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I speak some Spanish... It was helpful. I knew spanish before I went.
It was considerable. I did not try to assimilate. I was anxious to venture out.
I experienced all except the cultural adjustment. I never fully accepted the ways that were so different from U.S.
I was homesick for family and culture. I was depressed and grumpy and bored.
Beauty of area mountains and beaches. Spanish language and music. Colorful.
Delays in acquiring services, internet and repairs in apartment. Dust and heavy air. Interruptions in water and power. Language. Uneven, broken sidewalks.
It does get easier but it will never be the same as back home. Going to a new culture is easier for some people than others. Outgoing folks may have easier time than shyer ones. Being comfortable meeting new people is a big advantage in acclimating.