Buenos Aires is a great city for walking. From La Boca to Palermo you may have amazing walks.
Before your Buenos Aires visit, watch out for Accidental spills AKA the “Mustard Scam” or “Bird Poop Scam in Buenos Aires. Mustard, ketchup, ice cream, bird poop, paint or any other substance that a stranger may “accidentally” spill on you…”keep your head in the game”. Yes, I know this sounds a little ridiculous, but it’s a common and innocent enough looking technique to trick you out of the wallet in your back pocket or your purse sitting down by your feet.
The mustard/ketchup/bird poop scam follows a simple procedure. This is a group effort in which someone, somewhere, is hiding with a liquid substance like mustard or something that resembles bird poop. As you walk past, thief #1 squirts said substance on you. A seemingly friendly passerby or couple (thief #2 and #3) comes to your aid by miraculously having a bottle of water, some napkins and some serious stain removal knowledge. In the midst of the laughter/panic/confusion due to the embarrassing stain and all of the rubbing and wiping (let’s keep it clean here) they pick pocket you, or the partner in crime comes past and swipes your bag. Sometimes, they even offer to take you around a corner where there might be a faucet to clean up with. Don’t go. If something all of a sudden spills or gets squirted on you you’re better off walking into the nearest restaurant and taking care of it yourself.
This is getting more and more common. Read the rest in this blog.
Are you a steak lover ? Great news ! Buenos Aires is famous with its cheap and delicious steaks. They call them “parrilla”.
Fake money is a fact in Buenos Aires. Be careful when you exchange money with taxi drivers. Watch this !