone to call a friend for info......it is a tremendous advantage.

If they end up going to Kauai, MAYBE they have an advantage.  Any other island and they have no advantage whatsoever.

I think it's a testament to Amazing Race route planners that no team has ever seemed to gain an advantage by finishing a race in or near their home town.  Think Marcus and Amani, etc.  I live on Oahu and when I was watching the finale where Dave and Rachel won here, I know from the clues given and places they went, even as a local to this island I would have had very little, if any advantage.  Plus, isn't it taboo to call anyone you know while on the race?

Hawaii is not Atlanta.....there are not millions of residences there, so a very bad analogy.

Do you happen to have a rule book? How would you happen to know who they could call or who they couldn't. Teams use taxi driver and fern phones all the time. Normally, they are not in areas where they might actually know someone.

You say you live in Oahu. For how long,? Were you born there? Did you go to school there?

The kamaiana and surfer cultures are pretty tight.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: saacman on June 20, 2014, 03:51:57 PM
Hawaii is not Atlanta.....there are not millions of residences there, so a very bad analogy.

Not sure population should even be a focus of the conversation.  The point is not to say Hawaii is like Atlanta or any other locale, it is to say that the production crew is sufficiently skilled at route planning that they could come up with tasks that would fool even locals.

Do you happen to have a rule book? How would you happen to know who they could call or who they couldn't. Teams use taxi driver and fern phones all the time. Normally, they are not in areas where they might actually know someone.

Obviously I don't have a rule book, but wikipedia supports my guess on that.  Probably where I got the idea in the first place.  Regardless, I think over 24 seasons we would have seen teams contact someone they knew if it were allowed.

You say you live in Oahu. For how long,? Were you born there? Did you go to school there?

The kamaiana and surfer cultures are pretty tight.

Wasn't born here, but went to school here, been here most of my life, and have integrated into a large local family.  Doesn't matter though since you can't contact family or friends, and taxi drivers here are for the majority not surfers, and not what you would consider kama'aina. 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 20, 2014, 03:53:42 PM
Quote
Because they are from Hawaii and certainly more familiar with the state than the other teams.

Doesn't real make sense.  It would be just like saying that because someone is a single mom from Detroit, she must work odd hours for little pay and really needs the money

Actually it makes a lot of sense. Even though Hawaii is known as a tourist resort, it is actually pretty small and parochial, as far as native inhabitants are involve. I am not just talking about "native" Hawaiians, but any one that was raised there and grew up. Bethany will have a large group of friends there. If they have to or get a chance to use a cellphone to call a friend for info......it is a tremendous advantage.

If they end up going to Kauai, MAYBE they have an advantage.  Any other island and they have no advantage whatsoever.

I think it's a testament to Amazing Race route planners that no team has ever seemed to gain an advantage by finishing a race in or near their home town.  Think Marcus and Amani, etc.  I live on Oahu and when I was watching the finale where Dave and Rachel won here, I know from the clues given and places they went, even as a local to this island I would have had very little, if any advantage.  Plus, isn't it taboo to call anyone you know while on the race?

Hawaii is not Atlanta.....there are not millions of residences there, so a very bad analogy.

Do you happen to have a rule book? How would you happen to know who they could call or who they couldn't. Teams use taxi driver and fern phones all the time. Normally, they are not in areas where they might actually know someone.

You say you live in Oahu. For how long,? Were you born there? Did you go to school there?

The kamaiana and surfer cultures are pretty tight.
If Hawaii was used as the Final Leg, which IS possible, it wouldn't give Adam & Bethany any advantage. If they go to an island that Adam & Bethany are not from, they wouldn't have any advantage.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 20, 2014, 04:32:01 PM
They could also drive to Clark Airport if they would be hoong to rural Philippines. It's more cost-effective to go by Clark.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 20, 2014, 04:39:23 PM
Over the past 24 seasons we have seen several teams where the final leg was run in their "hometown". This started with TAR1 in fact! Frank & Margarita were from Queens, the last RI being blocks from their house.  They had their taxi driver take the long route from Newark Airport to Woodside, Queens thinking it would be faster knowing how slow crosstown traffic is in NYC. The other two teams went via Manhattan and arrived much faster as the traffic was light. In fact, isn't it true that teams running in their hometown have never had an advantage to a point we say there is a hometown curse? But.... I agree, knowing some local sights, possible shortcuts, where some famous restaurants are, famous statues, buildings, etc would be a huge advantage. :hoot: Also, if there was a task that a local would be familiar with as opposed to someone from another part of the country, again there would be an advantage. (ie: surf boarding)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 04:48:10 PM
Even Amani and Marcus said on an interview that they knew right the way one of the places the teams had to figure out
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 04:52:25 PM
I am just agaisnt having a finale on a state which a team may be familiar, nothing agains the team itself, and even if they go to Hawaii I dont think it will be the only reason in case they win
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 20, 2014, 05:25:17 PM
The route is pre-planned, probably before the cast is chosen. Tasks are planned, permits issued, supporting staff hired, props built, etc. Production has no idea who the final 3 will be and if they are a hometown team before the leg actually gets run. Unless there is a major reason to change tasks or locations, I think that it is a violation of the rules to change it. Major reason being acts of war, nature, or anything that in the opinion of producers could be harmful to the teams. We make these statements every season when there are non-elimination legs. And given you have to be a citizen of the US to be part of TAR-USA there is a chance for every state to be the hometown state!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 20, 2014, 05:33:05 PM
Wikipedia is notoriously wrong!!! Lots of supposition by so-called experts.

 In TAR14 Jamie Edmonson (an ex police officer) used the taxi driver cell phone to call her "buddies in blue" at the Maui police dept for help. Teams have used phones since the start of TAR to call for information. They may have changed the rule since then, but since racers are the only ones that really know the rules....we will probably never know.

I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I lived in Kailua for a year. Things might have changed since them, but a Hawaiian drivers license was worth more than an American Express card then.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Leilani on June 20, 2014, 05:37:57 PM
I don't think they necessarily would have an advantage if the final leg is in Hawaii.  I am by far no expert, but I do know that the islands are different so being familiar with one island isn't going to help on another island.  It would be no different than if my husband & I were on the race and the final leg was in Massachusetts.  Sure he's very familiar with a large area of eastern Mass and parts of New Hampshire, but if you threw us a task or a clue to a location in the Berkshires we'd be on the same level as someone who has never been to the state.  Where I think they might have a home court advantage would be knowing the culture and how people there interact with each other and how things are done.  Again I'm not claiming to be any sort of expert, but doing things as the locals do and using the language easily might be the only advantage.  Before anyone says I'm jumping to conclusions that they know the Hawaiian language, I think it's a safe bet that anyone who has lived there for a while at least knows "aloha" and "mahalo" and can use them without it seeming forced or phony. 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 20, 2014, 05:42:49 PM
Well, this is one thing we can all agree on- we will know for sure where the final leg will be in the few days! :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 20, 2014, 05:45:06 PM
Well, this is one thing we can all agree on- we will know for sure where the final leg will be in the few days! :hrt:

Days.......probably in a few hours.......

I do not think Hawaii is the end........my bet is NYC to mirror the start on the 25th anniversary.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 05:48:08 PM
I think it will be... LA  :funny: :'( :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: saacman on June 20, 2014, 06:11:14 PM
In TAR14 Jamie Edmonson (an ex police officer) used the taxi driver cell phone to call her "buddies in blue" at the Maui police dept

Not unusual to call up local law enforcement.  Of course Jaime was from Florida, not Maui so I am still unaware of any instance where teams have contacted anyone they had a prior relationship with (excluding race approved "notes from home" type contact).  I'm guessing wikipedia is pretty accurate on this rule.

Again I'm not claiming to be any sort of expert, but doing things as the locals do and using the language easily might be the only advantage.  Before anyone says I'm jumping to conclusions that they know the Hawaiian language, I think it's a safe bet that anyone who has lived there for a while at least knows "aloha" and "mahalo" and can use them without it seeming forced or phony.

Absolutely, speaking pidgin to locals is a sure way to break the ice with "locals".  My point for DrRox about taxi drivers not likely to be true kama'aina is that you're much more likely to run into an immigrant taxi driver here than someone who would appreciate a local speaking pidgin.

I do not think Hawaii is the end.......

Agree with you there, but still hoping I'm wrong as I'd love the chance to try to follow them around here for a little bit.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 20, 2014, 06:12:10 PM
Well, this is one thing we can all agree on- we will know for sure where the final leg will be in the few days! :hrt:

Days.......probably in a few hours.......

I do not think Hawaii is the end........my bet is NYC to mirror the start on the 25th anniversary.
Same here I'm thinking  something shiny for the "silver" anniversary(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/th_577px-Unisphere_in_summer.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/AllAboutTAR/media/577px-Unisphere_in_summer.jpg.html)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 20, 2014, 06:25:01 PM
Since leg 1's first RI was the finish line site from TAR1, maybe the finish line will TAR1's starting line!
Let me know- I will be happy to chase around NYC! Weather is supposed to be beautiful. :conf: :conf: :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 07:12:12 PM
If they have to or get a chance to use a cellphone to call a friend for info......it is a tremendous advantage.


SPECIFICALLY forbidden....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 07:13:23 PM
Well, this is one thing we can all agree on- we will know for sure where the final leg will be in the few days! :hrt:

Days.......probably in a few hours.......

I do not think Hawaii is the end........my bet is NYC to mirror the start on the 25th anniversary.
Same here I'm thinking  something shiny for the "silver" anniversary(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/th_577px-Unisphere_in_summer.jpg) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/AllAboutTAR/media/577px-Unisphere_in_summer.jpg.html)


Used at the start line...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 07:16:33 PM
2nd leg in Philippines would position us nicely for a direct flight home and a West Coast finish...  just saying.  :tup:

ALthough there would have been some lovely symmetry with a NYC finish. 
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 07:19:26 PM
Is that San Diego speculation true?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 07:37:39 PM
2nd leg in Philippines would position us nicely for a direct flight home and a West Coast finish...  just saying.  :tup:

ALthough there would have been some lovely symmetry with a NYC finish.

How about, as a nod to still the most thrilling TAR finish ever, San Francisco. ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 20, 2014, 07:40:26 PM
If they go to SF (hopefully instead of LA), finish line: Alcatraz Island!!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: sox15 on June 20, 2014, 08:28:59 PM
Possible flights from Manila to:

Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles

I plan on being in SF this weekend, specifically Sunday.  Here's hoping.   :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 20, 2014, 08:31:11 PM
Come on Seattle - we need another Gas Works finish line <3
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
If they go to SF (hopefully instead of LA), finish line: Alcatraz Island!!!

As grand as Alcatraz is, I don't think it would work. It would be like last season, the winner would be dictated by whoever gets the first boat. If you place the final memory taskon the island, it wouldn't work either as there would be a very short run to the finish line. :(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 08:43:07 PM
If they go to SF (hopefully instead of LA), finish line: Alcatraz Island!!!

As grand as Alcatraz is, I don't think it would work. It would be like last season, the winner would be dictated by whoever gets the first boat. If you place the final memory taskon the island, it wouldn't work either as there would be a very short run to the finish line. :(
Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island is also another possibility. They'd be able to run around the islands.


As for flights out of Manila, the only direct flights I believe are to Honolulu, SF, and LA on Philippine Airlines.  Honolulu is only Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, but it arrives in the morning.  SF's flight arrives in the evening.  And there are two daily flights to LAX, one arriving in the morning and the other in the evening.

Of course, they could also connect through other cities, like Beijing, Seoul or Tokyo that could get them into SF in the morning.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 20, 2014, 09:00:03 PM
If they go to SF (hopefully instead of LA), finish line: Alcatraz Island!!!

As grand as Alcatraz is, I don't think it would work. It would be like last season, the winner would be dictated by whoever gets the first boat. If you place the final memory taskon the island, it wouldn't work either as there would be a very short run to the finish line. :(
Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island is also another possibility. They'd be able to run around the islands.


As for flights out of Manila, the only direct flights I believe are to Honolulu, SF, and LA on Philippine Airlines.  Honolulu is only Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, but it arrives in the morning.  SF's flight arrives in the evening.  And there are two daily flights to LAX, one arriving in the morning and the other in the evening.

Of course, they could also connect through other cities, like Beijing, Seoul or Tokyo that could get them into SF in the morning.

Does anyone remember that summer series Bertram and Elise produced a couple of summers back where three people had to escape from a place each week to win a cash prize?

One of the places used was Alcatraz Island, so it is conceivable that Bertram might think of using it for a TAR finish line.....and maybe the final three would have to escape from the place to win. :) )Sorry couldn't resist the pun.)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: DrRox on June 20, 2014, 09:17:25 PM
Yes, SF and LAX are certainly set up for the final city this time around........but that is like betting on Secretariat to win the 73 Belmont Stakes..........boring.

