Monday, June 27, 2011
¡Que éxito! ...o suerte?
Now that I'm safely at home in Southern California and cannot jinx myself, I would just like to mention that I successfully managed to make it through 4 months in Buenos Aires without being mugged, robbed, or pickpocketed, so HA! No money was stolen, no keys were lost, and my camera and new Blackberry survived the entire trip. Could it be because I kinda look/seem porteña? Dang, I sure hope so! Do I feel slightly superior to the other estadounidenses who were victims of petty crime? ...I shan't answer. But what I will say is that to live in any big city --especially Buenos Aires-- you just have to keep your wits about you. And as less-than-perfectly-sober as I may have gotten, my wits were always there for me, glueing my hand to my purse in the boliche, hiding my phone in the secret pocket of my coat, and walking with purpose as fast as humanly possible until I reached my apartment lobby.