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kat

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in the travel books i've read on buenos aires, they have all stated that ba is safe to walk around at night as a single woman (well, there is a warning about boca). anyone heard or experienced differently?
 

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Kat, Just come, have some vino, empanadas, dance a little and enjoy yourself. Safety is something that you would check in any country or city, so do not worry too much about it. A good dose of common sense is all you need in this city to be safe. You would never let your guard down in a big city, so do the same here.
Yes, do not go to La Boca at night.
 

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I have traveled several times to buenos aires by myself & I have never had any problems walking around alone. Just take the same precautions you would in any big city - don't wear expensive jewelry, don't flash a lot of money, don't walk down dark streets by yourself... If you use common sense you'll be fine. And FWIW, I don't look Argentine at all & people know I'm foreign & again, I have never had any problems.
Argentine men do tend to talk to you but it's never threatening - enjoy the admiration:)
 

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"citygirl" said:
I have traveled several times to buenos aires by myself & I have never had any problems walking around alone. Just take the same precautions you would in any big city - don't wear expensive jewelry, don't flash a lot of money, don't walk down dark streets by yourself... If you use common sense you'll be fine. And FWIW, I don't look Argentine at all & people know I'm foreign & again, I have never had any problems.
Argentine men do tend to talk to you but it's never threatening - enjoy the admiration:)
lol its more like the argentine men will enjoy the fact that you enjoy them talking to you. There used to getting the cold shoulder from argentine women.
 

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thanks for the info. i just found out that i could get a prepaid cell phone, which also gives me some sense of security... although calling for the police while speaking in english might be futile... but ah well, i have my "security blanket."
i do wish the "admiration" would stop... i feel like i'm constantly walking by a construction site in the us. i will chalk it up to a cultural experience.
 

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kat,There is a special tourist police. They speak english.
0800-999-5000, 4346-5748Also english speaking general customer service for tourists will listen to you, may be give you some advice and expedite your call properly
0800-999-BUETUR(283887), cell *8283
 

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Mike - lol - the talking I don't mind. It's when there is touching (Italy anyone?!) that I mind... On the whole, I find the men in Argentina fairly innocuous. And the piropos usually make me laugh.. ;)
Kat - a cellphone is a great idea & I'm sure you'll be fine. Good luck!
 

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The guys in the clubs may try and touch, but on the street they'd never dare (they aren't THAT italian ;)
Here's a new one -- I had a guy BARK at me the other night -- yuck! That was a first...
 

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"syngirl" said:
The guys in the clubs may try and touch, but on the street they'd never dare (they aren't THAT italian ;)
Here's a new one -- I had a guy BARK at me the other night -- yuck! That was a first...
WTFFFF I have never heard of anything like that before, lol
 
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