I should start this post by pointing out that I’m a pickpocket’s dream. I’ve been robbed in Florence, Paris and now almost in Ecuador. This country is famed for it’s pickpockets and you are warned early and often to keep hold of your purse and keep a wary eye. As I was walking across the Plaza Grande earlier this week I felt water hit my back. It being Carnival I thought it was the foam the kids are all spraying on everyone as a Carnival prank. It wasn’t. It was spit. a woman trailing my husband and I had basically hocked a luge on my arm to get me to turn around so she could grab my purse and take off. Gross, I know and I apologize, but it’s a good lesson. Never think this kind of thing won’t happen to you. Oh and be sure to shower if it does. I did.