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Re: TAR 31 Pre-Race Facts and Speculation WE ARE BACK!
« Reply #3850 on: March 14, 2018, 08:04:32 PM »
Speculation on TAR 31:


Well firstly in regards to possible locations, it may be safe to say that TAR is trying to create a trend of visiting countries that they have visited before one or two times and are due a new visit. From this trend, countries that fit this trend are:

North America: Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Puerto Rico

South America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay

Europe: Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland (I think this is a very strong possibility), Lithuania, Romania, and Ukraine. Liechtenstein is a possibility too but very unlikely due to the size of the country and what they can do there.

Africa: South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Senegal, Seychelles, Tunisia

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Oman, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mongolia

Oceania: Anything's fair game, although I think it's more likely to see Australia than New Zealand since it was visited in 18 whereas NZ was visited in 22.


Now for countries that are due a visit that have been visited frequently (last season visited is in parentheses):

South America: Chile (23)

Europe: Germany (26), Russia (21), United Kingdom (25), Austria (23), Spain (24), Sweden (25).

Asia: India (27), Japan (26), Malaysia (24)

I definitely think India and Japan are very strong contenders. It's been too long, and these are very frequent countries.

I also think there's a possibility of bringing back South Korea. When Indonesia was first introduced in 19, it came back 3 more times in the next 5 seasons, possibly because they realized how underused Indonesia was, and South Korea fits the underused, but highly accessible, category. We'll see though. I think the Philippines could fit this too, but not as well as South Korea does.


In terms of new visits, I think possible safe bets are Fiji, Laos, Nepal, Jordan, Coté d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, then anything in Eastern Europe or the Caribbean is fair game. I would love to see one of the former-Soviet Central Asian states like Kyrgyzstan or Tajikstan, but due to accessibility, I find this unlikely.


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Continents that COULD be visited (last season visited in parentheses; new country in italics):

Oceania: Australia (18)

Asia: Japan (26), Laos , Cambodia (15)

Africa: South Africa (7)

Europe: Germany (26), Finland (10), Latvia , Spain (24), Ireland (12)

South America: Colombia (28)

North America: Jamaica (7), Costa Rica (8 ), Dominican Republic

I do really think Australia is a strong contender for the starting destination and it is a way long overdue for early winter filming in the Southern Hemisphere. Melbourne is more likely to be the first international city that would show on the route. The second Australian leg will be likely around Great Ocean Route to see of The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Japan would be likely good to have a chance to revisit. The race would be likely around in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Cambodia would have a chance to revisit that has last visited in season 15, Siem Reap is definitely the most visited Cambodian city to travel. Laos is considering a safe place to travel and Vientiane would be a perfect place.

South Africa is a huge possibility and the route will be likely in Cape Town and nearby surroundings within two separate legs in one African country.

As for Finland, Lapland is definitely unlikely to travel during summer months where in which Helsinki is more urban and areas outside the city is totally a rural landscape. Latvia is more likely and definitely be going to complete the Baltic countries list. Spain is also a strong possibility that can make a visit in Barcelona hasn't seen around in twenty-one seasons. Ireland is also another possibility and Dublin would be the right place to visit the teams including Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Colombia would be a great choice for the penultimate leg as teams might be around to travel to Bogota with scenic views of the mountain and Spanish colonial landmarks between the modern urbanized background. In addition to this, Costa Rica would give for a revisit in a regular race format and Dominican Republic would be going to have for its first visit to see Santo Domingo with a lush colonial architecture.

Regarding about Russia, the country will be unlikely to travel when TAR 31 will film this June due to the World Cup to be held in that country. Definitely it is now out.

So, season 31 might travel around six continents into ten countries within 40,000 miles of travel.
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Gunna be close to Melbourne's CBD for five days in the last week of June so hoping TAR is in town <33333

But seriously, if South Africa, Australia and Canada get visited in TAR31 far out in love already <33333
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Would love to see South Africa, too! Why not have these destinations like:

Europe: Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Finland or Slovakia - I'd surprisingly like to see Slovakia and Slovenia as combos in action.
Asia: Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Brunei, or Cambodia - Brunei is really safe, I think?
Africa: South Africa, Rwanda?, Ethiopia, or Senegal - Rwanda, of course, is very safe.
North & Central America: Canada or Costa Rica - Costa Rica was visited a long time, so I would like to have a comeback.
South America: Argentina or Ecuador - Argentina must be visited again this time.
Oceania & Australia: Australia or New Zealand + Palau or Fiji - A combination of any one of two best countries plus the minor country.

That's all, folks!

