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The Amazing Race => The Amazing Race 30 => Topic started by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2017, 11:24:08 PM

Title: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2017, 11:24:08 PM
Want to Talk about where they MIGHT go? What they MIGHT do? This is the PLACE!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 04, 2017, 11:56:31 AM
So next leg I see 2 options. First is just to stay fairly local with maybe Bruges, Luxembourg or Cologne?

Or we could go to West Africa, Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana or Ivory Coast would be really cool.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Platrium on October 04, 2017, 12:46:00 PM
I'm hoping for Africa next. Maybe they'll return to Europe after.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: AmazedArrow on October 04, 2017, 02:39:44 PM
I'm hoping for Africa next. Maybe they'll return to Europe after.

They could do it like that, as they did in previous seasons (TAR 6 for example). If not, a visit to Spain, Czech Republic, or East European countries would be nice. I only ask them not to visit the overused France, Italy or Germany.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Dzony95 on October 04, 2017, 03:01:58 PM
I doubt it will be Spain, because all that mess with Catalonia these days
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 04, 2017, 03:05:02 PM
Barcelona definitely won't be visited but the rest of Spain is fine.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 04, 2017, 03:06:59 PM
Maybe this will finally be the season of Nepal :) Elise's retweet of an article in which she mentions it gives me hope.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 04, 2017, 03:30:20 PM
Maybe this will finally be the season of Nepal :) Elise's retweet of an article in which she mentions it gives me hope.

Yeah that's why I'm hopeful too. Doubtfall but quoting Snow "Hope is the only thing stronger than fear"... bit of a Hunger Games fan  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 04, 2017, 04:29:46 PM
How about Taiwan and Fiji eventually? Their tourism boards both sponsored open calls if i remember correctly.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 04, 2017, 04:33:00 PM
Barcelona definitely won't be visited but the rest of Spain is fine.

The only possibility that first time Spanish cities such as Alicante/Cordoba/Granada/Madrid/Malaga/Valencia have to be visited.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 04, 2017, 04:39:25 PM
Fiji would be an interesting but not unexpected one. Amazing Race has given away a few trips there, Survivor's filmed the last 3 seasons there. CBS apparently has an eye for that country.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 04, 2017, 05:02:26 PM
I'm hopeful for a Cebu/Bohol combo.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2017, 05:04:09 PM
Prague or Eastern Europe
Tel-Aviv
Cape town or anywhere African
Mumbai
Nepal
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 04, 2017, 05:08:57 PM
My Wishlist with sense... :)

1. Reykjavik, Iceland
2. Antwerp, Belgium
3. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
4. Cape Town, South Africa
5. Cape Winelands & Garden Route, South Africa
6. Mumbai, India
7. Taitung County, Taiwan
8. Cebu City & Kawasan Falls, Philippines
9. Bohol, Philippines
10. Melbourne, Australia
11. Yasawa Islands, Fiji
12. Seattle, Washington
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2017, 05:10:56 PM
My Wishlist with sense... :)

1. Reykjavik, Iceland
2. Antwerp, Belgium
3. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
4. Cape Town, South Africa
5. Cape Winelands & Garden Route, South Africa
6. Mumbai, India
7. Taitung County, Taiwan
8. Cebu City & Kawasan Falls, Philippines
9. Bohol, Philippines
10. Melbourne, Australia
11. Yasawa Islands, Fiji
12. Seattle, Washington

Philippines are almost certainly out. But Nepal... :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 04, 2017, 06:04:07 PM
I suspect a long train ride to Eastern Europe (like Prague / Budapest) maybe next after Belgium

Overall route will be like:
1) Iceland
2) Belgium
3) Budapest, Hungary / Prague, Czech Republic
4) South Africa (rural)
5) Cape Town, South Africa
6) Mumbai, India
7) Rural India
8) Nepal
9) Taipei, Taiwan
10) Gold coast, Auatralia
11) Melbourne, Australia
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 04, 2017, 06:09:14 PM
My wishlist

1. Rekjavik, Iceland
2. Antwerp, Belgium
3. Brussels, Belgium
4. Cape Town, South Africa
5. Durban, South Africa
6. Melbourne, Australia
7. Gold Coast, Australia
8. Suva, Fiji
9. Nadi, Fiji
10. Taipei, Taiwan
11. Vancouver, Canada
12. Seattle, United States

What do we think?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: stunami on October 04, 2017, 06:41:54 PM
Probably another Belgium leg? (ala TAR28 Mexico/Colombia x2)

Would be cool to have the old school Europe - Africa x2 - Europe sequence like the old days!

Flights from Brussels tomorrow night : Tel Aviv (with an earlier flight in the morning for the crew)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Zack. on October 04, 2017, 06:48:58 PM
I was going to say we'll probably get another leg in Belgium or somewhere fairly close (people keep hoping for Luxembourg which is novel but E X P E N S I V E especially since they could just make an easy leg in Germany or France or even the Netherlands). It fits the pattern from other eastward races (TAR 25-27-28-kinda 29) with

Day 1 - starting line
Day 2 - leg 1 finishes
Day 3 - rest/travel
Day 4 - leg 2 finishes
Day 5 - leg 3 finishes
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 04, 2017, 06:53:12 PM
I definitely think that the next leg will probably be in Belgium, especially since it is an underused country. However, I'm still hoping that leg 3 is in Africa.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Caelestor on October 04, 2017, 08:07:25 PM
We're looking at a 22 day race. I'd guess the route would be a reverse TAR 22:

Europe (4 legs): Iceland, Belgium are the first 2 legs. The Netherlands is right on the border to Antwerp. Germany logically follows afterward.

Africa (2 legs as usual): South Africa is overdue. Durban is a nice destination.

Asia (2 legs): Southeast Asia or India.

Oceania (3 legs): A combination of Australia and Fiji.

Leg 12: USA west coast, probably SD (close to LA)


Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 04, 2017, 08:16:57 PM
I expect another European leg in the Mediterranean after Belgium, it would be as follows:
Update after leg 3 confirmation

1. Reykjavik, Iceland (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Flag_of_Iceland.svg/22px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png)
2. Antwerp, Belgium (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png)
3. Tangier, Morocco (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Flag_of_Morocco.svg/22px-Flag_of_Morocco.svg.png)
4. Belgrade, Serbia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/Flag_of_Serbia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Serbia.svg.png)
5. Cape Town, South Africa (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png)
6. Delhi, India (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/41/Flag_of_India.svg/22px-Flag_of_India.svg.png)
7. Taipei, Taiwan (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
8. Cebu (City), Philippines (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg.png)
9. Geelong and Queenscliff, Australia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png)
10. Melbourne, Australia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png)

North America -> Europe -> Africa -> Europe -> Africa -> Asia -> Oceania -> North America (5 continents, 10 countries and a rough 38,000 miles)

South Africa will have two legs that follows a tradition of double African legs in previous seasons. Australia will also have two legs within Melbourne area and surroundings.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2017, 08:21:05 PM
We're looking at a 22 day race. I'd guess the route would be a reverse TAR 22:

Europe (4 legs): Iceland, Belgium are the first 2 legs. The Netherlands is right on the border to Antwerp. Germany logically follows afterward.

Africa (2 legs as usual): South Africa is overdue. Durban is a nice destination.

Asia (2 legs): Southeast Asia or India.

Oceania (3 legs): A combination of Australia and Fiji.

Leg 12: USA west coast, probably SD (close to LA)




I don't think you know that. I think for 30 we may have a longer route. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 04, 2017, 08:24:10 PM
Claude, it is interesting you have put down the Philippines in your route. I know you are from there, but isn't the Philippines quite dangerous now?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 04, 2017, 08:26:41 PM
One thing that's pretty likely, yeah, is if they started in New York, for the final leg to be in the LA vicinity. Has been the pattern for 19, 20 straight seasons now. Must save a little money in the budget to start and/or end near home base.

Of course, I will be greatly pleased if they break this tradition :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 04, 2017, 08:30:12 PM
Claude, it is interesting you have put down the Philippines in your route. I know you are from there, but isn't the Philippines quite dangerous now?

As a Filipino like me, the southern part of the Philippines is terribly dangerous due to an ongoing conflict in Marawi in south-central part of the country at the island of Mindanao. Most of the Philippines is safe, that includes Luzon island and Visayan archipelago.

I remember I saw the local version of TAR, they visited (the island of) Cebu twice and Cebu City is a safe place to visit with notable sites including Magellan's Cross.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 04, 2017, 08:53:37 PM
My biggest wish is that they would return to the 13-leg routes of old  :love2:

Just having that would cover a multitude of "overused-country-sins" in my book
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 04, 2017, 08:56:36 PM
My biggest wish is that they would return to the 13-leg routes of old  :love2:

Just having that would cover a multitude of "overused-country-sins" in my book

Or just the style of the single-digit season finales that didn't spend the whole leg in the final city but went to an intermediate place :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Parovic on October 04, 2017, 08:57:39 PM
I hope there will be a new countries in Europe
Like Macedonia/Bosnia for southern Europe,Nepal/Laos for Asia and Fiji for Pacific
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 04, 2017, 09:17:26 PM
Philippines are almost certainly out. But Nepal... :)
Why almost certain?

Claude, it is interesting you have put down the Philippines in your route. I know you are from there, but isn't the Philippines quite dangerous now?

As a Filipino like me, the southern part of the Philippines is terribly dangerous due to an ongoing conflict in Marawi in south-central part of the country at the island of Mindanao. Most of the Philippines is safe, that includes Luzon island and Visayan archipelago.

