Argentina is probably one of the safer countries, probably safer than the U.S. Of course in larger cities there's always people that want to take advantage of tourist such as pick pockets, lousy cab drivers and such. The people are friendly and helpful. Just about nobody speaks english, so it would help to learn some spanish phrases to get you by. Hotel staff and restaurant staff is most likely to speak english, but don't count on it. I never met a cabbie in Argentina that spoke any english. My daughter has been there in various cities for a few weeks. She did a travel website, travelingcheapwithcharlie.com and her focus is the single young woman traveling abroad. Also, my cousin's kid, same age, mid-twenties has been to just about every corner of Argentina and has taken public transportation, busses and has felt safe there and has gone back.
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