Five-The one with all the mayhem
through the airport and find our marked cars, where the clue inside says…Fast
[T]the first of only two Fast Forwards on the entire Race. For this Fast
Forward, Teams must travel 26 miles to the town of Soweto and make their
way to the top of a cooling tower. Then, balancing 30 stories above the
ground, they must cross a narrow suspension bridge to earn the Fast Forward
Hmmm…maybe. Only if we are first off the plane, and first out of
the parking lot. We could do it, the walking over the high wobbly bridge.
Cim: We’ll skip
it, we’re in good shape. And WHOA….that is SO high! I’m
not sure I could do that. I mean…I would try, but I might die.
we’d be strapped onto a bungee…”
Cim: “I. Might. Die.”
Jai: “I see. Right then. Okay, what’s next?”
choice. We’ll skip the Fast Forward. Instead, we’ll head straight
for the Detour.
In this Detour, Teams had to choose between Tunnels and Tribes. To complete
Tunnels, Teams must travel 50 miles to underground caves and rappel 45
feet into the earth, searching the underground labyrinth for their next
clue. For Tribes, Teams must drive 40 miles to the Lesedi Cultural Village,
home to five different native tribes. Once there, they would find six
traditional items, only five of which correspond to the five tribes in
the village. To earn their next clue, Teams must deliver each of the items
to the tribe that owns it.
Crap, those caves
are really, really narrow. Jai, can you talk me through this? Or would
we do the tribal thingy?!
thingy! Tribal thingy! Cim is claustrophobic and I am a sucker for a cultural
village. I’m a cultural village dork. Plus, I think I like saying
"spelunking" more than I like doing it.
are agreed that we are generally much better at navigating above ground
than below. Off to Lesedi
Cultural Village with us!