The first time I visited Prague was in 1991. The city was like a princess who had just been kissed awake and was still a bit foggy about what happened. People still had to get used to the new situation. I remember there were oranges displayed in shop windows, decorated with christmas decorations. People stopped in front of the shop windows to look at the oranges, but nobody could afford to buy them.
Now, in 2016, the situation was completely different. Hordes of tourists taking over the city. Great facilities. Still displaying the grandeur that attracted me in the first place. This time I visited not as a student, but as a digital nomad. I stayed in a cute Airbnb studio in Vinohrady: the old vineyard area in Prague 2, where many expats live. Walking distance from the city center and major sites. It was nice to stay in a residential area.