Paris Pickpocket, so good you can’t even get upset!

Yankee Skeptic

I have had incredibly good luck with living and travelling in Europe.  I had never been the victim of a pick pocket or robbed, so it was rather a surprise when during a visit to Paris I had my wallet stolen.  It was my first day, and I was off to my favorite museum.  I left my hotel near the Gare de Lyon and took the metro to the Gare d’Austerlitz.

I enjoyed a happy day of museum visiting, and only on returning back to my hotel did I find my wallet was missing.

I do have a few tricks I’ve learned over the years, so I was shocked I had actually been robbed.  Lesson one, if  you see a sign warning you of pick pockets, do not then go look to see if your wallet is safe.  Pick pockets stand near these signs because most tourists do indeed check…

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2 replies

  1. What an amazing story…to unzip, take something, put something in its place, and rezip without you knowing what happened. A thief would be very disappointed with what I keep in my bag as well. 🙂


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