Snoop Dogg Accidentally Promotes Transylvanian Village

'Snoop Dogg checked into Bogata by mistake—but you don't have to'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2016 9:55 AM CDT
Snoop Dogg Accidentally Promotes Transylvanian Village
In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo, Snoop Dogg performs during the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

A small village in northern Romania is reveling in the virtual attention caused by a spelling mistake by Snoop Dogg. Posting a selfie on Instagram, the rapper who has been on tour in Bogota, Colombia, told his fans he was in Bogata, in Transylvania. (It seems he accidentally checked in to Bogata instead of Bogota.) Romanians soon spotted the mistake and began posting about it. A tourist website,, also popped up, describing the village of 2,000 as the "best place for chillin' in Romania."

There's no hotel in the village, so visitors are advised to bring a sleeping bag. If they get hungry they can feast on a twist of the famous Hungarian goulash. "It was a mistake but it's a good advert for us," Bogata Mayor Laszlo Barta tells the AP. "Snoop Dogg checked into Bogata ... by mistake—but you don't have to," the new tourism website reads, before offering directions to the village (it's 5.5 hours from Bucharest) and suggestions for nearby attractions to check out while there. But "let's be serious," Balkan Insight quotes a local villager as telling a local news outlet. "If he [Snoop Dogg] came here, many people would get scared. They might think he belongs to ISIS. For us, the world starts here and ends just few kilometers away." (Read more Snoop Dogg stories.)

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