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  1. I imagine some of these crimes are more prevalent in some parts of the world than others. My mother had her bag snatched aggressively back in Sydney one time though. Wow! I always pictured the more complicated, social scams were the ones I’d have to keep my wits about for.

  2. Thanks for this nice summary. I’ve got a great story from my time in Spain in 2009: truly a picture of God providing, if you ever want to hear it.

    1. Sorry to hear that, Jade! It’s such a horrible feeling.

      It can be hard to balance awareness of possible threats with having a good time. That’s why we’ve created little habits for ourselves that make this kind of petty theft less likely.