"The Whole Country Hates Me"
Version United States
Season Season 7
Episode Number 2/12 (075)
First Broadcast March 8, 2005
Viewership (in millions) 11.69[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.8/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "Courteous? This is a Race!"
Next "Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation?"

The Whole Country Hates Me is the second episode of The Amazing Race 7.


When one racer tries to keep necessary information away from the others, a confrontation ensues.

Several teams confront a Racer who bribes a local in an attempt to keep valuable information from other teams. Meanwhile, one team faces an angry mob of merchants at a local market when they attempt to haggle, and one racer uses charm and entertainment to successfully try and complete a Roadblock.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Convento de La Merced are as follows:

  1. Debbie & Bianca (10:54 pm)
  2. Susan & Patrick (11:05 pm)
  3. Rob & Amber (11:09 pm)
  4. Brian & Greg (11:59 pm)
  5. Lynn & Alex (12:00 am)
  6. Meredith & Gretchen (12:24 am)
  7. Ray & Deana (12:41 am)
  8. Uchenna & Joyce (12:47 am)
  9. Megan & Heidi (12:55 am)
  10. Ron & Kelly (12:58 am)

Teams must take a bus to the city of Arequipa. Once there, teams will find their next clue at the Sindicato Unico de Lustradores de Calzado.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to, along with a representative, shine five pairs of shoes on the street for a payment of S/.1 per pair; when five were collected, they would return to the shop to receive their next clue in exchange for the five soles.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

After completing the Roadblock, teams are given tickets on one of two flights to Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival, teams must find the Virgin Mary Statue to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Shop
Teams must go to Mercado Central and find the Donde Augusto restaurant where the chef gave them a shopping list. Teams had to buy the five ingredients on the shopping list for the chef. When they have gotten the proper amount of each item for the chef, the chef would hand them their next clue.

Lynn & Alex, Megan & Heidi, Meredith & Gretchen, Susan & Patrick, and Uchenna & Joyce chose this task.

Choice B: Schlep
Teams have to go to Libreria Chilena, received a cart and had to deliver 180 books to Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. When all 180 books have been delivered and placed on a shelf, teams would be handed their next clue.

Brian & Greg, Debbie & Bianca, Ray & Deana, Rob & Amber, and Ron & Kelly chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Cerro Santa Lucía and find the Neptune fountain to check in.

For coming in first, Rob & Amber won a trip to Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, staying at the Royal Towers, courtesy of Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Rob & Amber
 2nd place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen
 3rd place 
Ray & Deana
Dating On and Off
 4th place 
Uchenna & Joyce
 5th place 
Lynn & Alex
 6th place 
Debbie & Bianca
Lifelong Friends
 7th place 
Meredith & Gretchen
 8th place 
Susan & Patrick
Mother & Son
 9th place 
Brian & Greg
Megan & Heidi


  • This episode's title was said by Lynn.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Chile.