Here are a few interesting things about some differences here in Peru than in our homeland of America!
There is not peanut butter.
Milk comes in a container like a large juice box in an unrefrigerated aisle. (Refrigerate after opening of course)
They have purple corn, which they use for all sorts of things. I do not like purple corn but I tried it. Once as a drink- which is very common, once as a jelly- very thick jelly lots of corn starch they consistency made me gag and gave me chills, and once as a spread in the middle of a dessert. I do not like purple corn I do not like it Sam I am.
You can get a beautiful arrangement of flowers at the open market that would be $40 or $50 in the US, but is S/ 10- which is not even five dollars here.
People drive how ever they feel like.
The orphanage is built on an old trash dump.
The city I am in has no grass, only sand and dirt. Very few trees and the ones that are here are very small.
There are no tortillas :(
The doors are strange you have to have a key to open them, or be let in from the inside.
You park your car on the sidewalks in big cities.
They love High School Musical still, and Justin Bieber.
Mayonnaise is used on all sorts of things, and it is a different consistency than in America, almost a complete liquid, interesting but it works.
School starts at 7:40am and gets out at 1:30, and you don't eat lunch till after school.
In the middle of the afternoon when everyone is most active in America, Peru is not it is time to rest.
It is winter here instead of summer.
A Moto is $.50.
People stare at you is you are tall.
No paper goes in the toilets.
The streets have names on a map but not on the streets- at least as far as I have seen
It is S/ 1 to go out on the pier, but watch your step because the boards are not flush against each other, and they may move, or not even be there anymore. And be careful you don't get blown off.
There is more, but just a few I wanted to share.