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One location that is perfectly safe with plenty of history, location, and task oppurtunities that i would love to see is Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Amazing Race: New Zealand 2!

Leg 1: Wellington, New Zealand (Mount Victoria) to Jakarta, Indonesia (Grand Indonesia, Non-Elimination)
Leg 2: Jakarta, Indonesia to Singapore (Parliament Building, Elimination)
Leg 3: Singapore to Taipei, Taiwan (Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Elimination)
Leg 4: Taipei, Taiwan to Tblishi, Georgia (Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral, Elimination)
Leg 5: Tblishi, Georgia to Minsk, Belarus (Island of Courage and Sorrow, Elimination)
Leg 6: Minsk, Belarus to Helsinski, Finland (Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Non-Elimination)
Leg 7: Helsinski, Finland to Porto, Portugal (Porto School of Architecture, Elimination)
Leg 8: Porto, Portugal to Carcas, Venezuela (East Park, Non-Elimination)
Leg 9: Carcas, Venezuela to Valencia, Venezuela (Valencia Cathedral, Elimination)
Leg 10: Valencia, Venezuela to Luanda, Angola (Estįdio da Cidadela, Elimination)
Leg 11: Luanda, Angola to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Central Government Offices, Elimination)
Leg 12: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Chirstchurch, New Zealand (Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Finish Line)

Thoughts on my route?
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I would love to see a race that combines teams from all versions of race. I would love to see how a race would be with teams like Nick/Starr, Rovilson/Marc, Karim/Khabat, and Tyler/Nathan all in it!
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One location that is perfectly safe with plenty of history, location, and task oppurtunities that i would love to see is Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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Since this is a WISHlist, I wish all forum members and guests a fantastic New Year!

Reeling in 2013 out of the Atlantic right now.
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Since this is a WISHlist, I wish all forum members and guests a fantastic New Year!

Reeling in 2013 out of the Atlantic right now.

It's the only part of this wishlist that came true! Happy new year.

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For a much LATER season:

Leg 1 (United States --> Philippines) / Detroit, Michigan to Manila (along with earthquake restoration charity work)
Leg 2 (Philippines) / charter to Kalibo
Leg 3 (Philippines --> South Korea) / to Busan
Leg 4 (South Korea --> Mongolia) / to Ulaanbaatar, nomadic villages in the plain terrains
Leg 5 (Mongolia --> Russia) / to Lake Baikal's nearby cities on the southeast via mystery destination bus (bike-only transportation when there and Babushkin farm Pit Stop)
Leg 6 (Russia) / speedboat across Lake Baikal and to Irkutsk
Leg 7 (Russia --> Belarus) / to Minsk city and self-drive to countryside with farming equipment Detour
Leg 8 (Belarus --> Greece) / to Athens and immediate train to Patra
Leg 9 (Greece --> Algeria) / to Algiers (city life)
Leg 10 (Algeria) / to Atlas mountains, Bou Saada region (snowy terrain)
Leg 11 (Algeria --> Morocco) / to Tangier
Leg 12 (Morocco --> United States) / to Orlando, Florida
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Route with Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Leg 1: USA (Boston Startline: Wompatuck state park) - France (Paris)
Leg 2: France - Austria (Graz)
Leg 3: Austria - Russia (Samara)
Leg 4: Russia (Yekaterinburg)
Leg 5: Russia - Uzbekistan (Samarkand)
Leg 6: Uzbekistan - Zambia (Lusaka)
Leg 7: Zambia (Switchback from first episode of S1)
Leg 8: Zambia - Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Leg 9: Sri Lanka (Galle, Hambantota)
Leg 10: Sri Lanka - Thailand (Bangkok)
Leg 11: Thailand - China (Beijing)
Leg 12: China - USA

I LIVE 20 MINS AWAY FROM WOMPATUCK SP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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New Year's wishes:
1. More self-driving legs, please.
2. Please bring back eat, sleep and mingle with the other teams at pit stop. :)

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Get ready for the MOST GRUELING RACE, EVER! :stirtp:

STARTING LINE: Liberty Island
START LINE TASK: Run to the Statue of Liberty wall grounds and rappel yourselves up to the main base by using the provided tools. The first three teams to run up the grueling steps of the SoL to the lookout score tickets on the 1st direct flight to Casablanca. The next four teams score tickets on the 2nd flight connecting from Paris while the remaining four receive tickets on the 3rd flight connecting from London. (Note: Teams must take the regular ferry to Battery Park after retrieving their clue. Each departs & returns every 30 min. So retrieving their tickets ASAP is crucial.)

