Villa de Merlo - San Luis (photo: Eduardo Epifanio)
The city of Villa de Merlo has earned the prestige to have the Third Micro Climate in the World. It may sound like a slogan, but it is true and it is good to know why.
"The climate of Merlo is healing", is a phrase we heard repeatedly. The old dwellers of this region used to attribute special features to the climate and they could not understand how the cacti could co-exist with the ferns on the hillsides.
Seeing its large green spaces and its active cultural life unveils more details about the local denizens and their daily life in the city and its surroundings.
We headed for Calle Angosta, which lies next to the today abandoned railway station. That nook inspired musician José Adimanto Zavala a while ago to write the famous cueca he would later sing in the company of Alfredo Alfonso.
We went on an amusing hiking tour around Potrero de los Funes. Among ravines, creeks and cascades, we did not take long to make contact with the peace of the mountain range. The Moneda Falls captivated us with its freshness and its natural sound.
We had read about this place before reaching Potrero. Therefore, we thought it would be interesting to see it. Leaving from the town center, we crossed the ford along which the Potrero River runs and our adventure began at the trail that led us upstream.