Posted on Jun 28, 2013 by
About pickpocketing in Barcelona, I`ve been twice to Barcelona for a day or two during a cruise, and one of the two trips had a miserable incident. My sister in law carried her leather backpack purse on her back (although I had noticed many people carrying their backpacks on their fronts) and when we were on a guided walking tour in the old town, a woman "bumped" into her and managed to open her backpack and grab her wallet, unbeknownst to her. Another tour member drew her attention to her open purse on her back. Luckily, it was a decoy wallet that was taken, with very little money and no credit cards or passport in it. These, luckily, she had buried at the bottom of her purse. She never wants to return to Barcelona as a result. Unfortunate...