Sometimes even touristy activities can yield interesting finds.
On a Dune buggy tour of rural Dominican Republic, our guide told us about these tables. Concrete on top, but filled with sand for insulation, a local shop owner can keep a fire going all day to cook beans.
For single men living in the rural country side, it doesn’t make sense to spend several hours cooking beans. For a few Dominican pesos every day, the local shop becomes the sensible place for a hot dinner and some rum.