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The Amazing Race 18 (also known as The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business)


Filming started on November 20, 2010 at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs,
California where the first task had teams sorting through hundreds of paper airplanes to find
one that said "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services", the full name of Qantas
Airways, awarding them one of two flights to their first destination: Sydney, Australia.[9] Teams
were spotted at Oceanworld in Manly near Sydney, Australia around November 22, 2010[2] and
a day later around the mining town of Broken Hill, New South Wales in the Australian
Outback.[10] Other locales cited as destinations are Yokohama, Japan, where teams swam in
freezing waters near Mount Fuji, and the series' first visit to Liechtenstein, where a task had
teams measure the length of the principality on mopeds.[9][11] Teams also visited Lijiang and
Kunming, People's Republic of China; Kolkata and Varanasi, India; Vienna, Austria; Zermatt,
Switzerland; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[4]


Leg 1 (United States → Australia)

At Oceanworld Manly in Sydney, teams participated in a Roadblock where they did the Shark
Dive Extreme: a scuba dive in the aquarium's shark tank.
     Palm Springs, California, United States     (San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm) (Starting
       Line)
         Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) to Sydney, New South Wales,
       Australia   (Sydney Airport)
         Mascot (International railway station) to Circular Quay (Circular Quay railway
       station)
        Circular Quay (Circular Quay Wharf - Sydney Ferries) to Manly (Manly Wharf)
      Manly (Oceanworld Manly)
      Manly (Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club)
      Manly (Shelly Beach)


Leg 2 (Australia)

Several streets in the Outback city of Broken Hill are named after chemical elements. On this
leg, teams searched for the only intersection of two such named streets.
     Sydney (Sydney Town Hall – To Sail To Stop Sculpture)
         Sydney (Sydney Airport) to Broken Hill (Broken Hill Airport)
      Broken Hill (The Living Desert Reserve)
      Broken Hill (Central Football Club)
      Broken Hill (Intersection of Mercury and Bismuth Streets)
      Broken Hill (Junction Mine)
Leg 3 (Australia → Japan)

At the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Japan, teams participated in a Roadblock where they
learned the traditional Yabusame mounted archery rituals.
           Broken Hill (Broken Hill railway station) to Sydney (Central railway station)
           Sydney (Sydney Airport) to Tokyo, Japan     (Narita International Airport)
        Shibuya, Tokyo (Rotating Parking Garage)
        Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū – Yabusame Dojo)
        Minamiashigara (Daiyūzan Station – Kintarō Statue)
        Kurihama, Yokosuka (Commodore Perry Monument [ペリー公園 (Japanese)])


Leg 4 (Japan → China)

Upon arriving at Jade Dragon Mountain near Lijiang in China's Yunnan province, teams saddled
up yaks and rode them across the terraces of the Baishui River for their next clue.
          Tokyo (Narita International Airport) to Kunming, Yunnan, China          (Kunming
         Wujiaba International Airport)
           Kunming (Kunming Railway Station) to Lijiang (Lijiang Train Station)
or
             Kunming (Kunming Wujiaba International Airport) to Lijiang (Lijiang Airport)
        Lijiang (Jade Dragon Mountain)
        Lijiang (Spruce Meadow [Chinese: 云杉坪; pinyin: Yúnshāpíng])
        Lijiang (Old Town of Lijiang)
        Lijiang (Eternal Tower [万古楼 Wàngǔ Lóu] on Lion Hill [狮子山 Shīzi Shān])


Leg 5 (China)

Teams traveled to the Stone Forest outside Kunming for a Roadblock paying homage to
Yunnan's contributions to the field of paleontology.
            Lijiang (Lijiang Train Station) to Kunming (Kunming Railway Station)
        Kunming (Dounan Flower Market [斗南花卉交易市场 Dǒunán Huā Huì Jiāoyì
         Shìchǎng])
        Kunming (Golden Horse and Jade Cock Memorial Archway (Chinese))
        Kunming (Yunnan Province Cultural Center [云南省文化馆 Yúnnán Shěng Wénhuà
         Guǎn])
        Shilin Yi Autonomous County (Stone Forest)
        Kunming (Green Lake Park)
Leg 6 (China → India)