Leg 1 (United States --> Morocco) / New York to Casablanca (NIGHT RUN, self-drive or hire taxi driver to ruralized town [Aļt Ammar], Roadblock: prickly pear harvest & prepare "PP juice" :lol3: to shot drink AT NIGHT, ride a mule cart transporting prickly pears from the Roadblock locat. to a small village also the Pit Stop)
Leg 2 (Morocco --> Liberia) / self-drive back to Casablanca and flight to Monrovia (Detour: be an Aminata station serviceman and "CHANGE" tires on 10 cars OR "CLEAN" inside to out 20 cars getting water from hand pump both via persuasion wearing local servicemen outfits; Roadblock: build and fix West Point oasis shacks)
Leg 3 (Liberia --> Nigeria) / to Lagos (Fast Forward: assemble 2 clay bikes and ride them down a treacherous hill to a traffic circle and grab their FF award at the center of the circle, Roadblock: Nigerian film trailers quiz at Idumota Market, Detour: Eyo festival ["Music" or "Masquerade"] near Teslim Balogun Stadium, Shrine of Fela Pit Stop)
Leg 4 (Nigeria) / bus to Ondo's nearby forestry reserves (cocoa themed leg) (Double U-Turn)
Leg 5 (Nigeria --> Italy) / to Milan and train to Genoa (Liguria Province leg, Savona Pit Stop)
Leg 6 (Italy --> Albania) / to Tirana (city landmarks to countryside culture transition themed leg, Petrelė Castle Pit Stop)
Leg 7 (Albania --> Greece) / Durrės ferry to Corfu (Lazarreto Island Roadblock, Palaia Frourio visit, Garitsa Bay Detour, Palaia Anaktora - Garden of the People Pit Stop)
Leg 8 (Greece) / ferries to Patra (tasks in Patra locales, Fast Forward: Sacrificial offering at a Greek god temple's burning cauldron [sacrifice two personal belongings :duno:/sacrifice a clay "animal"], Pit Stop is located in Porto Rio)
Leg 9 (Greece --> Nepal) / bus to Athens & flight to Kathmandu (everyday lives work in the city leg) (Double U-Turn)
Leg 10 (Nepal --> Laos) / to Vientiane (economic & farm life themed leg)
Leg 11 (Laos --> Japan)  / to Tokyo :gaah: (get their next clue from sushi shack drive-thru, Detour: "ANIME" TALENTED drawing for 5 locals or Shinjuku "PACHINKO" parlor's luck factor [earn total money of 20] Roadblock: Deliver 3 bento boxes of sushi by basket bike to each of the 5 different addresses around Tokyo wearing schoolgirl cosplay, Pit Stop at Ninomiya Jinja or some teams may call it "Ninomiya NINJA" :cmaslol)
Leg 12 (Japan --> United States) / to :conf:Chicago, ILLINOIS:conf:
FINAL ROADBLOCK: (Not final task) A windy Final RB inside a giant wind machine hurling you at 50 mph while walking on waxed floor. The performers must strap on a bungee cord and pull themselves to the giant fan to grab a flag with a set of colors defining each countries' flags. [Example: Moroccan flag is red with a green star, therefore teams must grab the flag with mostly red/little green with separate color blots and place it in a numbered (chronologic country visit) slot.] They are NOT able to use any type of reference once they go into the wind machine. They have 25 minutes to complete the task or suffer a do-over after the waiting teams have all been served.
FINISH LINE: self-drive to Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Gary, Indiana


It looks like a "fruitcake route", but oh well... nobody is that perfect in life. :ghug:
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 06:59:26 PM by RachelLeVega »
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that doesnt sound gruelling at all

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Love the route <<<<3.

You won me over when you put Kerkyra and then Patra with ferries <<<<<<<<<<<<3.

And don't forget to go to the catacombs under the cricket ground.

