Tourist tip #60 / The Old City of Jerusalem
There's no reason for a tourist to feel unsafe in Jerusalem's Old City, but take some easy precautions to avoid unpleasant encounters with the Artful Dodger.
The Old City of Jerusalem sometimes gets a bum rap for being unsafe, mostly when it comes to tourists. Not so. Tourists are generally not a target of violence, but they should be on the lookout for prowling pickpockets.
Pickpockets tend to favor crowded parts of the Old City, like the narrow and bustling markets, and distract their prey using various ruses. If someone approaches you in a...