It is common to point someone or something out with the lips.

Verbal Hondurans are generally friendly, helpful people who like to meet and talk to foreigners to provide directions and other casual conversation.

Family: Honduras is a family-centred, child-friendly society. Families start early in Honduras, so do not be surprised if a 35-year-old has a teenager.

At times, they stand close during conversation, often leaning in to emphasize a point, which can be uncomfortable for Canadians.

When it comes to asking for directions, always ask multiple people as Hondurans make an effort to be kind and helpful but will sometimes provide misguided directions.

Cold fronts, heat waves, drought or the arrival or delay of the rainy season permeate daily conversations. Traffic: Traffic in major cities has become a headache for many.

Talking about traffic is often an ice-breaker since everyone, regardless of class, gender or religion, suffers through the traffic.

The team’s chances to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia as well as regional championships such as the Central American Cup are good starting points.

It is best to avoid discussing the merits of the city-based teams in the national league as loyalties run deep.Asking this question could be considered poor form and off-putting to Hondurans.Avoid talking about partisan politics, such as the Honduran coup of 2009 which still divides families and communities and continues to shape contemporary politics.Similarly, avoid talking about the many difficulties facing Honduras unless it is part of your work.Let Hondurans introduce these topics in their own time.Bad discussion topics include: Work: In Canada, a common first question when meeting someone is, “What do you do?