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Another route:

Leg 1: USA (New York City) -> Portugal (Lisbon)
Leg 2: Portugal -> Germany (Stuttgart)
Leg 3: Germany (Stuttgart)
Leg 4: Germany -> Cote D'Ivoire (Abidjan)
Leg 5: Cote D'Ivoire (Abidjan)
Leg 6: Cote D'Ivoire -> Belarus (Minsk)
Leg 7: Belarus -> Turkey (Ankara)
Leg 8: Turkey -> Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)
Leg 9: Kyrgyzstan (Sretenka and Kara Balta)
Leg 10: Kyrygzstan -> The Philippines (Legazpi)
Leg 11: The Philippines -> Colombia (Bogota)
Leg 12: Colombia -> USA (Tallahassee)

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that doesnt sound gruelling at all

??? Well, if you really think about the first leg... hurrying to climb walls and stairs and then descending back down (tiring as heck) :(, 30 min. separation per ferry transport (teams must hurry if they want to catch their first TAR flight  :o... arriving in Casablanca at night to drive to a questionable rural town is quite confusing and frustrating without detailed maps  :tantrum... and then the Roadblock, it is very easy to suffer/attract cacti needle skin irritation without much light source (unless you're prepared and have flashlight hard hats) :ascared, and directing a mule... we all know how Ari & Staella and Nate & Jen felt when their mule wouldn't move, and at night... quite nightmare-ish. :stare

And when you get eliminated by a stupid mule or confusion of directions... :whoop:
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Love the route <<<<3.

You won me over when you put Kerkyra and then Patra with ferries <<<<<<<<<<<<3.

And don't forget to go to the catacombs under the cricket ground.
Of course, it's one of the things Patra is well-known for. :tup:
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Love the route <<<<3.

You won me over when you put Kerkyra and then Patra with ferries <<<<<<<<<<<<3.

And don't forget to go to the catacombs under the cricket ground.
Of course, it's one of the things Patra is well-known for. :tup:
Did you know I meant Kerkyra for the catacombs? :lol:

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A winter route with a twist.

START: Smithsonian Institute Building, Washington DC
Leg 1: USA to Kenya to Uganda (Nairobi, Jinja)
Leg 2: Uganda (Kampala)
Leg 3: Uganda to Jordan (Petra)
Leg 4: Jordan to Israel (Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea) (0 hr Pit Stop)
Leg 5: Israel (Tel Aviv (nighttime leg!  :keeta:)
Leg 6: Israel to Mauritius (swimsuit leg!  :conf:)
Leg 7: Mauritius to Malaysia (Kuching)
Leg 8: Malaysia to New Zealand (all around the North Island, ending up near Mount Ruapehu)
Leg 9: New Zealand to Easter Island (all around the island, again)
Leg 10: Easter Island to Argentina (Buenos Aires Province, ending up in Lobos)
Leg 11: Argentina (within Buenos Aires itself)
Leg 12: Argentina to USA (LA)
FINISH: Lake Hollywood Park, Hollywood, CA

In general the places chosen have either not been visited before (most) or else have hosted some terrible legs (Mauritius, Buenos Aires and the associated province, LA as a final destination). Plus, no Europe  :o


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Love the route <<<<3.

You won me over when you put Kerkyra and then Patra with ferries <<<<<<<<<<<<3.

And don't forget to go to the catacombs under the cricket ground.
Of course, it's one of the things Patra is well-known for. :tup:
Did you know I meant Kerkyra for the catacombs? :lol:
Gack... I mixed up with the Paris catacombs...  :groan: *facepalm*
I'll get landmarks right some day... making more progress when I thought the Saint Basil's Cathedral was in Saint Petersburg (a few years ago). :lol:
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Leg 1: United States - Russia
Leg 2: Russia - China
Leg 3: China - India
Leg 4: India - Jordan
Leg 5: Jordan
Leg 6: Jordan - Zambia
Leg 7: Zambia - Benin
Leg 8: Benin - Norway
Leg 9: Norway - Portugal
Leg 10: Portugal - Venezuela
Leg 11: Venezuela
Leg 12: Venezuela - United States

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Leg 1: United States - Russia
Leg 2: Russia - China
Leg 3: China - India
Leg 4: India - Jordan
Leg 5: Jordan
Leg 6: Jordan - Zambia
Leg 7: Zambia - Benin
Leg 8: Benin - Norway
Leg 9: Norway - Portugal
Leg 10: Portugal - Venezuela
Leg 11: Venezuela
Leg 12: Venezuela - United States
Kinda like the route.. I really want to see Russia in the first leg, actually. :) This route can be better or worse, depends on the city they go.. ;)

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Leg 1: United States - Russia
Leg 2: Russia - China
Leg 3: China - India
Leg 4: India - Jordan
Leg 5: Jordan
Leg 6: Jordan - Zambia
Leg 7: Zambia - Benin
Leg 8: Benin - Norway
Leg 9: Norway - Portugal
Leg 10: Portugal - Venezuela
Leg 11: Venezuela
Leg 12: Venezuela - United States
Kinda like the route.. I really want to see Russia in the first leg, actually. :) This route can be better or worse, depends on the city they go.. ;)
it should be the Kamchatka Peninsula
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TASK RECOMMENDATIONS: (add on by simply quoting & replying it making it a sub-chain topic)

