Baby bagging

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Countries

  Gabriel Julia Thomas Ruby
at at Austria1           
au au Australia   11       
be be Belgium1 1   1     
kh kh Cambodia   111   111
cl cl Chile   111      
cn cn China   11       
co co Colombia   11       
fr fr France111   11    
de de Germany111         
is is Iceland   11       
it it Italy11          
id id Indonesia   11       
my my Malaysia   111      
nl nl Netherlands      11    
nz nz New Zealand   11       
pa pa Panama   111      
qa qa Qatar   111      
se se Sweden111         
tr tr Turkey   11       
th th Thailand   111   111
ae ae United Arab Emirates   11    11 
gb gb United Kingdom111111111111
us us United States   111   11 

Overall

  Gabriel Julia Thomas Ruby
Overall total

1 7 countries

1 5 overnights

1 5 capitals

1 16 countries

1 16 overnights

1 8 capitals

1 4 countries

1 3 overnights

1 1 capitals

1 5 countries

1 5 overnights

1 3 capitals


Key


Infrequently asked questions

Can I count countries visited in the womb?
No. You need to be born first.
Who started this stupid game?
You can blame our parents.
Can I count England, Scotland, Wales, Hong Kong, Easter Island (...) separately?
No. Dependencies, territories, subdivisions etc are counted as part of their "parent" countries, for example Hong Kong to China, Wales to United Kingdom and Easter Island to Chile.
Can I count Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan, South Ossetia...?
We recognise all UN member states (193), UN observer states (Vatican City and Palestine), and states recognised by at least 10 UN member states (Kosovo, Western Sahara, Taiwan).
What about former countries, like East Germany or Czechoslavakia?
We use current boundaries, so if you visited Bratislava in 1981, this currently counts as a bag of Slovakia. If you visited both East and West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, you now only get the single bag of Germany.
What if I visit Crimea?
A lively argument will ensue.
Does it count if I'm just changing planes at an airport?
For countries, provided you get off the plane, yes. For capitals, no.
But that's unfair and illogical! You haven't seen a country properly if you just see the airport.
Nobody claimed this game was fair or logical.

Maps

A "hexagonal visualisation" of this page is also available. Each country is represented by a hexagon of equal size: here are the maps for Gabriel and Julia and Thomas and Ruby.


Austria

First bagged by Gabriel in 2021

Capital: Vienna

Australia

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Canberra

Belgium

First bagged by Gabriel in 2019

Capital: Brussels

Cambodia

First bagged by Julia & Ruby in 2022

Capital: Phnom Penh

Chile

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Santiago

China

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Beijing

Colombia

First bagged by Julia in 2019

Capital: Bogota

France

First bagged by Gabriel in 2019

Capital: Paris

Germany

First bagged by Gabriel in 2018

Capital: Berlin

Iceland

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Reykjavik

Italy

First bagged by Gabriel in 2021

Capital: Rome

Indonesia

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Jakarta

Malaysia

First bagged by Julia in 2019

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Netherlands

First bagged by Thomas in 2022

Capital: Amsterdam

New Zealand

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Wellington

Panama

First bagged by Julia in 2019

Capital: Panama City

Qatar

First bagged by Julia in 2019

Capital: Doha

Sweden

First bagged by Gabriel in 2018

Capital: Stockholm

Turkey

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Ankara

Thailand

First bagged by Julia in 2017

Capital: Bangkok

United Arab Emirates

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Abu Dhabi

United Kingdom

First bagged by Gabriel in 2017

Capital: London

United States

First bagged by Julia in 2018

Capital: Washington DC

Contact me

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