Kayan women, Northern Thailand - known for the exquisite, incredible brass coils they wear around their necks. They are often called the "long necks" or the "giraffe women" by outsiders and can wear up to 25 coils, which many never take off.
This list is helpful for avoiding culture shock. Culture shock is a huge factor in the difficulty of learning a new language through the acculturation model.
Concepts - Cultural Observation: An Observation of My Experience at La Mexicana
A woman sells fruit in Cartagena's old quarter. I visited Cartegena, Columbia during a Crystal Cruise through the Panama Canal. Will be going on the Panama Canal cruise this November.