Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Czeching In: Adventures Beyond Prague Paperback – July 28, 2017
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Humor is found throughout all the pages of this book, and you are likely to not only be entertained but feel you are right there experiencing everything along with this quirky couple.
Along with the “trip-tic” and humor is the casual blending in of Czech history and traditions. This is perhaps what I enjoyed most about the book. In addition to feeling as if I were on location as the Glassner’s travel from village to village, I am getting educated in an enjoyable way about what can sometimes be a complex history of the Czech nation.
Amongst the many different childhood reflections, Lenka recalls one difficult chapter of that history when she remembers Czechoslovakia under communist rule. She compares today’s Czech culture with what it was like then.
You get directly involved with the culture and especially the traditions when Leničko (Lenka’s Dad’s pet name for her) spends time with her parents in Moravia. You will learn to love them and each and every character they encountered on this journey. It is a “real life” story about the real lives of individual people as well as a nation beyond Prague.
Lenka Glassner has put together very enjoyable reading for anyone whether they have Czech connections or not. After having read this, you will feel you had just been there as well as feeling you had just made some new friends.
A beautifully written book.
Communists had no interest in church restorations, so the Olomouc towers stayed silent, some for nearly a century. The sound of a church bell is like a clear voice of a brave messenger calling people together to rejoice and to grieve. … I remember times when even a small crowd gave police reason to intimidate citizens by asking for identifications. Just recently, thanks to donations, new bells … found their ways back to the towers.
I stroked the cool bronze bell with my fingers, looked out over the town’s pointy red roofs, then up towards the fluffy white clouds, and made a wish: Don’t let anyone silence you again.
I am so glad this author, too, would not be silenced. Each delicious chapter left me craving more – more of this rich land that is the Czech Republic, and more of Lenka Glasner’s delectable take on the world. Write more, please!