4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

1/12/08

Sarpanch burnt to death by villagers

Read this short article and went straight for the dictionary. You probably know what a sarpanch is. I did not. This guy was raising hell but this is how the locals took care of their sarpanch. By the way a sarpanchni is a sarpanch's assistant.

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  1. Well ya got me with that one, thanks for putting up the Wiki link.
    Those folks don't mess around when they get pissed, obviously.

    I see you are getting lot's of snow. We been getting clobbered out here up in the higher elevations. One of the ski slopes up on MT Hood has 170 inches of base already. Luckily, none down low,. We did have a freak tornado make a pass through locally the other day. It touched down just one mile from where I was at work. Now that was a thunderstorm, I'll tell you.
    First one we have had since 72.
    No injuries or deaths, which is a miracle after seeing the damage.

    Stay warm and dry, winter is just getting started.

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