Normally, I am dedicated to eating only the local food wherever I might be. However, Ron, one of the other students from the school had suggested we break from routine and head to the only pizza joint in the town of Copan Ruinas, Honduras, Jim’s Pizza. Really glad we did. We were the only customers there. Jim is a heavy set ex-pat who drinks beer and watches tv from the restaurant. Here is a photo of he and I. He is the one on the right.
Jim is one of those guys that is your immediate friend. He entertained us for two hours and told us everything we wanted to know about Honduras, and then some. He had been here for around 5 years. Turns out his family used to be from Tulsa, so we really hit it off. I got the complete inside scoop about everything going on in town. All the good dirt.
The pizza wasn’t bad, but the conversation was priceless. You could not buy that type of chatter anyplace in the world. It was a great two hours and I was asleep by 9 p.m.