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« Reply #3825 on: February 25, 2018, 02:32:20 AM »
I really want to see another ferry/ship travel to a different country at the start of a leg.

When's the last time we had that, anyway?
season 29 right? They went from Italy to Greece by sailing I believe.

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« Reply #3826 on: February 25, 2018, 04:51:48 PM »
I really want to see another ferry/ship travel to a different country at the start of a leg.

When's the last time we had that, anyway?
season 29 right? They went from Italy to Greece by sailing I believe.

They flew first, then took the ferry.

The latest one I can remember is sailing from Italy to Malta in Season 25.
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« Reply #3827 on: February 25, 2018, 08:19:44 PM »
I'm really glad that these past two seasons they did some countries that were undervisited. I really hope that they do more of Korea since there's so much there and you can get direct flights to and from all around the US, so it would be good starts/finales. Would love to see Busan when they go back, or if they go back to Seoul that they also do Incheon. I would also really love a double leg here.

I think in general they need to visit more locales that haven't been visited. For example, they keep visiting Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, when they could visit Sapporo, Okinawa, Fukuoka, etc. China too, I wish they'd stop overusing the big cities and visit Chongqing or Qingdao, both of which have nonstops to the US. Also think they should visit Lhasa and Urumqi. With Indonesia, I'd like to see Indonesian Borneo, Sumatra, and Indonesian Papua. I'm really glad they went to Chiang Mai this season and stepped away from Bangkok and Phuket, they need to do that more. With Vietnam, I'd love to see Hoi An, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Sapa, or Nha Trang. I hope when they revisit Taiwan that they go to Kaohsiung, an absolutely beautiful season. In Cambodia, I'll say this: everyone here wants a revisit to Siem Reap, but having just visited Siem Reap, there's really not much to do there outside of Angkor Wat, which they've already visited. I guess they could do something on the Pub Street and then head in the morning to Sihanoukville. Philippines needs to be visited more, would like to see a visit to Cebu. Mongolia is long overdue, but I understand due to costs of getting to Mongolia, it's very difficult.

Moving away from that part of Asia—India, they really need to visit Goa, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, the Indian Himalayas, and so much more. Come on with Nepal! Even Phil says he wants it. Next time they go to Bangladesh, they should mix it up a bit and go to Chittagong. Maldives would be a great pseudo-South Central Asia leg. I'd like to see more Abu Dhabi and less Dubai, and maybe visits to Sharjah, or a quick dip into Oman's Mussandam region (only a few hour drive from Dubai). Glad that they went to Bahrain, but would also like to see Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar. I would LOVE a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan (it's actually very safe and easy to visit). I hope they do more Central Asia, like Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, etc. I think they need to step away from Istanbul in Turkey and go visit Cappadochia.

I think a return to Egypt is overdue, maybe this time go to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Aswan or Alexandria (I'd also really love for them to visit Abu Simbel). Ethiopia is long overdue. Kenya needs a redo, and I don't know why they haven't visited it for an actual leg. We can all agree on South Africa. Zimbabwe was nice, but that was twice within four seasons, and I'd rather see countries that haven't been visited yet or at least in a long time. Cote d'Ivoire and Togo are great ideas to visit. I'm really glad that the visits to Morocco have mostly been diverse, but would love to see Rabat or Casablanca, although I think we need more time before visiting Morocco again. Tunisia is due for a revisit, they could visit Carthage and do Carthaginian Tasks while there. A final leg in Cape Verde would be great, as there are flights to Boston, or even if it was earlier, they could fly to Brazil.

Now Europe. Eastern Europe is undervisited. Everywhere. I'm glad every time they've done Greece they've stepped away for Athens for part of the leg, but would also like to see Thessaloniki and the Greek Islands. I hope when they return to Romania they do an actual leg in Bucharest or maybe something new like Cluj-Napoca. Russia needs less Moscow (maybe a visit to Vladivostok?). Germany needs less Munich, more Frankfurt, Cologne, Baden-Baden, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, etc. They've been pretty good about mixing Italy up. France too, although I'd like to see a visit to Strasbourg, Montpellier, Lyon or Marseille—they could do a leg where they start in Basel, Switzerland and then end in Strasbourg. We need less London. Spain has been pretty diverse, nothing is really overvisited, and I'm overall surprised we haven't seen Madrid, but I'd like to see Ibiza and Alicante.

