Watch Out for Paris Pickpockets
You might have read in the news that recently, the Eiffel Tower was closed for an entire day after employees refused to work due to the aggressive pickpockets. Pickpockets are a huge problem in all major cities but especially Paris, Rome and Barcelona (one of our writers got mugged in Barcelona; here’s that story).
My point is to be very careful when visiting tourist attractions or taking public transportation. Crowded trains, subways and markets are a haven for pickpockets and they come in all shapes and forms—from little kids to seniors. My advice is to not carry anything of value in your back pocket and to keep your guard up. I also suggest getting a jacket or vest like one of Scottevest‘s (full disclosure, they are an advertiser but that’s not why I recommend them) since they have clothing with multiple hidden pockets to help you keep your valuables safe.
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