In order to update my Country Count List for the trip report, Athens Marathon: The Original Course I visited the Travelers’ Century Club website to confirm that Egypt was listed in Africa when what to my wondering eyes should appear but Egypt is indeed two ‘countries’. There is Egypt proper which is Egypt in Africa and Egypt in Asia which is the Sinai Peninsula.
Since Sharm el-Sheikh is on the Sinai Peninsula, Abu Dhabi is no longer country #75 as I had written but #76. What does this mean? Nothing. But it is a great opportunity to irritate those who don’t play the fun TCC game to track their travels. (see Is Hawaii A Country? for my breakdown of this fight.)
Which do you think is more absurd to list as a country: Turkey in Asia or Egypt in Asia?