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TripAdvisor vs. Viajablog, we check your opinions in four cities

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Reading posters, Opinions 1.0

TripAdvisor is the opinions that Google searches on the Internet. If you want read a short review about an attraction, a museum, a restaurant or any point of interest (including accommodation and booking hotels), you enter Trip Advisor and look at what other travelers have written. And if you want more extensive information, you read a blog post :)

As opinions, tastes and experiences are different, it is possible that What you read does not match what you see When going to that destination. I have no problem recognizing that I also take a look at TripAdvisor when I travel and observe the average score of a destination and how opinions are distributed, from “Excellent” to “Terrible”.

But what happens when you read opinions about your own city? Curiosity has stung us and we have decided to do a little experiment so unscientific and highly subjective that it would not resist the analysis of the "Mythbusters".

Viajablog is written by four friends who reside in four cities (from two different countries), so, mobile in hand, we have decided to see what the TripAdvisor application says about a known attraction, a less known attraction and a restaurant from each of our cities and compare it with our own experience.

Do tourists think the same as us? Let's check it out.

To carry out this experiment, we have taken Trip Advisor in our pocket, as it has apps for all types of mobile devices. Some features that we would like to highlight are: “Near me” (the app shows you the restaurants, places of interest and hotels that you have near your position using GPS), “Travel chronology” (register through your GPS also -and therefore offline- the places where you have been so that you can then share your tour with whoever you want or be able to write your opinions more easily), or the offline functionality that already exists for many destinations, being able to download all the contents of a place before traveling and thus not having to pull data (this is especially useful when traveling abroad).

The Trip Advisor App (I have it in English because I'm that traveler)

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Santa Barbara Castle at sunset

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