Even tough I always consider myself to be quite adaptable, I did had a bit of a culture shock here, mostly because people expect you to know their culture straight away. It was until my cousin gave me this book called "Watching the English" by Kate Fox that I started understanding things like the "Invisible q at the Bar" or the obsession with weather in England.
For anybody that travels to this lovely country I would recommend to read this book because it has opened my eyes to the subtleties of British behavior that otherwise I would have ended up feeling more like a fish outside the water.
Now I can laugh about it because it's been 3 years since I landed here, but the pace of life is a lot slower and building relationships takes triple the time than in Latinamerica. On the other hand, I have noticed that British form steady and long lasting relationships that we don't probably have as much.
So If you want to learn about conversation and behavior codes from humor to pub talk, from home, work and play rules.
The good thing? I have learned to laugh about myself and that sarcasm can be funny if used wisely :)