I remember I saw the local version of TAR, they visited (the island of) Cebu twice and Cebu City is a safe place to visit with notable sites including Magellan's Cross.
And if it's safe for Pechino Express to have people hitchhiking and sleeping over at random houses, it should be fine for more structured and controlled environment like TAR.  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: fossil-racer on October 04, 2017, 10:47:13 PM
I'm thinking Cambodia and Australia could be a possibility for this season.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 05, 2017, 12:11:30 AM
Wishlist Route:
Leg 1: New York, USA to Reykjavik, Iceland (EL- 11th)
Leg 2: Reykjavik, Iceland to Antwerp, Belgium (EL- 10th)
Leg 3: Antwerp, Belgium to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (NEL- 9 teams)
Leg 4: Equatorial Guinea (stay on Bioko Island) (EL- 9th)
Leg 5: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Split, Croatia (EL- 8th; W-turn)
Leg 6: Split, Croatia to Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel (NEL- 7 teams)
Leg 7: Jerusalem/Masada, Israel (EL- 7th)
Leg 8: Jerusalem/Tel Aviv, Israel to Mumbai, India (NEL- 6 teams)
Leg 9: Mumbai, India to Kathmandu, Nepal (EL- 6th)
Leg 10: Greater Kathmandu area, Nepal (EL- 5th; W-turn)
Leg 11: Kathmandu, Nepal to Auckland, New Zealand (KRL- 4 teams)
Leg 12: Auckland, New Zealand to Nadi, Fiji (EL- 4th)
Leg 13: Nadi, Fiji to San Jose, USA (Final 3)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 05, 2017, 01:32:19 AM
Since we've had 2 legs in Europe. I'm hoping for Africa as next one. It has to be South Africa or Mauritius, these 2 are way long overdue then we go back to Europe. TAR normally has 3-4 European legs. I'm hoping for Spain in Madrid, Valencia, Cordoba or Marbella. Then for the final European leg, I'd throw in Czech Republic, Hungary Croatia or new countries such as Slovenia, Macedonia but I'd rather prefer a visit to Israel, a leg in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem would be a great addition aside from being a new country, there's so much to do and should they go there I'd like if the pitstop greeter is the host of TAR Israel. No to overused Asian countries, I would prefer Nepal, Cambodia, Taiwan. Legs in Oceania are what I have been waiting since S.22, very underused part of the world. Any leg in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and if possible Vanuatu would cap off the route.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 05, 2017, 01:36:27 AM
Since we've had 2 legs in Europe. I'm hoping for Africa as next one. It has to be South Africa or Mauritius, these 2 are way long overdue then we go back to Europe. TAR normally has 3-4 European legs. I'm hoping for Spain in Madrid, Valencia, Cordoba or Marbella. Then for the final European leg, I'd throw in Czech Republic, Hungary Croatia or new countries such as Slovenia, Macedonia but I'd rather prefer a visit to Israel, a leg in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem would be a great addition aside from being a new country, there's so much to do and should they go there I'd like if the pitstop greeter is the host of TAR Israel. No to overused Asian countries, I would prefer Nepal, Cambodia, Taiwan. Legs in Oceania are what I have been waiting since S.22, very underused part of the world. Any leg in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and if possible Vanuatu would cap off the route.

There's no way they wpuld go Europe --> Mauritius --> Europe
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 05, 2017, 01:40:11 AM
Since we've had 2 legs in Europe. I'm hoping for Africa as next one. It has to be South Africa or Mauritius, these 2 are way long overdue then we go back to Europe. TAR normally has 3-4 European legs. I'm hoping for Spain in Madrid, Valencia, Cordoba or Marbella. Then for the final European leg, I'd throw in Czech Republic, Hungary Croatia or new countries such as Slovenia, Macedonia but I'd rather prefer a visit to Israel, a leg in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem would be a great addition aside from being a new country, there's so much to do and should they go there I'd like if the pitstop greeter is the host of TAR Israel. No to overused Asian countries, I would prefer Nepal, Cambodia, Taiwan. Legs in Oceania are what I have been waiting since S.22, very underused part of the world. Any leg in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and if possible Vanuatu would cap off the route.

There's no way they wpuld go Europe --> Mauritius --> Europe

This is a wishlist remember. You'll never know. TAR did the Monaco & France then Namibia then The Netherlands in S.26. United Kingdom to Ghana then Sweden in S.17. For older an older season, S.6, Sweden to Senegal then to Germany.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: ianthebalance on October 05, 2017, 02:48:03 AM
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
2. Antwerp, Belgium
3. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
4. Ivory Coast
5. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6. Hyderabad, India
7. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
8. Taipei, Taiwan
9. Melbourne, Australia
10. Tasmania, Australia
11. Nadi, Fiji
12. Hawaii, USA
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 06, 2017, 08:03:22 PM
1) Reykjavik, Iceland
2) Antwerp, Belgium
3) Tangier, Morocco
4) Chefchaouen, Morocco
5) Accra, Ghana
6) Kathmandu, Nepal
7) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8) Taipei, Taiwan
9) Melbourne, Australia
10) Gold Coast, Australia
11) Nadi, Fiji

How possible??
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 06, 2017, 08:06:24 PM
Ghana to Nepal seems like a stretch to me.
I'm generally interested where they will go after Morocco. I'd be surprised if they went to Middle East, but that's a great connection before Asia.

Maybe they'll have a leg somewhere in Eastern Europe before heading to Asia? ???
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 06, 2017, 08:30:11 PM
I'm praying for Cape Town or anywhere in SA.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 06, 2017, 08:31:41 PM
I'm praying for Cape Town or anywhere in SA.

Yep same!

They could go to South Africa and then somewhere in Asia, like India or Nepal!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 06, 2017, 08:42:00 PM
I'm praying for Cape Town or anywhere in SA.

But there will be one Eastern European leg in Serbia and head down to sub-Saharan leg in Cape Town, South Africa.

Post updated on page 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,33382.msg1206920.html#msg1206920).
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 06, 2017, 08:46:26 PM
Serbia? Maybe but I would hope more for Montenegro, Bosnia or Slovenia.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 06, 2017, 08:51:46 PM
Serbia? Maybe but I would hope more for Montenegro, Bosnia or Slovenia.

Because Serbia has more people than other ex-Yugoslav republics such as those three stated above and Croatia. Belgrade is most visited city in Serbia.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 06, 2017, 09:04:51 PM
Ghana to Nepal seems like a stretch to me.
I'm generally interested where they will go after Morocco. I'd be surprised if they went to Middle East, but that's a great connection before Asia.

Maybe they'll have a leg somewhere in Eastern Europe before heading to Asia? ???

I see what you're saying. I was also unsure about where they would go from Morocco. If they plan on going to Asia, Dubai might be the airport the connect through, since its a big international hub. I have a feeling the destination after Morocco will be Bucharest, as teams can transfer through Madrid from Tangier, and there are flights from Bucharest to Dubai. Also, TAROM operates the flights from Madrid to Bucharest and Bucharest to Dubai, which is not a low-cost airline (meaning not so strict carry-on restrictions). Romania would also fit the theme of "under-visited countries."
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 06, 2017, 09:18:26 PM
What if the routes looks like this:
USA -> Western Europe -> Western Africa -> Eastern Europe -> Eastern Africa or Southern Africa -> Asia -> Australia then back to USA.

Hoping this will come true.  :hoot:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on October 06, 2017, 09:39:39 PM
1) Reykjavik, Iceland
2) Antwerp, Belgium
3) Tangier, Morocco
4) Chefchaouen, Morocco
5) Accra, Ghana

6) Kathmandu, Nepal
7) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
8) Taipei, Taiwan
9) Melbourne, Australia
10) Gold Coast, Australia
11) Nadi, Fiji

How possible??

I don't think they will spend 3 legs in Africa, usually just 2
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: coolhand12 on October 06, 2017, 09:50:47 PM
My Wishlist
Leg 1: Reykjavik, Iceland (self drive) (f11) (el)
Leg 2: Antwerp, Belgium (f10) (el)
Leg 3: Tangier, Morocco (f9) (KOR)
Leg 4: Asilah, Morocco (self drive) (f9) (el)
Leg 5: Prague, Czech Republic (f8) (el)
Leg 6: Ljubljana, Slovenia (12 hour train ride from Prague) (f7) (NEL)
Leg 7: Mumbai, India (f7) (el)
Leg 8: Kathmandu, Nepal (f6) (el)
Leg 9: Kathmandu, Nepal (f5) (NEL)
Leg 10: Singapore (f5) (el)
Leg 11: Sydney, Australia (self drive) (f4) (el)
Leg 12: San Francisco (final memory task at Alcatraz)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 06, 2017, 09:55:04 PM
As I stated on my posts above after Tangier would be Belgrade, Serbia. There are limited weekly flights from Tangier to Madrid, then connections to Belgrade within European cities to Vienna, Zurich or Munich.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: ianthebalance on October 06, 2017, 10:34:14 PM
There is the possibility that they could go on a ferry to Spain from Tangier: a reverse TAR 3
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 06, 2017, 10:51:02 PM
Bratislava via Vienna?

We did just see Antwerp via Amsterdam, so it could be possible
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 06, 2017, 11:25:33 PM
They could go to Saint Petersburg and do a caviar switchback, since we have a team of competitive eaters :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 06, 2017, 11:32:30 PM
Uh, got a hunch we probably won't be seeing Russia in the near future. With the whole "They are an election-meddling boogeyman" media narrative of the past year, imagine the pundits getting at that one.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 07, 2017, 03:14:10 AM
As I stated on my posts above after Tangier would be Belgrade, Serbia. There are limited weekly flights from Tangier to Madrid, then connections to Belgrade within European cities to Vienna, Zurich or Munich.

Claude, just wondering why you're so adament over Belgrade. Belgrade isn't exactly the nicest European city as so much was destroyed in the Balkan war so it's just a lot of nast Soviet tower blocks. Kotor, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarejevo & Lake Bled would suit better. I would love Prague or Budapest though.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 07, 2017, 03:18:15 AM
As I stated on my posts above after Tangier would be Belgrade, Serbia. There are limited weekly flights from Tangier to Madrid, then connections to Belgrade within European cities to Vienna, Zurich or Munich.

Claude, just wondering why you're so adament over Belgrade. Belgrade isn't exactly the nicest European city as so much was destroyed in the Balkan war so it's just a lot of nast Soviet tower blocks. Kotor, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarejevo & Lake Bled would suit better. I would love Prague or Budapest though.

So how about Romania? Another underused country last visited in TAR 14, Bucharest has not had a full leg. So I should change Serbia to Romania for Leg 4 destination after Morocco.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Dzony95 on October 07, 2017, 04:05:06 AM
As I stated on my posts above after Tangier would be Belgrade, Serbia. There are limited weekly flights from Tangier to Madrid, then connections to Belgrade within European cities to Vienna, Zurich or Munich.

Claude, just wondering why you're so adament over Belgrade. Belgrade isn't exactly the nicest European city as so much was destroyed in the Balkan war so it's just a lot of nast Soviet tower blocks. Kotor, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarejevo & Lake Bled would suit better. I would love Prague or Budapest though.

Okay, Belgrade really has soviet like buildings, but in the other hand, there are few beuatiful locations for filming TAR, check Kalemegdan, Avala, and, of course Hram Svetog Save. Not to mention that they can go to even more beutiful places in Serbia, but outside Belgrade.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 07, 2017, 09:34:39 AM
As I stated on my posts above after Tangier would be Belgrade, Serbia. There are limited weekly flights from Tangier to Madrid, then connections to Belgrade within European cities to Vienna, Zurich or Munich.

Claude, just wondering why you're so adament over Belgrade. Belgrade isn't exactly the nicest European city as so much was destroyed in the Balkan war so it's just a lot of nast Soviet tower blocks. Kotor, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarejevo & Lake Bled would suit better. I would love Prague or Budapest though.

Romania would be great but i'd prefer Sibiu and Sighisoara

So how about Romania? Another underused country last visited in TAR 14, Bucharest has not had a full leg. So I should change Serbia to Romania for Leg 4 destination after Morocco.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 07, 2017, 12:09:30 PM
Would love for a second African country. It's actually been a long time since they did more than one country on the continent. I suppose because flight options are severely lacking compared to the rest of the world.

