We Publish Warnings about Robbery in Barcelona in 20 International Languages

February 3, 2012
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Today we publish our “Essential warning about robbery in Barcelona” in 20 languages. (For illustration look at our homepage between February 3rd and February 10th 2012.)

English is spoken in every corner of the world, but we want to provide a little content for those who don’t speak the language in countries like China, Russia, Korea and Turkey.

The English content appears below, and we then link to the dedicated posts we’ve published of the same content translated into other languages. It’s likely we will add to the assembled languages over time.

Here is the text we used:

Barcelona is a beautiful city and we urge you to visit, but please be aware that we have a crime problem here and tourists are a target. If you are not cautious you will be robbed when you are here. Here are a few valuable tips: Please carry maps and guidebooks discreetly. Please leave your passports, drivers license and essential documents in your hotel. Please carry only the minimum amount of cash and cards required. Please do not leave your bag on the ground or on a table or chair. Opt for a small camera if you can, and carry it your hand with the strap wrapped around your thumb. The following might sound weird, but if someone tries to put their leg between your legs, or tells you that you have birdshit on your clothing, or suddenly wants to give you a hug on the street… you are being robbed. Robbery in Barcelona is rarely accompanied by violence, but you really need to watch what you are doing. Please be vigilant. Be suspicious. If you are robbed, please report it to the local police. If you speak English, please visit our site at www.robbedinbarcelona.com for more advice.

Please click here. Thanks to Tim W. for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Renate Nieuwkoop for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Olga Ivanova for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Roger Dean Oldén for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Laura Albini for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Audrey Palat for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Dana Jenickova for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Guadalupe Carvalho for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Marisol Tanda Aguayo for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Ayca Dereli for translation.

Please click here. Translator asked to remain anonymous.

Please click here. Thanks to Rita Lescinska for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Agnieszka Jaroń for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Marinela Prodan for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Ofer Barsade for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Conchubhair MacLochlainn for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Margrét Inga Gísladóttir for translation.

Please click here. Thanks to Haijing Wang for translation.

Please click here.

Please click here. Translation verification pending from Gayoung Kim.

10 Responses to We Publish Warnings about Robbery in Barcelona in 20 International Languages

  1. david brock on February 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Great service …. if only the Generalitat were spending money on this type of warning rather than giving a vainglorious €150 million of taxpayers money to a shit airline like Spanair. Robbed in Barcelona’s website is far better than Spanairs ever was !

  2. david brock on February 3, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Barcelona = 100% marketing & 0% management . No fucking wonder unemployment is as high as it is here…..

  3. Saul on February 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Shame it’s still a legal requirement in Spain to carry photo ID! Kind of makes a mockery that especially Mossos will get so angry if they ask for it and you don’t have any. Last time this happened they tried to arrest me!

  4. Itzy on February 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is GREAT! thanks RIB for the effort you’ve put into this. I might print some of this and stick them on the streets… Can I?

    I’m tired and sick of robbers and makes me furious that the local government is so useless about all this….

  5. Paul on February 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    These are great! Thanks to everyone who contributed. It would be great if you could make them available as downloadable pdf file in a printer friendly format.

    • Rob Daly on February 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      If you make the PDFs, I’ll make them available! :)

      • Paul on February 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        Okay, can you mail me the images for the flags please? Does anyone know a free PDF writer for Mac OSX?

        • Rob Daly on February 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

          I was only half-serious, but I’m very happy to receive your assistance.
          I got the flags from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallery_of_sovereign-state_flags
          I don’t know any free PDF writers for Mac. There might be an online version of same perhaps.
          (If you want to email me, I’m at the address at the top of robbedinbarcelona.com)

          • Paul on February 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

            Found one, leave it with my I’ll have a play next week.

          • Paul on February 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

            Haven’t forgotten about this. Apologies for delay.

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