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Mexican road signs interpreted

Traveling the roads of Mexico can sometimes be intimidating for those not used to such a trial, partly because Mexican traffic signs and road connections are quite different from those north of the border.

There are no north-south-east-west signs and some roads are identified with two different number signs, one local and one federal, all of which will render a two hour drive into 6, most of which is searching for U-turns (which are usually 8 kilometers beyond your missed ramp – that’s 16 kilometers back to your mistake). To give you a slight heads-up on what to expect on the streets of Mexico, I’m going to share with you a few of the traffic signs that I encountered on my journey across the border from Jalisco to Queretero.


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