Buenos Aires Warnings and Dangers

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    Traffic! When you're walking...

    by travelmad478 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Traffic! When you're walking down the crowded streets in the neighborhoods east and west of Av. 9 de Julio, everything seems organized and developed until you notice one thing: there are no traffic lights or stop signs at most of the intersections. This makes navigating crossings (either on foot or in a car) a tricky and dangerous business. Keep your eyes open!

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    Beware when taking money out...

    by mannymiami Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Beware when taking money out of a bank. Because of the economical crisis in Argentina there are daily protest of people that have deposited dollars in not only national banks but international banks as well and these banks have kept there dollars and now Argentines will only get back there money in pesos. Another thing I feel safer bringing cash with me then taking out cash from an ATM machine. One day I took out cash from a Citibank ATM and I never got back a reciept, so I decided to complain about this problem and all they told me was that there was nothing that they could do for me. As an American I am ashame of how this American Bank has treaded there Argentine clientel!!!

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    Be careful in la Boca. A day...

    by lukec Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be careful in la Boca. A day before we went there 2 girls from our hostel were mugged in one of the backstreets around Caminito. Don't flash your cameras or wallets and preferrably stick to the touristy areas which are more crowded.

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    When you get to the Ezeiza...

    by hsm Written Aug 24, 2002

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    When you get to the Ezeiza Airport, you MUST take an official taxi to your hotel,downtown. The cost is about 40-45 pesos (U.S. $). With the downturn in the Argentinian economy, there are a lot of shady characters running taxis that will offer you cheap prices. So, make sure that you go to the proper taxi booths at the airport.

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  • like i said, buenos aires is a...

    by fortur Written Aug 24, 2002

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    like i said, buenos aires is a big city.. buses, subways and trains are fine.. (you just have to be smart in this last one).. the problem there are cabs... do not take a cab at night by yourself...if you are with somebody better, but if you can find another way to go to where you want.. do it so. They have something called Remis, what is a kind of cab that you call one company and get one.. they are more safe and sometimes even more cheap.. the good thing about buenos aires is that you can almost go anywhere by bus, any time without any trouble.

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    Mind your Pockets!

    by lolitajane Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Be careful while travelling by bus or tube, watch for pickpockets and try not to walk over dark areas at night. The most dangerous neighbourhoods, particularly at night, are: Once, La Boca, Retiro, and ConstituciĆ³n. Try to avoid being there at night...

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  • Be careful when taking a taxi!...

    by ptambu Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be careful when taking a taxi! Lots of robberies have occured. I advise you to hire a cab instead, or call a radio-taxi from you hotel: that will be very safe. You can also take the subway instead: the subway system is very good, although very hot during summer.

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    AT THE AIRPORT DONT TAKE A...

    by Malinduli Written Sep 11, 2002

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    AT THE AIRPORT DONT TAKE A CAP
    THEY ARE DANGEROUS,
    GO TO MANUEL TIENDA LEON
    THEY WILL TAKE YOU DOWNTOWN
    AND THEY HAVE AUTHORIZED TAXIS

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    There is no dangerbut you...

    by Gucho Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is no danger
    but you should be careful
    with drunk people, don't fight, and
    be careful with thieves.

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    ELECTRICITY...220 volts so you...

    by lolita2002 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    ELECTRICITY...220 volts so you will need an adapter to run electric razors, hair dryers from the United States.

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    These days taxis can be...

    by si04530 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    These days taxis can be dangerous ... always ask for a REMISE, much safer!!!!!!! .......... the picture is of the Plaza 25 de Mayo in front of the Presidential palace (casa rosada)

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    There are some thieves and you...

    by surfboy Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are some thieves and you have to be careful, this city is over of good people and bad people.
    In the center of the city be careful because there is so much people and there is thieves too.

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  • I think it's a safe city, but...

    by mickle229 Written Aug 25, 2002

    I think it's a safe city, but be aware: Locals often drive without headlights on! I'm not sure, but I think the rationale is something like: 'If I can see you, you can see me'

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    don't be here(where i'm in...

    by franar Written Aug 25, 2002

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    don't be here(where i'm in photo) if you a tourist or not have something to make big noise!!!
    pd
    or if argentina has a new president!

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    Some areas of the city are a...

    by jnyvegas Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Some areas of the city are a little dangerous, but for the most part aside from the bank lines and some rioting the city seems pretty safe.

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