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My impressions of
Everything seemed cleaner and less busy than BsAs.. The buildings and cars and people didn’t have the grey tinge of all the heavy pollution. There were fewer dogs on the streets, and I did not have to constantly remember to keep my arm tightly over my purse. It was a drastic change of pace as well �" not as much dog poo to look out for on the sidewalks, the people on the streets were in a hurry (as it is in every city) but at a speed that didn’t make me nervous.
surprised me the most was the architecture of the buildings in the city
as well as the number of American franchises that were scattered
throughout downtown. A few of us went on
nightly jogs to tour the city on our own and we were pleasantly
surprised by the beautiful structure of the houses that we ran past. We also noticed the nicely manicured lawns and the well-groomed pets. There is obvious evidence that
differences of the density of the population were also evident: in
BsAs, you are in constant danger of running another pedestrian off of
the tight sidewalks into the busy streets.