'The Amazing Race' Season 27 Recap: Race Takes Contestants to Krakow, Poland

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"The Amazing Race" Season 27, Episode 8 saw the teams fly to Krakow in Poland last Friday after their stint from France to the Netherlands for Leg 7.

Receiving their clue at the start of Leg 8, which aired on CBS on November 13, the competing teams were sent off to Krakow, Poland with only a smartphone and a Travelocity app to book their flights.

Heading to the hotel boat, Plaza Krakow by the Vistula River banks, one member of each team had to dive into the swimming pool to retrieve the next clue for this leg's challenge, leading them to Mine or Music.

In Mine, the teams were instructed to descend 1,000 feet, an equivalent of 300 miles down the Wieliczka Salt Mine, carry a large timber beam into the mine's loading area, and fill a mine cart full of salt, which they then had to push through a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, a miner waited with their next clue.

In Music, the teams had to make their way down Krakow's Main Square where they were tasked to choose a professional pianist, learn how to play one musical piece, and roll the piano to the performance area to perform the piece as a duet with a violin player and earn at least 100 złoty ($25), whereupon the musician would hand them their next clue.

Their next destination, the Oskar Schindler Factory, commenced with a tour showing how Oskar Schindler, who was featured in the 1993 film, "Schindler's List" starring Liam Neeson, had saved more than a thousand Krakow Ghetto Jews from the Holocaust. The tour ended with their tour guide handing them the next clue.

Heading to the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, the teams had to find a roadblock challenging them to handle a large order of seven Jewish meals in a certain order, then deliver them to Klezmer-Hois, a nearby restaurant where the Pit Stop was also located. The first team member delivering the correct order of dishes would get their next clue from the restaurant owner.

Leg 9 of "The Amazing Race," set in Agra, India where the Taj Majal is located, is expected to air on November 20, Friday at 8pm CT on CBS.

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