Leg 10.07B – “Good thing matigas ulo ko.”
The SuperLeg continues as teams take an overnight bus to Asuncion, Paraguay.
Once in Asuncion, teams must make their way to Cabildo Musuem for their next clue.
That clue directs teams to find Dona Jacinta’s home in the Loma San Jeronimo neighborhood where they will find the Road Block: Who’s ready to roast?
For this Road Block, teams must roast some 15 chipa cabure, a type of cake, in a tatakua or traditional oven. If they are able to avoid burning them and cook them just right, they will be given some to snack on and their next clue.
Teams must now make their way to La Estrella Deposito de Frutas.
Here, teams must stack watermelons into a traditional 10-by-10 pyramid without it collapsing.
Once successful, they must check-in at the Double Rewind board in order to receive their next clue.
That clue reveals the Detour: Cup in Hand or Bottle on Head.
In Cup in Hand, teams must head to Plaza Uruguaya where they will learn how to make the popular and refreshing drink of terere, a cold tea made with fresh herbs and sipped through a metal straw. Teams must then sell 60,000 guarani worth of drinks to locals to receive their next clue.
In Bottle on Head, teams must head to Plaza de la Democracia where they must perform a traditional Paraguayan bottle dance in which they must balance a glass bottle on their head for the entire routine. Both team members must simultaneously complete the task to receive their next clue.
And that next clue tells teams to make their way on foot to Escalinata Antequera, the Pit Stop for this SuperLeg of the Race.
The first team to check-in here will win P200,000 courtesy of Shell V-Power Nitro+.
The last team to check-in here WILL be eliminated.
So Asuncion is a nice location to complete this SuperLeg. A logical location as well.
The Leg itself is basically TAR20’s Paraguay Leg, but with modifications. The Road Block and the terere side of the Detour are nice local tasks that get teams interacting with locals. The watermelons and the dance side of the Detour are TAR20 tasks which were solid.
Overall, this should be a good half of the SuperLeg and a nice pair with the earlier, travel porn-half.