According to Gizmodo, which cites the Spanish language publication El Mundo, the 67-year-old woman was heading from her home in Belgium to a train station in Brussels, 93 miles north of where she started, to pick up a pal. When she turned on her GPS, it told her to head south — so head south she did.
She headed south with such dedication that she ended up in Zagreb, Croatia, about 900 miles away. D’oh. Perhaps a clue that she was going the wrong way might have blinked on in her brain when she had to stop a few times to get gas, slept in her car on the side of the road or you know, drove 900 miles instead of 90.
As for why she didn’t figure something was funky with her GPS, she just says she wasn’t paying attention.
I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.
Because see, Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Kansas… Get it? We’re sure you do.
As amusing as it might sound, her son was reportedly quite worried about his mother’s whereabouts and alerted the police. Because that’s what you do when your mom takes an unplanned two-day road trip instead of an afternoon drive.