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Dakar needs two legs imo, and I'd exchange Leg two for either Ireland or Spain
Canberra isn't the best penultimate city, another Australian city would be better
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This better? Also added the eliminations

Starting Line: Mount Rubidoux, Riverside, California

Leg 1: Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia - Elimination 11
  • Two flights via Miami and JFK
  • Jazz festival task
  • Pit Stop: Moule a Chique

Leg 2: Faro, Portugal - Elimination 10
  • Self-drive
  • Teams are provided tickets via London-Gatwick
  • Soccer task
  • Kayaking/bike detour
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Church of São Lourenço

Leg 3: Dakar, Senegal - Non-elimination
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Lake Retba

Leg 4: Dakar, Senegal - Elimination 9
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Place de l'Obélisque

Leg 5: Helsinki + Turku, Finland - Elimination 8
  • Self-drive
  • Music roadblock at Sibelius Academy
  • Task in Turku, then come back for pit stop
  • Pit Stop: Finlandia Hall

Leg 6: Beirut, Lebanon - Elimination 7
  • Cliff climbing roadblock
  • Detours in Souk Tawileh
  • Pit Stop: Imam Houzai Square

Leg 7: Beirut, Lebanon - Non-elemination
  • Banking task
  • Other task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Raouché

Leg 8: Hyderabad, India - Elimination 6
  • Cultural tasks?
  • Pit Stop: Golconda Fort

Leg 9: Sapporo, Japan - Elimination 5
  • Teams fly to Tokyo and take a bullet train to Sapporo
  • Task involving miso ramen
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Odori Park

Leg 10: Adelaide, Australia - Non-elemination
  • Self-drive
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Adelaide Oval

Leg 11: Kangaroo Island, Australia - Elimination 4
  • Self-drive (continued from previous leg)
  • Teams take a car ferry to Kangaroo Island
  • Wildlife tasks (penguins and kangaroos)
  • Beach and/or fishing tasks
  • Pit Stop: Hope Cottage (Grant Bowler as greeter)

Leg 12: San Francisco, California
  • Teams fly to Sydney and complete a route marker to receive the clue to go to San Francisco
  • Alcatraz visit
  • Memory challenge involving food (there will be food presented in some shape or form in each country)
  • Finish Line: The Presidio
« Last Edit: August 22, 2017, 07:36:16 PM by nrh2110 »


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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3702 on: September 01, 2017, 07:39:07 PM »
Starting Line: Statue of Liberty, NY

Leg 1: Cusco and Macchu Pichu, Peru
Leg 2: Dublin, Ireland
Leg 3: Zurich, Switzerland - Konstanz, Germany - Bregenz, Austria
Leg 4: Ohrid, Macedonia
Leg 5: Skopje, Macedonia
Leg 6: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 7: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Leg 8: Saint-Denis, Reunion
Leg 9: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Leg 10: Shanghai, China
Leg 11: Suzhou,China
Leg 12: Seattle, USA

Thoughts? How realistic??
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 09:37:27 PM by TARmap »

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3703 on: September 02, 2017, 04:21:04 AM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3704 on: September 02, 2017, 03:08:41 PM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

Reunion is an overseas territory of France sandwiched between Mauritius and Madagascar. It's a small tropical island.


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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3705 on: September 02, 2017, 04:01:00 PM »
Got bored so here's another route. Lmk what you think

Starting Line: Los Angeles, USA

Leg 1: Xi'an, China
Leg 2: Vientiane, Laos
Leg 3: Luang Prabang, Laos
Leg 4: Amritsar, India
Leg 5: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Leg 6: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Leg 7: Split, Croatia
Leg 8: Hamburg, Germany
Leg 9: Barcelona, Spain
Leg 10: Accra, Ghana
Leg 11: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 12: Atlanta, USA

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3706 on: September 02, 2017, 04:38:52 PM »
Thoughts?

