One of the interesting features in Kodi is setting the country and time zone: Here is a picture tour of where to go.
The other quick hint is that having a remote control might be an issue. To set a web interface add-on as the default web UI, go to System -> Services -> Webserver
and select that add-on for the Default value. Then go to the hostname
(or IP address) of that HTPC+Port number. Note: Some platforms use port
80, which is the assumed port if no port is given in the address. Now you can use a touchpad with a browser or a laptop. Setting up am entry in the local dns will make things easier. I like the fact that the cursor keys work great with the system. Personally I just use an old 600 mhz laptop to be the remote control. Allows you to use the internet if you need to or even just use an editor to take notes.
That's it for now.