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The Amazing Race Project

  • Flight to Argentina (Picture of the landscape of Argentina)

    Flight to Argentina (Picture of the landscape of Argentina)
    The team will fly out of Miami International Airport on Avianca flight 451 (at 12:01 am) and into Buenos Aires Airport/Ministro Pistarini Airport (4:51 pm) for a total plane flight of 14 hours and 50 minutes, in which they will sleep on the plane. The cost for two adults for this one-way flight under Economy Seating is $1,724.
  • Cab Ride (Small Scale map of Argentina)

    Cab Ride (Small Scale map of Argentina)
    You will take the White Taxi from Buenos Aires Airport to the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires for USD$30 (or $118 Argentinan currency) This ride will take 26 minutes, so youwill arrive at the hotel at 5:17pm.
  • Arrival at Buenos Aires Four Seasons Hotel (Posadas 1086/88 Buenos Aires Argentina C1011ABB)

    Arrival at Buenos Aires Four Seasons Hotel (Posadas 1086/88 Buenos Aires Argentina C1011ABB)
    The total cost for a one-night stay (room with 2 twin beds) is USD$635.25.
  • CITA - Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino 2015

    CITA - Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino 2015
    (Within walking distance from the hotel) Being an EXPLORER (A person examining a region that is unknown to them) of Argentina you will immerse yourself in the FOLK CULTURE (Cultural traits such as dress modes, dwellings, traditions, etc.) of Argentina with an International Tango festival! You will learn the basics of the Argentine Tango in its HEARTH (The area where an idea or cultural trait originates); Buenos Aires!
  • Significance and History of the Argentine Tango & CITA

    Significance and History of the Argentine Tango & CITA
    This hot ballroom dance began to develop in Buenos Aires in the 1800s. Mainly influenced by those of the dances in Spain and Cuba, along with other cultures too, at first it was not well recieved by all. At times the distance between partners are an arms length away, but mostly the distance between the partners is very close and intimate. In the 1900s however, when the dance started to spread across the world, the dance was accepted as one of the staples of the Argentine culture.
  • The Task of the Tango

    The Task of the Tango
    Learning the basics Argentine Tango at CITA, you will be placed in the Fundamentals-Structure class taking one class for a total (for two people) of USD$70. You will have to learn the 8 basic tango steps: The Caminada, Baldosa, Basico Con Cruzada, Ocho Adelante, Ocho Cortado, Ocho Atras, Sanguchito, and the Media Luna.
  • Cab Ride (Large Scale map of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

    Cab Ride (Large Scale map of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    Ride back to the Buenos Aires National Airport from CITA via the White Cab for USD$40 ($118 Argentine currency). The ride will be about 35 minutes.
  • Flight to Nigeria (Picture of the landscape of the developing country of Nigeria)

    Flight to Nigeria (Picture of the landscape of the developing country of Nigeria)
    Departure on Buenos Aires International Airport on Aerolineas Argentinas flight 1248 at 12:20pm and arive at the Lagos International Airport at 8:50pm. The total travel time is 20 hours and 30 minutes (including 1 layover at Brazil for 3hr 55m; here you will get onto South African Airlines flight 225; able to sleep on the plane) The total cost for two adults for thie one-way flight under Economy seating is $1,857.
  • Avis Taxi Ride (Small scale map of Nigeria)

    Avis Taxi Ride (Small scale map of Nigeria)
    Take the taxi from the Lagos International Airport to the Yoruba territory in Southwest Nigeria for USD$19 (3,442.80 Nigerian Naira). The ride will be about 38 minutes long because in order to get to the territory by the shortest route, some roads are not clearly defined, so you will arrive here at about 9:28pm.
  • Significance and history of Yoruba mask making

    Significance and history of Yoruba mask making
    The Yoruba people, aside from playing a big role in Nigeria's AGRIBUSINESS (general term for the businesses that provide the vast array of goods and services that support the agriculture industry), are gifted in the art of mask making. Traditionally, these masks are worn by "mask bearers" at funerals, & they are believed to embody the spirit of the deceased person. The Yoruba believe this & also when the masks are worn by a traditional healer, they can draw out evil within a possesed person.
  • The mission of the mask (Note: this challenge takes place Dec.15th/16th & the cost is USD$10)