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New York (Starting line)🇺🇸
Kingston, Jamaica🇯🇲
Nuuk, Greenland🇬🇱
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland🇬🇱
Rovaniemi, Finland🇫🇮
Transylvania, Romania🇷🇴
Sofia, Bulgaria🇧🇬
Chisinau, Moldova🇲🇩
Amman, Jordan🇯🇴
Tel Aviv, Israel🇮🇱
Ein Bokek, Israel🇮🇱
Reunion and Mauritius🇫🇷🇲🇺
Tokyo,Japan🇯🇵and Area 51 Nevada🇺🇸

 
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*raises eyebrows* interesting...
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TAR US should visit and have two legs in Laos, Laos visa regime is easy and crime risk is level or even lower than many visited countries
Luang Prabang may be the best choice with some recycled tasks from TAR VN 4 leg 5

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Amazing Race 31

1. Montevideo, Uruguay
2. Pampas Region, Uruguay (via bus) (self-drive)
3. Santiago, Chile
4. Melbourne, Australia (night leg)
5. Melbourne and stuff outside it, Australia (self-drive)
6. Queenstown and Mountains, New Zealand (self-drive)
7. Bangalore, India
8. Hyderabad, India (via overnight train)
9. Belgrade, Serbia
10. Lisbon, Portugal (self-drive)
11. Kingston, Jamaica
12. Atlanta, USA

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Melbourne will not have a night leg. Certain areas of the city (St Kilda, Northern suburbs, Western suburbs) are being runned by Youth African gangs who are actually quite violent.
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Was it that bad in late 2013 when production originally planned on having one in 24 or has it gotten worse?


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Melbourne will not have a night leg. Certain areas of the city (St Kilda, Northern suburbs, Western suburbs) are being runned by Youth African gangs who are actually quite violent.
True I have been there in chinese new year and night leg in australlia in genral is bad cause mostly everything closes.
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Was it that bad in late 2013 when production originally planned on having one in 24 or has it gotten worse?

Every since Daniel Andrews (our current 'leader), has come to power, Youth crime is up. We've also had two vehicular attacks. DO NOT GO TO ST KILDA AT NIGHT!!!

In 2013, the crime rate was down. We have risen since 2015. Look it up.
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Amazing Race 31

7. Bangalore, India
8. Hyderabad, India (via overnight train)


Bangalore and Hyderabad are very similar cities, so If you are considering choose one of them. Hyderabad essentially is a less-developed Bangalore and has more of an Islamic influence. Bangalore is a more annoying version of Hyderabad (unbearable traffic, tonnes of people who have moved here and dreadful pollution!). The same goes for Mumbai and Chennai, Chennai essentially is a cleaner Mumbai, with ruder people, whereas Mumbai is super overpopulated and has relatively friendlier people.   
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TAR US should visit and have two legs in Laos, Laos visa regime is easy and crime risk is level or even lower than many visited countries
Luang Prabang may be the best choice with some recycled tasks from TAR VN 4 leg 5

Vientiane is quite really safe and is being close to Thai border. It is a good place to visit iconic numerous Buddhist temples. Areas between Xaisomboun Province and along the border with Burma are not permitted to go.

Every since Daniel Andrews (our current 'leader), has come to power, Youth crime is up. We've also had two vehicular attacks. DO NOT GO TO ST KILDA AT NIGHT!!!

In 2013, the crime rate was down. We have risen since 2015. Look it up.

You said it, Bourkie. Melbourne CBD is a right place to visit and Brighton beach is plausible for a good place to look with colorful beach huts. It could be a day and sunny leg for Down Under in the Southern Hemisphere winter. TAR US has never done a winter leg in Oceania.
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Was it that bad in late 2013 when production originally planned on having one in 24 or has it gotten worse?

Every since Daniel Andrews (our current 'leader), has come to power, Youth crime is up. We've also had two vehicular attacks. DO NOT GO TO ST KILDA AT NIGHT!!!

In 2013, the crime rate was down. We have risen since 2015. Look it up.

