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Hmmm... let me address this instead of the author, since I was the one to suggest the title, including the "far, far away" part. I get your point and it's not like the Solomons are in the middle of the ocean, thousands of miles away from their next neighbor. But they are, indeed, quite geographically isolated from important economic markets, as this report ( explains, and this impacts development and overcoming the disadvantages associated with this is critical for long-term growth and poverty reduction. That wasn't the focus of this post, however, but how community-driven development projects also face additional obstacles from this geographic disadvantage. And in this particular post, the author is writing about a specific place in the Solomons where you have to travel an hour by boat just to get to a telephone... That's remote in my view. Cheers, -- Claudia (blog administrator)