I was just thinking outside the box so to speak.

5 flights from Tokyo to JFK
2 flights from Taiwan to JFK
2 flights from Beijing to JFK
2 flights from Shanghai to JFK
3 flights from Seoul to JFK

1 flight from Tokyo to Newark
1 flight from Beijing to Newark
1 flight from Shanghai to Newark

I didn't check for times, just flight availability.....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 09:44:25 PM
I just hope for the return of the memory task is all. What could they do if we really think it IS something about an island theme? Flags? Greeters? What?

What would you want to see.? I just want a thinking competition....
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: taylorshank on June 20, 2014, 09:46:39 PM
In the last ten or so seasons, when Race starts somewhere other than the LA area, they always end in LA.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 10:15:56 PM
So @Cosme_Gabriel1 saw a black woman (probably Maya) running and crying somewhere in the University of Sto. Tomas. The sighting was around 2 PM, and the tweet has at 6:41 PM, yesterday. He said it was the pit stop (most likely), but he didn't see the mat, Phil, or production. And he didn't say the black woman was with another person (where's Amy?). It could be a Roadblock with the pit stop right inside the campus.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:18:33 PM
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1
just somewhere in ust, just saw a black woman, crying

sheldon padua ‏@calapang14 
@Cosme_Gabriel1 cool, so this was 2 in the morning at UST?

Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1 
@calapang14  I meant to say 2PM, damn this typo!

so the pitstop yesterday was in or near UST. my guess is Intramuros.

Ooo! TARPh1 Leg 1 Pit Stop was at UST (University of Santo Tomas).

Black woman crying? Maybe they were last?
Or, I hope this was a VERY hard Leg and all the teams had trouble.  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 10:21:05 PM
What makes you think a black woman crying has anything do with TAR? That could be anyone ....????
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:23:52 PM
So @Cosme_Gabriel1 saw a black woman (probably Maya) running and crying somewhere in the University of Sto. Tomas. The sighting was around 2 PM, and the tweet has at 6:41 PM, yesterday. He said it was the pit stop (most likely), but he didn't see the mat, Phil, or production. And he didn't say the black woman was with another person (where's Amy?). It could be a Roadblock with the pit stop right inside the campus.
Ooo yeah, a Road Block! That would be awesome. 
Maybe a Road Block somewhere around UST and the Pit Stop somewhere in Intramuros would be cool.

But I'm really happy at the thought the teams went back into Manila after Rosario.

At the same time, teams were possibly running around UST and there aren't more sightings! Hmph. :gaah: hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:26:04 PM
What makes you think a black woman crying has anything do with TAR? That could be anyone ....????
But that person originally tweeted...

Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1 1 godz.

Saw #theamazingrace at ust this morning 2am! **** I WAS LESS THAN A KILOMETER FROM TAR25!

and when asked when and where, they replied...
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1
just somewhere in ust, just saw a black woman, crying
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 10:26:47 PM
What makes you think a black woman crying has anything do with TAR? That could be anyone ....????

True, but the person said he believed it was TAR. I asked him what else he saw and am waiting for a reply, but the black woman is probably wearing Race attire and is being followed by two guys with a large camera and microphone. He said he was in a jeepney when he saw this, so it could all be a blur...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 10:28:45 PM
^^Okay thanks. That sounds a little more likely. But keep in mind a team member is never alone...they must be within 20 ft of their partner and crew at all times. So doubtful one without the other.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:39:22 PM
Yay! New sightings! Maybe the penultimate Leg has begun!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 10:42:34 PM
As of the moment, are we still expecting one more leg in the Philippines, or will they move out of our country in the coming days?
With regards to flights, I think that they don't have a direct flight from Manila to New York, but Philippine Airlines offers direct flights to LA, San Francisco, and Hawaii. If another leg is going to take place in the Philippines, it would be the penultimate leg, with one team being eliminated here, and will mean that the final leg will be on one of those states with direct flights from Manila.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 10:45:08 PM
Yay! New sightings! Maybe the penultimate Leg has begun!
So it means that the penultimate leg will still be in the Philippines? Philippines FTW :wohoo:
But why are they staying in Manila?!?!? :tantrum
Could it mean that it's only one task before moving out of the country (it's already around 12 in the afternoon (:;))
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:50:25 PM
So it means that the penultimate leg will still be in the Philippines? Philippines FTW :wohoo:
But why are they staying in Manila?!?!? :tantrum
Could it mean that it's only one task before moving out of the country (it's already around 12 in the afternoon (:;))
Man, I know. If they stay in the Metro, :tantrum <is the perfect reaction.

At the same time, I hope that means TAR26 has rural Philippine Legs.  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 10:52:59 PM
So it means that the penultimate leg will still be in the Philippines? Philippines FTW :wohoo:
But why are they staying in Manila?!?!? :tantrum
Could it mean that it's only one task before moving out of the country (it's already around 12 in the afternoon (:;))
Man, I know. If they stay in the Metro, :tantrum <is the perfect reaction.

At the same time, I hope that means TAR26 has rural Philippine Legs.  :yess:

It should be! And they should visit the Philippines with many teams. I hope that they make it their first stop next season. :wohoo:
Wait, is Philippines already confirmed of an appearance on the 26th season?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:57:09 PM

It should be! And they should visit the Philippines with many teams. I hope that they make it their first stop next season. :wohoo:
Wait, is Philippines already confirmed of an appearance on the 26th season?
No, not confirmed, but a couple fans (including myself and like you  :hoot:) were just sad that only 4 teams (again) are Racing in the Philippines and were talking about how other countries have been visited in consecutive seasons, maybe they can go to the Philippines in TAR26 on a Westward route this time.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 10:58:55 PM
@Intramuros is the official Twitter account of the Intramuros administration.
Haha! That's fun! So yay! Confirmation that Intramuros is at the very least a Route Marker?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on June 20, 2014, 11:03:52 PM
So @Cosme_Gabriel1 saw a black woman (probably Maya) running and crying somewhere in the University of Sto. Tomas. The sighting was around 2 PM, and the tweet has at 6:41 PM, yesterday. He said it was the pit stop (most likely), but he didn't see the mat, Phil, or production. And he didn't say the black woman was with another person (where's Amy?). It could be a Roadblock with the pit stop right inside the campus.
Ooo yeah, a Road Block! That would be awesome. 
Maybe a Road Block somewhere around UST and the Pit Stop somewhere in Intramuros would be cool.

But I'm really happy at the thought the teams went back into Manila after Rosario.

At the same time, teams were possibly running around UST and there aren't more sightings! Hmph. :gaah: hehe
So Maya was seen yesterday?  Think she and Amy were in last or thought they were?  Only way I could see someone crying that close to the Pit Stop.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 11:05:19 PM

It should be! And they should visit the Philippines with many teams. I hope that they make it their first stop next season. :wohoo:
Wait, is Philippines already confirmed of an appearance on the 26th season?
No, not confirmed, but a couple fans (including myself and like you  :hoot:) were just sad that only 4 teams (again) are Racing in the Philippines and were talking about how other countries have been visited in consecutive seasons, maybe they can go to the Philippines in TAR26 on a Westward route this time.

Should be a westward route next time. More teams should go to the Philippines. Well, Indonesia was visited for 3 consecutive seasons for crying out loud :funny:
And Luneta again for a landmark?!?!? :tantrum
Could they be again instructed to go to Palawan? Seriously? A switchback of the Lagen Wall?!? :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: eragon on June 20, 2014, 11:06:06 PM
Is rizal park (luneta) confirmed? Therea a rizal monument inside fort santiago. Im goinh straight to luneta if confirmed.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 11:06:36 PM

It should be! And they should visit the Philippines with many teams. I hope that they make it their first stop next season. :wohoo:
Wait, is Philippines already confirmed of an appearance on the 26th season?
No, not confirmed, but a couple fans (including myself and like you  :hoot:) were just sad that only 4 teams (again) are Racing in the Philippines and were talking about how other countries have been visited in consecutive seasons, maybe they can go to the Philippines in TAR26 on a Westward route this time.

Should be a westward route next time. More teams should go to the Philippines. Well, Indonesia was visited for 3 consecutive seasons for crying out loud :funny:
And Luneta again for a landmark?!?!? :tantrum
Could they be again instructed to go to Palawan? Seriously? A switchback of the Lagen Wall?!? :groan:

Maybe a whole leg for a Switchback instead of just one task? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 20, 2014, 11:07:48 PM
 :hello2:, Jobe!  :bigwelcome to the R.F.F.!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:10:43 PM
Is rizal park (luneta) confirmed? Therea a rizal monument inside fort santiago. Im goinh straight to luneta if confirmed.
The tweeter did say by Manila Bay near Rizal Monument, so maybe more likely Roxas Blvd/Baywalk than Intramuros? Unless they pushed that pedicab all the way from Intramuros to Luneta?  :o
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:14:47 PM
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1  7m
@calapang14 holy f***! saw a man and an armless woman (blue) in intramuros area! IDK where they are going tho
I am soooo sorry, but reading that tweet aloud for the first time made me  :funny:

Anyway, looks like teams are leaving from Intramuros.  Penultimate Leg is officially underway!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: eragon on June 20, 2014, 11:19:48 PM
Is rizal park (luneta) confirmed? Therea a rizal monument inside fort santiago. Im goinh straight to luneta if confirmed.
The tweeter did say by Manila Bay near Rizal Monument, so maybe more likely Roxas Blvd/Baywalk than Intramuros? Unless they pushed that pedicab all the way from Intramuros to Luneta?  :o

Lol. Thats kinda tiring. Anyway i hope theres a rb or detour at luneta so i could catch them!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 20, 2014, 11:27:35 PM
In the Binondo picture, it looks like Amy and Misti are waiting by the clue box.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:39:28 PM
In the Binondo picture, it looks like Amy and Misti are waiting by the clue box.
Also, it appears that store is at Sto Cristo and San Nicolas Streets in Binondo.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2014, 11:42:02 PM
In the Binondo picture, it looks like Amy and Misti are waiting by the clue box.
Also, it appears that store is at Sto Cristo and San Nicolas Streets in Binondo.
GASP! Is it an Intersection!  :o


No, BVM just did an Interview that said never again,,,
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:43:42 PM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/67d99bf8ad2c68cac7a59aa9975dc392/tumblr_n7i4u7htiM1qir81ho1_500.jpg)
black08ice (http://instagram.com/p/pfh8BeMoKC/#) Happening now.. Amazing race US #sandiego #intramuros 10min

Maybe Phil filming his shots at Intramuros "which is the start of the 11th Leg... in a Race around the world!"
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:45:11 PM
No, BVM just did an Interview that said never again,,,
lol yeah I realized the people waiting were Amy and Misti, so probably waiting for their teammates to do the Road Block.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Alenaveda on June 20, 2014, 11:48:05 PM
Looks like the greeter is next to Phil in the pic. And there are two teams of camera crew filming. Probably from the PS of the previous leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:52:46 PM
Looks like the greeter is next to Phil in the pic. And there are two teams of camera crew filming. Probably from the PS of the previous leg.
Ah! Good point. I was thrown off by the "happening now"

Hmm... wonder if the greeter is Megan Young or any other Miss Philippines title holder. hehe
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 20, 2014, 11:54:38 PM
All four teams are in that Roadblock photo.

I see Misti, Maya, Bethany and Brooke.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 20, 2014, 11:56:16 PM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/67d99bf8ad2c68cac7a59aa9975dc392/tumblr_n7i4u7htiM1qir81ho1_500.jpg)
black08ice (http://instagram.com/p/pfh8BeMoKC/#) Happening now.. Amazing race US #sandiego #intramuros 10min

So the Pit Stop (which one, who knows) is at Baluarte de San Diego/The Bastion of San Diego inside Intramuros.
Here:
(http://joserizal.info/images/BaluartedeSanDiego-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 20, 2014, 11:56:46 PM
All four teams are in that Roadblock photo.

I see Misti, Maya, Bethany and Brooke.

Then this leg is the penultimate leg and they're staying in the city
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 12:00:02 AM
All four teams are in that Roadblock photo.

I see Misti, Maya, Bethany and Brooke.

Then this leg is the penultimate leg and they're staying in the city

Hmmm... so if that pic of the Mat really is TODAY, that means Intramuros is the Pit Stop for THIS penultimate Leg. Interesting.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 21, 2014, 12:06:00 AM
All four teams are in that Roadblock photo.

I see Misti, Maya, Bethany and Brooke.

Then this leg is the penultimate leg and they're staying in the city

Hmmm... so if that pic of the Mat really is TODAY, that means Intramuros is the Pit Stop for THIS penultimate Leg. Interesting.

