I just got back from 2 weeks in Peru on what was, essentially, my first international trip. Wow!
I found a few things the Peruvians did a little odd…
– In Peru, toilet paper can’t go in the toilet. I suppose that’s why they call it “papel higienico” instead.
– I never saw a single kleenex while I was there. Perhaps Peruvian noses never run.
– The doors to buildings are always open – with no air conditioning to keep in, there’s no reason for them.
– If you don’t ask for the check at the restaurant, you’ll never get it.
– Getting on an airplane is a Kodak moment. I was on a plane about every 2 days during my trip, and every single time some member of the family was having their picture made in front of the plane… or in the jet bridge.
– In the US, people disembark airplanes row by row. In Peru, people treat the main aisle of the plane like a highway: the people already there have right of way, and people who had the window seat have to put on their blinker and wait for an opening.