I don’t drive but am fairly confident that, if I did, I would avoid this particular mistake. Even with a GPS…
Flanders News reports the rather amusing/alarming/entertaining case of a Belgian who, wanting to drive to Brussels, programmed her GPS and ended up in Zagreb:
The woman identified by Het Nieuwsblad as the 67-year-old Sabine Moureau told the paper: “I was absent-minded so I kept on putting my foot down.”
Sabine started her journey in Erquelinnes on the morning of last Saturday week. “I was going to pick up my friend in the Brussels North Station” she told the paper.
The journey should have taken just over an hour, but she ended up 1,450 km from her starting point.
Sabine continues her tale: “I switched on the GPS and punched in the address. Then I started out. My GPS seemed a bit wonky. It sent me on several diversions and that’s where it must have gone wrong.”
“I saw tons of different signposts, first in French, later in German, but I kept on driving.”
Sabine had to fill up twice and slept a few hours by the wayside, but claims she never really caught on to the fact that she might be on the wrong track.
“It was only when I ended up in Zagreb that I realised I was no longer in Belgium.”