– The construction across the street. The jack-hammering at 7 in the morning is getting very old. There is a ton of construction everywhere. A person couldn’t walk two or three blocks without encountering some kind of construction (although this varies by neighborhood).
– Uneven sidewalks. They are out to kill people, or at least embarrass them.
– The air quality. One of the main ways to heat homes here is via fireplace, hence lots of soot in the air. Also, no regulations on vehicle emissions doesn’t help.
– Trash on the beach. Although, city workers usually do a thorough cleaning of all the beaches once a month or so.
– Dog poo on the sidewalks. People in some neighborhoods seem to pick up after their pets while others do not. Regardless, there ends up being poo everywhere.
– The high electricity bills.
– High prices for imported goods. Its a little ridiculous having to pay $40 US for a pair of insoles for my shoes, although much cheaper than buying a new pair altogether.
– Olives. They put olives in everything here.
– No right of way as a pedestrian. It makes crossing the street seem very adventurous at times.
– Waiting forever in the check-out line at the supermarket. There are some down sides to such a laid back attitude.