I am going to the Andes in September with an adaptive sport group to ski with my husband (who is a paraplegic). After that we are going to BA for a week on our own. We also thought Uruguay would be nice. I wondered if anyone had some advise on traveling safely in these two places. I saw talk of robbers and talk of cameras, but it's hard not to flaunt an expensive wheelchair. Is that really uncommon to steal things like wheelchairs? We get around pretty good, but any place that only has stairs to the entrance is very difficult if not impossible. Thanks! Ruby
I spent a week in Buenos Aires. It is a very modern city in some places, and an old city in some places. Obviously in the older parts of town you might have trouble with stairs.
I actually felt relatively safe in Buenos Aires. There is a lot of poverty, but I had very few people hassel me (I get much more hasseled in North America by pan-handlers).
It`s just as Greg says...in tourist places you won`t have problems, you`ll find ramps. Perhaps in older neighbourhoods you can`t find them, but i am sure people will help you if you ask for.
In Buenos Aires, like any other big city, you won´t have problems if you know were you are going and take care to who you treat.
Should you think I can help you, don`t hesitate in writing me to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please excuse my poor english!
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