Wait, what? So, it means that the 11th pit stop is at Intramuros? Well, it's making sense since the picture seems to be taken at noon and we speculated yesterday that the pit stop in yesterday's leg is in late afternoon? Correct? :o

Then, they really stayed in Manila? (Really now? :tantrum)
I hope then that if they would come back next season, it should be a westward route with Philippines as their first location and going to the Philippines' rural areas.

Having this as the penultimate leg, it could mean that they should be out in the Philippines in 2 days. I mean, they could release them midnight tonight (that would be 6/22 12MN)* or midnight tomorrow (6/23 12MN)* from Intramuros.

*Philippine Time
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 21, 2014, 12:14:28 AM
Please, Bitch, Moan, Squeal, go to another topic. Don't tell us your wishes for next season here. Very confusing to follow the speculation with all of that.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 12:15:49 AM
I thought Intramuros was the pit stop from LAST leg? Could the picture just be Phil and the greeter filming the shots where they look at each other, Phil points out the team to the greeter, the greeter saying "Welcome to the Philippines!"...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 12:21:35 AM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/4d8438679899ba35df45cdd992de01e1/tumblr_n7i6q1hoKZ1qir81ho1_1280.jpg)
deadmau_md (http://instagram.com/p/pfnhm9ihVn/) Earlier today, Amazing Race (dunno if Asia or the original) was at the street near the condo.
Hmmm... maybe that pedicab pushing thing was a task and that Auntie/Tita there is the clue giver for that task.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 21, 2014, 12:36:14 AM
deadmau_md (http://instagram.com/p/pfnhm9ihVn/) Earlier today, Amazing Race (dunno if Asia or the original) was at the street near the condo.
Hmmm... maybe that pedicab pushing thing was a task and that Auntie/Tita there is the clue giver for that task.
Was that a red and yellow line on the ground? So the task was pushing the pedicab to the line? Hahaha, too much of a task for that :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: eragon on June 21, 2014, 12:37:13 AM
I thought Intramuros was the pit stop from LAST leg? Could the picture just be Phil and the greeter filming the shots where they look at each other, Phil points out the team to the greeter, the greeter saying "Welcome to the Philippines!"...

Im currently at the pitstop right now in san diego. Filming i think is over and the ps location  is closed to public until 5pm today.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 21, 2014, 12:37:56 AM
deadmau_md (http://instagram.com/p/pfnhm9ihVn/) Earlier today, Amazing Race (dunno if Asia or the original) was at the street near the condo.
Hmmm... maybe that pedicab pushing thing was a task and that Auntie/Tita there is the clue giver for that task.
Was that a red and yellow line on the ground? So the task was pushing the pedicab to the line? Hahaha, too much of a task for that :funny: :funny:
From the blurry billboard at the background, I think it says Malate.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 12:42:24 AM
So Intramuros is indeed today's Pit Stop.
@DPresArvinG (https://twitter.com/DPresArvinG/) is at Intramuros and the garden at San Diego is closed to the public until 5pm today.  But he says production is already packing up.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 12:45:18 AM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/4d8438679899ba35df45cdd992de01e1/tumblr_n7i6q1hoKZ1qir81ho1_1280.jpg)
deadmau_md (http://instagram.com/p/pfnhm9ihVn/) Earlier today, Amazing Race (dunno if Asia or the original) was at the street near the condo.
@deadmau_md says "Corner of Pedro Gil and Vasquez St in Malate, Manila. I think they rode the pedicab going there."
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 01:10:43 AM
Is someone guarding the entrances to Intramuros in case teams come running in?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 01:20:10 AM
Is someone guarding the entrances to Intramuros in case teams come running in?
It would've been nice to have someone standing out near there, but apparently, they were packing up already before anyone could hurry over to Intramuros.  @DPresArvinG was there, but the security guards didn't let him near the area where the Mat is and they were already packing.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 01:50:48 AM
Is someone guarding the entrances to Intramuros in case teams come running in?
It would've been nice to have someone standing out near there, but apparently, they were packing up already before anyone could hurry over to Intramuros.  @DPresArvinG was there, but the security guards didn't let him near the area where the Mat is and they were already packing.

So the penultimate leg already finished filming by the time the guy saw production at Intramuros?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 01:53:42 AM
So the penultimate leg already finished filming by the time the guy saw production at Intramuros?

Apparently, yeah. He was at Intramuros around 1:30pm.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 21, 2014, 01:59:34 AM
So we have 4 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America) and 9 countries (USA, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Morocco,Italy, Malta, Singapore and Philippines) A really good route in my opinion :) Quite a few under-used locations in Denmark, Morocco, Sweden and Philippines. two often used countries in Italy and UK, a somewhat regular country in Singapore and an entirely new location in Malta.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 02:08:34 AM
When is the estimated pit start? It looks like 10:30 from the Adam & Bethany sighting in Intramuros, but any better answers? I hope Amy & Maya makes it to the Final 3, or it would be season 5 all over again...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kamineko on June 21, 2014, 03:09:50 AM
Based on the name of the Pit Stop, I think the final city is in San Diego, CA. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kamineko on June 21, 2014, 06:35:10 AM
Based on the name of the Pit Stop, I think the final city is in San Diego, CA. :lol:
Also, because this season kinda has island theme, could it be that we'll see another kind of TAR19 clue that had the shape of the island printed that would lead to the memory challenge? So it would be like pairing the country/city they are going to in whole race with the silhouette of the island the country/city is located in.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 21, 2014, 07:27:39 AM
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1  7m
@calapang14 holy ****! saw a man and an armless woman (blue) in intramuros area! IDK where they are going tho

Looks like Intramuros was last leg's pit stop, then they're going to Luneta Park. The same person, just told me that yesterday, he saw the black woman with a backpack and a camera crew.

I also just got and answer from @Xenocentric, the black girl was apparently crying
NOOOO AMY & MAYA!!!

It was Leg 10 so maybe they were NELed and potentially survived today :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 21, 2014, 07:28:25 AM
Xenocentric ‏@Cosme_Gabriel1  7m
@calapang14 holy ****! saw a man and an armless woman (blue) in intramuros area! IDK where they are going tho

Looks like Intramuros was last leg's pit stop, then they're going to Luneta Park. The same person, just told me that yesterday, he saw the black woman with a backpack and a camera crew.

I also just got and answer from @Xenocentric, the black girl was apparently crying
NOOOO AMY & MAYA!!!

It was Leg 10 so maybe they were NELed and potentially survived today :P
GO FOOD SCIENTISTS GO
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 09:39:41 AM
response to a tweet to me...at 0741 AM my time Phil reported in Divisoria 'right now"

That would be 7:41 PM in the Philippines. What the heck would they be doing? I think Phil's just loitering around...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 21, 2014, 10:13:34 AM
response to a tweet to me...at 0741 AM my time Phil reported in Divisoria 'right now"

That would be 7:41 PM in the Philippines. What the heck would they be doing? I think Phil's just loitering around...
Loitering before a flight to the Final Destination, perhaps? Phil & others take a night flight and the teams fly out tomorrow morning?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 11:57:42 AM
Thanks to @rollyoaks for this info from lucky fan Bon.
(http://i62.[banned image hosting site].com/wtx2pz.jpg)

So this lucky fan was taking part in a Go Skateboarding Day parade in Pasay when he spotted a clue box and eventually Phil himself at Rajah Sulayman Park/Malate Church.

He managed to see Brooke & Robbie doing the task which involved them pushing a sidecar/tricycle across the street (Roxas Blvd?) toward Manila Bay. They then loaded it with TONS of stuff, boxes, bananas, etc.  They tied all of it up, likely to secure it, the owner of the sidecar spun it around and nothing fell off.  So he assumes the task was to secure all of the stuff onto the sidecar without any of it falling off.

That fits with the earlier sighting (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30032.msg1012744.html#msg1012744) seeing a team pushing the pedicab near Rizal Park/Luneta.

But damn, that's a long way (Luneta to Malate Church) to be pushing a tricycle. And down Roxas Blvd too!? lol Should be an interesting and fun task.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 12:07:33 PM
http://i60.[banned image hosting site].com/ogb2vn.jpg
@gsgainor (http://instagram.com/p/pgwMvjtP31/#) #PhilKeoghan Great to see you on the flight to LA, Phil. It's always fun to see friends in flight!

Location is Hong Kong International Airport

LOS ANGELES!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Hysha on June 21, 2014, 01:01:05 PM
http://i60.[banned image hosting site].com/ogb2vn.jpg
@gsgainor (http://instagram.com/p/pgwMvjtP31/#) #PhilKeoghan Great to see you on the flight to LA, Phil. It's always fun to see friends in flight!

Location is Hong Kong International Airport

LOS ANGELES!

:/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 21, 2014, 01:09:01 PM
In Rosario, they need to assemble the tricycle (leg 10).
And in leg 11, they need to push a tricycle and load stuffs in Manila Bay.

 :o

LA might be connecting flight?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: inghinyero on June 21, 2014, 01:27:06 PM
Based on this, I believe this is how it went out:

Leg 10: Singapore > Baclaran Church (Route Info) > Rosario, Cavite (Detour) > Intramuros (Pitstop) They stayed here from night June 20 to morning of June 21.
Leg 11: Intramuros > Binondo (Detour) > Los Angeles

I hope they visit one more place in the Philippines before going to US, like what they did before when they went to Palawan.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 01:31:13 PM
No someone said they will take a direct flight to the final destination, so obviously they would go to LA, TAR cannot EVER skip this place for only one damn season
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 21, 2014, 01:32:21 PM
Based on this, I believe this is how it went out:

Leg 10: Singapore > Baclaran Church (Route Info) > Rosario, Cavite (Detour) > Intramuros (Pitstop) They stayed here from night June 20 to morning of June 21.
Leg 11: Intramuros > Binondo (Detour) > Los Angeles

I hope they visit one more place in the Philippines before going to US, like what they did before when they went to Palawan.

Noway, there is a sighting of the roadblock task in June 21st. And I don't think the tricycle assemble in Rosaria was a Detour.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 21, 2014, 01:36:25 PM
Quote
No someone said they will take a direct flight to the final destination, so obviously they would go to LA, TAR cannot EVER skip this place for only one damn season

Well I can think of Season 1 and the Family Edition not visiting LA. And that is just off the top of my head.  So I guess they do skip LA at times...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Philimination on June 21, 2014, 01:39:23 PM
Based on this, I believe this is how it went out:

Leg 10: Singapore > Baclaran Church (Route Info) > Rosario, Cavite (Detour) > Intramuros (Pitstop) They stayed here from night June 20 to morning of June 21.
Leg 11: Intramuros > Binondo (Detour) > Los Angeles

I hope they visit one more place in the Philippines before going to US, like what they did before when they went to Palawan.

I doubt this... there's usually 12 legs in the Race, so I think the leg 11 pitstop is in the Philippines and leg 12 in LA (unless LA is a connection)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 01:39:57 PM
Family edition? 17 seasons ago?  :funny:
Since tar12, race has begun or finished in LA. Total of 14 consecutive seasons  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 01:43:25 PM
Hopefully Phil tweets the final pitstop and ask fans to join it  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 01:43:37 PM
Based on this, I believe this is how it went out:

Leg 10: Singapore > Baclaran Church (Route Info) > Rosario, Cavite (Detour) > Intramuros (Pitstop) They stayed here from night June 20 to morning of June 21.
Leg 11: Intramuros > Binondo (Detour) > Los Angeles

I hope they visit one more place in the Philippines before going to US, like what they did before when they went to Palawan.
UST might be somewhere in there.  Some have speculated UST was the Pit Stop for Leg 10 with maybe some kind of task near there, which is why Maya would be alone crying.  Just speculation of course.  UST was the Pit Stop for TARPh1's first Leg.  Intramuros is 100% the Pit Stop for Leg 11.

For this penultimate Leg, it seems Binondo is the Road Block since the Instagram photo had four team members waiting at the clue box. 
There was a clue box at Rajah Sulayman Park or in front of Malate Church with the pedicab task, whatever that was, happening in the area and maybe as far as Rizal Park which is a couple of blocks away.

That sighting of loading the jeepney though.  Maybe the Detour was choosing between loading a jeepney and a tricycle?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 21, 2014, 01:46:41 PM
Quote
Family edition? 17 seasons ago?

Oops so sorry, I thought the original statement read
Quote
TAR cannot EVER skip this place for only one damn season

That is what I was referring to...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 21, 2014, 01:58:58 PM
Hopefully Phil tweets the final pitstop and ask fans to join it  :snicker:

 :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 21, 2014, 02:16:15 PM
About LA, will they really go to San Diego like the leg 11 pit stop's name :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 21, 2014, 02:18:51 PM
UST might be somewhere in there.  Some have speculated UST was the Pit Stop for Leg 10 with maybe some kind of task near there, which is why Maya would be alone crying.  Just speculation of course. 

