Paraguay ... I just spent a week there in the poorer parts of the city visiting a friend.
A beggar kneeling on the center line of a busy highway
Horses pulling fruit and vegetable carts
A dirty child sleeping on the steps of a major department store
So many mango trees the fruit lies rotting in people's yards
Finding a residence at night by the black and white cow in the yard ("turn right at the cow.")
An insect called the cigara that makes a loud noise like the sound of an alien with it's appendage caught in a spaceship door
Heat so thick you can swim in it
City roads so rutted and uneven, an all terraine vehicle would be the ideal mode of transportation
Open and friendly people: being invited to an asado (cook out) by a couple on a bus ... sharing a bean lunch with a poor widow.
Green, lush vegetation ... like Hawaii without the ocean
Beautiful cotton dresses made of organic cotton with intricate embroidery and crochet
Dogs, dogs and more dogs
Families on motorcycles ... one family of parents and two kids with no helmets and NO LIGHTS driving on a major highway at night
My friend having to take her porch chair in everytime she leaves so it won't get stolen