If you're asking what you can get out of your trip at the beginning of the week, try a different perspective. What are you bringing to the world? Show it your charms, and it'll reciprocate. Expect a little physical or psychological discomfort around wednesday or thursday, but remember that imperfections are what ultimately make travel meaningful (and may even make the best memories). Your energy and mood from friday through the weekend are terrific for all kinds of explorations and meeting all kinds of people. Sensitivity to the cultural differences opens all kinds of doors too.