How Snoop Dogg Mistakenly Promotes Romanian Village Bogata
Rapper Snoop Dogg has mistakenly promoted the Romanian village of Bogata by tagging himself there on Instagram.
He posted an image which appeared to show he was in Bogata in the center of Romania.
Snoop Dogg was actually one letter out – an extra A instead of an O – and more than 6,000 miles away in the Colombian capital Bogota.
Bogata saw immediate interest with even a new website popping up.
The website’s creators described it as “the perfect place to be if you want to relax in nature and take in all it has to offer”.
Romanians got excited, thinking Snoop Dogg was in their country on a surprise trip.
However, others spotted Snoop Dogg’s mistake and one pointed out: “I think you should edit your location.”
The new Visit Bogata website describes the village of 2,000 as the “best place for chillin’ in Romania”.
There is a problem, though: there’s no hotel in the village, so visitors are advised to bring a sleeping bag.
“The village is situated on the river Mureș, offering all that nature has to offer. You can camp there or even ask a villager for housing, if you feel like learning more on the location from its inhabitants,” the website said.
If they get hungry they can feast on a twist of the famous Hungarian goulash.
The website says: “We can trace it back to older times, when it is believed that Hungarian shepherds ate similar food to fill up and gain energy for a full day.”
Bogata mayor Laszlo Barta realized Snoop’s tag confusion was a handy way to promote his town.
“It was a mistake but it’s a good advert for us.”