Travel: Miles worse

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The Independent Travel
IN RESPONSE to Dick Sisman's 'overhearings' (Independent Traveller, 23 April), Richard Blythe, of Essex, recalls a television travel programme where 'a remarkable lady logician' warned of the frustration awaiting drivers on holiday in France.

'She complained (as nearly as I can remember what she said verbatim): 'If, say, your car does 40 to the gallon - well, their kilo-milo-mometers are shorter than our miles, so you don't get your mileage.' A case of distance not lending enchantment to the view, I think.'