Starting Line: Burton Chace Park, Marina del Ray, California

Leg 1: Nanjing, China - Elimination 11
  • Two flights: Direct and Beijing (arriving 50 minutes later)
  • Night leg
  • Chinese poetry task
  • Some extreme task
  • Pit Stop: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Leg 2: Changshu, China - Elimination 10
  • Agriculture task
  • Pit Stop: Fangta Garden

Leg 3: Lombok, Indonesia - Elimination 9
  • Teams fly to Denpasar and sign up for boats to Lombok
  • Gamelan task
  • Money counting task (like in TARAUS 1)
  • Pit Stop: Pink Beach

Leg 4: Kathmandu, Nepal - Keep on racing
  • Teams given option to fly out of Lombok or take boat back to Bali and fly from Denpasar
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Pashupatinath Temple

Leg 5: Pokhara, Nepal - Elimination 8
  • Self-drive to Pokhara
  • Double U-Turn
  • Sherpa task
  • Boating on Fewa Lake
  • Pit Stop: Fewa Lake

Leg 6: Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia - Elimination 7
  • Self-drive
  • Food task in Vienna
  • Task relating to Communist Era in Bratislava
  • Pit Stop: Bratislava Castle

Leg 7: Leipzig, Germany - Non-elimination
  • Teams take trains to Leipzig
  • Self-drive
  • Bach task at St. Thomas Church
  • Pit Stop: Mendelssohn Has (greeter is a Mendelssohn impersonator)

Leg 8: Bari, Italy - Elimination 6
  • Teams drive to Berlin complete extreme task (not RB or DT) and fly to Bari
  • Double U-Turn
  • Cooking task
  • Roman-era task
  • Pit Stop: Ferrarese Square

Leg 9: Lomé, Togo - Elimination 5
  • Teams take night transport to Rome, given tickets via CDG but not obligated to these tickets
  • Market detour at Akodésséwa Fetish Market
  • SINGLE U-TURN
  • Pit Stop: Coco Beach

Leg 10: São Paulo, Brazil - Non-Elimination
  • Samba roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Top of Altinos Arantes Building

Leg 11: São Paulo, Brazil - Elimination 4
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Villa-Lobos State Park

Leg 12: Washington, District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland
  • Self-drive
  • Task at Oriole Park
  • Seaport task
  • Finish Line: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 01:22:07 PM by nrh2110 »

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3707 on: September 02, 2017, 08:33:42 PM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

Reunion is an overseas territory of France sandwiched between Mauritius and Madagascar. It's a small tropical island.
Yeah, I do know that. :lol:
I just meant that race-wise, I'm not sure if it can be visited.

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3708 on: September 04, 2017, 10:58:55 AM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

Reunion is an overseas territory of France sandwiched between Mauritius and Madagascar. It's a small tropical island.
Yeah, I do know that. :lol:
I just meant that race-wise, I'm not sure if it can be visited.

There are flights from Paris, Africa, and Asia, so I don't think that it would be too hard to get too.

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3709 on: September 04, 2017, 07:50:41 PM »
I think this is the most effort I've put into a map in this thread lol, but let me know what you guys think of this one/any improvements, etc!

Starting Line: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
  • Starting line task searching the chairs
Leg 1: Guatemala City, Guatemala - Elimination 11
  • Two flights, arriving at 5:44 AM (Delta) and 7:25 AM (Avianca)
  • Street food detours
  • Futsal task
  • Pit Stop: Torre del Reformador
Leg 2: San Andrés Island, Colombia - Elimination 10
  • Self-drive
  • Pirate roadblock at Morgan's Cave
  • Beach/diving detours
  • Pit Stop: La Loma
Leg 3: Santiago de Calí, Colombia - Non-elimination
  • Clue at Calí Tower
  • Salsa dancing roadblock
  • Colombian cultural detours
  • Pit Stop: Cristo Rey
Leg 4: Bilbao, Spain - Elimination 9
  • Fly to Madrid, train to Bilbao
  • Self-drive
  • Basque traditional tasks
  • Detours relating to Semana Grande
  • Pit Stop: Parque Europa
Leg 5: Wroclaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Detours relating to living in Wroclaw
  • Nightlife roadblock in Prague
  • Pit Stop: Wenceslas Square
Leg 6: Český Krumlov, Czech Republic - Elimination 8
  • Self-drive (continued from previous leg)
  • Beer detour option
  • Double U-Turn
  • Theater roadblock at Český Krumlov Castle
  • Pit Stop: Grounds of the castle
Leg 7: Moroni, Comoros - Elimination 7
  • Teams provided tickets via Frankfurt and Addis Ababa, but not obligated to this itinerary
  • Grand marriage tradition task
  • Helicopter between islands
  • Vanilla harvesting roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Bouni Beach
Leg 8: Muscat, Oman - Elimination 6
  • Teams required to take flight via Nairobi
  • Self-drive
  • Souq detours
  • TAR 9 Switchback: Sand Ovens
  • Pit Stop: Shuwa Area (same place as roadblock, follow marked path)
Leg 9: Taipei, Taiwan - Keep on racing
  • Extreme task (bungee jumping, tightrope, etc)
  • Tea ceremony
  • Buddhist tradition tasks
  • Pit Stop: Observation deck of Taipei 101
Leg 10: Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Elimination 5
  • Night leg
  • Train to Kaohsiung
  • Dragon and Tiger Pagodas visit
  • Roadblock at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
  • Detour at Liuhe Night Market
  • Pit Stop: Cihou Fort
Leg 11: Jeju City, South Korea - Elimination 4
  • Teams fly to Busan and take a ferry to Jeju
  • Self-drive
  • Orange farm roadblock
  • Detour chosen by casino (similar to TAR 26)
  • Pit Stop: Yongduam Rock
Leg 12: Seattle, Washington
  • Teams fly to Seoul, where they receive their clue to go to Seattle
  • Clue at Gum Wall
  • Another extreme roadblock
  • Escape room memory roadblock (example: one of the unlocking codes is the leg numbers spent on islands [2-7-9-10-11])
  • Finish Line: Gas Works Park

