In general, Buenos Aires is a safe place to visit. It’s true that petty robberies and scams can be common in areas of the city, but the rate of violent crimes here is much less than that of most major cities. For example, the murder rate here is about one-tenth that of Washington D.C.* With […]
The balcony of my apartment overlooks one of the busiest streets in Buenos Aires. On any given day, I watch as colectivos noisily navigate the crowded street, as passersby scurry on their way to appointments they are likely running late for, and as dog owners allow their beloved pets to soil the sidewalks. Unfortunately, I’ve […]
What to do in an emergency in Buenos Aires. Telephone numbers for ambulances, police, firefighters, embassies, credit card companies.