We started in Los Angeles, California (not far from me) and headed to Salvador, Brazil by airplane. This is where we see knowing languages is helpful, as the team that spoke Portuguese did well.
They did a task at a sandwich shop called O Rei Do Pernil and spent the night at a Brazillian military base. The next day they needed to take a taxi to historic Pehlourinho to find a church.
The task: The teams had to choose between Hardy Way Up and Soft Way Down. In Hardy Way Up, they had to climb up the stairs outside a cathedral on their hands and knees like the locals do for a spiritual pledge. Once at the top, they would be asked a question. If they answered it wrong, they had to leave out the back, walk around, and climb again. In the Soft Way Down, the teams had to find Elevador Lacerda, make their way to the top, and climb down a cargo net to the street 240 feet below. Only three teams could be on the cargo net at a time.
My husband would have had me going down that cargo net informing me it would be faster. It sure was faster even for teams that were terrified of heights.
Pit stop was at Forte Sao Marcelo, which was a floating battlement once used to defend the city from pirates. The first team to arrive won a trip from Travelocity to Belize.
Here was the final standings:
- Nick & Starr (siblings)
- Ken & Tina (separated)
- Terence & Sarah
- Mark & Bill (gamers)
- Kelly & Christy (divorced ladies)
- Toni & Dallas (mom/son)
- Andrew & Dan (ASU guys)
- Aja & Ty (long-distance)
- Anthony & Stephanie (dating)
- Marisa & Brooke (blondes)
- Anita & Arthur Sadly, the older couple went home and I liked how they played, but they had a challenging time. I'm glad they were on the show.