It is interesting to see the people here. They are not very attractive and most are carrying extra pounds. The locals say it is the soul not the body that counts! Looking around, one has the instant explanation for obesity. White starch everywhere, no fiber. Basically a meat and potatoes society who loves their pastries and chocolate. Even the grocery stores have limited healthy selections. For the breakfast that comes with our hotel, it was 20 types of pastries, white toast, ham, cheese and runny scrambled eggs--yummy! Jean brought her own fiber cereal she found in the grocery store and managed to scrape up the last of the grapefruit! If BA (which is huge) has such limited selections, it will be fascinating to see what the interior of the country has.