by Chris Bodenner
A reader writes:
I'm the guy who sent in the Stonetown, Zanzibar photo. Man, your readers are amazing! I took the picture from the Dhow Palace Hotel, just down the street from the Shanghai Hotel, as your winning reader guessed.
Hi, Andrew and Co. So I see that my girlfriend has won this week's VFYW contest. Do you have any idea what you've done to me? Let me fill you in on Bonus Points Subrule A from our VFYW Contest Bylaws:
a. If a contestant emails his or her correct answer to Andrew Sullivan and wins a weekly contest, the loser must add - to his or her monthly total - the distance from his or her house to the actual location.
So instead of being 2,650 miles off this week (I guessed Gaza), I'm off by over 12,700 miles. (It's almost exactly 10,000 miles from Redondo Beach to Zanzibar. Huh.) So for the remaining two contests in February, I have to make up almost 14,500 miles (I was way off last week too).
Well at least she'll share the book with you. Maybe?