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Transfer in Barcelona - Safe??

26 Jun 2007 Chris asked

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Hi,

i will be doing two tours in europe. YAY. hahaha

I will be flying to barcelona during the morning. then i will be getting a cab with my luggage and what not on my own.

I am male 24. But last night my sister was telling me barcelona is notorious for theft.
and kind of freaking me out. lol

Would i be ok getting a taxi to my hotel in spain. Like am i stressing to much??

any reassurances would be appreciated. Smiler)

Chris.
  • 26 Jun 2007 Curtis71 said

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    Barcelona is definitely famous for theft and scams. Check out street scams in Barcelona.

    I think by taking a taxi, you are avoiding most scams except the overcharging taxi driver or the driver that takes the expensive, scenic route.

    Public transit is always a good place to get robbed. Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 26 Jun 2007 Chris said

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    Hey,

    thanks for your help curtis71.

    so i guess its off the plane and straight to the taxi.

    I dont wnat to muck around in barcelona.
    i dont have good street smarts in sydney, i would hate to think how iwould be in barcelona.

    Thanks again. Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 27 Jun 2007 Pirate Tara said

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    Thanks for that link!

    I too am concerned with how I am going to get from the hotel in Barcelona to the airport at the end of my trip…

  • 28 Jun 2007 Chris said

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    Hey Tara,

    glad i could help out. Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->)

    lol

    I feel safer now about barca having talked to a few experience travellers. Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->)

    I hope you enjoy your trip.

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