And the results are in…

 

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Huechulafquen Lake Patagonia – Image courtesy of Andres2190 via Wikimedia Commons

Thanks to one and all for your votes on which country, state and county we should be adding next to Packabook. And I’m pleased to say, the results are in… Here is the current tally following the latest voting.

COUNTRIES
Albania – 1
Argentina – 3
Austria – 1
Belize – 1
Canada – 1
Costa Rica – 1
Ethiopia – 1
Israel and Palestinian Territories – 1
Kenya – 1
Myanmar/Burma – 2
Scotland – 1
Seychelles – 1
Sri Lanka – 1
Qatar – 1
Vanuatu – 1 .


As you can see – our winning country is Argentina with three votes. A big thank you to Marla and South American Travel (who may be a little biased!) for their votes this time round, and Bea who put in a previous vote. I’m really looking forward to immersing myself in the land of the tango for a while and seeing what I can find.

US STATES
Alabama – 1
Arizona – 3
Delaware – 1
Florida – 2
Kansas – 1
Massachusetts – 1
New Hampshire – 1
New York – 1
New Mexico – 1
Ohio – 1
South Dakota – 1
Vermont – 1

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For the USA – we are heading off into the desert to Arizona. I’ve already done a bit of investigating and have discovered a hefty haul of fiction for this one. I hope you all have your water bottles ready, we may need to spend some time there! Voting thanks to Vera, Jackie and MC… And how’s this for a co-incidence – there is a Colorado River in both Argentina and Arizona!

UK COUNTIES
Cambridgeshire – 1
Cornwall – 1
Devon – 1
Dorset – 2
Durham – 1
Kent – 2
West Midlands – 1


In the UK – it came down to a tie between Kent and Dorset…so it was time to get out the Nepalese hat and pick one out.

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And as you can see from the photos, Dorset got the nod. Kirsten and Deborah – this one is for you. Dorset is situated in the south-west of England, and it has some wonderful countryside. In fact, three quarters of its coastline is a World Heritage Site. And given it is the birthplace of the wonderful Thomas Hardy I think we have some treats in store. I do not believe Dorset possesses a Colorado River unfortunately, but it does have a River Piddle, which is infinitely more entertaining…

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The River Piddle in Dorset – Image courtesy of Chris Downer via Wikimedia Commons

Right – I’m off to explore…. See you on the other side with my discoveries. In the meantime – if you have any suggestions for any of these places, I’d love to hear about them in the comments…or feel free to drop an email to suzi@packabook.com.

Suzi

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  1. Vera Marie Badertscher

    Ha! The Arizona spirit conquers. But you need to revise your statement about going to the desert. While I live in the Sonoran Desert in the southern part of the state, and there’s a bit of the Chihuahuan Desert in AZ also, the northern part of the state is mountains and high plains, and part of the southern part is plains, too? Ever see the movie Oklahoma? It was filmed in southeastern Arizona. Can’t wait to see what books you choose.

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    packabook Reply:

    Ah – it sounds like Arizona has a bit of everything! I think I was overwhelmed by how many of the Arizona novels I’ve come across go for the desert as their location… I would love to hear any of your suggestions Vera. It’s so good when people who live in one of our destinations tell us about their favourites! And feel free to add a link here to any of your own articles which focus on Arizona novels….

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    • packabook

      Ah – it sounds like Arizona has a bit of everything! I think I was overwhelmed by how many of the Arizona novels I’ve come across go for the desert as their location… I would love to hear any of your suggestions Vera. It’s so good when people who live in one of our destinations tell us about their favourites! And feel free to add a link here to any of your own articles which focus on Arizona novels….

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