AFRICA:
Rural Moroccan countryside: Prickly pear harvest (at night Roadblock), sheep herding to the Pit Stop farm (additional task), argan oil preparation (Detour task)
Nigeria: Eyo festival Detour, cocoa themed leg with hot cocoa, chocolate fondue, and cacao nuts
Liberia: Slum charity repairs and delivering new cooking supplies, books, and clothes from a charity organization in the area (additional task), be a Aminata service station worker (Detour topic)


EUROPE:
Hungary: Attend an auction to bid for their next clue :yess: (additional task), lasers security system & holography spy task (Detour task), FIX ten Rubik's Cubes :umn: (Detour tasks)
Greece: Sacrificial personal belonging offerings for Zeus (Fast Forward), Kerkyra catacombs visit (in request of Airlinesguy :hearts:), Toga "drag" race to Pit Stop in Athens to make it a little interesting :lol3:
Italy: Visiting the record-setting giant stuffed pink bunny hidden somewhere in the Torino valleys (I'm for real on this one :o), Jester requests using flags as symbols from a Naples castle, wrong item given will result in fishy water being poured on the racer :tantrum (Roadblock), Roman Gladiators themed leg in Rome (chariot racing and jousting AKA fencing task)


ASIA:
Japan: Sushi drive-thru to order the "mystery sushi" (add. task), Deliver 3 bento boxes of sushi to each of the 5 addresses in the Tokyo area while riding a basket bike and wearing schoolgirl cosplay, featuring Ninomiya Jinja as Pit Stop location, Pachinko luck gambling as Detour task, visiting Sega Game Center
Nepal: Help 30 locals fill their buckets with clean, drinking water (add. task), visiting many Kathmandu temples and villages (basically going there would be awesome! :hearts:)
China: Visiting Tibet Auronomous region for village yak tasks (yak herding add. task, yak butter or yak fur Detour, and "my yak is broken" :lol3: Roadblock to find a Tibetan jewelry piece)
South Korea: Eat a liter-worth of very spicy kimchi (add. task or Roadblock), endure monk hardship training (Roadblock or Detour)


MEMORY FINAL LEG TASKS (with overused start/finish cities):
Flag ROADBLOCK in :conf:Chicago:conf:: Going into a 50 mph waxed wind machine with a bungee cord tied, team members must identify each visited countries' flags by their main color and color amounts. Grabbing a color palette flag placed centimeters away from the giant fan, they must return and place the palette by chronological order of how the race visited the countries. Once they have the country flag color palettes correct on all 8/9 correct countries, they will receive their next clue.
Song ADD. TASK in Los Angeles: At the recording studio, revitalized from season 10 in Ukraine, teams must create a rap about all the countries they have visited. If the sound artist approves the song, he will give teams the next clue in a form of a recording contract.
Ring toss ROADBLOCK in South Beach, Miami: At Lummus Park, team members had to toss rings :duh: onto an enlarged map inside a ring toss booth. The rings are numbered 1 - 12. Racers have to throw the rings onto the respectful pegs marking the main city or area the season has been from leg 1 to leg 12. If racers miss or it lands on the wrong peg, they have to START ALL OVER from the leg 1 ring. After getting all the rings on their proper stands, teams will receive their next clue.
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Uhm one Rubik's Cube is already really hard, *cough *cough* TAR: Live *cough*

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Uhm one Rubik's Cube is already really hard, *cough *cough* TAR: Live *cough*

Not solve :lol:, but fixing (repairing a Rubik's cube together).
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Another route:

Leg 1: USA (New York) - Ireland (Dublin)
Leg 2: Ireland - Belgium (Brussels)
Leg 3: Belgium - Sierra Leone (Freetown)
Leg 4: Sierra Leone (Rural leg)
Leg 5: Sierra Leone - Latvia (Riga)
Leg 6: Latvia - Montenegro (Kotor)
Leg 7: Montenegro - Turkey (Izmir, historical)
Leg 8: Turkey - India (Bangalore)
Leg 9: India (Bangalore)
Leg 10: India - Australia (Melbourne)
Leg 11: Australia (Outbck leg)
Leg 12: Australia - USA
switch 1 bangalore leg with Amritsar
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