After a year and a half living in Peru, I've put together a short list of stuff I STILL haven't gotten used to:
1. Getting toilet paper before entering the bathroom. Typically, it's outside in the open area or even in the hallway. When will I learn?!?!?
2. Boarding a bus in motion. I just can't get the hang of it.
3. The huge loads people carry on their backs, bikes, and motorcycles. I just recommend not getting in front of one of those motorcycles, because I REALLY don't think the brakes were made with that load in mind.
4. Peruvian hair - Women commonly have hair down to their waists and below. And it's not mistreated or ugly. It's just really good hair.
5. Peruvian butts - We have some curvy people here, to put it mildly. Fortunately, I think my daighter has inherited both the hair and the butt of her father's people.
6. All that huggy/ kissie crap. Yeah, we have that in the USA too with our large Hispanic population. But here's the verdict: I'll never get used to it.
7. "Tu" or "Usted." For as many years as I might speak Spanish, I think I'll never understand.
8. The persistent disdain for traffic lanes, direction of traffic, and the boundary for the side of the road. Here, everything is (imagined to be) flexible. Last week I saw two additional lanes of traffic spring up on the side of a road before a busy intersection. Yeah, people, that doesn't actually help you get through faster.
9. The variety of bananas. Yesterday I saw some small red ones. Then there are the "platanos de ls isla" that proportedly have no fat. Platano manzana that must be a hybrid between an apple and a banana, with several types of plantains, and of course, the regular bananas. Yum yum!