Most competitors on the Amazing Race scream at natives to do things for them–as if volume can overcome the language gap–and scream at each other, worried about completing some absurd task. Trying to stay alive on the show, they become ugly Americans–more than they might be naturally. When they are eliminated, they claim that they have had the adventure of their lives.

Chip and Kim are different. I feel that they are having the adventure of their lives. They look around and take in what they can of the landscape around them. Last night, they actually sat down to enjoy a precious moment of hospitality in a Tanzinian village. That showed class.