This was one of the two biggest adjustments for me. And I have to say I’m still not adjusted. Why the United States has to be different than the rest of the world and not use the metric system is beyond me because 90% of the time I have NO idea what people are talking about. People say 18:00 instead of 6:00pm. They measure height and distance in meters and kilometers, and weight in grams. I can’t ask anyone how tall they are because their answer will mean nothing to me. People talk about how far away things are and I just stand there staring at them blankly. I’ve had to count on my fingers several times to figure out what time events were at. It’s pretty sad. Not to mention the speed limit sign says 60 on the main road, and when I looked at the speedometer of the guy that drove me to my apartment from the airport it said he was going 110 – not that I have any clue what that means. Another time my host mother was telling me it was going to be 20 degrees today and she sounded a little amazed and a little skeptical about it. And of course I’m sitting there like “is that good? Is that bad?” because I have no idea how much 20 degrees Celsius is. Is that warm? Freezing? No clue… I later found out that 20 is upper 60s, which is quite warm for winter so I now understand her skepticism, but at the time I was completely clueless. Also sizes of things, such as shoes, are different everywhere else in the world too. And obviously the money is different, but I can proudly say that I figured that out in only 2 days. 500 pesos is equal to about 1 US dollar. So the bills are 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000 and 20,000 OR $2, $4, $10, $20, and $40. So at least when I buy things, I have a rough idea how much money I’m spending.