Zambia/Zimbabwe S27 doesn't really count since the border was right there.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Alenaveda on October 07, 2017, 12:43:50 PM
What about the French Riviera? 
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 07, 2017, 12:52:48 PM
What about the French Riviera?

I mean the continent as a whole :)

Speaking of which, I wonder how safe Suriname and Guyana are on South America. They're so close to completing the whole continent. Excluding Venezuela, that's obviously never going to happen with the disaster it is now (I know somebody from there, he's in Chile now)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Genius on October 08, 2017, 09:47:10 AM
From Morroco, maybe there will be a long overdue visit to the Canary Islands. Or maybe a return to Senegal.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 08, 2017, 09:57:23 AM
I reckon they've done a second Morocco leg and gone unnoticed. They could've gone to Merzouga, Chechaoen, Fes, Meknes or Casablanca.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2017, 11:18:14 AM
I reckon they've done a second Morocco leg and gone unnoticed. They could've gone to Merzouga, Chechaoen, Fes, Meknes or Casablanca.

Unless they finally threw in Gibraltar!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 08, 2017, 05:14:42 PM
What about the French Riviera?

We've got a psychic over here!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2017, 05:17:31 PM
What about the French Riviera?

We've got a psychic over here!

No...a REALLY good DETECTIVE! ;)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 08, 2017, 05:32:00 PM
Eh, Saint Tropez is a weird one. They did visit the French Riviera only in S26 but they never saw Saint Tropez. I hope they visited Cannes whilst they were there but as there werenít any sightings I doubt it. France is really overused though and if they did France again I would of wanted a new region like Boredeaux for the wine, Lyon or a visit to Mont St. Michel. Next I feel like Switzerland or Italy is looming. If it is Italy though a trip to Portofino & Cinque Terre would be lovely.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 08, 2017, 05:37:50 PM
France overtook Germany in Season 28 as the most seasons visited to a European country. 26 was at least a new country, a tiny one, but it's a country. Somewhere in the east next would be great before they finish with Europe.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 08, 2017, 06:45:54 PM
Not happy to see a French overdose (4 out of the last 5 seasons have France)

It was like TAR19 - 23 all over again with Indonesia
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 08, 2017, 06:54:41 PM
They may just go to Asia after this. If the leg in Saint Tropez is Leg 5, then Legs 6-8 could be in Asia and Legs 9-11 could be in Oceania.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2017, 06:58:10 PM
A new location is a new location...regardless of country. :yess:

Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 08, 2017, 07:01:14 PM
It's alright. Had never even heard of this city, personally. Only place I know down that way aside from Monaco is Nice.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2017, 07:17:01 PM
Nice could be an airport choice...
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 08, 2017, 07:37:25 PM
Hoping we could get Israel for its first US visit after Nice. Jerusalem is a most visited city in Israel with historical landmarks such as Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock, Jaffa Gate, Tower of David, Yad Vashem, Mount Zion and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Dzony95 on October 08, 2017, 08:17:45 PM
Looking at Nice airport departures, and I doubt they will go to their next location with direct flight, since at the morning there are flights to main European hubs (Munich, Amsterdam, Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, London...), only "unusual" and eastern Europe direct flights could be Warsaw, Cluj-Napoca in Romania, and Istanbul.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 08, 2017, 08:34:59 PM
Wishlist for this:

Pre-Leg: New York City, New York, USA.

Leg 1: USA -> Reykjavik, Iceland.
Leg 2: Iceland -> Antwerp, Belgium.
Leg 3: Belgium -> Tangier, Morocco.
Leg 4: ? , Morocco (How about a leg in Casablanca?)
Leg 5: Morocco -> St. Tropez, France.
Leg 6: Nice, France or Cannes, France or Provence, France would look good!
Leg 7: France -> Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, Israel.
Leg 8: Israel -> Kathmandu, Nepal.
Leg 9: Nepal -> Australia.
Leg 10: Australia.
Leg 11: Australia -> New Zealand or any leg in Oceania.
Leg 12: New Zealand or Oceania -> USA.

Israel-Nepal would make a great combo to complete this season!   :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2017, 08:51:11 PM
.

Israel-Nepal would make a great combo to complete this season!   :conf:

I'll say!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 08, 2017, 09:53:13 PM
How I wish after the St. Tropez leg, a double Israel leg comes right after. Tel Aviv & Jerusalem  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Xoruz on October 08, 2017, 10:24:50 PM
Considering I had never even heard of Saint Tropez before today, it'll be interesting to see how this location plays out even if France is overused. Though one thing in favor of France is that all of the locations the race has gone to tend to be pretty varied in comparison to a country like Germany, which has focused mostly on Berlin and Bavaria.

If TAR travels to the Middle East next, two legs in Israel would be awesome though I've personally hoped that the race would visit Jordan.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 09, 2017, 12:29:08 AM
Can Americans get into Israel without controversy?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: ghostbusted on October 09, 2017, 01:18:29 AM
A related and perhaps relevant question. Are there still countries likely to be candidates for a TAR visit that won't admit anyone whose passport indicates a visit to Israel?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 09, 2017, 09:11:05 PM
^^^

There's a few where it would be an issue, but most are probably no go's for the race anyway

Important countries that do admit people with Israeli stamps: U.A.E. and Jordan

If production wanted to be cautious, however, they could always instruct teams to get the stamp on a separate piece of paper

I did that when I went to Israel a few years ago, and it's a pretty common practice for Israeli immigration to do
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: dangambler on October 09, 2017, 09:19:51 PM
Well, anyway, the next leg should most likely take place tomorrow. See what kind of sightings come out of it and hopefully they help provide us more insight.

I think they likely started today... but I think they are likely headed somewhere far and spent the day and likely night flying .... Iím thinking maybe headed to Australia or New Zealand
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 09, 2017, 09:58:12 PM
Well, anyway, the next leg should most likely take place tomorrow. See what kind of sightings come out of it and hopefully they help provide us more insight.

I think they likely started today... but I think they are likely headed somewhere far and spent the day and likely night flying .... Iím thinking maybe headed to Australia or New Zealand

Nah, they TOTALLY are taking an overnight train to Switzerland  }:> :funny:

Totally kidding, but wanted to make some peopleís skin crawl

We havenít seen anything like what youíre prosposing yet, but that would be interesting if it did happen- it would def catch my interest even more
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: RealityFan11 on October 09, 2017, 10:03:09 PM
Well, anyway, the next leg should most likely take place tomorrow. See what kind of sightings come out of it and hopefully they help provide us more insight.

I think they likely started today... but I think they are likely headed somewhere far and spent the day and likely night flying .... Iím thinking maybe headed to Australia or New Zealand

Nah, they TOTALLY are taking an overnight train to Switzerland  }:> :funny:

Totally kidding, but wanted to make some peopleís skin crawl

We havenít seen anything like what youíre prosposing yet, but that would be interesting if it did happen- it would def catch my interest even more

I feel like they could go to Oceania, but later in the race, leg 9 as earliest
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: dangambler on October 09, 2017, 10:16:26 PM
Well, anyway, the next leg should most likely take place tomorrow. See what kind of sightings come out of it and hopefully they help provide us more insight.

I think they likely started today... but I think they are likely headed somewhere far and spent the day and likely night flying .... Iím thinking maybe headed to Australia or New Zealand

Nah, they TOTALLY are taking an overnight train to Switzerland  }:> :funny:

Totally kidding, but wanted to make some peopleís skin crawl

We havenít seen anything like what youíre prosposing yet, but that would be interesting if it did happen- it would def catch my interest even more

Yah my assumption is based on exactly that, them not having made any major leaps yet..
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 09, 2017, 10:20:20 PM
With them going to Europe first for the first time in 13 seasons, got a good feeling about the second half of the route, including that we might get an Oceania country this year. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 10, 2017, 12:06:42 AM
Any country in Europe except Germany, Italy or Switzerland thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 10, 2017, 01:20:41 AM
I forget exactly who said, or where in the many threads it was posted: but (I think) one of our veteran detectives speculated about a possible coastal theme

Reykjavik, Antwerp, Tangier, St. Tropez are all at very least port cities, if not outright coastal

Thatís a pretty decent pattern, and something to at least keep in the back of our heads

Doesnít mean to only look at coastal cities (the island theme from a few seasons ago included two legs in Marrakech), but maybe keep a closer eye on those regions

Dalmatian coast and Israeli coast would both be beautiful locations, and due for a visit
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 10, 2017, 04:11:16 AM
Well, anyway, the next leg should most likely take place tomorrow. See what kind of sightings come out of it and hopefully they help provide us more insight.

I think they likely started today... but I think they are likely headed somewhere far and spent the day and likely night flying .... Iím thinking maybe headed to Australia or New Zealand
France to Oceania won't work! Surely they're heading somewhere closer first. If Oceania is visited, it will have to be in the final legs for this season.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 10, 2017, 05:06:44 PM
The next leg after France it would could be Cape Town, South Africa in two legs like Saint Tropez and Arles. The first SA leg will could take place outside of the city (mainly Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch) and the second leg that will could take place only in whole Cape Town.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 10, 2017, 05:08:53 PM
Do we know if they visited France before or after Morocco?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2017, 05:13:09 PM
Do we know if they visited France before or after Morocco?

Read the TimeLine. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2017, 05:13:45 PM
Cape Town is a great possibility.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Zack. on October 10, 2017, 05:18:52 PM
Though it would maybe be overkill to have 3 "France" legs in a row, I wonder maybe if the next leg is in Rťunion? There's a bunch of flights from MRS to ORY to connect to the one flight per day from ORY to Saint-Denis, which is the kind of thing production likes to do.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2017, 05:22:54 PM
Unlikely to do 3 legs in one country, imo.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 10, 2017, 06:02:14 PM
I would rather a double leg in Cape Town than a visit to Australia. Donít kill me Borukie.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 10, 2017, 06:03:52 PM
Unlikely to do 3 legs in one country, imo.
China in TAR14  :funny:
If they really want to follow the coastal city theme we speculate, either cape town or Mauritus will come next probably
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: jessietrey on October 10, 2017, 06:14:35 PM
Iím fine with Israel or South Africa. I would like to see either.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 10, 2017, 06:20:23 PM
Iím fine with Israel or South Africa. I would like to see either.

South Africa is definitely safe and I have to rule out Israel due to travel warning in nearby Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip).
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 10, 2017, 07:46:41 PM
Here are some options I think could work for the rest of the race;
Israel
Cape Town
Mumbai
Nepal
Aust or NZ
West Coast Finish

Could be an either Cape Town or Israel or both

Depends where another double leg might be.


This is  just my unsupported spec lol, don't hold me to it. + a lot of wishlist!

Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 10, 2017, 07:49:15 PM
West Bank actually isn't too bad in some of the more touristy portions

There are even 3 highways that are deemed safe enough for travel through

They could even do tasks in Jericho, Bethlehem, or at the banks of the Dead Sea if they wanted (best location for Dead Sea swimming is within Palestinian borders)

Can also more efficiently get to Masada via the safe Palestinian roads
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 10, 2017, 08:13:48 PM
Im hoping for a big leap soon. 5 legs in Western Europe (with the exception of Tangier but still very close to Europe) is enough for me. Time to head east (or extremely south)!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 10, 2017, 08:19:54 PM
Agreed. Hopefully either a lesser-seen eastern European country or we're done with Europe after France.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 10, 2017, 08:29:08 PM
Im hoping for a big leap soon. 5 legs in Western Europe (with the exception of Tangier but still very close to Europe) is enough for me. Time to head east (or extremely south)!

South Africa is more likely and that is a way long overdue since the post-first AS era.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 10, 2017, 09:29:41 PM
When there are 2 new locations in France, might as well head to Seychelles for the 2nd time visit. That's my wishlist.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 10, 2017, 09:31:47 PM
When there are 2 new locations in France, might as well head to Seychelles for the 2nd time visit. That's my wishlist.

Seychelles is very unlikely for now, but the population is not less than 80,000 people. Air France has 3x weekly flights from Paris to Cape Town.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 10, 2017, 09:37:43 PM
When there are 2 new locations in France, might as well head to Seychelles for the 2nd time visit. That's my wishlist.

Seychelles is very unlikely for now, but the population is not less than 80,000 people. Air France has 5x weekly flights from Paris to Cape Town.

So it's not Seychelles then. I think it's time a South Africa leg will be part of it.  That's why we can agree that Morocco is only one leg, the other leg must be in South Africa. I believe you.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 10, 2017, 10:06:16 PM
Here are my options in legs 6-12:

Legs 6 & 7: Cape Town, South Africa (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png)
Leg 8: Penang, Malaysia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Flag_of_Malaysia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Malaysia.svg.png)
Leg 9: New Taipei, Taiwan (includes Pingxi, Ruifang and Shenkeng) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
Leg 10: Taipei, Taiwan (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
Leg 11: Melbourne, Australia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png)
Leg 12: Los Angeles Area (possible finish in San Marino or Arcadia)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: dangambler on October 10, 2017, 11:04:59 PM
Here are my options in legs 6-12:

Legs 6 & 7: Cape Town, South Africa (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png)
Leg 8: Penang, Malaysia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Flag_of_Malaysia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Malaysia.svg.png)
Leg 9: New Taipei, Taiwan (includes Pingxi, Ruifang and Shenkeng) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
Leg 10: Taipei, Taiwan (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
Leg 11: Melbourne, Australia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png)
Leg 12: Los Angeles Area (possible finish in San Marino or Arcadia)

Seems weird theyíd go Europe to Africa to Europe back to Africa... though Iíd like it because Cape Town is awesome
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 10, 2017, 11:59:12 PM
I would rather a double leg in Cape Town than a visit to Australia. Donít kill me Borukie.

Naughty, naughty.

Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 11, 2017, 12:08:56 AM
I'm just waiting for legs in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. Way long overdue. The next legs better not be overused Asian countries.  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 11, 2017, 12:12:03 AM
I'm just waiting for legs in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. Way long overdue. The next legs better not be overused Asian countries.  :groan:

YES! Double legs in South Africa and Australia. Maybe swap out New Zealand for Fiji?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 11, 2017, 12:13:58 AM
I'm just waiting for legs in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. Way long overdue. The next legs better not be overused Asian countries.  :groan:

YES! Double legs in South Africa and Australia. Maybe swap out New Zealand for Fiji?

As long as they visit a country in Oceania, I'm more than happy.  :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 11, 2017, 05:45:56 AM
Nepal. One of my favorite places in the world. I SO want them to be going there.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 11, 2017, 11:14:00 AM
Here are my options in legs 6-12:

Legs 6 & 7: Cape Town, South Africa (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png)
Leg 8: Penang, Malaysia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Flag_of_Malaysia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Malaysia.svg.png)
Leg 9: New Taipei, Taiwan (includes Pingxi, Ruifang and Shenkeng) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
Leg 10: Taipei, Taiwan (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.png)
Leg 11: Melbourne, Australia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg.png)
Leg 12: Los Angeles Area (possible finish in San Marino or Arcadia)

Seems weird theyíd go Europe to Africa to Europe back to Africa... though Iíd like it because Cape Town is awesome

They've done that before in seasons 1 (Zambia -> France -> Tunisia -> Italy) & 6 (Sweden -> Senegal -> Germany, & France -> Ethiopia). Plus 10 (Madagascar -> Finland -> Ukraine -> Morocco) and 26 (Monaco -> Namibia -> Netherlands) had the form of Africa -> Europe -> Africa or Europe -> Africa -> Europe. Something else to note was that the UAE leg from Season 5 was originally supposed to be in Istanbul, in which case it'd be like Season 26 (Russia -> Egypt -> Tanzania -> Turkey).

That being said, we shouldn't rule out another visit to Africa.

Also, on a side note, Tangier is only 8 miles south of Spain, so yeah it technically is located on the continent of Africa, but like, come on. :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 12, 2017, 04:26:00 PM
This is more changed after Prague sightings. Mozambique could be next after Czech Republic that may continue of using trend with 1-time underused country visits.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Zack. on October 12, 2017, 04:38:41 PM
I like the idea of Mozambique though I feel like there were enough difficulties getting into, out of, and around it that it might not be visited again.

A certain user or users might be interested in the daily flight

OK 5288 (that's Czech Airlines) PRG TLV 2345 0435 (+1)

(There are several other direct flights both on Czech Air and on various low-cost airlines arriving throughout the day. Make of this what you will :angel)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 12, 2017, 04:59:09 PM
I like the idea of Mozambique though I feel like there were enough difficulties getting into, out of, and around it that it might not be visited again.

A certain user or users might be interested in the daily flight

OK 5288 (that's Czech Airlines) PRG TLV 2345 0435 (+1)

(There are several other direct flights both on Czech Air and on various low-cost airlines arriving throughout the day. Make of this what you will :angel)

That's a factor I'd assume has dissuaded a Nepal visit for so long. They've only got one international airport serving the entire country, which would make the logistics to plan it as part of a route trickier.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 13, 2017, 05:33:30 AM
I like the idea of Mozambique though I feel like there were enough difficulties getting into, out of, and around it that it might not be visited again.

A certain user or users might be interested in the daily flight

OK 5288 (that's Czech Airlines) PRG TLV 2345 0435 (+1)

(There are several other direct flights both on Czech Air and on various low-cost airlines arriving throughout the day. Make of this what you will :angel)

That's a factor I'd assume has dissuaded a Nepal visit for so long. They've only got one international airport serving the entire country, which would make the logistics to plan it as part of a route trickier.

I could rule out Nepal that has only one international airport as Maanca was right.

The next destination list would be trickier as follows:

Leg 7: Cape Town, South Africa (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png)
Leg 8: Chiang Mai, Thailand (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Flag_of_Thailand.svg/22px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.png) or Phnom Penh/Siem Reap, Cambodia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Flag_of_Cambodia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Cambodia.svg.png)
Leg 9: Jakarta, Indonesia (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Flag_of_Indonesia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Indonesia.svg.png)
Legs 10 and 11: Melbourne, Australia and nearby surrounding areas* (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b9/Flag_of_Australia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png)

Then the final destination in the West Coast (California) for the finish line.

* Those areas near Melbourne would be placed such as Geelong/Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road)/Healesville/Castlemaine/Sunbury/Bendigo/Ballarat.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 13, 2017, 07:37:22 AM
2 legs in South Africa would fit right well next leg then 1 Asian leg preferably the not overused ones then 2 legs in Australia.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2017, 08:17:03 AM
They could be arriving next destination  in under 30 min.

Or not...lol

But WATCH!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 13, 2017, 03:17:12 PM
Budapest maybe?

Flights and trains to there on the regular, hasnít been visited since season 6, and we have seen the two cities (Prague and Budapest) host back to back legs on some of the international versions
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2017, 03:29:34 PM
They could be arriving next destination  in under 30 min.

Or not...lol

But WATCH!! :hearts:

This was a NOT. :(
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 13, 2017, 06:05:40 PM
Get out of Europe, Get out of Europe.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Theo on October 14, 2017, 05:39:59 AM
Every time they went MIA they usually are in India? For what it's worth I think they hit Asia already.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 14, 2017, 06:04:11 AM
Every time they went MIA they usually are in India? For what it's worth I think they hit Asia already.

Actually, India is celebrating Diwali/Deepavali in the entire country and could be getting rule out for now. I guess teams are heading to (non-Maghreb area) South Africa, an underused country has not visited for a long time since TAR 7.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2017, 08:13:47 AM
Here are my thoughts: (bolded are good search terms)

Had high hopes for Tel-Aviv...but they were NOT there via the prime flight yesterday.

Varsha has suggested Luhacovice Cz as a possible next location.
TravelJunkie pulled some info for me. They could go by train, requiring change/connections in about 4.5 hours. Self drive and /or bus also possible.
This might be mildly off grid.

Africa? Had some hopes for Cape Town but doubting this now. 

Istanbul? Very good jumping off place for Africa/onwards. But politically not sure.

Depending on the above, somewhere in India ...mostly for the BIG jump.
Mumbai the top choice here.

And then...I have the MOST  hope for NEPAL this time. Some "my want", some more factual. Entry via Kathmandu

After that, have serious hopes for Aus and/or Nz on the homeward journey.

Some of this is spec, some wishlist, some tips. So big grains of salt.
If they go places where Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter less likely, the search gets tougher.

And when the search gets tougher? RFF gets going!! :yess:

All eyes looking today please? Y'all are the BEST!



Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: LibertyLove08 on October 14, 2017, 11:16:03 AM
Three flights left Prague yesterday beginning at 10:30-1:30 to Dubai in UAE... What do you think about that destination? also a city near it Doha in Qatar?  My daughter visits here all the time as she works in Kuwait.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 14, 2017, 11:18:29 AM
Three flights left Prague yesterday beginning at 10:30-1:30 to Dubai in UAE... What do you think about that destination? also a city near it Doha in Qatar?  My daughter visits here all the time as she works in Kuwait.

Dubai was only just visited in S28.

Doha would be awesome, It's meant to be safe there but production would probably avoid it anyway due to the current affairs in the country despite the the life in the country outside of politics is fine. Bahrain could be a very good alternative. I'd prefer Jordan, Israel or Oman.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 14, 2017, 11:25:26 AM
Both Doha and Dubai are good places for transferring on though, not necessarily as locations themselves
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 14, 2017, 05:59:32 PM
I still want Cape Town, Nepal and Melbourne/Gold Coast
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 14, 2017, 06:21:51 PM
I still want Cape Town, Nepal and Melbourne/Gold Coast

Maybe Durban is the other one and it is known as South Africa's Playground.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2017, 06:28:25 PM
Zimbabwe>>Cape Town!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 14, 2017, 06:28:49 PM
Zimbabwe>>Cape Town!

