That scene gave me so much anxiety, because one of my biggest fears is having my purse stolen while in another city. That's why I would never leave it unattended, for crying out loud. Didn't Connie and Albie rib him about always warning them about pickpockets? How convenient that he somehow had money to get bottled water, at least. Did he borrow the money to get to Barcelona from Kat? She did turn out to be a pretty good person, but asking for money from her was a step too far.
I wonder if this was a case of a filmed version of a book being not as good as the book. It seemed kind