An article by Julie Sheridan has featured on The Spain Scoop, which was partly-inspired by some of the content on Robbed in Barcelona.
Julie’s article (which can be seen here) is a good one-page overview of all that a visitor needs to be aware of when coming to Barcelona.
The Robbed in Barcelona site is referenced and linked to at the bottom of the article.
The article deals with a form of robbery that we have never dealt with on this site – being ripped-off. This is how the author covered it, with reference to the local population, the Catalans:
The first thing I should point out is that in nearly a year of living in Barcelona, I have never once been ripped off by a local person. Catalans have a reputation throughout Spain for being tight with their money. They certainly are very careful with it, but one thing I’ve noticed time and again is that they’re also very careful to make sure they pay their fair share and that you do the same. In shops, restaurants and taxi rides across the city I’ve never once been short changed.
Then there’s the Ramblas, which is the first port of call for most visitors to the city. On this tree-lined boulevard you can achieve many things. Get your shoes shined, coo at baby bunnies, hopscotch over a Miró mosaic, get your photo taken with a giant cockroach, get your wallet nicked and generally indulge in a whole lot of people watching. It’s a crucible of all that is famous and infamous about the Catalan capital and you should revel in it. But please don’t buy anything on it! Veer off into the narrow streets to either side just a few minutes away and you’ll pay half the price for food and souvenirs.