for Women in Buenos Aires...
Argentina does not have as high a rate of violent
crime as some of its South American neighbors, precautions
are definitely in order, especially in Buenos Aires,
a city of about 12 million people. The current economic
and political crisis has unfortunately led to a
rise in both poverty and crime.
the day, buses and the subway (called the "subte"
by locals) are perfectly safe. Don't ever walk alone
at night, especially in areas such as La Boca and
Retiro that have dicey reputations. Never take taxis
off the street; always call a Radio-taxi (Tel: 4922-9999)
or even better, take a remise car where a driver
will take you to your destination for a fixed rate.
My personal favorite is Remises Hola S.A. 4786-5333,
We did our best to follow all the travellers' safety
rules we'd ever read.
travelers will find men in Argentina slightly more
subdued than those from other Latin American countries.
They are unlikely to squeeze your buttocks or harass
you in public; they will, however, hold you tight
for a tango or yell out "mamacita" to
you from a car window. Just take it in stride and
you'll be fine.