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I was looking through Twitter and came across this tweet:

rinaz ‏@rinaz 5h5 hours ago
New blog post : http://rinaz.net/2014/10/pechino-express/ … Italian version of The Amazing Race in Singapore!


Interesting! So I went to http://rinaz.net/2014/10/pechino-express/. I found a fairly detailed story with lots of pictures about the show Pechino Express. It sounds like an Italian clone of Pékin Express. Pechino is Italian for Beijing. Traveling frugally, having to get help from the local people to move forward in the race, etc. At first glance it may not be as hardcore as Pékin Express. It was in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur while Pékin Express (in my limited exposure) has gone to rural areas more than large cities. It appears that Pechino Express has already run 6-7 episodes and have 2 left before the end of the season. I don't know if there were any earlier seasons.

I'm at work and can't explore this further right now. So the details are up to others to dig up, unless I can later. I did find the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PechinoExpress. More pictures there and more info in Italian. I haven't tried to translate it yet. Also, they have a web page at http://www.pechinoexpress.rai.it. I haven't explored that much at all.

This also appears to solve one of my mystery sightings from last July in Kuala Lumpur, though I didn't see the woman in the picture in the Pechino Express pictures.
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 03:59:36 PM »
For information, the french version of this reality tv show is deleted after 10 seasons due to low ratings.


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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 12:03:20 PM »
Apparently Pechino Express is currently filming their next season in Ecuador.

Wladimir Peńa ‏@amortiWado 13h13 hours ago
#PechioExpress rodaje en Ecuador de la versión Italiana de the amazing race. #CineYTvDeMiVida #DiarioVer https://instagram.com/p/30FlNTzPOf/
8:22 PM - 11 Jun 2015


This translates to

The Italian version of the Amazing Race is filming in Ecuador.

I can't capture instagram images but it shows a man standing in front of a Pechino Express Banner, what looks like a red photo shoot backdrop area with several cameras set up and 2 packbacks labelled "Roberto" and Fariba".

The Facebook page and rai.it homepage for the show don't show any updates since I posted the above last fall.

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 10:34:29 AM »
The Spanish fifth season finished this Monday.
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 06:09:41 PM »
Italian version of the amazing race ??

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Surfed Warriewood this morning. Came out of the water and was surrounded by film crews. " The Amazing Race - Italy " were recording there, so keep an eye out for me in the background if you watch Italian tv. arrivederci from sheffo


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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2016, 08:02:40 PM »
Danilo Preciado ‏@DaniloPreciado 34 min

#Tipico Y en la carretera te encuentras con unos participanyes de un reality italiano tipo #AmazingRace, les ayudas a llegar a Santa Marta y sales en TV italiana!!

Typical And in the road you met with some participants from an Italian reality like #AmazingRace, you help them to reach Santa Marta and you appear on Italian TV.

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 08:19:22 AM »
Here's a possible sighting of some version of TAR filming in the Philippines. If it's real, I don't know if it's TAR Israel, but they are the only version filming now that I'm aware of. I've asked for more information in English. All his tweets are in Filipino, so I don't know if he will respond.

ker‏ @CorLesMiranda  5h5 hours ago
 OMG may mga contestant ng The Amazing Race dito sa Guimba. Dunno kung anong country😍😍😍😍


Google translates this as
OMG with contestants of The Amazing Race in Guimba. Dunno what country

Tweets in reply:

LostBoy‏ @UltraaVioleeet  4h4 hours ago
Replying to @CorLesMiranda
Kita mo din? HAHAH

ker‏ @CorLesMiranda  35m35 minutes ago
 yisss. saan sila nagpunta dito?

LostBoy‏ @UltraaVioleeet  22m22 minutes ago
 Ewan ko. Nakita kolang na nagtatanong tanong sila.


Translates as

LostBoy‏ @UltraaVioleeet  4h4 hours ago
See also? HAHAH

ker‏ @CorLesMiranda  33m33 minutes ago
yisss. Where did they come here?

LostBoy‏ @UltraaVioleeet  22m22 minutes ago
I do not know. Kolang seen asking questions.


Guimba is in Central Luzon about 75 miles north of Manila and appears to be an agricultural area.



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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 08:23:01 AM »
Only a few miles away from the above:

Julia Alaena Denise‏
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Amazing Race Italy in CLSU!!! WOW
12:26 AM - 21 May 2017 from Llanera, Central Luzon


Replies to her tweet:
Mark Macapagal  💉‏ @mrkjmsmcpgl16  5h5 hours ago
Replying to @alaenadenise
True?

