Tipping at the grocery store and gas station

Kids not in car seats or seatbelts, babies in front seats of cars held only by arms

Not shopping around for the best gas price, because there is only 1 station and 1 price at government-owned PEMEX.

Assuming someone can read

Not drinking from the tap


People smoking in restaurants

No homework at our school.  Our girls are in for a rude awakening when we return to Brookline!


One Response to “Things that require some adjustment”

  1. June Says:

    Hello! I have to comment on this post. We’ve been living in La Manzanilla for 6 weeks and we have yet to have a full week of school. Our son is 5 and in the local kindergarten, 9-12 each day. Friday it rained so no school, today there is a meeting for the teachers that starts at 11 so school was over at 11, Thurday samething meeting at 11, Friday, dia de los muertos so on school! We came from attending an international school in Denver where each classroom had 14 students and 2 teachers and the day was 8:30-3:30 to maybe 12 hours of school a week. It takes some getting use to!

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