Special Report

My Amazing Race (Part 3?)

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 Beautys castle” (the one below, some teams confused it with the castle above).

[N]euschwantein Castle

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

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.

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9 replies »

  1. I remember your water buffalo shot, or another like it, from years ago,it’s a beauty. My other favourite here is the Alcazar, it brings back memories of just last September when I went from Portugal for just a day!

  2. I so enjoyed your amazing race, Rommel. Some of your photos are so unforgettable. like the beckoning cats.Love your bicycle shots in Amsterdam. Your Last Call makes me want to hit the open road and just keep driving.:)

  3. Hi, really enjoyed your post. Quite a collection of photos. the Amazing Race is one of my favourite shows. Australia has even had a couple of series featuring Aussie racers. Cheers, Mark

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