I'm sorry to say that I was robbed during my little jaunt to Barcelona. It's very embarrasing for me to have to admit that I was taken in by some very clever pickpockets, but in the interest of making as many people aware of what to beware of, I've written an article about how it all happened, and if you're interested you can read it here.
Happily, it could have been worse, and I feel as if I got away with minimal damage, both to my finances and to my person. My pride, however, is another thing. I put it behind me as quickly as I could, and got on with enjoying my trip.
Okay, now that's out of the way we can talk about happier things.