As I posted before I went, I did indeed have two weeks in September 2010, entirely free from phone, cars, internet, texting etc. I didn’t see any news or see more than a handful of people and mainly just inhaled the Sierra Nevada mountains, south of Granada in Spain. I strongly recommend this as a tonic and retreat from the world from time to time. Apart from anything else, it really helped me re-frame some personal conflicts.
As a result, I am planning to limit my internet/email time each day in future, and also to have one day a week and maybe one week a month entirely off line. Hmm…I will report back.