YES PLEASE THANKYOU!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARmap on October 14, 2017, 06:37:09 PM
Would it be possible for them to go from Africa to Oceania and completely skip over Asia??  :chute:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 14, 2017, 06:40:38 PM
I thought about that as well today.
Would make for a really unique route tbh, and I'd love it, especially if a place like Fiji was visited in Oceania.

But I expect they'll host at least 1-2 legs in Asia to cross out another continent.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Zack. on October 14, 2017, 10:55:19 PM
I thought about that as well today.
Would make for a really unique route tbh, and I'd love it, especially if a place like Fiji was visited in Oceania.

But I expect they'll host at least 1-2 legs in Asia to cross out another continent.

When was the last time there wasn't a dramatic and/or shocking moment in Asia (ignoring TAR 24 which you should do, then...TAR 19?). #TeamAsia

That said there are flights from Johannesburg to Perth and Sydney and maybe Melbourne as well? Honestly Australia and NZ work a lot better as the starting legs of a race imo, especially if they're commited to starting in LAX.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 14, 2017, 11:44:02 PM
What would really make for an incredible route, though, is if they did Africa > Oceania > Asia > USA.
Pretty sure that's never been done before!

And Taiwan could be used as the penultimate leg. :colors
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 15, 2017, 04:06:08 AM
Zimbabwe>>Cape Town!

Gonna have to disagree with you there  :escape
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 15, 2017, 07:03:12 AM
Really doubt would they do a race with no Asia legs
I think the possibilty of having Oceania legs dimmed significantly
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 15, 2017, 09:02:09 AM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 15, 2017, 09:47:29 AM
Six Europe legs could totally unlikely. That could makes 5 Europe legs, 2 legs each in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Leg 1: Iceland (Reykjavik)
Leg 2: Belgium (Antwerp)
Leg 3: Morocco (Tangier)
Leg 4: France (Saint Tropez)
Leg 5: France (Arles)
Leg 6: Czechia (Prague)
Leg 7: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Leg 8: Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Leg 9: Indonesia (Jakarta)
Leg 10: Australia (Melbourne)
Leg 11: Australia (Country Victoria)*
Leg 12: USA

*Places are speculated could be possibly Geelong, Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road), Healesville, Ballarat, Bendigo
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 15, 2017, 09:58:07 AM
Or they could do a 13 Leg route  :colors :luvya: :hrt: :hearts:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe
Leg 9: Zimbabwe or South Africa
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Nepal
Leg 12: Taiwan
Leg 13: USA

Or Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: Taiwan
Leg 13: USA
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2017, 01:21:42 PM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Platrium on October 15, 2017, 03:12:10 PM
Confirmed: (Summary)
Leg 1: USA --> Iceland
Leg 2: Iceland --> Belgium
Leg 3: Belgium --> Morocco
Leg 4: Morocco --> France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: France --> Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia --> Zimbabwe

When was the last time we had 4 legs with 4 different countries?  :hearts: I love the route so far!

Wishlist: (with the influence of other forum members)
Leg 8: Zimbabwe --> South Africa
Leg 9: South Africa --> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Nepal --> Taiwan or Fiji
Leg 12: Taiwan or Fiji --> USA

Not even Indonesia or China can ruin the route now! :hrt:

On 1 hand, I'd like to see an Asia skip as that would be interesting. On another hand, I want to see Nepal being visited. Hmmm... ???
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 15, 2017, 04:16:59 PM
Six Europe legs could totally unlikely. That could makes 5 Europe legs, 2 legs each in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Leg 1: Iceland (Reykjavik)
Leg 2: Belgium (Antwerp)
Leg 3: Morocco (Tangier)
Leg 4: France (Saint Tropez)
Leg 5: France (Arles)
Leg 6: Czechia (Prague)
Leg 7: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Leg 8: Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Leg 9: Indonesia (Jakarta)
Leg 10: Australia (Melbourne)
Leg 11: Australia (Country Victoria)*
Leg 12: USA

*Places are speculated could be possibly Geelong, Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road), Healesville, Ballarat, Bendigo

Why Country Victoria Claude? Geelong and Port Campell are really the only places that host a second leg, as Bendigo, Ballarat and Healesville, are far too small. Also, two legs in one state is abit 'iffy'.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 15, 2017, 06:16:20 PM
Six Europe legs could totally unlikely. That could makes 5 Europe legs, 2 legs each in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Leg 1: Iceland (Reykjavik)
Leg 2: Belgium (Antwerp)
Leg 3: Morocco (Tangier)
Leg 4: France (Saint Tropez)
Leg 5: France (Arles)
Leg 6: Czechia (Prague)
Leg 7: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Leg 8: Thailand (Chiang Mai)
Leg 9: Indonesia (Jakarta)
Leg 10: Australia (Melbourne)
Leg 11: Australia (Country Victoria)*
Leg 12: USA

*Places are speculated could be possibly Geelong, Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road), Healesville, Ballarat, Bendigo

Why Country Victoria Claude? Geelong and Port Campell are really the only places that host a second leg, as Bendigo, Ballarat and Healesville, are far too small. Also, two legs in one state is abit 'iffy'.
Pan-ultimate legs usually have to be held in airport hubs so that they can find an easy way back to the US

Only 3 of the recent 10 season did not do so
Season 21,22 > the pan-ultimate location have convieient linkage with airport hubs
Season 24 > Self-driving
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: bluesoul on October 16, 2017, 01:11:02 AM
Which asian countries do you think will be visited this season ? I think they'll do 2 legs in zimbabwe and then head towards asia! I got this list from wiki but still confused. Its too random.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: bluesoul on October 16, 2017, 01:20:17 AM
Most difficult race that can ever happen will surely pass through these nations -
1) North Korea
2) Afghanistan
3) Iraq
4) Syria
5) Pakistan
6) Guatemala
7) Libya
8) Mexico
9) Honduras
10) Somalia
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: aribb19 on October 16, 2017, 01:27:22 AM
Most difficult race that can ever happen will surely pass through these nations -
1) North Korea
2) Afghanistan
3) Iraq
4) Syria
5) Pakistan
6) Guatemala
7) Libya
8) Mexico
9) Honduras
10) Somalia

Most wild season ever?  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 16, 2017, 01:34:07 AM
If they visit Asia, I don't care where they go, as long as they don't visit China or India
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: bluesoul on October 16, 2017, 01:56:27 AM
Most wild Amazing Race Teams :
1) Donald Trump(US) & Vladimir Putin (Russia)
2) Kim Jong-un(North Korea) & Xi Jinping (China)
3) Mahatma Gandhi & Mother Teresa (India)
4) Adolf Hitler (Germany) & Mussolini (Italy)
5) Saddam Hussain (Iraq) & George Bush (US)
6) Osama Bin Laden (Alkaeda) & Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIS)
7) Hillary Clinton (US) & Gaddafi (Libya)
8) Bill Gates & Steve Jobs
9) Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal
10) Socrates & Plato
11) Jeff Probst & Julie Chen
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 16, 2017, 11:41:01 AM
Kinda hoping they do another leg there to make it 3 legs including Morocco, no season has spent more than 2 in Africa in forever!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 16, 2017, 10:08:54 PM
Kinda hoping they do another leg there to make it 3 legs including Morocco, no season has spent more than 2 in Africa in forever!

Not really. But the thing two African legs in most TAR seasons, expecting to travel from Zimbabwe to Southeast Asia (Thailand/Cambodia) in the next leg for a couple of days.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: naejae91 on October 17, 2017, 09:39:30 AM
Kinda hoping they do another leg there to make it 3 legs including Morocco, no season has spent more than 2 in Africa in forever!

Not really. But the thing two African legs in most TAR seasons, expecting to travel from Zimbabwe to Southeast Asia (Thailand/Cambodia) in the next leg for a couple of days.


This. Taiwan visit also possible with plenty of flight from Hong Kong connection and from what I know on here Taiwan did sponsor TAR for the last few season.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 17, 2017, 07:57:11 PM
I'm leaning towards having 3 legs remaining once we leave Zimbabwe, not including the finale

It could be 3 separate countries, or include 2 countries (1 hosting 2 legs)

I would also lean towards Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, or China hosting the penultimate leg

Other possibilities for the other legs:
Nepal (2)
India (1 or 2)
Thailand (2)
Sri Lanka (1)
Australia (2)
Indonesia (1 or 2)
Cambodia (1)
Vietnam (1 or 2)
Singapore (1)
Hong Kong/Macau (1)

I really don't think they're going to do South America- even in the one other season to not go around the world (Season 7), they still hosted 2 legs in Asia- it would be insane for them to tighten that circle further and completely avoid the continent
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 17, 2017, 08:07:46 PM
That the reason in my repeated previous posts, we always have two African legs, but two separate nations (one in Morocco and the other in Zimbabwe). Have only four legs to go (not counting the finale) once leaving Zimbabwe.

Here's my possibilities:

Chiang Mai, Thailand (1)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1)
Siem Reap, Cambodia (1)
Penang, Malaysia (1)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1)

We would probably avoid typhoon affected areas in parts of Southeast Asia and Japan and we might get to see Taiwan for leg 9 (see post above for the sponsorship), that the first half would get New Taipei and the other in Taipei.

Oceania has not visited since season 22 and have to lean Australia as the last country.

Why Country Victoria Claude? Geelong and Port Campell are really the only places that host a second leg, as Bendigo, Ballarat and Healesville, are far too small. Also, two legs in one state is abit 'iffy'.

Bourkie was right in small towns near Melbourne that could possibly not want there. Geelong and Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road) would better to host the first Australian leg, and Melbourne would be visit for the second Australian leg, as well as the penultimate leg before teams would head to LA area by October 25th (arrival would be the same day in the morning, LA time).
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Zack. on October 17, 2017, 08:44:58 PM
mid-to-late October is a very good time for Fiji plus there's a convenient nonstop flight from Nadi to LAX since I'm being realistic about End City.  :)

on the topic of 'being realistic' I can't see them skipping China again so perhaps something like

legs 7, 8 - Harare or thereabouts, Zimbabwe
leg 9 - China (Xi'an maybe  :colors)
leg 10 - train ride to somewhere else, China
leg 11 - Fiji
leg 12 - LA or somewhere nearby

Just by checking the number of options, Taiwan (and Australia for that matter) seem like a better fit for the start of the race, where they can easily get 11 teams on two flights but I wouldn't be surprised to see either.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 17, 2017, 09:32:32 PM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.

It's possible, though. If we have one leg  between legs 6 and 8, then we missed that leg. so Zimbabwe is confirmed as Leg 8. My speculated guess is that Legs 9 to 11 may be SE Asia -> Oceania. Why not go to India or Malaysia for Leg 9 and then get to Australia Legs 10-11? No more Indonesia, please.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: bluesoul on October 18, 2017, 01:52:26 AM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.

