Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 27.


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Route Markers

The order of departure from Parque Criollo y Museo Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes are as follows:

  1. Tanner & Josh (3:47 pm)
  2. Justin & Diana (3:48 pm)
  3. Kelsey & Joey (3:56 pm)
  4. Jazmine & Danielle (4:14 pm)
  5. Logan & Chris (4:25 pm)
  6. Denise & James Earl
  7. Cindy & Rick
  8. Tiffany & Krista

Cindy & Rick's, Denise & James Earl's, and Tiffany & Krista's departure times were not shown on-screen.

Teams must travel by bus back to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then fly to Livingstone, Zambia. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Mukuni Village, were they will receive a traditional Mukuni greeting and their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Batoka Aerodrome to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to choose a microlight plane and fly above Victoria Falls to spot the route marker below the mist on Knife's Edge Bridge. Once they've landed, they'll reunite with their partner and travel to that bridge and walk across it to get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Tanner & Josh used their Express Pass to bypass the Roadblock. Josh had chosen to perform the task prior to handing over the Express Pass.

Teams must travel by taxi to Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where they will pick one of three times, either 8:00 am, 8:10 am, or 8:20 am, to depart in the morning. There are two teams each departing at 8:00 am and 8:10 am, and four teams departing at 8:20 am.

Choice A: Co-Op
Teams must travel to The Big Five Co-Op, where they will stain and polish a carved wooden giraffe. When it is properly painted and dried, a woodcarver will give them their next clue.

Cindy & Rick, Jazmine & Danielle, Logan & Chris, and Tiffany & Krista chose this task.

Choice B: Croquet
Teams must travel to the Victoria Falls Hotel and have to play croquet, scoring five points against professional players to receive their next clue.

Denise & James Earl, Justin & Diana, Kelsey & Joey, and Tanner & Josh chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to the entrance of the Rose of Charity Orphanage, where they will find the U-Turn board.

At Rose of Charity Orphanage, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, with two slots available. Tiffany & Krista attempted used the first slot of the U-Turn on Justin & Diana, however Justin & Diana already passed the U-Turn before Tiffany & Krista, thus having no effect on them. The second slot went unused.

Teams must travel on foot to the nearby Pit Stop to check in. Teams must also donate their money to the orphanage after checking in.

This leg is a no-rest leg. Teams would check in as normal, but receive their clue to start the next leg from Phil. The team that comes in last place does not face a penalty.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
S27 JustinDiana
 1st place 
Justin & Diana
S27 TannerJosh
 2nd placeϵ 
Tanner & Josh
Best Friends
S27 DeniseJamesEarl
 3rd place 
Denise & James Earl
S27 KelseyJoey
 4th place 
Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 CindyRick
 5th place 
Cindy & Rick
S27 LoganChris
 6th place 
Logan & Chris
Dating Paparazzi
S27 JazmineDanielle
 7th place 
Jazmine & Danielle
Best Friends/Athletes
S27 TiffanyKrista
 8th place 
Tiffany & Krista
Former Cheerleaders


  • This episode's title was said by Josh, after receiving the Mukuni traditional greeting, involving spitting water in the team's face.
  • This marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Zimbabwe.


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