The gypsies in Rome are the worst.
The gypsies in Rome are especially thick near all of the free tourist attractions. Like, the Spanish steps.
And the Trevi Fountain. There, a gypsy was nice enough to take our picture.
When he was finished, he asked for money. No prob, we gave him a euro. He wanted more. Alright, another euro. He wanted even more! Greedy gypsy, you took a Polaroid, you aren’t Ansel Adams! Plus, I took a better self-portrait myself!
|It takes years of practice to get this good at taking a picture of yourself!|
If you are traveling for a long distance on a train, take shifts with your travel mate because even though you may have left the gypsies in Rome, it’s a common place for crooks to strike. Both my cousin and aunt had their bags stolen while traveling in Italy (they were on different trips).
In terms of buses, there are also thieves on certain lines, like Line 64, which crosses the city and is the one we took the most.
|That's what a bus stop looks like in case you're wondering!|
Here, you should watch for pickpockets, and I don’t blame them for seizing the opportunity, because the tourists here were totally unaware while taking pictures with their lovely cameras. I hate when people do that. You know you are taking a picture through a window, right?