This sighting of Maya, I think it might be Roadblock. That's why only Maya was seen because Amy was doing the task. Maya maybe cried because she knew that her team was at last place and might be eliminated.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 21, 2014, 02:20:12 PM
How sure are we that "black girl" was really a racer? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 21, 2014, 02:24:51 PM
I'm sorry, I forgot that seasons 9, 10 and the 1st All-Stars did not visit LA.  I do like to keep the facts straight!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 02:26:36 PM
How sure are we that "black girl" was really a racer? ???
The tweeter said he saw (https://twitter.com/Cosme_Gabriel1/status/480195152242155520) backpack and camera crews though.  His first tweet was immediately saying he saw #TheAmazingRace and only said he saw the "black girl" running and crying after asked.  Same tweeter saw Bethany & Adam near Intramuros next day.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: wishicouldrun on June 21, 2014, 07:16:05 PM
My thoughts for a final task- identify the winners of TAR 1-24 in order.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 21, 2014, 07:39:18 PM
Hopefully Phil tweets the final pitstop and ask fans to join it  :snicker:

 :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on June 21, 2014, 08:57:13 PM
Hopefully Phil tweets the final pitstop and ask fans to join it  :snicker:

 :funny: :funny: :funny:

 :snicker:  :funny: :snicker:  :funny: :snicker:  :funny:  :pray:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 09:26:00 PM
Misti & Jim are in the final 3. They are going to win, there is no doubt. Hopefully Amy & Maya make to the final 3. I slightly prefer Brooke & Robbie than Adam & Bethany, but I think whoever makes to the F3 will be great.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: gamerfan09 on June 21, 2014, 09:27:50 PM
Misti & Jim are in the final 3. They are going to win, there is no doubt. Hopefully Amy & Maya make to the final 3. I slightly prefer Brooke & Robbie than Adam & Bethany, but I think whoever makes to the F3 will be great.
Does anybody have any idea what time they are coming home tomorrow?

How do you know they are going to win? Being seen always does not equal dominating or winning TBH.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: MrDeerShank on June 21, 2014, 09:33:20 PM
Misti & Jim are in the final 3. They are going to win, there is no doubt. Hopefully Amy & Maya make to the final 3. I slightly prefer Brooke & Robbie than Adam & Bethany, but I think whoever makes to the F3 will be great.


Paraphrasing from Peach - do not say things as though they are fact. Using words such as, "I think," or, "I speculate," makes things much clearer :) Also, sometimes a team eliminated in fourth flies with production (Nick and Vicki did this in TAR17 IIRC?)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 09:41:21 PM
Misti & Jim are in the final 3. They are going to win, there is no doubt. Hopefully Amy & Maya make to the final 3. I slightly prefer Brooke & Robbie than Adam & Bethany, but I think whoever makes to the F3 will be great.
quote]

Paraphrasing from Peach - do not say things as though they are fact. Using words such as, "I think," or, "I speculate," makes things much clearer :) Also, sometimes a team eliminated in fourth flies with production (Nick and Vicki did this in TAR17 IIRC?)

They usually do that for 4th-6th place teams. The only times I know those teams were spotted was Kelly & Christy at the Speed Bump in Moscow, and Abbie & Ryan and Natalie & Nadiya giving out empty pizza boxes in New York.

I wonder if they reimplemented the Roadblock count rule. It would say a lot about production if the clues in the penultimate leg say that a certain team member have to perform the Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 09:48:50 PM
But thats not a fact obviously :funny: I am not a fortune teller its just a speculation that Ive had since the race started and doesnt have to do with them being seen multiple times but their characteristics - doctors, couple, fit... Those teams usually do pretty well. I cant talk bad about queen Whitney, cant say that a team will win, what else am I doing wrong so I dont make anymore mistakes :funny:
I am new obviously so I just want to know if there is in any rules I didnt read correctly
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 21, 2014, 09:52:42 PM
Are we sure Jim and Mitsi are in the final 3?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 09:57:32 PM
After a good point from someone saying that they could be decoys, I am not sure. Hopefully there will be more sightings at the airport later on with the other teams
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 21, 2014, 10:00:42 PM
I was thinking the same thing about them possibly being decoys too. I always look for backpacks and cameramen that photo in the live sightings looks like the two of them are getting coffee from Starbucks... who knows  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on June 21, 2014, 10:03:00 PM
There was a cameraman in the photo, so I think they're really in the F3.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 21, 2014, 10:05:48 PM
I do think they are in the f3, but thats not really relevant. I remember on tar15 Maria & Tiffany were running a leg in Estonia with cameraman as decoys
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 21, 2014, 10:15:46 PM
credits to Bryan Crawley
5 hrs near Parañaque, Philippines 

At the airport and they have a team here from the amazing race. Cool
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204010266767113&set=a.2901289261441.2148597.1536735240&type=1&theater


Ninoy Aquino International Airport

(http://i58.[banned image hosting site].com/2e66k5f.jpg)

So that absolutely does not look like anything at Terminal 2 (the Philippine Airlines terminal), which would mean that they are not taking a direct flight to ANYWHERE in the US.  I'd recognize Terminal 2 any day. 

I haven't been in Terminal 1 since T2 opened, but I found this pic labelled (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=113938381) as Terminal 1:
(http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m335/filipinas40/T1_zps30d1ccd2.jpg)

For comparison, this is Centennial Terminal 2, the Philippine Airlines Terminal:
(http://www.bakriesingapore.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/NAIA-Terminal-2.jpg)

Very odd that they would be connecting through somewhere else.  I would think it just prolongs the journey, maybe unnecessarily.  Unless they want them arriving at an exact time.  Philippine Airlines arrives in the evenings in both SF and LA with an extra Sunday flight arriving in the morning in LA.

However, it IS Summer vacation and the PAL flights can definitely get very full so maybe they had no room on that PAL flight.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 21, 2014, 10:29:51 PM
Actually it looks to me there may be two cameramen in that photo, and possibly members from two different teams.

It is always possible with this route, and needing to get the eliminated teams to the finish mat location, that the final three and the eliminated decoy teams are all on the same flight. Keep in mind that we know Bertram was already back in the US this week for the Critics Choice Award ceremonies, (TAR was nominated, but did not win), and Phil was known to have taken a flight out although I don't have the timing of the flights sorted out in my mind. But other production will likely be on the same flight, so it is possible that any sighted team might be decoys. (I'm not stating for certain one way or the other; I'm just trying to explain the variables with the long direct flight back presumably into LAX.) The other point to keep in mind is that the flight into LAX could be a connecting flight, although that hasn't happened in a long time. However, teams have flown into LAX to go to Seattle and on to Alaska, and one season, to connect to Phoenix.
With this post, I'm just trying to help think out alternative explanations for what has been live sighted, and I'm not saying one is any more probable that others. Got it? OK? Good. Just think it through.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 21, 2014, 10:33:32 PM
Oh wow your right I didnt notice the cameraman before  ok I got it  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on June 21, 2014, 10:45:21 PM
As i recall from the photo i have taken outside Central Fire Station, Singapore, there were 2 cameramen too.
Actually it looks to me there may be two cameramen in that photo, and possibly members from two different teams.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 21, 2014, 11:29:51 PM
nice eco bag :p , maybe some starbucks and duty free shopping  :hides

(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc494/AllAboutTAR/tar25/Screenshot_3-1.png) (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/AllAboutTAR/media/tar25/Screenshot_3-1.png.html)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kamineko on June 21, 2014, 11:36:44 PM
nice eco bag :p , maybe some starbucks and duty free shopping  :hides
I think maybe that's because they checked-in their backpacks and decided to run the race leaving the backpacks in airport (and pick it later) and run the race without any burden.

I'm pretty sure that all their money and passports are in the waist bag. :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 21, 2014, 11:45:50 PM
nice eco bag :p , maybe some starbucks and duty free shopping  :hides
I think maybe that's because they checked-in their backpacks and decided to run the race leaving the backpacks in airport (and pick it later) and run the race without any burden.

I'm pretty sure that all their money and passports are in the waist bag. :)

So what is that? Last-minute shopping? Misti seems to have a green knapsack and a brown paperbag, something I haven't seen since the mugging penalty in season 6-9.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: NPL on June 22, 2014, 01:09:21 AM
After keeping my mouth shut, but following along and enjoying RFF for years, it’s time for me to speak... :peek

I believe that there is at least a decent chance that the
Philippine legs are only legs 9 & 10. 

Why?
I think that the Sicily/Malta leg could have easily been JUST ONE leg.  There is scant evidence that the teams were even in Sicily (only one pic by Phil of a tunnel).  The teams could easily have missed Sicily, picked up a RI there, or performed one task there, before heading to Malta.  Once again, there is no evidence the teams were even in Sicily.

Here’s my alternate  route scenario.

Leg 1: New York, USA  → St Thomas, US Virgin Islands FILM DATES: May 31
Leg 2:  St Thomas, US Virgin Islands  → Oxford, England FILM DATES:  June 1-2
Leg 3:  Oxford, England  → Shetland Islands, Scotland  FILM DATES:  June 4-5
Leg 5:  Copenhagen, Denmark  → Marrakesh, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 9-10
Leg 6:  Marrakesh, Morocco  → Unknown, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 11-12
Leg 7:  Unknown, Morocco  → Sicily, Italy → Valletta, Malta FILM DATES:  June 14-15
Leg 8:  Valletta, Malta  → Singapore   FILM DATES:  June 17-18
Leg 9:  Singapore  → Cavite, Philippines  FILM DATES:  June 19-20
Leg 10:  Manila, Philippines FILM DATES:  June 21
Leg(s) 11 and/or 12 still to come

Is this scenario even plausible?  :crazy:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on June 22, 2014, 01:22:03 AM
After keeping my mouth shut, but following along and enjoying RFF for years, it’s time for me to speak... :peek

I believe that there is at least a decent chance that the
Philippine legs are only legs 9 & 10. 

Why?
I think that the Sicily/Malta leg could have easily been JUST ONE leg.  There is scant evidence that the teams were even in Sicily (only one pic by Phil of a tunnel).  The teams could easily have missed Sicily, picked up a RI there, or performed one task there, before heading to Malta.  Once again, there is no evidence the teams were even in Sicily.

Here’s my alternate  route scenario.

Leg 1: New York, USA  → St Thomas, US Virgin Islands FILM DATES: May 31
Leg 2:  St Thomas, US Virgin Islands  → Oxford, England FILM DATES:  June 1-2
Leg 3:  Oxford, England  → Shetland Islands, Scotland  FILM DATES:  June 4-5
Leg 5:  Copenhagen, Denmark  → Marrakesh, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 9-10
Leg 6:  Marrakesh, Morocco  → Unknown, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 11-12
Leg 7:  Unknown, Morocco  → Sicily, Italy → Valletta, Malta FILM DATES:  June 14-15
Leg 8:  Valletta, Malta  → Singapore   FILM DATES:  June 17-18
Leg 9:  Singapore  → Cavite, Philippines  FILM DATES:  June 19-20
Leg 10:  Manila, Philippines FILM DATES:  June 21
Leg(s) 11 and/or 12 still to come

Is this scenario even plausible?  :crazy:

If Philippines legs are leg 9 & 10, there should be 5 teams remaining in leg 9. but from the sighting we only have 4
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 01:24:28 AM
After keeping my mouth shut, but following along and enjoying RFF for years, it’s time for me to speak... :peek

I believe that there is at least a decent chance that the
Philippine legs are only legs 9 & 10. 

Why?
I think that the Sicily/Malta leg could have easily been JUST ONE leg.  There is scant evidence that the teams were even in Sicily (only one pic by Phil of a tunnel).  The teams could easily have missed Sicily, picked up a RI there, or performed one task there, before heading to Malta.  Once again, there is no evidence the teams were even in Sicily.

Here’s my alternate  route scenario.

Leg 1: New York, USA  → St Thomas, US Virgin Islands FILM DATES: May 31
Leg 2:  St Thomas, US Virgin Islands  → Oxford, England FILM DATES:  June 1-2
Leg 3:  Oxford, England  → Shetland Islands, Scotland  FILM DATES:  June 4-5
Leg 5:  Copenhagen, Denmark  → Marrakesh, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 9-10
Leg 6:  Marrakesh, Morocco  → Unknown, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 11-12
Leg 7:  Unknown, Morocco  → Sicily, Italy → Valletta, Malta FILM DATES:  June 14-15
Leg 8:  Valletta, Malta  → Singapore   FILM DATES:  June 17-18
Leg 9:  Singapore  → Cavite, Philippines  FILM DATES:  June 19-20
Leg 10:  Manila, Philippines FILM DATES:  June 21
Leg(s) 11 and/or 12 still to come

Is this scenario even plausible?  :crazy:

If Philippines legs are only legs 9 & 10, there should be 5 teams remaining in leg 9. but from the sighting we only have 4

Maybe 2 NEL in row? And maybe they only have 11 legs? Kym & Alli may be in lead? Or very far from rest of teams? Eliminated?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 22, 2014, 01:24:43 AM
Plus they try to keep the filming length to 21 days which they have been past this time.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: weihen on June 22, 2014, 01:27:33 AM
And Phil already on his way back to USA...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 01:32:44 AM
And I believe that teams is not sighted in Sicily due lack of a fan here. Or few is only here. Also there a lot users from Europe, but they busy or failed to spot teams.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: NPL on June 22, 2014, 01:53:25 AM
After keeping my mouth shut, but following along and enjoying RFF for years, it’s time for me to speak... :peek

I believe that there is at least a decent chance that the
Philippine legs are only legs 9 & 10. 

