Those flexible Mexican kilometers

It's not apparent at first glance, but these two "Hassle Free Zone" signs in the photo below are actually two-hundred-twenty-two kilometers apart.

I also noticed the remarkable flexibility of the Mexican kilometer on my way to Chichen Itza, where the highway signage indicated that I was actually getting further from my destination as I headed straight for it. 

The signs read: VIADOLLID 60km.  Ten minutes later: VIADOLLID 60km. (still). Another ten minutes of highway and a third sign read: VIADOLLID 72km. The apparent wrinkle in time settled back to normal after that and I arrived in the city in about an hour. No hay problema! You'll get there when you get there!

2 Response to "Those flexible Mexican kilometers"

  1. Charmin Says:

    jajajaja makes me laugh :D

    Seems that we are very familiar with the flexibility, one time (to be honest several times) I almost had to push the car to arrive to the next gas station because of that, and for the same reason some of us have developed obsessive compulsive disorder, now I prefer to re fuel as much as I can in places or highways were I have been for the first time.


  2. Anthony - Motojournalism Says:

    Si es la verdad! I learned that it's a good idea to fill your tank when it's half-empty, you never know where the next gas station will be or if it will be open! This is escpecially true in places like the Baja and the Canadian praries where it can be hundreds of kilometers between gas stations. This advice was given to me as a joke: "Don't pass gas in Baja!" (to pass gas also means to fart!)

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