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3710 on: September 05, 2017, 04:08:20 PM »
It's a great route, although I'd prefer an additional Guatemalan Leg in Antigua/Atitlan
Additionally, the huge time gap between the two flights on Leg 1 is logistically less than idea
The Colombian and Asian Legs look incredible tho <3
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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3711 on: September 05, 2017, 08:50:59 PM »
It's a great route, although I'd prefer an additional Guatemalan Leg in Antigua/Atitlan
Additionally, the huge time gap between the two flights on Leg 1 is logistically less than idea
The Colombian and Asian Legs look incredible tho <3

Just realized I completely goofed those first two flights! Fixed that. Which of the double legs should be nixed for a double Guatemalan leg?

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« Reply #3712 on: September 06, 2017, 03:36:36 AM »
I guess Colombia could do with just one leg, since it was visited recently. :P

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« Reply #3713 on: September 06, 2017, 04:05:15 PM »
I guess Colombia could do with just one leg, since it was visited recently. :P
But two Legs in Colombia, especially in as exotic locales as the ones in the route, would still be refreshing considering it's barely been visited, too.
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« Reply #3714 on: September 06, 2017, 04:10:02 PM »
And something I've always wanted TAR to do if they ever go to Guatemala City is to have teams use the Mapa en Relieve to find their next destination.

       



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« Reply #3715 on: September 06, 2017, 05:38:29 PM »
Yeah, I've thought about it, and Taiwan, although an under-visited country, wouldn't stand out too much from other Asian visits.
So removing one of Taiwan's legs and keeping both of Colombia's would probably be best. :P

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« Reply #3716 on: September 06, 2017, 11:40:54 PM »
So what I'm thinking is add the second Guatemala leg, then get rid of the Taipei leg. Then, in order to avoid having all the double legs within the first half of the race, move Comoros to between Spain and Poland/Czech Republic. Maybe get rid of the second leg in Czech Republic and give it to Oman?

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« Reply #3717 on: September 07, 2017, 07:14:20 AM »
Or just condense the Czechia legs to one and keep the rest of the route from the Comoros-on the same.
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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3718 on: September 30, 2017, 02:39:57 PM »
I came up with a wish-list, seems a little farfetched but I put in a lot of thought into it:
Leg 1 : Juneau, USA to Vladivostok, Russia: [CONTINUING RACING]
2 RBs, one related to height and one involving some form of a water sport (as it is very cold over there it would be tough for the contestants to endure the frigid temperatures.) Starting line task can be something similar to the s23 finale. There can be one 'lost in translation task' which involves Cyrillic and Russian.

Leg 2 : Vladivostok, Russia: [ELIM 11]
One task related to ice fishing, and the preparation of ukha. One task in defrosting and shoveling away snow (Combine the latter and the former for a detour?). One roadblock in Russian military (golden horn harbour!) and if there is a paucity then some extreme Russian sport like tank biathlon (just for fun.)

