previously, tips 1 &2, and tips 3 & 4 from my reflections on Buenos Aires…
tip #5 visit a market, but be smart and keep valuables close at hand.
Buenos Aires has different neighbourhoods and the weekends (particularly Sundays) are the days when markets are filled with people.
it’s hard to see in the photo, but the sea of people continues to infinity (ok, just seems that way, it’s a pretty long street)
there are markets for food, jewellery, crafts, antiques…the San Telmo market is known for antiques. it was really something. so many knick knacks…
and even a place filled only with dolls (*shudder*).
i met an Irish girl while i was in Brazil who foolishly did not lock her backpack (or wear it on her front) and her wallet got snatched by a smooth criminal (unintentional pun, i swear). like any other big city filled with people, common sense is important but in an unfamiliar city, amp up the safety quotient a couple notches. the necessity of this was unfortunately a reminder more than once on this trip. even so, i personally never had any problems.
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