South America—less Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. More visits to everywhere else in South America. Would like to see Suriname. Not much more to say, considering they mostly just visit Brazil, Argentina and Chile EGGPLANT(although a visit to Recife in Brazil would be a nice change of pace).

Central/North America—honestly not too unhappy, but maybe it's because I'm American and it's all close to home. If they do Mexico, they should stay away from Mexico City and Cancun.

Oceania—just overall more. Stay away from Sydney. Would love to see Fiji (one of my favorite countries I've been to), Tonga, Palau, and Vanuatu. Go back to Perth, a new visit to Melbourne (hi Bourkie!), Tasmania, some Great Barrier Reef since it's dying, etc. Papua New Guinea would be cool, but it's pretty dangerous, so probably not happening.
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« Reply #3828 on: February 25, 2018, 11:14:23 PM »
I swear, if any other TAR goes to Sydney, I'm gunna have a MASSIVE FIT!!!  :crybabe:
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« Reply #3829 on: February 25, 2018, 11:47:23 PM »
I wish they would do a leg fully with public transportation in one of the Asian metropolis leg.
Like Tokyo, Shanghai or Osaka. It would be hard as hell for teams who do not speak foreign languages.


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« Reply #3830 on: February 26, 2018, 03:19:10 AM »
I wish that some countries visited in the F5 or F4 get visited the next time while there are still a lot of teams racing. For example, South Korea and the Philippines has always been visited in the F4. I wanna see it with 9 to 11 teams still racing. Also, Hong Kong usually gets visited in the F4. Out of 5 visits from the US franchise, 4 of them are already at the F4 stage. I'd like to see a Hong Kong leg early in the race.

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« Reply #3831 on: February 26, 2018, 04:02:50 AM »
I wish that some countries visited in the F5 or F4 get visited the next time while there are still a lot of teams racing. For example, South Korea and the Philippines has always been visited in the F4. I wanna see it with 9 to 11 teams still racing. Also, Hong Kong usually gets visited in the F4. Out of 5 visits from the US franchise, 4 of them are already at the F4 stage. I'd like to see a Hong Kong leg early in the race.

seconded. Seoul is an amazing city but for their next visit they should focus on Busan. I'm pretty sure they can have like a roadblock on a shopping spree in (what I believe to be) the largest supermarket in the world in Busan. In addition to this they could also host tasks on Korean culture and what not.
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« Reply #3832 on: February 26, 2018, 06:48:41 AM »
I wish that some countries visited in the F5 or F4 get visited the next time while there are still a lot of teams racing. For example, South Korea and the Philippines has always been visited in the F4. I wanna see it with 9 to 11 teams still racing. Also, Hong Kong usually gets visited in the F4. Out of 5 visits from the US franchise, 4 of them are already at the F4 stage. I'd like to see a Hong Kong leg early in the race.

As of which, Japan and Cambodia usually visit on the early stages in westward race route. Cambodia is never done in eastward race. We should have Spain midway between South Africa and Finland.
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« Reply #3833 on: February 26, 2018, 07:52:01 AM »
I'd love to also see a NYC start that goes directly to Africa, just like in TAR 1. There are direct flights to Casablanca, Dakar, Accra, and Lagos, all of which are reasonable for first cities (also to Cairo but that's less reasonable). They can then do another African leg or head to Europe.

