Santa Rosa De Copan
Col Mejía García, Santa Rosa de Copán 41101, Honduras
Feeding birds in Santa RosaThe word "schedule" is not something to be taken very seriously in most of Central and South America. I was feeling quite lonely as I sat on a bench on a chilly morning waiting for my 7am bus to take me from Santa Rosa de Copan to Tegucigalpa. By 10:30, I was starting to wonder if I had maybe dozed off and missed the bus? By noon, an elderly woman came to sit next to me. She smiled and fed the pigeons from a bowl of grain/corn she had with her. I tried numerous times to ask her about the bus, but never got anywhere. Sensing my exasperation, she handed me a bowl and motioned for me to feed the birds. We spent the next 2 hours, smiling at each other and throwing grain. Finally, the bus arrived at 2:15pm. I have a feeling I would have been quite a bit more agitated had I not spend those 2 hours calmly feeding the pigeons with my companion.