Amazing Race Contestants Christina Hsu and Azaria Azene Wed
04/13/2011 AT 08:25 PM EDT
You just couldn't find those 'holy men!'
Ron: I was going for the gusto! I thought holy men should be near the holy river of Ganges and that was my downfall. I walked from one end of the river to the other. I should have gone back to the starting point.
Christina: The Roadblocks are the most difficult on The Race because you are separated from your partner and you can't help each other out. It was really nerve-wracking when the Cowboys showed up.
You two really seemed to enjoy yourselves this time around.
Christina: We made a point to keep things in perspective. We decided to do the second-chance Race because we wanted to spend more time together. It's about the experience and taking quality time out. That really helped contribute to our game – just relaxing and taking in the experience.
Ron: We tried to savor the moments. Like instead of going to the airport and waiting six hours for a flight, we would go in to town and see the sights if possible.
Speaking of savoring, Ron, you enjoyed a lot of local cuisine on The Race.
Ron: I like to be adventurous and see what unique flavors that they have. And on the super-legs, we were much more famished because you were expecting food at the Pit Stop but then Phil gives you a clue and tells you to keep going. So I tried to take advantage of the most economical options to save money – city street food.
And congratulations are in order, Christina, on your March wedding. How did your relationship with Azaria blossom after season 12?
Christina: After filming we would talk on the phone as friends and now we've been together for over three years. I can't explain it – the gift of true love. I feel very lucky. We have a lot of common goals and values and we both love traveling, exploring, and growing. We had a great foundation.
Ron: We were so grateful that Christina got to meet her prince on season 12. That's not a venue where you usually find your soulmate but we just adore Azaria.
What was it like to walk her down the aisle, Ron?
Ron: It was a plethora of emotion that overwhelmed me. I just had to make sure that I didn't cry. She radiated happiness that was so infectious.
Christina: I was so proud to be escorted down the aisle by my parents. We just had a ball. We're happy. Married life is good. We are so grateful for the Race bringing us together.