OK, imagine this....
First of all....you drive.
You are at home now but need to get somewhere you have only been to once or twice.
Would you plan your journey there or just get into the car and drive?
Reckon this method is driven purely by instinct....
Would you imagine your route from your home to the detination, the landmarks and the turnings?
Would you imagine your destination and then map the roads backwards to your home?
Give yourself several moments to think about this and several examples of places.
As for me, I usually break my journey into a few landmarks starting from my my last familiar place from home. From home to the landmark in my mind, I can drive by instinct, usually coz I use the roads every other day. But from the landmark to my destination, I actually map out in my mind the roads I need to take.
Strange as it is, in KL, there are detours sometimes and as soon as I encounter a detour, my mind needs to program a new route before I weave in and out of traffic confidently. Thankfully it takes me only a few minutes to re-route my mind map. I don't want to be labelled as one fo those lady drivers who don't know how to drive after all! :)
That is why I find driving a wee bit tiring sometimes....
But generally I love landmarks and finding my way around. I love looking at maps and finding out where this and that place is. I love linking roads together and mapping them in my mind. I generally believe I have a good sense of direction.
Do you find driving tiring? Would you rather be driven? How does your mind work?