Safety true story in Buenos Aires
Well, considering all the questions regarding safety while travelling I'll just add my two cents: look out for your stuff and be street smart. And sometimes, well, shit happens, and there's not much we can do about it...
Take one of the Bush's twins for example... the eldest had been in Argentina for about a month, and then the younger sister came to visit her... this was in December. On the youngest twin's FIRST NIGHT in Buenos Aires, while she was having dinner with a group of friends in the Palermo neigbourhood she got her purse stolen , secret service and everything.
And then EVERY SINGLE news paper knew they were here... and that meant a lot of media coverage and all that stuff.
Moral of the story
: not even the secret service can save you from muggings!! And considering *most* of us don't count with their service, just be smart
, be aware of your suroundings, don't leave your stuff unattended: have your purse on your lap, or lace your backpack to the chair or your foot and you'll be just fine!
Been to: Argentina, Chile, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt. Greece, Turkey, England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, USA, Mexico, Spain, Monaco, Czech Republic, Ireland and Uruguay.
Next trip: Still pondering the possibilities for January 2009... * OH THE MYSTERY!! *
The travel bug is insatiable