I quite like Federicos toothless, lecherous grin, and his general air of rascality. I walk with him around town, and he helps me find fruit, eggs, chicken, spaghetti, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, onions, cucumbers, peppers, celery, cabbage, and fresh bread. Kuna loaves resemble mini-baguettes and cost 5 centavos (a US nickel) apiece. The tiny tiendas we stop in are all specialty boutiques: some of them may have only potatoes and plastic buckets, while others limit themselves to eggs, soap and tomatoes. Theyre restocked several times a week from trading boats that motor up from Cartagena, and then return laden with San Blas coconuts.