The current season of The Amazing Race
is well underway, and thanks to a bunch of twists (the show's first double-elimination leg, for instance) and pretty strong teams (hello, Andy and Tommy) this season is shaping up to be a good watch.
However, while we watch the show for the tasks and the drama, we also watch the show for the destinations -- we are all armchair travelers, after all -- and we have spoilers on where the race is headed next. You know, just in case you have a knack for organizing TAR viewing parties and want to plan as far ahead as possible. Goes without saying: The Amazing Race spoilers ahead!
So, after this week's leg in Bangkok, Thailand -- where we'll see an elephant-related detour and more trouble for Liz and Marie, as the promos suggest -- where are we headed next?
Next week sees TAR leave Asia and head to Africa, and to Malawi, one of the world's least-developed countries. An unlikely country to go to, unless you factor in the show's penchant for having their racers realize how better off they are (which they always did in India). However, the country has a vibrant culture: dance is a major part of many of the country's traditions. I'm guessing we'll see a dance-related task. Here's hoping we don't see a Dan and Andrew-type breakdown.
The Amazing Race spoilers are also suggesting a second African stop, to the country of Kenya. That would make sense, since the racers would need an easy way to the next destination country...
And hello to the country Kierkegaard and The Ugly Duckling! The Amazing Race then heads to Denmark, for the first time in the show's history. Sopecifically, they're headed to the capital of Copenhagen, and the town of Hillerod. The Amazing Race spoilers suggest there'll be another dance-related task there. Two in a row's pretty unlikely, but I'm hearing there are costumes involved...
The show then heads to Belgium, where the racers will perform tasks in the capital, Brussels. One of the reported Pit Stops is the Atomium, a 300-foot statue built for the 1958 World's Fair.
The race's South American stop this season is Panama, last visited during TAR's Family Edition. I'm guessing the tasks will be more daring than that season's "collect musical instruments" thing.
And Finally, Home!
The final Pit Stop on this season of The Amazing Race is in Atlanta.
So, you've an idea of where we're headed next -- but what will the teams do while there? And which team do you think will survive the longest? My money's still on Andy and Tommy.
The Amazing Race airs Sundays at 8pm on CBS.