Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Madrid

Mar 30, 2010 Full story: Reuters 12

Local correspondents help you get the most out of a stay in the Spanish capital, where the heart of lively, modern Spain beats inside a city rich in Old World architecture and culture.

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Jeff Branson

Tujunga, CA

#1 Apr 2, 2010
My son is on an education trip and gets his backback stolen the first day in Madrid. Nice place. Should avoid the entire country if you ask me. I will never go there.
Shame

United States

#2 Mar 29, 2011
Jeff Branson wrote:
My son is on an education trip and gets his backback stolen the first day in Madrid. Nice place. Should avoid the entire country if you ask me. I will never go there.
Unfortunately, like any major capital city there are pickpocketers and thieves. It's a sad fact of life. I'm very sorry for your son and hope you will visit Madrid sometime.
bounty

UK

#3 Mar 29, 2011
Shame wrote:
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Unfortunately, like any major capital city there are pickpocketers and thieves. It's a sad fact of life. I'm very sorry for your son and hope you will visit Madrid sometime.
Please don't condemn the whole country I have found the Spanish very helpful and consideratethe problemis with the English there.
viajero

Leeds, UK

#5 Apr 18, 2011
There are two unfortunate generalisations here: the first blaming Spain as a whole for a backpack being stolen by some thief and the opinion that all the troubles are down to the English in Spain.

There are thieves everywhere and the majority of Spaniards are fantastic people. I've travelled almost all the continents and love going to Spain even though, in Barcelona, I was singled out by the police to have my documents checked in the street. I was the only non-white in the area. Do I categorise the police or Spaniards as racist? No. I disliked the racist overtones of what happened but I blame that one individual who selected to stop me. The American tourists who witnessed it weren't so forgiving of the policeman.

Spain is a wonderful country Go visit and experience for yourself.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness: Mark Twain
Jerry

Edison, NJ

#6 Apr 18, 2011
He would risk his backpack stolen in almost any country. No big deal. He should have watched it more carefully. His fault.

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Fremont, CA

#7 Apr 21, 2011
Madrid is a nice place for shopping and see museums and there are many things to keep you occupied. But if one want to experience real culture then I would say that Barcelona and Seville have lot to offer.

Since: Jul 12

Germany

#8 Aug 5, 2012
there are some supermarkets and museums to visit

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Since: Aug 12

Faridabad, India

#10 Aug 17, 2012
There are two regrettable generalisations here: the first accusing The country as a whole for a rucksack being thieved by some criminal and the viewpoint that all the problems are down to the British in The country.
SMK

Victoria, Canada

#11 Aug 30, 2012
When I was in southern California two years ago, my car was broken into in the parking lot of a Marriott Hotel. By your logic, I guess I should avoid ever visiting the USA again.
David

Bronx, NY

#12 Sep 6, 2012
Did you see the latest interview on the Travel Explosion website for Spain?

Since: Jul 12

Japan

#13 Oct 8, 2012
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