- Jul 13, 2012
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Doing the tourist thing in Europe I always leave wallet in the hotel safe. Credit card and one ID in front pocket with a little cash in the other front pocket. Phone in hand or in jacket breast pocket.They can be quite "good". I recall an attempt at pickpocketing me ... in Lisbon. I was younger then ... and somewhat buff. I foolishly assumed someone was fondling my rear. Well, at least that got me to turn and foil their efforts. A minute later the pickpocket was successful with my spouse. It was an older woman with a big bag. We cornered her but the locals -- perhaps her assistants -- came to the rescue. She got away. All she got was a good wallet and a few hundred Euros ... but the credit cards and the ID's were what bothered us.