Is everybody ready? Alright, let’s get this race started. The world is waiting for you….
On my mark, travel safe, Go!
The Amazing Race is a show originated in the USA where teams (usually a team of two, usually 11 teams) race around the world and do a variety of tasks to get their next “clue”. For more information, visit http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/ or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_(U.S._TV_series)
Noticed the (?) on my title.
The first time I did this, it’s all over the world just like this post. I titled it My Amazing Race – https://thesophomoreslump2.com/2012/03/24/my-amazing-race/
The second time I did this, it’s only places in California
For this post, I am only including Seasons 20 – 28, that’s to continue the first time I did this.
Starting Line – Season 27 – Venice Beach, California
Teams started the race on Venice Beach (in front of picture #2 of this gallery).
Leg 5 – Season 20 – Neuschwanstein Castle – Bavaria, Germany
The teams received their next clue which told them to “find the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty‘s castle” (the one below, some teams confused it with the castle above).
Leg 5 – Season 26 – Munich, Germany
Leg 6 – Season 27 – Paris, France
The Pit Stop was on The Arc de Triomphe (seen below).
Leg 7 – Season 24 – Rome, Italy
One team had to deliver a typewriter to “The Typewriter” (seen below) as part of their Speed Bump.
Teams had to count how many steps are there up the Spanish Steps (seen below).
The Pit Stop was on Piazza del Popolo (seen below).
Leg 8 – Season 22 – Zurich, Switzerland
Leg 9 – Season 26 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Teams had to maneuver a hot tub-slash-boat through the canals while solving picture puzzles.
Leg 10 – Season 24 – Sevilla, Spain
Teams visited the Patio de las Doncellas inside Real Alcázar (seen below) to get their next clue.
Leg 10 to 12 – Season 25 – Manila, Philippines
On Leg 10, teams had to use a plow attached to a water buffalo (seen below) while searching for their next clue.
Leg 11 -Gotokuji Temple & Shibuya Crossing – Tokyo, Japan
Teams had to search through a collection of maneki-neko, or beckoning cats (seen below), to find their next clue.
Teams had to search the Shibuya Scramble Crossing (seen below) for a moving vending machine that held their next clue.
Leg 12 – Finish Line – Las Vegas, Nevada
During the roadblock, team members had to take a part of a magic stunt with David Copperfield.
Finish Line – Santa Barbara, California – Season 28
Last Call …
This is the third installment of my Special Reports before getting to #400.