Bourkie this is the sort of stuff which makes you look like a sheltered 16 year old

I go to st Kilda regularly (and am there rn) and i live in the northern suburbs- there are no problems lmao

Pls get ur stuff together u can make better posts with less misinformation than this

Melbourne is perfectly safe and a night leg should totally happen despite what fearmongers (bourkie) say

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Also why on earth would TAR go go the northern/western suburbs at night anyway wtf

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1. San Diego, USA 🇺🇸 —> Quito, Ecuador 🇪🇨
2. Quito, Ecuador 🇪🇨 —> Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay 🇺🇾
3. Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay 🇺🇾 —> Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾
4. Montevideo, Uruguay 🇺🇾 —> Zurich, Switzerland 🇨🇭(KOR)
5. Zurich, Switzerland 🇨🇭 —> Bratislava, Slovakia 🇸🇰 (via train)
6. Bratislava, Slovakia 🇸🇰 —> Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷
7. Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷 —> Bangalore, India 🇮🇳 (NEL)
8. Bangalore, India 🇮🇳
9. Bangalore, India 🇮🇳 —> Kaohsiung, Taiwan 🇹🇼 (NEL)
10. Kaohsiung, Taiwan 🇹🇼 —> Nadi, Fiji 🇫🇯
11. Nadi, Fiji 🇫🇯 —> Fijian Islands 🇫🇯
12. Fijian Islands 🇫🇯 —> Seattle, USA 🇺🇸

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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

Yo, I started working on a fanfic based on this. You've only mentioned 11 places, Bourkie, there's no way I'm considering a full leg in Los Angeles, and assuming Charlotte is the final leg, we still have 11 legs. I decided to add Budapest, Hungary as the final leg.

Leg 1: USA --> Fiji
Leg 2: Fiji
Leg 3: Fiji --> Australia [KOR]
Leg 4: Australia [U-TURN X2]
Leg 5: Australia --> Taiwan
Leg 6: Taiwan --> China
Leg 7: China --> South Africa [BLIND U-TURN X1] [NEL]
Leg 8: South Africa [BLIND U-TURN X1]
Leg 9: South Africa --> Romania
Leg 10: Romania --> Hungary
Leg 11: Hungary --> Austria
Leg 12: Austria --> USA

I have linked it on another thread, do let me know your thoughts.
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I totally agree with a visit to Laos. They can do a leg in Luang Prabang and then do a visit to Vang Vieng, kind of similar to TAR 29's Hanoi then Ninh Binh. Vientiane, according to several people I met while backpacking around Asia, is pretty boring compared to the rest of Laos and I think those two places, or maybe even Phonsavan would be really cool. Keeping to Southeast Asia, I'd really like to see a visit to Myanmar (I just did one in my fantasy game  :lol:) and go to Bagan, which would make another incredible Southeast Asian leg.

We also haven't had a visit to Russia since 21, which is kind of understandable given the current relations between us and them. In my opinion, the Russian legs always seem to have at least one difficult task :

5 - Caviar task (would LOVE this as a Switchback, even as just a fast forward)
9 - Russian nesting doll task
13 - the entire penultimate leg
14 - wood stacking
17 - music/film detour
21 - synchronized swimming, time zones

I would like a visit to St Petersburg! It's been a bit, and then we can do the Caviar task again. If not, I'd really just like to skip Moscow altogether and go somewhere new. Maybe a visit to Vladivostok? A winter leg in Sochi would be cool, they can do Olympic tasks.

What do you guys think?

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Melbourne will not have a night leg. Certain areas of the city (St Kilda, Northern suburbs, Western suburbs) are being runned by Youth African gangs who are actually quite violent.

Bourkie, Melbourne is ranked #1 in the most habitable city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit for seven years straight in a row. I would love a visit to Melbourne. The Race has surprised in the past. I would not find it shocking that the next visit to Australia will include Melbourne, day or night. Just wanted to say this and now onto my route for TAR 31

Starting Line: Hollywood Sign
Leg 1: (Los Angeles, California---> Nadi, Fiji) Pit Stop: a beach area
Leg 2: (Nadi, Fiji---> Launceston, Tasmania) Pit Stop: Cataract Gorge
Leg 3: (Launceston, Tasmania---> Melbourne, Victoria) Pit Stop: Shrine of Remembrance
Leg 4: (Melbourne, Victoria---> Vientiane, Laos) Pit Stop: Patuxai
Leg 5: (Vientiane, Laos---> Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) Pit Stop: Burana Tower
Leg 6: (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan---> Doha Qatar) Pit Stop: Pearl and Oyster Fountain
Leg 7: (Doha, Qatar---> Johannesburg, South Africa) Pit Stop: Cradle of Humankind
Leg 8: (Johannesburg, South Africa---> Montevideo, Uruguay) Pit Stop: The Hand in the Sand
Leg 9: (Montevideo, Uruguay---> Cuzco, Peru) Pit Stop: Machu Picchu
Leg 10: (Cuzco, Peru---> Belize City, Belize) Pit Stop: Xunantunich
Leg 11: (Belize City, Belize---> Winnipeg, Manitoba) Pit Stop: Assiniboine Park
Leg 12: (Winnipeg, Manitoba---> Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota) Finish Line: Spoonbridge and Cherry

So that is 5 new countries: (Fiji, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, and Belize)
1 country that's been visited once: (Uruguay)
2 countries that have been visited twice: (Peru, Canada)
1 country that has been visited three times: (South Africa)
1 country that has been visited four times: (Australia)
Then lastly Minnesota will become the 25th state to be visited in the race.


