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Today The Dictator opens in theaters everywhere, starring Sasha Baron Cohn as a dictator desperate to keep democracy out of his oppressed country.
The dictator's fictional country of Wadiya recently launched its own tourism website promoting its many attractions like the Wadiyan State Zoo where, "many dozens of endangered species can be found caged, including pandas, white tigers, and Amnesty International officials." The site also endorses the Wadiyan Museum of Tolerance, "Open daily from 9 to 5. Women, Jews, and disabled not allowed."
It's hard to know whether the experts are giving you useful information or just the same old song and dance. That's why we're introducing Guidebook Says to commend or correct other travel media. Feel free to commend or correct us in the comments below! This week, we head for the sol in Seville, Spain.
Sevillemay have just been killed 4-0 in football by FC Barcelona, but it's still a major tourist destination for first-time visitors to Spain who want to get a taste of the countryside. At just a train ride away from Madrid, it imparts a vastly different sense of the country -- but what's as real as a bullfight and what's as fake as the flamenco fans they sell in gift shops? Just in time for the