The Amazing Race – From Siberia to India
The teams in tonight’s episode were going from the cold of Siberia to the heat and chaos of India. They were to fly to Jaipur otherwise known as the pink city. It did not matter where you were in the pecking order of leaving the pitstop as they were all on the same plane to India.
The cheerleaders on their arrival in Jaipur showed they were no bimbos by asking the taxi drivers at the airport whether they had enough fuel in the car, something the hostesses should have done as they had to stop for petrol and ended up being lagging behind for the rest of the leg.
Mike and Mel had the taxi driver curse, something that struck quite a few teams tonight, when their driver disappeared and they could not get their stuff out of the boot, to get another driver. They were last out of the airport.
A couple of the teams found their first time in India overwhelming with Luke and one of the cheerleaders weeping at some of the sights they were seeing.
They had to go to some tree in a village and Victor and Tammy got there first. However the usual clue box was not there and they had to get the clue by ringing a number on a red phone. They worked it out pretty quickly, the same cannot be said for the other teams. Clearly they thought it was normal that there is a red phone under a tree in the middle of freaking nowhere! The Airline hostesses at least queried why it was there so at least worked out it was there for a reason.
Roadblock – Care for Camel
The roadbloc was to collect feed and water for some camels. Victor was first to start and finish.
Mike was worried if his father Mel was even going to survive this challenge as he huffed and puffed in the field. However Mel had read the clue properly and saw the bigger basket to use for the feed rather than the steel bucket and ended up streaking into second place.
The midget stuntmen who arrived with the pack were second last to leave. This team has been underwhelming the whole time, now I know the philsophy is you are still in the race if you don’t finish last, however they have yet to even look like giving the top three a shake. There brain capacity seems to be the same size as the height – stunted.
Anyway it was detour time and they had the choice between Movers or Shakers
Movers – the teams had to move containers of hay by bicycle and then at the end looking through all the hay to find a small silver elephant.
Shakers – the teams must dress up in traditional clothes and dance for tips to make 100 rupees to get their next clue.
Victor and Tammy were first there and chose to do shaker and therefore were the first team to the pitstop at Jaigarah Fort.
All of teams did shakers except the dwarf stuntmen which was the bit of luck the hosties were hoping for. Would they be able to complete the speedbump of decorating an elephant (a task only they had to complete) while the bumbling blokes did their detour?
In fact the air hostesses finished the detour first but their taxi driver must have stuffed up on the way to the fort and they came in last. And in their exit interview in Reality Wanted they confirm a bad driver cost them the race as they arrived only a couple of minutes after the guys.