Every urban jungle has its predators and Buenos Aires is no different to the world’s other great metropolises. Random crimes do happen, but bad guys can also sense fear and disorientation just as their potential victims may sense danger. A subtly-cultivated but effective way to stay safe while traveling is not to be perceived as […]
Argentina is a relatively safe country for women to travel alone. Argentina’s men have a reputation for freely expressing their appreciation for women passing by on the street and as being charming devils who will say anything to get what they want, but it is much more likely that a single female traveler will suffer […]
Five quick tips for a pleasant Florida Street shopping experience: • Don’t take up any offers for local currency exchange or strip shows. • Keep in mind that most of the panhandlers along Florida are professionals, it is preferable to donate to an official local charity or help someone you personally befriend. • Florida is […]
Firstly, and this goes without saying, if you don’t look like an obvious tourist, you are less likely to be targeted. Sometimes you need to take a quick peek at your Lonely Planet in public, but at least try to avoid the Hawaiian shirt, socks and sandals ensemble.
As far as really big cities go, Buenos Aires is not particularly dangerous although if you listen to the many residents of this port city or the excitable tabloid media, you may come to believe it’s something akin to downtown Baghdad. The truth is that petty theft is a problem — violent crime is less […]