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Going South!

Ok, it’s challenge time, again.

If you are a regular in The Cove (thank you for being part of my blogging journey, by the way πŸ˜‰ ) you are probably aware that last week, the Fabulous Trina and I went head to head in the Name all 50 of the USA States Challenge. If you’d like to see how that went, just click here.

I was impressed with myself, because I honestly thought that my memory wasn’t all that good. Surprise, surprise, I got fourty eight out of the fifty right, which was way more than I expected to remember.

Trina and I decided to go for a second round, and name all thirteen countries in South America, and (with a little luck) place them on a blank map.

I was ready to look like a fool, because I don’t know all that much about South America.

First, I listed the obvious (to me): Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Peru and Venezuella.

Then I had three countries I’ve been looking after, because one of them just visited my blog for the first time recently, and the other two never dared to stop by: Guyanna, French Guyanna and Suriname.

At last, I scratched my head trying to remember the six still missing… I came up with Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, and then my brain decided to stop playing.

Hey! Eleven out of thirteen… I was pretty happy with myself!

I Googled the list of countries (didn’t look on a map for obvious reasons), and realized I had forgotten Columbia and Bolivia. And now, let’s see if I can put the puzzle together;


  1. Ecuador
  2. Bolivia
  3. Venezuella
  4. Guyanna
  5. Suriname
  6. French Guyanna
  7. Brazil
  8. Uruguay
  9. Paraguay
  10. Argentina
  11. Chili
  12. Columbia
  13. Peru

I am not that surprised that I mixed Bolivia and Columbia, since I didn’t remember the two countries to begin with. But we might have to consider moving Paraguay and Uruguay… Depending on Trina’s own remapping of South America.

See, last week, after the US challenge, Trina and I agreed that Indiana and Montana didn’t deserve to be states anymore. After all, neither of us remembered them, so we wipped them off the map. To fill the gaps, we’ll rename one of the empty states Cleveland, and are still discussing Baltimore or Chicago for the second. You might think that either choices sound more like major cities, but so does New York, and it is a state too!

You wonder where that whole thing started?

My friend Trina is an amazing woman with many great talents. But her geographical skills are, hmmmm, a little picasso-esque. It has become a running gag during our Skypy Friday sessions, and when I have a conversation with her, and we convinced her to entertain the Bloggosphere with her own artistic way of seeing a world map.

Here is the list of her first four posts on the subject…

Where in the world: Canada

Where in the world: USA

Where in the world: Nunavut

Where in the world: Indiana

Stay tuned, as it’s very likely that this series of challenges will keep going on… And I have a feeling that Trina and I might have some massive country re-arranging to do πŸ˜‰

15 thoughts on “Going South!

  1. Hahaha…this is the funniest challenge on the web. I hope it continues. Bring on Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean islands. Have fun and learn at the same time. How could it be any better?

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    1. Thank you, Hokey πŸ™‚ I hope to keep going on… It only depends on Trina πŸ˜› But you are right, it is a great way to better our knowledge about foreign countries πŸ˜‰


  2. I sure do love you guys…and yes, I threw myself into her western europe challenge. We’re still argueing over a few places.


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