Why?
I think that the Sicily/Malta leg could have easily been JUST ONE leg.  There is scant evidence that the teams were even in Sicily (only one pic by Phil of a tunnel).  The teams could easily have missed Sicily, picked up a RI there, or performed one task there, before heading to Malta.  Once again, there is no evidence the teams were even in Sicily.

Here’s my alternate  route scenario.

Leg 1: New York, USA  → St Thomas, US Virgin Islands FILM DATES: May 31
Leg 2:  St Thomas, US Virgin Islands  → Oxford, England FILM DATES:  June 1-2
Leg 3:  Oxford, England  → Shetland Islands, Scotland  FILM DATES:  June 4-5
Leg 5:  Copenhagen, Denmark  → Marrakesh, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 9-10
Leg 6:  Marrakesh, Morocco  → Unknown, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 11-12
Leg 7:  Unknown, Morocco  → Sicily, Italy → Valletta, Malta FILM DATES:  June 14-15
Leg 8:  Valletta, Malta  → Singapore   FILM DATES:  June 17-18
Leg 9:  Singapore  → Cavite, Philippines  FILM DATES:  June 19-20
Leg 10:  Manila, Philippines FILM DATES:  June 21
Leg(s) 11 and/or 12 still to come

Is this scenario even plausible?  :crazy:

If Philippines legs are only legs 9 & 10, there should be 5 teams remaining in leg 9. but from the sighting we only have 4

Maybe 2 NEL in row? And maybe they only have 11 legs? Kym & Alli may be in lead? Or very far from rest of teams? Eliminated?

Good answers except...

1. It seems like it would be easier to miss seeing one team in Manila than than it would to have absolutely no evidence of teams even being in Sicily.  Phil could have just been passing through Sicily on his way to Malta - perfect time for him to throw us a red herring.

2. The final two legs could be in the USA, especially if they have to travel to Channel Islands (as an example). Thus Phil's return to the USA now.

3. There's no hard & fast rule that says they couldn't go for 22 days. That wouldn't be much of a budget killer if extra day is in the USA.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 22, 2014, 02:02:33 AM
The Sicily leg did seem iffy to me. There was more than enough time there for a leg, and we know production went through there because of Phil's picture. But those missing days could be because of a long pit stop and then leg for the second Morocco leg. But if Siciliy/Malta is one leg, I think it's because there are only 11 legs in total.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 02:18:16 AM
I hope CBS and TAR will release a map of destinations for TAR 25. I want them back! If not, duh, nothing from RFF will happen when TAR US finish filming, expect TAR Canada, TAR Australia and TAR Vietnam, which I watch online and see results from Wikipedia. Oh, I can't wait. Wish I had enough space to download videos from internet, but overused by, my relatives. My laptop is duhh. Hope I get new better laptop or desktop so I can play GTA V, Sims 3 and Sims 4 without any lag.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: rakionn11 on June 22, 2014, 02:34:08 AM
After keeping my mouth shut, but following along and enjoying RFF for years, it’s time for me to speak... :peek

I believe that there is at least a decent chance that the
Philippine legs are only legs 9 & 10. 

Why?
I think that the Sicily/Malta leg could have easily been JUST ONE leg.  There is scant evidence that the teams were even in Sicily (only one pic by Phil of a tunnel).  The teams could easily have missed Sicily, picked up a RI there, or performed one task there, before heading to Malta.  Once again, there is no evidence the teams were even in Sicily.

Here’s my alternate  route scenario.

Leg 1: New York, USA  → St Thomas, US Virgin Islands FILM DATES: May 31
Leg 2:  St Thomas, US Virgin Islands  → Oxford, England FILM DATES:  June 1-2
Leg 3:  Oxford, England  → Shetland Islands, Scotland  FILM DATES:  June 4-5
Leg 5:  Copenhagen, Denmark  → Marrakesh, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 9-10
Leg 6:  Marrakesh, Morocco  → Unknown, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 11-12
Leg 7:  Unknown, Morocco  → Sicily, Italy → Valletta, Malta FILM DATES:  June 14-15
Leg 8:  Valletta, Malta  → Singapore   FILM DATES:  June 17-18
Leg 9:  Singapore  → Cavite, Philippines  FILM DATES:  June 19-20
Leg 10:  Manila, Philippines FILM DATES:  June 21
Leg(s) 11 and/or 12 still to come

Is this scenario even plausible?  :crazy:

I don't think that's possible. There were only 4 teams that were seen here in the Philippines, so its safe to assume that it was Leg 10-11.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Kamineko on June 22, 2014, 02:43:06 AM
I don't think that's possible. There were only 4 teams that were seen here in the Philippines, so its safe to assume that it was Leg 10-11.
I think it's possible if they're going to do the TAR 7 way, where 4 teams racing in leg 9-10 and final 3 in leg 11-12. :P
But, the chance is really small.. Even I doubt it'll happen. :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: NPL on June 22, 2014, 02:58:26 AM
I don't think that's possible. There were only 4 teams that were seen here in the Philippines, so its safe to assume that it was Leg 10-11.
I think it's possible if they're going to do the TAR 7 way, where 4 teams racing in leg 9-10 and final 3 in leg 11-12. :P
But, the chance is really small.. Even I doubt it'll happen. :P
The possibility of 4 teams in leg 9 is greatly enhanced because of the SAVE pass issued at the beginning of the race. The SAVE may have meant that the producers scheduled one less NEL to make up for the unscheduled NEL/SAVE.  If this is the case, and one of the top 3 has the SAVE, they may not have ever needed to use it... and wamo - 4 teams in leg 9.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 03:05:45 AM
I don't think that's possible. There were only 4 teams that were seen here in the Philippines, so its safe to assume that it was Leg 10-11.
I think it's possible if they're going to do the TAR 7 way, where 4 teams racing in leg 9-10 and final 3 in leg 11-12. :P
But, the chance is really small.. Even I doubt it'll happen. :P
The possibility of 4 teams in leg 9 is greatly enhanced because of the SAVE pass issued at the beginning of the race. The SAVE may have meant that the producers scheduled one less NEL to make up for the unscheduled NEL/SAVE.  If this is the case, and one of the top 3 has the SAVE, they may not have ever needed to use it... and wamo - 4 teams in leg 9.

Kym & Alli were at Singapore in leg 9 or 8?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on June 22, 2014, 03:09:07 AM
Leg 5:  Copenhagen, Denmark  → Marrakesh, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 9-10
Leg 6:  Marrakesh, Morocco  → Unknown, Morocco  FILM DATES:  June 11-12
Leg 7:  Unknown, Morocco  → Sicily, Italy → Valletta, Malta FILM DATES:  June 14-15

I think this is point where there becomes less time than what there really was. The first Morocco leg would have begun on the 8th (after a finish in Sweden/Denmark on 7th) and teams were racing in Marrakech on the 9th -- see here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30032.msg1008380.html#msg1008380) for the sightings. Even if our second Morocco leg took 2 days, it would have finished on the 11th.

Teams were already in Valletta by the night of the 14th, so there's ample time to travel to Sicily (12th), run a leg (13th) and get to Malta on the 14th. And that's all under the assumption that Morocco II took two days to film -- it easily could have been done by the 10th if they stayed somewhere close to Marrakech.

As for everyone else in here, can we keep this thread open for discussing and speculating on spoilers and not what Sims game you want to play on your computer. Thanks :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 22, 2014, 05:42:43 AM
This tweet is a bit confusing. It refers to seeing TARA Asia filming at the Manila Bay Boardwalk. Since TAR Asia isn't filming now as far as I know, I figure it must be TAR 25. I don't know if Manila Bay Boardwalk corresponds to any of the sites we already know about.

Amo @highNako  ·  6h
Saw the Amazing Race Asia taping yesterday at d Manila Bay boardwalk. Ang gwapo ng host #KimChiuOnPINASmileDay || Xian Lim Rocks Toronto
7:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time - 21 Jun 2014


Google translates Ang gwapo ng host as "The host is handsome". Any of you that know the language, feel free to correct that.
Yes that's right. She spazzing about how handsome Phil is. hehe

And yes, that corresponds to the location of the pedicab task.  Malate Church and Rizal Park are on Roxas Blvd which is right by Manila Bay.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 22, 2014, 08:16:00 AM
While we may not have had direct sightings of teams in the period between the operating assumption of a second Morocco leg and Malta, we do have the photos Phil sent out, and the inference that (1) that second leg was away from Marrakesh based on Phil's photo(s) and (2)the photo Phil tweeted a couple of days later which corresponded with a specific location on a highway in Sicily....which fit in with getting the teams to Malta (by ferry, IIRC) by the time and place when teams were seen in Malta. While there is still uncertain about the structure of the legs in the Copenhagen--Malmo area before Morocco, I've seen nothing to support an inference of treating Morocco, Sicily and Malta as one leg, especially because of the time span of those live sightings/tweets/instagram photos. And the behavior of teams in Singapore and the Philippines, along with the fact that Bertram came back to the US before teams were in the Philippines also point to Manila being leg 11 and that teams are now headed back to the US for leg 12 and the end city, Now more raw data might be located in live blogs, and social media, in the coming days to fill in these gaps in our knowledge and may change that working hypothesis, but I infer that based on our knowledge of production behavior in the last 8-10 seasons or so, I think we're reasonably close.
And actually, we have more information about the TAR 25 route from the filming period, than we did TAR 24's route at the end of that filming period!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: runningblind on June 22, 2014, 09:00:21 AM
Phil just posted a photo. Not with much use for use this thime...

http://instagram.com/p/pjAjxKx1wy/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: inghinyero on June 22, 2014, 01:10:11 PM
Kim Selorio ‏@kimSELORIO  4h
Enjoying @CATCH2T17's first general assembly. Amazing race now happening at Razon. :))

I don't know if this is related, but CATCH2T17 is a student assembly at the University of Sto. Tomas. Pit Stop?

Just to add value to this sighting. Razon's is a famous Pampangueno restaurant in the Philippines - its famous offerings are halu-halo and pancit luglug.
It's right across the University of Sto. Tomas so the sighting of the crying black woman might be during this task. :) So, it's highly probable that it would be a food eating task at UST/Razon's area.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: inghinyero on June 22, 2014, 02:32:22 PM
June 19, 2014, 5:50 PM   Singapore   
June 19, 2014, 9:30 PM   Manila Arrival Time   
June 19, 2014, 10:30 PM   Baclaran Church   Church may be closed until 6 AM.
June 20, 2014, 6:00 AM   Baclaran Church   Teams are permitted to enter the church and get their clue.
June 20, 2014, 8:30 AM   Rosario    
June 20, 2014, 2:00 PM   UST   
June 21, 2014, 12:00 AM   Intramuros sighting of Adam/Bethany (Pitstop)   
June 21, 2014, 10:19 AM   Pedicab task/Binondo   
June 21, 2014, 7:30 PM   Phil Keoghan flight   
June 22, 2014, 5:10 AM   Flight to LA   

Checking out the timeline, there seems to be a big piece of the puzzle, left missing! I still think there's a task in between the Binondo sighting and the teams going to NAIA. Pedicab task/Binondo may very well be a detour! There may be a very private place where they held another task from 1 PM onwards after Binondo since the teams were sighted in NAIA (flight to LA) at around 5:10 AM. I think it would be too long for them to wait from 1 PM of June 21 to 5 AM of June 22.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tdil on June 22, 2014, 02:47:39 PM
hi guys, i'm new here... huge follower of amazing race on RFF. just wanted to post some speculation about sicily leg here....
is it possible teams could have been going to MOUNT ETNA? (The volcano)... because by some weird random coincidence one of my fb friends had posted a pic of his visit to sicily- and he had been to m. etna and he had posted a tunnel pic en route to etna i think identical to that posted by phil few days ago... unfortunately, i CANNOT ask him (my friend, lol :D) for more info... as we are just fb friends, i don't know him that well, etc. etc ( i even took a screenshot of the pic 'cause i don't like to download other's photos without perm...) .... anyways, just thought i'd share this with you...p.s. really sorry that image is so small- but i had to resize and crop to fit the attachment size that is allowed...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 22, 2014, 02:56:10 PM
Adam & Bethany, Amy & Maya and Misti & Jim were seen together at a airport going to LA
F3 confirmed? Or one of them are decoys? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on June 22, 2014, 02:59:34 PM
Adam & Bethany, Amy & Maya and Misti & Jim were seen together at a airport going to LA
F3 confirmed? Or one of them are decoys? :funny:
Well, I'd say so about this being confirmed!  If they're the ones, then Brooke & Robbie were the victims of the final elimination!

