Spain

Travel Destinations that are Out of this World

POSTED May 17th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Have you ever dreamed about visiting another planet? Well you can! and without leaving mother Earth! Check out these out of these five  travel destinations that will make you feel as if you are on another world. 5. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia If you truly want to get an out of this world experience make sure you visit the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni...
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Spain – Barcelona and Madrid Pickpocket Scams – A Must Read!

POSTED June 22nd 2015 BY Ellen
Barcelona and Madrid Pickpocket Scams Pickpocketing and theft can occur in any part of Spain; however Barcelona and Madrid are the top two reported locations.  As a matter of fact, the city of Barcelona was reported by Trip Advisor as the number one pickpocket location in the world in 2009. When you go to Barcelona, everyone tells you to watch out for pickpockets. The locals tell you to...
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Spain – Video of Distraction Thieves Stealing from Tourists in Barcelona

POSTED January 12th 2014 BY Ellen
Barcelona Beach Thefts If there are tourists there will be thieves to take advantage of them. Distraction thefts can occur anywhere, especially in locations where thieves know they can find tourists like at this beach in Barcelona, Spain.  Watch these set of thieves do a simple distraction and steal their mark’s  travel bag.  Always be alert whenever you set your valuables down – as you...
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Spain – How Women Carry Their Handbags in Barcelona

POSTED March 3rd 2013 BY Ellen
Pickpockets in Barcelona  love crowds and distracted tourists. The following video shows how women carry their purses while walking down the Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain.  Note how many women hold their purse or handbag in front of them, have purses that have short straps which ride high in their arm pit, or clutch their bags tightly – all in response to  safeguarding their valuables from...
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Spain – Photographs of Pickpockets in Barcelona

POSTED October 23rd 2011 BY Ellen
A great set of photographs were released of female pickpockets in Barcelona.  Take a few minutes and look at these photos to see how skilled these thieves are. Note their style of dress, they look like tourists so they blend in.  Click here to view photographs.
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Spain – Barcelona Pickpocket Crime Map

POSTED April 23rd 2010 BY Ellen
Check Out the Below Web Pages for More Pickpocket Prevention Information in Spain Barcelona Pickpocket Crime Map A new pickpocket map of theft in Barcelona has sprung up on the internet.  The website is written by victims and witnesses of pickpockets is being documented in Google Maps. Another special webpage on FaceBook also opened up lately which does the same thing – the webpage –  Facebook...
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Spain – “The Ronaldinho Method” of Pickpocketing

POSTED April 16th 2010 BY Ellen
Thieves soliciting passersby on the popular Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain use a sports icon’s name to define their skill Interesting how life imitates art – this time pickpockets are taking on the actions of one of the world’s best known soccer stars in Spain. It appears that a new pickpocket trend is rearing its head in Barcelona,Spain.  Pickpockets are starting to use a new to...
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Spain – More Pickpocket and Travel Scams

POSTED March 23rd 2010 BY Ellen
The following are additional web pages that cover pickpocket prevention information in Spain As mentioned in previous postings, Barcelona is a fabulous city, providing that one is well prepared for the pickpockets who are judged the most skilled in Europe – especially if you are a tourist visiting the city for the first time.  The previous web pages outlined numerous pickpocket scams that occur in Barcelona,...
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Spain – Fake Police Scam in Barcelona

POSTED March 21st 2010 BY Ellen
The fake police scam in Barcelona alleges that the police are looking for counterfeit money. While this tourist scam is found in different parts of the world  it seems to be reported much more in Barcelona, Span.  The scam works like this. First, the thieves look for obvious, unsuspecting tourists that are walking in an area that does not have a lot of foot traffic....
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