Two hours away from civilisation. Completely offline to any electronic device. No contact with any human being.
All this for three days.
After doing it, you realise that its truly great to take this kind of experience from time to time. Even though when you re-connect to the internet and you see the mail inbox with 50 notifications and 20 unread Facebook messages, you enjoy a great time with the people that you travel with, which you get to interact completely with them because you do not have a phone to speak to others.
By doing this, yo do connect more to them and you get the chance to think deeply about some really weird thoughts one would have never though in Lima.
Here some examples:
1. Is the accelerator pedal in the car really an accelerator?
Here I got to apply my knowledge I learned in my physics class about the relationship in graphs of acceleration and velocity. They tell you that if acceleration is constant, velocity keeps increasing. In the other hand, at least in Peru, people refer to the pedal in which you increase the speed of the car as the accelerator, as if it were to control the acceleration. So I thought: if you press the pedal at the same intensity, the car maintains at the same speed. This means it controls velocity not acceleration. Crazy. Everybody is wrong, and maybe just because they haven't experienced yet a weekend off.
2. About 40 years ago, when someone went to school, you had a group of peers. From that group, one analyzed every individual and because of interests and behavior, one said: I won't become friends of x, y and z. Now, its completely different. Instead of saying who can't I become friends with, you seek for those to who you can become friends. Now there is a wider gap in between those small friend groups in between the same school grade.