'The Amazing Race' At Walking Pace: Everywhere The Teams Visited In Korea
The 'Amazing Race' teams have been hunting down clues, flying soccer drones and getting yelled at by drill sergeants in Korea this week.
While the premiere focused on the busy city of Seoul (details here), the teams headed north for a poignant history lesson and time in the wilderness in episode two.
Nuns Judy and Therese were very narrowly the last team to arrive at the pitstop -- but it was mostly because they were so wrapped up in praying at all these beautiful locations, can you blame them?
The Prayer Ribbon Fence At The DMZ
After counting an obscene amount of fountains and digging into their mostly non-existent mathematics skills, the teams set off in a fleet of taxis, towards Korea's Demilitarised Zone -- the 250km long no-man's land that runs between North and South Korea.
The DMZ was established in 1953 following the end of the Korean War and has become a popular tourist destination for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the North and the Kijong-dong or 'Propaganda Village' across the border.
Imjingak Park, on the banks of the Imjin River, is home to a closed-off railway bridge that now sports thousands of colourful ribbons bearing messages of hope, love and dreams of unification.
Cost: About $65 for a spot on a tour bus, as you can't head to the DMZ all by yourself.
If you love soccer and drones then you'll just love the innovative new sport called drone soccer! The game involves navigating a floating orb through tiny goals using a joystick and kind of looks like a futuristic version of Quidditch.
The sport was first introduced in 2016 and there are teams across the UK, China, Japan and Malaysia -- with Korea hoping to host a drone soccer World Cup series by 2025.
Korea's city of Jeonju has stepped up as the country's home of drone soccer, so far hosting 11 international drone soccer competitions -- you can keep an eye on upcoming events over at Visit Korea.
Rafting Down The Hantan River
The ten remaining teams had to navigate their way through the rapids of the Hantan River to make it to their second pitstop and were still clearly having a ball despite the time pressure.
The river that eventually flows into the Yellow Sea is a popular spot for white water rafting during the warmer months (June-September) which will set you back about $100, in a tour that also includes DMZ entrance fees.