Monday, December 3, 2012

HELD UP AT GUN POINT ON THE METRO!

Okay, fine, that's a lie.
We all know how I like to get dramatic from time to time.
But, I mean, it might as well have been that!

You see, with not even two weeks in to this world traveling of mine, my cell phone was stolen by the Barcelonian thieves!
Oh, they got me good.
And I can tell you exactly when it happened.
Well, I guess not exactly when, otherwise I would have pulled out my ninja karate skills and prevented it all from happening.

Anyway, stay with me here.

We just got done watching the F.C. Barcelona soccer game.
{Amazing. 46 euro/person. Totally worth it.
And this is all coming from someone who has never watched a soccer game in her life.}


We were on the metro, headed back to the "flat," and I was on my phone playing Solitaire when we suddenly had to get off that line and jump over to a different metro line.

So I put my phone in my over-the-shoulder purse and zip it up! I think.
Then, the rest of the way home, I was standing next to The Dizzle.

We get back, I open my purse, and shadoobie - - It's gone!
I couldn't believe it!
I was sure I had been so careful to not let this happen.

And I mean, really, standing next to this tough black guy and someone still has the balls to reach in my bag?!
Well, I never...


So that's that.
I'm phone-less.
I suppose it's really not that big of a deal seeing as I had no phone service or anything.
But...Instagram! Twitter! Facebook!
How will I go on?!

The Dizzle was sweet and linked my email and Twitter account to his phone so I could use it in the meantime if need be.
I'm thinking about maybe trying to buy another unlocked phone or something out here, but we'll see.

Don't worry, I still love you Barcelona.
I just don't love your Barcelonian Thieves.

...

xoxo


21 comments:

  1. Awww. That's too bad! Being someone who doesn't live in a huge city, I know I definitely don't take all the precautions I should when traveling. I'm just not used to doing it. The last time I was in Venice, an Italian lady scolded me for leaving my purse unzipped!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  2. that's TERRIBLE.

    someone should just buy you a new phone.

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  3. it is so nice that he is letting you try to get his phone stolen too! ;)

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  4. Oh no! What a bummer! Barcelona should totally buy you a new phone.

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  5. That sucks!! I've unfortunately had the same thing happen to 2 of my friends. :( Seems somethings are universal from country to country.

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  6. If it makes you feel better, the exact same thing happened to my friend on a Barcelona Metro, except it was her passport instead of her phone. She had already had her phone stolen, her wallet stolen, and camera stolen. #epicfail

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  7. DO NOT GIVE YOUR MOTHER a heart attack. She's a lot more prone to freak out than your completely calm level-headed brother. >_>

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  8. Sorry to hear that! My dream is to see a game at camp nou!

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  9. Why would anyone steal a phone? I don't see the point. But I'm not a criminal. SO maybe that's why.

    Sorry chica.

    -- thenakedmanual.com

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  10. Oh that sucks. My friend had her purse stolen at an internet cafe in Barcelona, and they told us that someone probably had a long stick that they used from across the room to pull the purse away. So crappy! Now I look like a paranoid crazy lady when I travel, wearing my bag over my head and shoulder and holding it in front of me like a baby. Stylish, no, but hey, those Barcelona thieves are sneaky!

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  11. Oh no! I'm so sorry that happened. :( We didn't have any issues abroad but that's because I'm such a worrier. I think I asked my husband about our passports every ten minutes (he had them in an awesome case under his pants.. ha)

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  12. Grrrr-- those Barcelonian thieves are PROS! I had my purse cut off of my shoulder (luckily they didn't knife ME) on Las Ramblas. Another girl had her wallet and other valuables stolen. The police told her that unless your passport is stolen they basically don't even try and pursue anything because people actually make a living stealing (mainly from tourists) and that they will not be able to retrieve anything once its gone! SO CRAZY! Hope you drank enough Sangria to make up for the loss ;)

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  13. Wow! That was a bold move on the thief's part! I'm glad it was taken that way and not by mugging you, though!

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  14. What a bummer... and what a bold thief. Must've had might sticky fingers =-(

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  15. Oh no that's such a bummer!! So bold on the thief's part!

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  16. Roma, aka gypsies. I kick the shit out of those kids in Europe and don't feel bad about it for a second. Hell, I dropped a packet of Kleenex once out of my hands and they swooped in and took it.

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  17. Oh, btw Super D and I will be in Europe from Dec 10-21. Strassbourg, Vienna and Budapest.

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  18. Oh no that is awful! Bless your heart...

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  19. Oh that sucks! At least I can tell you - you're not the only one. When I was in Barcelona, my purse was stolen right off my shoulder. I decided it was because they wanted my brand new camera, because they never attempted to use my cards or ID or any other info that was in that bag. Such a wonderful city...but apparently full of thieves!!!

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