Amazing Race Talk-LEG 10 (9/7)

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  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

    Mar 23, 2002
    Major airports, train stations and tourist sites are often used by touts (confidence men) and scam artists looking to prey on visitors, often by creating a distraction. Taxi drivers and others, including train porters, may solicit travelers with "come-on" offers of cheap transportation and/or hotels. Travelers accepting such offers have often found themselves the victims of scams, including offers to assist with "necessary" transfers to the domestic airport, disproportionately expensive hotel rooms, unwanted "tours" to houseboats in Kashmir, unwelcome "purchases," and even threats when the tourists try to decline to pay. The Embassy generally suggests U.S. citizens use pre-paid taxis, however, the recent murder and robbery of a foreign woman traveling alone in a pre-paid taxi contracted at the New Delhi airport (the perpetrator was caught almost immediately) demonstrates the need for caution even when using such taxis to be sure they are properly licensed. Many hotels have courtesy cars that can be arranged in advance to pick up passengers at the airport, which may be another relatively secure alternative. Arriving passengers in New Delhi will find a tourist office at the airport to assist with onward transportation and travel arrangements.

    Travelers should also exercise care when hiring transportation and/or guides and use only well known travel agents to book trips. Some scam artists have lured travelers by displaying their name on a sign when they leave the airport. Another popular scam is to drop money or to squirt something on the clothing of an unsuspecting traveler and during the distraction to rob them of their valuables. Individual tourists have also been given drugged drinks or tainted food to make them more vulnerable to theft, particularly at train stations. Even food or drink purchased in front of the traveler from a canteen or vender could be tainted. To protect against robbery of personal belongings, it is best not to accept food or drink from strangers.

    On the next episode of The Amazing Race:

    [size=+2]They're Screwing the Helmet to my Head--It Can't Be Good[/size]
    • The teams travel to Rotorua, New Zealand.
    • Two Teams go head to head at the airport, vying for the last two available seats on an important flight.
    • Realizing they have failed to secure a good flight, Kami & Karli try lying to ticket agents as a strategy. Will it work, or will they find themselves far behind?
    • An argument spurred by one Racer's driving develops into a bigger fight that tests one Team's relationship. Will it affect their performance on this leg of the Race?
    • Fear is not an option for several Racers, who chose a Detour that plunges them headfirst into powerful whitewater rapids.
  2. cdru

    cdru Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2003
    I wish that the producers would have a little clock down off to the side for each team. The way last nights show was edited, it looked like Brandon/Nicole spent hours looking for the clue in the mud while the twins spent relatively little time. Now it could be that is just the way it was edited and in reality BN could have spent 10 minutes and the twins hours. But without times it's hard to get an accurate gauge how they are doing relative to other players.
  3. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 5, 2002
    I wish that the producers would have a little clock down off to the side for each team.

    Well, then you wouldn't have the drama and tension. After all, they were making it appear that Chip/Kim and the twins were neck and neck, both racing from the detour to the roadblock. But in reality they were nowhere close to the same times, as the twins were going down the hill as it was getting dark, while Chip and Kim had ample daylight.
  4. sorahl

    sorahl Godfather/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Oct 24, 2002
    does anyone have this episode recorded ? can you make a mpeg file of the last 10 minutes? we got prempted by the Yankees.

  5. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

    Mar 23, 2002
    Departure from pit stop:
    1. Colin & Christie (FP-3 5 6 8 9, FF#1-5) - 2:35 AM
    2. Chip & Kim (FP-1 7) - 2:37 AM
    3. Linda & Karen (LP-5 6) - 3:25 AM
    4. Kimi & Karlie (LP-2 4 7 8) - 4:38 AM
      [*]Brandon & Nicole (FP-2, LP-9) - 6:07 AM
    Time Differential: 3:32
    Money given: $45

    Arrival at pit stop:
    1. Colin & Christie (FP-3 5 6 8-10, FF#1-5)
    2. Linda & Karen (LP-5 6)
    3. Brandon & Nicole (FP-2, LP-9)
    4. Chip & Kim (FP-1 7, LP-10)
    5. Kimi & Karlie (LP-2 4 7 8)

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