Protesters at Buenos Aires cacerolazo (pot-banging protest), where tens of thousand of demonstrators voiced their discontent about rising crime, corruption and the increasingly restrictive policies of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. It was the largest opposition protest since 2003. From left to right, the signs read: • In the sky there are stars, in […]
The six lines of the Buenos Aires subway are a breeze to negotiate compared to the complex bus system. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to speed to your destination underneath the city: Figure out your route To decide which line you can check a subway map on the internet (includes an app), or […]
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. In the 2019 Crime Index Rate, Buenos Aires comes in at number 43, between […]