An Easy Weekend In Prague - Saturday AM: Stroll to the Castle District
It's quite nice to head into the city of Prague from the aiport using the metro. The first station you can access is Dejvicka, which was known in Communist times as Leninova after Lenin. There used to be a statue of Lenin in there. I can understand why it was removed along with the name. The tube is relatively new, the first stations came into operation during the 70s, but it has a sort of futurist deco feel about it, with its copper and marble modernism.
The centre of Prague is eminently walkable, so on Saturday I stroll over Charles Bridge from the Old Town Square up to the Castle District. The root takes me back into the centre over Most Legii (another bridge). Perfect for calling in at the wonderful art deco cafeteria Kavarna Slavia for cake and a break from the chill air. Thankfully, as expected, my Cro' Jack cardigan is performing wonderfully. Most pleased with it. With my trusty travel companion, the Lavenham quilted jacket, I'm well prepared for the weather.