Haha yeah from what I remember of Europe (I was born and lived there up until I was 7) is that it was a lot different from here XD;; I'm much more of a fan of how Europe does things over the US though tbh, if I could I'd love to more back there. >':
And ahh that kind of reminds me of when we lived in Brooklyn! It was pretty similar, we had the train station a few blocks down, a buuunch of shops, and yeah. But I thankfully didn't hear much other than neighbors being loud. Boo, apartments Q_Q;;
but yeah I'm not really one to get too down about my life so I didn't mind living in the loud Brooklyn too much, but I do love it much more here *o* more deserted with nothing to do, but in return we get more quietness and emptier buses~
I'd rather be in cheap areas with their individual expensive place for special days XD I'm not a millionaire myself.
And well, out borough was created (or rather, absorbed by the growing city of Madrid) in the 50's, and the city hall didn't start caring about us until the 90's- it even took us another decade of waiting for the works to be completed!
Europe is very different from the US in many aspects, it's worth checking. It's not a completely opposite thing because we have similar foundational morals but yeah.
And I just close the windows! Still hear some noises but at 2 AM-ish they usually are gone. The joys of living near a square full of pubs and playing areas for kids. And three bus lines going through it. And a supermarket in the back. And several shops in the ground-levels in every building in the street. You get used to it after 21 years!
And wow, 40 years haha D8;; But I wonder how things work over there in Spain! I always assume it'd be completely different from here but probably really isn't that much XD;; can't wait to travellll
And ugh, how do you stand the loudness? ;o; I hate loud areas, gets me so frustrated omg. >: This neighborhood is expensive so we really only have quiet people who don't go around freaking out at midnight or anything lmao!
Hahaha yeah, well in Manhattan/the city the buses are better and the trains too but... ;_; the fun definitely wears off after a while XDD;;
Yep we have the underground trains/subway, they're not too bad as far as time is concerned but I never take trains... I'm just unfortunate to live in the forgotten borough of NY with only 450k or so people so we get the short end of the stick when it comes to service. u__u; buut I like it here since it's usually pretty quiet and expensive *o*