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Romanian village boosted by US rapper Snoop Dogg's Instagram slip

Published 18/03/2016 | 09:21

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg

A small village in northern Romania is revelling in the virtual attention caused by a spelling mistake by US rapper Snoop Dogg.

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Posting a selfie on Instagram, the star, who has been on tour in Bogota, Colombia, told his fans he was in Bogata, in Transylvania.

Romanians soon spotted the mistake and began posting about it.

A tourist website, visitbogata.com, also popped up, describing the village of 2,000 as the "best place for chillin' in Romania".

There is 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 told the Associated Press.

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