When you live along the U.S.-Mexico border, you’re used to EXTREMES. The heat, the traffic, THE HEAT. It would probably break the average person, but YOU? No sweat. Did we say it’s hot? Here’s a little peek into border life.
Your phone company always thinks you’re in Mexico.
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Welcome abroad?! I’m home.
You’re either burning alive from the heat…
— rekt (@alina_413) June 23, 2014
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…or suffocating from the humidity…
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…or dealing with floods.
— Txrzel⚾️ (@rmarie717) October 22, 2014
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Oh, and of course there’s random snow after a day of sunshine.
Its SNOWING in NOGALES :0 pic.twitter.com/AGEFIkA4
— C✌ (@celeste389) February 20, 2013
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You spend a lot of time stuck in border patrol checkpoint traffic.
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— L. A. R. E. D. O. (@MyLaredoTweeps) June 25, 2014
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These posters are everywhere.
— Remex Music Oficial (@Remex_Music) March 29, 2014
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Your English is OK and your is Spanish OK, but neither is GREAT.
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You can spot tourists a mile away.
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Make one wrong turn and you’re a long way from home.
— Tei (@SewerKid) February 18, 2014
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You’re constantly reminded about illegal immigration.
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This type of graffiti doesn’t surprise you.
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Signs on the road tell you how far you are from Mexico.
— Allison Hotel (@hotelallison) August 11, 2014
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But it’s all worth it because you also get treated to beauty like this.
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