San Carlos de Bariloche: topics
It is customary to smile and say compliments to all the people you meet here. Strangers greet each other in European style, shaking hands and nodding their heads. Friends hug and pat each other on the shoulder. Close friends usually kiss each other on the cheek, regardless of gender. If you prefer to maintain a maximum social distance, it will not be very comfortable for you to talk to local residents. It is common among Argentines to communicate by standing close to each other. If you try to move away, the citizen, on the contrary, will constantly approach. To move away from the interlocutor is to show a reluctance to communicate in the local culture.
Some people call Argentines residents of Manyana. If you hear the word "manyana" in the speech of a resident of San Carlos de Bariloche, then immediately forget about any agreement with him. This word means "tomorrow", "maybe tomorrow", "next week", "maybe next week", "never", and a dozen other options with a strong hint of uncertainty. Non-punctuality is not a disadvantage but an integral part of the character of every self-respecting Argentine here. If you need to agree on something urgent, be sure to specify specific deadlines. But take into account that hardly anyone will comply with them.