Dominican Republic- "Siaha loves to make a big production of shaking down a few coconuts, cutting them open just at their very tops with a massive swing of his giant machete. Then he pours the juice into a container of ice, before filling our glasses. Siaha has electricity in his home, even though his house is a very modest structure. We always sit outside in an open-air, thatched shelter with a white sand floor—cool sand. Here, we all sip our iced coconut ducee in the shade."