It's possible, though. If we have one leg  between legs 6 and 8, then we missed that leg. so Zimbabwe is confirmed as Leg 8. My speculated guess is that Legs 9 to 11 may be SE Asia -> Oceania. Why not go to India or Malaysia for Leg 9 and then get to Australia Legs 10-11? No more Indonesia, please.
Nepal might definitely be on the cards. Phil might be able to convince his bosses this time. Nepal will be awesome imo! Such a peaceful place.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: geographyknower on October 18, 2017, 02:06:53 AM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.

It's possible, though. If we have one leg  between legs 6 and 8, then we missed that leg. so Zimbabwe is confirmed as Leg 8. My speculated guess is that Legs 9 to 11 may be SE Asia -> Oceania. Why not go to India or Malaysia for Leg 9 and then get to Australia Legs 10-11? No more Indonesia, please.
Nepal might definitely be on the cards. Phil might be able to convince his bosses this time. Nepal will be awesome imo! Such a peaceful place.

I hope the teams have to race each other in climbing the Himalayas  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 18, 2017, 03:02:17 AM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.

It's possible, though. If we have one leg  between legs 6 and 8, then we missed that leg. so Zimbabwe is confirmed as Leg 8. My speculated guess is that Legs 9 to 11 may be SE Asia -> Oceania. Why not go to India or Malaysia for Leg 9 and then get to Australia Legs 10-11? No more Indonesia, please.
Nepal might definitely be on the cards. Phil might be able to convince his bosses this time. Nepal will be awesome imo! Such a peaceful place.

I hope the teams have to race each other in climbing the Himalayas  :funny:

If Nepal is confirmed then we can have 1 leg and a half.  so my suggestion is they'll be in Patna, India then get to Kathmandu.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: justmjlayson on October 18, 2017, 03:11:10 AM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.

It's possible, though. If we have one leg  between legs 6 and 8, then we missed that leg. so Zimbabwe is confirmed as Leg 8. My speculated guess is that Legs 9 to 11 may be SE Asia -> Oceania. Why not go to India or Malaysia for Leg 9 and then get to Australia Legs 10-11? No more Indonesia, please.
Nepal might definitely be on the cards. Phil might be able to convince his bosses this time. Nepal will be awesome imo! Such a peaceful place.

I hope the teams have to race each other in climbing the Himalayas  :funny:

If Nepal is confirmed then we can have 1 leg and a half.  so my suggestion is they'll be in Varanasi, India then get to Kathmandu?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 18, 2017, 03:18:06 AM
So far so good with 6 legs of Europe and 2 legs of Africa!  :conf:

Might as well get to the bottom of the mystery, this will be my wishlist:

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czechia
Leg 7: Czechia
Leg 8: Zimbabwe?
Leg 9: India -> Nepal
Leg 10: Nepal
Leg 11: Thailand or Taiwan
Leg 12: USA

OR

Leg 9: Malaysia
Leg 10: Australia
Leg 11: Australia
Leg 12: USA

Leg 7 remains unconfirmed right now.

It's possible, though. If we have one leg  between legs 6 and 8, then we missed that leg. so Zimbabwe is confirmed as Leg 8. My speculated guess is that Legs 9 to 11 may be SE Asia -> Oceania. Why not go to India or Malaysia for Leg 9 and then get to Australia Legs 10-11? No more Indonesia, please.
Nepal might definitely be on the cards. Phil might be able to convince his bosses this time. Nepal will be awesome imo! Such a peaceful place.

I hope the teams have to race each other in climbing the Himalayas  :funny:

If Nepal is confirmed then we can have 1 leg and a half.  so my suggestion is they'll be in Patna, India then get to Kathmandu.

The problem that Nepal has only one international airport and its celebrating Diwali (Tihar) it that country and is so possibly ruling out due to religious holiday in Hindu countries may be avoided to visit just like neighboring India.

justmjlayson, the teams arrived in Harare in the late afternoon of 10/15 and having had a hours of operation to open the following morning at the lodge outside of Harare. I basically checked those tweets from jodyfan in Speculation Discussion thread.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Xoruz on October 18, 2017, 07:28:09 PM
Legs 9 & 10: Kathmandu
Leg 11: Taiwan
Leg 12: Seattle

 :please:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 18, 2017, 08:34:00 PM
I just really hope Dubai doesn't host a leg. We were there jsut 2 seasons ago. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Brannockdevice on October 18, 2017, 10:43:28 PM
Honestly I think it would be kind of cool to have a Great Circle route like Season 7!

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czech Republic
Leg 7: Zimbabwe
Leg 8: South Africa
Leg 9: South Africa (have there ever been 4 African legs?)
Leg 10: Ecuador
Leg 11: Hopefully a new North American country, but I'll put my money on The Bahamas, Guatemala, or Cuba
Leg 12: With a penultimate leg in North America it could be anything, but I think cool finales would be Philadelphia or Boston!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on October 19, 2017, 01:06:22 AM
Honestly I think it would be kind of cool to have a Great Circle route like Season 7!

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czech Republic
Leg 7: Zimbabwe
Leg 8: South Africa
Leg 9: South Africa (have there ever been 4 African legs?)
Leg 10: Ecuador
Leg 11: Hopefully a new North American country, but I'll put my money on The Bahamas, Guatemala, or Cuba
Leg 12: With a penultimate leg in North America it could be anything, but I think cool finales would be Philadelphia or Boston!

i don't think they will skip Asia. How about finale leg in Honolulu, Hawaii? The last time we had Hawaii was season 20
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2017, 01:26:51 AM
Honestly I think it would be kind of cool to have a Great Circle route like Season 7!

Leg 1: Iceland
Leg 2: Belgium
Leg 3: Morocco
Leg 4: France
Leg 5: France
Leg 6: Czech Republic
Leg 7: Zimbabwe
Leg 8: South Africa
Leg 9: South Africa (have there ever been 4 African legs?)
Leg 10: Ecuador
Leg 11: Hopefully a new North American country, but I'll put my money on The Bahamas, Guatemala, or Cuba
Leg 12: With a penultimate leg in North America it could be anything, but I think cool finales would be Philadelphia or Boston!

I think you forgot all the double legs?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: ianthebalance on October 19, 2017, 01:38:15 AM
Legs 9 & 10: Kathmandu
Leg 11: Taiwan
Leg 12: Seattle

 :please:

Besides having somewhere else in Taiwan, like Kaohsuing, this is my exact wishlist :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Dzony95 on October 19, 2017, 01:43:16 AM
Go Fiji!
(https://www.fiji.travel/sites/default/files//homepage/getting-to-fiji_June-2017.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 19, 2017, 01:43:33 AM
San Jose has direct flights from Taipei now *crosses fingers*
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 19, 2017, 02:06:30 AM
Taipei, Taiwan for late leg before Australia. Melbourne has 2-3 daily flights to LA so have to wait for next week's filming of final leg.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 19, 2017, 02:08:48 AM
Leg 9: Kathmandu, Nepal
Leg 10: Taipei, Taiwan
Leg 11: Melbourne, Australia
Leg 12: Los Angeles, United States

There is still hope! :conf:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 19, 2017, 09:36:38 AM
If we do get an Australian leg or two, I'd be really surprised. Does Zimbabwe have 2 legs? Been busy with work and I was shocked at the number of pages now on Specs Thread, that's more than double of last season. :didimiss:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 19, 2017, 09:40:01 AM
If we do get an Australian leg or two, I'd be really surprised. Does Zimbabwe have 2 legs? Been busy with work and I was shocked at the number of pages now on Specs Thread, that's more than double of last season. :didimiss:

Not quite as much. As if so that Zimbabwe could have only one leg which arrived in late afternoon of the 15th and most of the tasks completed in the 16th. Those posts at the speculation thread has a lot of 81 pages. It ain't be having more than 3 African legs in one season. So there is already two African legs in two different countries, most recent seasons did so having two legs in one African country.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2017, 10:54:50 AM
Two legs or one HOO is quite possible.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 19, 2017, 04:42:12 PM
Theories on within confusions. Remember the TAR22 leg mixup confusion of "two" legs in Hanoi?

Option A (standard 12-leg race):
Leg 1: ReykjavŪk, Iceland
Leg 2: Antwerp, Belgium
Leg 3: Tangier, Morocco
Leg 4: Saint-Tropez, France
Leg 5: Arles, France
Leg 6: Prague, Czech Republic
Leg 7: Harare, Zimbabwe
Leg 8: Manama, Bahrain
Leg 9: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Leg 10: Geelong/Port Campbell, Australia
Leg 11: Melbourne, Australia
Leg 12: Los Angeles, USA

Option B (speculated version):
Leg 1: ReykjavŪk, Iceland
Leg 2: Antwerp, Belgium
Leg 3: Tangier, Morocco
Leg 4: Saint-Tropez, France
Leg 5: Arles, France
Leg 6: Prague, Czech Republic
Leg 7: Harare, Zimbabwe
Leg 8: Harare, Zimbabwe
Leg 9: Manama, Bahrain
Leg 10: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Leg 11: Geelong/Port Campbell, Australia
Leg 12: Melbourne, Australia
Leg 13: Los Angeles, USA

The second option below remains possibly speculative.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Granth on October 19, 2017, 08:13:31 PM
San Jose has direct flights from Taipei now *crosses fingers*

This, or San Diego at the very least if San Francisco is somehow untenable.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 19, 2017, 11:53:38 PM
It will probaly go Taiwan and then 2 legs in China :res:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 20, 2017, 12:00:48 AM
It will probaly go Taiwan and then 2 legs in China :res:

Constantly, Taiwan and China have speak the same language and I am so tired with Greater China area many times. Let's move on to Thailand and then 2 legs in Australia.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 20, 2017, 12:07:35 AM
It will probaly go Taiwan and then 2 legs in China :res:

Constantly, Taiwan and China have speak the same language and I am so tired with Greater China area many times. Let's move on to Thailand and then 2 legs in Australia.

Claude, I would also think Geelong would host a second leg in Victoria, not Port Campbell, because Geelong is Victoria's second biggest city :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 20, 2017, 07:45:48 AM
I'm interested to see where we go. We've had nine legs but have only travelled around 1/3 of the world.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: bluesoul on October 20, 2017, 11:23:32 AM
How awesome would this be ?
Leg 10 : Bahrain to Nepal
Leg 11 : Nepal to Australia
Leg 12 : Australia to USA
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2017, 11:39:32 AM
How awesome would this be ?
Leg 10 : Bahrain to Nepal
Leg 11 : Nepal to Australia
Leg 12 : Australia to USA

My perfect ending.
 But pretty sure Taiwan needs to be in there somewhere. Wouldn't a 13 leg race be AMAZING??
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 20, 2017, 11:40:42 AM
How awesome would this be ?
Leg 10 : Bahrain to Nepal
Leg 11 : Nepal to Australia
Leg 12 : Australia to USA

My perfect ending.
 But pretty sure Taiwan needs to be in there somewhere. Wouldn't a 13 leg race be AMAZING??

