Just like to ask around for some opinions.
Am going to Barcelona for a conference in July this year. Was excited about it until I read that petty crimes like pick-pockets and snatch theft are rife there. Have been to quite a few Western and Eastern European cities like Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Stresa, Amsterdam, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Zurich, Interlaken and Luzern before and found these cities to be quite safe; even though Rome is famed for petty crimes and didn't feel that safe in Budapest. However from what I read online, Barcelona is even worst!
Just like to ask if anyone here have visited Barcelona before together with their DSLR and such and whether is it safe to do so. Will be arriving a day earlier before the conference then going through the 4 days meeting before going to sight see for maybe another day before going to other cities like Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla or even cities in Portugal as well. Total will be around 3 weeks.
Planning to bring my 5D2/3 with either my Zeiss 35/1.4 or 35L lens with a tripod and Billingham 307 for this trip. Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much in advanced!