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Transfer in Barcelona - Safe??

26 Jun 2007 Chris asked

Hi,<BR><BR>i will be doing two tours in europe. YAY. hahaha<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>I am male 24. But last night my sister was telling me barcelona is notorious for theft.<BR>and kind of freaking me out. lol<BR><BR>Would i be ok getting a taxi to my hotel in spain. Like am i stressing to much??<BR><BR>any reassurances would be appreciated. <img src="" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)-->)<BR><BR>Chris.
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  • 26 Jun 2007 Curtis71 said


    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



    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


    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


    Hey Tara,

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


    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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