so im currently in the first week of my ten week study abroad program in guadalajara everything is cool here and i like it alot but today we go down in a group of five to check out the centro where they have like a shanty market area. so i consider myself to be decently street smart and although this is the first time ive ever been alone in a foreign country i am very into the whole idea of backpacking all over the world so you know i do know whats up when your in a foreign country and on top of that i know spanish well enough to communicate clearly most of the time but today i made such an amateur mistake. all day i kept my wallet in my front pocket cause i know that i stand a good chance to get pickpocketed. about halfway through the day i buy some foakleys and afterwards i put my wallet in my back pocket just out of habit. it couldn't have even been ten minutes later and i had already been pickpocketed. those fuckers are slick man i didnt feel a thing and nobody in my group saw anything suspicious
i guess the moral of the story is even if you think you know what your doing, when you are a foreigner people are extra aware of you and how they can take advantage of you, be careful!