Saturday, December 1, 2012

India: British Tourst Robbed at Knifepoint in Mapusa While Exchanging Currency

A British tourist was robbed at knifepoint in Mapusa as he excited the offices of a money changer on Thursday (November 29), after converting a large sum of euros (1,400) to rupees.

COMMENT: Unless a tourist or traveler is converting US$100 or less, I would strongly suggest that money be converted in either a major hotel or in the interior of a financial institution, whereby the amount of their transaction cannot be observed from outside the establishment.
Mapusa, also spelled as Mapuca, Mhapsa or Mapsa is a town in North Goa. Goa attracts roughly 2.6 million tourists annually.  It is situated  thirteen kilometers north of the capital of Panaji. It is located on the main highway NH-17, linking Mumbai to Kochi. Mapusa is close to one of the main centers of Goa's tourism industry.