Leg 3 : Vladivostok, Russia to Kyoto prefecture + Osaka, Japan: [ELIM 10]
One task related to ramen (showing the next location inside the ramen box?). One task related to japanese crafts and arts, another task involving the Japanese art of incense sticks. Possibly a RB at Namba Grand Kagetsu !! 'needle in the haystack' type of task at sanjusangendo??

Leg 4 : Osaka, Japan to Wellington, New Zealand: [ELIM 9]
Navigation based tasks on hills in wellington; task related to the hobbit because of Weta caves, and another task involving sign language (NZSL For the win!!). Then a task based on the haka, perhaps?

Leg 5 : Rotorua, New Zealand: [ELIM 8] 
A generic adventure based leg mostly revolving on physically demanding tasks. a shweeb race, bungee jumping, skydiving, scree runs, whitewater rafting, ziplines and skyline luges! New Zealand is a adventure junkie haven and I think that any one of these tasks can also be a FF.

Leg 6 : Rotorua, New Zealand to Cochin, India: [NON ELIM + UTURNx2]
A task involving the absurd popularity of coconut fibres in Kerala, another agrarian task (these 2 could be a detour). The participants can run the leg in traditional Malayali attire, and there can also be a detour on some martial art or a dance (both of which are known to be fast paced).

Leg 7 : Mumbai, India: [ELIM 7 + UTURN]
A fast paced city type leg, one task involving distributing lunchboxes (dabbawalas in Mumbai look em' up). A dance related task, and a culinary task. Then perhaps a crude oil task (mumbai high) or some beach related tasks.

Leg 8 : Mumbai, India to Dubrovnik, Croatia: [ELIM 6]
Tasks related to wine, kayaking, basically generic tourist activities in dubrovnik. Another task possibly related to GoT ? xD just kidding. some tasks involving searching the walls of dubrovnik, and perhaps making medicines in the Franciscan Church and monastery.

Leg 9 : Dubrovnik, Croatia to Dublin, Ireland: [ELIM 5]
Dance related tasks, a FF involving teams balancing upon balancing upon rolling barrels. Irish culture related tasks, maybe and of course one technological task.

Leg 10 : Dublin, Ireland to abidjan, cote'd'ivoire: [NON ELIM]
Task related to chocolate, task related to the rally cote'd'ivoire, and some rural challenges. I don't know, I had gotten dry by this point.

Leg 11 : Abidjan, Cote'd'Ivoire to Montevideo, Uruguay: [ELIM 4 + UTURNx2]
I don't know, really I was tired and I couldn't think of anything :P I thought of some gaucho related tasks and some surfing tasks and challenges; also some task related to music or the national instrument.

Leg 12 : Montevideo, Uruguay to Austin, Texas.

THERE YOU HAVE IT! the race expands over 6 continents so a majority of the Earth is covered. It's flawed, what do y'all think?

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« Reply #3719 on: November 04, 2017, 07:00:26 PM »
Starting Line: Statue of Liberty, USA

Leg 1: Cologne, Germany

Leg 2: Cape Town, South Africa

Leg 3: Maputo, Mozambique

Leg 4: Budapest, Hungary

Leg 5: Helsinki, Finland

Leg 6: New Delhi, India

Leg 7: Jaipur, India

Leg 8: Vientiane, Laos

Leg 9: Pakse, Laos

Leg 10: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Leg 11: Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan

Leg 12: Seattle, USA

What do you guys think?

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« Reply #3720 on: November 05, 2017, 01:06:18 AM »
Route with 12 teams over 13 legs

Starting Line: Los Angeles Memorial Stadium
-Starting Line Task: Find a fan wearing a jersey with the Fijian flag among the crowd in the stands

Leg 1: Malolo Island, Fiji (EL- 12th place)
- Teams take 2 separate flights into Nadi, Fiji; they perform a task before signing up for chartered boats to Malolo Island departing the next morning.  Teams complete remaining tasks, including a Roadblock before checking in to the mat along one of the beaches.  Tasks themed around the beach/tropical setting

Leg 2: Nadi, Fiji (EL- 11th place)
-Teams return to Viti Levu Island, and complete the leg before checking in to the mat, in Nadi.  Possible 'scary' task- skydiving perhaps?  Tasks around Polynesian culture/cuisine(?).

