8 – Becharovka and Slivovice

After our tour of house 191 and the orchard in Oldřiš, we were invited into Jacka and Jindrich’s home.

Being a cold day, they offered coffee and a shot of Becherovka, famous in Czechia.

That went so well that Jindrich insisted we try his homemade slivovice. People take their plums to a distillery, who distill the plum brandy and return your own slivovice.

In Czechia, it’s rude to not accept someone’s hospitality, so…

Then Jindrich offered that surely we must want a sausage. We declined.

I excused myself to get some KC shirts from the car for gifts. With that, Jacka appeared with a bottle of their homemade slivovice for us.

On our way to the car, Cathy stopped at house 191 again. She stepped inside.

Mark:  Cathy.  What are you doing?  

Cathy: Just give me a minute.

Joseph:  Katerina

Cathy: Grandpa?


Joseph: Yes, Katerina. We've been waiting for you. We're all here.
Josephine and me
Frantiska and Joseph
Terezie and Ferdinand

Cathy: I can't believe it. How did you know I was coming?

Joseph: We've been watching over you for a long time. We know.

Ferdinand: We want you to go to Pustá Rybná, where we're all from.

Terezie: Yes, you'll meet the rest of the family there.

Frantiska: Now hurry along, Katka. Don't mention this to anyone.

Josephine: And come visit me in Kansas.

Cathy: OK. Goodbye. So glad I got to meet you all.

Mark:  What was that all about?

Cathy: Oh, nothing.

As we drove away from Oldřiš, I noticed that our bottle of slivovice had been opened.


2 thoughts on “8 – Becharovka and Slivovice

  1. Daniel Wanless January 24, 2022 / 2:45 pm

    Ah, Becherovka and slivovice are fantastic. Did you get a chance to try hruška? It is made from pears and is also excellent.


    • Mark Jarvis January 24, 2022 / 9:11 pm

      I think if we’d stayed any longer, our hosts would have probably produced some hruška to try. As it was, they sent us along with a bottle of their homemade slivovice.


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