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When I mentioned to people that I had never been robbed in Buenos Aires – I always got the same response – a smirky cast of the eyes to the side, a laugh and a simple response; ‘No, you haven’t … Continue reading

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5 Normal Things I Wouldn’t Do as a Tourist in Buenos Aires

Coming to a new culture made me realize some of the norms that I took for granted.  Here is some advice if you’re thinking about touring BA: 5. Drive When I visited Chile in August with my parents, my Dad … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Things About The Subte

Subte is the Argentine word for Subway.  Here is the Buenos Aires Subte Map: 5.  Mercado Libre (free market) Do you ever think, ‘hmmm, I really could use a new pair of socks, but I don’t have time to go … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Ways to Get Robbed

5. Pull out your iphone on the subway and start speaking English. Even if no one suspected it before, when you start speaking English…they know.  They know you are a foreigner, and people inclined to rob will feel less guilty … Continue reading

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All About the Bag

Someone stealing your purse.  Doesn’t it seem like the oldest cliché? This unoriginal type of attack can certainly happen on all corners of the earth to purse carriers young and old.  In Buenos Aires however, I would take extra precautions … Continue reading

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