Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dubious distinction: World’s best places for pickpockets-29 September, 2009

Dubious distinction: World’s best places for pickpockets-29 September, 2009: "Dubious distinction: World’s best places for pickpockets

Where in the world are you most likely to be the victim of a pickpocket? Barcelona in Spain, says US-based TripAdvisor.


Rome came second, followed by Prague, Madrid, Paris, Florence, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Athens and Hanoi in Vietnam.


The company based its findings on the opinions of its travel editors, as well as taking into account complaints from users.


'Las Ramblas, the famous wide, pedestrian walkway full of life, music and people at all hours of the day and night, is the perfect place to get your purse poached,' said the Web site's review.


The narrow alleyways in the city's historic centre have attracted pickpockets, muggers and drug-dealers for years.


Las Ramblas, one of the world's most famous boulevards, has also recently gained a reputation as a magnet for street prostitutes.


By David Wilkening"
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