    The mission of the mask (Note: this challenge takes place Dec.15th/16th & the cost is USD$10)
    The Yoruba is divided into 20 SUBCULTURES (A cultural group within a larger culture). You will go to the Ibeji subculture located in southwest Nigeria, & create a traditional possesion mask. The wearing of specific mask types is one CULUTURAL TRAIT (A single element of normal practice in a culture) that distinguishes the African tribes. Then, once you have created the mask, you will go with the local Yorubian healer witness a traditional African exorcism during the sunrise.
  • Avis taxi Ride (Large scale map of Southwest Nigeria)

    Avis taxi Ride (Large scale map of Southwest Nigeria)
    Take the taxi from the Yoruba territory in Southwest Nigeria to the Lagos International Airport for USD$19 (3,442.80 Nigerian Naira). The ride will be about 38 minutes long because in order to get to the airport by the shortest route, some roads are not clearly defined.
  • Flight to Indonesia (Picture of the landscape of Indonesia)

    Flight to Indonesia (Picture of the landscape of Indonesia)
    Depart from Lagos International Airport at 8:45am on Quatar Airlines flight 1416, layover at Doha Quatar International Airport for 3hr 5mn, then board Quatar Airlines flight 962, and fly to Denpassar Indonesia layover for 2hr 20mn. Then board Gauruda Indonesian Airlines flight 7030, fly to Lombok International Airport, and arrive at 7:00am. The total travel time is 22hr 15mn (able to sleep on the plane), and the total cost for a one-way flight for 2 adults under Economy class seating is $1,426.
  • Cab ride (Small scale map of Indonesia)

    Cab ride (Small scale map of Indonesia)
    Take the Airport Taksi KOTAMA from the Lombok International Airport to Penjuk village for about 7 minutes (2 km) for about USD$2.50. Arrive at around 7:10am.
  • Indonesian Pottery

    Indonesian Pottery
    Pottery was originally used more so for functionality ex. cooking, burial ornaments, and obviously to hold various items such as vegetables and etc. In Indonesia, glazed pots were introduced during the HINDUISM (One of the oldest religions in the modern world originating tin the Indus River Valley; primary focus being Brahman) and BUDDHISM (A religion characterized by the belief that enlightenment would come through knowledge; founded by Buddha) era.
  • Indonesian Pottery (Continued)

    Indonesian Pottery (Continued)
    After the "glazing" began, pottery was starting to not only become more ornate, but to be used for decoration. Through COMMODIFICATION, (the process where something is given monetary value) simple earthly substances such as clay, & sand could now be sold & traded as beautiful creations. While there are four main types of pottery products: the vase, statuettes, pots, and various types of decorative articles, each area in Indonesia is famous for its own unique contribution to the pottery world.
  • Penujak Pottery

    Penujak Pottery
    The Penujak Village is the oldest pottery centre in Lombok Island. About 70% of the people in this area are pottery craftsmen. All of the pottery is made by hand, there most famous creation being their "kettle". The quality of their craft is among the best in all of this FRAGMENTED STATE (a state that is not a contigous whole, but rather seperated parts); Indonesia.
  • Pottery Project

    Pottery Project
    You must create a vase, alongside the Penujak Lombok people, going through the traditional pottery making process without machines or modern tools. Start with mixing soil, clay, feldspar, sand & water to create a "dough like" substance, then shape the dough into the vase shape, allow it to dry, color it and add texture by pressing and stroking with either small coils or balls, and finish by firing it. The cost is USD$30.
  • Cab Ride (Large scale map of Lombok)

    Cab Ride (Large scale map of Lombok)
    Take the Airport Taksi KOTAMA from the Penjuk village to the Lombok International Airport for about 7 minutes (2 km) for about USD$2.50.
  • Flight to London, England (Picture of the landscape of the developed country of the United Kingdom)

    Flight to London, England (Picture of the landscape of the developed country of the United Kingdom)
    Fly out of Lombok International airport at 5:30pm on Singapore Airlines Flight 5219 for 2hr 35mn & land in Singapore, Singapore for a 1hr 45mn layover. Then, get on Singapore Airlines Flight 332 for 14hr 10 mn and arrive at the London Heathrow Airport at 12:00pm. During the plane flight, the team will be able to sleep. The total cost for two adults flying one-way under Economy Seating is $1,605.
  • Taxi Ride (Small scale map of London, England)