GO, AMY & MAYA! :yess: . . . Though I'm guessing it'll come down to Adam & Bethany and Misti & Jim. :(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on June 22, 2014, 03:01:39 PM
Adam & Bethany, Amy & Maya and Misti & Jim were seen together at a airport going to LA
F3 confirmed? Or one of them are decoys? :funny:

yeah, i don't see Brooke & Robbie there. Hopefully Amy & Maya are in the final 3  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 22, 2014, 03:16:53 PM
Not sure but I think I see Robbie with his bandana, right up of Maya.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: David on June 22, 2014, 04:26:37 PM
New photo from Phil:

http://instagram.com/p/pj6m7bx19f/

Marocco? Sicly? Malta?

Valletta Cathedral.

Could it be taken from the Pitstop?

I would say it is taken from some part of Fort Manoel, in Manoel Island. That would make for a great pitstop. It is a place with a lot of history, and standing in an island between several important cities (close to Valletta, Sliema and some others). The Cathedral would be seen across the sea (which is unseen in that picture).
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 22, 2014, 04:39:47 PM
I think Jim/Mitsi and Adam/Bethany can be confirmed as F3  But it does look like Maya and Robbie are both in that photo too im puzzled  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 22, 2014, 05:20:52 PM
I dont think Thats him
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on June 22, 2014, 05:23:20 PM
Good! I dont want it to be him  :funny: Thats definitely Maya though that the same maroon jumpsuit she had on at the starting line. But where is her green back pack?  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on June 22, 2014, 05:30:52 PM
Good! I dont want it to be him  :funny: Thats definitely Maya though that the same maroon jumpsuit she had on at the starting line. But where is her green back pack?  ???
I think Maya's doing what Misti's doing and just carrying the bare essentials in her smaller bag, and leaving their bigger backpacks to return for later.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
Decoys usually gone earlier than real, actual teams which isn't eliminated..
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 22, 2014, 07:00:07 PM
I think Jim/Mitsi and Adam/Bethany can be confirmed as F3  But it does look like Maya and Robbie are both in that photo too im puzzled  ???
The guy who looks like Robbie is a cameraman
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 22, 2014, 07:04:47 PM
Yes I had the same impression but I cannot post like that or I will be cursed
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 22, 2014, 07:28:07 PM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on June 22, 2014, 07:39:36 PM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles
So a good route and good distance.  Sounds like we've got a great season in front of us! :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 22, 2014, 07:54:52 PM
Quote
Quote from: batman06 on Today at 04:39:47 PM
I think Jim/Mitsi and Adam/Bethany can be confirmed as F3  But it does look like Maya and Robbie are both in that photo too im puzzled  ???
The guy who looks like Robbie is a cameraman

Eliminated teams are in and run through the airport in final city at the same time as remaining teams arrive.  Confuses people...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 22, 2014, 08:01:04 PM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles
So a good route and good distance.  Sounds like we've got a great season in front of us! :)

4 continents and 9 countries which is pretty decent route for TAR :) Went in a easterly direction and doubled back from Sweden to Morrocco then continued eastward.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 22, 2014, 08:02:01 PM
Yes I had the same impression but I cannot post like that or I will be cursed
What do you mean? The season's over, and the F3 consists of Misti & Jim, Adam & Bethany, and Amy & Maya ( :))
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 22, 2014, 08:06:34 PM
Amaya <333333333  :hrt:  :luvya:  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 22, 2014, 08:12:55 PM
Im hot for information on the final leg.  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 22, 2014, 08:52:18 PM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles

Do they calculate the airport stopovers/connections as well? I calculated it along with stopovers like the airport in Atlanta, adding it up to roughly 28,500 miles.. Maybe I'm incorrect though, because the total miles mentioned by TAR always seems to be longer than when one really calculates it..  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on June 22, 2014, 09:09:32 PM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles

Do they calculate the airport stopovers/connections as well? I calculated it along with stopovers like the airport in Atlanta, adding it up to roughly 28,500 miles.. Maybe I'm incorrect though, because the total miles mentioned by TAR always seems to be longer than when one really calculates it..  ???

They may include airport stopovers and connections but I don't know if they do or not.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: paradoxinee on June 22, 2014, 09:16:55 PM
I think Jim/Mitsi and Adam/Bethany can be confirmed as F3  But it does look like Maya and Robbie are both in that photo too im puzzled  ???
The guy who looks like Robbie is a cameraman

How do you know? You remember all cameramen?  ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 22, 2014, 09:31:33 PM
Both distances are valid, IMHO, especially if the flight connections were producer-induced by the options teams had or were directed to take, i.e., all teams end up on same flight.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TerraformingYou on June 22, 2014, 10:59:50 PM
I think the race just finished.. Brooke just tweeted she had the most amazing experience of her life..  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: diRkdARyL on June 23, 2014, 09:37:56 AM
Here's a sighting from another forum -- link (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=115062174)

"... but I just witness the shooting of part of a challenge in the AMAZING RACE USA tv show. Challenge was to haul as many coconut husks and walis tingtings into the jeep and search around for a certain clue in binondo. I tried to take some pictures but was told off by the crew. Amazing "

I went to Binondo earlier today and I asked some of the vendors on the area and they said the same thing, the vendor said they were required to deliver the husks and walis tingting from Binondo to Divisoria, this happened around 10am to 11am.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: diRkdARyL on June 23, 2014, 09:38:40 AM


janegenevieve Amazing Race Season 26 happening right now here in Binondo!!! Hahahaha good luck guys! #roadblock #amazingrace 12min


(http://i61.[banned image hosting site].com/3165ea1.jpg)



There is a jeepney loaded with coconut husks and walis tingtings at the back of the cluebox.

The cluebox was located on the corner of Sto. Cristo St. and San Nicolas St.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: florida on June 23, 2014, 10:20:31 AM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles

Do they calculate the airport stopovers/connections as well? I calculated it along with stopovers like the airport in Atlanta, adding it up to roughly 28,500 miles.. Maybe I'm incorrect though, because the total miles mentioned by TAR always seems to be longer than when one really calculates it..  ???

They may include airport stopovers and connections but I don't know if they do or not.

What about total miles run on each leg, on the ground?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 23, 2014, 10:33:25 AM


janegenevieve Amazing Race Season 26 happening right now here in Binondo!!! Hahahaha good luck guys! #roadblock #amazingrace 12min


(http://i61.[banned image hosting site].com/3165ea1.jpg)



There is a jeepney loaded with coconut husks and walis tingtings at the back of the cluebox.

The cluebox was located on the corner of Sto. Cristo St. and San Nicolas St.

Found it, Dirk. The picture is matched as same in Panoramio:

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/106716111.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 23, 2014, 10:38:47 AM
Just did a quick calculation of the route length and it's about 25,500miles

Do they calculate the airport stopovers/connections as well? I calculated it along with stopovers like the airport in Atlanta, adding it up to roughly 28,500 miles.. Maybe I'm incorrect though, because the total miles mentioned by TAR always seems to be longer than when one really calculates it..  ???

They may include airport stopovers and connections but I don't know if they do or not.

What about total miles run on each leg, on the ground?

There's no way to know that until we know all of the locations teams had to travel to during each leg, and method of transportation, and in a couple of instances, we still don't know where the pit stop was. I take the mileage total to be a rough estimate of leg to leg areas and nothinh more.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 23, 2014, 11:09:50 AM
hi guys, i'm new here... huge follower of amazing race on RFF. just wanted to post some speculation about sicily leg here....
is it possible teams could have been going to MOUNT ETNA? (The volcano)... because by some weird random coincidence one of my fb friends had posted a pic of his visit to sicily- and he had been to m. etna and he had posted a tunnel pic en route to etna i think identical to that posted by phil few days ago... unfortunately, i CANNOT ask him (my friend, lol :D) for more info... as we are just fb friends, i don't know him that well, etc. etc ( i even took a screenshot of the pic 'cause i don't like to download other's photos without perm...) .... anyways, just thought i'd share this with you...p.s. really sorry that image is so small- but i had to resize and crop to fit the attachment size that is allowed...

Welcome to RFF, Tdil!

 :wel2

I had a source that tipped me off about the Sicily leg in advance. I didn't mention this part at the time, because it seemed unlikely, but there were some mentions of the website of the Italian Volcano Observatory. I thought it was more likely that the source had an interest in volcanoes rather than it being where TAR 25 were going. However, I did think both Mount Etna and Stromboli were possible to reach from Sicily. Mount Etna more so, since Stromboli would require taking a boat. So, you may be right about Mount Etna. I hope they do go there. That would be great to see! As I recall, the volcano conditions were quiet back then.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on June 23, 2014, 11:29:36 AM
Remember, Phil has eaten dinner on top of Italy's Stromboli volcano. You never know, could have tied that in to the race somehow.

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: walkingpneumonia on June 23, 2014, 11:30:05 AM
Welcome to RFF, Tdil!

 :wel2

I had a source that tipped me off about the Sicily leg in advance. I didn't mention this part at the time, because it seemed unlikely, but there were some mentions of the website of the Italian Volcano Observatory. I thought it was more likely that the source had an interest in volcanoes rather than it being where TAR 25 were going. However, I did think both Mount Etna and Stromboli were possible to reach from Sicily. Mount Etna more so, since Stromboli would require taking a boat. So, you may be right about Mount Etna. I hope they do go there. That would be great to see! As I recall, the volcano conditions were quiet back then.
I can't find the video of Phil eating dinner on Stromboli, but I recall that Stromboli is on his "Life List".
http://www.noopportunitywasted.com/Phils-life-list

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/phil-keoghans-23-destinations-you-have-to-see-before-you-die
Quote
1. Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands
“Rising 3,000 feet out of the Aeolian Sea, Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A few years ago, I took a chef to the top of the volcano for a five-star dinner that he cooked using the heat of the volcano.”

Fun roadblock - Teams make dinner for Phil on top of an erupting volcano using only the heat of the volcano...?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on June 23, 2014, 01:07:53 PM
I don't think Adam & Bethany won because in the picture of the final pic at the Finish Line, they are in the back, and the winning team usually stands next to Phil.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on June 23, 2014, 02:23:01 PM
Here's a sighting from another forum -- link (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=115062174)

"... but I just witness the shooting of part of a challenge in the AMAZING RACE USA tv show. Challenge was to haul as many coconut husks and walis tingtings into the jeep and search around for a certain clue in binondo. I tried to take some pictures but was told off by the crew. Amazing "

I went to Binondo earlier today and I asked some of the vendors on the area and they said the same thing, the vendor said they were required to deliver the husks and walis tingting on Divisoria, this happened around 10am to 11am.
Ooo! Solid task.  I wonder how they had to deliver them.  On foot or on a tricycle.
If a tricycle, coupled with the tricycle task at Malate and then assembling the tricycle in Leg 10, the Filipino pedicab looks to be the star of the Philippine Legs this time! Hehe.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 23, 2014, 03:44:41 PM
I don't think Adam & Bethany won because in the picture of the final pic at the Finish Line, they are in the back, and the winning team usually stands next to Phil.

I think I see Bethany and Maya hugging, maybe one of they won? Obviously this doesn't really tell whether it is true or not
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 23, 2014, 05:39:49 PM
I think the route length is around 26,000 miles, not including connection flights, which I don't think they count since teams can possibly take different ones
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 23, 2014, 06:35:29 PM
I don't think Adam & Bethany won because in the picture of the final pic at the Finish Line, they are in the back, and the winning team usually stands next to Phil.

I think I see Bethany and Maya hugging, maybe one of they won? Obviously this doesn't really tell whether it is true or not

Where is picture of Finish Line?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on June 23, 2014, 06:37:03 PM
I don't think Adam & Bethany won because in the picture of the final pic at the Finish Line, they are in the back, and the winning team usually stands next to Phil.

I think I see Bethany and Maya hugging, maybe one of they won? Obviously this doesn't really tell whether it is true or not

Where is picture of Finish Line?

