Geography lessons from


In a recent marketing pitch, Internet travel agency urges visitors to rush as there are only 3 days left to get “rock-bottom fares to Central and South America” flying with Taca.

The funny thing, though, is that the image Expedia picked to promote flights to Central and South America is a photo of the ancient Atlantes de Tula, the Toltec ruins located in the Mexican state of Hidalgo.

What’s more, once you scroll down the promotional newsletter, you’ll find Expedia is also inviting you to save while traveling to the following cities: Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and … wait, here’s the best one: Columbia. Not only none of the places mentioned above are cities, but Columbia? …

Some people would let this go without an itch, but not my friend Carlos, who actually sent Expedia an email pointing out the geographical inaccuracies in the newsletter. Expedia’s reply is only funnier than the original pitch:

“Thank you for contacting us about incorrect spelling. We regret that your experience with was not satisfying.”