The Amazing Race – Racing In Istanbul
Paul and Steve set off from the the pit stop first in Istanbul and made it to the turkish bath to scrub each other down to reveal their next clue as it was in the soap.
After being initially shy they got into the traditional turkish way of washing.
Michelle and Jo said it was some peoples fantasies to have to two twins scrubbing each other. Also they met Sam and Sticky fantasies and Sam suggested they swap partners. They declined, however Sam made sure he was going to get a good eyeful as he was being scrubbed. I note they did not suggest a swap when the italian sisters arrived at the baths.
Grace and Joseph said it was awkward but they got on with it.
Once the soap had been whittled away it said there was a detour.
The choice was between shine or design. Shine was to polish ten customers shoes for four lire each, and design was to identify a pattern on a rug in a carpet shop.
Suffice to say most teams chose Shine.
Paul and Steve were there first and had a hard time finding customers however they did finish before anyone else arrived, but they then hit an intersection where they had to wait for the next team to arrive to complete the challenge.
Karma came and bit them as they had earlier yielded Michelle and Jo.
The girls had made up the time on the challenge as they had turkish men lining up to have their shoes polished by blondes. Grace was not having quite as much luck as she thought her flirtatious manner might work. She probably did not realise that she looked Turkish and the conservative country may not have liked to have seen one of their “compatriots” acting in that way.
At the carpet shop the coppers found Sticky and Sam’s rug and showed them. They in turned stayed and helped until the coppers decided to swap tasks
The italian girls were opportunistic were wanting to do some quality perving and they thought the shine challenge delivered. It is a wonder her head didn’t explode when she saw the guys oiled up for the oil wrestling challenge. They are a lot of fun.
Finally James and Sarah, and Tarryn and Ross got to leave the pit stop after their four hour penalty for not completing the roadblock in the last episode. Tarryn and Ross would have to come first in the leg, which was looking unlikely, or get a 30 minute time penalty at the pit stop.
Sarah and James were having fun at the bath house, and I did notice Ross was caught on camera ogling Sarah in her bikini.
The cheerleaders got to the intersection and decided not to have a crack at the boys about being yielded and just got on with to the oil wrestling challenge. Where the four of them were oiled up going head to head against wrestlers to grab a genie lamp.
This was always going to be a tad dangerous and Michelle got belted around the neck and went down injured. This time the camera man did get the money shot of the hit.
It was off to the Roadblock where they had to twirl for five minutes. Jo thought it was going to be easy as it was a twirling dance. Steve did it for Paul and he was quite smart as he kept his eyes in one spot to stop getting dizzy.
Jo fell over and had to do it again.
Steve finished first and got to the pit stop first and won a Bing Lee package. Jo finished twirling and looked like she was about to puke but they did manage to make it to the pit stop second.
Tarryn and Ross got out of the detour before Sarah and James however had to wait for them at the Intersection and this was the nail in their coffin.
1. Paul and Steve
2. Michelle and Jo
3. Joseph and Grace
4. Sticky and Sam
5. Lucy and Emilia
6. Shane and Andrew
7. Sarah and James
8. Tarryn and Ross were eliminated.