When all is going tickety-boo, you don’t have a care in the world and you feel like nothing bad can happen to you. Until it does. There have been some interesting lists published lately covering relatively minor annoyances that can nevertheless turn travel into a frustrating experience.
Top 10 Worst Cities for Pickpockets
I’ve been to nine of these. I’ve never been pickpocketed (knock on wood). Either I’m extremely lucky or I take precautions. Probably both, but probably more of the latter.
1. Barcelona, Spain
2. Rome, Italy
3. Prague, Czech Republic
4. Madrid, Spain
5. Paris, France
6. Florence, Italy
7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
9. Athens, Greece
10. Hanoi, Vietnam
You always hear about scams when you travel. My personal favourite is one where a supposed mother will toss her baby at you.
Of course, by instinct, you’ll try to save baby Air Jordan, and if you do you’ll be minus a wallet.
But is this just an old traveler’s tale? If you’ve ever been baby-tossed, we’d love to hear about it.