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Buenos Aires Bad Story

Rigged Meters and Fake Money

By | September 8, 2011 | 2 comments

Victim: Danny Lynch Culprit: Dishonest Taxi Driver Approximate Location: The Gringo Taxi Route of Buenos Aires The skinny: In my opinion the most stressful and difficult part of traveling is arriving. When I say this I am not referring to hopping in your Prius and arriving at your grandparents place in Palm Springs. I am […]

Safety, Crime & Safety

Buenos Aires Tourist Scams and Crime

By | December 17, 2010 | 13 comments

Petty Crime in Buenos Aires and Techniques for Avoiding It. Be Aware, not Scared Yes, it’s true. Like any big city, Buenos Aires has its fair share of thieves (ladrones), punks (pendejos) and silk tongue sweet talkers (chamuyeros) looking for opportunities to take advantage of the unsuspecting traveler, tourist or local alike. Overall, Buenos Aires […]