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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