Like Being Dropped on Mars
Last time, 12 teams gathered, but only 11
would start the Race. Eric & Lisa were the first team ever eliminated at
the starting line. That would take them to Japan and Vietnam. In Japan,
Meghan & Cheyne were the first to arrive, while Maria & Tiffany were the
last to arrive in an NEL. During their stay in Vietnam, the poker
players were outed as such, Gary & Matt were the first to hit the mat,
and Garrett & Jessica were eliminated. The Race continues from Cai Be,
BASSAC III RIVERBOAT
CAI BE, VIETNAM
0545 LOCAL TIME
First up, the Bassac III picked up anchor
and headed to the next destination, Mito, Vietnam. Next clue takes Gary
& Matt from the docks of Mito to...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM!
Take a taxi to Ho Chi Minh
City. Once there, search for the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre.
Charm the Water Dragon. Your next clue is on the tip of his tongue.
You have some money for this leg of the
One by one, the teams find cabs to Ho Chi
Minh City. Keri thinks that they're already in Ho Chi Minh City... Yeah,
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
First to the theatre are Flight Time &
Big Easy. They had to be quick to grab the clue, which, again due to the
Vietnamese flag, is in yellow and white instead of Race colors. The clue
itself... a stamp of the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, one kilometer up
At the post office, Flight Time & Big
Easy are the first on the Race to arrive at a...
CHILD'S PLAY or
CHILD'S PLAY: Make your way to
Cong Vien Tao Dan and choose a concrete animal from a local kiosk.
Transport the large and unwieldy animal throughout the park
collecting balloons from five vendors. Once you've reached the
children's playground, the attendant will hand you your next clue.
WORD PLAY: Make your way to a
local hotel and search for the observation deck. Once there, you
will have to scan the congested traffic for Vietnamese letters that,
when unscrambled, will reveal "DOC LAP", the well-known Vietnamese
word for "independence."
And it turns out that the Post Office is
a little longer than one kilometer. A taxi was a good idea.
Flight Time & Big Easy go with Child's
Play, and drag a ram across the park.
More teams arrive at the theatre to charm
the dragon. It's a little tougher than giving the eye. Meanwhile, Lance
& Keri are... doing it all wrong again. They finally look at the bullet
to see the stamp inside.
Brian & Ericka are stuck in traffic,
while Zev & Justin arrive at the Detour. One after the other, we go to
the park, except for Marcy & Ron, who head for the hotel.
Flight Time & Big Easy finish with the
Detour and are the first to get this clue...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
DIEN CO 008!
Make your way to Dien Co 008 at
the intersection of Durong Vinh Vien and Durong Ly Thurong Kiet to
find your next clue.
The rest of the teams go to the park to
complete the Detour while Marcy & Ron go to the hotel and quickly
collect the letters... but one of them is wrong.
Meanwhile, it's a Race at the park to
collect balloons and keep their animals whole. Zev & Justin drop their
giraffe, and one of his magical horns is broken off. Not good... The
giraffe turns out to be a mistake. The rules state that if a piece of
your animal breaks, you have to pick it up.
Marcy & Ron finally get all their letters
in a row. Now to unscramble.
The animals are flying out of the kiosk
at the park, and the balloons are flying out of the hands of their
attendants. And teams are flying to the next clue.
And once again, Lance & Keri are doing it
Marcy & Ron have yet to ask a local to
help them out with the Detour. Meanwhile, Flight Time & Big Easy are the
first to arrive at...
WHO'S READY FOR A
Using a menagerie of tools, one
person from each team must break down two VCRs and toss their
components into separate poles. Once the parts have been
disassembled and sorted, you will receive your next clue.
The players start disassembling their
VCRs and sorting their parts. Matt's done this before (C-Note: so have
I), so it's no problem.
Marcy & Ron... have finally asked a local
for help. Took them long enough.
But it may be all for naught, as Flight &
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
THE PIT STOP!
Make your way to the next Pit
Stop, the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
WARNING! The last team to
check-in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
The Trotters try to find someone to
direct them to the palace. Meghan & Cheyne are the next to finish,
follow by Gary & Matt.
Marcy & Ron are finally finished with the
Detour, but they are in last place.
Sam & Dan and Brian & Ericka are the next
on their way.
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
First to see Phil and the happy local
are... Flight Time & Big Easy! Meghan & Cheyne are in second. Flight
Time & Big Easy are rewarded with... a trip to Aruba! This has been
Back at the Roadblock, Mika & Canaan have
Gary & Matt clock in at third. Lance &
Keri are... lost.
Brian & Ericka make the comeback to
Marcy & Ron are stuck in traffic, while
Lance & Keri are finally at the Roadblock. Lance decides to just rely on
dumb luck and brute force to rip the VCR to shreds.
Sam & Dan are fifth to check-in. Marcy &
Ron finally find the Roadblock. Ron gets to work.
Maria & Tiffany are in sixth, Mika &
Canaan are in seventh, the rest of the teams are in... gridlock.
Now it's a foot race... Coming up in the
eight-spot is... Zev & Justin, followed by Lance & Keri. The lion is
still alive, but the zebras and the gazelles have outrun them.
But for Marcy & Ron, this is the end of
their Amazing Race. They wanted a lot more out of this Race, but they're
really grateful, especially given that her father was here before and
got rescued. they stepped up to the plate... and now they've struck out.
AFTER LEG 3: CAI BE, VIETNAM
to HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
1) Flight Time & Big Easy (+2)
- Trip to Aruba
2) Meghan & Cheyne (+4) - Trips to Aspen & Vail
Gary & Matt (-2) - Kayak
4) Brian & Ericka (+6)
5) Sam & Dan (-3)
6) Tiffany & Maria (+1)
7) Mika & Canaan (+1)
8) Zev & Justin (-3)
9) Lance & Keri (-5)
ELIMINATED) Marcy & Ron
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