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« Reply #3834 on: February 26, 2018, 08:05:03 AM »
A map I've come up with to illustrate most of these ideas:

Starting Line: The High Line, New York City
Leg 1: Casablanca, Morocco
Leg 2: Ibiza, Spain (Maybe a task relating to the nightlife there)
Leg 3: Alicante, Spain
Leg 4: Helsinki, Finland
Leg 5: Minsk, Belarus
Leg 6: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 7: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Leg 8: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Leg 9: Perth, Australia
Leg 10: Okinawa Island, Japan
Leg 11: Nagoya, Japan
Leg 12: Detroit, Michigan + Windsor, Canada


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« Reply #3835 on: February 26, 2018, 07:43:43 PM »
I wish that some countries visited in the F5 or F4 get visited the next time while there are still a lot of teams racing. For example, South Korea and the Philippines has always been visited in the F4. I wanna see it with 9 to 11 teams still racing. Also, Hong Kong usually gets visited in the F4. Out of 5 visits from the US franchise, 4 of them are already at the F4 stage. I'd like to see a Hong Kong leg early in the race.

seconded. Seoul is an amazing city but for their next visit they should focus on Busan. I'm pretty sure they can have like a roadblock on a shopping spree in (what I believe to be) the largest supermarket in the world in Busan. In addition to this they could also host tasks on Korean culture and what not.

Thirdeded!

Philippines really needs an early Race rural and cultural Leg. The three and a half Legs in the Philippines so far on TARUS have been urban or tropical, despite the carabao tasks. A Leg up in the Cordillera would easily fill the cultural and rural aspect.

And Korea definitely can do a pair of Legs, one modern/contemporary in a big city and another rural/cultural Leg. Maybe include a temple. The kimchi task from TAR29 should've totally been on a rural Korea Leg complete with interactions with local people, most likely nice grandmas and grandpas.

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« Reply #3836 on: February 26, 2018, 09:26:58 PM »
Maybe the race should be wanted to have a full Barcelona leg and as well as the Finland leg with a normal Pit Stop. Lapland is totally rural on a dense tundra, despite having winter-related tasks like visit Santa Claus village, winter sports like Biathlon or Speed Skating in that area. London should have a full leg that would be in the penultimate race before heading home to the USA (Miami for sure).
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« Reply #3837 on: February 26, 2018, 11:14:57 PM »
Perth is the most boring Australian city...

And the most isolated...
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« Reply #3838 on: February 27, 2018, 12:59:33 AM »
Perth is the most boring Australian city...

And the most isolated...

FYI, Honolulu is more isolated than Perth, but I get what you do mean.
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« Reply #3839 on: February 27, 2018, 12:44:28 PM »
Perth is the most boring Australian city...

And the most isolated...

FYI, Honolulu is more isolated than Perth, but I get what you do mean.

he meant within Australia

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The Amazing Race 31: All Stars 3 Fan-Made Teams (12 Teams, 12 Legs)
* Justin & Diana (1) TAR S27
* Kym & Alli (2) TAR S25
* Becca & Floyd (3) TAR S29
* Lucas & Brittany (4) TAR S30
* Tara & Joey (5) TAR S29
* Kristi & Jen (6) TAR S30
* Zach & Rachel (7) TAR S28
* Brodie & Kurt (8 ) TAR S28
* Tanner & Josh (9) TAR S27
* Matt & Redmond (10) TAR S29
* Seth & Olive (11) TAR S29
* Tiffany & Krista (12) TAR S27
( Continued Pt. 1 / 3 )
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The Amazing Race 31: All Stars 3 Fan-Made Teams (12 Teams, 12 Legs)
Destination includes Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Egypt, Slovakia, Finland, Spain & Portugal. ;-)

