Me, Myself and Prague : An Unreliable Guide to Bohemia Paperback
Funny, flippant and fabulous travel writing, this is the story of Rachael's year in Prague.
Armed only with a romantic soul, a need to get away from her overbearing family and a 1973 guide to communist Czechoslovakia, Rachael heads off in search of adventure, love and her Bohemian roots.
This hilarious and surprising memoir of hope, courage and friendship is a delightful unreliable guide to Bohemia.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin
- Publication Date: 01/03/2008
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781741148206
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Review by kiwifortyniner
The author at age forty with a need to escape her overbearing family decides to travel to Prague from Australia and live there for a year in order to write the great Australian, maybe meet a handsome Czech guy and search our her roots. But it does not prove that easy at first. She has to grapple with on again off again water, rude check out chicks who never smile and the difficulties of the language itself. But she does cope. She manges to find an interesting group of friends most of them visitors like herself. She takes language classes and she goes to visit her family and in the process in spite of the communication difficulties comes to understand herself and where she has come from a little better. She includes chapters on her experiences hiking in the countryside and taking the waters at Marienbad with an Australian friend. She talks of what life was like for the Czechs under the Communists. At the end of the time she finds that she has created for herself a second home in Prague. She returns to Australia but after only a year there returns to Prague where she still lives. I really enjoyed this book. Like Almost French (for France) and The Promise ( for Italy) this warm and at times funny tale gave me a real insight into the Czech republic and its people.
Review by hethie
Fantastic memoir. I found this novel to be easy to read and very funny. Anyone considering a trip to Prague then I would suggest reading this memoir. I felt like I was right there in Prague with the author. Absolutely loved this book.