Back to the beginning

Here we are again, back on the European soil. Thousands of miles and 50 books later, and 10 kilos lighter:)

Last friday we flew to Helsinki, where the whole adventure started 8 months ago. My family took good care of us scruffy travelers - picked us up from the airport, cooked a great meal and heated the sauna. As I petted the dog everything felt a bit unreal - is it true that our days with diarrhea really are over?

Libor flew to Czech Republic on sunday and ever since we both have been concentrating on our native cuisines, which we often missed during the travels. Slowly we are also moving on to job hunting and decisions on where we might live in the future. Any suggestions?

Earlier I thought that we would be able to summarize the trip into one intellectual sentence that would make violins play and mothers cry. However, it doesn't seem that we have thoroughly changed or that we have learned something dramatically life-altering, so let's forget about intellectual sentences. It was great and we are happy we went.

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Wondering Around Buenos Aires

As our trip was inevitably nearing the end, for the last few days we chose to stay in Buenos Aires and explore this big metropolis. Our first stop was the Museum of modern latinamerican art in Recoleta, better known in Buenos Aires as MALBA. As the name suggests, the museum is very modern insideout, however, looking at some of the paintings or pieces of art, as someone would call them, I can´t keep myself from wondering what goes on in the heads of some of the so called ¨artists¨. Some of the works look like a 2 year old could do a better job if he/she took a stab at it and others have the constant resemblance of something found on a garbage pile. If this is where our art is going, we are in deep shit.:). If anything else, you get a good laugh at the museum, so I´d recommend it.

Weekends in Buenos Aires belong to local fairs and the always entertaining street performers. On Saturday, there is an intriguing arts and crafts fair right in front of the famous Recoleta cemetery. On Sunday, there is a unique arts and antique fair on the Defense street in San Telmo where you can make your day by munching down on some great empañadas off the street sellers and flushing them with cool liter of Quilmes.

Another place we paid a visit was the local Planetario in Palermo. The night sky show is very good, however, I wouldn´t recommend it if you are not very proficient in the Spanish language. We couldn´t make much out of the commentary:). The Holocaust museum in Recoleta is on the other hand very well documented with a guide written in English. It is the only museum of this sort in South America and it gives its visitors a good view in to the life of Jewish communities during the war and also how it affected Argentina. There are also on display the falsified documents of Adolf Eichmann who was one of the mastermind in the Jewish extermination during the world war. He was luckily captured by the Israeli folks after living normal life in Argentina for a few years and put to trial and hanged.

During our stay in Argentina we couldn´t escape the famous Parillada in one of the local restaurants. The meat lovers special consists of pretty much anything and everything that can be harvested from cows starting from glands, kidneys, blood sausages to tender steaks. Though Jenni started off as being very hungry and interested, it slowly dwindled out as she explored the grill. Thus salad became the food of choice. However, I have to say that the tripe was probably the least favorite, but the glands were a very pleasant surprise especially if dipped into the hot chimichurri sauce. Well that is about it from our travels, tomorrow we are off back to Europe to attempt to reunite with the everyday hussle and bussle of life.