Out here it pays to be self sufficient: the nearest town is across the Rupununi river and down a gruelling four-wheel-drive track – about three hours away in the dry season, or about three days away in the wet. There’s no telephone, no mains electricity, no anything really. Except, surprisingly, broadband internet access, in all its glory. With a satellite dish outside the house, and electricity provided by solar panels and a current inverter, DeFreitas is possibly the world’s least likely internet nerd. [via] Link.