30 March, 2008

Another typical Madrid experence, unfortunately.

Madrid is, without doubt, one of the safest cities we've been in. The one exception is pick pocketing. Hands down the most common criminal act here. We've been here 10 months and it finally happened to us. Curt and Helen had just arrived and we were at lunch in the la Latina area and her purse was swiped. At a restaurant where we've eaten many times. Scene of the crime is in the photo. No cash, but credit cards, mobile and ipod. Not the end of the world but a hassle. We canceled it very quickly, which was good as they tried, unsuccessfully, to use one of the cards twice in the first hour!

1 comment:

JC said...

Sorry to hear about that Buddy. So I guess we'll have to compare stats and see who's "pick-pocket" capital of the world; Barcelona vs. Madrid. WOW.. sounds like a Spanish League, or Copa del Rei semi-final ;-)