    Taxi Ride (Small scale map of London, England)
    Take the London Black Cab from the Heathrow Airport to the National Gallery in the heart of London for $18 for about 38 minutes, so you will arive at the National Gallery at about 12:38pm.
  • History of the National Gallery

    History of the National Gallery
    The National Gallery in the HIGHLY DEVELOPED COUNTRY (a country that has progressed relatively far along a continum of development) of the United Kingdom was founded in 1824 in order to showcase a variety of artwork from various art schools across Europe. It is a unique gallery, in which you can see modern and timeless classic works of art.
  • Art Activity

    Art Activity
    The cost for this 2hr talk & interaction is USD$30 for two people. The class you will partake in is the "How do paintings tell a story?". You will examine the PATTERNS (the design of spatial distribution) of many famous works and you will come to find out that no painting depicting a certain area has a sense of PLACELESSNESS (the loss of uniqueness of a place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next) in fact, each painting is unique capturing its own individual story.
  • Taxi Ride (large scale map of London, England)

    Taxi Ride (large scale map of London, England)
    Take the London Black Cab from the National Gallery in the heart of London to the Heathrow Airport for $18 for about 38 minutes, so you will arive at the Airport at about 3:16pm.
  • Flight to Dublin Ireland (Picture of the landscape of Ireland)

    Flight to Dublin Ireland (Picture of the landscape of Ireland)
    Departure from Heathrow Airport in London, England at 3:20pm on Aer Lingus Flight 149 for a flight lasting 1hr 15mn arriving in Dublin Ireland at the Dublin International Airport at 4:35pm. The total cost for two adults on a one-way flight under economy class seating is USD $263.
  • Taxi Ride (small scale map of Dublin, Ireland)

    Taxi Ride (small scale map of Dublin, Ireland)
    Taking the City Centre Taxi service you will ride to the Arlington Hotel at the O'Connell Bridge for 20mn. The cost will be USD$6, you will arrive at 4:55pm.
  • History of Irish music and dance

    History of Irish music and dance
    When the Celtic people came to Ireland a little over 2,000 years ago, they brought with them folk music and dance that has CULURALLY DIFFUSED (a culture, culture trait, or innovation that has been spread (cultural diffusion)) and become a large part of Ireland's NATIONAL CULTURE (distinct culture of a country). This FOLKLORE (the unwritten literature of a people as expressed in, in this case, music) is played on one of the fundamental instruments of Irish music; the harp, alongside the bagpipes.
  • History of Irish music and dance (Continued)

    History of Irish music and dance (Continued)
    This music went international about two decades ago, while Irish dance has diffused all along through numerous schools popping up in multiple different countries. While the Celts went to other parts of Europe too, also leaving their cultural impact, Ireland is where the tradition has evolved most articulately, thrived, and survived the strongest.
  • Irish Immersion

    Irish Immersion
    At The Arlington Hotel O’Connell Bridge you will celebrate the Irish culture with Celtic Nights. This 2hr traditional Irish Dinner Show will not only allow you to watch and interact with skilled Irish musicians and dancers, but it will also allow you to eat a beautifully prepared authentic Irish cuisine. For your dinner, you will have Pressed Ham Hock (Appetizer), Traditional Irish Stew (Main Course), and Chocolate & Guinness Mousse (Dessert). The total cost for 2 adults is USD$82.68.
  • Taxi Ride (Large scale map of Dublin)

    Taxi Ride (Large scale map of Dublin)
    You will take the City Centre Taxi service from to the Arlington Hotel at the O'Connell Bridge to the Dublin International Airport for USD$6 for a 20min ride you will arrive at 7:20pm.
  • Flight back home to Miami (Picutred is the sunshine state :))

    Flight back home to Miami (Picutred is the sunshine state :))
    You will fly out of the Dublin International Airport at 7:30pm on Air France Flight 1617 for 1hr 55mn landing at the Charles de Gaulle Airport for a 1hr 40mn layover. Then you will get on Air France Flight 90 and fly for 10hr 15mn landing at the Miami International Airport at 9:20am. The team will be able to sleep on the plane and the total cost for two adults flying one-way under Economy class seating is USD$1,727.
  • Overall Route Map

    Overall Route Map
    The team has gone from Miami, Florida to Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lagos, Nigeria to Lombok, Indonesia to London, England to Dublin Ireland back to Miami, Florida.