 Julia Alaena Denise‏ @alaenadenise  4h4 hours ago
More
 True! Nasa Guimba 'yung isang challenge
True! In Guimba 'was a challenge

Mark Macapagal  💉‏ @mrkjmsmcpgl16  2h2 hours ago
More
 Nice! Hahaha sana may international artist na kasali
Nice! D would have involved international artists


I haven't heard of Amazing race Italy, so I'll post this here thinking that it could be TAR Israel. Unless it's some version of Pekin Express.

CLSU may be Central Luzon State University, which is nearby both mentioned locations.
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 08:55:33 AM »
"Kolang" actually means "I only" so he's saying that he only saw teams asking and nothing else :tup:

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 09:47:07 AM »
I'm not present in the Philippines actually, but I'm currently on vacation here in Japan as a tourist. I did not know there are sightings in TAR Israel visited my country.
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 09:49:35 AM »
Another apparent sighting though I can't tell where she's located. She did have a picture of a blonde woman with a red backpack carrying a baby goat apparently asking the driver of a car some questions. The woman tweeting was apparently a passenger in the car. Also another picture of 2 racers in front of a sign that says Central Luzon State University. Not sure if we need permission to post the pictures so I've forwarded it Peach.

jezana‏ @jezanabagares  7h7 hours ago
???? AMAZING RACE BA TALAGA YON????

???? AMAZING RACE REALLY ???? YON

jezana‏ @jezanabagares  7h7 hours ago
Replying to @jezanabagares
may mga kano na may kasamang cameraman dito sa cl 😂😂😂 nang aambush sila ng sasakyan di ko kaya 😂😂

with the Americans with a cameraman in cl 😂😂😂 when they aambush car so I 😂😂

jezana‏ @jezanabagares  7h7 hours ago
 yaaaaaa meron pa nga eh isang group nakasakay sa truck ng cl ohh so italy pala 😂

yaaaaaa meron pa nga eh a group riding in the truck cl ohh so italy shovel 😂

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 10:23:12 AM »
Frm the sighting above comments:

1)Tinanong pa kame kung pwede namin silang ihatid somewhere, kaso puno ang sasakyan namin! Sayang.


2) They going to guimba

Translation needed...the one I get is .... ???
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2017, 10:25:09 AM »
Have no idea who this is... Nice if we could figure that out!
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2017, 10:28:06 AM »
Guimba is a municipality in the Philippines.

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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 10:40:36 AM »


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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2017, 10:42:27 AM »
Translate please?

1)Tinanong pa kame kung pwede namin silang ihatid somewhere, kaso puno ang sasakyan namin! Sayang.

Really odd she is saying "with the Americans" ??? ??? ???
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 10:51:45 AM »


peach do you see chain on them i cant see that only way we could confirm
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2017, 10:53:21 AM »
Well, some who aren't aware of this version would see this version and just assume they're American.

Israel? I thought we saw this team in NYC.

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2017, 12:10:57 PM »
Another tweet:

Alba Orbil‏ @GladSheet  10h10 hours ago
Ang daming Americans sa CL. Live telecast. Amazing race. :D Katuwa lang.
12:05 AM - 21 May 2017


There are many Americans in CL. Live telecast. Amazing race. : D Katuwa only.

I'm assuming that CL means Central Luzon. @GladSheet lists their location  as Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, which is in the same province as the other sightings.

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 05:14:25 PM »
Translate please?

1)Tinanong pa kame kung pwede namin silang ihatid somewhere, kaso puno ang sasakyan namin! Sayang.

Really odd she is saying "with the Americans" ??? ??? ???

I am a native Tagalog speaker and so I can translate it to English.

We were asked if we allow them to accompany somewhere, because our vehicle is full! Oh its so bad.
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2017, 05:42:34 PM »
ahhh...this could be that one that makes them beg rides? Not TAR but.... Who knows this??

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2017, 11:56:52 PM »
Nice to see HaMerotz in the Philippines. And carrying pigs around city streets? Fun! Also nice to see them in a non-major touristy province.

Ah! Might be Pechino Express?  :D Either way, nice to see the Philippines visited.
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2017, 12:18:22 AM »
I am thinking this is Pekin Express but no proof either way...Could use some help!
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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2017, 02:13:12 AM »
In the replies I think of the Facebook post, one person posted pics with a team and hashtagged Pechino Express and Italy.

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Re: Pechino Express - The Italian Version of Pékin Express
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2017, 02:20:01 AM »
Okay thanks! I'll move it to the Italian Pekin Express thread..


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