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Country List Challenge

This is a game we have both been progressively taking more seriously as this trip continues along. Toby has almost never stepped on a country further south than the USA, so this trip has been a goldmine for adding to the list. There are a couple of contentious countries in there such as the Vatican City and Monaco.

We used the Wikipedia “List of Sovereign States” as the benchmark for what was included in the list with the variation of separating the United Kingdom into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This should then closely follow the United Nations membership also.

Our other measurement would be that a country visited meant you couldn’t just be in transit. That means you couldn’t just be driving through or stopping in an airport to add it onto the list. For the most part it should be you had at least an overnight stop in a hotel for example to include it, but then places like the Vatican become the grey area for obvious reasons.

 

Here are the lists:

Rodora (as at January 15th 2016)

Total of 70

1 Argentina
2 Australia
3 Austria
4 Bahamas
5 Belgium
6 Belize
7 Bolivia
8 Brazil
9 Canada
10 Chile
11 China
12 Colombia
13 Costa Rica 
14 Croatia
15 Cuba
16 Czech Republic
17 Denmark
18 Dubai
19 Ecuador
20 Egypt
21 El Salvador
22 England
23 Fiji
24 France
25 Germany
26 Greece
27 Guatemala
28 Honduras
29 Hong Kong
30 Hungary
31 India
32 Ireland
33 Italy
34 Japan
35 Jordan
36 Kenya
37 Kiribati
38 Luxembourg
39 Mexico
40 Monaco
41 Morocco
42 Nepal
43 Netherlands
44 New Caledonia
45 New Zealand
46 Nicaragua
47 Northern Ireland
48 Norway
49 Panama
50 Paraguay
51 Peru
52 Philippines
53 Poland
54 Portugal
55 Russia
56 Scotland
57 Singapore
58 South Korea
59 Spain
60 Sweden
61 Switzerland
62 Taiwan
63 Tanzania
64 Thailand
65 Turkey
66 USA
67 Vanuatu
68 Vatican City
69 Vietnam
70 Wales

 

Toby (as at January 15th 2016)

Total of 44

 

1 Argentina
2 Australia
3 Bahamas
4 Belgium
5 Belize
6 Bolivia
7 Canada
8 Chile
9 Colombia
10 Costa Rica 
11 Cuba
12 Czech Republic
13 Denmark
14 Ecuador
15 El Salvador
16 England
17 France
18 Germany
19 Guatemala
20 Honduras
21 Hong Kong
22 Hungary
23 Indonesia
24 Ireland
25 Italy
26 Japan
27 Mexico
28 Netherlands
29 New Zealand
30 Nicaragua
31 Panama
32 Peru
33 Poland
34 Portugal
35 Scotland
36 Singapore
37 South Korea
38 Spain
39 Sweden
40 Taiwan
41 Uruguay
42 USA
43 Vatican City
44 Wales

 

2 comments on “Country List Challenge

  1. Pingback: First days in Peru visiting the ruins of Trujillo [Day 320] | Tora Adventure

  2. Rodney
    January 6, 2015

    2 more countries to add

    British Antarctic Territory
    United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

    1 country to delete

    Uruguay

    Total as of 12/2014 = 70

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