Author Topic: HaMerotz LaMillion 9 (TAR ISRAEL) News, Media & Discussion of *spoilers*  (Read 12907 times)

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Offline Maanca

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As was the case with previous seasons, could we assume Iceland is leg 2 and they had one in Israel?

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The teams were still in Israel on Monday waiting to start. They could have done a leg in Israel on Tuesday or Wednesday and we missed it, or the first leg started in Iceland.


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So far the route is Israel -> Iceland -> Spain -> Morocco. Heading Westward to the Americas would make sense. I wonder if they possibly could’ve picked up the original Brazilian and American legs for TARAUS5?

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Here's a summary.

Thursday May 11: Teams were spotted in Reykjavik.
Saturday May 13: Photo of U-Turn vote board displaying 13 teams was posted. Yehuda also posted a shout-out to a friend back home on his IG story in a van.
Sunday May 14: 12 teams were spotted in Malaga, Spain.
Monday May 15: Teams were spotted in Tangier, Morocco.
Tuesday May 16: Certain this was a rest day.

I can't find any info confirming a leg in Israel, but I'm also not 100% on two Iceland legs outside of the one U-Turn photo. It is possible that Hallgrímskirkja (location of U-Turn vote) was the Pit Stop for the first leg. Teams then voted outside the church for the second leg and went out to the glaciers. If this is true, then we started with 14 teams and might not have any NELs.

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If memory serves correctly this will be the first visit to the Arab world! I wonder how they will approach this?
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If memory serves correctly this will be the first visit to the Arab world! I wonder how they will approach this?

I checked the list of countries they've been to, and yeah it is. It'll be an interesting leg from their perspective.

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Israel and Morocco began normalizing relations in 2020 as part of the Abraham Accords. Would not be surprising if they also go to Bahrain and UAE in the future. Would be a nice step forward for the countries.

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^

It would also be neat if Oman were to streamline relations as well, seeing as its last visit by any edition was/is much further back than the seasons in the thirties, i.e. just before the shift to HD.

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After looking at Yehuda’s instagram, are we even sure that Victoria Falls is confirmed?

The only thing we can say with absolute certainty is that Yehuda attended a concert at Victoria Falls. At the same time, a DJ posted an IG story with Yehuda dated two weeks ago.

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17966662535386053/


I'm not usually in these parts but it looks like Yehuda was in Zambia a few days ago (possibly Victoria Falls) https://www.instagram.com/p/CsZLRW1M251/

The same person who tagged Yehuda also arrived in Zambia two weeks ago and likely posted a photo dump after leaving.

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18365419483010488/

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Final 5 looks like 1 MM team, 1 FF team and 3 MF. Guessing most of these teams left were last sighted in Morocco

MM is Yiftach & Sahar.


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Vietnam was F5 according to the voting board. If today's India sightings are Israel, it's probably the last country.

With the network change, I wonder if they'll still do as Israel's normally done in past seasons? The race won't actually be finished, they'll wrap it up for a few weeks and run the final part at home.


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Vietnam was F5 according to the voting board. If today's India sightings are Israel, it's probably the last country.

Teams in India aren’t a match to Israel. It’s Australia.

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Vietnam was F5 according to the voting board. If today's India sightings are Israel, it's probably the last country.

Teams in India aren’t a match to Israel. It’s Australia.
This is the confusion  ,I was talking about ..now wait when usa hits the rff

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Any update(s) on the rumoured Sofia visit?

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Any update(s) on the rumoured Sofia visit?

That's what I'd like to know. This is already one of the best routes of a TAR in the last 5 years. A brand new country would push it to the top.

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I got nothing.

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Huh. We all knew this season would get a delay with the war going on, I didn't think we'd see it for a while yet.

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They’re saying that this season will visit the most countries out of any single season of TAR globally. Think the previous record was 12.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C8Z-HuGozJc/

Goes without saying that we missed a few countries. For example, Mongolia.