Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 2:22 pm: |
My wife, son and I will be in Rosario Argentina this October and would like to find out what to wear?? We live in Los Angeles and dress like young 30 year olds. Will we stick out? What should we be wearing on order to fit in with the locals?
Post Number: 1229
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 3:08 pm: |
Need to know more about what LA 30's attire is about but my guess is that's a perfect fit.
Post Number: 424
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 3:47 pm: |
If you do not speak Spanish you will stick out the first time you speak in English. It has been my experience that that is not a bad thing in Argentina. The people are very friendly and normally go out of their way to be helpful.
Even though LA has four of the top 12 worst road interchanges based on lost hours sitting in traffic in the US the people there tend to dress like most other Americans with a few religious exceptions.
LA 30 is ok. I have eaten lunch at several of the nicest restaurants in Buenos Aires wearing shorts and never got a second glance from anyone. The folks in BsAs are sophisticated enough to figure out who the tourist are and don't seem to resent them at all.
You are on vacation, dress the part and you will be fine.
Roberto and I have been talking about a get together of posters here in October but we both have issues that may preclude that.
If we do you are welcome to join us for whatever we plan.
Good luck. You are going to love Argentina
One word of advice, even though it is not an island, sometimes it seems Argentines are living on island time. But what the heck, everytime I go to a fast food drive through here in Florida I think they are working on island time as well.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 5:29 pm: |
Hey guys thanks, I just had heard that tourists sometimes are singled out and hassled with by locals. my aunt who lives in argentina was dragged about 10 meters from a guy that tried to steal her purse from a moving vehicle about 5 years ago. since i'm tking our 1 year old, i want to avoid anything like that.
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 5:58 pm: |
Dear Bend Over:
Having lived here as an expat in BA forever and traveled extensively throughout South America, (and never have had a security problem)I would argue you are safer as a foreigner than an Argentine. If you should be so unlucky (they dont target tourists) once the criminal realizes you have the power of an embassy behind you when dealing with the police, they will be much less likely to pursue you as a victim. As to the experience relayed to you, that is an outlyer. Travel to urban areas is always an adventure, you need to decide what risk level you are willing to take to experience the rich life of a Latin city.
As to clothes, be yourself. There are no cultural taboos, certainly revealing cleavage and bellies is not a problem here.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 6:13 pm: |
Elina, most petty street criminals don't understand embassiews, etc, in my opinion from what I have seen, but maybe you have a point. I do agree that tourists seem to get it less than the locals, as far as street crime, but perhaps that's directly relational with the amount of time the person is "in town" and the odds. What does seem to stick out , as mentioned by someone else here, are brighter clothes.
Post Number: 425
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 8:05 pm: |
Hello elina and welcome if I already haven't welcomed you.
One question, isn't "forever"...uh..like a relly long time.
So elina, you think that when someone is desperate for his family who need food, they will stop and think, hmmm, if i steal from this person will I cause a war or something. I am going out on a limb and saying, probably not.
You close well with the admonition of warning of using common sense. Of course one has to have it to use it.
For getting information from reliable sources is a good thing so anyone who does it certainly is showing common sense.
And I like cleavage and bellies.
and again, welcome
Post Number: 426
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 8:14 pm: |
I actually don't understand embassiews either.
I hate that when I hit the wrong key as in w and .
Don't we all.
And is spite of what the little face above portrays, I am just smiling, really.
You know, here lately I seem to have not been using proper grammer and punctuation.
Life is good.
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 - 8:44 pm: |
I have lived here on and off for 20 years (more on). And with that experience I know that most of the petty crimes like street robbery and such are not perpetrated by villa dwellers looking for food for their families (they tends to recycle your paper garbage or beg at your door). These thieves are mostly part of a semi organized syndicate run by "entrepreneurs" or even police sanctioned and that is why I say they don't want tourists. What is becoming a new problem is crime relative to "Paco" or crack and obviously they are not profiling their victims.
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 9:47 am: |
Dress if you was in Spain..
PS. LA so differnt from the rest of the world .. jajaj