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Re: [IPk] Barcelona question!

Thieves in St. Petersburg seemed to be ok about the pump not coming
away: they just left it dangling.

I was fine in Barcelona - my husband had his wallet lifted, felt it
going and got it back.  Perhaps it's got worse in the last couple of

If you have a companion, splitting the risk would help.  

In many cultures, a plastic shopping bag from a local store is the least
risky thing to carry (although not always the most comfortable).  I have
a back pack with a pocket that can only be accessed when I take it off.



In message <email @ redacted>, email @ redacted writes
>Well, I haven't been on here for a while as things have been so hectic  
> lately, so I am trying to catch up with threads and mails. Control has been
 >iffy after Christmas, but was great during the Christmas break when I was off
>work and my family were all at home together (a rare occurance!) Guess it 
 >means stress and running about plays a big part in things! Going on the CGMS
>(hopefully) again next week, so we will see. More on that later.
>What I need to know is this. Has anyone visited Barcelona whilst wearing a  
 >pump and carried blood testing equipment, etc., around with them? I ask as we
 >have booked a week in Barcelona (in an apt) in July/August this year and I am
>getting the jitters reading about the amount of pickpocketing and  anything 
>attached being snatched from you! I know a few people who have been,  all of 
>whom have had bags/phones/wallets and even a beeper pulled from them.  This 
 >worries me as all the guide books say carry anything like money under clothes
 > (fine with that as we have neck pouches) but obviously the pump is going to
>attached and blood testing stuff/spare pump bits won't go in the  pouch so I 
 > will need to carry a bag. All the guides say don't carry bags at all! I've
>told even a bum-bag is not safe as a colleague had one of those  ripped from 
>them! Yikes. I'm beginning to wish I'd never booked this!  
>Has anyone visited? How did you keep your 'stuff' safe?
>Am I just being over-concerned??? (Is it any worse than, say,  Washington DC 
>where we were a couple of years ago?)
>worrying as susual
>(type 1 30 years, pump 15months)
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Pat Reynolds
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