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"Don't carry a purse" Barcelona Warnings Or Dangers Tip by GlobeTreckingCanuck

Barcelona Warnings and Dangers: 358 reviews and 165 photos

I read a lot of tips describing the overwhelming presence of pick pockets in Barcelona. As a preventative measure I told my Mom that she could not carry a purse. We both had large pockets sewed inside our coats. My new pocket was large enough to place my small camera and map inside. I then placed a small amount of money in my front trouser/pant pocket. The unexpected benefit of this wardrobe adjustment was that I didn't feel as tired or have sore shoulders from carrying around a purse, backpack and /or large camera bag all day.

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  • Written Oct 15, 2006
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