Leg 3: Brisbane/Gold Coast, Australia (EL- 10th place)
-Teams fly into Brisbane Airport, pick up cars for first self driving leg.  Make their way to Gold Coast for the pit stop, completing tasks along the way.  Tasks out 'in the bush,' possible animal-related task

Leg 4: Yokohama, Japan EL- 9th place; W-turn)
-Fly in to Tokyo, make their way into Yokohama.  Tasks around the city's port status- traditional fishing, tasks dealing with trade/shipping, task around technology, tasks highlighting Japanese culture.

Leg 5: Chennai, India (NEL- 8 teams)
-Big culture shock leg, teams dealing with hustle and bustle of densely populated city, while trying to complete tasks unique to Indian lifestyle and culture.

Leg 6: Jerusalem/Masada, Israel (EL- 8th place)
-Fly into Tel Aviv; teams given designated drivers for the duration of their stay in Israel.  Tasks in Jerusalem- possible stop at the Temple Mount (clue only), teams finish the leg by climbing up to the top of Masada, check in to pit stop at the summit.

Leg 7: Netanya, Israel (EL- 7th place)
-Teams return to Jerusalem for the pit start, race along coastal Israel before checking in at the mat located in Caesarea.

Leg 8: Budapest, Hungary (KOR- 6 teams)
-Perform various tasks relating to Hungarian language and culture; switchback of the infamous soup eating roadblock rears it's head.  Teams handed their next clue upon checking in at the mat.

Leg 9: Midtjylland, Denmark (EL-6th place; W-turn)
-Another self-driving leg; teams arrive in Copenhagen and make their way to the mainland.

Leg 10: Cotonou, Benin (NEL- 5 teams)
-Teams instructed to take same flight path due to limited flights; rural African leg

Leg 11: Cotonou/Porto Novo, Benin (EL- 5th place)
-Urban African leg

Leg 12: Madrid/Toledo, Spain (EL- 4th place)
-Teams instructed to take same flight path due to limited flights; tasks could include serving tapas (translation task), military based task in Toledo.

Leg 13: Philadelphia, PA, USA (Finale- 3 teams)
-Historical tasks, Philly cheesesteak task, memory challenge.  Possible finish line inside of Independence Hall?

If you wanted it to fit the format of 11 teams and 12 legs: remove either the Hungarian or Danish leg, and make the 2nd Israeli leg an NEL/KOR.

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« Reply #3721 on: November 08, 2017, 07:37:58 AM »
I'd love the Intersection to return, particularly during the F4 or Penultimate Leg with the Detour being the final challenge of Leg 11. Just imagine the tense racing when teams are battling it all out for a spot in the Finals.

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« Reply #3722 on: November 09, 2017, 10:56:19 AM »
Starting Line: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Leg 1: Osaka and Kyoto, Japan EL

Leg 2: Vladivostok, Russia EL

Leg 3: Harbin, China EL

Leg 4: Koror, Palau KOR

Leg 5: Palau EL, W-UTURN

Leg 6: Siem Reap, Cambodia EL

Leg 7: Vienna, Austria NEL

Leg 8: Heraklion, Greece EL W-UTURN

Leg 9: Cotonou, Benin KOR

Leg 10: Lome, Togo EL

Leg 11: Dublin, Ireland EL

Leg 12: Boston and Newport, USA

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3723 on: November 09, 2017, 11:28:34 AM »
Yeah, I've thought about it, and Taiwan, although an under-visited country, wouldn't stand out too much from other Asian visits.
So removing one of Taiwan's legs and keeping both of Colombia's would probably be best. :P
When I traveled to Taiwan last summer, I took a guided bus tour up to Keelung City and along the northern coast. Beautiful hills with buildings and points of interests adapted into the terrain (Jiufen Old Street, Zhongzheng Park), numerous fishing and crabbing villages spread along the slopes with family-run shops, the seemingly glamorous Tamsui district and Lover's Bridge, the islet into Yehliu Geopark was like a forest blended in with Arizonan Red Rock sandstone, and I also was told and then researched about the dark culture behind those betel nut kiosks planted along the rural roadsides. So many vantage points and a more diverse look into Taiwan. I am surprised The Amazing Race has yet to travel into that region.
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« Reply #3724 on: November 09, 2017, 12:59:42 PM »
Taiwan needs a "country" leg. I researched the air options thinking we might see it on 30, and the "other" airport has surprisingly good air connections.
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