It has taken me about 2 months to really settle in, which is very normal from what I have read about culture shock. People are very helpful, even on the street, for example if you are lost or when you are shopping if you can’t find something. My favorite aspect is how much there is to see!! I don’t think even after being here a year I will get to see it all. Also, just learning so much about another culture is really cool. The food is also super yummy AND cheap?.a bonus!! -January 2006