Things are different here. Language, smells, gestures, driving, and yes, even the milk is different. For starters, it tastes a little thin...and milk comes in a box. Yes, a box. What gets me is that it's not refrigerated until after it's opened. Mi familia buys about eight boxes of milk at a time, and when one runs out they just grab a new one from under the cupboard. And today was the first time I've ever noticed the expiration dates on the milk. Today is October 19, and the both chocolate and white milk expire in MARCH 2010. Wha!?! Ja, en serio. I don't think that's normal. I usually don't even drink milk, but mi padre noticed this and made me promise to drink a little milk every day so I don't have flacan (skinny) children. Humm. Let's just say that I'll be keeping it at a minimum.