Yes please. Cheers to that! We definitely need a high-altitude leg. Nepal would suit that obviously.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: bluesoul on October 20, 2017, 12:08:31 PM
How awesome would this be ?
Leg 10 : Bahrain to Nepal
Leg 11 : Nepal to Australia
Leg 12 : Australia to USA

My perfect ending.
 But pretty sure Taiwan needs to be in there somewhere. Wouldn't a 13 leg race be AMAZING??
Absolutely. Leg 13 will be cherry on the cake. Taiwan is perfect asian country for that!
TAR should explore more countries. Except 30-40 odd troublesome nations, there are good 150 nations yet unexplored.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Piper on October 20, 2017, 01:28:43 PM
What about New Zealand? 

Phil mentioned in an interview the number 30, a lovely number.
The Amazing Race is hosted by New Zealander Phil Keoghan.
The average length of each race is approximately 25 to 30 days.

Is there something special planned in New Zealand?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 20, 2017, 01:46:32 PM
We don't know, and if somebody here knew for sure that a country was planned to be visited later in the race, they would not reveal it, as it bears the danger of that leg being cancelled. (Has happened in the past, if I'm correct..?)

But from personal wishlist standpoint, I would LOVE New Zealand! Last visited 8 seasons ago and it's a stunning place. However, Australia hasn't had a visit in 12 seasons, so I don't know which one I would prefer tbh. :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 20, 2017, 09:05:26 PM
IMO, Bahrain is likely to be leg 9 with only 5 teams left
I don't think they will do a 13-leg race again after dropping out for 19 seasons
The most reasonable choice to me for visiting Oceania will either be Fiji or Guam
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 20, 2017, 09:11:00 PM
I still think Taiwan is penultimate leg
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Granth on October 20, 2017, 09:30:39 PM
Agreed, yet a Taipei threepeat is strangely tolerable given that both previous visits were during the summer as opposed to autumn.

Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 20, 2017, 09:34:06 PM
Thailand is more possibie after Bahrain. Thinking of Australia for the final country, one of which is a penultimate leg. Japan is threat for now on typhoon hit areas.

Enough of East Asia penultimate legs after having done in three consecutive previous seasons. (HK/Macau, China, Korea). Move on for Australia and hasn't visited since TAR 18. Australia once hosted a penultimate leg since season 4 and its spring there.

It is time to look for Down Under penultimate leg before heading back to the US.

Four states and one territory of Australia visited the American edition. Victoria has never visited before.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 20, 2017, 09:54:21 PM
How awesome would this be ?
Leg 10 : Bahrain to Nepal
Leg 11 : Nepal to Australia
Leg 12 : Australia to USA
It would be awesome to visit Nepal finally. But only one Leg for what would likely be TAR's only ever visit? That would be a waste of an opportunity.
There's certainly 2 Legs waiting in Nepal: an urban Kathmandu and surrounding cities Leg and then a more sceninc, rural Himalayan-themed Leg. It'd be more ideal to have Nepal on an LA > Oceania > Asia, westward route with it coming around Leg 5 or 6. :)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TAR789 on October 20, 2017, 10:39:43 PM
Crosing my fingers for NEPAL! :hoot: Considering how rarely they film TAR in October, it would be such a missed opportunity if they don't go there!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: ghostbusted on October 20, 2017, 10:50:51 PM
A question about the possibility of Nepal. Would it be reasonable to expect the teams to perform physical tasks there without time to acclimate to the altitude? Would acclimation time rule out the use of Nepal?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 20, 2017, 11:19:45 PM
A question about the possibility of Nepal. Would it be reasonable to expect the teams to perform physical tasks there without time to acclimate to the altitude? Would acclimation time rule out the use of Nepal?

Nepal looks very unlikely right now and has to be getting ruled out. With only one major international airport in Kathmandu, flights are bound to Australia is making two connections with a total of over 20-36 hour flight travel.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Alenaveda on October 20, 2017, 11:24:23 PM
A question about the possibility of Nepal. Would it be reasonable to expect the teams to perform physical tasks there without time to acclimate to the altitude? Would acclimation time rule out the use of Nepal?

Well, TAR13 went to La Paz, Bolivia, that is located at 3.600 meters (11.000 feet) above the level of the sea and they did some physical task - marching with a band, riding a bike, fighting with the "cholitas" in a ring -.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: naejae91 on October 21, 2017, 12:21:58 AM
A question about the possibility of Nepal. Would it be reasonable to expect the teams to perform physical tasks there without time to acclimate to the altitude? Would acclimation time rule out the use of Nepal?


I mean we have couples of high altitude leg before so it would not be a big issue. However I don't think we'll visit Nepal this time simply because we're just have 2 legs left before getting back to US (LA most likely) for final leg and Nepal was not feasible to host as penultimate leg logistic wise. I think the next 2 legs would be somewhere at Southeast/East Aisa or Australia.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: SamualDude on October 21, 2017, 12:51:07 AM
What about New Zealand? 

Phil mentioned in an interview the number 30, a lovely number.
The Amazing Race is hosted by New Zealander Phil Keoghan.
The average length of each race is approximately 25 to 30 days.

Is there something special planned in New Zealand?

I'm not really aware of any major events coming up but New Zealand does remain a possibility.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 21, 2017, 02:38:05 AM
A question about the possibility of Nepal. Would it be reasonable to expect the teams to perform physical tasks there without time to acclimate to the altitude? Would acclimation time rule out the use of Nepal?

Nepal looks very unlikely right now and has to be getting ruled out. With only one major international airport in Kathmandu, flights are bound to Australia is making two connections with a total of over 20-36 hour flight travel.
I don't really see high hopes for Australia to be visited.. Considering we only have one leg of Asia
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: cbacbacba1 on October 21, 2017, 07:13:49 AM
I donít know why but I just feel like Singapore will be visited.

Singapore was last visited five seasons ago and could not be a fourpeat. Unlikely choice.
Who knows will that happen, considering they do a fourpeat for Hong Kong a few seasons ago  :groan:
(But I will love to see Hong Kong again, so I can go out to hunt for them again, after barely missed out for TAR27  :groan:)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 21, 2017, 07:23:16 AM
^ Yeah, I've been thinking about that as well.
Although I would LOVE this route if they only did 1 Asian leg and then visited Oceania - would be unprecedented, - I don't think it's likely, for the same reason that it hasn't been done before. :lol:

Although, would it be possible to have Bahrain > Taiwan > Fiji > USA??
Would fit in nicely with the whole sponsoring thing.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Keepcopz on October 21, 2017, 10:23:44 AM
I highly doubt that Thailand (Especially Bangkok) is gonna be visited the upcoming week since the Royal Cremation Ceremony will take place this week. And right now there is a lot of road close and traffic block for preparation several place in Bangkok. And a lot of place and several road and transportation in Bangkok will be closed temporary on Thrusday for cremation day. And since right now it's in mourning state, I doubt the production want to create controversy and difficulty by having teams wearing colorful clothing and running around.

Other part of Thailand might have slightly more chance for visit. But I don't think this is a good timing for the race to visit Thailand.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 21, 2017, 10:27:13 AM
I highly doubt that Thailand (Especially Bangkok) is gonna be visited the upcoming week since the Royal Cremation Ceremony will take place this week. And right now there is a lot of road close and traffic block for preparation several place in Bangkok. And a lot of place and several road and transportation in Bangkok will be closed temporary on Thrusday for cremation day. And since right now it's in mourning state, I doubt the production want to create controversy and difficulty by having teams wearing colorful clothing and running around.

Other part of Thailand might have slightly more chance for visit. But I don't think this is a good timing for the race to visit Thailand.

Malaysia may be taking as an alternate replacement for Thailand and let's get for Penang revisit.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Kamineko on October 21, 2017, 12:11:09 PM
Although unlikely, I still wish for them to visit Laos... But a visit to Australia/NZ/somewhere in Oceania or Taiwan is not bad either...

PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Marionete on October 21, 2017, 12:19:59 PM
Bahrain and Laos as the only 2 Asian legs would be frickin amazing :lol: <3
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on October 21, 2017, 12:51:36 PM
i agree with most of comments here, i think we will have one more leg in Asia and then Australia and/or Oceania before the finale

Although unlikely, I still wish for them to visit Laos... But a visit to Australia/NZ/somewhere in Oceania or Taiwan is not bad either...

PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol

what did you write Kamineko? i can't read it  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 21, 2017, 12:56:50 PM
i agree with most of comments here, i think we will have one more leg in Asia and then Australia and/or Oceania before the finale

Although unlikely, I still wish for them to visit Laos... But a visit to Australia/NZ/somewhere in Oceania or Taiwan is not bad either...

PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol

what did you write Kamineko? i can't read it  :funny:

"PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol". But isn't there a volcano on Bali erupting right now, or about to?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Nyoman_SB1 on October 21, 2017, 01:19:38 PM
i agree with most of comments here, i think we will have one more leg in Asia and then Australia and/or Oceania before the finale

Although unlikely, I still wish for them to visit Laos... But a visit to Australia/NZ/somewhere in Oceania or Taiwan is not bad either...

PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol

what did you write Kamineko? i can't read it  :funny:

"PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol". But isn't there a volcano on Bali erupting right now, or about to?

I know what he wrote, i was kidding  :D
Regarding the volcano, itís more than three weeks since the alert level on Baliís Mount Agung was raised to its highest level, but the volcano has still not erupted (of course we hope it won't happen)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Kamineko on October 21, 2017, 02:00:04 PM
i agree with most of comments here, i think we will have one more leg in Asia and then Australia and/or Oceania before the finale

Although unlikely, I still wish for them to visit Laos... But a visit to Australia/NZ/somewhere in Oceania or Taiwan is not bad either...

PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol

what did you write Kamineko? i can't read it  :funny:

"PS: I always welcome them if they visit Indonesia lol". But isn't there a volcano on Bali erupting right now, or about to?

If they're visiting Indonesia (maybe in later seasons), they should just avoid Bali and Java (except Jakarta lol). Indonesia's big y'know, there's so much more unique locations to visit.

It's like visiting France/China/India many times but they somehow manage to visit different locations, right?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Maanca on October 21, 2017, 02:04:37 PM
What's kinda funny is that the first Indonesian visit wasn't even until Season 19, then something inspired them to keep coming back in a short time :lol:

US has never really been to Jakarta, and it's the capital.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 21, 2017, 11:37:13 PM
Locations for final destination city:

Honolulu (more likely)
Seattle
San Francisco
Las Vegas
Denver
Phoenix
Portland

No LA finish please.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Parovic on October 21, 2017, 11:39:27 PM
Locations for final destination city:

Honolulu (more likely)
Seattle
San Francisco
Las Vegas
Denver
Phoenix
Portland

No LA finish please.
From what I have seen from the flight info and the departure time of the teams,I think LA/NY are having the highest possibility
Especially Hong Kong Leg will end around 11pm - midnight on Oct 22

And there are 2 flights for both to NY/LA

Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 21, 2017, 11:45:14 PM
I would love to see Hawaii or Alaska as the finishing state!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 21, 2017, 11:49:12 PM
I would love to see Hawaii or Alaska as the finishing state!

