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The return of the dog

The custom of own that becomes the hindrance of others. On the back of the dog, the Malargüines walk in their car at a man's pace.

As we are

Malargüe is the southernmost department of Mendoza. Its hometown, which bears the same name, is 352 kilometers from the City of Mendoza. It is a very cold village in winter, where the coldest temperatures in the country are generated on multiple occasions . In turn, in summer, it is usually hot. It offers a lot of tourist activities, which will be duly described on this site. However, today we are dealing with a very special phenomenon: the return of the dog.

It is given on Sunday afternoons. When the sun leaves us and the night goes over the sky. At that time, the average tourist, who spent the whole day of excursion in the Cave of the Witches or in the Castles of Pincheira, is ready to go for a walk through the city and, perhaps, sit down and eat something. He gets out in his car, takes San Martin Street and there's a very long line. “It will be the traffic light...”, one thinks . “There must have been an accident,” concludes another.

Literally, the tail advances at a man's pace. At that time, the driver warns that there is only a row in the lane he is on, on the right of the street. Then wait for the moment, it opens up and starts to overtake. And, to your surprise, the tail stretches for 2, 3 or 4 blocks. Until he gets to the car that heads the entourage. There's no accident, there's no traffic light, there's nothing to force him to slow down. That's when the tourist discovers that all those vehicles are turning around the dog.

Lon the back of the dog

It is not known where the name came from, but it is a classic Malargüe. Neighbors leave in their cars, alone or accompanied. They reach the main street and slow down, look out the window, some seek to be observed. It's the weekend plan. Going out to observe what they see every day, but with the lenses and optics that is the melancholy of one Sunday afternoon.

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Publication Date: 07/06/2020

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