Oh, I see it in TAR Live Sightings Thread.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on June 23, 2014, 06:40:47 PM
Live sightings thread, post by Chateau d If
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: saacman on June 23, 2014, 10:07:59 PM
I think the route length is around 26,000 miles, not including connection flights, which I don't think they count since teams can possibly take different ones

I believe they must have counted connecting flights, trains, etc to come up with some of the huge mileage totals of the early seasons (ie 70,000+ in TAR5).  Do we think something would have changed since then in their "accounting"?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on June 23, 2014, 11:14:52 PM
I think the route length is around 26,000 miles, not including connection flights, which I don't think they count since teams can possibly take different ones

I believe they must have counted connecting flights, trains, etc to come up with some of the huge mileage totals of the early seasons (ie 70,000+ in TAR5).  Do we think something would have changed since then in their "accounting"?

"We" figured out that in some of those early seasons, the distance were more accurately understood if figured as kilometers, and not miles.

And as to the photo Chateau posted in the live sightings thread from the finish mat, that tree hides the center of the mat, and it's not the final portrait shot they normally end the season with, so I don't think we can say from that photo who won.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: saacman on June 24, 2014, 02:00:08 PM
"We" figured out that in some of those early seasons, the distance were more accurately understood if figured as kilometers, and not miles.

I wonder if they have done quotes in km instead of miles.  The only season I ever bothered adding up was Season 5, and I was able to arrive at a number pretty close to their 72,000+ by including ALL distinct connections for all teams combined.  For example, when teams flew from CCU - AKL, all teams took the first flight to BKK but diverted after that, so I counted BKK-SIN-AKL and BKK-SYD-AKL separately.  If teams took the same route, even if at different times, the routing only counted once.  That was the only way I was able to approximate the quoted total distance.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on June 24, 2014, 07:35:54 PM
The official amount is "more than 26,000 miles"   :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 24, 2014, 09:20:25 PM
fwiw :p Phils Tower
http://instagram.com/p/pkv-idx19x/

Fort Christian Clock Tower
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/44904157@N04/5209534644/

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Candi Lee on June 24, 2014, 10:21:42 PM
The official amount is "more than 26,000 miles"   :tup:
So jealous!!  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on June 24, 2014, 10:58:10 PM
fwiw :p Phils Tower
http://instagram.com/p/pkv-idx19x/

Fort Christian Clock Tower
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/44904157@N04/5209534644/

Good work! I was looking at all the later locations and not finding it. It didn't occur to me to check the early legs.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on June 24, 2014, 11:09:40 PM
Are there any more LA spoilers coming our way? :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on June 25, 2014, 11:57:24 AM
"We" figured out that in some of those early seasons, the distance were more accurately understood if figured as kilometers, and not miles.

I wonder if they have done quotes in km instead of miles.  The only season I ever bothered adding up was Season 5, and I was able to arrive at a number pretty close to their 72,000+ by including ALL distinct connections for all teams combined.  For example, when teams flew from CCU - AKL, all teams took the first flight to BKK but diverted after that, so I counted BKK-SIN-AKL and BKK-SYD-AKL separately.  If teams took the same route, even if at different times, the routing only counted once.  That was the only way I was able to approximate the quoted total distance.

Yea, season 5 was more like 72,000 km and not miles. :/
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on June 27, 2014, 10:22:26 AM
Are there any more LA spoilers coming our way? :)

Yes. But it is taking longer than expected since some of the team is not available just now.

Hope we can get you more soon, maybe by the first part of the week.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on July 13, 2014, 06:54:33 AM
Are there any more LA spoilers coming our way? :)

Yes. But it is taking longer than expected since some of the team is not available just now.

Hope we can get you more soon, maybe by the first part of the week.

No more? :( Was the Philippines spoiler the last one? Oh well, it's still one heck of a spoiler for the confirmation of a "My Ox is Broken" Switchback :)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on July 13, 2014, 07:06:53 AM
Are there any more LA spoilers coming our way? :)

Yes. But it is taking longer than expected since some of the team is not available just now.

Hope we can get you more soon, maybe by the first part of the week.

No more? :( Was the Philippines spoiler the last one? Oh well, it's still one heck of a spoiler for the confirmation of a "My Ox is Broken" Switchback :)
Linda & Karen staying classy in "Plow" while Colin simply throws a temper tantrum. :funny: :luvya:

There is a photo in the live sightings that indicates where the Finish Line was, Point Vicente, the southwesternmost point of Los Angeles County.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 19, 2014, 05:33:03 PM
Found a new, confirmed location!

Just a teaser before I post the details when I sober up tomorrow morning...

Durian?

 :peek

That should be fun.

 :food:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2014, 10:16:26 PM
Stinky!!

Some (maybe) helpful links:

http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=29&Itemid=73

https://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/docs/diy_guide/Ubin_trees.pdf
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Slowhatch on July 19, 2014, 11:41:04 PM
Was that what the Changi ferry pictures were about?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2014, 12:59:17 AM
Yea, think so. Pick up a durian and a clue at Pulau Ubin...

HEY, WHY DIDN'T THEY MAKE THEM OPEN/EAT A DURIAN? :funny: :lala
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 06, 2014, 05:41:53 PM
Yea, think so. Pick up a durian and a clue at Pulau Ubin...

HEY, WHY DIDN'T THEY MAKE THEM OPEN/EAT A DURIAN? :funny: :lala
I believe there will be a task afterward which makes the teams eat the durian. ;)
Plus, it would be TAR24-esque to have teams deliver a large fruit somewhere and not enjoy the funky flavors.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on August 07, 2014, 03:22:30 PM

 :snicker:  FWIW, Phil's (Instagram) mural:

http://instagram.com/p/rD10oix1xQ/?modal=true

it's artist 'Vhils' mural on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

http://www.unurth.com/Vhils-in-Venice-CA

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/fieldguides/venice/arts/mural-tour.html
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Neobie on August 09, 2014, 03:57:08 AM
Actually, it would be hilarious to have them carry around the durian the entire leg like a Travelocity gnome!

They'd be disallowed on public transport, refused by taxi drivers, abhorred by all kinds of high establishments, and creating all sorts of hijinks with locals wondering what the crazy Americans are doing with a durian on their backpacks...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on August 09, 2014, 07:36:25 AM
Yea, think so. Pick up a durian and a clue at Pulau Ubin...

HEY, WHY DIDN'T THEY MAKE THEM OPEN/EAT A DURIAN? :funny: :lala
I believe there will be a task afterward which makes the teams eat the durian. ;)
Plus, it would be TAR24-esque to have teams deliver a large fruit somewhere and not enjoy the funky flavors.

??? I wonder if someone from production has read this and is kicking themselves in the butt or casting their head down in shame for not thinking of this task :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 09, 2014, 02:27:48 PM
Actually, it would be hilarious to have them carry around the durian the entire leg like a Travelocity gnome!

They'd be disallowed on public transport, refused by taxi drivers, abhorred by all kinds of high establishments, and creating all sorts of hijinks with locals wondering what the crazy Americans are doing with a durian on their backpacks...
:lol: I had no idea durian was that appalled. Hopefully someone will have a "Charla & Mirna in Warsaw" moment and make a memorable quote we shall enjoy for ages.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on August 09, 2014, 02:40:20 PM
It SMELLS a lot worse than it tastes, thankfully. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on August 10, 2014, 11:23:11 AM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 10, 2014, 06:48:46 PM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
There was a sighting at LAX of the three teams waiting for a taxi, and I am 89.9% sure the only F/F team remaining that reached the final 4 was the final team eliminated before the final Leg.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 10, 2014, 06:56:21 PM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
There was a sighting at LAX of the three teams waiting for a taxi, and I am 89.9% sure the only F/F team remaining that reached the final 4 was the final team eliminated before the final Leg.
And with that revelation, my hopes and dreams are crushed.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on August 10, 2014, 08:08:03 PM
That is NOT a revelation, lol. That is PURE spec. ;)

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 10, 2014, 08:10:58 PM
That is NOT a revelation, lol. That is PURE spec. ;)
Great!  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on August 10, 2014, 08:26:31 PM
So the possible boot order is
Lisa Michelle  :'(
Dennis Isabelle :)
Michael Scott
Shelley nici  :'(
Keith whitney
Tim tejay  :conf:
Kym ali
Amy and maya

Final leg
Based on the photo in the live sights
I think Brooke and rob won
Jim misti 2nd
And adam and bethany 3rd
All pure spec
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Karpov617 on August 10, 2014, 11:02:34 PM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
There was a sighting at LAX of the three teams waiting for a taxi, and I am 89.9% sure the only F/F team remaining that reached the final 4 was the final team eliminated before the final Leg.

Do you have a copy of this sighting? ???
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on August 11, 2014, 02:15:15 PM
Hahaha if I did post like that a bunch of stones would came to me :funny:
Well I'm pretty sure there is people that know who  in fact are the final 3 and even who won but I guess for me I will only find out in December :'(
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on August 12, 2014, 11:07:05 AM
Whoa whoa whoa wait a min I thought Amy and Maya were confirmed in the final 3 what happened???  :knuckles: :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 12, 2014, 01:00:46 PM
Whoa whoa whoa wait a min I thought Amy and Maya were confirmed in the final 3 what happened???  :knuckles: :knuckles:
All four teams were spotted in the same pic. All teams were on the same flight from Manila to LAX via Tokyo Narita.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2014, 02:42:51 PM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
There was a sighting at LAX of the three teams waiting for a taxi, and I am 89.9% sure the only F/F team remaining that reached the final 4 was the final team eliminated before the final Leg.

Do you have a copy of this sighting? ???

I can tell you for sure that they were not seen waiting for a taxi!   :groan:

We know that they self-drove from LAX south on Sepulveda Blvd.

I can add from some additional research that they drove Ford Explorers that they had to go and find from nearby  Park 'N Fly.

I'm wondering if a fleet-footed Team thought to run from Terminal 6 to Park 'N Fly rather than wait for the few and far between shuttles.  It's only a quarter mile!  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 13, 2014, 02:50:51 PM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
There was a sighting at LAX of the three teams waiting for a taxi, and I am 89.9% sure the only F/F team remaining that reached the final 4 was the final team eliminated before the final Leg.

Do you have a copy of this sighting? ???

I can tell you for sure that they were not seen waiting for a taxi!   :groan:

We know that they self-drove from LAX south on Sepulveda Blvd.

I can add from some additional research that they drove Ford Explorers that they had to go and find from nearby  Park 'N Fly.

I'm wondering if a fleet-footed Team thought to run from Terminal 6 to Park 'N Fly rather than wait for the few and far between shuttles.  It's only a quarter mile!  :hoot:
I would think that if one team ran, the others would follow. Unless said team missed the shuttle that the other teams were on and then ran to Park 'N Fly.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 14, 2014, 08:15:54 AM
So the final 4 is confirmed but final 3 is not right?
Did we ever get the live coverage of the final leg?
There was a sighting at LAX of the three teams waiting for a taxi, and I am 89.9% sure the only F/F team remaining that reached the final 4 was the final team eliminated before the final Leg.

Do you have a copy of this sighting? ???

I can tell you for sure that they were not seen waiting for a taxi!   :groan:

We know that they self-drove from LAX south on Sepulveda Blvd.

I can add from some additional research that they drove Ford Explorers that they had to go and find from nearby  Park 'N Fly.

I'm wondering if a fleet-footed Team thought to run from Terminal 6 to Park 'N Fly rather than wait for the few and far between shuttles.  It's only a quarter mile!  :hoot:
Thanks Chateau. I remember a past sighting where teams were standing and socializing. I most likely mistaken a Philippines Leg pic for a finale photo. :groan:

Really enthusiastic to hear a self-drive finale. :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on August 14, 2014, 09:00:46 PM
Me too!   :yess:

But they must have ditched the Fords later on because they all arrived by taxi to the mat.

This must have been the shortest run-to-the mat's ever:  about 150 feet.  The waiting Teams could see who gets out of the taxis.

I could actually HEAR Phil shouting: 

"Who's it gonna be, who's it gonna be? "

"Teeth?  "

"Candy?  "

"or Cowabunga?  "  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 14, 2014, 09:23:59 PM
Teeth- Jim & Misti
Cowabunga- Bethany & Adam
Candy-  ??? Amy & Maya are food scientists, but what connection do Brooke & Robbie have to candy?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on August 14, 2014, 11:02:39 PM
Nothing, they are most likely the final 4 boot. I must be the only one that don't see them in that picture in the airport which have all of the other three teams and camera crew together
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 16, 2014, 11:44:15 AM
Teeth- Jim & Misti
Cowabunga- Bethany & Adam
Candy-  ??? Amy & Maya are food scientists, but what connection do Brooke & Robbie have to candy?
I read somewhere molecular gastronomers (scientists who work with the chemical/physical properties of food and change their state of matter) work with the caramelization of candy.

