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Offline clemsonbeav

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Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« on: July 06, 2015, 01:23:38 PM »
I keep waiting on them to visit Madrid, and don't know why they've never gone.  Western Europe, capital city...seems like all the pieces are there.

What are some other major cities that would be great potential candidates, but have never been visited?

(Note, I'm talking the US version.)

Others:
Montreal, Toronto - but these seem to be prey to TAR's seeming disinterest in visiting Canada.  Oops.  They went there in the Family edition.
Dublin (another Western European capital city without a visit...)

(Note, the purpose of this thread isn't necessarily a wishlist, which is why I didn't post it in another thread.  The point was to compile a list of non-visited (major, potential) cities.  Feel free to lock/move if this seems redundant.)
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 02:09:02 PM »
Melbourne, Australia
Frankfurt, Germany
Nassau, Bahamas
Bogota, Colombia
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Busan, South Korea


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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2015, 02:33:42 PM »
Both Montreal and Toronto were visited in the family edition.

Oops!  Shows how much that edition has stuck in my mind...

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 02:34:27 PM »
Canada was really more for back in the old days when they used to pack an extra country into the final leg (I kinda miss those days).

Really can't think of any. A couple came to mind: Casablanca, Morocco; Helsinki, Finland (a country which by the way has yet to get 1 Pit Stop, unlike the rest of Scandinavia), but Wiki says they were both visited for like 1 task.

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 03:37:18 PM »
Bangalore, India and Naples, Italy
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 04:37:12 PM »
Sapporo, Japan
Vladivostock, Russia
Koh Samui, Thailand (I know they held Elimination Station there, but why not the leg? Another Thailand's island choice rather than Phuket)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Adelaide & Melbourne & Hobart, Australia

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 05:38:44 PM »
There was a quick stop in Adelaide in TAR2...they landed, then signed up for flights to Coober Pedy in the outback.  (But that's it...practically non-visited.)

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2015, 05:42:36 PM »
Manaus, Brazil could be added (Amazon).

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 07:12:34 PM »
I could add several brazilian cities.

Manaus, Brazil
Goiânia, Brazil
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Brasília, Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil (near Foz do Iguaçu)
Florianópolis, Brazil (beautiful!)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2015, 07:26:40 PM »
Chongqing, China (Is the CR episode worth watching?)

Jakarta, Indonesia (Asia 1's very first elimination, yet every other major Javanese city between 19-23 instead?)

Fukuoka, Japan (Avenge Sawaka and Daichi!)

Thessaloniki, Greece (Only after Athens 2.0, Santorini, Crete, Kefalonia, etc. given the show's priorities.)

Antwerp, Belgium (Endless Dutch trips when the Flemish side has just one season under its belt?)

Nairobi, Kenya (5 had no tasks there and 22 would've been far more watchable here rather than the site of Brian and Greg's last stand.)

Guayaquil, Ecuador (Just as a launching point for a premiere/penultimate leg in the Galapagos.)

Vancouver, Canada (Fat chance of it beating Australia 2 and Canada 1's episodes, but still.)


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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2015, 04:57:19 AM »
I'm kind of surprised but somewhat not that Wellington, New Zealand hasn't been visited yet.
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2015, 09:03:36 AM »
Shenzhen, China
Kyoto, Japan
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2015, 10:25:46 AM »
I used Wikipedia to look at the 50 most populous world capitals, and then saw whether or not TAR:US had visited.  Of the top 50, TAR has visited most.  Here are the rest:

Improbable - (capitals of) Iran, Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, D.R. of the Congo, North Korea, Afghanistan, Jordan, Cuba, Venezuela, Sudan

Possible (population ranking in parenthesis) -
Jakarta, Indonesia (5) - only a previous airport visit
Ankara, Turkey (17)
Madrid, Spain (24)
Nairobi, Kenya (31) - only a previous airport visit
Brasilia, Brazil (32)
Luanda, Angola (35)
Pretoria, South Africa (36)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (38)
Rabat, Morocco (45)
Minsk, Belarus (50)

Now, there's nothing special about going to the capital of these countries.  Indeed, TAR:US has visited Turkey, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, and Morocco, so perhaps a visit to the capital would be superfluous.  (I disagree, especially with Spain...but I'm biased, being a Spanish teacher.)  And some of you may think some of my 'possibles' should be 'improbables' (Angola, Uzbekistan, Belarus, among others perhaps).  But this list isn't meant to be anything definitive...simply informative with slight biases from my opinion.  Also, note that my cut-off at 50 was merely arbitrary.  i.e. I got tired of doing the list.  :)

Anyway, perhaps you'll find it interesting.

