Saturday, 17 April 2010


We went to Madrid at the start of April for Rebeccas 21st Birthday.
She turns 21 at the end of April but as she will be back at uni we decided to go while she was at home.
We did have a lovely time despite the pickpockets who stole Rebeccas friends bag with i think everything in it apart from the kitchen sink.
We did tell her to leave all important things in hotel safe but alas she carried her passport with her and ipod purse ,all her university stuff and it was all gone.
We then had to spend hours in police station .british embassy etc and had to pay 106 euros for one emergency passport valid only for one journey .
Then her mum had to buy her a new ten year one so that she could travel back to uni.
Although Madrid is a beautiful city you have to keep your wits about you.
My handbag was slashed open.nothing taken thank goodness my rucksack was slashed open they tried to pickpocket Billy by surrounding us on the metro .
Very scary moments for us all as i nearly dident get off metro as they had barred my way i had to duck under them to get ofBut at least we are all home safe and that is the main thing.
Off to work now and will post pictures later

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