+1 for Hawaii.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Seastars on October 22, 2017, 12:02:23 AM
I want Alaska too, but I'm not seeing any direct flights on the 23rd, maybe someone else will, or maybe the seats are booked by TAR?

The ones I see all connect, and the flight times are extremely long.  30 hours because of the connections?

You guys are the pros at this though.

I'd love to see tropic to snow.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: DavidJunior on October 22, 2017, 12:09:34 AM
Still holding out for da Bay Area :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 22, 2017, 12:15:35 AM
Honolulu is great and more places to see the city like 'Iolani Palace, USS Arizona Memorial, Sea Life Park, USS Missouri and Moanalua Gardens.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Parovic on October 22, 2017, 12:20:38 AM
I want Alaska too, but I'm not seeing any direct flights on the 23rd, maybe someone else will, or maybe the seats are booked by TAR?

The ones I see all connect, and the flight times are extremely long.  30 hours because of the connections?

You guys are the pros at this though.

I'd love to see tropic to snow.

There is 1 flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage (Depart around 6:00 pm in Hong Kong time on October 23)
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 22, 2017, 12:25:16 AM
I want Alaska too, but I'm not seeing any direct flights on the 23rd, maybe someone else will, or maybe the seats are booked by TAR?

The ones I see all connect, and the flight times are extremely long.  30 hours because of the connections?

You guys are the pros at this though.

I'd love to see tropic to snow.

There is 1 flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage (Depart around 6:00 pm in Hong Kong time on October 23)

It's actually a cargo flight. There are no direct passenger flights between Hong Kong and Anchorage. The most likely course for traveling from Hong Kong to Honolulu is connecting via either Haneda or Narita, both in Tokyo.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Seastars on October 22, 2017, 12:30:16 AM
I was just looking at the Tokyo flights to Anchorage, since there are plenty of Hong Kong to Tokyo flights. 

All had at least one stop though, but that MIGHT be because TAR already has seats on reserve so they aren't showing up.  Also, I only looked at the 23rd.  Connection points were as varied as Honolulu or SFO or Seattle.  So?

If they do go to Hawaii, I hope they will at least go to an outer island.  Also just checked flights from HK to Kona, way too many connections for that.  But you can hop over to any island easily in Honolulu.  I'd love to see Molokai, I love that island, and it would be a scary flight for everyone, the winds knock those small planes around pretty well.  Kauai would be another great choice, SO much diversity of landscapes, and tons to do, without as many people around.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: BourkieBoy on October 22, 2017, 12:36:34 AM
Its not Hawaii :tup:

How do you know?
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Seastars on October 22, 2017, 12:47:38 AM
I just don't want LA.  Alaska seems impractical, but that would be my favorite.  If it has to be California, I hope they chose another city.  Lots of flights to Seattle too.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 22, 2017, 01:02:27 AM
Its not Hawaii :tup:

How do you know?

Leafsfan is smart and knows many things.  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Platrium on October 22, 2017, 03:26:45 AM
I don't really care where they will hold the finale, but an unvisited US state would be a decent bonus.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: naejae91 on October 22, 2017, 05:16:56 AM

Below was the non-stop/direct flight from Hong Kong back to US. (24 October) I only list out some of the arrival time that touch down around morning and early afternoon time.


I think the case of Phil and production take 23 October flight, and the F3 teams take 24 October flight are more likely to happen.


HKG-LAX
00:05 CX880
12:55 CX884 %%%%%% -11:00 arrival
16:35 CX882
18:10 AA192


HKG-SFO
00:30 CX872
11:15 UA862 %%%%%% -09:00 arrival
14:15 CX870 %%%%%% -11:50 arrival
23:30 SQ2


HKG-SEA
10:35 DL38 %%%%%% -08:05 arrival


HKG-JFK
00:30 CX888 (with 1 hour and a half stop in Vancouver) %%%%%% -07:00 arrival
09:15 CX830 %%%%%% -13:10 arrival
16:10 CX840
18:45 CX876


HKG-EWR
10:25 UA180 %%%%%% -13:55 arrival


HKG-ORD
11:40 UA896 %%%%%% -13:35 arrival


HKG-DFW
14:30 AA126


HKG-BOS
18:15 CX812


Boston and Dallas are gonna ruled out since the arrival time was around nighttime. Chicago might ruled out as well since the last season final leg went there.


I think they would held the final leg somewhere around west coast with high chance happen in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle.


I hope a full Seattle final leg happen on this season after the last season gave us a final leg that fully featured in Chicago.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: claude_24hrs on October 22, 2017, 05:50:44 AM
TAR 25 was the last season that the final teams took the connecting flight from Manila to LA via Tokyo as teams did not choose Philippine Airlines direct flight to LA. Here's the option from Hong Kong to Honolulu flight:

HKG-HNL (October 24):

Via Shanghai-Pudong
China Eastern Airlines (MU) 502 1250-1510
China Eastern Airlines (MU) 571 1715-0810

Via Manila
Philippine Airlines (PR) 319 1320-1545
Philippine Airlines (PR) 100 1730-0955: This flight flies four times a week

Via Tokyo-Haneda
All Nippon Airways (NH) 860 1430-1940
All Nippon Airways (NH) 186 2155-1040

Via Seoul-Incheon
Korean Air (KE) 614 1405-1845
Korean Air (KE) 53 2150-1050

Phil and production crew will take the earlier flight via Tokyo-Narita right behind the teams would leave Hong Kong and arrive at the same morning around 7 am-ish Hawaii time (UTC-10).

Arrival will be the same day.
Title: Re: Amazing Race 30 LIVE Sightings! Tweets Go Here! **please read post 1**
Post by: twindizz on October 23, 2017, 10:30:49 AM
Fanny packs spotted on the ground in Portland, ME.
Title: Re: Re: Amazing Race 30 LIVE Sightings! Tweets Go Here! **please read post 1**
Post by: itsjustme11 on October 23, 2017, 10:32:41 AM
Do we have a source?
Title: Re: Re: Amazing Race 30 LIVE Sightings! Tweets Go Here! **please read post 1**
Post by: twindizz on October 23, 2017, 10:38:56 AM
My bro saw two people running in the Old Port with a camera crew. No backpacks.
Title: Re: Re: Amazing Race 30 LIVE Sightings! Tweets Go Here! **please read post 1**
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 23, 2017, 10:42:25 AM
Fanny packs spotted on the ground in Portland, ME.

Unless they got help from NASA, there's no way teams could have gotten from Hong Kong to Portland, ME in 12 hours or so.
Title: Re: Re: Amazing Race 30 LIVE Sightings! Tweets Go Here! **please read post 1**
Post by: itsjustme11 on October 23, 2017, 10:45:09 AM
My bro saw two people running in the Old Port with a camera crew. No backpacks.

Not sure they could hve gotten there already...
Title: Re: Re: Amazing Race 30 LIVE Sightings! Tweets Go Here! **please read post 1**
Post by: twindizz on October 23, 2017, 10:50:19 AM
he said they didn't resemble any of the teams, so may just be a red herring or B roll before they land??? Or unrelated altogether.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2017, 12:47:31 PM
NOT US!
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: dryedmangoez on October 25, 2017, 07:28:15 PM
Possible Finish Line locations:

-Treasure Island
-Yerba Buena Island
-The Presidio
-Fort Point
-Crissy Field
-Golden Gate Park
-California Academy of Sciences
-Alameda Works Shipyard
-Jack London Square
-Oakland Coliseum/Oracle Arena
-Palace of Fine Arts
-DeYoung Museum
-SFMOMA
-Yerba Buena Gardens
-Union Square
-Legion of Honor
-Lands End/Sutro Baths
-Marin Headlands
-Top of a Redwood Tree
-The under construction Salesforce Transbay Terminal
-The under construction Chase Center
-The demolished old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge
-The top of the tower of the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge
-UC Berkeley campus
-Stanford campus
-USF campus
-City College campus
-Random theater
-Random San Francisco park
-Random San Mateo Country park
-Random Alameda Country park
-Random Contra Costa County park
-KPIX/CBS5 Studio
-Middle of the Golden Gate Bridge
-In someone's imagination.

It took me 2 minutes 35.52 seconds to type all this out. I have proof! See below:
Didn't take much effort honestly.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2017, 09:03:22 PM
Possible Finish Line locations:

-Top of a Redwood Tree
.

:funny:
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Kamineko on October 25, 2017, 10:19:44 PM
Just my thought, but is it probably that the Finish Line location is a private property owned by someone that the owner doesn't want his/her personal property to be revealed to others?

I don't know if it's the same case, but it's like when Season 15's Finish Line was Wayne Newton's home 'Casa de Shenandoah'.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Piper on October 25, 2017, 11:04:54 PM
On the fence about knowing the finish line location.  The RFF team did such a good job at lead-in spoilers that it is a lot of fun to speculate where the race ended. Wonder if the location identifies an unknown final task, and slight fear the actual might then disappoint.

But first,

wouldn't it be fun if the finish line was the San Francisco Mint?  Historically survived the 1906 earthquake, and pun-fully ironic. 
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 26, 2017, 12:19:40 AM
On the fence about knowing the finish line location.  The RFF team did such a good job at lead-in spoilers that it is a lot of fun to speculate where the race ended. Wonder if the location identifies an unknown final task, and slight fear the actual might then disappoint.

But first,

wouldn't it be fun if the finish line was the San Francisco Mint?  Historically survived the 1906 earthquake, and pun-fully ironic.

Interesting idea. They did go to San Francisco Mint in one of the earlier visits. It might be a bit of a switchback if they went there. It's not far from City Hall, so I doubt they would need taxis. However, it doesn't quite fit the descriptions given about the final location , so I doubt that's the place they went.
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Piper on October 26, 2017, 12:45:50 AM
One more then -  Washington Square Park.   The historic 30 race begins and ends in the same "named" location on opposite USA coasts.
  :bunny
   
Title: Re: TAR 30 Location wishlists and Unsupported speculation
Post by: Plaidmoon on October 26, 2017, 11:06:15 AM
One more then -  Washington Square Park.   The historic 30 race begins and ends in the same "named" location on opposite USA coasts.
  :bunny
 

I really like that idea too. However, Washington Square Park is pretty wide open. The description of the final location sounded like it was enclosed and hard to see into with only one way in. That doesn't sound like Washington Square Park unless they put up big barriers around an entire city block. Not impossible, but I think it would have generated some comments from the public.