-SNOW. And how it turns to a sheet of ice after being walked on.
-Food. So much food. Including vegan food.
-block after block of identical (but colorful) houses.
-a vastly undersized rapid transit system for its age and breadth. I’d rather walk.l most places.
-one can walk a few blocks from a beautiful public square and find crumbling office buildings on a busy downtown street.
-Strangers talk to you, all the time.
-people generally wear more fashionable footwear than hiking boots in the winter.
-every building in center city is beautifully ornate, and every street teeming with pedestrians.
-Weird shops plunked on residential side streets seemingly at random, like the two Ethiopian restaurants and radio repair shop next to where I’m staying.
The awkward moment when you consider buying cupcakes for your girlfriend on valentine’s day, and then remember she works at the cupcake shop.