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Mexican road signs interpreted for the newly arrived

Tourists are back. And while traveling the roads of Mexico, they may find them sometimes intimidating, confusing but always of semiotic wonder.  

There are no north-south-east-west signs you’d find north of the border 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 six, most of which is searching for U-turns (which are usually six kilometers beyond your missed ramp—that’s 12 kilometers back to your mistake).

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