It did not take long to realize how different my new neighborhood of L’Eixample, Barcelona is in comparison to my lifelong hometown of Bartlett, Illinois.  Everything was foreign to me; from the warm climate, to the vibrant nightlife, the street walkability, the elaborate recycling system, endless options for public transport, varied languages, bountiful fresh markets, and prolonged meals.  However, the biggest difference between my new and old neighborhoods was found in the emotional connections promoted by the areas during the day and night.

 

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