Buenos Aires is like any major city, it has problems with pick pockets and minor theft. We were warned numerous times by our hosts at our bed and breakfast to be careful with our camera's and camera bags. I have a small gold chain I wear around my neck all of the time. I was told to keep it hidden inside my shirt collar as gold is a big signal for theft. I was told that silver is very common in Buenos Aires and would cause no problems but gold could be a problem. I was not too concerned as I have been told this about many cities all over the world that I have visited. I was sitting in an ice cream store one afternoon wearing a tee shirt. My necklace was visible from the back of the neckline of the tee shirt. A very nice older lady approached my table. She said politely "I know you are not from my country and I speak very little English. Please cover your chain. Please Please cover your chain. You could be robbed on the street." She was very serious and so were the owners of our bed and breakfast. So I made sure to take their warnings wisely.
We had no problems with pick pockets or theft, but there is always a possibility.
Watch where you are walking in Buenos Aires. There are lots of little gifts on the sidewalks from the many dogs in the city. This tip is not meant to be entirely humorous. We did see a lot of dog droppings on the sidewalks in the neighborhood where we were staying. Its something to be aware of when walking the side streets.
Be extremely cautious when walking around and doing site seeing because the pickpocketers are bloody good. Whilst I was taking this photo they lifted my video camera from my handbag without me feeling or noticing a thing! They are good ........ be warned.
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