MV,From the outside looking in (haven't been yet) here is why Argentina fascinates me more than other countries:
1. Architecture/Landscape of the city (BsAs)
2. The food (outside of maybe Mexican food this is my favorite cuisine, plenty of good places in Florida)
4. Nightlife, very active city
5. Cultural similarities (and language)
6. Obviously easier to travel to when prices are cheaper like now compared to some other years in the past
7. European roots- my GF has family from Italy and it's really cool to see how similar the importance of family/friends is in Buenos Aires. I feel like we lack that togetherness in places like the US and UK
I simply like Argentina, I feel comfortable in Argentina, it feels like home to me.
(I have never had this feeling while in other countries ... and I have been in a few.)
At this point in my life, I am no longer near the area where I was born and grew up. I haven't lived there for a long time. Yet whenever I return to the place of my youth, I am ultra comfortable within moments of arriving, even though I no longer live there.
Well, that is the same feeling I receive when I am in Argentina. In moments, I am home. That feeling to me is special and worth just about any trade off or sacrifice I can make to feel so good and so happy.
I simply don't care what the economy and politics are in Argentina and I don't care what the cost of living is either.
Granted, I don't have to slug it out and work in Argentina, but I think it would all be worth it to me if I had to.
Bottom line, it is a matter of how I feel, not about money.
You are young, life is too short, I urge you to not compromise for anything less than what makes you happy.
There is always a way, there is always a solution. Sometimes you need to work harder, sometimes you need to sacrifice, but never not be happy.