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2015, 03:19:19 PM »
Russia:
Yekaterinburg
Nizhny Novgorod
Kazan
Chelyabinsk
Samara
Omsk
Rostov-na-Donu
Ufa
Perm
Voronezh
Volgograd
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 03:23:03 PM »
Izmir, Turkey
Busan, South Korea
Alexandria, Egypt
Yokohama, Japan
Nanjing, China
Urumqi, China

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2015, 03:35:54 PM »
Izmir, Turkey
Busan, South Korea
Alexandria, Egypt
Yokohama, Japan
Nanjing, China
Urumqi, China

As much as I hate to say it due to how cool of a country it is, we'll never see Egypt again, it's too politically unstable now. The producers even said it's on the blacklist.

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2015, 04:29:44 PM »
Riga, Latvia
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
[/size]Dublin, Ireland
[/size]Frankfurt, Germany
[/size]Madrid, Spain
[/size]Valencia, Spain
Vladivostok, Russia
Sapporo, Japan
Fukuoka, Japan
Busan, South Korea
Jeju Island, South Korea
Jakarta, Indonesia
Adelaide/Melbourne/Hobart/Canberra, Australia
Wellington, New Zealand
Harbin/Changchun, China
Ottawa, Canada
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Manaus, Brazil
Port Elizabeth/East London, South Africa
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2015, 08:25:28 AM »
Cebu City, Philippines
Davao City, Philippines (which is now the 5th safest city in the world thanks to Mayor Duterte)  :<3
Vancouver, Canada
Kyoto, Japan
Dublin, Ireland
Ghent, Belgium
Strasbourg, France
Madrid, Spain
Doha, Qatar
Amman, Jordan
Durban, South Africa
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Gold Coast, Australia
Naha, Japan
Halifax, Canada
Nassau, Bahamas

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2015, 11:26:10 AM »
Not really a major city, but this province is a major thing in international versions of TAR: Albay.

Why? The US TAR needs a version of Jig and Pig. :grins:

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2015, 11:49:46 AM »
A few have mentioned Vladivostok, Russia. I forgot about that one.

(Its a good-sized city way over on the Asian east coast of Russia. And I really know nothing about it.)

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2015, 06:11:41 PM »
Jakarta, Indonesia
Brugge, Belgium
Minsk, Belarus
Sarajevo, Bosnia
genk, croatia
rotterdam, the netherland
manchester, UK
Melbourne, Aus
Bogota, Colombia
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Sofia, Bulgaria
Medan, Indonesia
Jenewa, Switzerland
Malmo, Sweden
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2015, 07:59:58 PM »
How about Puerto Princesa, Palawan here in the Philippines?
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2015, 12:25:57 AM »
How about Puerto Princesa, Palawan here in the Philippines?
Also, Cebu and Davao.  :cheer:
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2015, 07:31:05 AM »
What about "Rothenburg ob der Tauber"? Some say fairy tales comes from this town! (I think.  :meh)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothenburg_ob_der_Tauber

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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2015, 08:43:33 AM »
I have to support my country, so here are some:

Madrid, Spain.
Valencia, Spain.
Canary Islands, Spain.
Bilbao, Spain.
Granada, Spain.
Zaragoza, Spain.
I have to say where I live, Tarragona, Spain. A lot of Roman Architecture, beaches, PortAventura... :P

Btw, some other countries:

Nairobi, Kenya.
Vancouver, Canada.
Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Melbourne, Australia.
Kyoto, Japan.
Dublin, Ireland.
What about Riviera Maya, Mexico? xD
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Re: Major Cities Never Visited (but could easily be visited)
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2015, 11:09:01 AM »
Some capital cities

- Astana, Kazakhstan (host city of Expo 2017)
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Gaborone, Botswana
- Kigali, Rwanda
- Managua, Nicaragua
- Pretoria and Bloemfontein, South Africa
- Suva, Fiji
- Zagreb, Croatia


Global cities (i.e. most important) that have not been visitied (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city):

- Frankfurt, Germany
- Madrid, Spain
- Jakarta, Indonesia (no proper visit)
- Dublin, Ireland