The perverse desire for spoilers on the internet is an unexpected product of the information age, and something I can't imagine anyone anticipated when the internet was born from the solar-powered brain stew of Al Gore. Can you imagine how angry people would be if internet spoiler reports popped up for Empire Strikes Back
in 1980 (Vader is Luke's father!), or for TV shows like Dallas
. People would be irate, and for good reason. I contend that even people who love reading spoilers, who consciously seek them out, lose some enjoyment of the product they're spoiling. TV spoilers are ubiquitous at this point, but for reality shows they're generally kept under wraps pretty well. The Amazing Race
usually does a good job keeping things a secret, but they made an interesting decision this year – for The Amazing Race 13
, CBS released the entire season map. We know where the teams will be going for every single leg and in what order. You can check it out below.
The Amazing Race is available on Amazon Prime.
First, here's the actual map of The Amazing Race 13
Here's the list of legs:
Leg 1: Los Angeles, CA to Salvador, Brazil
Leg 2: Salvador, Brazil to Fortaleza, Brazil
Leg 3: Fortaleza, Brazil to La Paz, Bolivia
Leg 4: La Paz, Bolivia to Te Puke, New Zealand
Leg 5: Te Puke, New Zealand to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Leg 6: Siem Riep, Cambodia to New Delhi, India
Leg 7: New Delhi, India to Old Dehli, India
Leg 8: Old Delhi, India to Almaty, Kazakhstan
Leg 9: Almaty, Kazakhstan to Moscow, Russia
Leg 10: Moscow, Russia
Leg 11: Moscow, Russia to Portland, Oregon
It's a cool season. Interestingly, there's no Africa or Europe (well, there's Moscow, but that's barely Europe) this season, with a lot of time being spent in Asia. I'm very interested to see Kazakhstan (I wonder if the Amazing Race
producers were inspired by Borat) and Cambodia. The India legs should be cool – I bet the teams make a trip to the Taj Mahal. Sunday's episode will see the teams head to La Paz, Bolivia, which is one of the coolest cities in the world. It's a high-altitude city (the highest world capitol, I believe), and it's situated inside a ring of mountains.
(I want to thank BuddyTV reader NiftyNoodle for pointing out the existence of this map to me.)
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Source and Image Courtesy of CBS)