We’ve just had a major thunder storm, and the electricity went off. For hours. I get power cuts at home, but they are pretty rare. My hosts tell me that it happens here all the time several times a week!
The other thing that is striking is the effort it takes to go and buy anything, be it a loaf of break, some milk, or a beer. Being so far from civilisation means any such trip requires some major pre-planning.
On the plus side, I don’t remember feeling quite so calm and relaxed in a long time.