Pre-Leg: Los Angeles, California, USA
Leg 1: USA to Taipei, Taiwan
Leg 2: Taiwan to Osaka, Japan
Leg 3: Osaka to Nagoya, Japan
Leg 4: Japan to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5: Cambodia to Colombo, Sri Lanka to Galle, Sri Lanka
Leg 6: Sri Lanka to Doha, Qatar
Leg 7: Qatar to Cairo, Egypt
Leg 8: Cairo to Luxor, Egypt
Leg 9: Egypt to Bratislava, Slovakia
Leg 10: Slovakia to Rovaniemi, Finland
Leg 11: Finland to Madrid, Spain to Porto, Portugal
Leg 12: Portugal to Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, USA
( Continued Pt. 2 / 3 )
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They need to go back to some places like Egypt, Uruguay, Finland and Costa Rica
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The Amazing Race 31: All Stars 3 Fan-Made Teams (12 Teams, 12 Legs)
* Justin & Diana (1) TAR S27
* Kym & Alli (2) TAR S25
* Becca & Floyd (3) TAR S29
* Lucas & Brittany (4) TAR S30
* Tara & Joey (5) TAR S29
* Kristi & Jen (6) TAR S30
* Zach & Rachel (7) TAR S28
* Brodie & Kurt (8 ) TAR S28
* Tanner & Josh (9) TAR S27
* Matt & Redmond (10) TAR S29
* Seth & Olive (11) TAR S29
* Tiffany & Krista (12) TAR S27
( Continued Pt. 1 / 3 )

For s31, Tiffany can't race as she is pregnant I believe. besides, the probability of s31 being a returnees is less, as TAR did pretty great in s30 and could do with another season with a fresh cast.
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The Amazing Race 31: All Stars 3 Fan-Made Teams (12 Teams, 12 Legs)
Destination includes Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Egypt, Slovakia, Finland, Spain & Portugal. ;-)

Pre-Leg: Los Angeles, California, USA
Leg 1: USA to Taipei, Taiwan
Leg 2: Taiwan to Osaka, Japan
Leg 3: Osaka to Nagoya, Japan
Leg 4: Japan to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5: Cambodia to Colombo, Sri Lanka to Galle, Sri Lanka
Leg 6: Sri Lanka to Doha, Qatar
Leg 7: Qatar to Cairo, Egypt
Leg 8: Cairo to Luxor, Egypt
Leg 9: Egypt to Bratislava, Slovakia
Leg 10: Slovakia to Rovaniemi, Finland
Leg 11: Finland to Madrid, Spain to Porto, Portugal
Leg 12: Portugal to Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, USA
( Continued Pt. 2 / 3 )

I really love this wishlist ! I'm working on a fanfic that's similar to this, let me know if you want to work together!
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Starting Line: Empire Polo Club, Indio, California
Leg 1: Incheon, South Korea
Leg 2: Pocheon, South Korea (via train)
Leg 3: Koror, Palau
Leg 4: Manila + Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (small task in Manila before flying to Cagayan de Oro)
Leg 5: Amman, Jordan (mandatory flight back to Manila first)
Leg 6: Aqaba + Petra, Jordan
Leg 7: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Leg 8: Bucharest, Romania
Leg 9: Split, Croatia
Leg 10: Calvi, Corsica, France
Leg 11: Bogota, Colombia (ferry to Nice and train to Paris)
Leg 12: Washington, DC
Finish Line: Hillwood Estate, Washington, DC.


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Los Angeles, USA
Nadi, Fiji
Suva, Fiji
Melbourne, Australia
Tasmania, Australia
Taiwan
Chengdu, China
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Vienna, Austria
Durban, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Charlotte, North Carolina
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I just finished work on a TAR fanfic and I need help in refining a leg.
Leg 1 starts off in Honolulu, and it ends in Busan, South Korea.
Can somebody help me design a leg in Tokyo and Busan? Here's the link to the fanfic for reference:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z-dFgpZ274JYOWexGRkLMBIJhB--zIz7mRaLAHuCMOs/edit?usp=sharing
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I just finished work on a TAR fanfic and I need help in refining a leg.
Leg 1 starts off in Honolulu, and it ends in Busan, South Korea.
Can somebody help me design a leg in Tokyo and Busan? Here's the link to the fanfic for reference:

Where's the link?

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I just finished work on a TAR fanfic and I need help in refining a leg.
Leg 1 starts off in Honolulu, and it ends in Busan, South Korea.
Can somebody help me design a leg in Tokyo and Busan? Here's the link to the fanfic for reference:

Where's the link?

My bad, I fixed it. Let me know how I can fix all the odds and ends.
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