Mallory took part in the tea tasting Roadblock in Kolkata's town hall where she and the other
racers had to find a cup of papaya-and-mango-infused tea.
     Kunming (Jin Fu Yi Zhan Tea Shop [金福驿站 Jīn Fú Yì Zhàn, Jin-fu Inn])
         Kunming (Kunming Wujiaba International Airport) to Kolkata, West Bengal, India
       (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport)
      Kolkata (Kolkata Town Hall)
      Jorasanko (Thakur Bari – Tiwari Tea Stall)
      Kolkata (Maidan – Fountain of Joy & Victoria Memorial)


Leg 7 (India)

In the holy city of Varanasi on the shores of the Ganges, teams participated in a Roadblock
where they sought out Hindu holy men known as sadhus.
         Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport) to Varanasi, Uttar
       Pradesh (Varanasi Airport)
      Varanasi (Tonga Stand)
      Varanasi (Tulsi Ghat – Swaminath Akhara)
      Ramnagar (Ramnagar Fort)



Leg 8 (India → Austria)

In Vienna, racers paid homage to Sigmund Freud in a Detour that had them delivering a
psychoanalysis couch from his former home to his former workplace.

          Varanasi (Varanasi Airport) to Vienna, Austria    (Vienna International Airport)
      Schollach (Schloss Schallaburg)
      Vienna (Austrian National Library – Prunksaal)
      Salzburg, Salzburg (Sternbräu Restaurant)
      Salzburg (Villa Trapp)
Leg 9 (Austria → Liechtenstein → Switzerland)

For the Roadblock in the Alps, racers traveled on VéloSoleX motorized bicycles across the entire
country of Liechtenstein from Schaanwald to Balzers, before meeting up with their teammates
at Castle Gutenberg.

         Salzburg (Salzburg Hauptbahnhof) to Feldkirch, Vorarlberg (Feldkirch railway station)
       (German)
      Schaanwald, Liechtenstein
      Balzers (Castle Gutenberg (German))
         Balzers to Sargans, Sarganserland, St. Gallen, Switzerland
         Sargans (Sargans railway station) to Zermatt, Visp, Valais (Zermatt railway station)
      Zermatt (Hinterdorf near the Inderbinen-Brunnen)
      Zermatt (Bergrestaurant-Moos (German))



Leg 10 (Switzerland)

In this Leg, teams traveled to the Matterhorn where they participated in mountain rescue-
themed Detour tasks.

      Zermatt (Air Zermatt (German) Rescue Helicopter Port)
         Riffelalp to Zermatt (via Gornergratbahn)
      Zermatt (Le Petit Cervin)
      Zermatt (Mürini & Mittagstadel – Swiss Cabin)



Leg 11 (Switzerland → Brazil)

While visiting Rio de Janeiro, teams traveled to Copacabana beach for a body waxing before the
leg's Detour.

         Zermatt (Zermatt railway station) to Zurich (Zürich Hauptbahnhof)
         Zurich (Zurich Airport) to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   (Rio de Janeiro-
       Galeão International Airport)
         Rio de Janeiro (Carioca Aqueduct) to Santa Teresa (Escadaria Selarón)
      Rio de Janeiro (Largo de São Francisco de Paula (Portuguese))
      Copacabana (Centro de Orientação Profissional Salon)
      Niterói (Niterói Contemporary Art Museum)
Leg 12 (Brazil → United States)

Pigeon Key Historic District, at the end of the Old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, was the
finish line of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.

          Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport) to Miami, Florida, USA
           (Miami International Airport)
      Virginia Key (Rickenbacker Marina)
      Key Largo (Jules' Undersea Lodge)
      Big Pine Key (U.S. 1 Mile Marker 29 – Seacamp)
      Horseshoe Island
          Big Pine Key to Marathon (Galway Bay Mobile Home Park)
      Old Seven Mile Bridge to Pigeon Key (Pigeon Key Historic District)

				
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