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Not sure if Fiji would visit by new teams, since we already have French Polynesia since TAR22. My guess is that Australia is a high possibility so it should be looking like this:

Pre-Leg: Los Angeles, California, USA
Leg 1: USA  》 San Jose, Costa Rica , Pitstop: Parque Nacíonal Manuel Antonio
Leg 2: Costa Rica  》Hobart, Tasmania, Australia , Pitstop: Port Arthur
Leg 3: Tasmania, Australia  》 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , Pitstop: Royal Exhibition Building
Leg 4: Australia  》 Penang, George Town, Malaysia , Pitstop: Kek Lok Si Temple
Leg 5: Malaysia  》 Luang Prabang, Laos , Pitstop: Mount Phousi view
Leg 6: Luang Prabang  》 Vientiane, Laos , Pitstop: Patuxai
Leg 7: Laos  》 Kigali, Rwanda , Pitstop: somewhere in the streets overlooking Kigali Tower
Leg 8: Rwanda  》 Lalibela, Ethiopia ,  Pitstop: Rock-Hewn Churches
Leg 9: Ethiopia   》 Ljubljana, Slovenia , Pitstop: Prešeren Square
Leg 10: Slovenia  》Faro, Algarve, Portugal , Pitstop: at a nearby beach
Leg 11: Portugal  》 Dublin, Ireland (with Blarney & Kilkenny) , Pitstop: Kilkenny Castle
Leg 12: Ireland  》 Cleveland, Ohio, USA ,
Pitstop: Cleveland Museum of Art

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Minnesota would be a good place for the final leg as the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area is considering very likely and safe that TAR will visit the West North Central region of the USA. It would be the 25th US state to visit TAR, enough of New York, Nevada and California final leg visits.
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Minnesota would be a good place for the final leg as the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area is considering very likely and safe that TAR will visit the West North Central region of the USA. It will be the 25th US state to visit TAR and the first new state since TAR 19.

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I totally agree with a visit to Laos. They can do a leg in Luang Prabang and then do a visit to Vang Vieng, kind of similar to TAR 29's Hanoi then Ninh Binh. Vientiane, according to several people I met while backpacking around Asia, is pretty boring compared to the rest of Laos and I think those two places, or maybe even Phonsavan would be really cool. Keeping to Southeast Asia, I'd really like to see a visit to Myanmar (I just did one in my fantasy game  :lol:) and go to Bagan, which would make another incredible Southeast Asian leg.

We also haven't had a visit to Russia since 21, which is kind of understandable given the current relations between us and them. In my opinion, the Russian legs always seem to have at least one difficult task :

5 - Caviar task (would LOVE this as a Switchback, even as just a fast forward)
9 - Russian nesting doll task
13 - the entire penultimate leg
14 - wood stacking
17 - music/film detour
21 - synchronized swimming, time zones

I would like a visit to St Petersburg! It's been a bit, and then we can do the Caviar task again. If not, I'd really just like to skip Moscow altogether and go somewhere new. Maybe a visit to Vladivostok? A winter leg in Sochi would be cool, they can do Olympic tasks.

What do you guys think?

I'm not sure about the prospect of going to Myanmar. Right now there is kind of a civil war and there is a lot of civil strife between the Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar. Look em' up : Rohingya Muslims.
As a result of internal violence and discrimination, The Rohingyas are migrating to Bangladesh where they are being massacred for illegally entering the country for refuge. Plus, I think Aung San Suu Kyi is being prosecuted, and there's just a whole lot of drama going down there. Besides, Myanmar and Thailand and their neighbouring countries are sort of similar. I'd seriously opt for Laos instead.

Yes! I agree with Russia. I did a fic with Vladivostok, and there's enough for 2 legs in Vladivostok. I highly recommend the race visit Russia again.
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I agree on Laos and also to Cambodia to make a Southeast Asia bi-country combo in two legs. One in Vientiane and the other is Siem Reap.

Vladivostok in Russia seems more unlikely that flight routes between East Asian cities to that city have daily limited schedule flights.
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