I meant to add that the pedestrian crossings are fantastic – several of ´em. The green lights flash when your time is nearly up and cars actually stop at the crossings! I get the sense that, apart from today´s grumpy taxi driver, people are patient. Nice.
There are lots of delightful children too. But one of the most delightful things has been the Spanish preparedness to allow me to speak Spanish even when they know English. They just speak slowly as if to a child and allow me to blunder on. My Canadian flamenco watching friend notes this too.