I honestly will be fairly shocked if Amy & Maya make the final 3 over "muscles". :o
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 16, 2014, 01:10:24 PM
Teeth- Jim & Misti
Cowabunga- Bethany & Adam
Candy-  ??? Amy & Maya are food scientists, but what connection do Brooke & Robbie have to candy?
I read somewhere molecular gastronomers (scientists who work with the chemical/physical properties of food and change their state of matter) work with the caramelization of candy.

I honestly will be fairly shocked if Amy & Maya make the final 3 over "muscles". :o
Brains > Brawn
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Prophet on August 16, 2014, 04:40:25 PM
Really enthusiastic to hear a self-drive finale. :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on August 16, 2014, 05:01:13 PM
Teeth- Jim & Misti
Cowabunga- Bethany & Adam
Candy-  ??? Amy & Maya are food scientists, but what connection do Brooke & Robbie have to candy?
I read somewhere molecular gastronomers (scientists who work with the chemical/physical properties of food and change their state of matter) work with the caramelization of candy.

I honestly will be fairly shocked if Amy & Maya make the final 3 over "muscles". :o

The dessert doctor: Getting a Ph.D. in ice cream (http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=226295)

Quote
'I want to go out and show the world ice cream.' - Researcher Maya Warren

(http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/uploadedImages/News/Chicago/Images/Science/Maya2.jpg)

Here's a course offering:

Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Chateau d If on August 16, 2014, 05:16:24 PM
Amy's Linkedin says:

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Past

        President at Wisconsin Food Science Club
        Global Science and Technology Intern at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
        Product Development Intern at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

        Confections Solutions Intern at FONA International

So, Team Candy it is!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on August 16, 2014, 06:40:33 PM
Very happy that food scientists made to final 3. I hope they won  :)
End of september come faster please!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 16, 2014, 08:42:40 PM
OMG YAASSSSS GO AMAYA. Slayyyyyyyy.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: batman06 on August 17, 2014, 12:09:04 AM
Ok great so Amy and Maya really did make the final 3 after all whew!!! Thank goodness I almost went buckwild!!!  :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: redskevin88 on August 17, 2014, 02:52:17 AM
Me too!   :yess:

But they must have ditched the Fords later on because they all arrived by taxi to the mat.

This must have been the shortest run-to-the mat's ever:  about 150 feet.  The waiting Teams could see who gets out of the taxis.

I could actually HEAR Phil shouting: 

"Who's it gonna be, who's it gonna be? "

"Teeth?  "

"Candy?  "

"or Cowabunga?  "  :hoot:

You just gave away the title episode for the finale. :funny:!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: selfeviction on August 17, 2014, 04:48:40 AM
AMAYA :luvya:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: RachelLeVega on August 17, 2014, 10:46:18 AM
:hrt: This has to be the most unpredictable season in a long time. The only thing that will send 25 close to the top of my chart would be a suspenseful set of soundtrack like back in the TAR11-TAR17 era. :hrt:

From a West Indies beginning to a Moroccan mid-season, from a tightrope walk in Singapore to "My Ox Is Broken!", with the cast this season, it could most likely be the best HD season yet! :happy:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Declive on August 31, 2014, 12:36:27 PM
Sorry to be late but do we have the F3 confirmed?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on August 31, 2014, 12:38:55 PM
Sorry to be late but do we have the F3 confirmed?
Amy & Maya, Adam & Bethany, Misti & Jim (and they HOPEFULLY finished in that order)
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: ovalorange on September 01, 2014, 01:25:11 AM
CBS Press Release says we have 8 countries this season, but I can count 9. Am I missing something?

1. USA (NYC/LA + US VI)
2. UK (England + Scotland)
3. Denmark
4. Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Italy
7. Malta
8. Singapore
9. Philippines

I know those press releases aren't very accurate, but surely they wouldn't promote teams traveling to less countries than they actually did?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on September 01, 2014, 02:51:44 AM
CBS Press Release says we have 8 countries this season, but I can count 9. Am I missing something?

1. USA (NYC/LA + US VI)
2. UK (England + Scotland)
3. Denmark
4. Sweden
5. Morocco
6. Italy
7. Malta
8. Singapore
9. Philippines

I know those press releases aren't very accurate, but surely they wouldn't promote teams traveling to less countries than they actually did?  :lol:

Would it be a TAR 19 situation with Italy? Because technically they visited the Netherlands but didn't list it.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: supah on September 01, 2014, 05:20:16 AM
we don't actually have proof they went to italy so...
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Plaidmoon on September 02, 2014, 11:00:32 AM
we don't actually have proof they went to italy so...

Sicily isn't Italy?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: foreverhoping on September 02, 2014, 11:12:22 AM
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we don't actually have proof they went to italy so...

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Sicily isn't Italy?

Yes Sicily is part of Italy.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: redskevin88 on September 09, 2014, 06:30:57 AM
Sorry to be late but do we have the F3 confirmed?
Amy & Maya, Adam & Bethany, Misti & Jim (and they HOPEFULLY finished in that order)

What's wrong with Misti & Jim or Adam & Bethany winning?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Bookworm on September 09, 2014, 04:21:26 PM
Sorry to be late but do we have the F3 confirmed?
Amy & Maya, Adam & Bethany, Misti & Jim (and they HOPEFULLY finished in that order)

What's wrong with Misti & Jim or Adam & Bethany winning?
They're not Amy & Maya.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Lemontail on September 15, 2014, 04:16:25 AM
I not sure, but I saw in Meet Amy & Maya video in YouTube comments that a user that has friend in Philippines, the user's mother's homeland, the friend saw two female teams in Philippines, and the user didn't ask who they are, but in my opinion that one of female teams are most likely decoy team. Or Kym & Alli, I'm not sure if Brooke & Robbie was in F4.  ???  ???  ???  :groan:  :groan:  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on September 15, 2014, 10:44:25 AM
I not sure, but I saw in Meet Amy & Maya video in YouTube comments that a user that has friend in Philippines, the user's mother's homeland, the friend saw two female teams in Philippines, and the user didn't ask who they are, but in my opinion that one of female teams are most likely decoy team. Or Kym & Alli, I'm not sure if Brooke & Robbie was in F4.  ???  ???  ???  :groan:  :groan:  :groan:
No, he meant a two-female team was seen there.  That was Amy & Maya.  Not two female teams.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on September 18, 2014, 01:33:25 AM
Question, If the "YES" vote wins in the next 12 hours. Do we from now on consider every time Scotland has been visited as a separate country and that this season has 9 countries?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Declive on September 18, 2014, 02:05:32 AM
Question, If the "YES" vote wins in the next 12 hours. Do we from now on consider every time Scotland has been visited as a separate country and that this season has 9 countries?

Which would actually turn into 10  :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on September 18, 2014, 02:07:11 AM
Question, If the "YES" vote wins in the next 12 hours. Do we from now on consider every time Scotland has been visited as a separate country and that this season has 9 countries?

Which would actually turn into 10  :funny: :funny:

And TAR 3 would of visited 13 countries and TAR 22 would of visited 10 countries :P
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Boingo on September 22, 2014, 10:01:34 AM

  FWIW, yet another philminator instagram from NYC (http://instagram.com/p/tDDkD9x15c/) located here (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ohny-red-hook-openstudios-tickets-3811095088)  :snicker:   ...carry on!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Belle Book on September 22, 2014, 10:38:50 AM
Sorry to be late but do we have the F3 confirmed?
Amy & Maya, Adam & Bethany, Misti & Jim (and they HOPEFULLY finished in that order)

Just curious -- how do we know that the Final 3 are really those three?  I mean, thanks to the Spoiler Summary I pretty much know Amy & Maya made the Final 3 but how do we know that it was Adam & Bethany and Misti & Jim who joined them (and that say, the pro wrestlers were shut out)?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Tar25fan on September 22, 2014, 12:52:27 PM
Someone saw the teams at the finish line
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2014, 01:15:32 PM
Actually, people are speculating that that is the final three. There have been  NO announcements of any final three finishers here.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Belle Book on September 22, 2014, 03:28:54 PM
Someone saw the teams at the finish line
Actually, people are speculating that that is the final three. There have been  NO announcements of any final three finishers here.

Thanks for letting me know that.  So I'll assume that Adam & Bethany, Amy & Maya & Misti & Jim are probably the Final 3 but we're not 100% sure of that.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on September 23, 2014, 10:08:28 PM
Actually, people are speculating that that is the final three. There have been NO announcements of any final three finishers here.
Maybe not, but as they're the ones seeming the most likely, they're definitely the ones I'm gonna go with.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: TARFansurvivor on September 25, 2014, 02:18:38 PM
I am just happy that we have a new country in Malta!!!! :conf: :conf: :conf: :conf:

Really hope that this opens up for many new ones!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on September 26, 2014, 02:04:32 PM


Here are Phil's PRE-RACE Elimination Predictions via Joyce Eng. NOT a spoiler list, LOL!

<<So without further ado, here are Phil's predictions for this season's elimination order. Bookmark it, print it out, do what you need to do so you can, as he says, "make fun of me in December."

11th: Keith and Whitney
 10th: Shelley and Nici
 9th: Dennis and Isabelle
 8th: Lisa and Michelle
 7th: Adam and Bethany
 6th: Amy and Maya
 5th: Tim and Te Jay
 4th: Brooke and Robbie
 3rd: Misty and Jim
 2nd: Kym and Alli
 1st: Michael and Scott>>


http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-25-Start-Line-1087630.aspx


:funny:  Rest of the article is great too!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Belle Book on September 26, 2014, 05:31:27 PM


Here are Phil's PRE-RACE Elimination Predictions via Joyce Eng. NOT a spoiler list, LOL!

<<So without further ado, here are Phil's predictions for this season's elimination order. Bookmark it, print it out, do what you need to do so you can, as he says, "make fun of me in December."

11th: Keith and Whitney
 10th: Shelley and Nici
 9th: Dennis and Isabelle
 8th: Lisa and Michelle
 7th: Adam and Bethany
 6th: Amy and Maya
 5th: Tim and Te Jay
 4th: Brooke and Robbie
 3rd: Misty and Jim
 2nd: Kym and Alli
 1st: Michael and Scott>>


http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-25-Start-Line-1087630.aspx


:funny:  Rest of the article is great too!

Considering that he has only one of the presumed Top 3 teams in his actual Top 3, I have to agree that Phil is bad at predictions!   :funny:  But I really liked the inside look into the starting line filming.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: fossil-racer on September 26, 2014, 05:51:13 PM
The hollywood reporter has the new intro and says the premiere is 2 hrs
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dryedmangoez on September 26, 2014, 06:54:12 PM
I guess this where to put it...

From the TAR25 intro:
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/1737418cf875d129fe5860ed7a4b4e9b/tumblr_ncj8y4wYII1qir81ho1_500.jpg)
YAY!  :conf: :yess: :hearts:

Still 2 and a half months away though lol
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Belle Book on September 26, 2014, 07:18:15 PM
The hollywood reporter has the new intro and says the premiere is 2 hrs

Not on my TV.  It's still 1 hour.  I checked.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: theschnauzers on September 26, 2014, 08:48:05 PM
The hollywood reporter has the new intro and says the premiere is 2 hrs

Which is why I don't generally read anything from the Hollywood Reporter; I prefer using Deadline.com and TVLine.com who are much more accurate and careful in their reporting.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: couchracer on September 27, 2014, 03:39:20 PM
Thank you, I loved the article.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Slowhatch on September 28, 2014, 07:25:57 PM
I've found a matching viewpoint to Phil's instagram (source (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17824622)). I agree with David (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,30031.msg1013458.html#msg1013458) that Fort Manoel would make a good pitstop.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2014, 12:20:37 PM
Nice!!
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on September 29, 2014, 01:05:39 PM
But what leg is that the Pit Stop for?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on September 29, 2014, 01:48:28 PM
Manoel is in Malta.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: SamualDude on September 29, 2014, 09:00:51 PM
I wonder who will win the express pass.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Joberio on September 30, 2014, 12:43:07 PM
I wonder who will win the express pass.
Wait.  The Express Pass is still around?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on September 30, 2014, 01:55:54 PM
Actually, people are speculating that that is the final three. There have been  NO announcements of any final three finishers here.



So the Timeline is speculation?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: Platrium on October 01, 2014, 10:25:02 AM
I wonder who will win the express pass.
Wait.  The Express Pass is still around?
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2014, 10:25:49 PM
Actually, people are speculating that that is the final three. There have been  NO announcements of any final three finishers here.



So the Timeline is speculation?

No, the TimeLine is based on what we know from LIVE sightings.
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2014, 10:26:28 PM
I wonder who will win the express pass.
Wait.  The Express Pass is still around?

Y'all need to read the episode 2 thread. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 25 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
Post by: dpe on October 02, 2014, 12:22:29 PM