This weekend I was lucky enough to already have a visitor - a friend of mine who lives in Buenos Aires. We spent the whole weekend exploring the city more...although Paula wasn't liking me too much after we had walked a few miles and I was still eager for more.
This was especially a treat for me because I am constantly eager to hear locals' opinions on how they are different than Argentines. I hear "We are not really different" to "They are loud, always cuss, and need attention pointed to themselves" among a few other things.
After this weekend, I can definitely say there is one difference. A difference without any question and one that can stand up to any argument (I think): Uruguayans drink mate; Argentines drink mate, with a lot of sugar.