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I never liked the season 9 cast one bit. Unpopular opinion , yes , but nearly all the teams rubbed me the wrong way. The seasons with the best cast go to 3 , 1 , and possibly the most " complete" cast , 7.

Season 7 had all you could ever want in the race. Everyone was likeable (save for Rob and Amber and Susan and Patrick). You had fun guys Ryan and Chuck who unfortunately were eliminated first. Uchenna and Joyce always having a positive attitude and being a loveable team. There's Merideth and Gretchen , who were the older couple everyone loved. Pleasant people whose personalities made them all the more loveable.
Ray and Deana were at odds with each other at times but managed to focus and concentrate on the race. Then there's Rob and Amber. They're the most hated team of this season. No team liked them and the methods they used to get ahead. Not stopping to see if Brian and Greg were ok is what turned me off to them.

With that in mind , you have the greatest amazing race season of all time
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I know I omitted a few

Season 2 because I never saw it so I can't speak for that

Season 4 because the cast is no good. There are no teams from this season I'd like to see again.

Season 5 because I have never seen it.

Season 6 because as with season 4 , the cast was bad. I don't want to see any of these teams on my television screen again.

Season 8 because that season doesn't exist to me.

Season 9 because no teams are that memorable. The only team I'd love to see again would be Fran and Barry. Everyone else is meh or terrible.

I'd definitely go and see 2 and 5 as soon as you can. 5 is one of the best seasons out there (universally considered around here usually as top 3) and 2 was great too.

Also I disagree that Season 9 had no teams that were memorable. Eric and Jeremy still hold the record for the strongest team to ever compete on the race, and, outside of this forum, BJ and Tyler are well-loved and make many lists for the most memorable teams ever because of the way they raced. Honestly, 9 had one of the best casts out there.
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I know I omitted a few

Season 2 because I never saw it so I can't speak for that

Season 4 because the cast is no good. There are no teams from this season I'd like to see again.

Season 5 because I have never seen it.

Season 6 because as with season 4 , the cast was bad. I don't want to see any of these teams on my television screen again.

Season 8 because that season doesn't exist to me.

Season 9 because no teams are that memorable. The only team I'd love to see again would be Fran and Barry. Everyone else is meh or terrible.
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With all the gimmick seasons there are , would you like the idea of having old teams from classic seasons coming back and competing once again?

I would love this idea. It would be a change of pace from some of the current seasons. Some of the teams I like and would love to see them racing again. Maybe it's TAR nostalgia , but I'd love for it to happen.

Some teams I'd love to see again :

Chuck and Ryan
Uchenna and Joyce
David and Mary
Paul and Amie
Ray and Deana
Kevin and Drew
Rob and Amber

Here are some I wish I could see compete again but I know won't happen:

Merideth and Gretchen
Dave and Margaretta
Ron and Kelly (as friends this time)
Nancy and Emily
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Me and my family just got back from Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen and Oslo, so I'll go through our pictures and see if we went to any race sights! And yes we also flew AirBerlin from Berlin to Copenhagen  :funny:
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My main problem with your map is Medellin to New Orleans. Usually, with newer TAR seasons, the final city is a city that can be flown to nonstop from the previous city. If you're looking for a Latin American country, I'd consider Panama City, Cancún, or Punta Cana.

Also, instead of Taipei, maybe consider Kaohsiung? I used both in my map, but if I only did one leg in Taiwan it would've been just Kaohsiung, because every season so far has gone to Taipei and Kaohsiung has so much to offer.

Other than, it's a cool map
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If your only logistical concern is Novosibirsk to Accra, you could switch out Novosibirsk for Moscow or St. Petersburg, unfortunately missing out in the race of shame switchback; but every switchback has been lackluster anyway.

And why Khujand over Dushanbe?

Okay well after doing a little research (I made the map last night but added detail this morning so I forgot about the flights), it wouldn't be too hard for an OVB-ACC flight.

And I chose Khujand over Dushanbe because each race seems to have one new location that is not the major city or a location that people think of when they think of that country. 29 had Alesund, 28 had Cartagena and Shenzhen, 27 had Rotterdam, and in each of the other countries, they had one city that is either not the major city (like Taipei, Oslo, and Valencia) or has been visited by Amazing Race before (like Novosibirsk), so I wanted to shake it up with Khujand. Plus, Khujand is the site of Cyropolis, which could maybe create some cool tasks.
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If your only logistical concern is Novosibirsk to Accra, you could switch out Novosibirsk for Moscow or St. Petersburg, unfortunately missing out in the race of shame switchback; but every switchback has been lackluster anyway.

And why Khujand over Dushanbe?
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Starting Line: La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California

Leg 1: Auckland + Rotorua, New Zealand - Elimination 11
  • Two flights, departing and arriving an hour apart
  • Self-drive
  • Mountain biking in Rotorua
  • Maori tradition task
  • Pit Stop: Rotorua Museum of Art and History
Leg 2: Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Elimination 10
  • First clue "Find the dragon and the tiger" and teams must figure out to go to Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
  • Buddhist tradition task
  • Task in the harbor relating to exports
  • Pit Stop: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Leg 3: Taipei, Taiwan - Elimination 9
  • Teams take a train to Taipei
  • Night leg
  • Clue at top of Taipei 101
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Grand Hotel
Leg 4: Khujand, Tajikistan - Elimination 8
  • Due to limited flights to Khujand, teams are provided with non-obligated tickets
  • Self-drive
  • Detours in Panjashanbe Bazaar
  • Double U-Turn
  • Roadblock relating to ancient traditions, such as Persian Empire or Silk Road
  • Pit Stop: Khujand Fortress
Leg 5: Novosibirsk, Russia - Non-elimination
  • Ballet roadblock
  • Switchback to TAR 14 with running in the freeze in skivvies (double roadblock)
  • Pit Stop: Muzeum Krajoznawcze
Leg 6: Accra, Ghana - Elimination 7
  • Fast forward
  • Self-drive
  • Market tasks
  • Ga-Adangbe traditional tasks
Leg 7: Oslo + Lillehammer, Norway - Elimination 6
  • Self-drive
  • Teams go to Lillehammer for first task, come back to Oslo for last tasks
  • Olympic task in Lillehammer
  • Pit Stop: Frogner Park
Leg 8: Bergen, Norway - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive (same car from previous leg)
  • House painting task
  • Pit Stop: Edvard Grieg House
Leg 9: Alicante, Spain - Elimination 5
  • Churro-making route marker
  • Double U-Turn at Santa Barbara Castle
  • Pit Stop (on foot): Barrio de la Santa Cruz
Leg 10: Valencia, Spain - Non-elimination
  • Paella-related task
  • Other task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Queen Square
Leg 11: Bridgetown, Barbados - Elimination 4
  • All teams must fly via London Gatwick
  • Pirate task
  • Diving task
  • Pit Stop: Rockley Beach
Leg 12: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tasks relating to old colonial traditions
  • Task at Fenway Park
  • Memory challenge ideas?
  • Finish line: Castle Island

34,000 miles. Every continent except SA. New visits to Tajikistan and Barbados. To me, this is a bit less realistic, as there are only two countries that are overvisited, Russia and Spain, plus that Novosibirsk to Accra flight might become tricky. What do you guys think of this map?
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