To be dropped off in the vast expanse of Mongolia is one thing, not to know where you are, where civilization is and how to communicate with people is even more.
The teams do not know who they are until they take off their blindfolds and see just what they are doing and try to figure out where they are.
There seems to be a formula for the teams, one team of guys, one team of girls and one mixed team. Each team gets a very limited amount of money for them and they travel with a camera man.
The contestants are subjected to major culture shock, and it shows.
I guess this was a summer replacement and would have continued if 9-11 had not happened. As the premise of the race is to get back to the Statue of Liberty.
The teams travel to Russia and find out that travel there is difficult on a good day and impossible on the others. They all seem to get lucky and befriend locals and all of them eventually find different ways to get moving towards their goal. Definitely interesting.moreless