There’s more than tango, Maradona, polo, empanadas and asado.
When you’re on a long trip, after the first shy moments, you would probably start to chat with people around you, sharing experiences and travel tips.
The first questions (after the weather, almost every chat with a stranger usually starts with weather complaints) an argentinian will surely ask are: why are you in Argentina and why you choose Argentina as a destination, while looking at you with an inquisitive face like “how did she know where Argentina is?” as if we were talking about the Lost island.
They perfectly know how beautiful the country is and how many interesting things there are (as they will usually point out later, from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia or Iguazù) but they still consider a bit strange when someone faces such a long trip to go there! I don’t think an italian would ever ask you why are you visiting Italy…we already know it!