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Snoop Dogg Isn’t in Romania, But That Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Be!
Snoop Dogg accidentally said he was in Romania this week. Now Romanians are encouraging others to visit.
There are not very many Instagram posts tagged in Bogata in Mures county, Romania — a tiny commune in Transylvania, the region that helped inspire Dracula.
Now the area has a new claim to fame: Snoop Dogg accidentally said he was there this week when he meant to announce his arrival in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, where he is on tour.
The famous rapper’s selfie, where he’s wearing a headscarf, sunglasses, headphones, and a gold chain, now has more than 42,000 likes and more than 7,000 comments, including many from Romanians excited he gave their little town some unexpected recognition.
And it didn’t take long for someone to launch a new website, http://www.visitbogata.com. Their tagline? “Snoop Dogg checked in to Bogata, Mures, by mistake — but you don’t have to!”
The website links to Instagrams that are geotagged in the Romanian village, and advertises the commune of 2,000 as “the best place for chillin’ in Romania.”
“Bring your tent, sleeping bag, comfortable shoes and get ready for the chillest weekend you could imagine,” it says.
The site even offers a plug-in that allows users to easily access directions to Bogata from anywhere in the world. From Washington, it’s only an 11-hour, 25-minute trip — including a transatlantic flight.
“It was a mistake but it’s a good advert for us,” Bogata Mayor Laszlo Barta told The Associated Press on Friday.
Photo credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images